Sakura Miko (さくらみこ, Kanji: 桜巫女, Hanzi:樱巫女) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber and a member of hololive.
Miko is a self-proclaimed "elite" gamer who is somewhat melodramatic and tends to become emotionally attached to NPCs and inanimate objects. Fans tend to use the term "elite" ironically to highlight Miko's questionable decision-making skills, as well as her tendency to speak garbled nonsense punctuated by the occasional F-bomb. Though Miko specializes in role-playing games, much of the humor on her channel stems from the fact that even while playing graphic and violent games like Grand Theft Auto, she rarely takes her role seriously. Her love for erotic games often finds its way into other games that she plays, especially those featuring freely adjustable camera angles and skirt-wearing female characters.
She greets her viewers with "Nyahello".
Prior to her debut, her appearance is akin to a Shrine Maiden (not traditional-like) with a short pink-hair with an ahoge and a cherry blossom hair ornament in her left as well as pink thigh-highs.
In her new outfit, she wears a much more traditional Shrine Maiden outfit along with long detached sleeves, and her stockings are asymmetrical and white instead of pink. The cherry blossom hair ornament is replaced with a bell ribbon, and her hair is longer.
Her Twitter account was opened on 31 March 2018 while her YouTube channel was created on 25 April, but she debuted with a video on 1 August.
On 3 August, she revealed her 3D model swimsuit.
On 11 July, she announced on her Twitter account that she wasn't feeling well and that she couldn't stream. Later on 13 July, she specified that her condition has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the following days, she didn't stream so she could rest in preparation to perform with Hoshimachi Suisei at VILLS Virtual UNIT Fest on 19 July. After performing in said event she also announced on her Twitter account that she would return to her streaming activities on 26 July. However on that day, she announced that her return scheduled for this day would be postponed because of talks with the management team.
On 31 July just a day away from her debut anniversary, Cover Corp's Twitter account announced that Miko would continue on a one or two months hiatus due to her illness to take treatment and to recover. She confirmed this shortly after on her Twitter account. Sadly, it went into an almost three-months hiatus, but her Twitter account was still active, with Miko posting in her normal basis, and even created a daily-like posts section, where she wrote about her daily life, with some small drawings she made.
On 17 October, she announced on her Twitter account, that she would return to her activities on 21 October. On this date, she returned to her activities with a live 3D concert stream celebrating her second year anniversary on YouTube. The stream was seen by an average of 128,426 live viewers, and peaked at 145,305 live viewers at the 48 minute mark, giving it the highest concurrent live viewer count and the highest peak live viewer count of anything produced by hololive to date.
- Since 12 April 2019, she hosts a monthly variety show in the REALITY app called God Summit (神々さみっと Kamigami Samitto) which is a collaboration with her co-hosts Kazamiya Matsuri, Sister Cleaire, and Tenjin Kotone. There are currently five episodes in total, with some of the episodes archived in their respective YouTube channels, with one episode archived in REALITY Studio channel.
- On 12 September 2019, she made an appearance in hololive's collaboration with Dawn of the Breakers as one of the characters alongside Akai Haato, Natsuiro Matsuri, Shirakami Fubuki, Nakiri Ayame, Oozora Subaru, and Ookami Mio.
- Kintoki also appears alongside her as an obtainable equipment, while 35P appears as an obtainable item in the game.
- On 22 November 2019, she announced that she would be voicing Kiriko, a playable character in 100% Orange Juice!. 
- On 28 January 2020, it was announced on Dengekionline that she would make an appearance in the game Neptunia Virtual Stars as one of the VTuber guest characters alongside Tokino Sora, Roboco, Shirakami Fubuki, Minato Aqua, Yuzuki Choco, Inugami Korone, Shirogane Noel and Houshou Marine.
Mascot and Fans
- She has a talking pink cat by the name of "Kintoki" (金時) as her pet shikigami.
- She officially calls her fans "35P" (みこぴー Mikopi) who also serve as mascots in her channel. They are usually depicted as white cats in her videos. Her name "Miko" (みこ) can be harmonized into the numbers "3" and "5" in Japanese, which also corresponds to her birthday (5 March), hence the origin of the fan name. Fans often Super Chat her streams in amounts of "3,535" as a reference to her name.
- The character designer for her original design is Tanaka Yuuichi, who is known as the character designer for A Certain Magical Index and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, among others. Her hairstyle bears some similarity to the main characters of both shows, Misaka Mikoto and Hikigaya Hachiman respectively.
- During a collaboration stream with Suou Patra of HoneyStrap, Miko confirms that her "NyaHello" greeting is a reference to Yuigahama Yui from Oregairu, who is also designed by Tanaka Yuuichi. In the series, Yui greets characters with "Yahallo".
- She has varying official height measurements.
- On 5 March 2019, she agreed with an artist that deduced her height to be about 156 to 157 cm.
- On 28 March 2019, she tweeted an image stating her height to be at 153 cm.
- During the Arte Akihabara and hololive collaboration campaign, an official height chart of hololive virtual YouTubers was put on display with her height being stated as 152 cm. Her official website also lists her as this height.
- She started to work as a VTuber to fulfill her dreams of becoming an idol.
- She likes playing Eroge and has a playlist of her Eroge streams in her channel.
- She has, in many occasions, accidentally opened an Eroge in the middle of playing another game in her stream.
- She once told during one of her streams that Saga Planets is her favorite Eroge Studio. Among the games from this studio she has played and streamed are Hatsuyuki Sakura, Kin'iro Loveriche, and Natsuyume Nagisa.
- She collaborated on a stream with Maimoto Keisuke of Nijisanji about Eroge Opening music.
- One of her most "eroge lover" moments, was during a Minecraft stream (privated, with avaiable translate), when she asked to be insulted, to try to annoy her. The first two people didn't anything to her, but just a few seconds later, one guy said "Eroges are boring", and she went totally annoyed.
- Miko is well known for her frequent interactions and friendship with Usada Pekora on and off screens, forming the pair “PekoMiko”. As the pair is famous hololive released the song “PekoMiko Daisensō” as one of the song for collaboration with the rhythm game WACCA themed after the duo’s interactions and their unofficial collabs that are known as “wars”.
- She has adopted the meme "Press F to Pay Respects", and has it as one of her Live Chat emotes.
- She used the n-word during a Grand Theft Auto stream, most likely not knowing the meaning of the word. This is arguably the clip that first skyrocketed hololive's poularity, before Fubuki's "I'm Scatman".
- Miko has become a fan of the game ARK: Survival Evolved like the rest of her fellow Hololive vtubers, to the point of doing streams playing the game almost all night, every night, and concluding them at dawn after she watches the premiere of Tsunomaki Watame's Watame no Uta. She usually participates in the Tsunomaki janken section of the show and it is a meme the fact that she loses almost all the times against Watame.
- She finally defeated Watame on 4 March 2020, a day before her birthday.
- Miko is not only an avid fan of Watame no Uta but also she is a fan of Kiryu Coco's Asa Coco Live News, to the point of making a version of both shows (and calling her version of Asa Coco Live News, Asa Miko News 朝みこNEWS) during her ARK streams on weekends. Asa Miko News is also called "FAQ News", making an intro mostly based in Coco's one, but saying "FAQ News! F*CK YOU!", instead of saying "Good morning Motherf*ckers!".
- She is the twelveth hololive member to join the official Hololive Subreddit as a moderator.
- Miko Ch. さくらみこ - YouTube channel
- Sakura Miko's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Sakura Miko's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @sakuramiko35 - Sakura Miko's official Twitter account
- 樱巫女Official - Sakura Miko's official bilibili channel
- @sakuramiko35 - Sakura Miko's Marshmallow account
- さくらみこ@Vtuber - nana user page
- さくらみこ - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- さくらみこ - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- さくらみこ - unofficial hololive Seesaawiki
- 樱巫女 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- sakuramiko35 (2019, December 5). 衣装のデザインは
おるだん先生(@ordan)です！🌸 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1202567454234312705
- Wonderful_Works (2019, July 13). 当社はフィギュア原型ばかり作ってそうですが、ゲームキャラクター制作もしてて、ホロライブ所属のvtuber「さくらみこ」ちゃんの3DCGモデリングやってたりします。 [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Wonderful_Works/status/1149947178036502528
- yatsurugi_mmd (2019, December 8). VTuberさくらみこちゃん(@sakuramiko35)の新衣装を仕立てました！（3Dモデル制作）
#さくらみこ #さくらみこ新衣装 #ホロライブ [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/yatsurugi_mmd/status/1203647363006353408
- tanigox. (2019, May 31). ホロライブの皆んなと並んでみた #ホロライブ [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tanigox/status/1134452392722698240
- Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. さくらみこ] (2018, August 1) 【自己紹介】ウザカワ系バーチャル巫女アイドル！？さくらみこ、爆誕！【新人バーチャルYouTuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/lMPhHXJbPEQ
- Cover Corporation. (2018, December 25). YouTube日常系ショートアニメ番組ブランド「ホロアニメ」始動、「さくらみこ」ホロライブ加入のお知らせ [Press release]. Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000018.000030268.html
- Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. さくらみこ] (2018, December 25) 🌸 みこのつとめっ！【ホロアニメ第一弾】[Playlist] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMF8NocLqJttU7qqXUIRSp5BNVyNwX9yQ
- Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. さくらみこ] (2019, August 1) 🌸 | SakuraMiko 1st ANNIVERSARY 🎂【#さくらみこ1周年】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/tNABv11JKQM?t=2886
- sakuramiko35 (2019, August 3) 水着ついに解禁 ≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃ 本日8月3日(土)21:00 Start !! ➡︎ https://youtu.be/Hke921sb0mw ≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃≃ 【3D放送重大発表】みこと夏の思い出デート、しませんか？【#ホロライブサマー / さくらみこ】 最高の夏の思い出になりますようにっ[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1157501496696512513
- Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. さくらみこ] (2019, August 3) 【3D放送🌟重大発表も！】みこと夏の思い出デート、しませんか？～1周年記念 巫女と夏休み3Dspecial～【#ホロライブサマー / さくらみこ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Hke921sb0mw
- sakuramiko35 (2019, December 5) 重大告知！ 放送見てくれてありがとう～！ てなわけで･･･！！！ついにっ！！ #さくらみこ新衣装 お披露目が １２月８日（日）２１時～ に決定しましたーー！！ 衣装のデザインは おるだん先生(@ordan)です！ 他にも初個人ボイスなどあります！ 楽しみにしててねっ！[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1202567454234312705
- Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. さくらみこ] (2019, December 5)【#さくらみこ新衣装】みこがエリート巫女アイドルになるとこ､見ててね？【さくらみこ/ホロライブ】 Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKCkAmdWt68
- pitachocon (2020, January 24) 自由なぺこみこ。 なんだかんだで息が合う二人てぇてぇぺこにぇ〜 #とまらないホロライブ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/pitachocon/status/1220716873853087744
- hololive_En (2020, January 24) [Songs Performed!] 🎵 Dream☆Story (Sora, Roboco, Miko, AZKi, Suisei) 🎵 Yumemiru Sora e (1st Gen) 🎵 Go-toubun no Kimochi (2nd Gen) #とまらないホロライブ Photo By Ayo Kajino [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1220676990061010946/photo/1
- sakuramiko35 (2020, July 11) にゃっはろ～！おはよおございます🐱🌸 今朝起きて体調が悪くてしんどい状態なので 難しいなという判断で今日は配信をおやすみしたいとおもいます･･･！😢ごめんなさい！ゆっくり休んで配信復活させます💪💦 #みこなま [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1282086667382222849
- sakuramiko35 (2020, July 13) ちなみに今の流行病ではないです。 配信は控えるけどTwitterは見れるときに見るにぇ( *´•ω•`*)🌸！ 体調悪いときはみこもさみしいので、そのときは構ってほしいです！💪 >35Pへ 寂しい想いさせて本当にごめんなさい。帰ってきたらたくさん甘やかしてあげるにぇ！だからいい子でまってね！[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1282632348777897984
- sakuramiko35 (2020, July 19) 今夜はとうとうバーチャルユニットフェスVILLS ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ✧ みことすいちゃんは第二部 20:30〜出演予定だYO！😳✨ アイドル衣装で歌うから みんなぜひ見てほしい…！ がんばってくるにぇ…！✊🏻 🎫チケット購入はこちら🎫 https://spwn.jp/events/200719-vills #VILLSでひとつに #miComet [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1284744045000945664
- VILLS Virtual UNIT Fest
- sakuramiko35 (2020, July 19) 【配信復帰についてお知らせ】▽配信復帰日▽この度🌸７月２６日２１時〜🌸 に配信復帰する事になりました。 応援してくれているみんな、 そして大切なみこぴーのみんな ご心配をお掛けして申し訳ありません。 運営さんや家族と相談して、26日の夜に配信復帰する事になりました。↓続く↓ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1285004325123616769
- sakuramiko35 (2020, July 26) 【お知らせ】本日予定していた復帰配信ですが、運営さんともう少し話し合いたいので、本日は一度見送らせていただくことになりました。納得して、良い方向で進められるように運営さんと頑張って話し合いを続けています。↓ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1287226917460914176
- cover_corp (2020, July 31) 【お知らせ】弊社所属タレント「さくらみこ」についてのお知らせ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/cover_corp/status/1289109210232307714
- sakuramiko35 (2020, July 31) 【お知らせ】表明の通り1〜2ヶ月の間、休養させて頂く為配信活動をお休みすることになりました…！😞💦みこは活動を制限したくなかったというのが本心で、運営さんや家族と相談を重ねましたが今後より沢山活躍の場で活動したり楽しくずっとみんなと過ごしていくために決断しました！↓ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1289112649993613313
- sakuramiko35 (2020, October 17) 🌸🎉お知らせ🎉🌸 しばらく休養の為活動を お休みしていましたが 🌸１０月２１日(水)２１時より🌸 #さくらみこ復帰LIVE にて活動復帰します！🎉 辛い時もみんながたくさん支えてくれたから、 みこはがんばる事ができました！ 本当にみんな待ってくれてありがとう。 やっと､みんなに会えるにぇ🌸 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1317299295473836034
- Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. さくらみこ] (2020, October 21) 【#さくらみこ復帰LIVE】ただいま！２周年&復帰LIVE🌸I'm back Miko Live【hololive3DLIVE/さくらみこ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_SWjDWUBDio
- Official Dawn of the Breakers Website - hololive Crossover: Resurgance
- VTuberが "声優" に⁉ PCゲーム『100％ おれんじじゅーすっ！』のキャラクター「斬子（きりこ）」のボイス担当として、ホロライブ所属VTuber「さくらみこ」が出演決定！
- 【速報】バーチャル巫女VTuber『さくらみこ』がホロライブ加入へ 所属VTuberによる『ホロアニメ』が始動. (2018, December 25). Retrieved from https://vtub0.com/sakuramiko/18349/
- s_kiyo. (2019, March 5). さくらみこちゃん誕生日おめでとうございます！ ホロライブ身長表にみこちゃん追加しました。 たしかまだ身長公表されてません…よね？ 丁度ロボ子さん154cm＜みこちゃん＜そらちゃん160cmなので推定156～7cmと予想 やってほしいギャルゲーとか色々あるのでマシュマロ投げようと思ってます #miko_Art [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/statuses/1102613827592478720 Archived tweet
- sakuramiko35. (2019, March 28). できました！＞＜💦 #さくらみこ [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/sakuramiko35/status/1111342647862452224
- Height chart
- Retrieved from https://www.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/336371