As expectations rise for the upcoming Nijisanji EN wave, a growing number of fans fear that this development may invite further negativity within the community.
Nijisanji EN Faces Community Backlash
Nijisanji, the virtual YouTuber talent agency, has faced significant criticism lately, with the community voicing their dissatisfaction with its management.
Notable events such as Sayu Okami’s statement on Zaion and the sudden graduation of Akane have put the agency under considerable scrutiny.
These instances of tension coincide with the anticipated arrival of a new generation of Nijisanji talents, a development that is stirring anxiety among the community members.
The previous two waves, featuring ILUNA and XSOLEIL, were met with significant backlash, and fans are worried that history may repeat itself with the upcoming wave.
Upcoming Wave Could Exacerbate Negativity
Concerns surrounding the next wave of Nijisanji EN are growing, with fans expressing fear that it might fuel more negativity if not addressed appropriately.
A fervent fan conveyed these sentiments via a tweet, emphasizing the need for positivity during the new wave’s introduction.
The tweet read: “Open notice to Nijisanji EN fans. It’s high-key likely we’ll see a new wave soon. I’m asking everyone, for the love of god, to not be as overly negative as they were with the previous two waves, because your words matter and y’all were awful lol. And the talents noticed.”
The fan further advised against unjust criticism of the new talents and emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive environment.
The tweet thread concluded with an appeal to fans to limit their grievances within their circles and stressed how negative remarks can distress the talents, potentially driving them to consider graduation.
Expecting the Eighth Generation of Nijisanji EN
While Nijisanji has yet to confirm the arrival of a new EN generation, fans have substantial reasons to anticipate one. Auditions for the new wave were conducted in March 2023.
Historically, the gap between auditions and debut has been around three to four months. Adhering to this trend, the eighth generation could make its debut sometime between June and July.
Despite the recent turbulence within the Nijisanji community, the upcoming wave presents an opportunity for the agency and fans to reset their dynamics.
While the concerns raised by fans cannot be overlooked, it’s crucial that the community focus on welcoming the new wave with positivity. The incoming talents, and the future of Nijisanji EN, may well depend on it.