We had the pleasure of talking to Slimantha all about their journey as a Vtuber!
1. What inspired you to become a Vtuber?
I was very heavily inspired by Korone from Hololive!! I love her streams even if I can’t understand them. I hope to be able to make people happy the way that she does.
2. Tell us about your model!
My current model is my second one! I love her very very much. I did the art for her myself, including all of the cutting, which was pretty hard to learn! The rigging artist i worked with is
@ararjey_aquino on twitter. She’s based off of a giant african land snail!
3.What is the best part about being a Vtuber?
The absolute best part, without a doubt, is the amazing supportive community. Everyone really tries their best to appreciate each other and make one another feel welcome. I felt extremely welcome when I first decided to become a Vtuber.
4. What would you tell someone who wants to become a Vtuber? Any advice?
My advice is mainly for artists; It’s absolutely worth learning to draw and cut your own model!! It’s a great skill to have in this community and it’s a great way to save money on this expensive hobby as well. Also, don’t do things backwards like I did! My initial debut was on twitch before I had even made a twitter account. I only had about 4 views and they were all friends that I had personally asked to watch hehe
5. Goals for this year?
My vtubing goals are mostly based on self improvement; I’d like to be more engaging for the audience. That’s something that I think is going to take a lot of practice for me. After the pandemic, my once-acceptable social skills kinda took a hit from quarantine and I’m still learning to handle interactions again. I’m going to do my best, though!