Shirakami Fubuki (白上フブキ) is a female Japanese Virtual Youtuber associated with hololive, as part of its first generation of VTubers alongside Yozora Mel, Aki Rosenthal, Natsuiro Matsuri, and Akai Haato. She is also part of a unit inside hololive called hololive Gamers (ホロライブゲーマーズ) alongside Ookami Mio, Nekomata Okayu, and Inugami Korone.
Fubuki is usually always cheerful and excited, singing little songs and making many in-jokes. She is shy when confronted with new circumstances, and when embarrassed she "hides" at the bottom of the screen with only her fox ears peeking up. She becomes enthralled in games and has cute conversations with scripted game characters, or voice acts as characters while making effects.
However, she has a cunning side, shown most often when playing "Project Winter" with other VTubers. She has described herself as a 'hunter' and has displayed both extreme skill, to the point of nearly winning a 1 v 4 battle all on her own, as well as a methodical thought process. For example, during a "Project Winter" stream, Fubuki collaborated with fellow in-game traitors to purposely line up her shots at a wolf with Matsuri in an attempt to kill her early and make it look like an accident.
Her Twitter account was opened on 19 May 2018 while her YouTube channel was created on 23 May. although she did not start her activity on YouTube until a live-stream on 1 June.
On 22 March, she did a live-stream where she debuted her second 3D model. In the same stream, she also announced that other members of hololive will also be getting their own and that there would be two new members of hololive Gamers starting from April. Her first stream after the debut to feature her new 3D model was broadcast two days later on the 24th.
On 28 August, she debuted her 3D swimsuit outfit.
On 19 December, hololive's Twitter account published that both Fubuki and Mio would get new 2D costumes. She unveiled hers in a stream on 22 December, with Mio also appearing in her new costume.
On 24 January, along with the other hololive girls up to the third generation, she debuted her 3D idol outfit at hololive's 1st fest Nonstop Story. Similar to the other members, the costume featured a gold-trimmed white dress but with her signature light-blue color on her bow-tie and dress peplum. On her head sits a small crown to the left of her ahoge. 
On 15 July, she reached 700,000 subscribers, being the first hololive member to do so, surpassing Siro. Nine days later on 24 July, she also surpassed Mirai Akari, becoming the third most subscribed VTuber on YouTube (fourth if counting A.I. Games). These milestones are relevant as both of them had held those positions for nearly the entire time since their debuts in the second half of 2017.
On 28 July, she announced on her Twitter account that her original 2D model would be updated to the 2.0 version. She debuted her updated model during a stream later the same day, featuring more facial expressions, movement added to her fox ears and her ahoge and general movement improvements, more in line with the model capabilities of the other members of hololive GAMERS onwards. She also announced on this day that she would get a new costume.
On 1 August, in celebration of getting one million subscribers on her bilibili channel, she debuted her fouth 2D costume in a stream on YouTube, with all the improvements made to her 2D model, the new outfit features a big white jacket with blue and orange motifs. Identification tags bearing the hololive and GAMERS logos line her jacket and blouse, which are reminiscent of her original outfit but given a modern/techwear redo. She also received a new hair pin, a choker, and two new hairstyles: one with hair fully loose and one with twintails. Fubuki has described this costume as having a cyberpunk style with her fans joking that it came out of Arknights, a popular mobile game she plays.
Invitations and Appearances
- On 4 April 2019, she made an appearance in hololive's collaboration with Dawn of the Breakers as one of the characters alongside Roboco, Aki Rosenthal, Natsuiro Matsuri, Minato Aqua, Yuzuki Choco, Oozora Subaru, and Ookami Mio.
- On 27 November 2019, she made an appearance in hololive's collaboration with Azur Lane as one of the characters, alongside Nakiri Ayame, Ookami Mio, Natsuiro Matsuri, Murasaki Shion, Minato Aqua and Tokino Sora, she was available from 27 November to 10 December.
- On 28 January 2020, it was announced on Dengekionline that she would made an appearance in the game Neptunia Virtual Stars as one of the VTuber guest characters alongside Tokino Sora, Roboco, Sakura Miko, Minato Aqua, Yuzuki Choco, Inugami Korone, Shirogane Noel and Houshou Marine.
- On 10 June 2020, hololive's Twitter account announced that she and Houshou Marine would appear as commanders in World of Warships, she was available from 11 June to 30 June.
- On 12 June 2020, she made an appearance in a collaboration with Muse Dash to celebrate the second anniversary of the game. with a special illustration featuring Fubuki and her original song "Say! Fanfare!"
- Her fanbase is officially called "Sukon-bu" (すこん部).
- Fubuki is a fox-girl (specifically an Arctic Fox), but is often labeled by viewers as other animals, either accidentally (by newbies) or sometimes intentionally to provoke a cute reaction. She is most commonly misidentified as a cat girl; a joke which Fubuki routinely plays along with.
- "Fubuki" directly translates from Japanese to English as "blizzard", while "Shirakami" roughly translates to "whiteout"; appropriate given her identity as an Arctic Fox.
- The Japanese onomatopoeia for foxes is "kon", therefore that sound - and the vegetable "corn", which sounds similar - is one of her in-jokes, often seen or heard in her channel and Twitter.
- Fubuki's placement within the structure of hololive is somewhat unique (and semi-confusing to newcomers) as she is part of and debuted with hololive's "1st generation" of VTubers, whilst also being simultaneously listed as a member of hololive Gamers. This makes Fubuki the only hololive member to officially simultaneously be a part of two separate "generations". Even in hololive's Fukkireta Chorus video Fubuki uniquely appears twice, both with the members of hololive's 1st generation and with the members of hololive Gamers.
- Fubuki's channel, and potentially even hololive itself, received an increase in general exposure after Fubuki uploaded a video titled "Im. Scatman" to her YouTube channel on 24 October 2019. The 56-second video features Fubuki attempting to cover a verse of the 1995 song Scatman, devoid of any background track. The video went somewhat viral, and became the most viewed video on Fubuki's channel. Fubuki would later release a 3D remake of the video, receiving numerous remixes from hololive fans.
- Referring to Fubuki by the pseudonym of "The Scatman" has become a meme among English speaking fans. Many fans claim to have discovered hololive, and VTubers in general, thanks to these videos.
- She is not good with the English language - her intro video had the English version of her name misspelled ("Fhunbuki").
- Just like her fellow hololive VTuber Hoshimachi Suisei, Fubuki has shown a fond liking towards young boys. This has culminated in her writing multiple poems about watching Shotas in the rain, watching Shotas at the pool, and watching Shotas at the ice cream shop, all on Ookami Mio's competitive Haiku stream, much to Suisei's chagrin.
- フブキCh。白上フブキ - YouTube channel
- Shirakami Fubuki's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Shirakami Fubuki's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @shirakamifubuki - Shirakami Fubuki's official Twitter account
- 白上吹雪Official - Shirakami Fubuki's official bilibili channel
- @shirakamifubuki - Shirakami Fubuki's official OPENREC.tv channel
- 白上フブキ - Shirakami Fubuki's official Mirrativ channel
- @shirakamifubuki - Shirakami Fubuki's official TwitCasting channel
- @shirakamifubuki - Shirakami Fubuki's Marshmallow account
- 白上フブキ@Vtuber - nana user page
- 白上フブキ - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- 白上フブキ - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- 白上フブキ - unofficial hololive Seesaawiki
- 白上吹雪 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- Shirakami Fubuki - Azur Lane Wiki
- Shirakami Fubuki Translations Fanpage
- ↑ Shirakami, F [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2018, June 1)【初放送】フブキCh。(^・ω・^§)ﾉ 白上フブキのみんなのお耳にちょコンっと放送！[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/X53mU_mxCDQ
- ↑ rariemonn (2020, July 28) ホロライブ1期生 白上フブキちゃんの新Live2Dモデルを担当させて頂きました！実は旧モデルも自分が制作しているので、ホロライブがこの2年間で羽ばたいているのに合わせて、私自身の成長もアピールできればいいなと思っています！これからのフブキちゃんもよろしくお願いします！[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/rariemonn765/status/1288111772658888707
- ↑ On_da_nac2. (2019, March 22). ホロライブさんの大人気Vtuber🌽白上フブキちゃん(@shirakamifubuki)の
#白上フブキ新3D #ホロライブ [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/On_da_nac2/status/1109054852095606784
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2020, August 1) 【#白上新衣装】bilibili100万人記念新衣装お披露目会場【ホロライブ/白上フブキ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ekHJb03tzQ4?t=2962
- ↑ Height chart (as of 31 May 2019)
- ↑ Shirakami, F.(2019, August 15) #にじホロ雪山人狼 いったいなにがはじまるんです…？【白上視点】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/D_c-FgEOrsc
- ↑ Shirakami, F [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2018, June 1) 【初放送】フブキCh。(^・ω・^§)ﾉ 白上フブキのみんなのお耳にちょコンっと放送！[Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X53mU_mxCDQ
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ]. (2018, October 17) 白上フブキの３Dお披露目ですぞぃっ【Vtuber】 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/gy7Iy8eLKNs/
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ]. (2019, March 22) 【#白上フブキ新３D】お披露目＆重大告知発表 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/grwVFD5GNuE/ at 38:56
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ]. (2019, March 24) 【#PSストア_スプリングセール2019】踊れ！ペルソナ５ダンシング★スターナイト [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/IEbip1ITTwM/
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2019, August 28) 【#ホロライブサマー】ご注文は白上の水着ですか？【白上フブキ/ホロライブ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/cixwWYetd7I
- ↑ hololivetv (2019, December 19) 【お知らせ】 「白上フブキ」「大神ミオ」の新衣装を2019年12月22日（日）よりそれぞれのYouTubeチャンネルにて実施いたします！お楽しみにお待ちください✨ 🔽詳細はコチラ🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000190.000030268.html #白上フブキ #大神ミオ #ホロライブプロダクション [Tweet] Retrieved from: https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1207852330885926914
- ↑ shirakamifubuki (2019, December 21) そして・・・・・明日の２２時は ハッシュタグ#白上フブキ新衣装 デビューから１年半、悲願である新衣装を発表できる狐Vtuberです 22時待機 https://youtu.be/pra4uMLmucA ＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝ 21時からは大神ミオの新衣装発表です！ よろしくきーつね！[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/shirakamifubuki/status/1208357113606443008
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2019, December 22) 【#白上フブキ新衣装】デビューから１年半、悲願である新衣装を発表できる狐Vtuberです [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pra4uMLmucA
- ↑ shirakamifubuki (2020, January 1) 🎍 放 送 の お 知 ら せ 🎍 なんと、お正月衣装をいただけました！ よかったです(^・ω・^§)ﾉ🌽 ですが何やら…様子がおかしい…？ 真相は１８時から！！！！！！🦊🦊 🎍#ホロライブ正月衣装 奇譚ー白い狐にご用心。🎍 ➡https://youtube.com/channel/UCdn5BQ06XqgXoAxIhbqw5Rg/live ハッシュタグ➡#ホロライブ正月衣装 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/shirakamifubuki/status/1212275558131761152
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2020, January 1) 🎍#ホロライブ正月衣装 奇譚ー白い狐にご用心。🎍[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ZTA0jvZh7xI?t=989
- ↑ 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/3
- ↑ hololive_EN (2020, July 16) Held at Toyosu PIT on Jan. 24 this year, hololive 1st fes. "Nonstop Story" Blu-ray! ON SALE from Jul. 24! The #おわらないホロライブ hashtag is back! [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_en/status/1283733121784066048
- ↑ shirakamifubuki (2020, July 15) 改めまして７０万人ありがとうございます お祝いの画像とか作りたいですが今日は色々バタバタしちゃうので明日とかになるかもです！ 雑談放送来てくれた皆さんありがとー！✨✨ 海外の方々もありがとうございます(^・ω・^§)ﾉ🌽 １００万人行けーっ！！と背中を押されたのでみんなで目指しましょう！[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/shirakamifubuki/status/1283286545030508545
- ↑ hololive_En (2020, July 15) [🌽CONGRATULATIONS🌽] Shirakami Fubuki ( @shirakamifubuki )🌽 has reached 700,000 YouTube channel subscribers! Let's give her a MASSIVE round of applause!🌽 #白上フブキ #ShirakamiFubuki #ホロライブ #hololive [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1283275343491559424
- ↑ shirakamifubuki (2020, July 28) ✨放送のお知らせ✨ ⏰２２時から ㊗白上フブキ2.0でヌルヌルになる&重大発表㊗ サムネの時点で少し変わってることにお気づきだろうか… 今までよりも皆のおかげでめちゃくちゃ可愛くなりました！ 期待して待っててくれぇええっ💪🦊 ■ハッシュタグ #白上新２D 🔽待機🔽 https://youtu.be/KNxKrlHpZxo[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/shirakamifubuki/status/1288002960580993025
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2020, July 28) 【#白上新２D】白上フブキ2.0でヌルヌルになる&重大発表【ホロライブ/白上フブキ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/KNxKrlHpZxo?t=1259
- ↑ shirakamifubuki, (2020, July 28): お披露目来てくれたみなさん本当にありがとうございますー！！✨✨(^・ω・^§)ﾉ🌽皆さんのおかげもありこうして沢山動いたりニヤニヤしてるのがバレたりするようになりました！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！８月１日の新衣装もお楽しみに～🌽🌽４種の白上置いておきます[Tweet] Retrieved from: https://twitter.com/shirakamifubuki/status/1288111431292837904
- ↑ shirakamifubuki (2020, July 28) ⏰８月１日２２時 ✨✨新衣装お披露目です✨✨ コチラもお楽しみに(^・ω・^§)ﾉ🌽 #フブキch [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/shirakamifubuki/status/1288112574433697802
- ↑ Shirakami, F. [フブキCh。白上フブキ] (2020, August 1) 【#白上新衣装】bilibili100万人記念新衣装お披露目会場【ホロライブ/白上フブキ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ekHJb03tzQ4?t=1599
- ↑ shikaramifubuki (2020, August 1) 新衣装発表ありがとうございましたーー✨✨ ネオンの似合うきーつねっ🦊🦊 サイバーパンクとかええやん…って自画自賛してました！ デザインしてくれた凪白みと先生（みとまま） ありがとうございます！！！！！ 皆に気に入ってもらえて よかったぞぃっ(^・ω・^§)ﾉ🌽 #白上新衣装 #すこん部 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/shirakamifubuki/status/1289564095088193538
- ↑ Official Dawn of the Breakers Website - Roboco san x Dawn of the Breakers
- ↑ AzurLane_EN (2019 November 26) Event Period [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/AzurLane_EN/status/1199372247120498688/photo/2
- ↑ ブイブイブイテューヌ
- ↑ hololivetv (2020, June 10) 【🚢お知らせ🚢】 海戦アクションゲーム「World of Warships」と弊社所属 #白上フブキ、#宝鐘マリン が期間限定で艦長キャラとして登場決定！？ 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 https://dg.worldofwarships.asia #ホロライブ #WoWS [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1270898548226158593
- ↑ MuseDashtheGame (2020, June 9) 【二周年アプデ予告】(1/2) 12日18時より更新するアプデ内容を覗き見（゜▽゜)！ 🌽こんこーん！フブキちゃんとコラボ開催決定！楽曲『Say!ファンファーレ!』とコラボイラスト無料配信 Minidisc『もぺもぺ』&『Best One feat.墨橙』デフォルトパックに無料配信！🙂 #MuseDash #白上フブキ fbkとラブラブ❤️ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/MuseDashtheGame/status/1270537611472302082
- ↑ hololive_En (2020, June 9) [🌽KON KON NEWS🌽] With the "Muse Dash" 2nd anniversary update at 6 PM on the 12th, Fubuki will be collabing‼️‼️ "Say! Fanfare!" collab illustration will be free! Check out "Muse Dash" before it's too late!✨ #MuseDash #白上フブキ #ホロライブ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1270567340527071232
- ↑ Ookami, M.(2020, June 14) 初夏のユニーク俳句王決定戦 【ホロライブ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dOWObWoNSAI