Watch out for the rabbit VTuber in the second episode
The second episode of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Ω includes a cheeky reference to the hololive Virtual YouTuber Usada Pekora. A background character with a strong resemblance to the VTuber is briefly shown at roughly the 2:43 mark of the episode.
For comparison’s sake, an image of Pekora is shown below:
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is set in a fantasy world that includes beastfolk, who have physical features resembling animals. A rabbit girl easily fits into the anime’s setting, although the reference is clear for those who are on the lookout for it.
Pekora herself reacted on Twitter by tweeting out a single shocked “Peko?!”
— 兎田ぺこら👯♀️ホロライブ3期生 (@usadapekora) April 16, 2021
Usada Pekora is a 3rd generation hololive VTuber talent who debuted in July 2019. In December 2020, she reached the 1 million subscriber milestone and commemorated the occasion by coming out to her mother as a Virtual YouTuber. In 2020, she was one of the top 5 most-viewed female streamers.