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 founder member of hololive. While she debuted alone way before generations were established, she is currently part of "hololive 0th gen" alongside fellow solo debutants: Roboco, Sakura Miko, Hoshimachi Suisei and AZKi.
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.
How's it going, Soratomos! It is Tokino Sora!
Debuting on September 7, 2017, she is the first Virtual Idol of Hololive Production.
She loves singing and horror games, and her dream has been to “hold a live concert at Yokohama Arena” since the very beginning.
She had her major debut at Victor Entertainment in March 2019. On her road to pro idol, she played a role in the TV show “Watanuki-san Chi” while also running a podcast known as “SoraAoto!” She also takes an active role in other genres. On October 6, 2019, she held her own live concert “Dream!”
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. On 7 September 2020 she got a new 3D model, the same date as Sora's third anniversary debut.|
|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, due to technical difficulties made him to clip into the ground and he looks like he was buried on the floor.|
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.
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.
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.
On 25 December, she received another outfit recolor, to celebrate the holidays with her clothes being mostly red, with a green ribbon.
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.
On 14 February, she received a new costume, a casual outfit, with a pink blouse, skirt and a fuzzy brown coat.
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. This model later received a costume update with even more ornaments, this costume is mainly used for Sora's concerts.
On 25 December, her new 3D model, received a color variant to celebrate the holidays, similar to her previous model.
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.
On 1 January, she debuted a new 3D costume, a kimono in celebration of the new year.
On 27 March, she debuted her first studio album titled Dreaming!
On 6 October, she held her first live 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.
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 fes. Nonstop Story. As she previously had another idol outfit.
On 14 February her photo book "Sorabi Yori" (そらびより) was released.
On 24 March, she released her new mini album "My loving".
On 5 September, she announced on her Twitter account a conmemorative stream, celebrating the third anniversary since her debut. On 7 September, she held her conmemorative stream, remembering her evolution through the years, finally she debuted her fourth 3D model, her hair and eyes are more detailed, her hair also have improved movement, her updated outfit now include golden ornaments on the neck of her blouse, on her ribbon and shoes, the white "tail" of her skirt now have stars on the tips and the parts that go to the sides now resemble wings.
On 21 December, Sora participated on stage 1 of "hololive 2nd fes. Beyond the Stage."
On 5 January, Sora reached 600,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.
- 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 Shirakami Fubuki, she was available from 27 November to 17 December.
- 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 Roboco, Sakura Miko, Shirakami Fubuki, Minato Aqua, Yuzuki Choco, Inugami Korone, Shirogane Noel and Houshou Marine.
- On 24 November 2020, Taito Online Crane's Twitter account announced a collaboration with Sora in which, she would appear in a collectable cushion for a limited time, the event started on 27 November.
- On 25 December 2020, again in Taito Online Crane's Twitter account it was announced a second collaboration with Sora, this time big plushies modelled after her were limited time prizes, the plushie was available starting from 4 January.
- On 8 January 2021, hololive's Twitter account announced the production of a Tokino Sora figurine wearing her swimsuit, the figurine is being produced by Bandai's brand Gashapon.
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.
- Sora prefers to be called simply "Sora-chan" by her fans.
- 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.
- ときのそらチャンネル - YouTube channel
- Tokino Sora's corporate Profile on hololive.tv
- @tokino_sora - Twitter account
- 时乃空Official - bilibili channel
- ときのそら - Spotify page
- @ankimoch - Ankimo's Twitter account
- @achan_UGA - A-chan's Twitter account
- Ankimo Ch. あん肝チャンネル - Ankimo's YouTube channel
- そらチャンネル - Niconico channel
- tokino_sora - 17Live Channel
- TOKINOSORA on iTunes
- ときのそら - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- ときのそら - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- ときのそら - Unofficial hololive Seesaawiki
- 时乃空 - Moegirl Encylopedia
- Tokino Sora - Hololive Fan Wiki
- A-Chan - A-Chan on the Hololive Fan Wiki
- Tokino Sora - Azur Lane Wiki
- 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
- schwarz_blk (2020, September 7) ホロライブ所属VTuberときのそらちゃん（@tokino_sora）とえーちゃんさんの3Dモデル制作を担当させていただきました！どうぞよろしくお願いします！[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/schwarz_blk/status/1302925294878076928
- Height chart (as of 31 May 2019)
- [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433553
- 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/
- 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
- 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
- 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
- hololive_En (2020, April 26) Ankimo's first appearance! ~Together with a Happy Happy Halloween~ #SoraRecord [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1254606383900528640/photo/2
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 #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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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! #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
- hololive_En (2020, January 24) [Songs Performed!] 🎵 New Treasure Island (Gamers) 🎵 CONNECTING (3rd Gen) 🎵 Whimsical Mercy (Sora, Fubuki, Aqua) #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
- 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
- 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
- tokino_sora (2020, September 5) 9/7 19:00！ #ときのそら3周年 3D生放送をします✩°｡⋆⸜(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝ ずっと練習していた新しいお化粧を初お披露目です(๑╹ᆺ╹)✨ わたしセレクションの今までの衣装振り返りもあるよ！ みんな来てほしいの₍₍ ◝(•̀ㅂ•́)◟ ⁾⁾ サムネ:えーちゃん💕 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1302270989808492544
- Tokino, S. [SoraCh. ときのそらチャンネル] (2020, September 7) 【#ときのそら3周年】わたしの新しいお化粧お披露目します♪【３D生放送】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/lPlKT418bKA?t=2355
- tokino_sora (2020, November 29) 『パラレルタイム』#ときのそらセカンドライブ は冒頭は無料で見ることができるよ✩°｡⋆⸜(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝ みんなぜひ見に来てねー(๑╹ᆺ╹)！ 19:00からさー₍₍ ◝(•̀ㅂ•́)◟ ⁾⁾ https://youtu.be/oDzugRtW2gw [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1332679246938980355
- tokino_sora (2021, December 21) ただいま✩°｡⋆⸜(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝ みんな #こえていくホロライブSTAGE1 どうだったかな(๑╹ᆺ╹)？ わたしはみんなと最高の１日を過ごせたと思っています！！ たくさんの大切が増えて幸せ。 ありがとう୧(๑•̀ㅁ•́๑)૭✧ 明日も盛り上がっていこうね(*´꒳`*)ﾟ*.・♡ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1341031146281308160
- tokino_sora (2021, January 5) みんな #ときのそら生放送 ありがとうございました！！ 登録者６０万人…夢のような気持ちです✩°｡⋆⸜(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝ みんなが支えてくれるからわたしはがんばれるよ(๑╹ᆺ╹)！ これからもゆっくり走っていくから、一緒に進んでいこうね(｡•ᴗ•｡)♡ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tokino_sora/status/1346452883600936962
- AzurLane_EN (2019 November 26) Event Period [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/AzurLane_EN/status/1199372247120498688/photo/2
- Taito_Olcrane (2020, November 24) #タイクレ と #ホロライブ 所属の大人気VTuber #ときのそら さんがコラボ決定 今回はタイクレ限定版として「ときのそら 描き下ろしロングクッション」が11月27日（金）に登場します 更に、ときのそらさんがYouTubeの生放送にて、タイクレに挑戦します！11月27日（金）20時より生放送開始 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Taito_Olcrane/status/1331432547151007747
- Taito_Olcrane (2020, December 25) #タイクレ と #ホロライブ 所属の大人気VTuber #ときのそら さんとのコラボ第二弾🎉 タイクレ限定版として「ときのそら BIGぬいぐるみ 」が1月4日（月）に登場します 前回に続き今回も ときのそらさんがYouTubeの生放送にて、タイクレに挑戦します！1月4日（月）20時より生放送開始🎵 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Taito_Olcrane/status/1342439983345328129
- hololivetv (2021, January 8) 【🎉速報🎉】 #プレミアムバンダイ にて、商品化リクエスト企画「#ホロライブサマーコレクション」の開催が決定‼️ 先行して #ときのそら の情報をチラ見せ🎶 今後も定期的にバンダイさんの開発ブログにて情報を公開いたしますので、申込時期などは続報をお待ちください✨ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1347530912397815813
- 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