La+ Darknesss (ラプラス・ダークネス) also written Laplus is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, debuting as part of its sixth generation under the name of "Secret Society holoX" alongside Takane Lui, Hakui Koyori, Sakamata Chloe and Kazama Iroha.
The one who established Secret Society holoX.
She was originally known for her vast power and intelligence, but most of it is now sealed away.
She is vaguely aware of the debilitating nature of her shackles but does not remember when or how they got there.
The crow by her side is a long-time companion.
Laplus has the personality of a smug brat like Murasaki Shion and thinks highly of herself with pronouns like "wagahai" when referring to herself and "kisama" when referring to a second person. She can also be very loud like Uruha Rushia, especially when she loses in a game or if she thinks that she is not treated right. The latter can happen quite often as her senpais like to tease her, because she has a very child-like appearance and can also behave like one. Members like Sakura Miko even think that Laplus is part of the holobabies group, something that Laplus denies.
La+ Darknesss's YouTube channel was created on 10 September 2021. Her Twitter account was also created in September 2021. She was first revealed as part of holoX, the sixth generation of the Japanese branch of hololive, in an introductory video posted on 26 November 2021 at noon JST. She made her first tweet at the same time, declaring 「吾輩怪しい者でないぞ」 - "I'm not a suspicious person!"
Laplus was the first of her generation to debut, making her first stream on the same day as the announcement, 26 November 2021, at 21:34 JST. She reached over 250,000 YouTube subscribers within three hours of debut, following it with a stream to select her fan name.
On 5 December, Laplus reached 500,000 subscribers on YouTube. She is the 45th hololive member to reach this milestone, as well as the second member of holoX to achieve it.
On 8 December, her channel got approved for monetization.
On 22 December, Laplus opened her YouTube channel's membership feature (at 19:00 JST). On the same day, she held her first official collaboration with another hololive member outside her generation, playing 51 Worldwide Games with Tokoyami Towa (at 22:30 JST).
On 24 December, Laplus reached 600,000 subscribers on YouTube during a stream.
On 1 January Laplus debuted her second 2D costume, a furisode with her image on it to celebrate the new year. In this cosutme Laplus go a new hairstyle as she has two braided twintails that are decorated with giant suzu bells, her furisode has a pattern of blank and white manga pages featuring Laplus, with a colored illustration of herself (in her main costume) as the central feature, near the edge of her furisode the manga pattern is also complemented by flowers in pink and purple.
On 4 January, Laplus's YouTube channel was demonetized.
On 5 January, Laplus's YouTube channel monetization was restored.
Mascot and Fans
- Her fanbase is officially called "Plusmate" 「ぷらすめいと」.
- Rejected names for her fan group were YMD, Yamada 「山田」, and Darkside 「ダークサイド」. Plusmate was chosen by Twitter poll, receiving 39.3% of 45,083 total votes.
- When she asked her fans for a fan name during the stream, the only candidate that came up was Yamada.
- When voting for the fan name, the name that supposed to have won was Yamada, but she cleverly split the votes into two by making two options for Yamada, i.e, YMD and 山田. The votes for 山田 and YMD when combined, add up to 54.5% which is higher than the votes for the fan name that actually ended up getting chosen, ぷらすめいと(Plusmate) which got 39.3%.
- Her name is usually written as "Laplus," including in her YouTube channel name and Twitter handle. This may be because the plus character is not always allowed in account names, and is ignored by some search engines.
- The name "Laplus" is derived from the "Laplace Demon," an imaginary being envisioned by and named after 17th-Century French scholar Pierre-Simon Laplace, which posits that an intelligence capable of seeing the positions and movements of every atom in the universe would be able to determine the past and predict the future based on the classical laws of determinism. The lore mentioned by Laplus in her debut heavily leans towards herself being said Laplace Demon.
- La+ Darknesss's full name is "Laplus Dia Highest Death Thirteen Daina Art of Impact Sign Emperor Road of the Darknesss."
- She uses the Japanese pronoun "wagahai" to refer to herself. This is an uncommon and archaic term which connotes arrogance. Popular characters who use "wagahai" include Bowser from Super Mario series and Morgana from Persona 5.
- Unconventionally for a hololive member, Laplus utilizes a mixture of video uploads (akin to how most VTubers' used to be pre-2019) and streams; video uploads are used for most (but not all) of gaming content, while streams are used for other activities (such as chatting and karaoke).
- As a horned figure bent on world domination, Laplus resembles the archetype of the Maou, a demon overlord often appearing in Japanese popular fiction. She shares this trait with Nijisanji member Emma★August.
- La+ Darknesss is 139 cm tall, making her the shortest member of hololive yet, just 1 cm less than Himemori Luna and 2 cm less than Gawr Gura.
- It is unclear if this figure includes the height of her horns.
- Her fan slogan is "Yes My Dark." It is sometimes abbreviated "YMD," which in turn is read as the very common Japanese surname "Yamada," in a somewhat memetic way popularized by the Cookie☆ fanbase. It doesn't help that Yamada is a rather unremarkable name in Japanese culture, due to its commonality (for example, the Japanese name "Taro Yamada" is comparable to the English/American "John Smith" as a stereotypical "bland" or "generic" name).
- Some of her aspects resembles holostars member Kageyama Shien. For instance, their position lore-wise, as well as their way of opening streams are similar, and they primarily feature black and purple on their stream background.
- Laplus stated that she is a huge fan of Tokoyami Towa. One of the reasons being that she really likes her singing voice.
- Laplus's schedules are listed in JST, GMT and PST; she is one of few JP members to do this.
- Laplus appeared in the 「ああっバーチャルさまっ」 (Ah virtual sama) article of 「アニメディア」 (Animedia) magazine published on 8 January 2022. She is one of the hololive members who appeared in this magazine.
- Laplus ch. ラプラス・ダークネス - holoX - - YouTube channel
- La+ Darknesss' corporate profile on hololive.hololivepro.com
- La+ Darknesss' corporate profile on hololive.tv
- @LaplusDarknesss - Twitter account
- La+ Darknesss - hololive jp
- La+ Darknesss - hololive en
- ラプラス・ダークネス - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- ラプラス・ダークネス - Japanese Wikipedia
- 拉普拉斯·达克尼斯 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- 라플라스 다크니스 - Namu Wiki
(hololive 0th Gen)
|Tokino Sora (🐻) A-chan and Ankimo · Roboco-san (🤖) · Sakura Miko (🌸) · Hoshimachi Suisei (☄️) · AZKi (⚒️)|
|1st Generation||Yozora Mel (🌟) · Aki Rosenthal (🍎) · Natsuiro Matsuri (🏮) · Shirakami Fubuki (🌽) · Akai Haato (❣️)|
|Retired||Hitomi Chris (🌰)|
|2nd Generation||Minato Aqua (⚓️) · Murasaki Shion (🌙) · Nakiri Ayame (👿) · Yuzuki Choco (🍫💋) · Oozora Subaru (🚑)|
|hololive GAMERS||Shirakami Fubuki (🌽) · Ookami Mio (🌲) · Nekomata Okayu (🍙) · Inugami Korone (🥐)|
|Usada Pekora (👯) · Uruha Rushia (🦋) · Shiranui Flare (🔥) · Shirogane Noel (⚔️) · Houshou Marine (🏴☠️)|
|4th Generation||Tsunomaki Watame (🐏) · Tokoyami Towa (👾) · Amane Kanata (💫) · Himemori Luna (🍬)|
|Retired||Kiryu Coco (🐉)|
|Yukihana Lamy (☃️) · Momosuzu Nene (🥟) · Shishiro Botan (♌) · Omaru Polka (🎪)|
|Retired||Mano Aloe (👅)|
|La+ Darknesss(🛸💜) · Takane Lui (🥀) · Hakui Koyori (🧪) · Sakamata Chloe(🎣) · Kazama Iroha (🍃)|
|1st Generation||Airani Iofifteen (🎨) · Moona Hoshinova (🔮) · Ayunda Risu (🐿️)|
|2nd Generation||Kureiji Ollie (🧟♀️) · Anya Melfissa (🍂) · Pavolia Reine (🦚)|
-Myth- or holoMyth
|Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙) · Takanashi Kiara (🐔) · Watson Amelia (🔎) · Mori Calliope (💀) · Gawr Gura (🔱)|
|Project: HOPE||IRyS (💎)|
|Tsukumo Sana (🪐) · Ceres Fauna (🌿) · Ouro Kronii (⏳) · Nanashi Mumei (🪶) · Hakos Baelz (🎲)|
|1st Generation||Yogiri (🍼🎸) · Civia (🌙🦄) · Spade Echo (🍑) Everyone retired|
|2nd Generation||Rosalyn (📖) · Doris (🐟) · Artia (❄️) Everyone retired|
|1st Generation||Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺) · Kanade Izuru (🎸) · Arurandeisu (🍕) · Rikka (⚙️)|
|Retired||Yakushiji Suzaku (💊) · Kagami Kira (💙)|
|Astel Leda (🎭) · Kishido Temma (🦔💨) · Yukoku Roberu (🍷)|
|Kageyama Shien (🟣) · Aragami Oga (🐃)|
|Retired||Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)|
- Jujube [@MegaJujube]. (2021, November 26). ホロライブ6期生、秘密結社HoloX総帥のラプラス・ダークネスさんのLive2Dモデルを担当させていただきました！総帥可愛かったーー！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive ホロライブ - VTuber Group. (2021. November 26). 【#holoX】Are You Ready?【ホロライブ6期生デビューPV】 [Video]. YouTube.
- La+ Darknesss [@LaplusDarknesss]. (2021, November 26). 吾輩怪しい者でないぞ(^^) [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Tokoyami, T. [Towa Ch. 常闇トワ]. (2021, December 22). 【世界のアソビ大全51】どちらが真の様にふさわしいのかゲームで決めよう！【常闇トワ&ラプラス・ダークネス】 [Video]. YouTube.
- La+ Darknesss [@LaplusDarknesss]. (2021, December 22). 【告知】 本日 19:00から！ メンバーシップ解禁！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- La+ Darknesss [Laplus ch. ラプラス・ダークネス - holoX -]. (2021, December 24). クリスマスもし暇だったらやります(笑) [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2021, December 28). 【🎉お知らせ🎉】「#桃鈴ねね」と「#秘密結社holoX」計6名のお正月衣装お披露目リレー配信が、2022年1月1日（土）13時から順次配信決定🎍✨ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- La+ Darknesss [Laplus ch. ラプラス・ダークネス - holoX -]. (2022, January 1). 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】刮目セヨ【ラプラス・ダークネス/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- La+ Darknesss [@LaplusDarknesss]. (2022, January 4). ありがとう収益化、さようなら収益化 [Tweet]. Twitter.
- La+ Darknesss [@LaplusDarknesss]. (2022, January 5). おかえり [Tweet]. Twitter.
- La+ Darknesss [@LaplusDarknesss]. (2021, November 26). https://youtu.be/-KCAi-nFiRY [Tweet]. Twitter.
- La+ Darknesss [@LaplusDarknesss]. (2022, January 7). いんたびゅーしてもらったぞ！ [Tweet]. Twitter.