>>6964591>The push of the formula of modern vtubers and its boom came from Japanese vtubers and companies, it's understandable why the popularity is there.
I was talking about non-vtubing stuff. Things like food, cartoons, games, music (pop aside), etc. Japanese vtubers are popular because people got interested in their broad array of cultural exports. I just don't see the same passion for korea outside of kdramas and kpop. Sure, gangnam style was a wholesomely hilarious romp (gentlemen not so much), but I'm wondering what kind of culture Korea exports that'd interest a straight man. Kdramas and kpop are more for the "women and gays" demo, while men (including myself) never even talk about Korea. It seems like we're completely undeserved by korean media (outside of the 3dpd obsessed idolfags) and I don't see korean vtubers picking up steam in the global marketplace unless Korea has the kind of larger cultural ecosystem that'd hook the fairer sex in.
Don't get me wrong. Hangul looks fun and the lesser importance they place on hanja would presumably make learning an oshi's language easier. It just doesn't seem to have much of a use case outside of fujoshi circles. That's my concern, and it touches on exactly why niji kr isn't as popular despite some members speaking English. We already have English chubas. What KR needs most is to leverage its exoticism sell its cultural products as well, if there's even any worth talking about aside from the usual suspects.