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Who is Takanashi Kiara? Tales of Stream VTuber Ambassador Explained

Everything you should know about Takanashi Kiara and her Tales of Arise streams

By Iyane Agossah

July 29, 2021

Takanashi Kiara is about to hold her first stream with Yusuke Tomizawa, producer of Tales of Arise, here’s what you need to know.

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Who is Takanashi Kiara? VTuber explained

Takanashi Kiara is a VTuber from HololiveEN. She debuted in September 2020 as part of the first generation together with Gawr Gura, (who pretty much became the most popular English VTuber ever), Ninomae Ina’nis, Watson Amelia, and Mori Calliope. Seeing Takanashi Kiara speaks Japanese, she also holds talk shows with the Japanese side of Hololve VTubers as guests, such as Houshou Marine.

Takanashi Kiara is an idol and regularly does singing streams alongside the classic content expected out of a Hololive VTuber. Her YouTube channel has over 1,10 million subscribers as of July 2021. In her lore, she’s also an immortal phoenix who’ll always rise from its ashes, and her dream is to own her own fast-food restaurant.

Tales of Arise – Stream VTuber ambassador explained

Takanashi Kiara first announced she became the ambassador for Tales of Arise back on July 3, 2021. Ever since VTubers became a big social phenomenon in Japan and Asia, game studios have been either turning their own popular characters into VTubers, or recruiting some as ambassadors. Houshou Marine and Shirakami Fubuki were the ambassadors for the now-closed Sakura Kakumei for example. This is how you stay in touch with a younger audience, or rope in potential players among VTuber fans.

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Takanashi Kiara is holding a special stream with Yusuke Tomizawa today, with new gameplay coming for Tales of Arise. The stream is happening in a few minutes at 4 PM EST on YouTube. Stay tuned on DualShockers as we’ll soon have the details revealed on the stream live on the site.

Tales of Arise will launch on September 9 in Japan, and September 10 worldwide on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC (Steam).

Character costumes screenshots (update)

Once the interview ended on stream, Takanashi Kiara shared some new screenshots of Tales of Arise, most notably showing some of the bonus costumes for the characters included in the limited edition. You can catch that part of the stream starting the 1:55:00 timestamp.

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Iyane Agossah
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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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