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This name is officially written using the Japanese name format, the family name is Ninomae.

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

Introduction Video

【DEBUT_STREAM】Hi!🐙_hololiveEnglish_holoMyth

【DEBUT STREAM】Hi!🐙 hololiveEnglish holoMyth

Ina'nis's introduction.

Profile

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Despite her looks, Ina'nis is actually a priestess of the Ancient Ones. One day, she 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.[6]

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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.[7]

Personality

Despite her Lovecraftian-themed 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. In complete contrast to the salty gremlin Amelia, Ina has near-infinite patience and is widely considered the most well-behaved member of her generation.

Ina is infamous for her use of puns and her dry delivery of "dad jokes".

History

Background

On 23 April 2020, following the success of the Japanese-language hololive VTuber group, Cover Corporation announced auditions for English-speaking members.[8] The initial round of auditions ran until 24 May.[9]

Ninomae Ina'nis auditioned for hololive on a whim. As an artist, she had spent much of her time in solitary art practice, and she saw hololive as an opportunity for change. She had not slept for over 24 hours prior to the live audition, which she credits for making her more talkative than usual. She sang one verse of a song, although described herself as having no confidence in singing, and spent the rest talking about food, including giant gyoza and Dr. Oopsie.[10]

Ina's YouTube channel was created on 16 July, and her Twitter account was created in the same month.

On 8 September 2020,[TZ] Ninomae Ina'nis was first revealed in a short promotional video alongside the other four members of hololive -Myth-. A simultaneous announcement was made at the hololive Twitter account, and the hololive English Twitter account.[11][12][13] She made her first tweet on the same day: an 8-bit Japanese Dragon Quest screenshot translated as "Don't tease me! I'm not a bad tako."[14]

Debut

Ina made her debut stream on 12 September 2020.[TZ] She was the third member of hololive -Myth- to debut.[15]

2020

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, Ina reached 600,000 subscribers.

2021

On 11 January, Ina reached 700,000 YouTube subscribers.

On 14 February, Ina reached 800,000 YouTube subscribers.

On 1 April, all holoMyth members revealed new chibi models based on popular fan designs by Walfie.[16]

On 14 April, Ina reached 900,000 YouTube subscribers.

On 30 April, hololive's Twitter account announced that every member of holoMyth would get their second 2D costumes.[17]

On 5 May, Ina debuted her second 2D costume. In the new costume Ina can wear two different hats, both hiding the flaps on the back of her head, with one pulling her bangs back to reveal her forehead. She wears a gray striped blouse along with a black jumpsuit skirt, dark gray socks, black and golden shoes and a pink bag. She can also wear glasses and move her hands to hold a brush and a palette. In addition Ao-chan (Ina's book) now takes the form of a tablet after they uploaded their contents to the internet (it's easier to type without having to press each key one at a time with the corner of their pages). Because of bad internet, Ao-chan was only partially uploaded and isn't able to speak in this form.[18]

On 20 May, Ina announced her upcoming first original song, Violet.[19]

On 27 May, she reached 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers during a chat stream, making her the 15th hololive member to reach that milestone and the 4th member of the English branch to do so after Gawr Gura, Mori Calliope and Watson Amelia.[20][21]

On 4 August, Ina released her first original song "VIOLET."[22] She took a break for a week after its release, leaving Takodachis puzzling over the meaning of numbers and words in the song's music video.

On 15 August, her song "VIOLET" reached 1,000,000 YouTube views.

On 12 September, during Myth's 1 year anniversary celebration, the group revealed the group's official logo and they announced that every member would get their third 2D model.[23]

On 14 September, during a Super Mario Party collab stream hosted by Gawr Gura, it was announced that Ina, Gura, Minato Aqua, and Houshou Marine would form a new unit "UMISEA," in which all four members sharing the theme of ocean. Several videos and streams featuring the unit is set to release throughout mid-September.[24][25]

Discography

Main article: Ninomae Ina'nis/Discography
VIOLET 1st single 6 August 2021    
  1. "VIOLET"
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External links
Digital Release • Music Video
Domination! All the World Is an Ocean as UMISEA 19 September 2021    
  1. "Domination! All the World Is an Ocean" (浸食!! 地球全域全おーしゃん, Shinshoku!! Chikyū Zeniki Zen Ocean)
  2. "Domination! All the World Is an Ocean" (instrumental)
UMISEA - Domination!.jpg
External links
Digital Release • Music Video

Events

  • 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."[26]
  • On 23 June 2021, hololive's Japanese Twitter account announced that every holoMyth member would appear in "Anime Expo Lite 2021."[27]
  • On 29 September 2021, DoKomi's Twitter account announced that Ina and Gawr Gura would appear in "DigiKomi."[28]

Mascot and Fans

  • Her fans are known as Takodachi, a portmanteau of the Japanese "tako" (octopus) and "tomodachi" (friend). Her purple mascot character is also known as Takodachi, and is often used to represent her followers.
  • Her floating book is known as the "Ancient Ones" but Ina calls them "AO-chan."
  • The pink stuffed rabbit that Ina streams horror games with is named Burrito.
  • Her fanbase is officially called the "Tentacult."[29]

Quotes

  • "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."[30]
  • "Don't let excuses be in the way of your learning."
  • "Hi, dad, I'm back. (dad voice) Hi, Back, I'm dad."

Trivia

Name

  • In Japanese, her name is written 「一伊那尓栖」.[31]
    • 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.

Lore

  • Ina is a priestess of beings known as the Ancient Ones.
  • Despite her appearance, Ina'nis claims to be human.
  • Ina's current appearance and ability to control tentacles are thanks to the strange book she found. The book is nicknamed AO-chan, from the abbreviation "AO" (for Ancient Ones).
  • 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!") which is a reference to 『このライトノベルがすごい!』大賞 ("'This Light Novel is Amazing!' Grand Prize").
  • According to Ina, Takodachis are creatures of the void who are primarily shaped like octopuses, but can take other forms.[32] Ina has also admitted various times to being a Takodachi herself rather than human,[33] though she still denies any possibility of her not being human.
  • Ina's squishy orange hair reportedly tastes like Nintendo Switch game cards, which are coated in a bittering agent known as denatonium benzoate.
  • The purple ear-like appendages at the top of Ina's head are strictly speaking not ears, but are referred to as "flaps". The misconception that they were ears came from her debut stream, which Ina scolded herself for in her one-year debut anniversary stream.
  • 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.[34]
  • The Ninomae family have long held a special purpose, "blessed by the angels, in a way", as Ina puts it. Ina was always meant to be a priestess. "AO-chan was always around," but Ina's first song tells the story of how Ina became "awakened" to AO-chan and began to fulfil her purpose as priestess.[35]
  • According to her one-year debut anniversary stream, Ina's birthday of May 20th has no special meaning; it's just her birthday. She blames the ink blot which obscured her age in the debut stream on the Ancient Ones; Ina claims she cannot have done it herself as she does not produce ink, since she is a normal human.
  • Ina's nemesis is Past Ina, herself from the past, who she considers to be a separate person.

Likes and dislikes

Miscellaneous

  • Ina is a very talented artist. She drew the holoMyth 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 with the exception of Gura's mascot Bloop.[37] She has also drawn art used in official hololive merchandise, and occasionally draws fanart of her fellow hololive members.
  • Ina is infamous for making puns. Whenever she or another hololive member (sometimes other VTubers in general) makes a pun, the chat tends to say "INAFF". Pavolia Reine in particular shares her fondness for puns.
  • 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.[38]
  • She often jokes about only having one brain cell.
  • Ina has a sister, whom she has named "Ane'nis."[39] Her mother and father are named "Mamanis" and "Papanis", respectively.
  • On 20 May 2021, fans celebrated Ina's birthday by renting electronic billboards at Times Square to display fanart of her.[40]
  • Ina has various introductory phrases: "Wah!", "Good morning/afternoon/evening", and "Ina Ina ii na~".

External Links

Media

Twitter hashtags

Further readings

hololive logo
Solo Debutants
(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 (🥐)
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 (💎)
2nd Generation
-Council-
Tsukumo Sana (🪐) · Ceres Fauna (🌿) · Ouro Kronii (⏳) · Nanashi Mumei (🪶) · Hakos Baelz (🎲)
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(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 (💅)

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  1. [From https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/584532 hololive's official website based on JST]
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