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Sora


Tokino Sora (ときのそら, 時乃そら, 時乃空, Lit. Sky of Time) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber and the first member of hololive.

Introduction Video

【Short

【Short.ver】はじめまして!自己紹介のそら【お初です】

Sora's introduction.

Personality

Tokino Sora was born on 15 May 2000 in Tokyo. She is an easy-going, happy and comforting person whose personality has led many fans to call her “Tokino Sora Mama” (ときのそらママ) because of her motherly attitude. Within hololive, she is the member who most closely fits the image of a "proper" idol, since most of the other members have become infamous for causing mayhem and goofing off.

Sora loves horror games and she does not get scared by them. She also loves Rhythm games and live streaming for her fans. She is not very good at rote learning and Oogiri (a game consisted of giving funny answers to several themes).

Because of her musical and dancing talent, she has published several covers, including collaborations with fellow VTubers and even the release of a debut album with a major record label. She dreams of holding a concert at Yokohama Arena.

A-Chan and Ankimo

Sora is aided on her videos by her two friends A-chan and Ankimo.

  • Yuujin A (友人A, Friend A) better known as A-chan (えーちゃん) is the person in charge of the technical aspects of Sora's live streams. She was originally spoken about or featured in a few videos but only illustrated as a roughly-drawn woman's face with glasses and a hair tie. In July 2018 she received a full design, and in November 2018 A-chan started her own Twitter account.
  • Ankimo (あん肝) is walking Teddy bear who accompanies her and mimic her movements during her livestreams. He is frequently depicted as being buried to the fact that, due to technical difficulties made him to clip into the ground and he looks like he was buried on the floor.

History

Background

She opened her Twitter account on 29 June 2017 while her YouTube channel was created on 7 September 2017 and she started streaming on the same day.[3]

2017

On 17 October, she received her second 3D model, with a new hairstyle, with curls to the sides which became her standard and most recognized hairstyle, she also debuted her background.[4]

On 26 October, to celebrate 100 subscribers, she received another model update, her blue hair pin was changed to yellow, the yellow ribbon on her blouse was changed to red and in which was described by A-chan to be a "camera update" Sora received jiggle physics.[5]

On 31 October, her mascot Teddy bear "Ankimo" made its first appearance, Sora also appeared in a recolor of her standard model with bats to celebrate Halloween.[6][7]

On 25 December, she received another outfit recolor, to celebrate the holidays with her clothes being mostly red, with a green ribbon.[8]

2018

On 5 January, she debuted another recolor, in this costume her clothes have a sparkling effect, complemented by a red had with a star and an interrogation sign on top.[9]

On 14 February, she received a new costume, a casual outfit, with a pink blouse, skirt and a fuzzy brown coat.[10]

On 18 May, she teased on her Twitter account an annoucement for her next stream, the same day she debuted her third 3D model, in this model her outfit is udpated, now with a star hairpin where her previous yellow one used to be, and a new one on the left side, probably the most prominent change was the change in her eye color from brown to blue.[11][12] This model later received a costume update with even more ornaments, this costume is mainly used for Sora's concerts.[13]

On 25 December, her new 3D model, received a color variant to celebrate the holidays, similar to her previous model.[14]

On 27 December, she showcased another color variant, this time as a separate character named "Yuki no Sora", with light blue hair and dress and a snowflake hairpin on the opposite site of Sora's star hairpin. Originally Yuki didn't talk but she was reintroduced on another video later.[15][16]

2019

On 1 January, she debuted a new 3D costume, a kimono in celebration of the new year.[17]

On 10 January, she announced that she would be releasing her first album Dreaming on 27 March 2019.[18]

On 27 March, she debuted her first studio album titled Dreaming!

On 12 August, she announced on her Twitter account that she would get a swimsuit costume, on 14 August she debuted this costume during a stream.[19][20]

On 6 October, she held her first concert "Dream!"

On 19 December, she announced on her Twitter account preorders for her photo book "Sorabi Yori" (そらびより) and on 27 December she announced her new mini album "My loving" it is worth noticing that the official artwork of the album features Sora with her original brown eyes.[21]

2020

On 24 January along with the other hololive girls up to the third generation, she debuted an idol outfit that matches with the rest of the girls at hololive's 1st fest Nonstop Story.[22][23] As she previously had another idol outfit.

On 14 February her photo book "Sorabi Yori" (そらびより) was released.[24]

On 24 March, she released her new mini album "My loving".[25]

Events

Mascot and Fans

  • As previously stated her mascot is a Teddy bear named "Ankimo".
  • Her fanbase is officially called "Sora- tomo" (そらとも) likely from "Sora no tomodachi", or Sora's friends.

Trivia

  • On 17 December 2018, she participated with other VTubers including Ginga Alice in the AR event Tubeout! at Tower Records Shibuya store.
  • On 21 February 2019, she announced that she would be part of the main cast of the upcoming TV Tokyo dorama Watanuki-san Chi No along with Hibiki Ao, and newcomer Sarugakucho Futaba. She was also confirmed to appear in its second season.
  • She likes drawing, singing, playing the piano, sweet things and cats, she claims to be bad at sports like running and swimming.
  • Her favorite subject are Japanese and music but she claims to be bad at English and science.[28]

External Links

Hololive Logo
Talents
3D talents Tokino Sora (🐻) (A-chan and Ankimo)Roboco (🤖)・Sakura Miko (🌸)
2D talent Hoshimachi Suisei (☄️)
1st generation Yozora Mel (🌟)・Aki Rosenthal (🍎)・Natsuiro Matsuri (🏮)・
Shirakami Fubuki (🌽)・Akai Haato (❣️)
2nd generation Minato Aqua (⚓️)・Murasaki Shion (🌙)・Nakiri Ayame (👿)・
Yuzuki Choco (🍫💋)・Oozora Subaru (🚑)
hololive GAMERS Shirakami Fubuki (🌽)・Ookami Mio (🌲)・
Nekomata Okayu (🍙)・Inugami Korone (🥐)
INoNaKa MUSIC AZKi (⚒)
3rd generation
(hololive Fantasy)
Usada Pekora (👯)・Uruha Rushia (🦋)・Shiranui Flare (🔥)・
Shirogane Noel (⚔️)・Houshou Marine (🏴‍☠️)
4th generation Tsunomaki Watame (🐏)・Tokoyami Towa (👾)・Kiryu Coco (🐉)・
Amane Kanata (💫)・Himemori Luna (🍬)
hololive China Yogiri (🎸)・Civia (🌙🦄)・Spade Echo (🍑)
Artia (❄️)・Rosalyn (📖)・Doris (🐟)
hololive Indonesia Airani Iofifteen (🎨)・Moona Hoshinova (🔮)・Ayunda Risu (🐿)
Retired Hitomi Chris (🌰)
Holostars Logo
Talents
1st generation Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺)・Kagami Kira (💙)・Kanade Izuru (🎸)・Arurandeisu (🍕)・Rikka (⚙️)
2nd generation
(Sun Tempo)
Astel Leda (🎭)・Kishido Temma (🦔💨)・Yukoku Roberu (🍷)
3rd generation
(TriNero)
Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)・Kageyama Shien (🟣)・Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Yakushiji Suzaku (💊)

References

  1. Tokino, S.[SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2018, May 18) 【18/05/03(木)20:00~】新○○○お披露目と人狼がんばるぞ放送【ときのそら生放送】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/N3D9zWF_FjE?t=674
  2. Height chart (as of 31 May 2019)
  3. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル]. (2017, September 7) 【17/09/07放送】ときのそらVR生放送アーカイブ【#001】 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ZXF1SzAtFj8/
  4. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2017, October 17)【17/10/19放送】ときのそらVR生放送アーカイブ【#007】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/3xXCGnQP8W4
  5. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2017, October 26) 【17/10/26放送】ときのそらVR生放送アーカイブ【#008】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/QvxEkeVTgfY
  6. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2017, October 31)【17/10/31放送】ときのそらVR生放送アーカイブ【#009】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/zjf-r8FMLi4
  7. hololive_En (2020, April 26) Ankimo's first appearance! ~Together with a Happy Happy Halloween~
    1. SoraRecord [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1254606383900528640/photo/2
  8. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2017, December 25)【17/12/25放送】ときのそらVR生放送アーカイブ【#17】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/MT0fADHhcA4?t=677
  9. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2018, January 5)【クイズ前の事前配信】Mirrativでクイズ司会者に初挑戦!【チャット無効中】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bMyExtP4fgQ?t=74
  10. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2018, February 14)【18/02/14放送】ときのそらバレンタイン生放送【ガトーショコラ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/sP-Ym3uEtec?t=55
  11. tokino_sora (2018, May 18) 今日の20時からです!✩°。⋆⸜(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝ 最初から放送にいていただけると...より楽しいかもしれない(๑╹ᆺ╹) 【18/05/03(木)20:00~】新○○○お披露目と人狼がんばるぞ放送 ライブはこちら:https://youtu.be/N3D9zWF_FjE
    1. ときのそら #ときのそら生放送 #VTuber #バーチャルYouTuber [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/991856564708372480
  12. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2018, May 18) 【18/05/03(木)20:00~】新○○○お披露目と人狼がんばるぞ放送【ときのそら生放送】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/N3D9zWF_FjE
  13. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2020, February 21)【My Loving】ときのそらワンマンライブ『Dream!』ブルーレイダイジェスト映像 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bfLhNzP6Ads?t=16
  14. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2018, December 25)【これ誰の?】お友だちへのプレゼントを配り忘れたそらサンタ【箱の中身は?】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7ks0d9-_cn0
  15. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2018, December 27) 【みんなの頭の中】"エア"ときのそら生放送アーカイブ【再現してみた】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/cDIZ061wVWs?t=636
  16. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2019, January 25) 【期間限定】ゆきのそらは、ときのそらちゃんより絶対多才なんです!【冬季のみ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/FYUQmBLoPOU
  17. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2019, January 1)【クイズ】おせち料理に込められた願い【食べ物系は得意!?】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/yaDQ-F03BBw
  18. tokino_sora (2019, January 10) #ときのそら生放送 、今日も、初めての回も、全部ぜんぶ、本当にありがとうございました!!!!!! ときのそら、3.27にフルアルバム『Dreaming!』でメジャーデビューします!! 15秒CM動画です https://youtu.be/8ERmjY6GE8Y 特設サイトです! ※90秒楽曲あります! https://jvcmusic.co.jp/tokinosora/65163/… [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1083342016346353665
  19. tokino_sora (2019, August 12) ☀お題募集☀ 8月14日(水)20:00~ 、YouTubeで #ホロライブサマー 水着放送します!!✩°。⋆⸜(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝ もちろんやります撮影会!なのでポーズとかシチュエーションを #ときのそら水着 募集します!(*´꒳`*)゚*.・♡ えーちゃんいわく「ホロライブで一番清楚な放送にします」だって(๑╹ᆺ╹) [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1160812158696820736
  20. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2019, August 14)【8/14(水)20:00~】水着解禁!清楚なときのそら生放送【#ホロライブサマー】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/whtFqKfz2DM
  21. tokino_sora (2019, December 27) みんなー明日から冬コミだね❄️ 🐻わたしの1st写真集『そらびより』 💕ミニアルバム『My Loving』 冬コミ記念期間限定予約もはじまるよ(*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑✨ フライヤーの注意事項をよく読んでから予約してね! スタッフさんがブースにフライヤー情報を貼ってくれてるかも…?(๑╹ᆺ╹) #C97 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1210564115271278592
  22. hololive_En (2020, January 24) Thank you for watching "hololive 1st fes. Nonstop Story"! It's thanks to you all that we've been able to get so far! hololive continues to leap further into the future, so we "won't stop" just yet! Thank you for your continued support!
    1. とまらないホロライブ
    Photo By Ayo Kajino [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1220689569177145344/photo/1
  23. hololive_En (2020, January 24) [Songs Performed!] 🎵 New Treasure Island (Gamers) 🎵 CONNECTING (3rd Gen) 🎵 Whimsical Mercy (Sora, Fubuki, Aqua)
    1. とまらないホロライブ
    Photo By Ayo Kajino [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1220683937808183297/photo/2
  24. tokino_sora (2020, February 14)今日はときのそら 1st写真集 『そらびより』発売日だよ(*´꒳*)゚*.・♡ 感想は #そらびより で教えてね わたしも読みかえしてるけど、ちょっと恥ずかしいな! でもがんばったから、みんな読んでくれたらうれしい୧(๑•̀ㅁ•́๑)૭✧ 19:00と20:00に会おうね、今日もいってらっしゃい(✿╹◡╹)ノ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1228067698321416192
  25. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2020, January 26) ときのそらミニアルバム『My Loving』ティザー映像 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7u5LqiFPdHs
  26. AzurLane_EN (2019 November 26) Event Period [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/AzurLane_EN/status/1199372247120498688/photo/2
  27. ブイブイブイテューヌ
  28. Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2018, May 7) 【#01】これからがわたしのはじまり[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/vDbIS4B85Us
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