Tsunomaki Watame (角巻わため) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, debuting as part of its fourth generation of VTubers alongside Tokoyami Towa, Kiryu Coco, Amane Kanata and Himemori Luna.
A sheep bard that goes around everywhere. She loves singing and is fluffy! YES! FLUFFY! Being a herbivore, she loves potato chips.
Watame speaks in a pleasant tone befitting her image of a soft fluffy sheep. Her voice has been noted by fans to be especially soft, mature and womanly. However, in direct contrast to this image, Watame often amuses herself by making crazed facial expressions. Her wide-eyed, psychotic smile has become iconic on her channel, even appearing on some of her official merchandise (a double-sided pillow cover). She also bobs and weaves her head and body around, which has become one of her signature gestures that she does especially when singing.
She seems to be okay with her fellow hololive members eating her during collaboration streams, as she reassured her fans that even if she was eaten she would respawn after an 8-second timer.
Watame was introduced along with the rest of the fourth gen on 25 December, 2019. Her Twitter account was created on November 2019, while her first tweet was made on 25 December, her YouTube channel was created on 4 December and her debut stream was on 29 December.
On 10 April, at the end of Watame no Uta, she addressed the fact that her neck was orange, telling her viewers that she would get it fixed. Later the same day, during a Tetris 99 stream, she received a minor model update, with her neck now matching the rest of her body.
On 17 December, Watame teased a few reveals for her next stream. Next day on 18 December, she revealed that her model was updated to the 2.0 version, one of the new features she highlighted is the fact that she can now have a more natural smile compared to the well-known "V" shaped mouth that her model had by default, however her previous mouth shape is not lost as she can still use it if she wants to, her model also features other refinements in her expresions and movement. The other teased announcement is that her original song Amai Chocolate would be available in various online music services starting 19 December.
On 29 December, hololive's Twitter accounts announced that eight of their members would get "New year" costumes, Watame being one of them.
Also on this date, Watame held her "1st Anniversary Live Fever!!" to celebrate one year since her debut on YouTube, in the concert she debuted her second original song Donten Hitsuji「曇天羊」("Cloudy Sheep" in English), a song featuring Mori Calliope, shortly after her live she debuted the song MV.
On 1 January, she debuted her second 2D costume, a new year kimono during a stream, her model has an additional accesory in the form of a jumping mochi, she can use her original hairstyle and two new ones, braided and short hairstyle.
On 17 January, Watame reached 700,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, during an endurance singing stream.
On 14 February, Watame announced on her Twitter account that the members of the 4th generation would get their 3D idol costumes.
On 15 February, she debuted her 3D idol costume.
On 12 March, Watame reached 800,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel during an endurance singing stream stream.
On 30 April, hololive's Twitter account announced that Towa, Kanata and Watame would get their third 2D costumes.
On 3 May, Watame debuted her third 2D costume during a stream, her new outfit consist of casual clothes using a gray stripped dress with some inspiration in a sailor fuku, translucent sleeves, and a red ribbon tied to her neck, Watame also received a new hairstyle as she can now use a small side ponytail, althought she can use her original hairstyle as well, her costume include some additional accesories like a white sweather, pink headphones and her star shapped shades that are now integrated into her model.
On 25 May, she reached 900,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel during an endurance singing stream.
On 17 July, Watame reached 1,000,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel during a singing endurance stream, making her the 21st hololive member, as well as the 16th member of hololive JP, to reach this milestone. She is also the second member of the 4th generation to reach it.
Watame no Uta
Watame no Uta (わためのうた / Watame's Songs Corner) is a weekday series of videos on her channel that started on 3 February 2020, beginning at 5:45 JST, with the intention of making it easier for her viewers to listen to her singing.
In the first segment Watame sings two songs, it is then followed by Tsunomaki janken (つのまきじゃんけ / Tsunomaki's rock, paper, scissors) where the viewer can "play" against Watame, the third segment is Kyou no Hitokoto Kiryu Coco (今日の一言桐生ココ / Kiryu Coco's Comment of the Day) where Coco share her funny opinions, although other hololive members have also appeared. Finally, Watame thanks her viewers for watching Watame no Uta by adding a short comment and then invite them to watch Asa Coco Live News.
In later episodes, she added the section called Tsunomaki Taisou (つのまき体操 / Tsunomaki Exercise), in which she parodies the morning exercise skits of Japanese morning shows, usually occurring on Mondays.
Originally the show was intented to end on 31 March 2020, however on 26 March Watame announced that the show would continue for another month, with the intention of becoming permanent if the show is still supported by her viewers.
On 26 June 2020, Watame no Uta segment reached its one hundred edition, this milestone marked the end of the show on a weekday basis, the new schedule of WataUta being now every Monday. Watame said that she would start vocal training.
On 31 May 2021, Watame no Uta ended after 130 editions.
- Main page: Tsunomaki Watame/Discography
|Watame no Uta vol. 1||1st Anniversary Celebration Album|
|Release Date||29 December 2020|
|Digital Release • YouTube|
|Kimi Dake no Melody||2nd Single|
|Release Date||1 July 2020|
|Digital Release • Music Video|
- On 25 February 2021, Watame was made playable in Disgaea 6 in Japan as a Evil Eyed Sheep Demon named Watamee along with Rushia, Flare, Fubuki and Polka.
- Her fanbase is officially called "Wata-mates" 「わためいと」. Notably, the Membership option on her YouTube account is referred to as "Member-Sheep".
- "Watame did...nothing wrong, 'kay?"
- She was noted for having issues with her internet connection during her streams and had multiple disconnects due to her "faulty connection", thus earning her a slightly amusing reputation of being prone to disconnect, as shown here. Though she later announced that she fixed her connection.
- The beginning of Watame's first name, "Wata", translates to "cotton" (綿) in Japanese; cotton having a look and texture very similar to that of wool grown by and sheared from sheep.
- Though usually partially obscured by her bangs, Watame has extended, fuzzy ears like those of a sheep. Watame's sheep-ears tend to involuntarily wiggle when she blinks. She does not have human ears.
- She shares the same birthday as Holostars member Astel Leda.
- Watame is known to be an avid snacker, with a particular predilection for potato chips. Her favorite variety appears to be Consommé flavor, while she has a particular dislike for spicy varieties. Watame frequently enjoys potato chips while on stream, with her chat frequently responding to the crunching-sound with posts of "Potato Chip ASMR".
- Watame's voice, as well as distinct mannerisms such as her laugh, have been noted by fans and even hololive members to be extremely similar to that of Oozora Subaru's illustrator and VTuber Shigure Ui. Subaru even claimed that when she watched Watame's debut stream she became confused and thought that it was actually Ui streaming under a new identity. Ui's design notably contains several fuzzy little fluff-balls that heavily resemble the texture of Watame's wool. The idea of a conspiracy where Watame and Ui are secretly one and the same has become a minor running joke among both fanbases, though it is not taken very seriously, especially since the two have done collaborations together.
- She is the sixth hololive member to join the official hololive Subreddit as a moderator after Roboco.
- Watame is widely known for her armpit-side boob (also known as "wakipai") fetish and liking for this part in general, since then it has become a running-gag in the community. When she appears as a guest in any 3D stream, Watame often asks the girls to show their wakipai or make several references of her new fetish, earning the title of "wata-oji" by the community. At one point she even asked Fubuki to smell her armpit and asked Coco to "lick" Haachama's armpit in a 3D stream in her behalf. In a Fall Guys stream with Haachama, Watame explains her "awakening" and why she started to like it. In her 3D debut, she went as far as too show her armpit at the request of her viewers.
- After Kiryu Coco's graduation she is now the most subbed member of holoForce, who is still active.
- Watame Ch. 角巻わため - YouTube channel
- Tsunomaki Watame's corporate profile on hololive.tv (EN)
- Tsunomaki Watame's corporate profile on hololive.tv (JP)
- @tsunomakiwatame - Twitter account
- 角卷绵芽Official - bilibili channel
- 愛昧ショコラーテ - Amai Chocolate's Music Store Links
- 角巻わため - General
- #ドドドライブ - Stream talk
- #わためいと - Fans
- #つのまきあーと - Fan art
- #わたわた動画 - Video clips
- #わためのうた - Watame no Uta
- 角巻わため - Nicovideo Encyclopedia
- 角巻わため - Pixiv Encyclopedia
- 角巻わため - Japanese Wikipedia
- 角巻わため - Unofficial hololive Seesaawiki
- 角卷绵芽 - Moegirl Encyclopedia
- 츠노마키 와타메 - Namu Wiki
- Tsunomaki Watame - Hololive Fan Wiki
- Watame Club - Tsunomaki Watame's Unofficial Discord Fanclub
(hololive 0th Gen)
|Tokino Sora (🐻) A-chan and Ankimo · Roboco (🤖) · 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 (🥐)|
|Usada Pekora (👯) · Uruha Rushia (🦋) · Shiranui Flare (🔥) · Shirogane Noel (⚔️) · Houshou Marine (🏴☠️)|
|4th Generation||Tsunomaki Watame (🐏) · Tokoyami Towa (👾) · Amane Kanata (💫) · Himemori Luna (🍬)|
|Retired||Kiryu Coco (🐉)|
|Yukihana Lamy (☃️) · Momosuzu Nene (🥟) · Shishiro Botan (♌) · Omaru Polka (🎪)|
|Retired||Mano Aloe (👅)|
|1st Generation||Airani Iofifteen (🎨) · Moona Hoshinova (🔮) · Ayunda Risu (🐿️)|
|2nd Generation||Kureiji Ollie (🧟♀️) · Anya Melfissa (🍂) · Pavolia Reine (🦚)|
-Myth- or holoMyth
|Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙) · Takanashi Kiara (🐔) · Watson Amelia (🔎) · Mori Calliope (💀) · Gawr Gura (🔱)|
|Project: HOPE||IRyS (💎)|
|hololive China (CN) (Dissolved Branch)|
|1st Generation||Yogiri (🍼🎸) · Civia (🌙🦄) · Spade Echo (🍑) Everyone retired|
|2nd Generation||Rosalyn (📖) · Doris (🐟) · Artia (❄️) Everyone retired|
|1st Generation||Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺) · Kanade Izuru (🎸) · Arurandeisu (🍕) · Rikka (⚙️)|
|Retired||Yakushiji Suzaku (💊) · Kagami Kira (💙)|
|Astel Leda (🎭) · Kishido Temma (🦔💨) · Yukoku Roberu (🍷)|
|Kageyama Shien (🟣) · Aragami Oga (🐃)|
|Retired||Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)|
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2019, December 29)【#角巻わため初配信】はじメェまして！角巻わためだよ！【ホロライブ４期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/OJyfFh9BGwI?t=730
- keffiy (2019, December 29)今回ホロライブ4期生の角巻わためさんのLive2Dモデリングを担当させていただきました！僕が出せるもの全てを出し切って制作させていただきました…！ #角巻わため初配信 #ホロライブ4期生 #ホロライブプロダクション [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/keffiy/status/1211245574076301312
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, July 8) 【重大発表】重大すぎて重大な発表があります！【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/BT0_YyiDdaA?t=390
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2019, December 29)【#角巻わため初配信】はじメェまして！角巻わためだよ！【ホロライブ４期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/OJyfFh9BGwI?t=415
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2019, December 29)【#角巻わため初配信】はじメェまして！角巻わためだよ！【ホロライブ４期生/新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/OJyfFh9BGwI?t=415
- [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433561
- Cover Corporation. (2019, December 25). ホロライブ4期生「天音かなた」「角巻わため」「桐生ココ」「常闇トワ」「姫森ルーナ」デビュー決定のお知らせ Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000196.000030268.html
- tsunomakiwatame (2019, December 25) はじめまして ホロライブ４期生！の！ 角巻(つのまき)わためだよー！ うたとゲームとポテチがだいすきな旅人です！ もふもふひつじ 楽しいこといっぱいしようねえー！ 仲良くしてくれたら嬉しいです みんなよろしくだよー(๑´ㅂ`๑) #角巻わため #Vtuber #ホロライブ #拡散希望 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tsunomakiwatame/status/1209790975171682305
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, April 10) 【歌番組】わためのうた（４月１０日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/VrhEEJWys7g?t=499
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, April 10) 【テトリス99】初めてのテトリス...！！わための腕前はいかに？！【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/1qKLAWvf3TE?t=118
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, July 8) 【重大発表】重大すぎて重大な発表があります！【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/BT0_YyiDdaA?t=2808
- hololivetv (2020, July 8) 【🐏お知らせ🐏】 #ホロライブ 所属VTuber「角巻わため」の3Dモデルお披露目放送を、2020年7月12日（日）20時より実施いたします‼ 🔽詳細はコチラ🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000273.000030268.html #角巻わため3D #ホロふぉーす #JointhefutureJP [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1281061137488830467
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, July 12) 【#角巻わため3D】角巻わため3Dお披露目！はじまるよ～！【#JointhefutureJP】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/25wGzLctaj0
- tsunomakiwatame (2020, December 17) このあと ⏰22:00⏰ 📢💥重大発表📢💥 アップデートとは一体...？？？ だが、わたしの真のお知らせはその後にある。 何故なら、発表する事が２つあるからね！！！ めでたいぞー！ 宴じゃ宴ー！ケーキ食べるぞ🎂 当てっこゲームもする！！！ ⬇️発表パーティー会場⬇️ https://youtu.be/TiFqaj_H09Q
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, December 18) 【重大発表】発表すること２つあるよ！！！！！【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/TiFqaj_H09Q?t=612
- hololive_En (2020, December 29) [🎍News🎍] Eight hololive members will showcase their New Year's outfits‼️ The unveiling relay streams begin Jan. 1, 2021, 1 PM JST!✨ 🔽Info (Japanese)🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000332.000030268.html… #ホロライブ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1343831280253771776
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, December 29) 【 #角巻わため1周年 】角巻わため 1st Anniversary Live Fever!!🌟【ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/TgiT1DQe_io?t=2821
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, December 29) 曇天羊／角巻わため feat.Calliope Mori【オリジナル曲】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/DGun2cWbPEM
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2021, January 1) 【 #ホロライブ正月衣装 】ついにきた！新衣装！え、３姉妹...っ？！？！【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/QJoXqGB4Vsk?t=540
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2021, January 17) 【歌枠】700,000人目指して歌う！Singing till reach 700k!!!【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ec3wn6rZOOw?t=11870
- tsunomakiwatame (2021, February 14) 🐉🐏４期生アイドル衣装お披露目リレー👾🍬💫 アイドル衣装お披露目動画プレミア公開＆ それを同時視聴する配信をリレーで行います✨ 時間割作ったので画像見てリレーしてね🏃♀️💨 わためぇは、 21:55～配信開始 https://youtube.com/watch?v=86iYBrMCffI… 22:00～動画プレミア公開 https://youtube.com/watch?v=T5wFlLYS-hc&feature=youtu.be… だよ🐏🌻 [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tsunomakiwatame/status/1361060372413747201
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2021, February 15) 【 #ホロふぉーすアイドル衣装 】羊にも衣装🐏アイドル衣装お披露目✨【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/T5wFlLYS-hc
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2021, March 12) 【歌枠】80万人目指して歌います！Singing till reach 800k!!!【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/tYnk9EnrnOE?t=10304
- hololivetv (2021, April 30) 【🎉お知らせ🎉】 4期生のメンバーである「#天音かなた」「#角巻わため」「#常闇トワ」の新衣装のお披露目配信を、5月3日(月)より順番に本人のYouTubeチャンネルにて実施することが決定いたしました🙌✨ 🔽詳細はこちら🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000395.000030268.html… #ホロライブ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1388041332388601861
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2021, May 3) 【#角巻わため新衣装】新しい表情も............？！【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/a-Ky8Vxx3ow?t=2496
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2021, May 25) 【歌枠】900,000人目指して歌う！Singing till reach 900k!!!【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/iBcXEqH2v7M?t=6114
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため]. (2021, July 17). 【歌枠】100万人目指して歌う！Singing till reach 1 million!!!【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】 [Video File]. YouTube.
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため]. (2021, July 26). 御伽の詩と永久なるミライ／角巻わため【オリジナル曲】 [Video File]. YouTube.
- tsunomakiwatame (2020, February 4) わためのうた、プレミア公開予約完了 今日は作業が終わらないので配信はお休みさせてください 5:45からのわためのうたで会おう！ 今日のは特に見てもらいたい 【歌番組】わためのうた（２月４日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】 https://youtu.be/69I7ZakrhBc [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tsunomakiwatame/status/1224712268061061121
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, February 3) 【歌番組】わためのうた（２月３日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/rXQAzzTJTUM
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, February 25) 【歌番組】わためのうた（２月２５日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/EpgAZQYfm8s?t=370
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, March 26) 【歌番組】わためのうた（３月２６日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/qGdZ10rYrwo?t=500
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, March 31) 【歌番組】わためのうた（３月３１日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/cG3gcP1L5pc?t=469
- tsunomakiwatame (2020, June 26) 🎵わためのうた🎵プレミア公開予約完了！！ 6月26日(金) AM5:45～ 祝！わためのうた100回目✨ 思い入れのある曲をチョイスしました！ わためのうた見てね🐏🐏🐏 #わためのうた 【歌番組】わためのうた（６月２６日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】 https://youtu.be/59uCwp5fryw [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tsunomakiwatame/status/1276095059096551425
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] (2020, June 26) 【歌番組】わためのうた（６月２６日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/59uCwp5fryw
- Tsunomaki, W. [Watame Ch. 角巻わため] 【歌番組】わためのうた ーボイトレ編ー （５月３１日）【角巻わため/ホロライブ４期生】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/HSurU9IlvPg
- Oozora, S. [Subaru Ch. 大空スバル] (2020, January19) 【大空家】探偵スバルスクープ！！スバルの衣装の秘密に迫る…！！！【コラボ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/h092vOLywJM
- [Helio Translations] (2020, February 21) Did Ui mama join 4th Gen as Watame? [Hololive] [Videro File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ieauN_Cp5cQ
- [Vtube Tengoku] (2021, April 27) Fubuki Rejects Watame's Request to Smell Her Waki【ENG Sub/Hololive [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B1NZ28g9Rs
- [PekoSimp Ch] (2021, January 4) [Hololive/Eng Sub] Watame Ojisan Strike again! Licking Hachama armpit!? [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6CW5REqZKI
- [HoloLive etc Cuts] (2020, September 3) Tsunomaki Watame Talks About Her Obsession With Haachama [Video File] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgiqusZv70U