A virtual anime YouTuber girl who goes by the online moniker Nora Cat was recently unmasked after a technical glitch hit “her” live stream.
It turns out, the cute, young anime girl with cat ears is not exactly what she is in real life – or at least a “she” for that matter. The person behind the motion capture and voice altering software is actually a middle-aged man, SoraNews24 reported.
The accidental unmasking happened last week when the creator of the channel decided to do a live broadcast as he streams “Nora Cat” playing several video games. Using advanced motion capturing technology, the creator converts all of his body and facial movements into his online animated persona in real-time.
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However, the streamer encountered a rather terrible glitch due to seemingly faulty technology. Twitter user @karakasa893 managed to capture the exact moment when the creator’s face was suddenly featured on screen.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, it’s hard to imagine the soft spoken anime girl is, in fact, being voiced by a man with voice altering software.
However, the bad timing glitch did not exactly push his subscribers away – at least not all of them as some of his die-hard fans didn’t let the fantasy die. There were those who tried to point out that this isn’t that different compared to a male anime or manga artist that has created several anime girls in different media format, SoraNews24 reported.
Nora Cat made her debut in December 2017 and gathered 55,000 followers on YouTube. She talks about video games in her channel and even encourages the waifu fandom in the otaku community.
“If you want to fall in love with a virtual character, then you should. I won’t betray those feelings. If everyone feels attracted to me, I will continue to be attractive, so it’s OK,” Nora Cat said in one of her videos.