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Balangay Live debuts first batch of Filipino culture Vtubers

Indie Vtuber Group Balangay Live, which aims to promote Filipino folklore and culture, will be debuting their first batch of Vtubers on November 19-20.

  • Bibi Bakunawa, the moon-eating, fortune-telling dragon from the depths of Biringan, will be debuting on November 19.
  • Mino Minokawa, the sun-eating, fortune-stealing bird of hellfire and chaos, will be debuting on November 19.
  • Saysay, the fortunate goddess of fire and magic, whose “borrowed” powers transcend time and space, will be debuting on November 20.

Vtubers have changed the landscape of online entertainment dramatically. Streamers, often posting video game content, using anime-styled characters as avatars, these artists have grown in popularity since the late 2010s. There are no limits on what a vtuber’s character might be, though most would follow Japanese pop culture tropes and naming conventions.

This is where Balangay Live stands out. A proudly Filipino group made of independent vtubers, all members based their persona on creatures from local myths and legends. Aside from enjoying their favorite video games on stream, they all endeavor to discuss, educate and appreciate Filipino culture in their own ways.

Currently a group of 12 talents, Balangay Live is holding a weekend-long debut to showcase the skills of its Generation 0 subgroup. Generation 0: Liwayway is composed of three vtubers the debonair fortune teller Bibi Bakunawa, the devilish trickster Mino Minokawa, and the spontaneous goddess Saysay.

Bibi and Mino will debut on November 19 (Saturday), 7 pm and 9 pm respectively, on their own channels. Saysay will debut on November 20 (Sunday), 7 pm, which will be followed by a collab stream of the three as a unit.

Bibi Bakunawa

She is the self-styled hottie with the horns, mommy without a first-born. Bibi Bakunawa is a fortune-telling, moon-eating dragon from the waters of Biringan. Her stately figure and gorgeous looks inspire awe from her followers. Intelligent and insightful, she also holds history teaching and tarot reading streams. She enjoys visual novels, lambanog, and karaoke.

Bibi Bakunawa debuts on November 19, 7:00 p.m. on her Twitch channel.

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bibibakunawa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bakunawa_heir
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bibibakunawa
Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bibibakunawa
Gank: https://ganknow.com/bibibakunawa

Mino Minokawa

A thief (treasure hunter?) possessed by the sun-eating bird of the eclipse, Mino Minokawa is a man of many faces. Sometimes his streams are chaotic, as he shoots zombies that are modded to look like childhood cartoon characters, and spews language reminiscent of kanto netshops after four p.m. Sometimes his streams are him drawing while listening to chill beats, barely saying a word. Don’t question why he uses a hotdog to draw, you might not like the answer. He likes multiplayer games, sub sandwiches, and hip-hop.

Mino Minokawa debuts on November 19, 9:00 p.m. on his Twitch channel.

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/minominokawa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MinokawaCH
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinokawaCH
Gank: https://ganknow.com/minokawa



To the most ardent of Philippine vtuber fans,Saysay might need no introduction. Called Isay or Boss Isay by her loyal followers, her cuteness and charisma has enthralled several into joining this goddess in exploring different historical and fantastical Filipino realms. An avid adventurer, she can speak several languages including English, Filipino, Arabic, Bisaya and Japanese. Don’t let her adorable smile fool you, her fire magic comes from dark sources. She enjoys co-op games, hosting community events, and dressing up.

Saysay debuts on November 20, 7:00 p.m. on her Twitch channel.

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/saysayvt
Twitter: https://twitter.com/saysayvt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saysayvt
Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@saysayvt
Throne: https://throne.me/u/saysayvt/wishlist

As a group of independent vtubers with a shared love for Filipino culture, the members of Balangay Live control their own content and image. Future generations will debut colorful characters such as an alluring manananggal, a hardworking mermaid, and a potato with a gripe against a popular folk song. 

Come and join Balangay Live in changing the meta for Filipino vtubers.

About Balangay Live

Balangay Live is an independent group of Filipino Vtubers who aim to promote Filipino folk culture, history, flora and fauna through activities such as livestreaming and short videos. Each member has based their Vtuber persona around Philippine folklore. For more information, visit their website on https://balangaylive.carrd.co/.


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