Click on any non-MV video on the 人気 home page and you’ll get what I mean.
Here’s a random example:
I’m talking about those sparkles, gong, ding etc. sound effects that accompany what they say.
I find that absolutely unbearable but it’s so damn popular that finding a youtuber that doesn’t use them seems like challenge. At this point, if I see that a YT channel has more than 1M subscribers, I automatically assume all their videos will contain those annoying sound effects.
To be clear, background music like in the following video is fine:
How can I find native content aimed at natives (i.e. not educational channels aimed at Japanese learners) that’s free of this phenomenon? I’d like to expose myself to more free-flow, unscripted, native casual dialogue/monologue.
I suppose this often qualifies as not specifically having the other annoying things that were mentioned, but every time I’ve happened to see any v-tuber content, it had other annoying things, like just, their manner of speech.
I don’t really notice the sound effects much any more, so maybe even some of those will be too much, but as @ekg said, it’s something common in Japanese TV as well so people tend to like it / expect it.
Vtubers were brought up, but really any kind of livestreaming should lean into ‘free-flow, unscripted, native casual dialogue/monologue’. If you’re cool with games those are relatively easy categories to browse on youtube or twitch.
Likewise, but here are some channels I enjoy that should be pretty tame in that department IIRC:
ZOZOZO – This is basically a Japanese take on the old Ghost Hunters show; group of pals trudge around spooky locations with cameras and flashlights. Fun but not really scary. Fair amount of onscreen Japanese subtitle graphics, with optional English subs.
落合陽平の10万ボルトTV - From one of the ZOZOZO guys, but more mundane lifestyle videos (food, restaurants, retro vending machines, sightseeing, etc.). No English subs.
Retro Vending Machine in Japan - Guy travels around the countryside documenting still-in-use retro vending machines (ramen, hamburger, etc) and how they work. No English subs.
FAKE DOCUMENTARY “Q” - Short fictional occult/found footage documentaries. Optional English subtitles.