Hikaru Kaihatsu (born April 21, 1989) is a Japanese YouTuber, beatboxer, and the co-founder of UUUM, a Japanese multi-channel network. He is well-known in Japan as one of the most popular YouTubers.
Despite being immensely popular, he became famous for being kind to everyone and causing some controversy. He makes an effort to make his content kid-friendly so that families may watch his films together.
Seiya Kaihatsu, his brother, is also a renowned YouTuber in Japan under the name SEIKIN. They frequently cooperate and have even written songs together.
|DOB (Age)||April 21, 1989 (33 years)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||August 17th, 2013|
|Schedule/Status||2-3 videos per week|
|Net Worth||$27.67 million|
Hikaru became interested in beatboxing as an elementary school student after seeing it on TV and taught himself beatboxing by watching YouTube beatbox videos. On December 30, 2006, he launched his first YouTube channel, HIKAKIN. He first used YouTube to view videos, but then he decided to post beatboxing, and thus his YouTube career began in 2007.
“ヒカキンゲーム実況第一弾！Potatoman Seeks The Troof！#1” or “The first Hikakin game commentary! Potatoman Seeks The Troof! #1” is the first video on Kaihatsu’s channel. This video has over 2.6 million as of September 2022. Kaihatsu plays the game Potatoman Seeks the Troof in the video.
He started off leaning towards the hip-hop side of beatboxing, but he realised that people would be more interested if he tried more popular music, so he adopted Super Mario BGM, AKB48 songs, and other popular tunes. As a result of this alteration, his video “Super Mario Beatbox” went viral in 2010, and it was even published on the front page of CBC News. As a result of that, he was approached about becoming a YouTube partner.
He chose to become a full-time YouTuber after seeing Michelle Phan’s lecture at the YouTube Partner Forum in Japan in 2011 and in 2012, he was able to become one.
His channel has steadily grown since its inception, and it reached 9 million subscribers on April 8, 2021. He established a new target of 10 million subscribers. When his HikakinTV channel celebrated its tenth anniversary, he declared that he would post ten films with additional effort from August 1 to August 20. There is an official playlist on his channel. Furthermore, he modified his intro animation to one in which he encourages himself to achieve the objective and celebrates HikakinTV’s tenth anniversary.
Tsubasa Honda, a popular actress, fashion model, YouTuber, and game creator, was invited to his home in the eighth video, which was posted on August 17. They played together, including a mobile game invented by Tsubasa.
The tenth film, which concluded the wave, was a music video for SEIKIn and his new song “FIRE”, which was posted on August 20.
On August 24, he said that he would begin a stream that would continue until he reached 10 million members, at which point he would be 50 thousand subscribers short of his target.
The promised feed began on September 10 but it lasted about 20 minutes because when he realised he needed to start the stream, the subscriber count was already climbing. He contributed his earnings from super chats in this stream to help avert medical collapse caused by COVID-19.
He co-founded the YouTuber firm UUUM with Kazuki Kamada in June 2013 and it is presently known as Japan’s largest YouTuber firm.
It is currently his primary channel. It was originally designed for vlogs, but he now primarily evaluates various goods. He also uploads videos that do not belong to any of the other channels.
He posts gaming content on this channel and primarily plays Minecraft, Fortnite, and Ao Oni. As of August 2021, he has only recently begun to play Apex Legends.
This is his first channel, which used to be his primary channel. He uploads beatbox videos to this site. Because the videos on these channels are designed to be viewed by people all over the world, there are comments in different languages. He collaborated with some of the world’s most famous musicians, including Ariana Grande and Aerosmith.
He occasionally posts vlogs on this channel.
This channel was previously HIKAKIN’s second channel. He posted some beatbox videos there, but he abandoned the channel after two months.
According to Net Worth Spot, Kaihatsu has an estimated net worth of $27.67 million as of September 2022. Every day, over 1.23 million people watch the HikakinGames YouTube channel. YouTube channels can earn between $3 and $7 per thousand video views.
According to this information, the HikakinGames YouTube channel earns Kaihatsu $147.05 thousand in ad revenue per month and $2.21 million per year. Ads might produce up to $3.97 million each year if HikakinGames earns on the higher end. YouTubers rarely have a single source of revenue. Sponsorships, affiliate commissions, product sales, and speaking engagements may produce far more cash than adverts.
Kaihatsu has another channel called “HikakinTv” which his primary channel. Each month, the HikakinTV channel receives about 115.31 million views. According to Net Worth Spot, HikakinTV earns $461.23 thousand per month, for a total of $6.92 million per year. Ads might come in more than $12.45 million per year if HikakinTV performs well.
HIKAKIN was born in Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, on April 21, 1989 and after finishing high school, he moved to Tokyo. He used to want to be a ski jumper and compete in the Olympics because there was so much snow in Niigata. He was a ski jumper until he was in high school, and he even placed eighth in a Japanese ski competition.
He used to work at a Tokyo grocery before becoming a full-time YouTuber in 2012. He owns two Scottish fold cats named Maruo (male) and Mofuko (female) (female). These two cats are brothers and sisters.
Kaihatsu has a massive fan following on several social media platforms due to his fame on YouTube and in the music industry. On Instagram, he is followed by over 1.02 million people. The posts on his account include pictures with various celebrities he meets, travel pictures, solo photos, concert pictures and more. On Twitter, he has a staggering 6.4 million followers and gets several likes and retweets. He has over 1.7 million followers on TikTok.
Kaihatsu posts 2-3 videos per week. His videos on the HikakinGames channel receive over half a million views and cross a million views over time. He posts gameplays of various games such as Splatoon 3, Apex Legends, Minecraft and more.
This is his most watched video, with over 48 million views as of September 2022. Kaihatsu Super Mario Odyssey with games.
This is his second-most watched video, with over 29 million views as of September 2022. Kaihatsu plays Splatoon 3 and compiles his favourite moments of the game.
This is his third-most watched video, with over 28 million views as of September 2022. Kaihatsu plays Minecraft.
This is his fourth-most watched video, with over 28.2 million views as of September 2022. Kaihatsu plays Minecraft with live commentary.
He released two videos regarding his appearances on Rewind.
When he was a ski jumper, he used to train alongside Sara Takanashi, who went on to win an Olympic medal.
His surname (Kaihatsu) is quite uncommon. This family name is only used by about 70 people.
A. Kaihatsu generates $147.05 thousand in ad revenue each month and $2.21 million per year through the HikakinGames YouTube channel. Ads might generate up to $3.97 million each year if HikakinGames earns on the high end.
A. Hikakin TV reached 10 million subscribers on September 10, 2021.
A. In December 2012, Hikakin published his first album, a collaboration with video game music composer Hideki Sakamoto for the soundtrack of the PlayStation Vita's Echannel sketching programme.