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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. While debuting alone outside of a generation and working directly under Cover Corp. before being transfered to hololive, she is currently part of hololive Generation 0 alongside fellow solo debutants: Tokino Sora, Roboco-san, Hoshimachi Suisei and AZKi.

Introduction Video



Miko's introduction.

“Nya-hello! I'm the elite shrine maiden of hololive, Sakura Miko!”

Used to work hard in the Virtual Sakura Shrine accomplishing duties as a shrine maiden until, following the gods' orders, she was led to Japan where she found out about Tokino Sora. After developing huge admiration for her, she decided to become a virtual shrine maiden idol and continue to keep working hard for that dream![6]
"Nya-hello! It's Sakura Miko!"

She has been working on religious services really hard as a miko in the computer world. With the revelation of the gods, she is now visiting Japan. While performing her errand, she has now decided to become and work hard as a virtual miko idol.[7]


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, such as 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."


Her original appearance is that of a pop-culture-fashioned shrine maiden with short pink-hair with an ahoge, a ponytail on the left side of her hair, and a cherry blossom hair ornament on the right side of her hair, 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, instead of pink, white. The cherry blossom hair ornament is replaced with a bell ribbon, though it is on the opposite side attached to her side ponytail instead, and her hair is longer.



Her Twitter account was opened on 31 March 2018, while her YouTube channel was created on 25 April. Additionally, she debuted with a video on 1 August.


On 25 December, it was announced that she, originally working directly under Cover Corp, would join hololive as the main cast in Miko no Tsutome! (みこのつとめっ!), a series of short animations under the holoAnime (ホロアニメ) brand.[2]


On 1 August, she celebrated her 1st year anniversary on a stream and announced her 3D model swimsuit, which was later confirmed on her Twitter account.[8]

On 3 August, she revealed her 3D model swimsuit.[9]

On 8 December, she did a reveal stream introducing a new 3D costume.


On 24 January, she participated in hololive 1st fes. Nonstop Story, along with the other hololive girls up to the third generation, where she debuted her 3D idol outfit.[10]

On 11 July, she announced on her Twitter account that she wasn't feeling well and that she couldn't stream.[11] Later on 13 July, she specified that her condition had nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]

For the following days, she didn't stream so that she could rest in preparation to perform with Hoshimachi Suisei at VILLS Virtual UNIT Fest on 19 July.[13] After performing in said event, she also announced on her Twitter account that she would return to her streaming activities on 26 July.[14] However, on that day, she announced that her return scheduled for this day would be postponed because of talks with the management team.[15]

On 31 July, just a day away from her debut anniversary, Cover Corp's Twitter account announced that Miko would be on hiatus for one or two months to take treatment for and recover from her illness.[16] She confirmed this shortly after on her Twitter account.[17] Sadly, it went into an nearly-three-month hiatus, but her Twitter account was still active, with Miko posting in her normal basis and even creating a daily-like posts section, in which she wrote about her daily life with some small drawings she drew.

On 17 October, she announced on her Twitter account that she would return to her activities on 21 October.[18] 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.

On 2 December, Miko debuted on Twitch; her Twitch channel would be used for movies "watch along."[19]

On 8 December, she reached 700,000 subscribers on a singing endurance stream, being the 14th member of hololive to do so.[20]

On 17 December, Miko announced on her Twitter account that her current 3D model would be updated to the 2.0 version.[21]

On 21 December, Miko participated on stage 1 of hololive 2nd fes. Beyond the Stage.[22]

On 23 December, she revealed her new 3D model, with one of the most notorius changes being that in the new model, her eyes match the redesign Miko received in artworks in 2019 by her new designer, Ordan. Like those of others, to which underwear censorships to prevent potential YouTube bans were applied, her model was updated to wear a pink short under her skirt. Her original appearance model also received a face update.[23]

On this date, Miko also debuted her third original song, "Sakurairo High Tension!" 「さくら色ハイテンション!」, and announced her own visual novel Sakurairo Dreamer 「さくら色Dreamer」.[24]


On 15 January, Miko reached 800,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel during an endurance singing stream.[25]

On 16 February, she announced on her Twitter account that her channel had gotten wrongfully terminated by YouTube.[26] However, her channel was quickly restored about an hour later.[27]

On 28 February, Miko reached 900,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.[28]

On 4 March, she announced on her Twitter account that she would get a new casual costume.[29]

On 6 March, she debuted her fourth costume, a casual outfit to go with her recent model updates. In this costume, she styles her hair with twintails decorated with a sakura flower clip. Her clothes consist of a pleated schoolgirl outfit with an underbust overall corset also decorated with a sakura flower, shoulder cutouts, black tights, and black shoes. This costume also features the option to wear additional accessories, such as a pair of red glasses, a dark brown Nekomimi beret decorated with Mikopi's face, a red plaid scarf also feauring Mikopi, and a light brown sweater with cat's head shaped buttons. As she does in her current main outfit, Miko still wears a cat's head shaped bell, but instead of using it on her ponytail, she uses it as a decoration on the red ribbon she uses with her blouse.[30]

On 30 April, Miko reached 1,000,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel during a singing endurance stream. This makes her the 14th member of hololive to achieve this milestone, as well as the 11th member of hololive JP. She is also the first one of the Gen 0 to achieve it.[31]

On 28 August, Miko debuted her fourth original song "Kagetsu no Yume."


Main page: Sakura Miko/Discography
Sakurakaze 1st single 21 October 2020    
  1. "Sakurakaze" (サクラカゼ)
  2. "Sakurakaze" (instrumental)
External links
Digital Release • Music Video • YouTube
Kagetsu no Yume 3rd single 29 August 2021    
  1. "Kagetsu no Yume" (花月ノ夢)
  2. "Kagetsu no Yume" (instrumental)
Sakura Miko - Kagetsu no Yume.png
External links
Digital Release • Music Video • YouTube


  • Since 12 April 2019, she has been hosting 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 on their respective YouTube channels and one episode archived on 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.[32]
    • Kintoki also appeared alongside her as an obtainable piece of equipment, while 35P appeared 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!.[33]
  • 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.[34]
  • On 13 November 2020, Vanguard Zero's Japanese Twitter account announced that Miko would appear in the Japanese version of the game as a special unit and that she would be available from 17 November to 26 November.[35]
  • On 11 June 2021, to celebrate her 3rd year anniversary, Miko announced on her 1 million celebration stream that she would collaborate with a café in the summer later that year.[31] On 4 July, Miko announced that she would collaborate with STELLAMAP CAFE in Akihabara from 29 July to 15 August. During that period, Miko themed food, drinks, goods and campaign would be released.[36]
  • On 2 July 2021, the hololive Twitter account announced that Miko would appear in a collaborative promotion campaign for the movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, along with Houshou Marine, Uruha Rushia, Shirogane Noel, Minato Aqua, A-chan and a secret person as guests.[37] Initially, the project was scheduled to released on 3 July. However, it has since been postponed indefinitely.[38]

Mascot and Fans

35P Chat Emoji.

  • 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.


  • "Nyahello."
  • "Nye."
  • "Nishiki! Nishiki! Nishiki! Nishiki! [pause] Nishiki!"
  • "Hi honey. FAQ."
  • "Mikodayo."
  • "Stay home!"
  • "Tsunomaki Tsunomaki Tsunomaki Tsunomaki."


  • Her original designer, Tanaka Yuuichi, is known as the character designer of A Certain Magical Index and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, and others. Her hairstyle bears a few similarities to those of 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 "Nya-Hello" greeting is a reference to Yuigahama Yui from Oregairu, who was also designed by Tanaka Yuuichi. In the series, Yui greets characters with "Yahallo."[39]
  • She has varying official height measurements.
    • On 5 March 2019, she confirmed an artist's deduction of her height being about 156 to 157 cm.[40]
    • On 28 March 2019, she tweeted an image showing her height to be at 153 cm.[41]
    • 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.[6]
  • 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 on her channel.
    • She has, in many occasions, accidentally opened an Eroge in the middle of playing another game on her stream.
    • She once said that Saga Planets was 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 with Maimoto Keisuke from Nijisanji to discuss Eroge Opening music on a stream.
    • One of her most "eroge lover" moments was during the Minecraft stream (privated, with avaiable translate) on which she asked to be insulted and get annoyed. The first two people didn't do anything to her, but just a few seconds later, one guy said, "Eroges are boring," and she went completely ballistic.
  • Miko is well known for her frequent interactions and friendship with Usada Pekora on and off screens, forming the pair “PekoMiko" with the latter. As the pair was famous, hololive released the song "PekoMiko Daisensō," themed after the duo’s interactions and unofficial collabs, which were known as "wars," as one of the songs for the collaboration with the rhythm game WACCA.
  • Miko has proclaimed to be Tokino Sora biggest fan, she was already a fan before joining hololive even attending one of Sora's solo live concerts.
  • 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 popularity, before Fubuki's "I'm Scatman."
    • Almost 2 years later, on her "I'm back GTA" stream, the chat went crazy when this happened, possibly being the most awaited moment of the whole stream, but in the end, she didn't use 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. 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.

External Links


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
Yukihana Lamy (☃️) · Momosuzu Nene (🥟) · Shishiro Botan (♌) · Omaru Polka (🎪)
Retired Mano Aloe (👅)
6th Generation
La+ Darknesss(🛸💜) · Takane Lui (🥀) · Hakui Koyori (🧪) · Sakamata Chloe · Kazama Iroha (🍃)
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
Tsukumo Sana (🪐) · Ceres Fauna (🌿) · Ouro Kronii (⏳) · Nanashi Mumei (🪶) · Hakos Baelz (🎲)
hololive CN logo
(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
Kageyama Shien (🟣) · Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)


  1. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2019, December 5). The costume design is by Ordan-sensei (@ordan)!🌸 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 COVER Corporation. (2018, December 25). Announcement: "holoAnime," a Brand for YouTube Daily Short Animation Program, Launches, "Sakura Miko" Joins hololive [Press release]. PR TIMES.
  3. @schwarz_blk. (2020, December 23). Got assigned with producing new Sakura Miko's main 3D [Tweet]. Twitter.
  4. Yatsurugi [@yatsurugi_mmd]. (2019, December 8). I tailored a new outfit (3D model creation) for VTuber Sakura Miko (@sakuramiko35) [Tweet]. Twitter.
  5. Wonderful Works. (2019, July 13). It may seem that we only make figure molds, but we also create game characters, and we did 3DCG modelling for Sakura Miko [Tweet]. Twitter.
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  7. Sakura Miko's profile. (n.d.).
  8. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2019, August 3). 🌸Swimwear finally released🌸 Start today, August 3rd (Sat), 21:00! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  9. Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. Sakura Miko]. (2019, August 3). Would you have a date filled with summer memories with Miko? ~Miko's 1st Anniversary and Summer Vacation 3D Special~ [Video]. YouTube.
  10. @pitachocon. (2020, January 24). Free PekoMiko. The two of them are somehow in sync [Attached video]. Twitter.
  11. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, July 11). Nya-hello! Good morning🐱🌸I woke up this morning feeling sick and tired. It's going to be hard to stream today, so I'll take a break!😢 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  12. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, July 13). By the way, it's not related to the current pandemic. I'm going to refrain from streaming, but I'll be on Twitter when I can ( *´•ω•`*)🌸! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  13. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, July 19). Tonight is finally the VILLS Virtual UNIT Fest ( -̀̀-́)ﻭ✧ Miko and Sui-chan will perform in the second part from 20:30 YO! 😳✨ [Tweet]. Twitter.
  14. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35date=2020, July 19]. (n.d.). I'm going to be back streaming on July 26th at 21:00. To everyone who've been supporting me, and my precious 35P, I'm sorry to have made you worry [Tweet]. Twitter.
  15. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, July 26). The return stream was scheduled for today, but I'd like to discuss with the management a little more, so decided to postpone it [Tweet]. Twitter.
  16. COVER Corporation [@cover_corp]. (2020, July 31). News about our talent, "Sakura Miko" [Tweet]. Twitter.
  17. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, July 31). As announced, I'm going to be taking a break from streaming for a month or two to rest...! 😞💦 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  18. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, October 17). Because everyone supported me through the hard times, I was able to do my best! Thank you all so much for waiting for me [Tweet]. Twitter.
  19. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, December 2). 💬NEWS!💬 Sakura Miko's Twitch Debut🎉 I'm going to do a test broadcast today at 24:00 using the "Watch Party" feature to watch movies simultaneously! 💬 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  20. Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. さくらみこ]. (2020, December 8). 【歌枠】✨700,000人✨を見届け隊!singing♬【ホロライブ/さくらみこ】 [Video]. YouTube.
  21. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, December 17). It's been decided~~! 🌸✨ More elite, more idol... Please come and see the reborn Miko! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  22. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, December 20). We have overcome so many things in 2020. I think I got through it and am here now because I was with you guys! With everyone I love who has always supported me. I'm going to have a lot of fun tomorrow with everyone in my favorite hololive. Let's have a lot of fun tomorrow! 🌸 Miko has become a more elite idol than last time! Watch out for me! 💓 [Attached image]. Twitter.
  23. Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. Sakura Miko]. (2020, December 23). 【Sakura Miko New 3D Reveal】Take a Look at Super Transcendental Elite Miko!【Hololive/Sakura Miko】 [Video]. YouTube.
  24. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2020, December 23). 【🌸Now On Sale❗️🌸】Sakura Miko Visual Novel Project, "Sakurairo Dreamer." Finally, finally! I've become a visual novel heroine!🌸 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  25. Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. Sakura Miko]. (2021, January 15). 【Singing Stream】I Want to Reach 800k People-nye! [Video]. YouTube.
  26. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2021, February 16). >>Sudden Death<< I'm trying to contact Mane-chan Please wait a bit!💦💦 Sonna Koto Nai yo... [Tweet]. Twitter.
  27. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2021, February 16). A Woman Who Lost All of YouTube for a Moment Survives [Tweet]. Twitter.
  28. Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. Sakura Miko]. (2021, February 28). 【900k Sub Singing Stream】I Want to Reach 800k People-nye!!! [Video]. YouTube.
  29. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2021, March 4). Finally, a new casual clothes...! ✨ Take a look at Miko's elite casual outfit! 🎉💓🌸 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  30. Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. Sakura Miko]. (2021, March 6). 【Sakura Miko Casual 3D】I'm going to show you my too elite casual outfit! 🌸 [Video]. YouTube.
  31. 31.0 31.1 Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. Sakura Miko]. (2021, April 30). 【Aim! Mikochi 1 Mil Sub】I Want to Reach It with Everyone!I'll Sing!🌸🎉 Let's Go Million singing!! [Video]. YouTube.
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  33. COVER Corporation. (n.d.). VTuber Becomes VA!? hololive VTuber "Sakura Miko" Will Voice Character "Kiriko" from the PC Game "100% Orange Juice!" [Press release]. PR TIMES.
  34. Guest VTuber [Website]. (n.d.). compileheart.
  35. Vanguard ZERO [@vanguard_zero_]. (2020, November 13). 🌸 #sakuramiko x #VanguardZERO collaboration starts on 11/17(Tue)🌸 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  36. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2021, July 4). ☕️Sakura Miko Elite Café × STELLAMAP CAFE 🌸 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  37. hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2021, July 2). "hololive x Evangelion" Special Project has been decided! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  38. hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2021, July 3). Due to various reasons, the premiere of "Shin Evangelion: The Movie" has been postponed. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  39. Sakura, M. [Miko Ch. Sakura Miko]. (2020, February 7). 【First Collab🌸🦀】Evening Drinks-and-Chat Collab with Pato-chan and Yoppappa🍶🌸【Suou Patra/Sakura Miko】 [Video]. YouTube.
  40. @s_kiyo. (2019, March 5). I'm guessing 156-157cm, since Roboco 154cm < Miko < Sora 160cm [Tweet]. Twitter. Archived tweet
  41. Sakura, M. [@sakuramiko35]. (2019, March 28). It's done!><💦 [Attached image]. Twitter.