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Enogu


Enogu (えのぐ) is a group of Japanese Virtual Idols under Iwamoto-chou Geinousha's virtual idol project. They started activities as a 2-person group known previously as Antama (あんたま) formed by Suzuki Anzu and Shirafuji Tamaki, who debuted on YouTube on 28 August 2017.

On 25 December 2017, a new group called the Actresses Unit (女優部 / Joyū-bu) was debuted with new three members: Natsume Haru, Hinata Nao and Kurihara Sakurako.

Enogu finally reached its present lineup on February 21, 2018 when the two units were merged. On May 5, 2018 they did their proper first show as five girl assembly with a live performance of their first single, the eponymous song "Enogu" [1]. The Actresses Unit was later renamed as Hinatsukuri (ひなつくり).

Introduction Video

環(たまき)とあんずからのお願い

環(たまき)とあんずからのお願い

Enogu's debut video (as Antama)
【女優部初登場!】岩本町芸能社感謝祭 2017

【女優部初登場!】岩本町芸能社感謝祭 2017

First video with the actresses unit.

Members

Name Japanese Unit Portrait
Suzuki Anzu 鈴木あんず Antama (あんたま)
Enogu - Anzu
Shirafuji Tamaki 白藤環 Antama (あんたま)
Enogu - Tamaki
Hinata Nao 日向奈央 Hinatuskuri (ひなつくり)
Enogu - Nao
Kurihara Sakurako "Rako" 栗原桜子 Hinatuskuri (ひなつくり)
Enogu - Sakurako
Natsume Haru 夏目ハル Hinatuskuri (ひなつくり)
Enogu - Haru

Personalities

Trivia and History (to be separated)

  • The initial announcement of the creation of Enogu was received with a harsh backlash from their fans because of misunderstandings originated from the official statement released by the chief manager of the group, Yuuta Marumo [2]. The way he delivered the statement was interpreted as he was changing completely the lineup with new members instead of just merging the two existent groups. On 23 February, 2018, the Actresses Unit released an apology video explaining the reasons who lead to this misunderstanding and reassuring the fans that there won't be changes on the formation beyond of a merge. In the video, Rako, who was wrongly targeted with some of the fan backlash, was crying, and when the other girls tried to touch her to console her it caused glitches in the motion capture system. To this day the first announcement video is the most disliked video in all Enogu's videography.
  • As of 2019, along with Kizuna AI, Weatheroid Type A Airi and Kosaki Micha, the members of Enogu are the only virtual youtubers who had their accounts officially verified by Twitter.
  • The hashtag #えのぐ was nominated to the breakthrough category (VTuber) on the 2018 Twitter Trend Awards in Japan. Enogu was nominated along Kizuna AI, Kaguya Luna, Mirai Akari, Dennou Shojo Siro, Tokino Sora, Tsukino Mito, Nora Cat, Shinonome Megu and Yozakura Tama. AI was the winner of that category.  [3]
  • Along with Fuji Aoi and MonsterZ MATE, Enogu is also an artist who signed a deal with Universal Music Japan for the release of their music. [4] [5]
  • They have a collaboration with the YumYumMonkey ice cream/snack shop in Akihabara (at Don Quijote building).
  • On 4 March 2019, it was announced that the voice actress behind Natsume Haru will take a break due to her poor health.
  • On 2 April 2019, it was announced that the voice actress behind Kurihara Sakurako would temporarily suspend activities.
  • On 7 April 2019, the 1-year anniversary VR live event was held at DMM VR theater, with the 3 active girls: Anzu, Nao, Tamaki.

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