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Amane Kanata (天音かなた) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of its fourth generation of VTubers alongside Tsunomaki Watame, Tokoyami Towa, Kiryu Coco and Himemori Luna.

Introduction Video

【_天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生_新人Vtuber】

【 天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生 新人Vtuber】

Kanata's introduction.

Personality

Kanata is an angelic denizen currently studying at the Heaven Academy to become a full-fledged angel. She is currently 18 years old. (She specifies that this is her "angel age", but has stated in past streams that this is the same as her human age.)[8]

Kanata is extremely sweet, polite, friendly and demure. She is somewhat more quiet and reserved when compared to her contemporaries in hololive's fourth generation, and her sense of humor generally tends to be less crass or vulgar.

However, she admits she has a playfully "sadistic" streak to her,[9] which usually manifests in her teasing her audience or playing pranks on her fellow hololive members. She has also admitted that she is markedly shy and that she sometimes tries to conceal this with a "cool facade" when around other people.[10] Kanata has also been noted by viewers as genuinely somewhat innocent and even a little naive, leading to viewers becoming (jokingly) concerned that she may be "corrupted" by other hololive members such as Kiryu Coco or Natsuiro Matsuri.

Appearance

She typically wears her Heaven Academy school uniform along with a small, shiny, metallic halo over her head that resembles the shape of a star. This same four-pointed star-shape is also seen on her uniform's buttons. The high collar of her school uniform frequently conceals part of her face. Her uniform's ribbon is consistently uneven/lopsided. Gaps in her bangs reveal that she has cobalt-blue highlights. Kanata also has two feathered wings which can be seen over her shoulders, as is typical of angels (in several episodes of AsaCoco Live News Kiryu Coco has found innovative uses for the feathers they produce).

Profile

An angel from the Angelic-Realm Institution. She is now studying how to heal people.

To hide her shyness, she pretends to be cool.[11]

History

Background

Her Twitter account was created on November 2019, while her first tweet was made on 25 December,[12] while her YouTube channel was created on 4 December and her debut stream was made on 27 December.

2020

On 9 February after being rejected for monetization from the start, her channel became monetizable.[13][14]

On 1 July, she announced during a stream that she would get her 3D model, this was later reconfirmed on her Twitter account.[15][16]

On 5 July, she debuted her 3D model during a stream being the second of her generation to do so after Kiryu Coco.[17]

On 24 November, she reached 500,000 YouTube subscribers, being the 24th hololive member to do so.

On 29 December, hololive's Twitter accounts announced that eight of their members would get "New year" costumes, Kanata being one of them.[18]

2021

On 1 January, she debuted her second 2D costume, a new year kimono during a stream.[19]

On 15 January, she reached 600,000 YouTube subscribers.[20]

On 14 February, Kanata announced on her Twitter account that the members of the 4th generation would get their 3D idol costumes.[21]

On 15 February, she debuted her 3D idol costume.[22]

Fans

  • Her fanbase is officially called "Heimin" (pronounced "Hey-min"), or へい民 in Japanese; a Japanese term roughly translating to "commoners," "Plebeians" or a general lower strata of social class.

Quotes

  • "Power is power. Gorilla is the angel. Violence is the solution to everything."

Trivia

  • Her nickname of "PP Tenshi" ("PowerPoint Angel") originates from her use of Microsoft PowerPoint in her debut stream. Her fans have also given joking alternate meanings for the abbreviation in different situations ("Perfect Pitch Tenshi" when she's singing, "Perpetually Panicked Tenshi" when she's playing horror-games, etc.).
  • During her debut stream Kanata included a vocal performance of the traditional Japanese sea shanty Sōran Bushi, complete with the backing music being entirely composed of her singing A cappella. Kanata has since become intrinsically linked with Sōran Bushi, with it becoming somewhat of her de facto theme-song. A remixed version of her performance frequently serves as the stand-by music on her streams.
  • During Kanata's debut stream she specified that her training at Heaven Academy is in the specialization for Curative/Healing angelic abilities.[23]
  • The yellow arm-band on her school uniform reads "Student Council" in Japanese, implying that she is active in extracurricular activities at Heaven Academy.
  • Kanata owns two pet rabbits.
  • Kanata has the rare distinction of earning a perfect score of 20 points on Yuzuki Choco's Trivia Quiz. This indicates that she has an excellent memory, and has earned her the alternate nickname "BB Tenshi" (Big-Brained Angel) among English-speaking fans.
  • At one of the streams hosted by Akai Haato, the latter (who is already very prone for English mistypings) accidentally mistyped Kanata's name in English as "Kabaya" and noticed it only after the chat started calling her out at the same time. Both the viewers and Haato herself found it funny, and from that time, Kanata is sometimes referred by this nickname, and sometimes even by a combined nickname "PP Kabaya".
  • Kanata is a noted fan of the anime/manga series Pop Team Epic, Hunter × Hunter and especially Detective Conan, with references to them frequently cropping up in her streams.[24] Fanart also frequently depicts Kanata as an analogue to the character Popuko from Pop Team Epic.[25][26][27]
  • She and Inugami Korone are avid baseball fans and have attended games together.
  • Kanata has a notably wide vocal-range, even compared to other hololive members with established singing talent. Kanata has demonstrated on stream an impressive ability to simulate a wide range of voices (usually to voice an NPC in a game, for example) including convincing child-like voices, deeper-sounding male voices and exaggerated cartoon voices, all to the surprise of her audience. She has also routinely been able to successfully make prank-calls to other hololive members via Discord, impersonating another girl in a totally convincing manner and only revealing herself at the end of the call before hanging up. The idea that Kanata is secretly the only member of hololive and is simply providing voice acting for all of the group's various streamers has become a running joke among English speaking fans.
  • Kanata has a grip strength of 50 kg and is very proud of it, to the point it reinforced the use of her "Gorilla" nickname.[28][29] More recently, her grip strength is such that she has become afraid of accidentally destroying things and even people, among which Houshou Marine's hand was almost a victim.[30]
    • For reference, the average grip strength for an 18-year-old female is between 19 and 30 kg, and 50 kg still exceeds the male adult average of 40-45 kg.
  • Kanata is the third member of hololive after Kiryu Coco and Artia to join the official hololive Subreddit as a moderator.
  • She is almost deaf in one ear.
  • Kanata lives with her fellow hololive idol Kiryu Coco. Coco has given her the nickname "Kana-Gorilla" for her ability to flawlessly open tight jar lids, due to her aforementioned grip strength. Kanata is apparently so physically strong that she has, on multiple occasions, shattered the jars she is attempting to open.

External Links

Media

Twitter hashtags

Further readings

References

  1. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0?t=542
  2. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0?t=650
  3. MegaJujube (2021, January 1) ホロライブ4期生、天音かなたさんのお正月衣装のLive2Dを担当させていただきました! 華やかなお衣装、ふわふわにさせていただきました! イラスト:おしおしお(@ oshio_dayo)先生 #ホロライブ正月衣装 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/MegaJujube/status/1344881157754605569
  4. yatsurugi_mmd (2020, July 5) VTuber天音かなたちゃん( @amanekanatach )の3Dモデルを担当しました! ということで、お祝い動画を作ってみました。 めっちゃ、ガチ恋距離にしときました! そして今、YouTubeでお披露目生放送中です!! https://youtu.be/ZUW6CcY-Yf0 ぜひ観に行ってください! #天音かなた3D #かなたーと #天音かなた [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/yatsurugi_mmd/status/1279733466230210561
  5. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2020, July 5) 【#天音かなた3D】天音かなた3Dお披露目!いっぱい見てっ!【#JointhefutureJP】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ZUW6CcY-Yf0?t=1129
  6. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0?t=355
  7. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0?t=355
  8. Amane, K. [Suisei Channel] (2020, February 3) - 天使と初コラボ!マシュマロ雑談会【ホロライブ / 星街すいせい × 天音かなた】- [Video File] Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/uIa5efSd4Ew?t=2887
  9. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0
  10. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0
  11. [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433562
  12. amanekanatach (2019, December 25) へい [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/amanekanatach/status/1209763272083165185
  13. amanekanatach (2020, February 9) むま [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/amanekanatach/status/1226373770190802944
  14. hololive_En (2020, February 9) Congratulations, Kanata~! We knew you could do it! [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1226375620025712641
  15. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2020, July 1) 【重大発表】大事な大事なお知らせがあるよ【天音かなた/ホロライブ4期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7EhFf6q3SI4?t=2478
  16. amanekanatach (2020, July 1) 💥💥重大告知💥💥 📝7月5日(日)20:00~ 天音かなた、3Dになります!!! 応援してくれるみんなに恩返しができるような、 楽しいお披露目にするよ~~っ🥳✨✨ #天音かなた3D #ホロふぉーす  #JointhefutureJP [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/amanekanatach/status/1278315959187472384
  17. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2020, July 5)【#天音かなた3D】天音かなた3Dお披露目!いっぱい見てっ!【#JointhefutureJP】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ZUW6CcY-Yf0
  18. hololive_En (2020, December 29) [🎍News🎍] Eight hololive members will showcase their New Year's outfits‼️ The unveiling relay streams begin Jan. 1, 2021, 1 PM JST!✨ 🔽Info (Japanese)🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000332.000030268.html… #ホロライブ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1343831280253771776
  19. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2021, January 1) 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】⭐⭐Live2D 2.0も同時公開⭐⭐【天音かなた/ホロライブ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/0lxAqsyXqeg?t=1315
  20. amanekanatach (2021, January 15) そして!!! 登録者数60万人ありがとう~~っっ☺️💕 みんなと約束した60万人記念の歌ってみた、 この間レコーディングしてきたよ🐹 楽しみにしててね~~🥳✨ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/amanekanatach/status/1349827418895208450
  21. amanekanatach (2021, February 14) ✨✨4期アイドル衣装お披露目告知✨✨ 明日の21:40から💫💫 4期生アイドル衣装動画プレミア公開& 同時視聴リレーやるよおお!!!! 憧れのアイドル衣装を同期と一緒にお披露目😳🎉 僕は22:40から!!(にによんお) みんな絶対見にきてね💘💘 #ホロふぉーすアイドル衣装 #holo4thidol [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/amanekanatach/status/1360996138510295043
  22. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2021, February 15) 【天音かなた】4期生念願のアイドル衣装✨【#ホロふぉーす​アイドル衣装​​】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Hkok9y1ZQDk
  23. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0
  24. Amane, K. [Kanata Ch. 天音かなた] (2019, December 27)【#天音かなた初配信】初めまして。【ホロライブ4期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XYLTUUrFeu0
  25. uturogi (2020, January 29) 感動ドキュメンタリー。#かなたーと #みかじ絵 #収益化NG組[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/uturogi/status/1222460246041321473
  26. https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/3782052
  27. bkub_comic (2020, Julu 5) 今日の[ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/bkub_comic/status/1279790224051040257
  28. Oozora, S. [Subaru Ch. 大空スバル] (2020, July 10) 【まったり雑談】07/11 おあようスバル【ホロライブ/大空スバル】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ALccXArqFgw
  29. [VTuber for ALL] (2020, July 14) 【ENG SUB】Amane Kanata is Overpowered [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/SkDr7b1aKBc
  30. Marine, H. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, August 24) 【ゲリラオフ】#かなマリココ​【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/FGyiIMIH8w8?t=3247
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