VTuber growth has been exponential. Back in 2021, there were around 16,000 of them. Now, that number has definitely gone up. The competition is heating up and only those with amazing content can attract massive viewers and become popular Vtubers.

Now, let’s see who the top VTubers are in 2024. Are they the ones you already know or new creators with nique content?

This article will highlight those virtual streamers who makes waves in the world of content creation, revealing the platforms they use and where they hail from. Let’s get started!

As of May 2024, there are 30 popular vTubers you shouldn’t miss because they have amazing content you might enjoy:

  • Gawr Gura — 4,520,600 followers
  • Filian — 3,488,000 followers
  • Houshou Marine — 3,166,700 followers
  • Shxtou — 2,820,000 followers
  • Usada Pekora — 2,704,000 followers
  • LeeandLie — 2,679,000 followers
  • Mori Calliope — 2,381,700 followers
  • Shirakami Fubuki — 2,361,700 followers
  • Shylily — 2,296,000 followers
  • Inugami Korone — 2,090,000 followers
  • Kanae — 1,870,000 followers
  • Nekomata Okayu — 1,791,700 followers
  • Kuzuha — 1,730,000 followers
  • Vox Akuma — 1,590,000 followers
  • Takanashi Kiara — 1,512,600 followers
  • Ninomae Ina’nis — 1,560,000 followers
  • Shishiro Botan — 1,459,800 followers
  • Emikukis — 1,399,000 followers
  • Tachibana Hinano — 1,184,000 followers
  • Hakui Koyori — 1,136,600 followers
  • Admiral Bahroo — 1,128,000 followers
  • Ironmouse — 1,107,900 followers
  • Kenji Sun — 1,084,000 followers
  • Harris Caine — 858,100 followers
  • Dokibird — 820,000 followers
  • Snuffy — 757,000 followers
  • Ao Ch — 426,000 followers
  • Hiiragi Tsurugi — 352,000 followers
  • Akemi — 207,000 followers

Let’s get to know some of the most popular vTubers from the list better!

1. Gawr Gura

Source: Gawr Gura YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 4,460,000
  • Twitch Followers: 67,600
  • Company: Hololive EN
  • Country: Japan

Gawr Gura is one of the most popular VTuber from Hololive EN. She is known for her shark avatar and fun personality.

As a top vTuber, she streams gaming and singing, but she’s best known for her reactions and commentary on games like “Poppy Playtime” and “Minecraft.” This English-speaking VTuber streamer’s soft-spoken nature creates a soothing atmosphere in most of her live sessions.

2. Filian

  • YouTube Followers: 2,620,000
  • Twitch Followers: 867,000
  • Company: Independent
  • Country: United States

Fillian is a famous Vtuber with more than 2.6 million followers. She stands out for her lively and unexpected live streams, where anything can happen and makes all of her video content unique.

Fillian makes videos about games, VR, and chats. His most popular videos are from the “If I Laugh, I Get Punished” series. The idea is simple, if she can’t stop himself from laughing, she faces hilarious consequences.

3. Houshou Marine

Source: Houshou Marine YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 3,160,000
  • Twitch Followers: 6,700
  • Company: Hololive
  • Country: Japan

While some famous VTubers like Gawr Gura create a unique appearance with animalistic features, others wear more recognizable costumes. Houshou Marine is one of the latter. 

Well-known for her pirate-themed outfits, Houshou Marine describes herself as an ordinary girl who cosplays as a sea raider. Additionally, she claims she is earning as a VTuber to build a pirate ship. 

Interesting backstory aside, Houshou Marine regularly entertains her audience with different types of content. Oftentimes, she streams with fellow popular VTubers from Hololive.

4. Shxtou

  • YouTube Followers: 1,520,000
  • Twitch Followers: 1,300,000
  • Company: Nijisanji EN
  • Country: United States

Who are the most popular male vTubers? Shotou is among them. He plays games like Minecraft, and Valorant and has lots of fans because he’s great at engaging with his viewers.

Besides that, this popular vTuber is famous for playing Phasmophobia, making his channel exciting. You should check out his videos for some thrilling gameplay that will keep you interested.

Shxtou is a famous vTuber from the United States with a strong following on YouTube and Twitch. He’s really good at keeping his viewers interested on all his channels.

5. Usada Pekora

Source: Usada Pekora YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 2,520,000
  • Twitch Followers: 185,000
  • Company: Hololive
  • Country: Japan

For those who understand Japanese, Usada Pekora is one of the most popular VTubers to follow.

There are some reasons to like the rabbit-eared virtual streamer. First of all, Usada’s clumsy nature will leave you chuckling while enjoying her content.

Secondly, the rabbit girl’s singing is one of the best in the VTuber industry, which you can listen to in her music videos. With that skill, it is no wonder that she gets to debut under Hololive, Japan’s biggest VTuber agency.

Apart from adorable music videos, though, Usada Pekora is also famous for her gameplay streams. Some of the games that she frequently plays include Minecraft and Fate series.

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6. LeeandLie

  • YouTube Followers: 2,280,000
  • Twitch Followers: 399,000
  • Company: Independent
  • Country: United States

You’ll know this popular vTuber as LeeandLie or AmaLee on YouTube. But on Twitch, she goes by the name Monarch. Mostly, she shares content about gaming, chatting, and even performs live singing.

AmaLee has been making music for a long time and has gained a lot of fans with her amazing singing and unique versions of songs. On her channels, you can find a variety of covers, from heartfelt songs to exciting theme tunes.

7. Mori Calliope

Source: Mori Calliope YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 2,370,000
  • Twitch Followers: 11,700
  • Company: Hololive EN
  • Country: Japan

If you like idols with a dark but endearing persona, you will be fond of Mori Calliope. She describes herself as Grim Reaper’s apprentice who turned to the VTubing industry since soul reaping business is not going well.

Despite her ghastly backstory, Mori Calliope presents herself as an easygoing and soft individual. You can spot those characteristics in her live chats and gameplay, where the mood is usually chill.

Apart from being a fun VTuber streamer, Mori is also an excellent singer. The Grim Reaper’s apprentice regularly posts music videos on her YouTube channel, both covers and original songs.

With her talent, it is not surprising that Mori Calliope is one of the most popular VTubers at the moment. Right now, she has more than two million YouTube subscribers.

8. Shirakami Fubuki

Source: Shirakami Fubuki YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 2,360,000
  • Twitch Followers: 5,700
  • Company: Hololive
  • Country: Japan

Another Japanese VTuber streamer that you should follow is Shirakami Fubuki, who has more than two million YouTuber subscribers.

Noted for her wacky personality, this self-proclaimed otaku fox is one of Hololive’s frontline singers. You can listen to her sweet voice in many of Hololive’s music videos and virtual concerts.

Apart from performing, though, Shirakami Fubuki enjoys playing games. The her wide gaming genre ranges from role-playing to horror so there is something for everybody.

Recently, Shirakami started displaying English subtitles in her gameplay streams. Because of that, fans who do not speak Japanese can understand Shirakami’s hilarious commentaries.

9. Shylily

Source: Shylily YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 895,000
  • Twitch Followers: 1,400,000
  • Company: Independent
  • Country: Netherlands

Starting her streaming career in Twitch years ago, Shylily is one of the fastest growing popular VTubers. She already has more than seven hundred subscribers since her YouTube debut in early 2022.

It is no doubt that her presence on Twitch contributed to the growth. However, part of her success is also because of her unique avatar, which she describes as a hybrid between orca and cat.

Whether on YouTube or Twitch, Shylily’s streams mostly involve her chatting with her audience and reacting to memes. Though, sometimes she plays games as well.

10. Inugami Korone

Source: Inugami Korone YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 2,090,000
  • Company: Hololive
  • Country: Japan

Looking for a bunch of gameplay content that you can binge-watch on the weekend? Inugami Korone has you covered.

This Japanese VTuber is a part of Hololive’s group that focuses solely on gaming. She often plays various genres, though she mainly likes to play retro games.

Through all of her gaming streams, she accompanies you with a friendly and charming personality. It is unsurprising since her official profile describes her as “a dog from a city bakery who likes to play games during her free time.”

11. Kanae

  • YouTube Followers: 1,290,000
  • Twitch Followers: 578,000
  • Company: Nijisanji
  • Country: Japan

Kanae is a vTuber from Nijisanji. He is widely recognized for his calming voice and relaxed personality as one of most popular male vTubers.

As you might guess, this top vTuber mostly makes videos about gaming, especially first-person shooters and battle royale games like APEX Legends and Escape from Tarkov. He even began with Fortnite gameplay five years ago.

But, his most popular video is a cover song called “Turing Love” by Nanawo Akari, which has been watched by 7.8 million people.

12. Shishiro Botan

Source: Shishiro Botan YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 1,420,000
  • Twitch Followers: 39,800
  • Company: Hololive
  • Country: Japan

Do you like FPS or shooting games in general? If so, then Shishiro Botan is one of the best VTubers to follow.

This white-haired streamer often shows her marksmanship through games like Call of Duty. After watching her videos, we bet that you will be thrilled to compete with her someday.

However, sharpshooting in video games is not Shishiro’s only strength. As a member of Hololive, her singing talent is also over the top.

You can check Shishiro Botan’s music videos on her YouTube, which has 1.3 million subscribers as of this writing.

13. Ironmouse

Source: Ironmouse YouTube
  • YouTube Followers: 1,100,000
  • Twitch Followers: 7,900
  • Company: VShojo
  • Country: United States

Independently debuted in 2017, Ironmouse is a big name in the VTuber industry. She is mainly known for her chaotic persona and high-pitched voice that is guaranteed to cheer you up.

Ironmouse’s VTuber content ideas consist of not just gaming but reaction videos as well. Some examples are her commentaries and reaction to internet memes, YouTube videos, and other things related to pop culture.

Apart from that, Ironmouse regularly collaborates with fellow VTubers and YouTubers in her videos, be it in gameplays or virtual talk shows.

One of the interesting instances is a series of vlogs that she created with Connor from the channel CDawgVA. In the videos, Connor takes Ironmouse to real-life places while the latter appears virtually.

Other than those nine popular VTubers, here are some more top VTubers that are worth mentioning:

Popular VtubersTotal FollowersCome From
Nekomata Okayu1,791,700Japan
Vox Akuma1,590,000United Kingdom
Takanashi Kiara1,512,600Japan
Ninomae Ina’nis1,560,000Japan
Shishiro Botan1,459,800Japan
Hakui Koyori1,136,600Japan
Admiral Bahroo1,128,000United States
Kenji Sun1,084,000United States
Harris Caine858,100Indonesia
Snuffy757,000United States
HioDoshi Ao426,000Japan
Hiiragi Tsurugi352,000Japan
Akemine Komachi207,000Indonesia

There are thousands of VTubers around the globe today. In this article, you got to know some of the popular VTubers.

Some of them speak English, such as Gawr Gura, while some others like Usada Pekora, speak Japanese. This shows that the language barrier is not something that should hinder a Vtubers success.

They mostly create similar types of content, including gaming, live chat, and music video. However, all of those famous VTubers can differentiate themselves through unique personalities and appearances, which require great imagination.

So, which popular VTubers do you like the most? Does their creativity inspire you to become like them? If that is the case, make sure you read the steps in how to become a VTuber!

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