This name is officially written using the Japanese name format; the family name is Ouro.
Ouro Kronii is an English-language Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive. She debuted in 2021 as part of hololive -Council-, the second generation of members of hololive English, alongside Tsukumo Sana, Ceres Fauna, Nanashi Mumei and Hakos Baelz.
A member of the Council and the Warden of "Time," the third concept birthed by the Gods and the one most intrinsically linked with mankind.
None may escape the sands of time and, indeed, most men do not even wish to be freed from her captivity. She picked up the blades almost as a reflex action of sorts, and seems to be enjoying it. Her quiet, aloof personality has never changed over the ages, but she has developed a little bit of haughtiness and sadistic tendencies along the way...
Originally, the concept of time was but a cog in the wheel, one which only functioned in tandem with others.
Eventually, humans went on to give time individual meanings such as dawn and dusk, making it universal. The humans became enslaved to Time in return for empowering her. In her present form, she has become a sadistic, prideful warden.
Ouro Kronii is very confident, self-centered, and completely unafraid to praise herself. However, she also describes herself as someone who is generally not a happy person, to the point of listing "existential dread" as a hobby. Kronii can be playful at times, especially with her Kronies, and the combination of her deadpan humor and dry delivery of jokes contrasts many of the other members who are either more outgoing or gentler with their words. Her voice is noted to be powerful and well-controlled, and tends to give off an "older sister" vibe.
Kronii is generally very self-conscious, meaning she actively looks out for her own mistakes - "that's on me" and "that was my bad" are phrases that she says often when playing. She vocalizes rather explosively whenever she takes damage or is killed in video games. While she has a deep voice comparable to Mori Calliope's, she also has a notably wide vocal-range; she once produced a high-pitched voice by a viewer's request.
Ceres Fauna described Kronii as cool, funny, good at memes, and having a voice that she wants to read her to sleep every night. She described that Kronii has a substantial capacity for "gap moe," a cute side that comes out when she is flustered, in contrast to her normally cool nature. Despite her lore describing her as a haughty sadist, she has shown to be very accomodating to both her chat and her genmates.
Hakos Baelz described Kronii as too talented, savage, and a "tsundere granny."
Following the success of hololive English in 2020 and 2021, COVER Corporation announced auditions for a second batch of English members from 12 February to 26 March 2021. Twitter accounts for the five new members were created in June 2021 and YouTube accounts created on 26 July 2021.
Teaser videos for the new generation began on the official hololive English YouTube Channel in August 2021. On 1 August, "Prelude" revealed a story of gods creating the four concepts of space, nature, time, and civilization. On 14 August, "Omen" described the creation of avatars of those four concepts plus that of the primordial force of Chaos, revealing five silhouettes. On 17 August, "Council" revealed the five new hololive English members and announced a grand debut scheduled for the coming weekend. Although the traditional term "generation" was not officially used to refer to the new members, who had been referred to as "hololive English Generation 2" by fans, the new members nonetheless formed a group known as "-Council-".
Upon conclusion of the Council debut PV, all five new members' Twitter and YouTube accounts were revealed, and each made their first tweet. Twitter quickly restricted Kronii and Nanashi Mumei's accounts due to the sudden increase in followers.
On 17 August 2021, around 24 hours after the initial announcement, Ouro Kronii reached 100,000 YouTube subscribers before her debut. However, YouTube soon removed around half of this number, possibly due to the sudden subscriber growth on a channel with no videos yet, which may have triggered a YouTube anti-bot algorithm. Her subscriber count was cut down yet again after she reached 200,000 YouTube subscribers for the first time.
Ouro Kronii's debut was scheduled for Sunday, 22 August. However, the -Council- debuts were postponed for 24 hours due to unspecified technical issues, which members jokingly blamed on the "EN curse", a perceived tendency for hololive English members to suffer from unexpected technical problems. The debuts were rescheduled at the same time on Sunday 22 August (US/Europe time) or Monday 23 August (Japan time).
Kronii made her debut stream on Monday, 23 August 2021 at 5am JST (22 August 1PM PDT or 9PM BST). She was the third member of hololive -Council- to debut. Her debut reached a peak viewership of over 90,000 viewers, and she reached 115,000 YouTube subscribers by the start of the stream. In the stream Kronii teased a song and concluded the stream by singing Butterfly, the Japanese opening theme to the anime Digimon Adventure.
On 25 August, Kronii reached 200,000 YouTube subscribers. She had previously reached this milestone on 23 August, but a number of subscribers had been removed by a YouTube algorithm.
On 4 September, Kronii reached 300,000 YouTube subscribers. On the same day, her channel got approved for monetization.
On 21 September, Kronii opened her channel's membership feature.
On 30 September, Kronii reached 400,000 YouTube subscribers.
- On 26 October, Anime NYC's announced that every holoCouncil member would appear in "Anime NYC."
Mascots and Fans
- Her fanbase is officially called "Kronies."
- The name derives from the English word "crony," meaning a friend or companion. "Crony" also derives from the ancient Greek "chronos," the same root as Kronii's given name.
- "God, I can't get over how amazing I am. Narcissus would be so jealous."
- "I'm not a happy person. But I would like to be happy."
- The name "Ouro" appears to derive from "ouroborous," an ancient Greek name for a circular symbol of a serpent eating its own tail, representing an endless cycle. "Ouro" specifically means "tail."
- The name "Kronii" appears to derive from the ancient Greek "chrono," meaning "time."
- Kronii reads her name in Western order, like Tsukumo Sana, Hakos Baelz, Mori Calliope, and Watson Amelia.
- Kronii's role as Warden of "Time" suggests a connection to fellow hololive English member Watson Amelia, a time traveler. When Kronii's Twitter was automatically restricted at announcement due to the sudden influx of followers, Amelia joked "twitter is protecting me from a certain time lord" and "i swear i'll give it back soon...."
Likes and dislikes
- Her favorite activities are sleeping, napping, walking at night, existential dread, and swimming.
- Her hobbies are games, procrastinating, lying down, watching videos, and singing.
- She has numerous favorite anime, including Death Note, Death Parade, Devilman Crybaby, Ghost Stories, Shiawase Sou no Okajo-san, Paranoia Agent, Saint Oniisan, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Puella Magi Madoka Pagica, Blood+, Gintama, Phantom Thief Jeanne, and Princess Mononoke.
- Her favorite manga are Azumanga Daioh, Jigoku Sensei Nube, Rave, Spice and Wolf, and Doraemon.
- She is a fan of a large number of webtoons, including Solo Leveling, Medical Reincarnation, The Pale Horse, and Skeleton Soldier Couldn't Protect the Dungeon.
- Her favorite games include Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, Super Mario Sunshine, puzzle games, relaxing games, simulator games, philosophical games, story-focused games, and indie games.
- She dislikes sleeping, napping, procrastinating, vegetables, working under time constraints, and rage-inducing games.
- Sleeping, napping, and procrastinating appear in both her likes and dislikes, since they are counterproductive to her duties.
- Amelia noted that Kronii dislikes everything she likes.
- Her goals are to improve her singing, to get better at mixing, to form a meaningful connection with her community, to make new friends and strengthen bonds, and to be happy and have fun.
- Kronii's full outfit includes a headpiece of a circle with three arms, representing a modern clock with hour, minute, and second hands. She also wields two swords, one long and one short, similar to the minute and hour hands on an old-fashioned clock.
- As the "Warden of Time", Kronii has the liberty of choosing her own birthdate. Her birthday, 14 March, was chosen as 3.14 is the approximate value of "pi," the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and well known for being an irrational number, whose true value has an endless string of decimals.
- Kronii is 1 cm taller than the previous tallest hololive English member, Mori Calliope, a fact she continuously teases her about, despite being 1 cm shorter than Tsukumo Sana.
- Kronii speaks Korean, a language she shares with hololive English member Ninomae Ina'nis. She is also learning Japanese.
- She shares her Live2D modeller with Tsunomaki Watame, Kiryu Coco, Aki Rosenthal, Takanashi Kiara, Kureiji Ollie as well as Veibae of VShojo.
- Her motion graphics are by LUMINA, who also designed the music video for Ninomae Ina'nis' music video VIOLET.
- Takanashi Kiara announced that she was a fan of Kronii shortly before her debut.
- Despite the fact she stated that she won't get scared easily, she is, in fact, can be frightened quite easily while playing horror games,
- Ouro Kronii Ch. hololive-EN - YouTube channel
- Ouro Kronii's corporate profile on hololive.hololivepro.com (EN)
- Ouro Kronii's corporate profile on hololive.hololivepro.com (JP)
- Ouro Kronii's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Ouro Kronii's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @ourokronii - Twitter account
- #krotime - Stream (English)
- #ourokronii - General tag
- #kronillust - Fan art (English)
- #kroniijokes - Memes
- #クロタイム - Stream (Japanese)
- #クロニーラ - Fan art (Japanese)
- Ouro Kronii Ch. hololive-EN - Social Blade YouTube stats
- オーロ・クロニー - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- オーロ・クロニー - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- Ouro Kronii - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- 오로 크로니 - Namu Wiki
- Ouro Kronii - Hololive Fan 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 (👅)|
|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 (💅)|
- keffiy. (2021, August 23). I rigged Live2D model of Ouro Kronii, who belong to Hololive EN. [Tweet]. Twitter.
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- /u/hololive. (2021, February 12). [Press Release] 🎉Second Round Auditions for VTuber Group “hololive English” Begins!. Reddit.
- hololive English. (2021, August 1). Prelude｜#holoENPrelude [Video File]. YouTube.
- hololive English. (2021, August 14). Omen｜#holoENOmen [Video File]. YouTube.
- hololive English. (2021, August 17). 【Debut PV】Council ｜#holoCouncil [Video File]. YouTube.
- Ceres, F. [ceresfauna]. (2021, August 17). oh deer [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Tsukumo, S. [tsukumosana]. (2021, August 17). i come in pease [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Hakos, B. [hakosbaelz]. (2021, August 17). dnssɐʍ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Ouro, K. [ourokronii]. (2021, August 17). I’m sorry that I’m not a tree but a helicopter, can’t have everything in life. [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Nanashi, M. [nanashimumei_en]. (2021, August 17). oh man [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Twitter ban speedrun Any% RTA. (n.d.). Reddit.
- hololive_En. (2021, August 21). [Debut Postponement 1/2]We regret to inform you that the debut of hololive English -Council-, originally scheduled from 2 AM, Sunday, August 22 (JST), has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Tsukumo, S. [tsukumosana]. (2021, August 21). the EN curse is out of this world.... [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive_En. (2021, August 22). Please check the times (JST) below for the adjusted debut schedule of hololive English -Council-. Sana: Monday, August 23, 2 AM Fauna: Monday, August 23, 3:30 AM Kronii: Monday, August 23, 5 AM Mumei: Monday, August 23, 6:30 AM Baelz: Monday, August 23, 8 AM [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Ouro, K. [Ouro Kronii Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, August 23). 【DEBUT STREAM】The Time Has Come⌛ #hololiveEnglish #holoCouncil [Video]. YouTube.
- Ouro, K. [Ouro Kronii Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, September 21). 【Celebration Stream】Membership Unlocked! 🎊 [Video]. YouTube.
- Mori, C. [Mori Calliope Ch. hololive-EN]. (2021, September 23). 【ORCS MUST DIE! 3】And We are the Reapers! Someone Recording the TIME OF DEATH?! #momentomori [Video]. YouTube.
- Anime NYC [animenyc]. (2021, October 26). #AnimeNYC is proud to welcome hololive English -Council- for their NYC debut! Meet @tsukumosana @ceresfauna @ourokronii @nanashimumei_en @hakosbaelz on stage Friday and enjoy a @hololive_En booth and exclusives all weekend! [Tweet]. Twitter.
- watsonameliaEN. (2021, August 17). twitter is protecting me from a certain time lord 😇🙏 i swear i'll give it back soon....🏃♀️💨⏳🕰 [Tweet]. Twitter.
- ourokronii. (2021, August 23). Idon’tthinkit’llmakeadifferencecough [Tweet]. Twitter.