These legal struggles lead to Ryan removing all of his original lip-syncing videos, as well as other uploads that featured copyrighted music.
Ryan launched HigaTV in 2011, which serves as his second channel, hosting vlogs and behind-the-scenes footage of the videos that feature on his main channel.
Both Ryan and Sean Fujiyoshi starred in their own film in 2008, Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure, which received mixed reviews from fans. One viewer said: “I definitely recommend Nigahiga, but seriously, stay away from this movie. It is god awful”.
Another fan commented: “Okay; it isn’t the greatest film of all time, but it’s still pretty damn good, especially when you consider that just a few months ago these two kids were making amateur videos for Youtube”.
The film, which was directed by Richard Van Vleet, was later released on DVD in the USA in 2009.
Ryan has since been involved in a number of short film releases, including Ninja Melk, which was a short film about ninjas.
NigaHiga still regularly produces content for the channel, usually uploading a new video each week, with new content receiving around 3-4 million views.
Ryan’s channel has over 13 million subscribers and is currently the 16th most subscribed channel on YouTube.
Popular Uploads (As of March 2015)
1) Nice Guys
The Bromance music video on the NigaHiga channel is both funny and catchy. It’s a perfect representation of the style and tone of Ryan’s YouTube channel. We recommend it as a great way to begin a journey into the world of NigaHiga.
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