Ceres Fauna (セレス・ファウナ) is an English-language Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive. She debuted in 2021 as part of hololive -Council-, the second generation of members of hololive English, alongside Tsukumo Sana, Ouro Kronii, Nanashi Mumei and Hakos Baelz.
A member of the Council and the Keeper of "Nature," the second concept created by the Gods.
She has materialized in the mortal realm as a druid in a bid to save nature.
She has Kirin blood flowing in her veins, and horns that are made out of the branches of a certain tree; they are NOT deer antlers.
"Nature" refers to all organic matter on the planet except mankind.
It is long said that her whispers, as an avatar of Mother Nature, have healing properties. Whether or not that is true is something only those who have heard them can say.
While she is usually affable, warm, and slightly mischievous, any who anger her will bear the full brunt of Nature's fury.
At debut, Hakos Baelz described Fauna as a natural mama, a soothing beauty, and someone who gives the best headpats. Fans also quickly noted her striking resemblance to Yukihana Lamy in many aspects, from voice tone and motherly personality, to her overall nature motif. Fauna appears to be extremely protective of her fans and Nanashi Mumei to the point of possessiveness and extreme jealousy, and will not hesitate to switch to a more condescending tone when she encounters something unacceptable. Due to her possessive traits, Fauna often attempts to convince Mumei and humans to "return to nature" whenever Mumei gets upset. Fauna also gets embarrassed quite easily, and uses the verbal tic "uuuu" often.
Following the success of hololive English in 2020 and 2021, COVER Corporation announced auditions for a second batch of English members from 12 February to 26 March 2021. Twitter accounts for the five new members were created in June 2021 and YouTube accounts created on 26 July 2021.
Teaser videos for the new generation began on the official hololive English YouTube Channel in August 2021. On 1 August, "Prelude" revealed a story of gods creating the four concepts of space, nature, time, and civilization. On 14 August, "Omen" described the creation of avatars of those four concepts plus that of the primordial force of Chaos, revealing five silhouettes. On 17 August, "Council" revealed the five new hololive English members and announced a grand debut scheduled for the coming weekend. Although the traditional term "generation" was not officially used to refer to the new members, who had been referred to as "hololive English Generation 2" by fans, the new members nonetheless formed a group known as "-Council-".
On 17 August 2021, around 24 hours after the initial announcement, Ceres Fauna reached 100,000 YouTube subscribers before her debut. However, YouTube soon removed around half of this number, possibly due to the sudden subscriber growth on a channel with no videos yet, which may have triggered a YouTube anti-bot algorithm.
Ceres Fauna's debut was scheduled on 22 August. However, the -Council- debuts were postponed for 24 hours due to unspecified technical issues, which members jokingly blamed on the "EN curse," a perceived tendency for hololive English members to suffer from unexpected technical problems. The debuts were rescheduled at the same time on Sunday 22 August (US/Europe time) or Monday 23 August (Japan time).
Fauna's debut stream received over 92,000 viewers at its peak, and her channel had reached 100,000 subscribers by the time the stream began. She concluded by singing sweets parade from the anime Inu x Boku SS.
On 29 August, Fauna reached 200,000 YouTube subscribers. She had previously reached this milestone on 23 August, but a number of subscribers had been removed by a YouTube algorithm.
On 3 September, her channel got approved for monetization.
On 26 September, her channel became open for memberships.
On 10 October, Fauna reached 300,000 YouTube subscribers.
On 12 October, Fauna held her first official collaboration with another hololive member outside her generation, playing Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics with Pavolia Reine.
On 20 December, Fauna and the rest of hololive English collaborated on a cover song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" by Frederic Austin which was also her first official cover song.
On 21 December, Fauna reached 400,000 YouTube subscribers.
On 6 January, hololive's Twitter account announced that both Myth and Council members would get new year costumes.
On 15 January, Fauna debuted her second 2D costume, a kimono to celebrate the new year. In this costume, Fauna has small braided twintails decorated with small red ribbons. She also has a flower ornament to her right. Her kimono is light pink, decorated with small sakura flowers and triangle patterns in the area of her sleeves, along with big red and pink flowers near the neck and the bottom. The obi is dark green with light green tips, along with a sakura flower pattern. The center of the obi's ribbon is decorated with by a big white flower and a smaller blue flower underneath. On her right hand, Fauna holds a light brown hand bag decorated with the silhouette of deers. The costume is complemented by a long white apron that can be removed. Fauna wears short, light brown boots.
On 21 March, Fauna, during her birthday stream, announced that she would get her first original song. She also said that the song is still in the making and would be ready near late April. 
On 30 March, Fauna reached 500,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, making her the 4th Council member and also the 51st hololive member overall to reach this milestone.
On 14 May, she released her first original song: "Let Me Stay Here."
On 20 July, during a stream on Mumei's channel -Council- and IRyS debuted "Beeg Smol" 3D models designed by Sana.
- Main page: Ceres Fauna/Discography
|Let Me Stay Here||1st single||16 May 2022|
|Digital Release • Music Video • YouTube|
- On 26 October 2021, Anime NYC's announced that every holoCouncil member would appear in "Anime NYC."
- On 26 April 2022, Anime Boston announced that Ceres Fauna and Ouro Kronii of hololive English's -Council-, as well as Kureiji Ollie and Pavolia Reine of hololive Indonesia's 2nd Generation would appear in their event which would be held from 27 to 29 May.
- On 14 July 2022, Crunchyroll Expo's Twitter account announced that Fauna and other members of hololive English would be appearing in "Crunchyroll Expo 2022," which would be held from 5 to 7 August 2022.
Mascot and Fans
- Her mascot is a kirin named "Nemu." She was introduced on 21 February 2022, Fauna claims that Nemu is spoiled, considers herself a princess and likes to sleep a lot, and that Nemu falls asleep hearing Fauna's voice which happens everytime Fauna streams, explaining her late introduction. Fauna also clarified that Nemu is not a representation of her fanbase the "Saplings." Nemu's name itself in Japanese「ねむ」also means "sleep" which is enough to describe Nemu's personality.
- Her fanbase is officially called "Saplings," as in small trees.
- Her members are "Faunatics." This is a play on the word "fanatics" using her own name.
- Notable units and groups Fauna is part of:
- "-Council-," alongside Ouro Kronii, Nanashi Mumei, Hakos Baelz and Tsukumo Sana.
- "Sauna," alongside Tsukumo Sana.
- "FaunMei," alongside Nanashi Mumei.
- "KronFau," alongside Ouro Kronii.
- "SNOTCast," (Shark, Nature, Owl and Time) alongside Gawr Gura, Nanashi Mumei and Ouro Kronii.
- "Cereines," alongside Pavolia Reine.
- "OKFAIR," alongside Kureiji Ollie, Ouro Kronii, Anya Melfissa, IRyS, and Pavolia Reine.
- "I'm not that old! Only four and a half... four and a half billion."
- "Nature is kind of dark and beautiful at the same time, right?"
- "Don't worry, don't worry. I'll take good care of you. I promise. Mother Nature would never betray you... right?"
- The name "Ceres" refers to the Ceres ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility. It is also the name of a dwarf planet or large asteroid.
- "Fauna" is an English word referring to the animals of nature. It is also a name of Roman origin, as the name of a goddess of animals, nature, spring, and fertility, and is used as a female given name.
- Fauna considers her last name to be too formal to use in conversation. However, like Gawr Gura, Ninomae Ina'nis, Takanashi Kiara, and Nanashi Mumei, she reads her name in Eastern order, which has confused some of the JP members into calling her "Ceres-chan."
- Fauna's age of four and a half billion years is around the age of the planet Earth, when it first coalesced from galactic dust and early life began to develop.
- The golden apple that Fauna occasionally holds on her right hand can cure all ailments.
- Fauna has the ability to restore the entire planet Earth when it is destroyed. She has used this power after Tsukumo Sana removed her size limiter and destroyed the planet during Council's debut relay.
- Her species is a kirin. The kirin is four-legged horned mythical creature originating in Chinese mythology, where it is known as the qilin. It is said to be one of the three most powerful mythical creatures, along with the dragon and phoenix.
- Fauna describes herself as a "druid." Originally a type of priest among Celtic cultures of ancient Britain, about which little is known, the druid was popularized by Dungeons & Dragons as a type of spellcaster with a special connection to nature, first appearing as a playable character class in Eldritch Wizardry (1976).
Likes and dislikes
- Fauna likes animals, drawing, the kalimba, tea, co-op games, horror, and cats. She also likes peaches, which is her favorite fruit other than her golden apple.
- She prefers animals to plants, noting that her name is Fauna, not Flora.
- She drinks her tea hot and without milk or sugar. She enjoys peach tea.
- She enjoys horror games, but is easily scared.
- Fauna dislikes mushrooms as a food, grasshoppers, and elevators. She is particularly scared of elevators.
- Her favorite games include "Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors"; Animal Crossing, Okami, SOMA, and Super Mario Odyssey.
- Her favorite anime are Neon Genesis Evangelion, Madoka Magica, Mob Psycho 100, Made in Abyss, Hunter x Hunter and Death Note.
- Her favorite music include singers kiki vivi lily and satomoka, and bossa nova.
- Her goals are to learn Japanese, learn to sing, create an original song, perform offline collabs with genmates, learn to speedrun games (including Minecraft and Mario Odyssey), and to voice act in a video game.
- Her plans include weekly ASMR streams, community days, and game and art streams.
- Fauna's birthday, 21 March, is International Day of Forests and the Tree.
- Fauna has a beauty mark under her right eye, similar to Ninomae Ina'nis'. Coincidentally, her first tweet was a pun, something Ina is famed for. Her first tweet, "oh deer," may refer to the antler-like tree branches in her hair.
- Fauna's personal emoji, 🌿 (branch), was originally one of candidates for Shishiro Botan's personal emoji before being finalized.
- Asymmetry is a feature of Fauna's appearance.
- Fauna has two cats, a 21-year old brown and beige cat named Clover and a 10-year old black cat named Snail. Clover meows quite often in Fauna's streams, while Snail rarely makes an appearance.
- She is an admirer of hololive member Shirogane Noel and wishes to collab with her some day.
- She can be somewhat clumsy.
- She shares the same illustrator as Aizawa Ema from Virtual eSports Project, and Kurokiri Aria.
- Fauna is a vegan, but only admitted to that nearly 2 months after her debut, as she doesn't want to come off as too judgmental or obnoxious.
- Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN - YouTube channel
- Ceres Fauna's corporate profile on hololive.hololivepro.com
- @ceresfauna - Twitter account
- Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN - Social Blade YouTube stats
- セレス・ファウナ - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- セレス・ファウナ - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- Ceres Fauna - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- 세레스 파우나 - Namu Wiki
- Ceres Fauna - Hololive Fan Wiki
- Rariemonn [@rariemonn765]. (2021, August 23). Hololive English -議会 所属のセレス・ファウナさん(@ceresfauna)のLive2Dモデルを制作させていただきました！I rigged Live2D model of Ceres Fauna, who belong to hololive EN. [Tweet]. Twitter.
- @sei_soy. (2022, January 15). [お仕事告知：ホロライブEN「セレス・ファウナ」正月衣装のLive2Dモデルを制作させていただきました！Hololive EN Ceres Fauna's (@ceresfauna) New Year's outfit] [Tweet]. Twitter.
- SeafoamBoi. (2022, July 20). And once again, I was responsible for modelling both the all the avatars and the entire environment. Thank you Sana for trusting me with your designs, and I hope you all enjoyed the map! [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Rio. (2021, September 5). Ceres Fauna but it's just uuuuu [Video]. YouTube.
- /u/hololive. (2021, February 12). [Press Release] 🎉Second Round Auditions for VTuber Group “hololive English” Begins!. Reddit.
- hololive English. (2021, August 1). Prelude｜#holoENPrelude [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive English. (2021, August 14). Omen｜#holoENOmen [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive English. (2021, August 17). 【Debut PV】Council ｜#holoCouncil [Video]. YouTube.
- Ceres, F. [@ceresfauna]. (2021, August 17). oh deer [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Tsukumo, S. [@tsukumosana]. (2021, August 17). i come in pease [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Hakos, B. [@hakosbaelz]. (2021, August 17). dnssɐʍ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Ouro, K. [@ourokronii]. (2021, August 17). I’m sorry that I’m not a tree but a helicopter, can’t have everything in life. [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Nanashi, M. [@nanashimumei_en]. (2021, August 17). oh man [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2021, August 21). [Debut Postponement 1/2] We regret to inform you that the debut of hololive English -Council-, originally scheduled from 2 AM, Sunday, August 22 (JST), has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Tsukumo, S. [@tsukumosana]. (2021, August 21). the EN curse is out of this world.... [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2021, August 22). Please check the times (JST) below for the adjusted debut schedule of hololive English -Council-.Sana: Monday, August 23, 2 AM Fauna: Monday, August 23, 3:30 AM Kronii: Monday, August 23, 5 AMMumei: Monday, August 23, 6:30 AM Baelz: Monday, August 23, 8 AM [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Ceres, F. [Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, August 23). 【DEBUT STREAM】Mama Nature 🌿 #hololiveEnglish #holoCouncil [Video]. YouTube.
- Ceres, F. [Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, September 26). 【Membership Unlocked!】 Mini KARAOKE to Celebrate 1 Month #holoCouncil [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2022, January 6). 【🎉お知らせ🎉】「ホロライブEnglish」所属VTuberのお正月衣装が発表‼ お披露目リレー配信は、2022年1月9日（日）6時より配信決定✨ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Ceres, F. [Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, January 15). 【NEW OUTFIT REVEAL】 Kimono Kirin! #HoloENKimonoRelay [Video]. YouTube.
- Nanashi, M. [Nanashi Mumei Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, February 22). 【6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY】HOLOCOUNCIL GAME SHOW [Video]. YouTube.
- Ceres, F. [Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, March 21). 【FAUNA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY】 You're invited!! 💌 #Faunjoubi2022 [Video]. YouTube.
- Nanashi, M. [Nanashi Mumei Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, July 20). 【COUNCIL+IRYS】??! DEBUT [Video]. YouTube.
- Ceres, F. [Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, August 5). 【600k SAPLINGS PARTY】 SINGING FOR 600k 🥳 THANK YOU! [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive production [u/hololive]. (2022, August 6). 🎉Ceres Fauna🌿 celebrates 600,000 subscribers!🎉 [Post]. reddit.
- Anime NYC [@animenyc]. (2021, October 26). #AnimeNYC is proud to welcome hololive English -Council- for their NYC debut! Meet @tsukumosana @ceresfauna @ourokronii @nanashimumei_en @hakosbaelz on stage Friday and enjoy a @hololive_En booth and exclusives all weekend! [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Anime Boston [@AnimeBoston]. (2022, April 26). Anime Boston is excited to be one of the first hosts for hololive's newest initiative for overseas events — hololive Meet Project! [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Crunchyroll Expo [@crunchyrollexpo]. (2022, July 14). The Keeper of "Nature" and member of the Council, @ceresfauna will be joining us at Crunchyroll Expo! [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Ceres, F. [Ceres Fauna Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, February 21). WHO???? [Video]. YouTube.