Kaf, 花譜, pronounced “Kafu”, is a Japanese female Virtual Singer on YouTube. She is a performer signed to KAMITSUBAKI studio. In addition to releasing original songs, she often covers Japanese language songs. With the concept of a virtual singer reaching out to the real world, her music videos often place her in various real life places. Kaf is just like any 17 years old girl, living somewhere in Japan, and she could be anywhere but is found nowhere. A next generation virtual singer with a rare singing voice discovered through a series of coincidences.
Kaf made her YouTube channel on October 18, 2012, at the age of 14. In 2018, on New Year’s Eve, Kaf participated in the Count0 virtual music event. She impressed as the final performer of the first part of the event and her followers count rapidly increased. On may 15, in 2019, she released her first EP “ Hana to Shinzo (花と心臓)”. Through May, a crowdfunding campaign was held to fund Kaf’s first concert. It went on to gain 800% of its five million yen goal. Kaf sang “ Yoru ga Furi Yamu Mae Ni ”, which is the theme song for the movie “ How Gimmick: Girl meets boy”, which was released on June 28. Kaf’s first one man live “ Fukakai ” was held on August 1. Its tickets were immediately sold out and became the world’s number one trending topic on Twitter with its hashtag #花譜不可解 or #KAFfukakai. On September 11, 2019, Kaf released her first full length CD album, called Kansoku (観測). One year later, on March 14, 20201, Kaf unveiled a new outfit and hairstyle to signify the beginning of a new period in her career. Later, on October 10, it was announced that she would be collaborating with CeVIO AL, a vocal synthesizer. Her voicebank had to be released in the winter of 2020. In March 13, 2021, during Kaf’s second one man live “ Fukakai Two Q2”, Kaf and four of her fellow KAMITSUBAKI performers announced they were forming a musical unit named “ Virtual Witch Phenomenon”. One of Kaf’s biggest fans is AZKi , who is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber and singer.
Kaf is showing a certain level of activeness not only on YouTube but also on different social media platforms, which happen to be Instagram and Twitter. The YouTube channel is called KAF. On this channel Kaf has had a presence of about 20 years and for now, her audience is more than 593K subscribers, there are 185 uploaded videos and more than 184 million total number of views. On Instagram Kaf’s account is named virtual_kaf and has more than 42K followers. As for Twitter, on this platform Kaf has had a presence for 4 years. SHe first joined Twitter back in October 2018. Her channel is also called virtual_kaf and the audience is exceeding 174K followers. On KAMISTSUBAKI Stuido’s website there is also KAf’s only official website included and it is kamitsubaki.jp. There is also an online shop available for the fans of Kaf, where people can buy the albums of Kaf. The shop can be found by the help of this link kamitsubaki.booth.pm.
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