With a final song and dance performed on a virtual stage, complete with the hashtag #GoodbyeCoco, a 3,501-year-old dragon child best known for her crude jokes and meme reviews “graduated” from Hololive.

Twenty years ago, I could have never imagined I’d be writing that paragraph as the opener to a story.

Kiryu Coco is a virtual YouTuber, otherwise known as a VTuber, who is acted by a real person and presented as an animated avatar. She was represented by Hololive, a VTuber talent agency run by Cover Corp., which counts more than 50 other such VTubers in its stable.