Sakura Miko (さくらみこ, Kanji: 桜巫女, Hanzi:樱巫女) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber.
Miko is a self-proclaimed "elite" gamer who enjoys comedic drama, 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. Though she 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. If Miko sees an opportunity to adjust the camera angle to look up a female character's skirt, she will take it.
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 her first video was uploaded on 1 August.
On 3 August, she revealed her 3D model swimsuit.
On 31 July, just one day before her 2nd anniversary, she announced that she would be taking a hiatus due to an illness.
- 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 Yui Yuigahama 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- ↑ 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！
- ↑ ブイブイブイテューヌ
- ↑ 【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/
- ↑ 【初コラボ🌸🦀】パトちゃんとよっぱっぱ晩酌雑談コラボ🍶🌸【周防パトラ/さくらみこ】
- ↑ 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