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Watame


Tsunomaki Watame (角巻わため) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of its fourth generation of VTubers alongside Tokoyami Towa, Kiryu Coco, Amane Kanata and Himemori Luna.

Introduction Video

【 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】

【 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】

 Watame's introduction.

Personality

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.

History

Background

Her Twitter account was created on November 2019, while her first tweet was made on 25 December,[6] her YouTube channel was created on 4 December and her debut stream was on 29 December.

2020

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.[7] 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.[8]

On 8 July, she announced during a stream that she would get her 3D model (this was already teased during Amane Kanata's 3D debut).[9][10]

On 12 July, she debuted her 3D model during a stream, being the third of her generation to do so, where she also debuted her first original song Aimai Chocolate.[11]

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[12], with the intention of making it easier for her viewers to listen to her singing.[13]

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.[14] 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.[15][16]

On 26 June, 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.[17][18]

Fans

  • 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".

Trivia

  • 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 first syllable 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.
  • 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.[19][20] 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.

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 (🍬)
5th generation Yukihana Lamy (☃️)・Momosuzu Nene (🥟)・Shishiro Botan (♌)・
Omaru Polka (🎪)
hololive China Yogiri (🍼🎸)・Civia (🌙🦄)・Spade Echo (🍑)
Artia (❄️)・Rosalyn (📖)・Doris (🐟)
hololive Indonesia Airani Iofifteen (🎨)・Moona Hoshinova (🔮)・Ayunda Risu (🐿)
hololive English Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙)・Takanashi Kiara (🐔)・Watson Amelia (🔎)・
Mori Calliope (💀)・Gawr Gura (🔱)
Retired Hitomi Chris (🌰)・Mano Aloe (👅)
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 Kageyama Shien (🟣)・Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Yakushiji Suzaku (💊)・Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)

References

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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/h092vOLywJMAn
  20. [Helio Translations] (2020, February 21) Did Ui mama join 4th Gen as Watame? [Hololive] [Videro File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ieauN_Cp5cQ
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