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Hololive Production (ホロライブプロダクション Hororaibu Purodakushon), or simply known as hololive (ホロライブ), is an agency of Virtual YouTubers created by Cover Corp.

As of November 2019, the total number of subscribers for the VTubers on YouTube and bilibili are 2.6 million and 3.5 million, respectively, with four of the VTubers getting into the top 10 spots for VTubers on bilibili: Shirakami Fubuki (2nd), Minato Aqua (5th), Natsuiro Matsuri (7th), and Akai Haato (9th).[1](Last updated on April 2019 for bilibili top 10 spots)

History

On June 13th 2019, they announced the start of the audition for the third generation of hololive VTubers, called hololive Fantasy (ホロライブファンタジー). Auditions started from June 13th until June 23rd with the screening starting and ending a day later and the interviews from June 14th until June 28th.[2] During hololive karaoke party on July 7th, two of the members, Usada Pekora and Uruha Rushia, were announced.[3]

On December 25th, the fourth generation was announced.[4]

2020

On March 20th, hololive's Twitter account announced auditions, which were held from March 20th to 30th, for two new members.[5]

On April 23rd, hololive's English Twitter account announced the beginning of auditions for English speaking VTubers and that their official site would support said language.[6]

On July 3rd, hololive Indonesia Twitter account announced auditions for its second generation, from July 3rd to 19th.[7][8]

On August 6th, hololive's Twitter account announced the introduction of its fifth generation, none of whom were members open for audition during March.[9][10]

On September 8th, hololive's English Twitter account introduced the first members of "hololive English" and a new hololive English channel created to promote their content, with a creation date of September 7th.[11][12][13]

On October 25th, hololive China announced it would be disbanding. All members were given the option to either retire permanently, or continue as an indie VTuber.

Inonaka Music

Inonaka Music (イノナカミュージック; also shortened as INNK MUSIC) is a music label under hololive that launched on 19 May 2019.[14] Currently, AZKi is the only VTuber affiliated with the label as Hoshimachi Suisei, who started activities under Inonaka, was transferred to the main hololive group on 1 December 2019.[15][16]

Holostars

Holostars (ホロスターズ) is a male-focused spin-off of hololive.

Members

hololive Virtual YouTubers (From Left to Right, Upper Row: Coco, Luna, Watame, Okayu, Korone, Mio, Fubuki, Noel, Miko, Flare, Pekora, Marine and Rushia; Middle Row: Kanata, Suisei, Towa, Ayame, Shion, Roboco, Sora, Haato, Mel and Aki; Bottom Row: AZKi, Choco, Subaru, Matsuri and Aqua.)

The actual roster of VTubers endorsed by hololive are the following:

hololive

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hololive 3D Talents

Tokino Sora
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Yuujin A
Yuujin A
Roboco
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Sakura Miko
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Ankimo
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hololive 2D Talent

Hoshimachi Suisei
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hololive 1st Gen

Yozora Mel
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Natsuiro Matsuri
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Shirakami Fubuki

(Also a part of hololive GAMERS)

Aki Rosenthal
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Akai Haato
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hololive 2nd Gen

Minato Aqua
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Murasaki Shion
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Nakiri Ayame
Nakiri Ayame - Profile Picture.jpg
Yuzuki Choco
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Oozora Subaru
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hololive GAMERS

hololive GAMERS (ホロライブゲーマーズ)

Shirakami Fubuki
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Ookami Mio
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hololive GAMERS Team logo.

Nekomata Okayu
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Inugami Korone
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hololive 3rd Gen

Also known as hololive Fantasy (ホロライブファンタジー).

Usada Pekora
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Uruha Rushia
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Shiranui Flare
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Shirogane Noel
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Houshou Marine
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hololive 4th Gen

Amane Kanata
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Kiryu Coco
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Tsunomaki Watame
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Tokoyami Towa
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Himemori Luna
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hololive 5th Gen

Also known as holofive (ほろふぁいぶ).

Yukihana Lamy
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Momosuzu Nene
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Shishiro Botan
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Omaru Polka
Omaru Polka - Profile Picture.jpg

INoNaKa MUSIC

AZKi
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hololive China (CN) (Formerly)

These Vtubers are still active but are not part of hololive anymore.

hololive China 1st Gen

Yogiri
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Civia
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Spade Echo
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hololive China 2nd Gen

Doris
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Rosalyn
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Artia
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hololive Indonesia (ID)

hololive Indonesia 1st Gen

Also known as Area 15.

Ayunda Risu
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Moona Hoshinova
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Airani Iofifteen
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hololive English (EN)

hololive English 1st Gen

Also known as -Myth- or holomyth.

Mori Calliope
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Takanashi Kiara
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Ninomae Ina'nis
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Gawr Gura
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Watson Amelia
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Holostars

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Holostars 1st Gen

Hanasaki Miyabi
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Kagami Kira
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Kanade Izuru
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Arurandeisu
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Rikka
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Holostars 2nd Gen

Also known as SunTempo as of 28 Jun, 2020.[17]

Astel Leda
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Kishido Temma
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Yukoku Roberu
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Holostars 3rd Gen

Formerly known as TriNero (トライネロ) before Tsukishita Kaoru's retirement, now known as MaFia (魔フィア).

Kageyama Shien
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Aragami Oga
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Holostars Manager

Daidou Shinove
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Former Members

hololive Former Members

Hitomi Chris
(hololive 1st Gen)
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Never successfully debuted
Mano Aloe
(hololive 5th Gen)
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Retired

Holostars Former Members

Yakushiji Suzaku
(Holostars 1st Gen)
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Retired
Tsukishita Kaoru
(Holostars 3rd Gen)
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Retired

Events

Gallery

Video clips

External Links

Websites

YouTube

Twitter

Other

Further Readings

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Talents
3D talents Tokino Sora (🐻) (A-chan and Ankimo)Roboco (🤖)・Sakura Miko (🌸)
2D talent Hoshimachi Suisei (☄️)
1st generation Yozora Mel (🌟)・Aki Rosenthal (🍎)・Natsuiro Matsuri (🏮)・
Shirakami Fubuki (🌽)・Akai Haato (❣️)
2nd generation Minato Aqua (⚓️)・Murasaki Shion (🌙)・Nakiri Ayame (👿)・
Yuzuki Choco (🍫💋)・Oozora Subaru (🚑)
hololive GAMERS Shirakami Fubuki (🌽)・Ookami Mio (🌲)・
Nekomata Okayu (🍙)・Inugami Korone (🥐)
INoNaKa MUSIC AZKi (⚒)
3rd generation
(hololive Fantasy)
Usada Pekora (👯)・Uruha Rushia (🦋)・Shiranui Flare (🔥)・
Shirogane Noel (⚔️)・Houshou Marine (🏴‍☠️)
4th generation Tsunomaki Watame (🐏)・Tokoyami Towa (👾)・Kiryu Coco (🐉)・
Amane Kanata (💫)・Himemori Luna (🍬)
5th generation
(holofive)
Yukihana Lamy (☃️)・Momosuzu Nene (🥟)・Shishiro Botan (♌)・
Omaru Polka (🎪)
hololive China Yogiri (🍼🎸)・Civia (🌙🦄)・Spade Echo (🍑)
Artia (❄️)・Rosalyn (📖)・Doris (🐟)
hololive Indonesia Airani Iofifteen (🎨)・Moona Hoshinova (🔮)・Ayunda Risu (🐿)
hololive English
(holomyth)
Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙)・Takanashi Kiara (🐔)・Watson Amelia (🔎)・
Mori Calliope (💀)・Gawr Gura (🔱)
Retired Hitomi Chris (🌰)・Mano Aloe (👅)
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Talents
1st generation Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺)・Kagami Kira (💙)・Kanade Izuru (🎸)・Arurandeisu (🍕)・Rikka (⚙️)
2nd generation
(Sun Tempo)
Astel Leda (🎭)・Kishido Temma (🦔💨)・Yukoku Roberu (🍷)
3rd generation
(MaFia)
Kageyama Shien (🟣)・Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Yakushiji Suzaku (💊)・Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)

References

  1. Cover Corporation. (2019, April 15). ホロライブYouTubeチャンネル登録者数合計100万人突破のお知らせ [Press release]. Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000055.000030268.html
  2. Cover Corporation. (2019, June 13). VTuber事務所ホロライブ3期生「ホロライブファンタジー」オーディション実施のお知らせ [Press release]. Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000073.000030268.html
  3. [hololive ホロライブ]. (2019, July 7) 【第3部16:10~】ホロライブカラオケ女子会:猫又おかゆ, 戌神ころね, 星街すいせい (, 友人A) 【 #ホロカラ女子会 】 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/C9ZZr-pbBMg
  4. Cover Corporation. (2019, December 25). ホロライブ4期生「天音かなた」「角巻わため」「桐生ココ」「常闇トワ」「姫森ルーナ」デビュー決定のお知らせ Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000196.000030268.html
  5. hololivetv (2020, March 20) 【🎉速報🎉】 ホロライブ《キャラあり》オーディションが開始しました。 3月20日(金)〜3月30日(月)まで応募を受付いたします!! 皆様のご応募をお待ちしております!! 🔽応募はこちら🔽 https://hololive.tv/characteraudition #ホロライブ #VTuberオーディション [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1240911816399572992
  6. hololive_En (2020, April 23) [⚠Grand announcements⚠] #hololiveaudition #holoEN #hololive English speaking VTuber Audition🗣 begins NOW! Apply now! https://en.hololive.tv/audition AND with that being said, the English version of our homepage 🖥 has also been released! Please take a look! https://en.hololive.tv [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1253249150533029888
  7. hololive_Id (2020, July 3) 🎉PENGUMUMAN PENTING🎉 Audisi hololive Indonesia generasi ke-2 telah resmi dibuka! Pendaftaran akan ditutup pada 19 Juli 2020 23:59 WIB Kami tunggu partisipasi kalian, ya!  🔽Formulir Pendaftaran🔽  https://forms.gle/41NzzwasW8sewgCq9  🔽Detail Audisi🔽  https://hololive.tv/indonesia #holoID [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_Id/status/1278961696300691456
  8. hololive_En (2020, July 3) [🎉Important Announcement🎉] hololive Indonesia is now holding auditions for their 2nd Generation! Registrations close on July 19, 11:59 PM WIB. Looking forward to your application! 🔽Registration🔽 https://forms.gle/41NzzwasW8sewgCq9 🔽Audition details🔽 https://hololive.tv/indonesia #holoID [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1278973174734962691
  9. hololivetv (2020, August 6) 【🎉🎉 速報 🎉🎉】 / #ホロライブ から「ホロライブ5期生」の デビューが決定‼✨✨ \ 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000267.000030268.html #ほろふぁいぶ #ホロライブプロダクション [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1291207699930050560
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  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. [hololive English] (2020, September 8) Hololive English -Myth- Debut PV : Time is Close #holomyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/8c4_22LjGQo
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  15. 星街すいせい、イノナカミュージックからホロライブへ転籍. Retrieved from https://www.moguravr.com/vtuber-hosimati-suisei/
  16. suisei_hosimati (2019, November 28) 💫いつも応援して下さる皆様へ💫 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/suisei_hosimati/status/1200286537750962178
  17. [ホロスターズ公式] 【#SunTempo】ホロスターズ2期生紹介PV【デビュー半年】 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/k89a9cdIaP0
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