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Mori Calliope is an English Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of its English (EN) branch first generation of Vtubers alongside Ninomae Ina'nis, Takanashi Kiara, Watson Amelia, and Gawr Gura.

Introduction Video

【DEBUT_STREAM】Memento_Mori!_What_is_Up,_Humans?!_hololiveEnglish_holoMyth

【DEBUT STREAM】Memento Mori! What is Up, Humans?! hololiveEnglish holoMyth

Calliope's introduction.

Personality

Calliope is equally excited by both rapping and "reaping". Her favorite weapons include her scythe (nicknamed "Ricky") and the flail, a medieval weapon made from a spiked metal ball on a chain.

Although fluent in English, Calliope often fails to understand current modes of speech, such as the use of contractions or modern slang. She is easily flustered by romance, leading some to call her the "tsundereaper".

Profile

The Grim Reaper's first apprentice. Because the world's medical system advanced so dramatically, Calliope became a VTuber to collect souls. It seems that the lost souls vaporized by the wholesome relationships of VTubers flow through her as well. In the end, she's a gentle-hearted girl whose sweet voice contradicts the morbid things she tends to say, as well as her hardcore vocals.[4]

History

Background

She was introduced simultaneously on both hololive's and hololive's English Twitter accounts and on hololive English's YouTube channel in a small video with the rest of the first generation on 8 September 2020.[5][6][7] Her Twitter account was created on July, but only made her first tweet on her official introduction on 8 September.[8] Her YouTube channel was created on 16 July but she debuted on 12 September also releasing her first original song: "失礼しますが、RIP♡" or known in English as "Excuse My Rudeness, But Could You Please RIP?"  a rap song written by herself.[9][10]

2020

On 22 October, Calli reached 500,000 YouTube subscribers.

On 1 November, she released a new original song "Cursed Night"[11]

On 14 December, she reached 800,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Calli celebrated with an unarchived karaoke stream.[12]

2021

On 7 January, she reached 900,000 YouTube subscribers.

On 25 January, Calli reached 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers during a subscriber endurance stream, making her the 7th hololive member to reach that milestone and the 2nd to do so on the English branch after Gawr Gura.[13]

On 31 January, Calli debuted her eighth original song "Off With Their Heads"[14]

On 15 February, she announced during a stream that as part of her birthday celebration she would release a second EP containing 5 songs, 4 of them original. Calli also announced that this EP would be released including physical copies.[15]

Discography

EP

Dead Beats EP. Cover art by Ninomae Ina'nis.

Dead Beats EP (デットビーツEP)

  1. ReaperかRapper? 自己紹介ラップ
  2. 失礼しますが、RIP♡ (Excuse My Rudeness, But Could You Please RIP?)
  3. Dead Beats
  4. Live Again
  5. 失礼しますが、RIP♡ (Instrumental)
  6. 失礼しますが、RIP♡ (Acapella)

Singles

  • Cursed Night
  • Off With Their Heads

Events

  • On 18 February 2021, Princess Connect! Re:Dive's English Twitter acccount published a teaser of a new song inspired in the game interpreted by Calli, later the same day on her Twitter account Calli also confirmed to be the writter of the lyrics of this song named: Ibasho (Where I Belong), as part of a collaboration between the game and hololive English.[16][17]

Fans

  • Her fanbase is officially called "Dead Beats" (デットビーツ)[18]

Quotes

  • "If you quit when you suck, you'll suck forever."[19]
  • "You can be cute and strong at the same time."
  • "We never forget the fallen, but we move on."[20]

Trivia

  • In Japanese, her name is officially written 「森美声」.[21]
    • "Mori" is a Japanese surname, written with the kanji 森, meaning "forest". Mori is also Latin for the verb "to die", as in such phrases as "memento mori".
    • The kanji used to write "Calliope" is 美声, normally read "bisei", meaning "beautiful voice". This is a calque of her Greek namesake, Καλλιόπη.
      • In Greek mythology, Calliope is one of the Muses, a goddess who presides over epic poetry. It is normally pronounced "ka-LYE-o-pee" in English, which is how Calli pronounces her name.
        • As such, Calliope's name is likely a nod to her singing voice as well as her passion for rap music, as poetry is the foundation of the genre.
      • "Calliope" is alternatively written in katakana as カリオペ (kariope), as seen on her Twitter and SoundCloud profiles.
    • When speaking in English, Calli usually gives her name in the English order, as does Amelia Watson. The other three holomyth members (Gawr Gura, Ninomae Ina'nis, and Takanashi Kiara) put the surname first, Japanese style, even when speaking English.
  • She likes slaying people, dark spaces, flowers, stuffed dolls, sweets, the color red, mafia movies, rap (especially Japanese rap; she claims that she met the genre in the Underworld because it was dead), red wine, and “Death Sensei” (the Grim Reaper) as she is a reaper in training.
    • Because of her passion for rap, Calliope released an original song on her debut stream. She also announced that she would release her first EP for free to thank the support received, including four songs, an instrumental and an acapella version, some of them written by herself.[22]
  • She dislikes crowds, coffee, hospitals and cantaloupe.
  • Her favorite animes include Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Made in Abyss and Dr. Stone.
  • Her favorite games include games from FromSoftware, Ghost of Tsushima, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, weird RPG maker games, and platformers (preferring side-scrollers).
  • Her goals and dreams include becoming a great track maker and mixer, collaborating with other VTubers and people, supporting her fellow first gen members, becoming an expert in Japanese, writing and performing an anime or video game opening song, and writing a full album.
  • Calliope was the first member of hololive English to debut.
  • In addition to English, she can speak Japanese - although she is still learning and actively taking classes on it
  • She claims that the Underworld mimics the aesthetic of the current era, so it looks mostly like a modern city.[23]
  • Her debut stream experienced some lag. She claimed it was because of the bad internet connection in the Underworld.
  • She is the first hololive EN member and seventh hololive member overall to join official hololive Subreddit as a moderator.
  • She has a habit of randomly making comical gasping noises that sound like "guh", usually after taking a drink.
  • During her second live stream, Kiara revealed her crush on Calliope, much to Calliope's annoyance. This has to do with the fact that Kiara is immortal, so no matter how many times Calliope would kill her, she'd always revive. This has resulted in a long-standing running gag between the two, which eventually became the ship "TakaMori".
  • Her EP "Dead Beats" became the number one album worldwide on iTunes on 22 October 2020.[24] This gave a lot of media attention to VTubers during a few days.
  • According to herself, before she became a Virtual Youtuber in the Human world, Calli worked two jobs, one of them a summer job at a restaurant chain as a waitress, in order to save up enough funds to take her dream trip to "Overworldian" Japan, and despite making quite a few mistakes during the Job, and being abused by more than one couple that entered, she stuck through it as long as she needed to.  However, as soon as she was done saving up, and she had enough to buy the cheapest plane ticket she could find, Calli quit her Summer job and went on the trip she had been saving so long for.[25]
  • On 13 November 2020, she attended on the 23rd podcast video of Trash Taste, a podcast channel that consists of three Anitubers (Gigguk, CDawgVA, and The Anime Man.)

External Links

Media

Twitter hashtags

Further readings

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References

  1. moricalliope (2020, September 9) ゆきさめママ!:} この素敵な身体、どうもありがとうございます!あたしね、本当に感謝しています!♡✿ Everyone! Here is my mama. This is my first body ever, and I love it. Thank you for making me!♪ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/moricalliope/status/1303648038297112576
  2. MegaJujube (2020, September 12) ホロライブEnglish 森 カリオペ/Mori Calliope(@moricalliope)さんのLive2D riggingを担当させていただきました!Art : ゆきさめ(@ y_k_sme)ラップかっこよすぎてたまげた Congratulations on your debut!! #calliolive #hololiveEnglish [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/MegaJujube/status/1304760260024885249
  3. Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 12) 【DEBUT STREAM】Memento Mori! What is Up, Humans?! #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/M1_GeIfn48M?t=732
  4. [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/584527
  5. hololivetv (2020, September 8) 【🎉🎉 速報 🎉🎉】/#ホロライブ から英語圏グループ「ホロライブEN」のデビューが決定‼✨ \ 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000296.000030268.html#holoMyth #hololiveEnglish #ホロライブプロダクション [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1303531339220566019
  6. hololive_En (2020, September 8) [🎉Major Announcement🎉] Check out the full video here: https://youtu.be/8c4_22LjGQo The time is close. #holoMyth #hololiveEnglish [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1303535254993395713
  7. [hololive English] (2020, September 8) Hololive English -Myth- Debut PV : Time is Close #holomyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/8c4_22LjGQo
  8. moricalliope (2020, September 8) doko the hell am i [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/moricalliope/status/1303528066598150144
  9. Mori, C. [Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 12) 【DEBUT STREAM】Memento Mori! What is Up, Humans?! #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1_GeIfn48M
  10. moricalliope (2020, September 12) “I’m not asking much...”✿ It’s my brand new song from my debut EP “DEAD BEATS”! rap&mv: me, Calliope Mori! track&mix: @kokorobeats [ORIGINAL SONG] 失礼しますが、RIP♡ || “Excuse My Rudeness, But Could You Please RIP? https://youtu.be/5y3xh8gs24c #HoloMyth #hololiveEnglish [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/moricalliope/status/1304842645554954240
  11. Mori, C. [Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, November 1) [ORIGINAL SONG] Cursed Night - Calliope Mori [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/VYu3PvRPZR8
  12. Mori, C. [Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, December 14) 【UNARCHIVED KARAOKE】THANK YOU FOR 800k?! BIG UPS, AS ALWAYS! :} [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/X9pgNsp5dFs
  13. Mori, C.[Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, January 25) [1 MILLION SUBS ENDURANCE STREAM] Until the End!!! 8} [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRKZnRale5g
  14. Mori, C.[Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, January 31) [ORIGINAL SONG] Off With Their Heads - Calliope Mori [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_M-6lkoi6L4
  15. Mori, C.[Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, February 15) 【VALENTINE'S PARTY】Eating Left Over Chocolate, No, I Am Not an Addict. :}#Holomyth​ #HololiveEnglish [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/GrBh2JjDZTg
  16. priconne_en (2021, February 18) Take a first look at our upcoming song with @hololive_en! Listen to a sneak peek of Ibasho (Where I Belong) by@moricalliope with album art by @rosuuri! ✨💀✨ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/priconne_en/status/1362567581538918401
  17. moricalliope (2021, February 18) ★{{ NEW SONG TEASER }}★ This month’s new song release is a song for Princess Connect! Re: Dive, with lyrics written and sung by me! And, I reached out to one of my favorite composers @Leigendar to collaborate with me on the project! Anticipate it~! (^◇^)★彡 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/moricalliope/status/1362608155859951616
  18. Mori, C. [Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 12) 【DEBUT STREAM】Memento Mori! What is Up, Humans?! #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/M1_GeIfn48M?t=1237
  19. [Trash Taste] (2020, November 13) We Met a REAL Virtual YouTuber (ft. Mori Calliope) | Trash Taste #23 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/tIU0xG-lXkQ
  20. Mori, C. [Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, December 29) 【MINECRAFT】Casual Exploring and Chilling! Literally. #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/m4MR1YdbtCw
  21. https://www.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/584535
  22. Mori, C. [Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 12) 【DEBUT STREAM】Memento Mori! What is Up, Humans?! #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/M1_GeIfn48M?t=3438
  23. Mori, C. [Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, September 12) 【DEBUT STREAM】Memento Mori! What is Up, Humans?! #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/M1_GeIfn48M?t=2724
  24. moricalliope (2020, October 22) ... damn y’all I can’t even be gangster or funny about this like I never dreamed something like this could happen to me, so just Thank you. [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/moricalliope/status/1319481977657905152
  25. [Sashimi / Hololive & VTuber Clips] (2021, January 21) Calli's Job BEFORE she became a VTUBER【Mori Calliope / HololiveEN】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/rMZ-rf1aBF4
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