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Uruha Rushia (潤羽るしあ) is a female Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, debuting as part of its third generation of VTubers under the name of "hololive Fantasy" (ホロライブファンタジー) alongside Usada Pekora, Shiranui Flare, Shirogane Noel and Houshou Marine.

Introduction Video

【_潤羽るしあ初配信】みなさま、はじめまして!【新人Vtuber】

【 潤羽るしあ初配信】みなさま、はじめまして!【新人Vtuber】

Rushia's introduction.

Profile

Hel-rushi! This is Uruha Rushia!

A necromancer from the Demonic-Realm Academy who is not good at communicating with people. She does not want to be alone, however, which is why she talks to the spirits and the damned.[4]

Personality

Rushia is a somewhat naive girl who is soft-spoken yet easily excitable. While she is usually innocent and sweet-sounding, she can occasionally become enraged and scream in an uncharacteristically beast-like manner before regaining her composure (for example, while playing Dark Souls or Mario Kart). She is infamous for her extremely poor anger management skills; in addition to screaming, she will often violently smash her fist against her desk. This behavior was previously regarded as breaking character, but it is now mostly considered part of her character. In these characteristics, she is sometimes compared by her fans to former Nijisanji member Otogibara Era.

Rushia is sensitive about her breast size, and both fans and other hololive members often tease her for it, to the point that she will flinch whenever she hears someone say "flat" (ぺったん)", "wall" (壁) or "cutting board" (まな板). She also has a humorous "yandere" persona that occasionally surfaces when people start talking too much about other female VTubers instead of her, especially those in hololive, and will sometimes have rapid, self-deprecating attacks on herself as a result which usually prompts sympathy from her audience to calm her down.

She greets her viewers with Konrushi「こんるし」and ends with Otsurushia「おつるしあ」.

History

Background

Rushia was one of the five hololive VTubers first announced on 13 June 2019 as part of the third generation, but she and Usada Pekora were not open for audition.

On 7 July during the hololive karaoke session, her name and Twitter account was officially announced alongside Usada Pekora. Her Twitter account was opened on 24 June 2019 while her YouTube channel was opened on 3 July. She debuted on YouTube with her introductory stream on 18 July.

2019

On 27 November, she announced on Twitter that she would get a 3D model.[5]

On 30 November, she debuted her 3D model during a stream.[6] She was the second of her generation to get her 3D model after Shirogane Noel.

2020

On 2 January, she announced on Twitter that she would get her second 2D costume,[7] this costume was revealed to be a kimono in celebration of the new year during a stream the same day.[8] In this costume Rushia wears a butterfly ribbon, that can be taken off.

On 24 January along with the other hololive girls up to the third generation, she debuted her 3D idol outfit at hololive's 1st fes. Nonstop Story.[9][10]

On 15 June hololive's Twitter account announced that Rushia would get a new 2D costume.[11] The costume was revealed the next day on 16 June, during a stream, in this costume, she wears a black dress, long white hair with pink lights and purple shadows, her old hair style is still usable and has been recolored to match the new costume.[12]

On 25 December, she reached 800,000 YouTube subscribers during a singing endurance stream.[13]

2021

On 22 January, during her birthday celebration 3D stream, Rushia debuted a new hairstyle, similar in appearance to her original hair cut, she uses small pigtails and cat ears.[14] She also debuted her first original song: Iris「アイリス」.[15]

On 26 January, she reached 900,000 YouTube subscribers.

On 3 March, Rushia reached 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers, becoming the 11th member of hololive to reach this milestone and the 8th member of hololive JP to do so. She is also the 3rd member of hololive Fantasy (alongside Pekora and Marine) to achieve this milestone.[16]

On 27 April, Rushia revealed that she was diagnosed with reflux esophagitis and insomnia, thus her streaming activities were put on a temporary hiatus.

On 18 July, Rushia debuted new accessories for her third 2D model, including a new hairstyle, a crown and a black and white oversized jacket.[17]

On 18 October, Rushia announced during a short stream that she would taking a break due to taking care of her cat.[18]

Discography

Main page: Uruha Rushia/Discography
Halloween Night, Tonight! as hololive IDOL PROJECT 23 October 2020    
  1. "Halloween Night, Tonight!" (今宵はHalloween Night!, Koyoi wa Halloween Night!)
  2. "Halloween Night, Tonight!" (instrumental)
Halloween-Night -Tonight-Cover.jpg
External links
Digital Release • Music Video
Iris. 23 January 2021    
  1. "Iris." (アイリス。)
  2. "Iris." (instrumental)
Uruha Rushia Iris Cover.png
External links
Digital Release • Music Video

Events

  • On 25 Febuary 2021, Rushia was made playable in Disgaea 6 in Japan as a Boin Boin Succubus named Ruusha along with Fubuki, Flare, Watame and Polka.
  • On 2 July 2021, the hololive Twitter account announced that Rushia would appear in a collaborative promotion campaign for the movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, along with Houshou Marine, Sakura Miko, Shirogane Noel, Minato Aqua, A-chan and a secret person as guests.[19] Initially, the project was scheduled to released on 3 July, however, it has since been postponed indefinitely.[20]
  • On 13 August 2021, hololive's Twitter account announced that 12 members including Rushia (representing the Rakuten Eagles) would participate in a collaboration with the six professional Japanese baseball teams from the Pacific League, each team represented by two hololive members. The collaboration include promotional merchandise that could be brought, including hats, posters, keychains, among others, also a promotional match between ORIX Buffaloes vs SoftBank HAWKS scheduled for 3 October 2021 at the Kyocera Dome Osaka stadium called "hololive day."[21]

Fans

  • Her fanbase is called 「ふぁんでっど」(Fandeddo), which is an attempt to combine the words "Fan"「ファン」with the word "Undead"「アンデッド」. In English, her fanbase is officially called "Fandead."

Trivia

  • Her familial kanji is as follows:
    • "Uruou"「潤」 means wet or moist, but is name-shortened to simply "Uru" when read in her kanji.
    • "Ha"「羽」means feather.
    • Her personal name is a katakana rendering of the foreign name, Lucia.
    • Her male persona's name also follows the same format, as Rushifer is Lucifer.
  • Rushia popularized the now common community phrase "boin boin", the onomatopoeia large breasts make in Japanese. As Rushia is not this, fans commonly call her "pettan" (flat chested) or "cutting board". Rushia has even gone on record to tell the team of Disgaea 6 (or perhaps threaten them) into making her a sexy succubus for the game. A common meme is comments being cut short whenever they talk about her being flat chested, implying that she killed them for it.
    • "Boin" is often localized as "Boing" in general translation work. This extends to the english hololive community as it is often used to describe other busty members as well.
  • Her tendency to smash her desk when raging led to the meme "desk-kun -10hp," now used frequently for all VTubers with similar tendencies. Tokoyami Towa in particular helped popularize this further.
  • During her debut, candidates for her fan mark aside from 🦋 (butterfly) included 💀 (skull), 👻 (ghost), 🍨 (ice cream), and 🧟‍♀️ (female zombie).
  • Rushia's acting and vocal range has been noted to be extremely wide. Many are painfully aware of the death metal potential she is capable of, but her vocal range can also extent to sensual/sexy to even grandmotherly, all on top of her already soft, cutesy voice she always uses. This allows her to cleanly express what character is suppose to be talking in mute games she reads aloud.
    • Her "death metal" voice is often compared to the howl of Evangelion Unit-01, which resulted in gaining a nickname "Shogouki," though she has stated the reason for the nickname as "cool, cute and beautiful, just like Eva Unit-01" in a stream when a viewer questioned it.[22]
  • She used to say "nanodesu" when speaking, but rarely does now.
  • She's the third shortest with 143cm after Gawr Gura and Himemori Luna.

External Links

Media

Twitter hashtags

Further readings

hololive logo
Solo Debutants
(hololive 0th Gen)
Tokino Sora (🐻) A-chan and Ankimo · Roboco-san (🤖) · 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 (🥐)
3rd Generation
(hololive Fantasy)
Usada Pekora (👯) · Uruha Rushia (🦋) · Shiranui Flare (🔥) · Shirogane Noel (⚔️) · Houshou Marine (🏴‍☠️)
4th Generation Tsunomaki Watame (🐏) · Tokoyami Towa (👾) · Amane Kanata (💫) · Himemori Luna (🍬)
Retired Kiryu Coco (🐉)
5th Generation
(NePoLaBo)
Yukihana Lamy (☃️) · Momosuzu Nene (🥟) · Shishiro Botan (♌) · Omaru Polka (🎪)
Retired Mano Aloe (👅)
INNK logo
Member AZKi (⚒️)
hololive IN logo
1st Generation Airani Iofifteen (🎨) · Moona Hoshinova (🔮) · Ayunda Risu (🐿️)
2nd Generation Kureiji Ollie (🧟‍♀️) · Anya Melfissa (🍂) · Pavolia Reine (🦚)
hololive EN logo
1st Generation
-Myth- or holoMyth
Ninomae Ina'nis (🐙) · Takanashi Kiara (🐔) · Watson Amelia (🔎) · Mori Calliope (💀) · Gawr Gura (🔱)
Project: HOPE IRyS (💎)
2nd Generation
-Council-
Tsukumo Sana (🪐) · Ceres Fauna (🌿) · Ouro Kronii (⏳) · Nanashi Mumei (🪶) · Hakos Baelz (🎲)
hololive CN logo
(Dissolved Branch)
1st Generation Yogiri (🍼🎸) · Civia (🌙🦄) · Spade Echo (🍑) Everyone retired
2nd Generation Rosalyn (📖) · Doris (🐟) · Artia (❄️) Everyone retired
Holostars logo
1st Generation Hanasaki Miyabi (🌺) · Kanade Izuru (🎸) · Arurandeisu (🍕) · Rikka (⚙️)
Retired Yakushiji Suzaku (💊) · Kagami Kira (💙)
2nd Generation
Sun Tempo
Astel Leda (🎭) · Kishido Temma (🦔💨) · Yukoku Roberu (🍷)
3rd Generation
MaFia
Kageyama Shien (🟣) · Aragami Oga (🐃)
Retired Tsukishita Kaoru (💅)

References

  1. tou_ilie (2021, January 9) ご報告が遅くなりましたが、昨年2月下旬に、 ホロライブ3期生、潤羽るしあさん(@ uruharushia)の2.0Live2D制作を担当させて頂きました! イラストレーター:やすゆき先生(@yasu00kamiki) 公開されてから頂いた反応が今でも励みになっております。今後もるしあさんの応援よろしくお願いいたします![Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/tou_ilie/status/1347868051182559234/
  2. Takanashi, K. [Takanashi Kiara Ch. hololive-EN] (2020, November 14) Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bo3b-TxDtaI?t=206
  3. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ] (2019, July 28) 【#潤羽るしあ初配信】みなさま、はじめまして!【新人Vtuber】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/xqsOegkgDAc?t=362
  4. [Profile on hololive.tv] Retrieved from https://en.hololive.tv/portfolio/items/433576
  5. uruharushia (2019, November 27) 今日の重大発表来てくれてありがとうございました…!緊張で始終プルプルしてしまった…本当に皆様のお陰なのです ありがとう…言いきれない!30日20時から3Dお披露目できること、とっっても楽しみにしてますみんな大好きだよおおお #潤羽るしあ3D 発表アーカイブhttps://youtube.com/watch?v=MhqvsY_VdAA [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/uruharushia/status/1199697069797081088
  6. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ] (2019, November 30) 【#潤羽るしあ3D】潤羽るしあ3Dお披露目です!【ホロライブ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/aBGaFFIP9bs
  7. uruharushia (2020, January 2) かいしーーーーーーーーーーー!!!きんちょうする!!!! 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】 初新衣装お披露目!2020年☆新年あけましておめでとうございます☆【ホロライブ】 https://youtu.be/YP3kM3rb2uk [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/uruharushia/status/1212622066219773953
  8. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ] (2020, January 2) 【#ホロライブ正月衣装】 初新衣装お披露目!2020年☆新年あけましておめでとうございます☆【ホロライブ】[Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/YP3kM3rb2uk?t=1088
  9. 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/3
  10. uruharushia (2020, February 20) おひるし おもちもちもちおしるこおいしいのですよ~ だいしゅきおしるこ もちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもちもち [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/uruharushia/status/1230694226045759488
  11. hololivetv (2020, June 15) 【🎉お知らせ🎉】 「ホロライブ」3期生新衣装のお披露目決定‼ 先行して、2020年 6月 16日(火)に「潤羽るしあ」の新衣装を公開いたします🦋 🔽詳細はコチラ🔽 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000262.000030268.html #ホロライブ #潤羽るしあ [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1272439519623606272
  12. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ]. (2020, June 16). 【潤羽るしあ】新衣装★お披露目【ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
  13. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ]. (2020, December 25). 【歌枠】80万人いくまで地獄の耐久!!【潤羽るしあ/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
  14. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ]. (2021, January 22). 【#潤羽るしあ生誕祭】3Dでお誕生日会だよおおお!!!【ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
  15. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ]. (2021, January 22). 【オリジナル】アイリス。【潤羽るしあ/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
  16. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ]. (n.d.). ch登録100万人!お歌耐久!!!【潤羽るしあ/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
  17. Uruha, R. [Rushia Ch. 潤羽るしあ]. (2021, July 18). 【 #潤羽るしあ2周年記念 】祝!3D LIVE !!【潤羽るしあ/ホロライブ】 [Video]. YouTube.
  18. ご報告とごめんなさい【潤羽るしあ/ホロライブ】 [Video]. (2021, October 18). YouTube.
  19. hololivetv (2021, July 2)【お知らせ】「ホロライブ×エヴァンゲリオン」特別企画が決定 7月3日(土)19時より「『シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版』広報推進作戦」をプレミア公開 タレント数名をゲストに「推しシーン」を同時視聴 ネタバレの浸食を防ぐため、枠公開は当日を予定しています #シンエヴァラストラン [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1410841544614047744
  20. hololivetv (2021, July 3)【お詫びとお知らせ】本日プレミア公開予定でした「『シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版』広報推進作戦」について、諸般の事情により、公開延期となりました。 楽しみにしていた皆様には大変申し訳ございませんが、続報をお待ちくださいませ。[Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololivetv/status/1411218388450381833
  21. hololivetv. (2021, August 13). 【⚾お知らせ⚾】「#ホロライブ」× パ・リーグ6球団 コラボが決定‼ 8月15日(日)10時より、コラボロゴグッズや「hololive day」観戦チケットの販売を開始✨ [Tweet]. Twitter.
  22. Sushi [Hololive and Vtubers] (6 May 2021) The reason why people call Rushia "Evangelion Unit-01"【Hololive/Eng sub】 [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/BzwkblGEbWA
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