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I'll never stop saying it but Mio's laugh is just the best. 55s in and the laugh has started already. Love it.

Also, i'd buy Mio's Hoody merch in a split-second if they ever put it up in store. I'd be faster than a scalper's botnet i'm telling ya.

Source: Coco & Mio Reddit Meme Review - 20210207
 
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Haachama is completely next level. She is one of the few membership subs I have. I greatly appreciate both her and Mito from Nijisanji, by just how much they push boundaries.

Jitomi Monoe's nearly 25 hour stream yesterday was also an amazing watch. I was so, so happy when she reached the top in Getting Over It and 101K subs. Really appreciate all of VOMS.
 

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We're reaching hitherto uncharted vtubing territory.
It's a pretty unique form of entertainment / storytelling for sure.

Typical streamer entertainment combined with an actual plot running in the back hasn't been done often i think.
I saw someone else calling it a new form of live action anime, and i guess that's not too far off.

It's certainly weird to be invested into the story of a livestreamer
 
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Mio's laugh is just the best. 55s in and the laugh has started already.
A remedy for Monday blues. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/740947932957638656/775858553763659796/Mio_Omega_Cute.mp4

Typical streamer entertainment combined with an actual plot running in the back hasn't been done often i think.
Haachama is unique in the way she weaves her own lore and dual-persona, and how she used both in interactions not only with Haatons, but also with other Hololive members. It's a calculated move, sure (for example, you can hear her faintly snickering when she added those gyozas or whatever during her takoyaki cooking stream with Luna) but it's damn entertaining one.

Calling the narrative as depicted in Hololive's Sport Festival, Mario Kart Tournament, Hololive Resistance or Kensetsu Wars as shonen/battle anime isn't too far off either, the mix of raw emotion and the comedy of errors presented feels organic and genuine, and it becomes part of their characters' lore as time goes on.
 
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I'm loving Marine's Alto voice she's started leaning into recently a bit more than previously.
Here's she is singing "Mainly Dude-Vocalist Songs" from a few days ago and i really like it.


A song collab with Towa, Marine. Ayunda, Okayu and Kanata with her "sexy man voice" could be amazing. There was someone else with a deeper register that i can't think of at the moment too.
 
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Poor Miko, everyone is giving her sass about her losing her Elytra all the time. Ha.
There's a follow-up to the Demon Lord Arc ( Miko, Flare, Polka ) with Miko, Flare, Polka, Kanata & Botan.
Here's a clip of the latest chapter which takes the POV from all 5 members of the "group". Good fun which is just what i need at the moment.



Poor Kanata want to live in a castle but everyone just calls it a school. lol.
 
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She's having a TON of fun with this Fight Club/Jekyll & Hyde thing she has going on. 👭
 
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There's a follow-up to the Demon Lord Arc ( Miko, Flare, Polka ) with Miko, Flare, Polka, Kanata & Botan.


That was such a great stream, I watched the entire 2.5hrs of it. Impromptu collabs are the stuff of legends.




This is a good project to share.

What’s HoloRewind2020? Aonahara Translations and Hololive Resort Subs teamed up to compile some of the most iconic, character-defining moments of Hololive’s talents from the year 2020 with the help of the community. These recap videos are split by generation so you can easily find your favorite VTubers. Aonahara and Hololive Resort will take turns posting each video, so make sure to check both channels to not miss out. Buckle up—it’s HoloRewind time!





I've seen the first video of the series, and the translation seems pretty good, Aonahara makes good clips. They have a good crew going, with a few well-known live translators contributing.
 
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Have a look at the HoloRewind trailer they have put a ton of effort into the project and even delayed it a little to polish it a bit more. I had a look on the 7th but nothing was up yet so i didn't post but i did read their posts on hololive & VirtualYoutuber subreddits.

Here's the thread with the schedule in it:
Hololive Rewind 2020 Schedule - VirtualYoutubers Subreddit

Here's the trailer:
 
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Damn son, so now it looks like Haato is retiring Haachama and rebranding her channel back?

This is so weirdly thrilling lmao
 

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Clever move. It keeps things fresh and interesting for us and her and avoids her getting stuck in a typecast restrictive role and getting bored.
I'm sure she will wheel out Haachama every now and then when she wants to but people really enjoyed seeing Haachama interacting with HoloEN especially Ame. People expected chaos and got wholesome.

I hope she still keeps her eyes on #HoloENGen 0 it would be great to see more JP/ID/EN collabs on the HoloEN server in the future.

Talking of Minecraft someone put up an updated map of the HoloJP Minecraft Server. So many good memories came back seeing the buildings and names.

HoloJP Server Map Jan 2021

HoloJP Server with EN Translations:


Lo-Fi Gura Wallpaper


Also, SMOK ( Subaru, Mio, Okayu, Korone ) having fun with Ultimate chicken Horse from a few days ago.
 
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Is this the end of the current arc? I guess we'll see.
Edit: come on Twitter, improve your autocropping :p

Haato and Haachama certainly played the YT algorithm like a damn fiddle: HoloStats
She literally tops all of hololive for views in the past 7 days, and is only marginally behind Gura in second place in subscriber increase.
 
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Akaihaato Ch is back as the channel name as of a few minutes ago.

Here's a link to the "TooFastRPG" that Korone was playing. It's JP only but thought some of you might be able to give it a go.
TooFastRPG - Browser Game in JP

 
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Ina has been doing a Mantis Lords stream for an hour or so now, and she's still going:

 
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She's in the thumbnail of Mio's collab stream as well, and they both will start at the same time. I wonder which one of her personas will win this time.

 

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It's amazing how many people hangout in the pre-stream chats at times and the "Free-Rooms" that they used to put up were fun. Mostly.

I still love this track... is it nostalgic now? 🤔


Also, i didn't know Fubuki was a Lawyer!
‘I’m not a cat,’ says lawyer having Zoom difficulties / Twitter


Kvik According to the pre-stream chat Mio has said that Haachama won't be on the stream because she has an important announcement to make which is obviously her reaching 1M subs.

So far, 16 minutes in Haachama/Haato stream is a recap.
 
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I just caught up to the 3 new short videos she uploaded (haven't seen the stream yet, I had a meeting; can you imagine scheduling a meeting during that? who does this??).

Anyway, after those 3 videos I can say with full confidence that my head is indeed HAACHAMACHAMA.

Also, interesting behind-the-scenes information from reddit:
For context: I painted this and uploaded it 15 minutes before the stream time to twitter. I have been meaning to paint over the doodle for the past few days but only remembered to when my friend suggested it that afternoon. I fully expected her to see it a long while after the stream ends.
Haachama grabbed it and probably edited it in and re-exported the entire ending video right then and there. Imagine my absolute shock horror when my art pops up at the end.
She really is on top of her game.
 

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Azki and Watame cover of Black Sheep premiered a few hours ago and it's great!



Watame explains why she isn't appearing at Bloom Fest and as expected it's too fucking wholesome to bear. the others get more exposure but i have a ton of respect and appreciation for Watame.

Bloom, an Idol, and her fans - Hololive Reddit

If you look at the words of a lot of her songs you can see she expresses how much it means to her that we come along on this journey with her.


Also, 2 hours Anime Karaoke full of nostalgia from Marine.
 
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I'm still catching up with Haachama Haato 's archives from last night. Karaoke stream for 1M celebration? Reading a heartfelt letter? Those are so passé. Gothic horror combined with an abstraction of the internal conflict of multiple personalities is the way to go.

She's truly a Satoshi Kon for the modern age.






I'm keen to see this one. I haven't seen too many of Shion's streams since I'm not subscribed to her channel.
 
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Ina's Hollow Knight stream today was almost 6 hours. Which just made me want Silksong more.
 
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Hololive figmas announced at WonFes





 

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Gimme these too! All of 'em! :blobeyes:


And Congrats to our EN time-Travelling Gremlin, Ame for 1M subs!
 
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Today's Holorewind. I've been enjoying these compilations so far. I feel Gen 3 has good synergy and interpersonal relationship, perhaps only bested by Gen 5.

 
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Nice! I look forward to their debut!
I wonder when we'll hear about the HoloEN Singer they were auditioning? I'd love to see an EN/Azki Diva Collab.
 
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I just had a thought, I wonder if that talented streamer from Australia Ms Corazón Rojo will apply for HoloEN Gen 2?
 
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For Monoe's 100k sub endurance stream, Pikamee decided to gift Monoe a horror game she doesn't want to play:


And tonight Monoe played it on stream with Pikamee watching

And Monoe quit half an hour into it, poor Monoe lol.



Also an earth quake in japan. Big yabai.
 
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Anteater Yeah, there's been two earthquakes happen while i was watching VTubers in the last 18 months. I know there's a clip video of one that happened over the summer which shows the POV of those that were streaming and also shows how spread out over Japan the VTubers are. Hope everyone was ok.

This was today:

Taiwanese VTubers in December:

This was November in Japan:

and January last year, Akai Haato telling people to stop streaming and get to safety. She's in Austrailia.
 
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Pikamee is still having issues with her set up so she won't be streaming again today, someone go help her!

Not sure what it is but guess is that windows update broke something (probably OBS).

 
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That latest rewind reminded me to post some Kanata cover tracks.
I forgotten to post this Kanata cover where she sings both vocal parts.



And here's the Holo Alice in N.Y. song i was sure was posted a while ago but it's worth posting again anyway. Feat. Sora, Suisei, Marine, Flare & Kanata.



I love the way they sing "in character" i.e. with their characters voice traits. It must be pretty difficult.
 
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Tomorrow 2021/02/15 21:30 JST Hololive Gen 4 ( Kanata, Coco, Watame, Towa, Luna ) are debuting their new 3D Idol costumes tomorrow. Someone said it's the ones they were supposed to present a while ago but Luna's broke so they delayed it until now.

Gen 4 are called "HoloForce" apparently, because Holo and Four/Force. I'm sure i hadn't heard them called that before but it's in Luna's tweet so it must be a thing i've missed but also it's not used much unlike HoloMyth for EN Gen 0 and HoloFive for JP Gen 5.

edit: I forgot to mention it's a relay type of thing where they each have their debut stream in turn and we wander between the streams like the Akukin HQ Relay.

Reddit thread:



Do not give chocolates to Dogs ( Korone is fine according to management )


Kiryu Coco has Coco Kaine HoloMeth EN Gen 0 on Shitpost Review:


 
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Just don't let Matsuri, Miko, Marine and Haachama be in charge or it could never be sold. Anywhere.

I'd have to think that a VN would be easy for them to produce but getting a suitable tone and story written would take time and a lot of editing. There again a Holo No Grafitti VN would be a good start point for adventures and avoid the need for a Romance system. They have a GAMERS group who have pixel art in their intros so throw together a 2D platformer collection type game with Fubuki, Korone, Okayu and Mio in a retro 16bit stylie.

They must have thought about it because it's a natural step after appearing in collabs in other games yet I can't see an entirely Hololive game happening for a while. I'd imagine it's easier to collab with existing games and supply scripts, models, voices and PR and be done with it rather than support a game and fix/patch it long term and licensing and bleeeeh... For them at the moment i'd just seem like pain peko.
 
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I think Miko has a short VN included as part of her merch (now out of print, sadly). But yeah, doing collabs with a production company seems to be the way to go for now. Meanwhile...


No subtitles yet, I think it'll be added soon. The [another] clip actually has a RU sub, to my surprise. I guess this is Shishiron's way of looking after Russian fans, of which there are plenty in her streams these days.




Come to think of it, each of Gen 5 members somehow has their own niche audience...







 
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So many people across all gens and divisions showed up for Moona's birthday stream, including Coco who invited her to guest on Meme Review, (Really interesting as reddit is banned in Indonesia.)