Honestly Tora quitting is sort of the final stage of a Vocaloid content producer… or it should be. Once you hit a certain maturity point it becomes difficult to engage with the fandom (not just Vocaloid, but most fandoms in general), not to mention how much shit Tora has stirred and how much it must be following him lol.
Aki only recently quit and it was a long time coming. She was this almost 40 year old weird lady who would hang around the Vocaloid fandom and call strangers "my dear" and "darling", trying to put off a sort of fun elder vibe but it's just fucking pathetic. When you grow up, you move on. There was no reason for her to be here as long as she did, and Tora is no different. This shit moves in waves; eventually even big Western names like Circus will move the fuck on.
KIRA might be an anomaly because he has struck a goldmine with his music and is getting BIG commissions and numbers. He might actually be able to make a career out of it.
In all, the Vocaloid fandom is one of the most toxic
fandoms I've EVER seen. People are just fuckin waiting to jump on you and point fingers in order to hide the shit they themselves are doing. Remember when Pocaloid was a huge thing and everyone would set up literal witchhunts for people using pirated software when they themselves were also using it? I get why Tora is leaving.
But I also wanted to see him stir up some drama one last time, since he's so good at it. His covers are nothing inspired and he really only became popular because he knew how to speak internet and appeal to the recent wave of upcoming Vocaloid fans (gay culture, AAVE slang, memes, that kind of stuff). His content lacks substance; it's garbage. People only like him because he is the archetype of the catty gay terminally online person and people gravitate towards that for some reason. Just like how broody, emo, multiple-personality disorder producer were really popular back in the day (like GHOST, Crusher) although thankfully that seems to be dyign down a LITTLe bit.
Speaking on Tora's "mental health", it is so funny that he says that when he is literally the cause of all of the shit bugging him. He could simply not be a bitch and it everything would be fine. Have you gusy noticed that when someone is a cunt to people and they get called out for it they always leave because of "my mental health"?? It's called being held Post too long. Click here to view the full text.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)