Mito Entertainment presents mythical VTubers from Filipino folklore
As a virtual YouTuber, you can be pretty much anything – from angels to demons, cats to dogs, some even went as far as food – and ideas are always everywhere. A new group from the Philippines, Mito Entertainment, had local mythical creatures in mind when building their VTuber concept.
Meet Generation X of Mito Entertainment!
Let’s take a look at Mito’s Generation X, four virtual personalities with their own quirks: manananggal Mari Tesu, yaua Ixora Sada, bakunawa Eeya Mahalia and kapre Malik Jugo-Luntian.
Mari Tesu, manananggal
Married is based on the manananggal, a sort of mythical vampire-like creature with the ability to separate its upper and lower half from the body. Unlike her clan, she dislikes blood and unborn children still in their mother’s womb, something her race eats to survive.
If there’s one distinct characteristic of Mari, it’s that she likes video games, probably too much. Despite her toxic games, she is well-liked by her friends for her stubbornness and childish behavior. Don’t tease her too much.
In today’s context, Mari’s name can be read as Marites, a name associated with the ladies who are said to have their ears glued to what’s being talked about in town. Mari however, the way we’ve seen her, is a freaked out cinnamon roll opening up to her future audience.
Ixora Sada, yaua
Ixora exists as the only living thing of its kind: A Yaua. In the Binisaya language, it means “demon”, but Ixora is described as quite the opposite – a gentle being who lives in the tranquility of the forests, feeding the children and playing with them once she gets the chance.
She awoke from a slumber of centuries to realize that her race had disappeared. Despite everything, she lives in the moment and all she wants is to enjoy life. Checking her Twitter feed, she might be familiar to anyone who spends their weekends somewhere fancy, sipping bubble tea with her broskis.
Eeya Mahalia, Bakunawa
Just like Ixora, Eeyah is the latest in its exquisite, first-class line of Bakunawa in human form. The Bakunawa race are depicted as moon-eating serpent-like dragons in Philippine mythology. While she appears as a beautiful noblewoman, commanding awe and awe with her presence, she is still a fun-loving maiden deep inside.
Much like Mari, she can be chaotic and brash when surrounded by friends and people close to her. Despite her mysterious past, she is eager to focus on the beautiful things in sight. The mother figure also likes to eat moonshine (cakes) and can relate to those who treat coffee like water.
Malik Jugo-Luntian, Kapre
Tall, dark and handsome: that’s how we admire Malik, but most people remember him as someone who has a fascination with women.
Malik likes to charm any girl who catches his eye – ironically, he gets annoyed when they flirt back, because while he enjoys teasing them, his experience of romance is unfortunately limited to first flings. Besides his carefree personality, his quirky expressions and innate charm are what attract ladies.
As the CEO of a tobacco company, a role he inherited from his father, the tall Kapre (tree giant) has to run his business, but outside of work he loves video games and loves thighs , making him a cool and relatable guy. On the other hand, his Twitter feed tells us that he tells jokes that only uncles can get out.
Interview: Mito from scratch
We also spoke to the Mito team to find out about their background, just ahead of their debut in May.
Out of a passion for V Tubing and Filipino mythology, the founders Bubbles and Pammy created Mito this year to promote local talent. The group aims to support their talents in creating the type of content they envision and help them reach their full potential.
AC: Are you targeting a family audience, or are there chances that you could also appeal to an adult audience?
Mitto: Our main content, such as live streams and videos, will be primarily family friendly! But maybe we’ll have something in store for an adult audience in the future!
We are also considering creating a Patreon Exclusive just for our audience/fans who want to preview our upcoming, mature and exclusive content; something of a “behind the scenes” benefit for our supporters who love our talents.
AC: What would Mito’s platform choice be?
Mitto: Twitch for live streaming, Tiktok and YouTube for shorts, VOD and music videos. Our goal is to have Mito Gen X debut in mid-April with official dates and times to be announced very soon!
AC: Do you plan to collaborate with companies/brands, pop culture events and/or other virtual YouTubers?
Mitto: Yes! We are open to collaborations in the near future! Although we take into account when our talents are already comfortable and can handle collaborating with other VTubers apart from their generation mates.
AC: Do talents have full autonomy over creativity?
Mitto: To some extent, yes. As long as their content doesn’t break any rules, they’re pretty much free to do whatever they want. Mito is very open and free with his talents; they often ask permission for the smallest things that we would normally approve of!
AC: What should we expect from Mito’s debut?
Mitto: We hope everyone, both locally and internationally, is looking forward to the colorful personalities on our talent roster and all the creative content and fun collaborations that will come with it!
Besides streaming, Mito Entertainment has big plans for other types of projects like music videos, lore series, and maybe soon short animations! We have a lot of projects planned and we hope our community is looking forward to what we have in store for the months to come.
Thanks to Mito Entertainment for sharing their time and giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. Learn more about the group through their Twitter and Facebook pages.
Also read our previous feature articles:
Studio AX plans to work on and with VTubers in the Philippines
YashinLive Completes Generation Zero Roster
KoMETA Virtual Live Reveals Full VTuber Roster
Source: (photo records) Mito Entertainment