Meet N-ko, Netflix’s new anime ambassador who’s a sheep-human VTuber

Virtual YouTuber N-ko is a sheep-human life form who loves anime. Yes, really. Let us unpack this for you

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen

To show you the ins and outs of Japanese anime, Netflix has created its first ever anime ambassador, N-ko Mei Kurono. N-ko isn’t your average anime enthusiast – she’s a VTuber (that’s ‘virtual YouTuber’, in case you’re wondering) voiced by a Netflix employee whose job involves liaising with international offices to improve the quality of anime content on the platform. 

In her first YouTube video, N-ko introduces herself as a sheep-human lifeform who was born in California on August 27 1997, which coincides with Netflix’s founding. Because she was raised in California, N-ko is bilingual and she even takes a moment halfway through the video to introduce herself in English. 

With a goal of expanding the anime community, N-ko promises to post weekly videos on the Netflix Anime YouTube channel to discuss the most exciting shows and movies the platform has to offer. Like other popular VTubers, N-ko says her content will include collaborations with other VTubers, song covers and game commentary. More intriguing is that she plans on sharing exclusive information about Netflix that only employees know. 

Anime fans are encouraged to interact with N-ko by commenting on the YouTube channel or tweeting questions to her with the #N_ko tag. N-ko’s next video will be a longer episode released on April 30 at 10am JST. 

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