NoriPro announced that four of his talents are leaving the company and becoming independent Vtubers in January 2024. The four leaving the company are Shirayuki Mashiro, Enomiya Milk, Himesaki Yuzuru and Nekozeno Shin.
Official merchandise and voices from these four Vtubers will no longer be available for purchase at the “end” of December 2023. NoriPro said it could not answer questions about their departures. It asked viewers not to contact it or its remaining Vtubers for answers. However, in the final statement, NoriPro stated that they were leaving because they had decided not to renew their contracts. NoriPro’s announcement did not mention whether they will use their current identities or create new ones when they leave next year.
Tsukudani Norio, a manga artist and illustrator known for Himegotoas well as the person behind the personality Tamaki Inuyama founded NoriPro in 2021. Mashiro, Milk and Yuzuru were among the first generation of VTubers of this company. Meanwhile, Shin debuted as part of Gamers. With the departure of these four VTubers, there are only three talents streaming as part of NoriPro. They are Kumagaya Takuma, Inari Iroha and Reglush Lionheart. Other members of the talent roster on the NoriPro website work behind the scenes, such as on the 3D models.
Shirayuki Mashiro, Enomiya Milk, Himesaki Yuzuru and Nekozeno Shin will continue their VTuber activities as independent creators starting January 2024. Other VTubers who left their respective companies in early 2023 include Mysta Rias (Nijisanji), Asahina Akane (Nijisanji), and Nyatasha Nyanners (VShojo).