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This name is written using the Japanese name format; the family name is Kumagai.

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Kumagai Chisato (熊谷ちさと), also known as Beatani (べあたに), is a female independent Japanese Virtual YouTuber.

Previously a 24 year-old average office worker, she was thrown and locked into the internet by her sister. Chisato describes her current job as "gatekeeper of the Internet."

She prefers that her viewers call her Beatani.

Introduction Videos

【新人Vtuber自己紹介配信】熊谷ちさとが可愛い!年齢は?引きこもりって本当?姉との確執は?→驚愕の事実に涙が止まらない……

【新人Vtuber自己紹介配信】熊谷ちさとが可愛い!年齢は?引きこもりって本当?姉との確執は?→驚愕の事実に涙が止まらない……

Beatani's Japanese introduction stream.

-DEBUT-I_am_Beatani!-Vtuber-

-DEBUT-I am Beatani!-Vtuber-

Beatani's EN Debut video.

Personality

Beatani can be very straightforward in the way she presents her opinions. She tends to engage in topics with chat regardless of how unusual they are. Sometimes, Beatani will deliberately introduce an unusual topic on her own, and go into unnecessary detail about it.

Beatani can be easily distracted during stream activities that require her full attention (for example, leaving her drawing unfinished to talk about the Gondola meme and explaining Japanese slang), and has talked about her ADHD condition.

The mood during her streams can be heartwarming on rare occasions. Although there are instances where messages left by chatters rubbed her the wrong way despite their supportive intent, there are also instances where she voiced her appreciation for the feedback and support she received, such as her birthday stream. During her "MBTI Zatsudan", she gave encouraging advice to an anonymous submitter who voiced his worries about his Japanese skills.

Profile and Events

Beatani is a 25 year-old polar bear that used to be an average office worker, until her sister, Chihiro, threw her into the internet on October 2019 as a result of a fight and trapped her in there. She mentions circumstances similar to those of the game Myst[5]. After that, she started living on the "XP hills" (for reasons she herself doesn't know), a term she uses to refer to the hills that appear in the default Windows XP background picture, Bliss.

One of Beatani's goals is to escape the internet after reconciling with her sister. Her other goals are to get 1000 friends, and have a talk with Hiroyuki of 2channel fame.

This is a transcript from her introduction video, 「姉が小石と小石チョコの食べ比べをしています」:

“Hello! I am Kumagai Chisato. I was supposed to be an ordinary office worker... but I had a fight with my sister, who possessed unusual technology, and because of that I was trapped in the internet. I was locked in an alternate dimension because of this fight with my sister. It's a situation similar to that famous mystery-solving game Myst! Since then, I've been drifting along the seas of the internet... and it's been really lonely!! Ahh, this is a painful part of my virtual existence. Because of that, for the sake of making friends, I've decided to become a VTuber! If it's possible, I want to play with (you), the viewer! If it's okay to be friends... because my surname is Kumagai, please call me Beatani!”[6]

【自己紹介】新人Vtuber熊谷ちさとです!姉が小石と小石チョコの食べ比べをしています……【他己(姉)紹介】

【自己紹介】新人Vtuber熊谷ちさとです!姉が小石と小石チョコの食べ比べをしています……【他己(姉)紹介】

Beatani introduces herself, and watches her sister's video letter with the viewer.
(Translation available in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SicG7ODHHLA)

History

Background

Both her YouTube and Twitter accounts were created on January 2021. Her YouTube channel shows activity as early as 10/02/2021, and a proper self-introduction stream was broadcast on 27/02/2021.

March 6th, 2021 marks the date when Beatani expanded her following by advertising overseas, and a debut for English-speaking audiences (a summarized version of her self-introduction from the previous month) was released. As explained in a posterior zatsudan, although she planned to do English videos, she didn't originally plan to do the streams themselves in English. [7]

Channel milestones and celebration streams

Membership

Beatani announced on 29/03/2021 that she could open her YouTube membership [8], and enabled membership at the same time as her celebration stream "[祝!monetization]OPEN MEMBERSHIP & SING A LITTLE". [9] She was surprised, as she did not expect more than 10 people to become members, and much more people than that joined.

Community

Beatani being jealous because dad is seeing other girls

Fan Name

When Beatani was asked how to call her fans, she had to think of a name, and proposed calling her fans Friends, BeaTomo, BeaFriends, or Sentries. [10] Beatani ran a twitter poll between the last 3 names and Sentries won. [11] The next day Beatani decided that she would call her fans Sentries. [12] As Beatani's content shifted away from Slay the Spire and as she gained a large amount of new fans the usage of this name stopped. Eventually, Beatani said that she considers her fans to be family, and she mostly refers to them as dads; her "fan-family" also includes moms, brothers and sisters. [13]

Her Listener-chan character also represents her fanbase.

“Hai. This is my oshi. Too cute! I want to marry her. Kawaii ne. Kawaii ne. [...] I want to get [Listener-chan] pregnant. Yes, this is my wife. [...] Making baby with listener-san. [...] If Listener-chan gets pregnant, yeah, she won't be able to [have an] affair. She couldn't cheat on others.”[14]

Catchphrases

  • "Ohadayo! I'm Kumagai Chisato." [15] (At the start of each stream [16])
  • "Dads and moms and brothers and sisters." (Addressing her viewers)
  • "Dad! You should (x)!" (Urging her viewers to do something or behave a certain way)
  • "I may be 'Kumagai', but you can call me 'Bear-tani'." [17]
  • "What's wrong with you?" [18]
  • "Who is you?" [19]
  • "I want to peropero kawaii girls." [20]
  • "Are you kidding me?" [21]
  • "You are very wise." (When listener-san says something wise.) [22]

Quotes

  • "It's not surprising that you need practice to use an unfamiliar tool. Imagine if you were a baby; it takes about five years for you to learn to speak. You are baby in japanese. It takes about five years for a baby to learn to speak. babu? My dad becomes baby [...] Yah. So language is just a tool. You should practice more and more. Practice practice practice. And I think language is just a tool. So the most important thing is not to use a tool well [...] the most important thing is, what you want to say! Not to use the language well. Take care of the feelings. It's the most important thing." [23]
  • "What do you mean? Nonsense. This person is baka! Foolish question! Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? Baka question... Yah-yah-yah, he's baka, he's baka. You're baka, baka, baakabaaaaka, baaka... baka-sugii, baka baaaka... kuso-baka nandesukedo [...]" [24]
  • "NTR? Boku wo netoreta? Mika is not my girlfriend? Why? Why? Is she bitch? Son of a bitch. I should kill you Mika; I can't forgive you. I, I want to use Plate Shard and I want to stab you. I hate you, I hate you. I dislike this bitch. I *dislike* this girl... 'Beatani your meds?' No! Meds away. Kusuri away.[...]" [25]
  • "If I could make [Listener-chan] pregnant, she couldn't cheat on others. Okay? Hmmm? Preg-nant. Yes, so, I need ochinchin. Mmm? Boku niwa ochinchin ga hitsuyou desu. I need ochinchin. Is this dangerous? Moshikashite, YouTube will ban me? Is it okay ja nai no? [...] I just talk about my oshi." [26]
  • "えぇぇぇ、生意気なんですけどこいつぅ、な、こいつ生意気じゃねか、生意気って -- [starts typing, presumably looking translations up] 生意気子! [Reads along with TTS voice] saucy, cheeky, conceited, brazen, audacious, impertinent, cheeky, shota boy, eh, eh. [...] Hey, don't underestimate my energy. Shota boy. Cheeky shota boy. Don't underestimate my energy. I never give up. [...] 僕の子宮をお前に移植する。 I'll transplant my womb into you. I can't forgive you. Never." [27]
  • "Do it yourself. Anyone can do it."[28][29]

Trivia

  • She has shown an addiction to Slay the Spire. According to her calculations, she played the game for up to 40 hours in the span of one week. [30] When she used to play this game, she couldn't focus on anything else, going as far as saying that the game "ruined her life" and that she's glad that she could "escape the Slay the Spire arc." [31]
  • Her hair's color is based on the hair of Touhou's Youmu Konpaku (her favorite Touhou character). [32] [33]
  • She designed and rigged her Live 2D model herself.[34]
  • She designed her own outro BGM, although it has seen very little use since her debut video.
  • Her background picture is Bliss, the default background picture used in the Windows XP operating system.
  • Her Beatani nickname is based on an alternative reading of the characters that compose her surname.[35] [36]
  • She can impersonate Kirby [37] [38], and Toad.[39]
  • Her favorite gun is Mami's musket from Madoka Magica. [40]
  • Fans like to speculate (perhaps jokingly) that she's 'gyaru'. She denies being a gyaru, but she doesn't dislike gyaru.[41]
  • During an Omori stream, she mistakenly said she was 155 "meters" (as opposed to 155 centimeters), and mentioned her difficulties with the imperial system. Chat corrected her, and then she immediately corrected herself, but it's a running joke among her fans now. [42]
  • Her favorite actress is Fukada Kyoko (A.K.A Fukakyon).[43]
  • She has stated in repeated occasions that she wants to visit the Netherlands the most, and try weed, as well as visit Finland, despite it being a "fantasy no kuni" (a reference to a meme that suggests that Finland is not a real country). As of 2021/04/22, she has not travelled abroad.[44][45]

External Links

Media

Twitter Hashtags

Fan content

References

  1. Dad coins BBB.
  2. Answering "When is your birthday?"
  3. Height gaffe. Retrieved from "OMORI#3 I'll find BASIL!"
  4. "I'm trapped in the internet, and I have no physical body, so my weight is zero." Retrieved from "[Ring Fit AdventureRFA 1day! take your reps"]
  5. From the text at the beginning: "どこにでもいるいたつて平凡な24歳の会社員。。。だったはずなんだけど[...] あの名作謎解きゲーMYST のような境遇[...]それ以来、毎日インターネットの海を漂っている[...]というわけで、友達を作るために、僕もVtuber として活動していくことにしました。" Retrieved from "【自己紹介】新人Vtuber熊谷ちさとです!姉が小石と小石チョコの食べ比べをしています……【他己(姉)紹介】"
  6. From her video "姉が小石と小石チョコの食べ比べをしています", and compared with this transcript Beatani provided: 「おはだよ!僕、熊谷ちさとです。 どこにでもいるいたって平凡な24歳の会社員……だったはずなんだけど、異常テクノロジーを持つお姉ちゃんと喧嘩したせいでインターネットに閉じ込められちゃった。 兄弟げんかのせいで異次元に閉じ込められるなんて、まるであの名作謎解きゲーMYSTのような境遇だね♪ それ以来、毎日インターネットの海を漂っているのですが、孤独にさいなまれてもう大変!あ~あ、バーチャル存在の辛いとこね、これ。 というわけで、友達を作るために、僕もVtuberとして活動していくことにしました。これを見てる君、もしよかったら一緒に遊んでね! 仲良くなったら、僕のことは、熊谷だからべあたにって呼んでください。」
  7. "To be honest, I planned to make an English video, but, I didn't plan to do English stream." Retrieved from "[雑談/chatting]Deciding the topic by roulette!"
  8. "I can open my membership soon!" Retrieved from Twitter
  9. Monetization/Celebration stream.
  10. Thinking out loud about what her fans should be called. Retrieved from "【新人Vtuber自己紹介配信】熊谷ちさとが可愛い!年齢は?引きこもりって本当?姉との確執は?→驚愕の事実に涙が止まらない……"
  11. Poll for her fan name Retrieved from Twitter
  12. Explaining what she will call her fans Retrieved from Twitter
  13. "Some people say that that they think of me as a daughter. I think of you guys as my father and mother, too." Retrieved from "[English practice Vtuber]Slay the Spire is DRUG"
  14. [1] Retrieved from "[雑談/chatting]Deciding the topic by roulette!"
  15. Some of the first words in her first proper introduction video. Retrieved from "【新人Vtuber自己紹介配信】熊谷ちさとが可愛い!年齢は?引きこもりって本当?姉との確執は?→驚愕の事実に涙が止まらない……"
  16. Explaining what her greeting is at the beginning of her streams. Retrieved from "[duolingo]Beatani(Cute and funny bear)learns English."
  17. Some of the first words in her first proper introduction video.
  18. "What's wrong with you?"
  19. Answering "What should I cook for our date?" with another question. Retrieved from "[English practice Vtuber]Q&A zatsudan DAYO"
  20. A relevant snippet from her thoughts on Girls und Panzer. Retrieved from "[EN practice JP Vtuber]I try MBTI!!!"
  21. "950 subs, are you kidding me?" Retrieved from "[English practice Vtuber]Slay the Spire is DRUG."
  22. [2] Retrieved from "[青鬼完全初見]Playing JP famous horror, AO-ONI[EN practice V]"
  23. A question from her QuestionBox wants advice on improving their Japanese. Retrieved from "[EN practice JP Vtuber]I try MBTI!!!"
  24. Answering if she "Has heard of questions." Retrieved from "[English practice Vtuber]Q&A zatsudan DAYO"
  25. "Mika is not my girlfriend?" Retrieved from "[青鬼完全初見]Playing JP famous horror, AO-ONI[EN practice V]"
  26. [3] Retrieved from "[雑談/chatting]Deciding the topic by roulette!"
  27. Beatani becomes obsessive about Caillou in Recettear. Retrieved from "#3 RECETTEAR/資本主義の豚 Socialism? What's that? delicious?"
  28. Reddit account.
  29. "You can do it." Taken from [JSが大好きプロフ帳かいた/chismografo] Vtubers have the right to be in love [archive on Twitch]
  30. Talks about how much time she's spent on Slay the Spire. Retrieved from "[duolingo]Beatani(Cute and funny bear)learns English."
  31. [4] Retrieved from "#5 [RECETTEAR / 資本主義の豚] can't help but give stuffs in my store to LOLI for free"
  32. Quote retrieved from Twitter. "I've never played TOHO Project unfortunately. However, my hair color is influenced by Youmu ngl."
  33. Quote from Twitter (Answering to "Who's your favorite Touhou girl?") "YOUMU!!!!!"
  34. Answering who made her Live 2D model. Retrieved from "[English practice Vtuber]Q&A zatsudan DAYO"
  35. Some of the first words in her first proper introduction video. Retrieved from "【新人Vtuber自己紹介配信】熊谷ちさとが可愛い!年齢は?引きこもりって本当?姉との確執は?→驚愕の事実に涙が止まらない……"
  36. Explaining her nickname. Retrieved from "[DEBUT]I am Beatani![Vtuber]"
  37. Attempting impersonations. Retrieved from "【新人Vtuber自己紹介配信】熊谷ちさとが可愛い!年齢は?引きこもりって本当?姉との確執は?→驚愕の事実に涙が止まらない……"
  38. Attempting impersonations. Retrieved from "[DEBUT]I am Beatani![Vtuber]"
  39. Toad voice impersonation clip.
  40. Answering what her favorite kind of gun is. Retrieved from "[English practice Vtuber]Q&A zatsudan DAYO"
  41. Reacting to a comment saying hello to "gyaru bear". Retrieved from "[EN practice JP Vtuber]I try MBTI!!!"
  42. Height gaffe. Retrieved from "OMORI#3 I'll find BASIL!"
  43. Mentioning Fukakyon. Retrieved from "[雑談/chatting]Deciding the topic by roulette!"
  44. "Finland is fantasy country." Retrieved from "[雑談/chatting]Deciding the topic by roulette!"
  45. "The country I want to visit the most is Netherlands!" Retrieved from "[English practice Vtuber]Q&A zatsudan DAYO"
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