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Nekomata Okayu (猫又おかゆ) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, debuting as part of the group "hololive Gamers" (ホロライブゲーマーズ) alongside Shirakami Fubuki, Ookami Mio and Inugami Korone.

Introduction Video

【_猫又おかゆ初放送】はじめまして!ぼく猫又おかゆ!【新人Vtuber】

【 猫又おかゆ初放送】はじめまして!ぼく猫又おかゆ!【新人Vtuber】

Okayu's introduction.

Profile

Om, nom, nom! Okayu time!

A cat raised by a old woman from the onigiri store. She streams just because there is a PC in the old woman’s room.[5]

Personality

Okayu is typically very relaxed, free-spirited, and also somewhat of a playboy or prankster. She sometimes flirts openly with other hololive members just to see their reactions and is also known for impulsively swiping food. She never denies her wrongdoings and was handed a guilty verdict in several "Okayu Court" cases, after which she obediently served her sentence. Okayu typically likes to talk a lot and through many streams likes to talk about daily activities and old stories.

Despite her laid-back personality, Okayu can get very emotional when playing games to the point that she can break down into tears during emotional moments in the story. This happened most notably when she finished: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, where she cried on stream after beating the game for a few minutes and needed a moment to compose herself.[6]

She greets her viewers with "Mogu! Mogu!", the Japanese sound of chewing.

History

Background

She was first announced on 22 March 2019 in Shirakami Fubuki's 3D model reveal. Fubuki announced that she alongside Inugami Korone would join hololive Gamers in April.[7] This was followed up by an announcement on hololive's Twitter account on 25 March.[8] She was officially introduced on 1 April.[9]

Her Twitter account was opened on 24 March 2019 while her YouTube channel was created on 25 March although she first started her activity there with an introductory stream on 6 April.[10]

2019

On 29 September, she announced on her Twitter account that she would get her 3D model.[11]

On 4 October, she debuted her 3D model during a stream.[12]

2020

On 1 January, she announced on Twitter that she would get her second 2D costume, a maid inspired kimono to celebrate the new year, this costume was later revealed during a stream the next day on 2 January.[13][14]

On 24 January along with the other hololive girls up to the third generation, she debuted her 3D idol outfit at hololive's 1st fes. Nonstop Story.[15]

On 11 June, hololive's Twitter account announced that Okayu would get a new 2D costume.[16]

On 12 June, she debuted her third 2D costume, a sailor fuku inspired design during a stream.[17]

On 10 September, she reached 500,000 YouTube subscribers, making her the 11th hololive member to reach that milestone.[18]

On 27 October, she reached 600,000 Youtube subscribers.

On 5 December, she reached 700,000 Youtube subscribers, being the 13th hololive member to do so. On the same day, Shirogane Noel reached that same threshold.

2021

On 13 January, she reached 800,000 Youtube subscribers.

On 22 February, she released her first original song, Mogu Mogu Yummy!, during her 3D birthday stream.[19]

On 23 February, she reached 900,000 subscribers on YouTube.

On 3 March, Mogu Mogu Yummy! reached 1,000,000 views.

On 30 March, Mogu Mogu Yummy reached 2,000,000 views.

On 17 April, she reached 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube during an endurance stream, making her the 13th member of hololive to reach this milestone and the 10th member of hololive JP to do so. She is also the third member of hololive GAMERS to reach that milestone.

On 9 July, Okayu announced on her Twitter account that she would get her fourth 2D costume.[20]

On 14 July, she revealed her new costume along with Korone. The new outfit featured a new hairstyle, a black buttoned sweater, a white shirt, a purple ribbon, a pair of purple glasses and a pair of slippers with Korone's symbol. Okayu described the new outfit has the spirit of uniform, nurse and boyfriend's shirt.[21]

Events

  • On 17 February 2021, Rakugaki Kingdom's Twitter account announced that Okayu alongside Fubuki, Shion, Marine and Korone would appear in the mobile RPG game by mid March.[22]

Fans

  • Her fanbase is officially called "Onigiryaa" (おにぎりゃー).

Trivia

  • "Okayu" translates to "rice porridge", a common dish in Japan; It is also known simply as "kayu."
    • Okayu's last name "Nekomata" is the name of a type of cat yaoguai/yōkai that appears in both Chinese and Japanese folklore.
  • Okayu accidently revealed that she grew up in Aomori when she started talking about a childhood favorite dish her grandma use to make, Tamago-Miso on rice which is a regional dish of the prefecture. True to her carefree nature, she didn't try to hide it when the cat was out of the bag as she kept talking for minutes on end about it.
  • Okayu uses rather masculine personal pronoun "boku"; this trait is shared with Roboco and Amane Kanata.
  • Okayu is very close to Korone, having been good friends with Korone before joining hololive.[10]
  • Okayu owns a cat; a small female American Shorthair named Temari (the name coming from the Temari Balls of traditional Japanese handcraft culture). The novel oddity of a cat-girl owning a pet cat is not lost on Okayu's fans.
  • Many fans refer to Okayu as a "harem protagonist" as she gets along with many members.
  • Okayu has demonstrated on stream that she is able to move her cat-ears at will. In several episodes of holo no graffiti they're also seen to sometimes wiggle involuntarily.
    • In one of her streams with Korone, it is revealed that the ears are tied to her eyebrow movement; this can technically work with other VTubers of the same type of animal-ear model, as Korone in the same stream has also managed to do so with her own eyebrow movement. Though model-movements may vary from model to model as shown with others.
  • She claims that if one were to touch and pull on her tail, it would pop off, initiating a self destruct sequence inside her. It's unknown if this is a joke or serious.
  • She is a big fan of Dragon Ball and her favorite character is Broly. During a stream, she mentioned that she watched the new Broly movie from Dragon Ball Super numerous times and really loved his character.[23]
    • Her three most favorite characters are Broly, Bardock and Raditz.
  • Sometimes her grandmother can be heard snoring in the background during her streams.
  • When her grandmother's health deteriorated she spent some time living with Korone and her family.
  • One of her fondest memories with Korone is when she treated Okayu like a little sister.
  • She shares the same illustrator with Shiina Yuika from Nijisanji.

External Links

Media

Twitter hashtags

Further readings

hololive logo
Solo Debutants
(hololive 0th Gen)
Tokino Sora (🐻) A-chan and Ankimo · Roboco (🤖) · 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 (🥐)
3rd Generation
(hololive Fantasy)
Usada Pekora (👯) · Uruha Rushia (🦋) · Shiranui Flare (🔥) · Shirogane Noel (⚔️) · Houshou Marine (🏴‍☠️)
4th Generation Tsunomaki Watame (🐏) · Tokoyami Towa (👾) · Amane Kanata (💫) · Himemori Luna (🍬)
Retired Kiryu Coco (🐉)
5th Generation
(NePoLaBo)
Yukihana Lamy (☃️) · Momosuzu Nene (🥟) · Shishiro Botan (♌) · Omaru Polka (🎪)
Retired Mano Aloe (👅)
INNK logo
Member AZKi (⚒️)
hololive IN logo
1st Generation Airani Iofifteen (🎨) · Moona Hoshinova (🔮) · Ayunda Risu (🐿️)
2nd Generation Kureiji Ollie (🧟‍♀️) · Anya Melfissa (🍂) · Pavolia Reine (🦚)
hololive EN logo
1st Generation
-Myth- or holoMyth
Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙) · Takanashi Kiara (🐔) · Watson Amelia (🔎) · Mori Calliope (💀) · Gawr Gura (🔱)
Project: HOPE IRyS (💎)
hololive China (CN) (Dissolved Branch)
1st Generation Yogiri (🍼🎸) · Civia (🌙🦄) · Spade Echo (🍑) Everyone retired
2nd Generation Rosalyn (📖) · Doris (🐟) · Artia (❄️) Everyone retired
Holostars logo
1st Generation Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺) · Kanade Izuru (🎸) · Arurandeisu (🍕) · Rikka (⚙️)
Retired Yakushiji Suzaku (💊) · Kagami Kira (💙)
2nd Generation
Sun Tempo
Astel Leda (🎭) · Kishido Temma (🦔💨) · Yukoku Roberu (🍷)
3rd Generation
MaFia
Kageyama Shien (🟣) · Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)

References

  1. せらみっく (2020, January 15) おかゆちゃんの新衣装かわいい!! 実は猫又おかゆちゃんの新衣装デザインを担当しました かわいいから見てね [Pixiv] Retrieved from https://www.pixiv.net/artworks/78916650
  2. ceramic06 (2020, June 12) 今回もおかゆちゃんの新衣装の担当させてもらいましたー!!! とってもかわいいよおかゆちゃん~~~☺️ みんなの新衣装ファンアートも待ってます!![Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/ceramic06/status/1271433415640768512
  3. MegaJujube. (2021, July 14). ホロライブゲーマーズ、猫又おかゆさんの新衣装Live2Dを担当させていただきました!イラスト:神岡ちろる先生 (@ kami_shun0505) BaseLive2D:rariemonn先生(@ rariemonn765) #生おかゆ [Tweetsite=Twitter].
  4. Height chart (as of 31 May 2019)
  5. [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433581
  6. Nekomata, O. [Okayu Ch. 猫又おかゆ](2019, September 23) 【ゼルダの伝説】夢をみる島で夢をみる #最終回【ホロライブ/猫又おかゆ】[Video File] Retrieved From https://youtu.be/KOvSwuBJZRU
  7. 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?t=43m41s
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 10.0 10.1 Nekomata, O. [Okayu Ch. 猫又おかゆ] (2019, April 6) 【#猫又おかゆ初放送】はじめまして!ぼく猫又おかゆ!【新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/NvxP_GB-x5c
  11. nekomataokayu (2019, September 29) 重大発表会お疲れ様でした どきどきしたけどみんな喜んで くれてハッピーハッピー( ^)o(^ ) 3Dお披露目は10/4 21:00から みんな楽しみにしててね~~!! #生おかゆ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/nekomataokayu/status/1178296746067103744
  12. Nekomata, O. [Okayu Ch. 猫又おかゆ] (2019, October 4) 【#猫又おかゆ3D】猫又おかゆのすーぱー3Dお披露目配信【3D生放送】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/xtBdcAOxd7I
  13. nekomataokayu (2020, January 1) 1月2日 14:00から(もうすぐ!) 正月衣装リレー2日目(っ˘꒳˘c) トップバッターはこの僕 あまりの可愛さに震えること 間違い無しだ〜〜〜!!!!! ▶【#ホロライブ正月衣装】ドキドキ新衣装お披露目!【ホロライブ/猫又おかゆ】 https://youtu.be/-Nzbv6Qd9e0 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/nekomataokayu/status/1212588255566188544
  14. Nekomata, O. [Okayu Ch. 猫又おかゆ] (2020, January 2) 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】ドキドキ新衣装お披露目!【ホロライブ/猫又おかゆ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/-Nzbv6Qd9e0?t=1123
  15. 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
  16. hololivetv (2020, June 11) 【🎉お知らせ🎉】 「#ホロライブ」所属VTuber「#猫又おかゆ」の新衣装お披露目配信が、6月12日(金)に配信決定✨ ■配信日 :2020年6月12日(金) ■配信時間:21時より開始予定 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/status/1270989881733287936
  17. Nekomata, O. [Okayu Ch. 猫又おかゆ] (2020, June 12) 【新衣装お披露目】新しいお洋服ですイエイ【ホロライブ/猫又おかゆ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/cCFNz5bxTos?t=981
  18. nekomataokayu (2020, September 10) 500000000000000000000000人 突破ありがとう〜〜!!!🎉🎉🎉 ワーイワーイ!!!!!!!!!! [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/nekomataokayu/status/1303988016730439680
  19. Nekomata, O. [Okayu Ch. 猫又おかゆ] (2021, February 22) もぐもぐYUMMY!/ 猫又おかゆ [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/j6P_m6adkgc
  20. nekomataokayu (2021, July 9) #おかゆの新衣装予想図 みんな予想してみてね〜〜🙆‍♀️✨ ガチでもネタでもOKだよ(˶ ̇ ̵ ̇˶ )💖 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/nekomataokayu/status/1413478149564768260
  21. Nekomata, O. [Okayu Ch. 猫又おかゆ] (2021, July 14) 【新衣装】覚悟はいいか…?😽👍【猫又おかゆ/ホロライブ】 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/iXfTpZ9p8V4
  22. rakukin_pr (2021, February 17) /#ホロライブ コラボ3月中旬開催決定🎉\ ホロメンがトレスターや ラクガキになって登場⁉️ LIVEで放送いただいたPVの フルVerを大公開❣️ コラボの詳細は明日20時~ #ラクキン情報局 にて✨ ゲストは #白上フブキ さん🌽 https://youtube.com/watch?v=d0_B70xAisc #ラクキン #ラクホロ #花咲くホロライブ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/rakukin_pr/status/1362018962167500807
  23. [Private Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhM0pyL8S18