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Korone


Inugami Korone (戌神ころね) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of a group of VTubers inside called as hololive Gamers (ホロライブゲーマーズ) alongside Shirakami Fubuki, Ookami Mio, and Nekomata Okayu.

Introduction Video

【 戌神ころね初配信】!!!!はじめまして!!!!【ホロライブ 新人Vtuber】

【 戌神ころね初配信】!!!!はじめまして!!!!【ホロライブ 新人Vtuber】

  Korone's introduction.

Personality

Korone has a sweet and goofy personality comparable to that of an actual dog. She often kisses other hololive members for no reason, and has a high-pitched laugh that resembles a train whistle or flute. Like most dogs, Korone is fiercely loyal, specifically to Nekomata Okayu. The two are rarely seen apart, and the pair is known as "OkaKoro".

While her activities are usually wholesome, Korone can also be unintentionally terrifying at times; for example, she accidentally revealed that she had searched for torture/execution methods in her mobile browser history, and was completely unfazed by a scene in Heavy Rain where the protagonist (under Korone's control) was forced to cut off his own finger. However, it does not seem that Korone actually enjoys violence; rather, it seems like she is too innocent to understand the implications of what she is actually doing.

Korone has a fondness for retro games, especially those that are more niche (or even poorly-made). She gets a lot of amusement from the strangeness in these games, often laughing at how absurd they can be.

Korone's greeting her viewers with "Yubi! Yubi!" which originated from her desire to have her own unique greeting. During her first stream with the other members of hololive Gamers Korone noticed that she was the only one out of the group that didn't have her own greeting. She joked about possibly greeting her viewers by asking for their fingers, after which they would reply "Yubi! Yubi!" in return. Her battle cry when playing games is "Horayo!"

History

Background

She was first announced on 22 March 2019 in Shirakami Fubuki's stream during which Fubuki debuted her new 3D model. Fubuki announced that she alongside with Nekomata Okayu would join hololive Gamers in April [3] This was followed up by an announcement on hololive's Twitter account on 25 March.[4] She was officially introduced on 1 April.[5]

Her Twitter account was opened on 24 March 2019 while her YouTube channel was created on 25 March. She made her debut on 13 April[6] although she had appeared on the streams of other members before her debut, the first being on Oozora Subaru's channel on 7 April.[7]

2019

On 10 September she announced on her Twitter that she would be getting her 3D model,[8] later on 14 September she debuted her 3D model during a stream.[9]

On 26 December she published on Twitter that she would get her second 2D costume, this costume was later revealed that day during a stream this costume has a mostly brown dress with a ribbon and a hat.[10][11][12]

2020

On 1 January, she debuted her third 2D costume, a kimono in celebration of the new year.[13]

On 24 January along with the other hololive girls up to the third generation, she debuted her 3D idol outfit at hololive's 1st fest Nonstop Story.[14]

Events

Fans

  • Her fanbase is officially called "Koronesuki" (ころねすきー).

Trivia

  • "Korone" resembles the Japanese word for "chocolate cornet", a type of sweet bread from Japan, which plays with the fact that she works in a bakery.
  • Korone's last name "Inugami", roughly translated as "Dog God" or "Dog Spirit", is a spiritual possession by the spirit of a dog, widely known about in western Japan.
  • She has cited on several occasions that her specific breed is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
  • During her introduction, her height was wrongly written as 156 m instead of 156 cm. This has caused her fans to joke about her being a giantess whenever her image is portrayed especially bigger compared to other VTubers in the same video.
  • Korone has some knowledge of English (as seen in one of her tweets). Korone is also noted by fans as one of the Japanese-speaking VTubers who make the most effort to reach out to their English speaking audience, using Google Translate whenever she's at a loss for vocabulary or pronunciation. She treats these interactions as a fun way to gradually learn more English.
  • Occasionally during Korone's streams, the screen mirroring software she uses to do live streams (named "AirServer") glitches or times out, causing her model to turn into a giant Airserver icon.
  • She has mentioned on stream that her accent comes from a combination of her grandmother's Kansai dialect and an unknown dialect of her parents that has not been revealed. She is working on changing it into a more common one.
    • Her accent seems to differ most notably from the inflections of syllables. For example, she pronounces 皆 as MIIN-na rather than the more typical min-NAA.
  • Fans have noted that Korone's personality has changed noticeably over time. In many of her earlier streams, and especially in collaborations, she was quieter and more reserved. However, as time passed, she developed more of the open, friendly and energetic personality she is now known for. Korone herself has acknowledged this, and credits hololive's helpful and friendly atmosphere, in particular crediting her close friendship with Okayu.
  • According to Kiryu Coco, her daily schedule suggests that she only sleeps about 2-3 hours a day inbetween working at the bakery and streaming. Fans have expressed concern over her health.
  • She shares the same character designer with Civia of hololive China.
  • Korone has a notable interest in American popular culture. She is a fan of South Park, Steven Spielberg movies (especially Jurassic Park) and Michael Jackson's music.
  • She and Amane Kanata are avid Baseball fans and have attended games together.
  • Viewers have noted a similarity between her voice and mannerisms to Aya of AyaMina Games, who ceased to be a VTuber a few months before.
  • During the credit-scroll of Korone's stream of Blasphemous, the topic of conversation turned to Expósito; one of the game's most memorable bosses. Wanting to know how to properly pronounce the name using Google Translate, Korone mistakenly pronounced it as "X-Potato". This instance took off and became a widely repeated meme among her fanbase, with the term "X-Potato" sometimes used as a stand-in label for Korone's viewers.
  • Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the YouTube AI began automatically placing the "Get the latest information from the CDC about COVID-19" tab on all of Korone's videos, regardless of their topic or context. This even extended to edited and translated clips from her streams uploaded by other YouTubers. It has been speculated to be due to an error in the YouTube's AI resulting from Korone's name being similar to the spelling of "Corona" in several different languages.
    • Also because of this disease, Youtube began pushing more of its moderation work onto AI instead. The YouTube AI began abruptly ending and deleting streams of many VTubers (even without violation of Youtube's Community Guidelines). Korone began posting many positive comments about her love for YouTube in her stream descriptions in an attempt to prevent this for happening. But unfortunately, after her Plug & Play stream, which was deleted by YouTube, she stopped doing this.
  • Korone has an infamous tactic of gaining attention, jokingly referred to in the community as her "nuclear sneeze". She has one of, if not the loudest sneezes of all of the hololive members and several memes have been made about this.

External Links

Hololive Logo
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 (🍬)
hololive China Yogiri (🎸)・Civia (🌙🦄)・Spade Echo (🍑)
Artia (❄️)・Rosalyn (📖)・Doris (🐟)
hololive Indonesia Airani Iofifteen (🎨)・Moona Hoshinova (🔮)・Ayunda Risu (🐿)
Retired Hitomi Chris (🌰)
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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 Kageyama Shien (🟣)・Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Yakushiji Suzaku (💊)・Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)

References

  1. Inugami, K. [Korone Ch. 戌神ころね]. (2019, June 27) 【朝活】おはようございますできたらいいな【ホロライブ/戌神ころね】 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Jfyamg1lPuc/ at 1:33:20
  2. Height chart (as of 31 May 2019)
  3. Shirakami, F.[フブキCh。白上フブキ]. (2019, March 22) 【#白上フブキ新3D】お披露目&重大告知発表 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/grwVFD5GNuE/ at 43:41
  4. hololivetv. (2019, March 25). 【ホロライブゲーマーズ】新メンバー加入決定!
    先日の白上フブキの公式3Dお披露目放送でもお知らせいたしましたが、4月にホロライブゲーマーズに2名のメンバーが加入いたします!
    続報はホロライブ公式アカウントにて発表いたします。今後のホロライブの展開にご期待下さい!!
    #ホロライブ [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/statuses/1110076954621861888
  5. Cover Corporation. (2019, April 1). 新人VTuber「猫又おかゆ」「戌神ころね」がホロライブゲーマーズよりデビュー決定! [Press release]. Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000047.000030268.html
  6. Inugami, K. [Korone Ch. 戌神ころね] (2019, April 13) 【#戌神ころね初配信】!!!!はじめまして!!!!【ホロライブ/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Qap7HFEx_oM
  7. Ozora, S.[Subaru Ch. 大空スバル]. (2019, April 7) 【めっちゃ】大神さんに教えてもらうスプラトゥーン2!!!【たのしい】 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/WOipbg7EHMg/
  8. inugamikorone (2019, September 10) みんな~!!!! 重大発表見に来てくれてありがとお 14日に3Dお披露目で 22日はみっころねで24時間配信!! 盛りだくさんだにぇ~~~ 動きながらみんなで遊べるの今から楽しみにしてるよおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおお #生神ころね #みっころね [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/inugamikorone/status/1171424014515834882
  9. Inugami, K. [Korone Ch. 戌神ころね] (2019, September 14) 【#戌神ころね3D】戌神ころね3Dお披露目生放送【3D生放送】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/I9m2C_Vx1j4
  10. inugamikorone (2019, December 26) 20時からはお披露目、そして… ボーボボもクリア目指すぞおおおっ!!!! 待ち合わせ場所 https://youtu.be/pAnO4OJhTvc 素敵なボーボボの絵を描いてくれたのは、デデチ(@ dEi_pft)さん #戌神ころね新衣装 #生神ころね [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/inugamikorone/status/1210139752730517505
  11. inugamikorone (2019, December 26) 新衣装お披露目できたぁー! 可愛く仕上げてくれたママ、色々頑張ってくれた運営さん、見てくれたみーんな!! 本当にありがとお(*´꒳`*) これからもよろしくねーっ #戌神ころね新衣装  #生神ころね #戌神ころね [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/inugamikorone/status/1210168881525903362
  12. Inugami, K. [Korone Ch. 戌神ころね] (2019, December 16) 【新衣装お披露目】そして復活のボボボーボボーボボTHEリベンジ【#戌神ころね新衣装】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/pAnO4OJhTvc?t=390
  13. Inugami, K. [Korone Ch. 戌神ころね] (2020, January 1) 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】戌神ころねの元旦お披露目【あけおめことよろ!】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Pek5kWsaeeg?t=754
  14. hololive_En (2020, January 24) [Songs Performed!] 🎵 New Treasure Island (Gamers) 🎵 CONNECTING (3rd Gen) 🎵 Whimsical Mercy (Sora, Fubuki, Aqua) #とまらないホロライブ Photo By Ayo Kajino [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1220683937808183297/photo/1
  15. ブイブイブイテューヌ
  16. inugamikorone (2020, July 3) 🐶お知らせ🐶 クレーンゲームアプリ「トレバ」とコラボしました〜やった〜!🎮✨ そしてトレバ限定のころねオリジナルクッションが出たぁ😳!! 7月3日18時から💞 ※なくなり次第終了 👇トレバ😆 http://toreba.net/landing #トレバ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/inugamikorone/status/1278979287329017857
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