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IRyS is an English Virtual Singer associated with hololive as part of its English (EN) branch's "Project: HOPE."

Introduction Video


【DEBUT STREAM】Hope has descended! -irysdebutstream

IRyS introduction.


IRyS, a half-demon, half-angel also known as a Nephilim, once brought hope to “The Paradise” during the ancient age. Her full name is ███████ Irys. This current era, riddled with despair and desperation, has brought upon her second awakening. She has arrived to deliver hope, with her feelings put into her lyrics and songs, and determination in her voice.

Though she tends to retain her Nephilim form, she is still quite young within her race. With emotion and “other factors,” it is possible that her form may lean to either side. When that occurs, she bears a brief change in her appearance.

She does not speak of the events that preceded her second awakening. She faces ever forward, perhaps because she is Hope Incarnate, though no one knows for sure. Or could it be...

“The future is not what helps people; the future is made with our own hands.

Salvation is hypocrisy. If people know they are to be saved, they simply will not try.

From the depths of despair: a glimmer of light, the warmth of recovery.

As long as we are with hope, we live. We stand tall.”


IRyS is a sweet, somewhat shy girl who holds positivity close to her heart, looking on the brighter side of things while encouraging others to do the same. At the same time, she often displays a more "sadistic" side with a penchant for violence and (often unintentionally) saying questionable things. The duality of her personality is often joked about by her fans as the dichotomy between her angelic and demonic sides.

Her speaking voice is high-pitched, soft and calm, akin to Yukihana Lamy's, though she can produce a more powerful and deeper tone when singing, similarly to Tokoyami Towa's vocal capability.



On 30 November 2020, hololive's official Twitter account announced the start of auditions for a VSinger for hololive English; auditions were open until 29 January JST.[4]

On 7 July 2021, a premiere countdown started on the hololive English channel titled "#CountdownWitnesser #hololiveEnglish." As the 8 hour countdown reached its end, a new video was released on the channel. This video was an animated teaser video revealing IRyS as part of "Project: HOPE", as well as becoming the first VSinger introduced to hololive English.[5][6]

Her Twitter account was created in February 2021, while her YouTube channel was created on 20 May 2021. After making her first tweet on 7 July, her YouTube channel and Twitter account were restricted due to excessive activity.[7] In the following days prior to her debut IRyS reached 200,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.[8]

On 11 July 2021, just hours before her debut stream, the restriction on her Twitter account was lifted.[9] IRyS debuted with an introductory stream on her YouTube channel later the same day, where she presented a short version of her first original song and PV "Caesura of Despair." IRyS also announced that she would release her first EP 𝄆 Caesura of Despair the next day on 12 July on various streaming platforms.[10] She also crossed the 300,000 Youtube subscribers milestone after her debut.


On 18 July, one week after her debut, IRyS reached 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, surpassing Gawr Gura's record of 13 days. This record was later topped by holoJP's Gen 6th member Sakamata Chloe. IRyS is the 39th hololive member to reach this milestone.

On 29 July, IRyS held her first official collaboration with another hololive member, playing Just Shapes & Beats with Mori Calliope.[11]

On 13 August, IRyS announced the opening of her channel's membership feature.

On 24 August, IRyS reached 600,000 subscribers on YouTube.

On 10 November, IRyS reached 700,000 subscribers on YouTube.[12]

On 26 December, IRyS released a new original song "Sparks of Joy."


On 12 January, IRyS released her second EP "Journey."

On 22 January, IRyS announced that she would go on "at least a one week" break from streaming due to the worsening of her throat's condition.[13]

On 6 February, IRyS returned to her activities.

On 28 March, she reached 800,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel during a singing endurance stream.[14]


Main page: IRyS/Discography
𝄆 Caesura of Despair 1st EP 12 July 2021    
  1. "Caesura of Despair"
  2. "diorama"
  4. "Caesura of Despair (attacca ver.)"
External links
Digital Release • YouTube
Journey 2nd EP 12 January 2022    
  1. "Only in Hope"
  2. "Joy with You"
  3. "Nameless Sadness"
  4. "Bare your teeth"
  5. "Sink again, Rise again"
  6. "Flower of hope"
IRyS - Journey cover.jpg
External links
Digital Release • YouTube


  • Her fanbase are officially called "IRyStocrats" a mix between "Aristrocrats" and her name "IRyS."
  • Members are called "Nephamily," a portmanteau of the words "nephilim" and "family."



  • "HIRyS, it's IRyS!"
  • "Hope has descended and is coming for you."
  • "Why are you RUNNING?"
  • "There's nothing to be afraid of."
  • "We can play Monopoly... IN BED!"


Likes and dislikes

  • She likes good spaghetti with meatballs and tofu.
  • She enjoys sleeping, singing, PvP Games and sudoku.
  • Her favorite anime and manga are Evangelion, Bakuman, Death Note, Angel Beats!, Kaguya-Sama, The Promised Neverland, Gundam SEED Destiny. She also loves romance comedies and shojo manga.
  • She dislikes celery, heights, bugs, Santa, math, ceiling fans and helicopters.
    • Despite having wings, IRyS prefers to walk because of her fear of heights.
    • IRyS claims that she dislikes Santa because, as she is a half-demon, Santa Claus never visited her, forgetting that she is also a half-angel.
    • She claims that she dislikes ceiling fans out of two reasons, first being that she considered them inefficient and obsolete due to the advent of air conditioning, and second being that she became paranoid of ceiling fans falling on top of her ever since watching Final Destination, which caused her to develop a discomfort towards spinning objects, hence her dislike towards helicopters as well.
  • In the past, she couldn't stand gore and was afraid of surgeries. Nowadays she can handle it better, but still feels uncomfortable when the gore is too extreme.[16]
  • Her goals are:[17]
    • Releasing a full original album.
    • Hold a 3D debut live concert.
    • Singing an anime OP/ED song.
    • Make a lot of friends.
    • Make collaborations with every hololive member.
    • Bring hope to this world!
  • IRyS has a strong fondness for drinks and sodas, and will usually describe what drink she has prepared for the stream.
    • Despite this, she avoids sodas for singing streams, preferring non-carbonated drinks instead.[18]
    • She drinks a 500ml bottle of soda almost every day.[19]
    • Her love for sodas is so strong that she was given a "punishment" of a one-week soda ban for losing in Clubhouse Games against Hakos Baelz.[19]
    • Her love for sodas is a running joke with the viewers, with viewers "attempting" to prevent her from drinking soda (with messages to the effect of "IRyS, No soda") whenever she mentions it.


  • IRyS is the fifth hololive Production member to have heterochromia after Houshou Marine, Himemori Luna, Kureiji Ollie and Yukoku Roberu. She has one purple eye and one blue.
  • IRyS can speak English and Japanese, making her bilingual.
  • She is the first member of hololive since AZKi to debut outside of a generation and is also the first one to do so outside the Japanese branch of hololive.
  • IRyS often makes puns with her name, such as "HiRyS" and "ByeRyS," to name a few. She even has member badges with "RyS" and encourages her "Nephamily" to use them more often and make even funnier word combinations.
    • IRyS is also known for combining her name and phrases starting with "S" when creating new usernames. The following has confirmed so far:
      • "IRySuperGlue" for Minecraft.
      • "irysocool" for Apex Legends, Just Shapes & Beats and Dead by Daylight.
      • "IRySwitch" for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, possibly referencing the Nintendo Switch.
      • "IRYSOPRO" for Gartic Phone.
      • "IRySoSus" for Among Us, referencing "sus," a slang for being suspicious popularized by the game's fanbase.
      • "IRySoSeiso" for her character in Animal Crossing, and "ParadIRyS" for her island.
      • "HikaRyS" for her character in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond.
      • "ArceRyS" for her character in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
      • "IRySoDead" for Elden Ring.
      • "IRySoWise" for her Reddit user ID.
      • "IRyStonk" for Monopoly.
      • "IRySoWin" for Overwatch.
  • IRyS is a nephilim, a half-angel, half-demon being.
    • The term "nephilim" appears in the Bible (Genesis 6:1-4; Numbers 13:32-33), where they refer to an ancient group of people sometimes interpreted as giants or fallen angels, beings who served God but were cast out for rebelling against Him. By some interpretations, the nephilim lived on Earth and intermarried with humans, but were wiped out in the Biblical flood which Noah and his descendants survived by building his ark.
      • The unofficial term for an angel-demon hybrid would be most likely "Nephalem", coming from the Diablo franchise and other medias.
  • In her first album, Caesura of Despair, the term "caesura" refers to the ‖ symbol, a double vertical line mark used to denote a pause in a song or poetry. In the fourth track, "Caesura of Despair (attacca ver.)", "attacca" refers to music played without a pause between movements.
  • IRyS used to have a childhood crush on Nintendo's Luigi.[20]
  • IRyS has a habit of doing lip rolls during streams, and has been doing them since she was young.[21] She also uses lip rolls as part of her vocal warmup routine.
  • IRyS has a medical condition of having "unstable joints,"[22] and had a habit of dislocating her shoulder when she was young. She had surgery to treat it before.[23]
    • This is the reason why she avoids the "Overhead Arm" exercise when playing Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure,[22] and also "holds back" on related physical activities such as bowling and throwing balls.[23]
  • IRyS used to do skateboarding in the past.[24]
  • She is the twenty-first hololive member to join the official Hololive Subreddit as a moderator.

External Links


Twitter hashtags

Further readings

  • IRyS - Pixiv Encyclopedia
  • IRyS - Moegirl Encyclopedia
  • IRyS - Namu Wiki
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Solo Debutants
(hololive 0th Gen)
Tokino Sora (🐻) A-chan and AnkimoRoboco-san (🤖)Sakura Miko (🌸)Hoshimachi Suisei (☄️)AZKi (⚒️)
1st Generation Yozora Mel (🌟)Aki Rosenthal (🍎)Natsuiro Matsuri (🏮)Shirakami Fubuki (🌽)Akai Haato (❣️)
Retired Hitomi Chris (🌰)
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hololive GAMERS Shirakami Fubuki (🌽)Ookami Mio (🌲)Nekomata Okayu (🍙)Inugami Korone (🥐)
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Usada Pekora (👯)Shiranui Flare (🔥)Shirogane Noel (⚔️)Houshou Marine (🏴‍☠️)
Retired Uruha Rushia (🦋)
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Retired Kiryu Coco (🐉)
5th Generation
Yukihana Lamy (☃️)Momosuzu Nene (🥟)Shishiro Botan (♌)Omaru Polka (🎪)
Retired Mano Aloe (👅)
6th Generation
La+ Darknesss (🛸💜)Takane Lui (🥀)Hakui Koyori (🧪)Sakamata Chloe (🎣)Kazama Iroha (🍃)
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3rd Generation Vestia Zeta (📜)Kaela Kovalskia (🔨)Kobo Kanaeru (☔)
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1st Generation
-Myth- or holoMyth
Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙)Takanashi Kiara (🐔)Watson Amelia (🔎)Mori Calliope (💀)Gawr Gura (🔱)
Project: HOPE IRyS (💎)
2nd Generation
Tsukumo Sana (🪐)Ceres Fauna (🌿)Ouro Kronii (⏳)Nanashi Mumei (🪶)Hakos Baelz (🎲)
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(Dissolved Branch)
1st Generation Yogiri (🍼🎸)Civia (🌙🦄)Spade Echo (🍑) Everyone retired
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2nd Generation
Sun Tempo
Astel Leda (🎭)Kishido Temma (🦔💨)Yukoku Roberu (🍷)
3rd Generation
Kageyama Shien (🟣)Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)
UPROAR!! Yatogami Fuma (🦝)Utsugi Uyu (🃏)Hizaki Gamma (🖌️)Minase Rio (🕯️)


  1. Yamasaki, T. [@shiru]. (2021, July 6). Make a wish for Inari #IRyS #ProjectHOPE #hololiveEnglish [Tweet]. Twitter.
  2. rariemonn [@rariemonn765]. (2021, July 11). I rigged Live2D model of IRyS, who belong to hololive EN singer [Tweet]. Twitter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, July 11). 【DEBUT STREAM】Hope has descended! #irysdebutstream [Video]. YouTube.
  4. hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2020, November 30). Hololive English opens VTuber (VSinger) Auditions! Do you think you have what it takes to be the next global singing phenomenon? [Tweet]. Twitter.
  5. hololive English. (2021, July 7). #CountdownWitnesser #hololiveEnglish [Video]. YouTube.
  6. hololive English. (2021, July 7). 【Debut PV】Hope is present【hololive English VSinger】 [Video]. YouTube.
  7. hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2021, July 7). [Notice] The newly revealed #IRyS has had her Twitter account and YouTube channel restricted due to excessive activity. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we ask that you please be patient until the restriction is removed. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  8. IRyS [@irys_en]. (2021, July 7). ||: [Tweet]. Twitter.
  9. IRyS [@irys_en]. (2021, July 11). FREEDOM [Tweet]. Twitter.
  10. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, July 11). 【DEBUT STREAM】Hope has descended! #irysdebutstream [Video]. YouTube.
  11. Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021,July 29). 【JUST SHAPES & BEATS】IRyS Collab! Just Irystocrats and DeadBEATS, Am I Right. hah #hololiveEnglish [Video]. YouTube.
  12. IRyS [@irys_en]. (2021, November 10). Thank you so much for 700k Youtube subscribers!! WooHoo!!🥳 This is all thanks to everyone's support heartwarming support [Tweet]. Twitter.
  13. IRyS [@irys_en]. (2022, January 22). [Announcement] Couldn't fit it all in a single tweet so here's an image you can squint at instead!! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  14. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, March 28). 【Karaoke Endurance】Singing until 801k Subs! [Video]. YouTube.
  15. Mori Calliope [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN]. (2022, January 30). 【CHAD CAST #01】Chaos, Hope, and Death! Let the Rambles Begin. [Video]. YouTube.
  16. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, July 22). 【DOOM】First time playing! Rip and Tear for HOPE [Video]. YouTube.
  17. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, July 11). 【DEBUT STREAM】Hope has descended! #irysdebutstream [Video]. YouTube.
  18. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, August 21). 【Karaoke!!】Another Day Another Song! [Video]. YouTube.
  19. 19.0 19.1 IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, October 7). 【Clubhouse 51】Settling the score with Bae!! 【COLLAB】 [Video]. YouTube.
  20. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, August 20). 【Mario Kart 8DX】The Legendary Training Arc [Video]. YouTube.
  21. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, July 13). 【Q & A】Answering marshmallow questions! [Video]. YouTube.
  22. 22.0 22.1 IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, August 26). 【Ring Fit Adventure】Behold, more ExercIRyS [Video]. YouTube.
  23. 23.0 23.1 IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, October 16). 【Mario Kart 8DX】Race with Me!! (after a bit of practice lol) [Video]. YouTube.
  24. IRyS [IRyS Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, July 31). 【Singing】Some more songs! [Video]. YouTube.