. Last updated: July 25, 2022
NIJISANJI EN’s “Milord” Vox Akuma made history for the agency by becoming the first English-speaking member to reach 1 million YouTube subscribers. As part of the Luxiem wave of 2021, Akuma shot to stardom — and surprised him on his celebration stream.
Luxiem may be one of NIJISANJI EN’s youngest waves, but it’s home to their greatest record-breaking talent. It has taken Vox Akuma just seven months since debuting in December 2021 to surpass 1 million YouTube subscribers and make history for the group.
He is the fourth member of the agency overall to break the 1 million mark. Hyakumantenbara Salome was the fastest in history to get the gold play button after debuting in early 2022, while Kuzuha and Kanae slowly ground towards and past seven digits.
Vox surpassed the 1 million mark live on stream on July 23 and then quickly fell back below that as fans unsubscribed only to see the Demon Lord’s reaction: “You’re all very funny, please Not! Give it back! I had it, it was so close.”
As all the Kindreds returned their subs and he rose above 1 million again, the demon from the past gave a very heartfelt speech.
“I’ve worked so incredibly hard over the past year and it feels really tough at times. It feels like a lot of us – maybe it has to do with the heat wave in Europe or how long we’ve been traveling – but a lot of us in NIJISANJI have been really struggling lately,” he said.
“Days like this really remind me why this job is so damn worth doing. Why spend so much time and work so hard — I’m so glad I can’t reach anyone but so many people? Look how big this number is. I can’t put into words how many people that is.”
Coming to terms with the size of his audience, Vox looked back at what he’s accomplished in those seven months. This is not only because of the content creation and nurturing of a massive fandom, but also because of the amount of “good” in its community.
“I am very blessed to be in a position where I can play games for a living. However, I think that any content creator with an audience has the power to do a lot of good, and I’ve seen a lot of good doing that. I look back on moments during my birthday, on those projects where people said I encouraged them to change and strengthen their mental state, all after I reached this incredible milestone. It’s kind of unbelievable how much and how far it’s gone.
“It’s incredible how much good we can do and I want to keep doing it. Whether it’s that charity stream or just being a part of someone’s life and giving them something to wake up to, just about anything, there’s a lot I want to do and there’s a lot more to come what I still have to do.
“I feel damn privileged. I really do. This is how I felt when I first took this job and I would be content to stream to a tiny audience and make enough money to get through the day.”
The record-breaking moment also made waves off YouTube, with “Congrats Vox” trending on Twitter in the hours following its success.
Next in line for 1 million subscribers after Vox Akuma in NIJISANJI EN is his genemate Mysta Rias, who currently has 816,000 subscribers.
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