Takaya Kuroda, Hololive VTubers Send Heartwarming Messages to Kiryu Coco

By Iyane Agossah

June 12, 2021

After Kiryu Coco announced she will be leaving Hololive, Takaya Kuroda, the voice actor of Kiryu Kazuma in the Yakuza series, sent her a message which garnered a lot of attention from her fans – many VTubers are paying tributes to Kaichou as well, and we compiled their tweets below.

Kiryu Coco, like her name suggests, is a huge fan of Sega’s Yakuza series. She shares her birthday with Kiryu too, June 17.

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Yakuza voice actor Takaya Kuroda sends heartwarming message to Kiryu Coco

Takaya Kuroda, the seiyuu of Kazuma Kiryu in the Yakuza series, has a small Twitter presence and doesn’t tweet much, but isn’t afraid to engage with fans and memes. A few months ago Kuroda most notably commented on the meme featuring various photos singing Baka Mitai from Yakuza, made using deepfake AI, saying he’s happy his song became so popular.

After the news of Kiryu Coco’s graduation, Takaya Kuroda sent the VTuber a heartwarming thank you message on Twitter. We translated the tweets below.

Takaya Kuroda: “Kiryu Coco! Thank you for loving Kiryu Kazuma and good luck for your graduation live!”

Kiryu Coco’s reply: “Kazuma Kiryu actually called out to me! I never thought this day would come! I’m so happy, thank you so much!! I’ll do my best till my graduation live and become a legend like you!!!”

VTubers, HololiveEN react to Kiryu Coco graduation

Many other VTubers have been sending tweets of support to Kiryu Coco, or expressed their shock following the graduation news:

Gawr Gura

Takanashi Kiara

Nyatasha Nyanners

Kureiji Ollie

“Hold onto the light! Wishing you nothing but the best!!”

Watson Amelia


Kiryu Coco’s graduation live will be happening on Thursday July 1, at 8 PM JST (click here for a countdown).

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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