Ayunda Risu (アユンダ・リス) is a female Indonesian Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of its Indonesian (ID) branch first generation of VTubers alongside Airani Iofifteen and Moona Hoshinova.
Risu has a humorous, high-energy and extremely friendly personality. Risu's interactions with Moona and Iofi, other hololive members and anyone in general, has given her the reputation of being exceedingly sweet, kind and personable.
According to herself she can be described as cheerful, clumsy and a crybaby.
A squirrel girl who comes from the magicial forest.
She once lost her way in the human realm, but was then saved by a kind-hearted woman with whom she is now living. She treats this woman as her big sis.
She debuted as a VTuber just to repay her.
On 29 June, hololive Indonesia's main channel published a cover of Ochame Kinou featuring all of hololive Indonesia's first generation members, making Risu's first cover song.
On 14 August, it was announced on the official hololive Indonesia Twitter account that their 1st Gen members would get a new outfit for each commemorating Indonesia's Independence Day.
On 16 August, she debuted her second 2D costume. In this costume she wears a white floral dress, with a belt bellow the chest, she also uses a small hat on her left ear.
On 6 December, Risu reached 300.000 subcribers on Youtube.
On 11 March, Risu reached 400.000 subscribers on Youtube.
Mascot & Fans
- Her mascot is a pink squirrel that wears a hat, choker and hairpin similar to hers named "Riscot", which was drawn by Aragami Oga.
- Her fanbase is officially called "Risuners" (based on the word "Listeners"), or "Prisuners" (based on the word "Prisoners") for members.
- "People nowadays tried so much to be different to the point they forget about who they really are and what they really like. Truth is, don't try so hard to be different that it makes you forget who you really are."
- "If we work hard we'll get 3D, right? Lets work hard. Yes, and stay hard! wait..."
- Risu's original name "Tupaia Splendidula" is assumed to be the scientific name of her species, Ruddy Treeshrew. It could also be a language and word mix of Indonesian ("tupai") and English ("splendid") origin, which fully means "Splendid Squirrel".
- In addition to Indonesian, she can also speak English and Japanese.
- Risu has a notably wide vocal-range, even for a singer. At the request of fans she's been able to portray a considerable range of identities through voice affectation, even convincing impersonations of other hololive members. Risu's fans frequently refer to these identities emulated through voice as "Risu DLC's".
- She also gets along with Zen Gunawan, a male Indonesian Vtuber from MAHAPANCA, and have had several collabs together.
- Due to this quality acting as reinforcement to her singing talent, many fans have joked that she has helped restoring Motoaki Tanigo's (also widely known by the moniker "YAGOO") dream to create an idol company.
- She lives in the same house together with the other members of hololive Indonesia's 1st Generation, Moona Hoshinova and Airani Iofifteen.
- She is scared of dogs (an admittedly appropriate trait for a squirrel-girl).
- Her debut-stream featured an instance where her neighbor's dog suddenly began loudly barking, making Risu excessively nervous.
- Despite being scared of dogs, she mentioned herself to be a big fan of Korone and has mentioned wanting to do collaborations with her.
- On December 7th Risu collabed with Korone for the first time, playing Phasmaphobia together.
- She's part of a group called "Kirakira Collab" (キラキラコラボ), along with Airani Iofifteen, Arurandeisu and Aragami Oga. They stream a game together once a month.
- She has a bad sense of direction, shown in her first DOOM stream.
- Her fanart tag #GambaRisu came from the words "Gambar + Risu" from Indonesian language which literally means Picture/Image of Risu.
- Beginning on 1 November 2020 and ending on 30 November 2020, Risu has posted short form videos on her channel in observance of "Nonstop Nut November" (a parody of the internet meme "No Nut November"), wherein she extols the virtues of various nuts and how much she, a squirrel girl, loves them.
- After "Nonstop Nut November" ended on 30 November 2020, Risu quickly started DDD, or "Devour Doughnut December", the following day on December 1st, and talks about a different type, flavor or weird trivia about doughnuts each day.
- She shares her birthday with Holostars member Aragami Oga.
- In 2021, they both released a duet of "DADDY! DADDY! DO!" on their channels, each featuring themselves as the main vocals for the song and the other as backing vocalist.
- Ayunda Risu Ch. hololive-ID - YouTube channel
- Ayunda Risu's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Ayunda Risu's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @ayunda_risu - Twitter account
- Ayunda Risu hololive ID - Facebook account
- ayunda_risu - Instagram account
- Ayunda Risu - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- Risu, A. [Ayunda Risu Ch. hololive-ID] (2020, January 10) 【hololiveID first debut】Can Squirrel be an Idol too ? 【Ayunda Risu】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ozANadM_Y8U?t=1808
- rossignoul (2020, August 16) ホロライブID、アユンダ・リスさんの夏衣装のお仕立てを担当しました！清楚な白ワンピース姿のリスちゃんもよろしくお願いします🌺 Ayunda Risuさん (@ ayunda_risu)ベースモデル：乾物ひもの様 (@ himono_vtuber) お衣装：やとみ様 (@ 8103x) #Ayunda_Risu #hololive_ID #ホロライブインドネシア
- Risu, A. [Ayunda Risu Ch. hololive-ID] (2020, April 10) 【hololiveID first debut】Can Squirrel be an Idol too ? 【Ayunda Risu】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ozANadM_Y8U?t=565
- [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/438283
- ayunda_risu (2020, April 6) Hello everyone, I'm Risu! It's nice to know you ! Why haven't I show you my full face yet ? You'll know about it in the next 1 hour ! :> Stay tune ! <3 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/ayunda_risu/status/1247072570303635458
- Risu, A. [Ayunda Risu Ch. hololive-ID] (2020, April 10) 【hololiveID first debut】Can Squirrel be an Idol too ? 【Ayunda Risu】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ozANadM_Y8U
- hololive_Id (2020, August 14) 🇮🇩 Pengumuman! 🇮🇩 Dalam rangka menyambut HUT RI, hololive Indonesia akan mengadakan relay stream kostum baru!🥳 16 Agustus, 2020 Risu - 20:00 WIB Moona - 20:30 WIB Iofi - 21:00 WIB Saksikan di channel mereka masing-masing yah! holoID #holoIDNewCostume #holoIDHUTRI #HUTRI75 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_Id/status/1294189516929073153
- Risu, A. [Ayunda Risu Ch. hololive-ID] (2020, August 16) 【hololiveID】AYUNDA RISU NEW COSTUME PREMIERE!!!【Ayunda Risu】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/HlTK-XguiRk?t=989