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One of the most important Japanese entertainers of the 21st century is calling it a day, and she isn’t even technically real.

Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI will go on “indefinite hiatus” following one last, livestreamed concert tonight at 7 p.m. Thousands of viewers are expected to log on to watch the digital character, sporting her trademark pink bow, perform a set of upbeat pop songs. It’s their last chance to spend time with a creator who, over five years, delivered a new kind of online content geared toward digital natives.

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