Shiranui Flare (不知火フレア) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, debuting as part of its third generation of VTubers under the name of "hololive Fantasy" (ホロライブファンタジー) alongside Usada Pekora, Uruha Rushia, Shirogane Noel and Houshou Marine.
|"Noon-nui! This is hololive 3rd Gen's Shiranui Flare!"
A half-elf born to a human and elf. Usually enjoys life as she pleases. Wants to be a source of comfort so rely on her whenever you're in trouble. She may be passionate and overly sentimental, but praising her will bring her joy, even if also a little embarrassment! "Hehehe! Let's get along!"
The fairy that follows her everywhere is named "Kintsuba."
|"Noon-nui! This is Shiranui Flare!"
A half-elf who seems sloppy and undependable, however when it is time, she becomes an extremely reliable big sis.
She is basically kind of drained. Her weakness is her emotions and she cries or gets embarrassed quite easily (Just praise her!).
The fairy-like creature that looks like a panda is named “Kintsuba”.
Flare is a kind and extremely humble individual, almost to a fault. Her kindness is vouched for most often by the other hololive Fantasy members, which has resulted in her so-called 'harem,' with Pekora being an exception. However, out of the four members in hololive Fantasy, it remains to be Noel who is the most blatant in her affection.
Other hololive members, like Sora, have expressed their admiration for Flare because of her versatile voice and mature aura. However, although Flare is known to be cool and aloof at first glance, she is actually quite childish and girly, which comes out the most in her horror streams and when she is drunk.
She has also expressed her want to be more confident in herself in the hololive Fantasy 1st Anniversary stream.
Flare was one of the five hololive VTubers first announced on 13 June 2019 as part of the third generation. On 1 August, through a press release, her name, along with social media accounts, was officially announced alongside Shirogane Noel and Houshou Marine, also making her first tweet on the same day. Her Twitter account was opened on 25 July 2019 while her YouTube channel was created on 26 July. She debuted with her introduction stream on 7 August.
On 19 January hololive's Twitter account published a tweet mentioning that Houshou Marine, Hoshimachi Suisei and Shiranui Flare would participate in a stream previous to hololive's 1st fest Nonstop Story. The next day, in the same stream, it was revealed that the three of them would get their 3D model debut in said event, but that they would have a YouTube debut later. In Flare's case, her stream was scheduled for March.
On 28 March, hololive's Twitter account informed that Flare's 3D debut on YouTube would be postponed until further notice due to goverment recommendations. (This was due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Japan urging people to stay in doors). Flare later stated that she was fine.
On 13 June, she debuted her 3D model during a stream.
On 10 November, hololive's official Twitter account announced that she and Hoshimachi Suisei would get new 2D costumes.
On 14 November, she debuted her third 2D costume during a stream and elegant gray and black dress with a black sweater, she also wears a choker with a golden ornament, Flare also has the option to wear glasses, her mascot Kintsuba also received a matching outfit now wearing a suit with a hat and a golden mask and a cane.
On 7 February, Flare reached 500,000 YouTube subscribers during a singing endurance stream, making her the 31st hololive member to reach this milestone and the last of her generation.
On 25 April, Flare reached 600,000 YouTube subscribers during a singing endurance stream.
On 6 June, Flare revealed during a superchat reading stream that she would be taking time off to have a surgery on 27 June.
On 11 July, Flare reached 700,000 YouTube subsribers during a singing endurance stream.
On 11 November, Flare reached 800,000 YouTube subscribers during a singing endurance stream.
On 10 December, hololive's Twitter account announced that Flare would receive a new main costume.
On 12 December, Flare debuted her new main 2D costume, in this new costume Flare has a darker yellow hair that contrast more with twin light yellow lock that she has in her forehead, she also has longer locks to the sides while also having more volume, she retains the bow from her original outfit, but it is of a lighter shade of blue and it has crossed white lines on the right side instead of parallel lines on both sides. Flare now wears a dress that keeps her original main outfit colors, white, blue and orange, however the colors are brighter with white becoming more dominant that before, the neck of her dress remaing blue and is decorated with an orange ribbon, her cleavage was greatly reduced, the sleeves are blue at the top decorated with small white ribbons and lines, the rest of the sleeves are white and the edges are yellow and she wears white short gloves. Flare no longer uses the brown corset, instead the top of her dress is buttoned up by a single blue button, the skirt of her dress is mostly white, to the left there is a multiple diamond shaped window where another layer of her skirt in blue is visible, the window is decorated with a big white ribbon, in addition to the second blue layer at the bottom of her skirt a third layer in orange is also visible, the back of her dress is decorated with a big blue bow, in her legs she wears yellow and white high socks instead of the single one that she used in her original outfit, her shoes are now both blue decorated with small white bows.
On 20 February, she debuted her new main 3D model.
On 14 August, as part of the "hololive Summer 2022" event, Flare debuted her 3D swimsuit. Unlike the original swimsuits from 2019 that had individual designs, these swimsuits are meant to be matching outfits similar to the 3D idol costumes. The swimsuits come in two types one with thin straps for the top and a diagonal cut mini skirt and the other one has ruffled straps in the top and an even mini skirt. Both version are white with varios patterns including hololive's and Holoearth's logos, hearts and sparks. The swimsuits are personalized by including different colors to match each talent. Additionally they have the option to wear a hoodie.
- Main page: Shiranui Flare/Discography
|Smile & Go!!||1st single||3 April 2021|
|Digital Release • Music Video • YouTube|
|Zenryoku-Jumping!||2nd single||20 June 2022|
|Digital Release • YouTube|
- On 25 Febuary 2021, Flare was made playable in Disgaea 6 in Japan as a Pyromancer named Torte along with Rushia, Fubuki, Watame and Polka.
Mascot and Fans
- She has a mascot, a fairy-like creature named "Kintsuba"「きんつば」contrary to the believe of some, Kintsuba is not a fairy panda, as demostrated by her concept illustration Kintsuba just wear the ears as an accessory.
- Her fanbase is officially called "Elfriend" 「エルフレンド」.
- Notable units and groups within hololive, aside from hololive Fantasy Flare is a part of are:
- "Onee-san Gumi," 「お姉さん組」, along with Houshou Marine and Shirogane Noel.
- "NoeFure", along with Shirogane Noel.
- "Bakatare domo," 「バカタレ共」, along with Shirakami Fubuki and Tsunomaki Watame. Their unit name is official localized as "Three Stooges."
- Karashi-gumi" 「からし組」 or "karASHi" (as Shiranui), along with Akai Haato(Akai) and Hoshimachi Suisei (Hoshimachi).
- "FurePol," along with Omaru Polka.
- "Shiranui Kensetsu," 「不知火建設」, along with Omaru Polka, Shirogane Noel, Sakura Miko, and Hoshimachi Suisei. This unit is named after their Minecraft company.
- Flare is a half-elf. She has also mentioned that she is specifically not a dark elf.
- She shares the same character designer with Arurandeisu from Holostars, Makaino Ririmu and Lain Paterson from Nijisanji, and Ushio Tia from Re:AcT.
- Flare also has a good architectural sense, as shown in her numerous builds in the hololive Minecraft Server and in her ARK house.
- Flare bows down in gratitude every time she reads a superchat. She also mentions its color if it is purple or red superchat.
- Her 3D Debut stream hashtag (#不知火フレア3D) trended Worldwide on Twitter during the stream.
- She is the eighteenth hololive member to join the official Hololive Subreddit as a moderator.
- On February 2021, she and Noel got custom made platinum rings.
- Just like Usada Pekora, Minato Aqua and Oozora Subaru, Flare established her own construction company in the Minecraft hololive JP server named Shiranui Kensetsu.
- Flare and her fellow VTuber siblings compiled congratulation messages for their illustrator's marriage.
- Noel and Flare appeared once in chapter 69 of the manga series Goblin Slayer as two adventurers walking around a village before it was attacked by goblins a few seconds later. Some fans are worried because Goblin Slayer is a dark fantasy manga where women easily victimized, while others are not because their two are too strong and they can protect themselves. It's not uncommon for some members of hololive to appear in some anime or manga, such as hololive ID in manga Ane Naru Mono, Kiryu Coco in Love is War or Usada Pekora in anime Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Ω, etc.
- Flare Ch. 不知火フレア - YouTube channel
- Shiranui Flare's corporate profile on hololive.hololivepro.com
- @shiranuiflare - Twitter account
- 不知火芙蕾雅Official - bilibili channel
- @shiranuiflare - Marshmallow account
- /u/shiranuiflare - Reddit account
- #不知火フレア - General
- #フレアストリーム - Stream talk
- #エルフレンド - Fans
- #しらぬえ - Fan art
- #きいたよフレア - Commentary on released voice dramas
- #聞いてよフレア - Flare's recommendations
- #切りぬい - Video clips
- 不知火フレア - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- 不知火フレア - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- 不知火フレア - Japanese Wikipedia
- 不知火フレア - unofficial hololive Seesaawiki
- 不知火芙蕾雅 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- 시라누이 후레아 - Namu Wiki
- Shiranui Flare - Hololive Fan Wiki
- Ilie Tou [@tou_ilie]. (2021, December 12). ホロライブ3期生、不知火フレアさん(@ shiranuiflare)の新ビジュアルLive2Dを担当させて頂きました！ イラストレーター：lack先生(@ lalalalack) さらに可愛くなったフレアさんをこれからも応援よろしくお願いします！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Ilie, T. [@tou_ilie]. (2020, November 14). ホロライブ3期生、不知火フレアさん(@shiranuiflare)の新衣装のLive2Dのモデリングを担当させて頂きました！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2019, August 9). ハンゲームに信じてもらえない… [Tweet]. Twitter.
- [Profile on hololive.hololivepro.com] Retrieved from https://hololive.hololivepro.com/en/talents/shiranui-flare
- [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433584
- Cover Corporation. (2019, August 1). 新人VTuber「不知火フレア」「白銀ノエル」「宝鐘マリン」がホロライブ3期生としてデビュー決定！ [Press release].
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2019, August 7). 【#不知火フレア初配信】はじめまして！不知火フレアだよ【ホロライブ/新人Vtuber】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2020, January 1). おはよ～～～！☀ 今日は16時から新衣装お披露目！！ そして新年初配信になるよー！ 早くみんなと話したくて何度も配信しかけたけど 龍角散舐めながら加湿すべくタオルを振り回してるよ！(*ﾟ▽ﾟ)ﾉ 父さんに着物可愛く仕立ててもらったから会いに来てね！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2020, January 1). 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】新春！みてみて初めての新衣装！🎍【ホロライブ/不知火フレア】 [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2020, January 19). 【今日20:00〜】1/24 #とまらないホロライブ に向けて… ホロライブ公式YouTube Channelで 「ライブを100倍楽しむための放送！」決定！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2019, January 20). [8PM today]1/24 #NonstopHololive is soon!✨ "Stream to enjoy the live 100 times more!" on the hololive Official YouTube Channel! [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive ホロライブ - VTuber Group. (2020, January 20). 【 #ノンストップストーリー 】ライブを100倍楽しむための放送！【 #とまらないホロライブ 】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2020, January 24). 終わった後の余韻に浸って涙出てきたよ はぁ…楽しかったなぁ…私はすごく幸せだよ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2020, January 24). [Songs Performed!] 🎵 New Treasure Island (Gamers) 🎵 CONNECTING (3rd Gen) 🎵 Whimsical Mercy (Sora, Fubuki, Aqua)...Photo By Ayo Kajino [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2020, March 25). 【重大発表！】全員知らないフリをしてギリギリまで歌枠を続けろ！【ホロライブ/不知火フレア】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2020, March 25). みんなおつぬいでしたーー！ ほんんんっとーーーにお待たせしましたー！！ ２９日日曜日がお休みの人やお休み取れる人はぜーーーったい開けておいてね！ 約束だからね！！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2020, March 28). 【延期のお詫び #1】いつもホロライブを応援頂きありがとうございます。 明日予定の「不知火フレア」の3Dお披露目配信につきまして、政府による自粛要請を考慮し検討を重ねた結果、延期させて頂くこととなりました。 皆様には深くお詫び申し上げます。 [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2020, March 28). 【延期のお詫び #2】 なお、延期後の日程につきましては、状況を見て再告知させて頂きます。直前の告知となり、誠に申し訳ございません。何卒ご理解頂けますようよろしくお願い申し上げます。 [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2020, March 28). お披露目延期したことみんな私のこと心配してくれてるけど私はそれよりもみんなが折角有給とか忙しい時間を縫って作ってくれたのに申し訳ないなぁって気持ちの方が大きいんだ 誰も悪くないのに本当にごめんね。必ず落ち着いたらやるから楽しみにしてくれてる気持ちは大事にとっておいて待っててね [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2020, March 28). 今日やるかどうかもすごく運営さんと話したし運営さんは私の気持ちを汲んでくれてやる選択肢もあったんだけど、私にとって見てくれてるみんなや側にいてくれる仲間、運営さんも全部大切な人達だから今回は延期してみんなと心から楽しめる日程でできたらなって思ってるよ 運営さんも本当にありがとう [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2020, June 10). 22時から重大発表＞＞再＜＜という名の【歌枠】するよ！ いったい何の発表なのかさっぱりわからな・・・さっぱりわからないフリをしてもらってもいいでしょうか！！！！よろしくお願いします！！！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2020, June 10). 【重大発表！再！】一体何の告知か全くわかないから歌い続けろ！【ホロライブ/不知火フレア】 [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2020, June 10). [🎉3D Debut!🎉]Shiranui Flare (@shiranuiflare) will have her 3D debut on Saturday, June 13th at 8 PM (JST)!We hope to see you there!Stream link to be announced later. [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2020, June 13). 【#不知火フレア3D】不知火フレア3Dお披露目会はエンディングまで泣くんじゃない！【ホロライブ/不知火フレア】 [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2020, November 10). 【🎉お知らせ🎉】「#星街すいせい」「#不知火フレア」の新衣装お披露目配信が決定いたしました‼ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2020, November 14). 【新衣装お披露】ついにこの日が来た！New costume✨【ホロライブ/不知火フレア】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2021, February 7). 【歌枠 】50万人まで歌い続ける🎤Sing with the goal of 500,000【ホロライブ/不知火フレア】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2021, April 25). 【歌枠】60万人目指して耐久で歌う！Karaoke targets 600,000 registered users【不知火フレア/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2021, July 11). みんなーーーーー70万人ありがとうーーーー！ いっぱい楽しく歌った💕 初めて歌った曲も沢山あったと思うけどどうだったかな👀💦 今日のセトリだよーーー🥰 気になる曲があったらアーカイブもみてくれるとうれしいぞ！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2021, November 11). 【耐久歌枠】80万人目指して歌う🎤 singing stream【不知火フレア/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2021, December 10). 【🎉お知らせ🎉】「ホロライブ」所属の「不知火フレア」について、このたびメイン衣装を変更いたします 新しいメイン衣装のお披露目配信は、2021年12月12日（日）21時を予定しておりますので、ぜひご視聴ください。 [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2021, December 12). 【#不知火フレア新ビジュアル】おまたせ！さらに可愛くなった私を沢山見てっ！✨【不知火フレア/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2022, February 17). 【歌枠】アニソンメインに歌う！-karaoke-【不知火フレア/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- hololive production [@hololivetv]. (2022, February 18). 【🎉お知らせ🎉】 「#不知火フレア」の3D新ビジュアルお披露目配信を、2月20日（日）21時より、本人のYouTubeチャンネルにて実施することが決定🥳🎉... [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2022, February 20). 【#不知火フレア3D新ビジュアルお披露目】お待たせ！！君に早く会いたかったよ！【不知火フレア/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2022, July 10). 【歌枠】90万人目指して歌う🎤 singing stream【不知火フレア/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2022, July 10). 90万人耐久歌枠みんな聞いて一緒に盛り上がってくれてありがとうー！一緒にコメントで盛り上がってくれてすごく楽しくて嬉しかったー！🥳今日初めて聞いて興味持ってくれた人がいたらさらに嬉しいな！🥰皆と一緒にこれからも楽しんで配信も頑張っていくぞ！ [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Shiranui, F. [Flare Ch. 不知火フレア]. (2022, August 14). 【スパチャお礼動画】#02 3周年ありがとう！💐Super chat reading 【不知火フレア/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
- Shiranui, F. [@shiranuiflare]. (2021, October 20). 最初から実はこうなんだよね🙄 [Tweet]. Twitter.
- hololive Official [@hololive_En]. (2021, July 9). [Today's choice] [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Makaino, R. [@makaino_ririmu]. (2022, February 18). lack家 子供一同より [Tweet]. Twitter.
- lack [@lalalalack]. (2022, February 17). 私事ですが、本日入籍いたしました💐温かい家庭を築いていきたいと思います！ [Tweet]. Twitter.