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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 a Virtual Idol agency consisting of Virtual YouTubers supported and 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 in April 2019 for bilibili top 10 spots)

History

On 13 June 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 13 June until 23 June with the screening starting and ending a day later and the interviews from 14 June until 28 June.[2] During hololive karaoke party on 7 July, two of the members, Usada Pekora and Uruha Rushia, were announced.[3]

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

2020

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

On 23 April, 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 3 July, hololive Indonesia Twitter account announced auditions for its second generation, from 3 July to 19 July.[7][8]

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

On 8 September, 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 30 November, hololive's official Twitter account announced the start of auditions for VSingers for hololive English; auditions were open until 29 January JST.[14]

On 1 December, hololive's Indonesia Twitter account announced the debut dates of its second generation members.[15]

With the retirement of Rosalyn on 27 December, hololive China officially ended its activities.

2021

On 12 February, hololive English Twitter account announced the audition for its second generation, with the audition going from 12 February to 26 March.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18][19]

Holostars

Holostars (ホロスターズ) is the male Vtuber group of Hololive Production, initially operating under a separate agency. Auditions for the group began on 27 May 2019[20], and they began their activities in June as three members made their debut in advance.

2019

On 2 September, the agency added three more members to the roster, formally establishing Holostar's 1st Gen.[21] One of the new members' identity was kept secret until 17 October, who was revealed to be Rikka.[22] The Holostars Youtube channel also posted a PV of the 1st Gen members, confirming Rikka's addition to the group.[23]

On November, they announced their second generation featuring 3 new members, which started their debut on 7 December.

On 2 December, Cover announced that it would be merging all of its VTuber agencies and music label to form "Hololive Production." However, the male Vtuber group continues to operate under the name "Holostars".[24]

2020

On 3 May, they released a trailer announcing their third generation[25] and a preview presentation of their 3 new members, naming them "TriNero".[26] However, TriNero started debuting on 29 April.

On 29 June, it was announced Holostars second generation of VTubers would be named "Sun Tempo".[27]

2021

On 1 March, they announced Holostars first program on YouTube[28], which was transmitted on 4 March.[29]

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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Solo Debutants

Also known as hololive 0th gen.[30]

Tokino Sora Roboco Sakura Miko Hoshimachi Suisei AZKi
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hololive 1st Generation

Yozora Mel Shirakami Fubuki Natsuiro Matsuri Aki Rosenthal Akai Haato Hitomi Chris
(suspended)
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Shirakami Fubuki - Profile Picture.jpg
Natsuiro Matsuri - Profile Picture.jpg
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Akai Haato - Profile Picture.jpg
Hitomi Chris - Profile Picture.jpg

hololive 2nd Generation

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

hololive GAMERS

Shirakami Fubuki Ookami Mio Nekomata Okayu Inugami Korone
hololive GAMERS Team logo.
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Ookami Mio - Profile Picture.jpg
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hololive 3rd Generation

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

Usada Pekora Uruha Rushia Shiranui Flare Shirogane Noel Houshou Marine
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Shiranui Flare - Profile Picture.jpg
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hololive 4th Generation

Also known as holoForce (ホロふぉーす).[31]

Amane Kanata Kiryu Coco Tsunomaki Watame Tokoyami Towa Himemori Luna
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Kiryu Coco - Profile Picture.jpg
Tsunomaki Watame - Profile Picture.jpg
Tokoyami Towa - Profile Picture.jpg
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hololive 5th Generation

Formerly known as holoFive (ほろふぁいぶ) before Mano Aloe's retirement, now known as NePoLaBo (ねぽらぼ).

Yukihana Lamy Momosuzu Nene Shishiro Botan Omaru Polka Mano Aloe
(retired)
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Omaru Polka - Profile Picture.jpg
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INoNaKa MUSIC

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AZKi
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hololive Indonesia (ID)

hololive ID 1st Generation

Ayunda Risu Moona Hoshinova Airani Iofifteen
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hololive ID 2nd Generation

Self-styled as holoro, a portmanteau of "hololive" and "loro" (Javanese for "two"). [32]

Kureiji Ollie Anya Melfissa Pavolia Reine
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hololive English (EN)

hololive EN 1st Generation

Also known as -Myth- or holoMyth.

Mori Calliope Takanashi Kiara Ninomae Ina'nis Gawr Gura Watson Amelia
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Takanashi Kiara - Profile Picture.jpg
Ninomae Inanis - Profile Picture.jpg
Gawr Gura - Profile Picture.jpg
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hololive China (CN) (Dissolved Branch)

hololive CN 1st Generation

Yogiri
(retired)
Civia
(retired)
Spade Echo
(retired)
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hololive CN 2nd Generation

Doris
(retired)
Rosalyn
(retired)
Artia
(retired)
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Holostars

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Holostars 1st Generation

Hanasaki Miyabi Kanade Izuru Arurandeisu Rikka Kagami Kira
(retired)
Yakushiji Suzaku
(retired)
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Kanade Izuru - Profile Picture.jpg
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Rikka - Profile Picture.jpg
Kagami Kira - Profile Picture.jpg
Yakushiji Suzaku - Profile Picture.jpg

Holostars 2nd Generation

Also known as SunTempo as of 28 Jun, 2020.[33]

Astel Leda Kishido Temma Yukoku Roberu
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Holostars 3rd Generation

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

Kageyama Shien Aragami Oga Tsukishita Kaoru
(retired)
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Aragami Oga - Profile Picture.jpg
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Staff

Motoaki Tanigo (YAGOO)
(Cover/Parent company CEO)
A-chan
(Editor)
Daidou Shinove
(Holostars' manager)
EnMa
(Ina, Amelia, and Gura's manager)
JenMa
(Kiara's manager)
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Songs

Main Article: List of Hololive Songs.

Languages

Support Article: Individual Linguistic Skills of hololive Talents

Events

Gallery

Video clips

External Links

Websites

YouTube

Twitter

Other

Further Readings

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Solo Debutants
(hololive 0th Gen)
Tokino Sora (🐻) A-chan and Ankimo · 
Roboco (🤖) · 
Sakura Miko (🌸) · 
Hoshimachi Suisei (☄️) · 
AZKi (⚒️) · 
First Generation
Yozora Mel (🌟) · 
Aki Rosenthal (🍎) · 
Natsuiro Matsuri (🏮) · 
Shirakami Fubuki (🌽) · 
Akai Haato (❣️) · 
Second Generation
Minato Aqua (⚓️) · 
Murasaki Shion (🌙) · 
Nakiri Ayame (👿) · 
Yuzuki Choco (🍫💋) · 
Oozora Subaru (🚑) · 
hololive GAMERS
Shirakami Fubuki (🌽) · 
Ookami Mio (🌲) · 
Nekomata Okayu (🍙) · 
Inugami Korone (🥐) · 
Third Generation
(hololive Fantasy)
Usada Pekora (👯) · 
Uruha Rushia (🦋) · 
Shiranui Flare (🔥) · 
Shirogane Noel (⚔️) · 
Houshou Marine (🏴‍☠️) · 
Fourth Generation
Tsunomaki Watame (🐏) · 
Tokoyami Towa (👾) · 
Kiryu Coco (🐉) · 
Amane Kanata (💫) · 
Himemori Luna (🍬) · 
Fifth Generation
(NePoLaBo)
Yukihana Lamy (☃️) · 
Momosuzu Nene (🥟) · 
Shishiro Botan (♌) · 
Omaru Polka (🎪) · 
INoNaKa MUSIC
AZKi (⚒️) · 
Retired
Hitomi Chris (🌰) · 
Mano Aloe (👅) · 
hololive Indonesia
First Generation
Airani Iofifteen (🎨) · 
Moona Hoshinova (🔮) · 
Ayunda Risu (🐿️) · 
Second Generation
Kureiji Ollie (🧟‍♀️) · 
Anya Melfissa (🍂) · 
Pavolia Reine (🦚) · 
hololive English
First Generation
(holoMyth)
Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙) · 
Takanashi Kiara (🐔) · 
Watson Amelia (🔎) · 
Mori Calliope (💀) · 
Gawr Gura (🔱) · 
hololive China (Dissolved Branch)
First Generation
Yogiri (🍼🎸) · 
Civia (🌙🦄) · 
Spade Echo (🍑) · 
Everyone retired
Second Generation
Rosalyn (📖) · 
Doris (🐟) · 
Artia (❄️) · 
Everyone retired
Holostars Logo.png
First Generation
Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺) · 
Kanade Izuru (🎸) · 
Arurandeisu (🍕) · 
Rikka (⚙️) · 
Second Generation
(Sun Tempo)
Astel Leda (🎭) · 
Kishido Temma (🦔💨) · 
Yukoku Roberu (🍷) · 
Third Generation
(MaFia)
Kageyama Shien (🟣) · 
Aragami Oga (🐃) · 
Retired
Yakushiji Suzaku (💊) · 
Tsukishita Kaoru (💅) · 
Kagami Kira (💙) · 

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  31. hololive_En (2020, June 27) [🎉3D Debut🎉] 10 minutes till the big event! Come #JointhefutureJP, watch Kiryu Coco in 3D #桐生ココ3D, and show the world the unstoppable nature of holoForce #ホロふぉーす [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1276845326066790401
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