Ninomae Ina'nis is an English Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of its English (EN) branch first generation of VTubers alongside Takanashi Kiara, Watson Amelia, Mori Calliope, and Gawr Gura.
Despite her otherworldly appearance, Ina is gentle, peaceful and down-to-earth. She is considerate and kind; Takanashi Kiara relates that when she is down, Ina is always the first to message her.
Ina has become widely known for her dry delivery of "dad jokes" and octopus-related puns.
One day, Ina'nis picked up a strange book and then started to gain the power of controlling tentacles. To her, tentacles are just a part in her ordinary life; it has never been a big deal for her. However, her girly mind does want to get them dressed up and stay pretty.
After gaining power, she started hearing Ancient Whispers and Revelations. Hence, she began her VTuber activities to deliver random sanity checks on humanity, as an ordinary girl.
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. Her Twitter account was created on July, but only made her first tweet on her official introduction on 8 September. Her YouTube channel was created on 16 July but she debuted on 13 September during a stream.
On 22 October, Ina reached 400,000 YouTube subscribers.
On 14 November, Ina reached 500,000 subscribers, the 20th hololive member and 4th member of the English branch to do so.
On 11 December, she reached 600,000 subscribers.
On 11 January, Ina reached 700,000 YouTube subscribers.
On 14 February, Ina reached 800,000 YouTube subscribers.
- On 12 March 2021, as part of their six months celebration the holoMyth members announced that they would get an official BGM image soundtrack featuring Camellia, with a release date of 14 March. The song inspired by Ina is titled "Kanalumi."
- Her fanbase is officially called the "Tentacult".
- "Live without regrets."
- "If there is anything I can achieve with streaming, is wishing you to have a better day. A better week, a better month, a better year, a better life. Humu. 'Cause I know there are times you just feel like nothing's going your way, and the world is just dull and gray. But if I can add a little color to your life, that just makes me happy. Humu humu humu."
- "Even if you make a lot of mistakes, and you think everything is going wrong, the one person that can for sure forgive you is yourself. Humu humu."
- "What happens when we squish your squishy hair? I'll bonk you. With a crowbar. Don't do it."
- In Japanese, her name is written 「一伊那尓栖」.
- Her surname, Ninomae, is simply written with the kanji 一, meaning "one". This is a kanji pun; "ni no mae" means "before two". It is an example of nanori, or idiosyncratic readings of kanji which only appear in names.
- Her first name, "Inanis", is written with the kanji 伊那尓栖, which phonetically spell "inanisu". Phonetic spellings using kanji are more common in Chinese or historic Japanese.
- "Inanis" is Latin, meaning "empty". It appears in the medieval Latin poem O Fortuna, in the line "Sors immanis et inanis", meaning "monstrous and empty fate". It was famously set to music in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, but this line is perhaps best known to video gamers for its appearance as a lyric in Final Fantasy VII's One-Winged Angel.
- She gives her surname-first, Japanese style, even when speaking in English. Takanashi Kiara and Gawr Gura also do this, while Calliope Mori and Amelia Watson use the English name order when speaking in English.
- Despite her appearance, Ina'nis claims to be human. Her current appearance and ability to control tentacles are thanks to the strange book she found. Ina appears to be inspired by the Lovecraftian mythos, a collection of stories featuring tentacled horrors, cultists to ancient forgotten gods, and old books of insanity-inducing lore. The book she found is likely a reference to the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire in the Lovecraft mythos used to summon ancient supernatural evils.
- Ina's illustrator, Kuroboshi Kouhaku, is well known for illustrating several Lovecraftian mythos-inspired servants appearing in Fate/Grand Order.
- The label on the cover of Ina's book reads,「このネクロノミコンがやばい大賞！」("This Necronomicon is the insane grand prize!")
- Ina likes food, drawing, gaming, reading and sometimes cooking.
- She is a very talented artist, she drew hololive EN’s members present in their introductory video, a few illustrations of herself, the cover of Mori Calliope's Debut EP (DEAD BEATS), and all of hololive EN’s first generation member’s mascots. She has also drawn art used in official hololive merchandise, and occasionally draws fanart of her fellow hololive members.
- She dislikes bugs, being bored, and cucumbers. "I'm not allergic to cucumbers or anything, but I just don't like eating them. They smell funny. They smell like cucumbers."
- Her goals are drawing every hololive member, improving her Japanese and singing skills, making lots of collaboration streams and friends, and world domination to make fun of her status as a human that has gained supernatural powers.
- Her favorite games include Nier series, Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, Apex Legends, Kingdom Hearts, Pokémon, Fate/Grand Order, Arknights, Granblue Fantasy among others.
- Her favorite light novels include Biblia Koshodō no Jiken Techō, 86-Eighty-Six-, The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II, Kino no Tabi and Fate/strange fake.
- Her favorite anime include Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, the Fate series, Gin Tama, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Nichijou, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, 3-gatsu no lion, Made in Abyss, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba among others.
- She is the fourth hololive EN member and tenth hololive member overall to join official Hololive Subreddit as a moderator.
- She has a verbal tic often written as "humu humu." Ina herself acknowledges this tic, and has even made it into a subscriber icon. It began as a way to assure others that she was listening in voice calls where physical cues like nodding couldn't be used.
- She often jokes about only having one brain cell.
- Ina has a sister, whom she has named "Ane'nis." Her mother and father are named "Mamanis" and "Papanis", respectively. Her mother has changed the language on her Switch to Korean before.
- She enjoys a soft drink called "Dr. Oopsie."
- The pink stuffed rabbit that Ina streams horror games with is named "Burrito."
- Ina's squishy orange hair reportedly tastes like Nintendo Switch game cards. To be precise, Switch games are coated in a substance known as "denatonium benzoate"
- While the tentacles she controls allow her to multitask, they apparently still require the same level of mental coordination. This leads to situations in which she has to rely on using her hands, despite tentacles being available.
- Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN - YouTube channel
- Ninomae Ina'nis's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Ninomae Ina'nis's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @ninomaeinanis - Twitter account
- @ninomaeinanis - Marshmallow account
- #TAKOTIME - Stream tag (English)
- #タコタイム - Stream tag (Japanese)
- #inART - Fan art (English)
- #いなート - Fan art (Japanese)
- 一伊那尓栖 - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- 一伊那尓栖 - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- 一伊那尔栖 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- Ninomae Ina'nis - Hololive Fan Wiki
- [From https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/584532 hololive's official website based on JST]
- Ninomae, I. [Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, Setember 13) 【DEBUT STREAM】Hi!🐙 #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ujCxiHpVYmg?t=665
- rariemonn765 (2020, September 12) hololive-EN Ninomae Ina'nisさん（@inomaeinanis）のLive2Dモデルを制作させていただきました！イラストレーター：黒星紅白さん（@kuroboshi）I rigged a Live2D model of Ninomae Ina’nis that was created by KuroboshiKouhaku Papa! ina!ina! #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/rariemonn765/status/1304873339240894464
- Ninomae, I. [Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, Setember 13) 【DEBUT STREAM】Hi!🐙 #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ujCxiHpVYmg?t=475
- [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/584532
- 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
- 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
- [hololive English] (2020, September 8) Hololive English -Myth- Debut PV : Time is Close #holomyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/8c4_22LjGQo
- ninomaeinanis (2020, September 8) [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/ninomaeinanis/status/1303528142632411138
- Ninomae, I. [Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, Setember 13) 【DEBUT STREAM】Hi!🐙 #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ujCxiHpVYmg
- Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, April 1) 【HOLOEN COLLAB】Not a Joke! Serious Outfit Reveal on April the 1st #yurumyth #hololiveEnglish [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/JgW-7lHQBZw?t=3692
- Takanashi, K. [Takanashi Kiara Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, March 12) 【HoloMyth】Half Year Anniversary with the girls...AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 【Don't Starve Together】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9BXrgEjMXNg?t=3868
- Ninomae, I. [Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, Setember 13) 【DEBUT STREAM】Hi!🐙 #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ujCxiHpVYmg?t=1853
- Ninomae, I.[Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, OCtober 30) 【Q&A】 THANK YOU!! [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5Uwq5hTrdxU?t=8420
- Ninomae, I. [Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, Setember 13) 【DEBUT STREAM】Hi!🐙 #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ujCxiHpVYmg?t=945
- Ninomae, I. [Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, Setember 13) 【DEBUT STREAM】Hi!🐙 #hololiveEnglish #holoMyth [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ujCxiHpVYmg?t=1906
- Ninomae, I.[Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, OCtober 30) 【Q&A】 THANK YOU!! [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5Uwq5hTrdxU?t=5310
- Ninomae, I.[Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, OCtober 30) 【Q&A】 THANK YOU!! [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5Uwq5hTrdxU?t=7314
- Ninomae, I.[Ninomae Ina'nis Ch. hololive-EN] (2021, February 28) 【DRAWING】 Gesture Drawing + Doodles #18 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/suBM-PkkcSY?t=7976