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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.

Profile

A sheep bard that goes around everywhere. She loves singing and is fluffy! YES! FLUFFY! Being a herbivore, she loves potato chips.[6]

History

Background

Her Twitter account was created on November 2019, while her first tweet was made on 25 December,[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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).[10][11]

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.[12]

On 17 December, Watame teased a few reveals for her next stream.[13] 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.[14]

On 29 December, hololive's Twitter accounts announced that eight of their members would get "New year" costumes, Watame being one of them.[15]

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.[16][17]

2021

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.[18]

On 17 January, Watame reached 700,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, during an endurance singing stream.[19]

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[20], with the intention of making it easier for her viewers to listen to her singing.[21]

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.[22] 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.[23][24]

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.[25][26]

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.[27][28] 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

Media

Twitter hashtags

Further readings

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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. [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433561
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. [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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