This name is officially written using the Japanese name format, the family name is Gawr.
Gawr Gura is an English Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of its English (EN) branch first generation of VTubers alongside Ninomae Ina'nis, Takanashi Kiara, Watson Amelia, and Mori Calliope.
- 1 Introduction Video
- 2 Personality
- 3 Profile
- 4 History
- 5 Events
- 6 Mascots and Fans
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Trivia
- 9 External Links
- 10 References
Gura is friendly and readily likeable, and often amuses her viewers with foolish antics. She has no sense of direction, often misspells and mispronounces words, has trouble remembering her own age, and consistently fails to solve basic math problems, leading viewers to affectionately call her a "dum shark". Memorably, one viewer declared that "Gura has a heart of gold and a head of bone".
She can also be lazy at times. She often forgets about perishable items until they start to rot, and eats baby food "because you don't have to cook it... [or] chew on it".
However, despite her poor math and spelling skills, Gura is quick-witted, clever, and has vast knowledge of Shark Facts. When questioned on why she was not "boing boing", she excused it by claiming that she was "hydrodynamic". Her skill with fast-paced rhythm games is exceptional, and she is highly ambitious. She also occasionally makes lewd jokes, and is familiar with modern meme culture, which she references often.
Gura is a descendant of the Lost City of Atlantis, who swam to Earth while saying "It's so boring down there LOLOLOL!" She bought her clothes (and her shark hat) in the human world and she really loves them. In her spare time, she enjoys talking to marine life.
Gura was introduced simultaneously on both hololive's and hololive's English Twitter accounts and also on hololive English's YouTube channel in a small video with the rest of the first generation on 8 September 2020. Her Twitter account was created in July, but she only made her first tweet on her official introduction on 8 September. Her YouTube channel was created on 16 July, but she debuted on 13 September.
Gura was fifteen minutes late to her own debut stream due to a technical issue. In a six-month review of her debut, she described being so nervous that she could feel her heart beat in her head, and had stomach problems as she was too nervous to eat before the stream. She had watched the debut videos of numerous hololive Japan streamers in order to prepare.
An unspecified design change was made shortly before Gura's debut.
Gura quickly rose in popularity, becoming the fastest-growing VTuber ever, gaining 100,000 new subscribers every two to five days. On 20 October, just 37 days after her debut, Gura overtook both Shirakami Fubuki and Inugami Korone to become the #1 most subscribed hololive VTuber on YouTube.
On 30 November, Gura reached 1,500,000 YouTube subscribers.
On 22 January, Gura celebrated her 2,000,000 subscriber milestone with a karaoke stream.
On 14 April, Gura reached 2.5 million YouTube subscribers.
On 30 April, hololive's Twitter account announced that every member of holoMyth would get their second 2D costumes.
On 6 May, Gura debuted her second 2D costume, in this costume Gura has cat ears and her hair is styled with a side ponytail, her clothes consist of a white blouse and a blue jumpsuit skirt, her skirt as the design that resembles a shark's mouth open on the side, Gura also has a bag with a really similar design. This debut was also the stream with the largest simultaneous viewer count of any vtuber in history, peaking at 194,280 concurrent viewers.
- On 12 March 2021, as part of their six months celebration the holoMyth members announced that they would get an official BGM image soundtrack featuring Camellia, with a release date of 14 March. The song inspired by Gura is titled "Sharkventure!!"
Mascots and Fans
- Gura's mascot is named Bloop, a "long time friend who stays in a bubble 'for the better'." Bloop has an "emergency ration" 「非常食」 can on his head. According to Gura in a multiple-choice question, Bloop is emergency food. And in other instances, she has implied that Bloop isn't exactly a morally upstanding individual, and is likely bordering on evil based on how she described his plush version.
- Unlike the rest of the holoMyth mascots, Bloop was designed by Gura's artist Amashiro Natsuki, as seen in her concept illustration. However Ina made the design for the chibi version.
- Bloop shares its name with the Bloop, an ultra-low-frequency, high amplitude underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997. Previously thought to have been caused by a marine animal, it is now believed to have been caused by movement of glaciers.
- Her fanbase are officially called "Chumbuds."
- Her channel members are referred to as MemberShrimp. This is a reference to Gura seeing her chat use the word "simp", to which she replied "I just saw the word 'simp' go by. What is simp? Do you mean shrimp?" Calling monetary supporters of VTubers "shrimps" has spread beyond Gura's fans, particularly after streaming platform Twitch banned the word "simp".
- "See, sometimes, in life, you try and hit life with a 'hoocha!', but then life decides to hit you with a 'hoocha!'. You know what you do, in this predicament? When life hoochas you? You go AGAIN!"
- "Don't worry about it. Don't worry about it. You know what? Not every adventure comes to a happy ending. Sometimes you just gotta retrace, go back, and start over."
- (On 12 November 2020) "It's officially Christmas!"
- "I don't know, maybe it's not great progress compared to other people, but I'm happy with my progress. And you know what? Quite frankly, that's all that matters. If you spend too much time worrying about, you know, other people's progress and how it matches up to yours then... I don't know, you might forget what really matters, and that's your progress, you know?"
- "You can't be mad at me... I'm cute!" 
- In Japanese, Gura's name is written 「がうる・ぐら」 ("gauru gura").
- She gives her surname first, Japanese style, even when speaking in English. Takanashi Kiara and Ninomae Ina'nis also do this, while Calliope Mori and Amelia Watson use the English name order when speaking in English.
- Gura is the only member of holoMyth to write her name entirely in hiragana. This is consistent with her childlike demeanor and academic skills, since hiragana-only writing is usually reserved for children's books.
- Gura comes from Atlantis. On her first solo stream on 13 September 2020, in which she played the shark simulator game Maneater, she said that Atlantis didn't have French fries, so she's not interested in returning.
- Her birthday, 20 June, is the same date the 1975 film Jaws was released. Gura says that this is not her actual birthday (which she cannot remember), but rather the anniversary of her arrival on land after she left Atlantis.
- Gura names her own species as "Gura shark". During one of her Fall Guys streams, she joked that "Gura" was an acronym for "Giant Underwater Rubber Animal".
- The clapping sound often heard in her streams can be attributed to her tail thrashing around excitedly.
- Gura attributes the stitches in her tail to an event long ago where her tail was trapped beneath a boulder in an underwater ravine. She cannot remember how she got the bite marks in her tail.
- At 141 cm, Gura is the second shortest member of hololive as a whole, next to Himemori Luna's 140.
Likes and dislikes
- She likes food. She also enjoys a hobby known in Atlantis as "PWWIE" (people watching without intent to eat), but she claims humans don't taste good so viewers don't have to worry.
- When Moona Hoshinova joked during a Minecraft stream that she wanted to turn Gura into shark soup and Watson Amelia commented that "It's a good thing detectives aren't very tasty", Gura replied with "I beg to differ, I beg to differ". Unless she was joking, this implies that detectives taste better than normal humans.
- Her favorite food is salmon, which she has misspelled as "salman". She enjoys drinking a carton of "salmon milk". She also likes eating pizza, McDonald's hamburgers, mint chocolate chip ice cream, and baby food.
- Gura's favorite games are Muse Dash, Taiko no Tatsujin, Rhythm Heaven, Borderlands, and Resident Evil. Her favorite video game in her childhood was Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue.
- She likes Konosuba and even had the pleasure to read the entirety of volume 1 on stream in partnership with Bookwalker. Her audience also took pleasure in knowing the stream doubled as an audiobook as the series has yet to have an English release in the format.
- Gura dislikes hot sand, and her biggest fear is having people hear her stomach noises (which she wrote in her debut stream as "loud stomak").
- Her favorite color is blue.
- Gura's favorite type of shark, other than herself, is the salmon shark.
- Gura is close friends with Watson Amelia. In one stream, Gura sang You Are My Sunshine but changed the lyrics to be about Amelia. The pair often collab together and are most commonly shipped together under the name #amesame.
- Gura is famous for her mathematical miscalculations, once saying: "Numbers, the numbers! I'm bad with the numbers, we know this!" She once calculated that 9+10 equals 11; 2020-2011 equals 10; half of twelve is 5; 9x9 equals 36; and that 5x5 equals 35.
- She has a poor sense of direction, and has difficulty telling left from right. In their first five-member Minecraft collab, sent the entire hololive EN digging for 20 minutes in the wrong direction because she misread a map. Later, while giving Ina directions, she hit a block with a pickaxe to direct her rather than use the word "left".
- Gura often misspells or mispronounces words. In her debut stream, she misspelled salmon as "salman" (leading to a fan comic where Gura eats a fast food deliveryman named Salman), stomach as "stomak", Twitter as "Tiwtter", and Twister as "tiwster". She once pronounced "almond milk" as "Ame milk". She spelled "iron" as "arm", "baby pickaxe" as "babie picaxe", and mispronounced "she will die" as "she while dee". She claimed not to recognize the term "simp", which she corrected to "shrimp", although that might have been a joke. In recent streams, her spelling has been much better, though she can still fumble over her words sometimes.
- She once mistook bread for a potato.
- She has a habit of jinxing herself, also known as "tempting fate"; there are many instances of her confidently making a statement only for it to immediately backfire on her. In Among Us, she said "Somebody kill someone! Not me, right?" immediately before being killed by Ame; in the first Minecraft collab, while watching Kiara dangerously build over a ravine, she said "eh, she's got it" right before Kiara fell; and in Left 4 Dead 2 she taunted a zombie by saying "he can't climb", only to be proven wrong a few seconds later.
- Before her debut, there was an incident known as the "Naked Gura Incident" in which the other HoloEN members saw her without her clothes on. This was almost certainly due to a technical issue, but that hasn't stopped them from teasing her for it.
- During her "Bathtub Pizza" stream, Gura explained that people from Atlantis don't wear clothes because they're underwater, so she showed up naked thinking that people on land don't wear clothing all the time, only to discover she was "under-dressed, to say the least." She has since then learned about wearing clothes.
- Affectionately referred to as "Same-chan" (サメちゃん) by Japanese audiences, Gura regularly charms her senior members of hololive with her cuteness and kindness, sometimes making them act unlike their usual selves. For example:
- Gura sent a private video message to Murasaki Shion in which she sang a special birthday song in Japanese, causing her to abandon her typical bratty attitude to gush about Gura's cuteness.
- In another instance when her chat was poking fun at Gura's chest, Uruha Rushia tried to protect Gura by redirecting the "flat" jokes towards herself, even though she would normally respond to such jokes with death threats.
- Shirogane Noel, who normally only has eyes for Shiranui Flare, tried to learn english purely to both meet and cuddle with Gura like a body pillow.
- Fellow holoEN member Ninomae Ina'nis, usually gentle and even-tempered, says that anyone who makes Gura cry will "face the wrath of Ina" and "won't see the light of day". She made the same promise for all of the holoEN girls, although tears of joy are an exception.
- Gura has trouble remembering her own age.
- In her debut stream, she first gave her age as "somewhere in the 9,000s [...] I'll go with 9,361, yeah, we'll go with that. Once you get past around the 5k mark, [...] it starts to blur. But I wouldn't expect humans to understand that." She then immediately forgot the age she just gave, saying "I don't remember what I said, let's pick another number," and selected 9,927.
- On 13 October 2020, she gave her age as 4,295, 9,495, and 9,485.
- In a Ring Fit stream, she entered her age as "99" because it only accepts two digits.
- In a six-month rewatch of her debut, she gave 9,492, saying "It's always different, and it always will be." Gura quoted the famous meme "It's over 9,000!", a well-known reference to Dragonball Z.
- At debut, she described her goals as playing Twister with the other holoMyths in a 3D collaboration, playing the scariest horror games with a heart rate monitor, and learning to play the banjo.
- As of her 6-month anniversary rewatch of her debut, she has been learning the banjo and still wants to accomplish the other two goals, with the horror game possibly being Resident Evil Village or Outlast 3 when they are released.
- Gura amazed viewers in her debut by singing "Ride on Time" by Tatsuro Yamashita, impressing them with her singing skill, music taste, and flawless Japanese pronunciation (despite not actually being fluent in Japanese). This is the origin of her nickname "City Pop Shark".
- Gura's first tweet was the single letter "a".
- After being 15 minutes late to her own debut, Gura looked around for a few moments, said "a" with reverb, and and cut back to the intro animation. This joke was well-received by the audience, and "a" became her most recognized meme.
- Gura used to begin streams with a "shark fact" - a random piece of shark-themed trivia. The facts varied from actual trivia about sharks to nonsensical/humorous bits she could come up with on the spot. During a Japanese-language lesson stream, Takanashi Kiara suggested that "shark fact" in Japanese should translate to "same chishiki" (a pun on "mame chishiki", a Japanese idiom literally meaning "a bean of knowledge"). During a German-language lesson stream in March 2021, Kiara complained about the lack of shark facts in recent streams.
- One particular shark fact of note that is that sharks eat each other in the womb. This particularly gruesome fact seems to carry over to shark people as well, as Gura slipped in her Dead by Daylight collab with Anya and has "threatened" Kiara of the possibility when playing Uno cards.
- She claims that she is not "boing boing" (a synonym for "big-breasted" popularized by Uruha Rushia), because aquatic beings need to be hydrodynamic.
- While Gura doesn't mind being called flat, or even pretends to be offended for fun, she will eventually become irritated at her audience's lack of originality if they keep repeating the same jokes, causing her to bite back with thick layers of sarcasm.
- She can get hiccups from laughing too much.
- Before debut, Gura attempted to coin the catchphrase "sha-ha-ha-ark", a sort of iconic laugh, which she used once in her debut stream. It didn't work well, and was quickly abandoned.
- Gura initially planned to keep her hat on for the entire debut, and keep her twintails a secret for as long as possible, to reveal at a later date. During the debut, she decided to reveal it anyway.
- Gura has an affinity for cowboy and wild west culture, such as ranch animals like horses and grubs, instruments such as banjos and even preferences for revolvers/six-shooter.
- Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN - YouTube channel
- Gawr Gura's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Gawr Gura's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @gawrgura - Twitter account
- がうるぐら - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- がうるぐら - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- 噶嗚·古拉 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- Gawr Gura - Hololive Fan Wiki
- From hololive's official website based on JST
- amsrntk3 (2020, September 9) ホロライブEnglishの、Gawr Gura(@gawrgura)ちゃんのキャラクターデザインを担当させていただきました( oᴗo )！とっっっても可愛いのでよろしくお願いいたします💙🔱🦈 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/amsrntk3/status/1303659200547975169
- Shin_umiushi_o (2020, September 12) ホロライブEnglish がうる ぐら/Gawr Gura (@ gawrgura)さんのLive2D Riggingを担当させていただきました。 Illustration：甘城なつき(@ amsrntk3)お歌、可愛くて優しくてとても素敵でした！Congratulations on your debut！#hololiveEnglish #holomyth [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Shin_umiushi_O/status/1304907477293572096
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN][DEBUT STREAM](2020, September 13) SHAAAAAARK #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dBK0gKW61NU?t=533
- [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/584533
- hololivetv (2020, September 8) 【🎉🎉 速報 🎉🎉】／#ホロライブ から英語圏グループ「ホロライブEN」のデビューが決定‼✨ ＼ 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000296.000030268.html#holoMyth #hololiveEnglish #ホロライブプロダクション [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1303531339220566019
- hololive_En (2020, September 8) [🎉Major Announcement🎉] Check out the full video here: https://youtu.be/8c4_22LjGQo The time is close. #holoMyth #hololiveEnglish [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1303535254993395713
- [hololive English] (2020, September 8) Hololive English -Myth- Debut PV : Time is Close #holomyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/8c4_22LjGQo
- gawrgura (2020, September 8) a [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/gawrgura/status/1303528216494092288
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 13)[DEBUT STREAM] SHAAAAAARK #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dBK0gKW61NU
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, March 13) Reacting to my Debut Stream. [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5wfUscXJOw
- gawrgura (2020, October 22) Thank you. I am an overwhelmed, but very happy shark. Thank you to each of my hard working senpai, and all of you. From my big shark heart, thank you.😭🔱💙[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/gawrgura/status/1319328921305964544
- Gawr. G [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, January 17) [SKYRIM] FUS RO DA [MASTER LEVEL] [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Fn_-41k38DE
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, January 23) [2MILLION PARTY] HOLOLIVE KARAOKE!! [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTwHCC4stu8
- Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, April 1) 【HOLOEN COLLAB】Not a Joke! Serious Outfit Reveal on April the 1st #yurumyth #hololiveEnglish [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/JgW-7lHQBZw?t=3692
- hololive_En (2021, April 30) [🎉News🎉] #hololiveEN new outfits will be revealed from Monday, May 3 on each of the members' YouTube channels🥳🙌 🔽Press Release (EN)🔽 https://reddit.com/r/Hololive/comments/n1kvsx/press_release_vtuber_group_hololive_english_to/… 🔽Press Release (JP)🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000407.000030268.html… #yurumyth #ホロライブ #hololiveEN #ホロライブEnglish [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1387965996221100032
- Gawr. G [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, May 6) 【NEW OUTFIT REVEAL】Gawr Gura #CatShark [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/QdG2fpj1ybk?t=2160
- Takanashi, K. [Takanashi Kiara Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, March 12) 【HoloMyth】Half Year Anniversary with the girls...AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 【Don't Starve Together】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9BXrgEjMXNg?t=3868
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 13)[DEBUT STREAM] SHAAAAAARK #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dBK0gKW61NU?t=1113
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 13)[DEBUT STREAM] SHAAAAAARK #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dBK0gKW61NU?t=1849
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, October 5)[DARK DECEPTION] AGAIN! #GAWRGURA #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/6p058FW3BVQ?t=4524
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, October 10)[MINECRAFT] HOLO EN SERVER #HololiveEnglish [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/NS3_sNTwIRw?t=7788
- [DuDul] (2020, November 26) It's officially Christmas! 【Gawr Gura Hololive animation】Retrieved from https://youtu.be/rWc9XuqwoLI (from unarchived karaoke stream on 12 Nov)
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, November 16) [MINECRAFT] More like BUILDcraft [Video File], 1hr 36m 55s. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/A-nYDXNafUU&t=1h36m55s
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, December 13)[MINECRAFT] I Want A Trident!!! [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/tQcV9eEH7fk?t=11965
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN](2020, September 13)[DEBUT STREAM] SHAAAAAARK #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dBK0gKW61NU?t=517
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 30)[FALL GUYS] SHARKOUR!! #GAWRGURA # HololiveEnglish Retrieved from https://youtu.be/wVFL5nf9t5M?t=2240
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, December 30) [MINECRAFT] Workin on my house [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/LVmhc1vsDEs?t=9576
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN](2020, September 13)[DEBUT STREAM] SHAAAAAARK #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dBK0gKW61NU?t=799
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, October 12)[MINECRAFT] TIME TO ENCHANT #GAWRGURA #HololiveEnglish [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/3_mDtToNWLQ?t=6360
- [Gaki B] (2020, December 22) Gura Math Fails Compilations [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/YAdVVhrMTXk
- [Rizulix] (2020, October 26) Gawr Gura Jinxing Herself for Over 10 Minutes Straight [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7xBALimuGBw
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, October 13) [ASK GURA!] LET'S CHAT! #GAWRGURA #HololiveEnglish [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/xo3z5bEYTE8?t=1800
- Gawr, G. [Gawr Gura Ch. hololive-EN](2020, September 13)[DEBUT STREAM] SHAAAAAARK #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dBK0gKW61NU?t=220
- [TABS] Gura is Battle Master #GAWRGURA #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/IWRRxHDuqlU?t=519
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