Houshou Marine (宝鐘マリン) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of its third generation of VTubers under the name of "hololive Fantasy" (ホロライブファンタジー) alongside Usada Pekora, Uruha Rushia, Shiranui Flare, and Shirogane Noel.
Marine is a bold, fast-talking girl who often throws caution to the wind, making obscene jokes and playfully mocking both her higher-ups and her viewers. Marine describes her way of approaching people is through to talk to them so she may get in their circle, as described when talking about the differences between herself and Nakiri Ayame.
She often struggles to keep her lewdness in check, with her openly lusting after fictional female characters, reading BL and claiming to be a former shotacon (despite still showing some attraction in fiction). This has lead her to describe herself as extremely horny, with the phrase "I'm Hornyyyy!~♪" being a fan favorite since her 3D stream with Kiryu Coco. At times she even tries charming and seducing her way out of sticky situations, which has backfired on her at times.
Though she claims to be 17 years old, her self-described "auntie" voice, lack of physical stamina, and extensive knowledge of 2000-2010 Internet culture indicate that she is almost certainly older than she claims she is. This is supported by other hololive members' habits of teasing her about her age. Her age has become a recurring joke on her channel; for example, on 30 July 2020 (Marine's birthday), she claimed to be turning 17 again for a "second season", to which Himemori Luna states, via a drawing, that she is 27.
Yet in spite of the antics Marine is popular for, Marine typically shows herself to be cultured with the variety topics she brings up in her streams, ranging from popular to niche, and regularly talks about the happenings behind the scenes at hololive on her own accord. She is also extremely sensitive to her surroundings especially when it comes to social environment, as she was able to instinctively pick up Usada Pekora's discomfort with others in her space and even spoke up about how she managed to avoid trouble in a previous office job such as avoiding getting yelled at by her ex-boss. As such she is marked as having "the highest stats" in social insight out of every idol in hololive by her fans.
She greets her viewers with "Ahoy!", a typical pirate greeting.
Marine cosplays as a pirate. She has crimson red hair, tied into twintails with laced ribbons, topped with a removable pirate hat. She has heterochromia, with her left iris being golden, and her right iris is red.
On 18 October 2020, Marine debuted with a new outfit. Her twintails remain, but extended and loosely curled, spiraling neatly towards the end at her ankles. Instead of her pirate hat, she now adorns a tophat.
"Ahoy! Houshou Pirate Captain, Houshou Marine here!"
Loves jewels, treasure, and money. Her dream is to become a pirate and go treasure hunting. In order to get a pirate ship, she is now stacking up money as a VTuber on the great lands, just like how the other land-lovers do (which also means she is currently just a girl cosplayer).
She acts like a big sis and sometimes seduces people like a succubus does.
Her Twitter account and YouTube channel was created on 22 July 2019. She debuted with her introduction stream on 11 August.
On 19 January, hololive's Twitter account published a tweet mentioning that Houshou Marine, Hoshimachi Suisei and Shiranui Flare would participe in a stream previous to hololive's 1st fes. Nonstop Story. The next day, in this stream it was revealed that the three of them would get their 3D model debut in said event, but that they would have a YouTube debut later. In Marine's case, her stream was scheduled for February.
On 13 March, she announced on her Twitter account the demonetization of her channel, apparently for sexual content. She also stated that for the last 4 months every video had the yellow monetization symbol, which means monetization coming for advertisement on her channel was already limited.
On 27 March, she announced at the end of an Animal Crossing New Horizons stream the remonetization of her channel which was later also announced on Twitter. Later that day, she held a remonenization stream.
On 18 October Marine debuted her third 2D costume during a stream, named by her artist as "Captain Marine- Gothic Fashion" her new clothes maintain her classic color scheme as she wears a red dress with a black corset, she wears a black ribbon with archors and a blue jewel in the center, her dress is decorated with various hearts like the one present in her eye patch, she also has a golden pocket watch, her longer twintails are now decorated by black ribbons instead of red, and she wears a dark blue hat with red roses. In addition to this, she also revealed that her base 2D model got updated to the 2.0 version, among her updates her face can turn better in different angles and her handkerchief was given movement.
On 27 December, she reached 900,000 subscribers on YouTube.
On 18 January, she reached 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube, making her the 6th hololive member to reach that milestone and the 5th member of the Japanese branch to do so.
|Ahoy!! Warera Houshou Kaizoku-dan☆|
|Release Date||12 August 2020|
|Digital Release • Music Video|
|DAILY DIARY||as hololive IDOL PROJECT|
|Release Date||21 January 2021|
|Digital Release • Music Video|
|Dreaming Days||as hololive IDOL PROJECT|
|Release Date||10 February 2021|
|Digital Release • Music Video|
- On 28 January 2020, it was announced on Dengekionline that she would made an appearance in the game Neptunia Virtual Stars as one of the VTuber guest characters alongside Tokino Sora, Roboco, Sakura Miko, Shirakami Fubuki, Minato Aqua, Yuzuki Choco, Inugami Korone and Shirogane Noel.
- On 10 June 2020, hololive's Twitter account announced that she and Shirakami Fubuki would appear as commanders in World of Warships, she was available from 11 June to 30 June.
- On 17 February 2021, Rakugaki Kingdom's Twitter account announced that Marine alongside Fubuki, Shion, Okayu and Korone would appear in the mobile RPG game by mid March.
- Her fanbase is called "Houshou no Ichimi" (宝鐘の一味). Marine also sometimes calls her non-Japanese fans "overseas sexy guys/girls".
- Marine's familial name "宝鐘" can be broken down as thus.
- the first kanji (宝) can be read as Hou/Takara and means "Treasure".
- The second (鐘) can be read as Shou/Kane and means "Bell" or "Chime"
- According to Marine's backstory, she loves money, jewels and treasure, and decided to become a VTuber to get money to buy her own ship. As such, she is officially a cosplayer and not a real pirate.
- Marine watched her first porno when she was only 5 years old while rummaging through her father's movies. She marks this incident as the origin story of the uncontrollable horniness she experiences in the present day.
- Marine is notably good at drawing as shown by these tweets, where she has drawn Shirakami Fubuki, Minato Aqua, and Natsuiro Matsuri in their swimsuits. She has also drawn Mori Calliope as an early birthday present for her.
- Though Marine constantly insists she is 17 years old, she has admitted that when she visited a doctor, she was told her "body age" was 45, which was "a little higher than her actual age", and she expressed genuine shock upon hearing this. She also revealed that her "mental age" during mental training is 72.
- Like Amane Kanata, Marine has a wide vocal range, with her cover of BLOODY STREAM being sung one octave lower than the original. She once put on a very high-pitched cute voice in a guest appearance with Ryushen, claiming it to be her real voice.
- Marine's spoken English skills are somewhat poor, but that doesn't stop her from trying. The broken mess that results when she attempts to communicate in English is affectionately referred to by fans as "Maringlish". She has started taking English classes.
- The hashtag #宝鐘マリン3D (#HoushouMarine3D) became trending number one worldwide on Twitter when Marine debuted her 3D model on YouTube.
- Marine is a big fan of Touhou Project, as evident by her game-play of Touhou Spell Bubble and her excited reactions. Additionally, Marine appeared along with Shirakami Fubuki on the 12 April 2020 episode of Super Touhou Station where they were able to personally meet ZUN (Touhou Project's creator and chief artist and programmer), resulting in Marine going into what fans have described as a "fan-girl panic-attack".
- Marine is allergic to cats as mentioned by Aqua.
- Marine is the eleventh hololive member to join the official Hololive Subreddit as a moderator.
- Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン - YouTube channel
- Houshou Marine's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Houshou Marine's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @houshoumarine - Twitter account
- 宝钟玛琳Official - bilibili channel
- @houshoumarine - Marshmallow account
- 宝鐘マリン - Pixiv account
- 宝鐘マリン - General
- #マリン航海記 - Stream talk
- #宝鐘の一味 - Fans
- #マリンのお宝 - Fan art
- #沈没後悔日記 - Fan art (NSFW)
- #聞いたよマリン船長 - Commentary on released voice dramas
- 宝鐘マリン - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- 宝鐘マリン - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- 宝鐘マリン - unofficial hololive Seesaawiki
- 宝钟玛琳 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- Houshou Marine - Hololive Fan Wiki
- tou_ilie (2020, October 18) ホロライブ3期生、宝鐘マリン船長(@houshoumarine)の新衣装のLive2Dのモデリングを担当させて頂きました！ イラストレーター：あかさあい先生（@AkasaAi） 大好きな船長の新衣装担当させていただけて本当に光栄です…！よろしくお願いいたします！(1/2) https://youtu.be/4PfDCO8ZI7k #宝鐘マリン新衣装 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tou_ilie/status/1317812766749544448
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, March 8)【３D】JK✨がｵﾊﾞ…お姉さん💕にダンスレッスン💃【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン・夏色まつり】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/N4i8zePp5Zc?t=2402
- [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433586
- houshoumarine (2020, January 1) 新衣装お披露目 今日17時から、な、な、なんと・・・ 宝鐘マリンお正月新衣装お披露目いたします 今回は。。。コスプレ女を卒業し・・・ ”女”の部分を見せていこうかなって、思います 見つめて、キミたち・・・ #ホロライブ正月衣装 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1212533287140220928
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, January 2) 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】はじめての新衣装💘船長の女の部分をごらんください👼【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/J11Lcu6mxwI?t=1239
- hololivetv (2020, January 19) 【今日20:00〜】 1/24 #とまらないホロライブ に向けて… ホロライブ公式YouTube Channelで 「ライブを100倍楽しむための放送！」決定！ #宝鐘マリン #星街すいせい #不知火フレア の3名が参加！ 放送はこちらから→ https://youtube.com/watch?v=r2oP_aINtQg… ▼ニコ生視聴チケット発売中！ https://secure.live.nicovideo.jp/event/nonstop_hololive [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1219094697488064512
- hololive_En (2019, January 20) [8PM today] 1/24 #NonstopHololive is soon!✨ "Stream to enjoy the live 100 times more!" on the hololive Official YouTube Channel! #HoushouMarine #HoshimachiSuisei #ShiranuiFlare will be there! Link→ https://youtube.com/watch?v=r2oP_aINtQg ▼ niconico tickets on sale! https://secure.live.nicovideo.jp/event/nonstop_hololive [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1219154227043291138
- [hololive ホロライブ - VTuber Group] (2020, January 20) 【 #ノンストップストーリー 】ライブを100倍楽しむための放送！【 #とまらないホロライブ 】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/r2oP_aINtQg?t=3383
- hololive_En (2020, January 20) [Songs Performed!] without U (AZKi) Senbonzakura (Nakiri Ayame) Lost my music (Houshou Marine) #とまらないホロライブ Photo By Ayo Kajino [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1220665139164139520/photo/2
- houshoumarine (2020, January 27) 最近配信できなくなったりィゴーサできてなかったりすみません 現実逃避したいほどにやることが多い！！！ はやく落ち着いてキミたちと過ごしたい 画像はィゴーサで見つけたダバダバしている船長です [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1221712288144478208/photo/1
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, February 11) 【⚠重大発表⚠】皆様に大切なお話があります。【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Guc8SELiPPo?t=2962
- houshoumarine (2020, February 11) ⚠️⚠️⚠️2/15 20:00〜⚠️⚠️⚠️ ✨✨✨3Dお披露目配信✨✨✨ 企画やらおもしろいアレやそもそも動きがおもしろい船長を見に来てください！！！🥺🏴☠️ この色気がありすぎてリスナーをエロガキに変えてしまうパワフルな容姿をごらんあれ👊 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1227228255284944897
- houshoumarine (2020, February 15) ✨🏴☠️このあと20時からは🏴☠️✨ 🎊🎊🎊宝鐘マリン3Dお披露目配信🎊🎊🎊 お馴染みゲストから、度肝を抜く？ゲストも登場👊💕 よく動くけどすぐ息切れするので、応援してくださいね🥺💦 いっぱいスクショしたり、いっぱい呟いてください！！💘 #宝鐘マリン3D 【待機所】 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nr41M9zk2c [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1228556177379737601
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, February 15) 【#宝鐘マリン3D】💘若さと色気溢れるムーブに一同騒然💘【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5Nr41M9zk2c
- houshoumarine (2020, March 13) いつも応援してくださる皆様へ。 宝鐘マリンですが、収益化剥奪されました。 もしかして本当に１７歳だと思われちゃったのかな と思いましたが、性的コンテンツだから剥奪されたようです。（それは、そう） ちなみに、４カ月前くらいから、 何の配信をしても１００％黄色になってました。[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1238347617572016128
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, March 27) 【あつ森】みてみて船長の島！！友達の島遊びに行ったりエンジョイ✨【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/14-eHXbJy90?t=3877
- houshoumarine (2020, March 27) このあと２１時から 収益化もどりました～～～～ 復活記念にﾗﾝﾗﾝしゃべります いえーい！！！エキサイティング！！！ （結局性的満足できなかったってこと・・？） <nowiki>#マリン航海記 【待機所】 https://youtube.com/watch?v=k4YA8AenwmE</nowiki> [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1243482019650125826
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, March 27) 【】収益化復活🎉【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/k4YA8AenwmE
- hololivetv (2020, October 16) 【🎉お知らせ🎉】 「#宝鐘マリン」「#白銀ノエル」「#紫咲シオン」「#癒月ちょこ」の新衣装公開と記念配信が決定‼️ 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000306.000030268.html… #ホロライブ #ホロライブプロダクション [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1317113998827954176
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン](2020, October 18) 【新衣装お披露目】キツくない、しかも発表付き！【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/uaZ7qh4HAzc?t=1110
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン](2020, October 18) 【新衣装お披露目】キツくない、しかも発表付き！【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/uaZ7qh4HAzc?t=636
- houshoumarine (2020, December 27) 配信ありがとうございました💘 あっちこっちに手を出しまくっていたら結局全員に振られてしまいましたが…船長にはキミたピーナッツがいるからなぁ😊ﾌﾟﾙﾌﾟﾙ 明日は18時90万人見届けと、23時ぺこマリちゃん！ #マリン航海記 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1343260344097992704
- houshoumarine (2021, January 18) 100万人いきました😭!!!!!!! ホロライブ、ホロメンのみんな、関わってくれる皆様… そしていつも一緒に配信をつくってくれるキミたちのおかげです！本当にありがとうございます💘 これからも楽しんでもらえるものを作れるように一生懸命頑張ります！ #マリン航海記 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1351174010164412419
- hololivetv (2020, June 10) 【🚢お知らせ🚢】 海戦アクションゲーム「World of Warships」と弊社所属 #白上フブキ、#宝鐘マリン が期間限定で艦長キャラとして登場決定！？ 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 https://dg.worldofwarships.asia #ホロライブ #WoWS [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1270898548226158593
- rakukin_pr (2021, February 17) ／#ホロライブ コラボ3月中旬開催決定🎉＼ ホロメンがトレスターや ラクガキになって登場⁉️ LIVEで放送いただいたPVの フルVerを大公開❣️ コラボの詳細は明日20時～ #ラクキン情報局 にて✨ ゲストは #白上フブキ さん🌽 https://youtube.com/watch?v=d0_B70xAisc #ラクキン #ラクホロ #花咲くホロライブ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/rakukin_pr/status/1362018962167500807
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2019, August 23) 【イラストメイキング】水着💘湊あくあせんぱいを描きます！【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiTgryDc7-s
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2018, August 18) 【イラストメイキング】水着💘湊あくあせんぱいを描きます！＃02【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJn8peppd8k
- houshoumarine (2019, August 4) フブキせんぱいの脇が見たいなぁ… そうだ自分で描けばいいのでは？ 描きました。 #絵フブキ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1158049083962978304
- houshoumarine (2019, August 28) 配信で描いてたあくあせんぱい、完成しました チャンネル１５万人おめでとうございます #あくあーと #ホロライブサマー [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1166845594893074432
- houshoumarine (2019, August 7) まつりせんぱい… 可愛かったので描きましたよ ちゅ…(問答無用キッス) #祭絵 #ホロライブサマー [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1159023946852814850
- houshoumarine (2021, March 21) I know it's a little early, but happy birthday! #calliust [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/houshoumarine/status/1373675600796213249?s=20
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2021, March 17) 驚異の身体年齢…人間ドック行ってみた結果【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/OPrh4Wu9TmU?t=2859
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, March 8)【３D】JK✨がｵﾊﾞ…お姉さん💕にダンスレッスン💃【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン・夏色まつり】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/N4i8zePp5Zc?t=147
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2020, August 24)【ゲリラオフ】#かなマリココ【ホロライブ/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/FGyiIMIH8w8?t=3331
- Houshou, M. [Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン] (2021, January 19)【JOJO】BLOODY STREAM cover / ゆる歌【hololive/宝鐘マリン】[Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYtt0inzDR4
- Ryushen. [緑仙channel] (2020, April 3) 寝起きドッキリ！を突然仕掛けるので待機してもらいます！[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/-l-sSJZ0ehE?t=1391
- hololive_En (2020, February 15) Thank you for helping get Houshou Marine to global number 1 trend, everyone! https://youtu.be/5Nr41M9zk2c?t=130 #宝鐘マリン3D #HoushouMarine #ホロライブ #ホロライブプロダクション #hololive [Tweet[ Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1228656411258736641
- minatoaqua (2020, September 29) 【Minecraft】夜のホロ鯖と愛のいたずら大作戦！with建築【湊あくあ】https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxY6zQbUYs8 Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa0kZvWsRqc