Ⓒ 2016 COVER Corp.
Crunchyroll Expo recently announced a partnership with COVER Corporation that will bring a never-before-seen hololive experience to this year’s event, and now we have an overview of the many guests that will be in attendance. VTubers from various units within hololive English and hololive Indonesia will be heading to Crunchyroll Expo 2022, and fans will soon have a chance to get closer than ever by entering an official meet and greet sweepstakes.
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The hololive EN members coming as featured guests include:
The Grim Reaper’s first apprentice. Due to modern medical care causing a decline in the reaping business, Calliope decided to become a VTuber to harvest souls instead. It seems that the ascended souls of the people who are vaporized by the wholesome interactions between VTubers go to her as well.
That being said, despite the image her hardcore vocals and manner of speech gives off, she’s actually a gentle-hearted girl who cares greatly for her friends.
An idol whose dream is to become the owner of a fast food chain. Kiara is a phoenix, not a chicken or turkey. (Very important)
She burns brightly, working herself to the bone since she’ll just be reborn from her ashes anyway.
Despite her looks, Ina’nis is actually a priestess of the Ancient Ones. One day, she picked up a strange book and then started to gain the power of controlling tentacles. To her, tentacles are just a part in her ordinary life; it has never been a big deal for her. However, her girly mind does want to get them dressed up and stay pretty.
After gaining power, she started hearing Ancient Whispers and Revelations. Hence, she began her VTuber activities to deliver random sanity checks on humanity, as an ordinary girl.
A descendant of the Lost City of Atlantis, who swam to Earth while saying, “It’s so boring down there LOLOLOL!”
Gura bought her clothes (and her shark hat) in the human world and she really loves them. In her spare time, she enjoys talking to marine life.
Amelia heard strange rumors online surrounding hololive: talking foxes, magical squirrels, superhuman dogs, and more. Soon after beginning her investigation on hololive, and just out of interest, she decided to become an idol herself!
She loves to pass her time training her reflexes with FPS games, and challenging herself with puzzle games. “It’s elementary, right?”
IRyS, a half-demon, half-angel also known as a Nephilim, once brought hope to “The Paradise” during the ancient age. Her full name is ███████ Irys. This current era, riddled with despair and desperation, has brought upon her second awakening. She has arrived to deliver hope, with her feelings put into her lyrics and songs, and determination in her voice.
Though she tends to retain her Nephilim form, she is still quite young within her race. With emotion and “other factors,” it is possible that her form may lean to either side. When that occurs, she bears a brief change in her appearance.
She does not speak of the events that preceded her second awakening. She faces ever forward, perhaps because she is Hope Incarnate, though no one knows for sure. Or could it be…
“The future is not what helps people; the future is made with our own hands.
Salvation is hypocrisy. If people know they are to be saved, they simply will not try.
From the depths of despair: a glimmer of light, the warmth of recovery.
As long as we are with hope, we live. We stand tall.”
Keeper of “Nature”
A member of the Council and the Keeper of “Nature,” the second concept created by the Gods.
She has materialized in the mortal realm as a druid in a bid to save nature.
She has Kirin blood flowing in her veins, and horns that are made out of the branches of a certain tree; they are NOT deer antlers.
“Nature” refers to all organic matter on the planet except mankind.
It is long said that her whispers, as an avatar of Mother Nature, have healing properties. Whether or not that is true is something only those who have heard them can say.
While she is usually affable, warm, and slightly mischievous, any who anger her will bear the full brunt of Nature’s fury.
Warden of “Time”
A member of the Council and the Warden of “Time,” the third concept birthed by the Gods and the one most intrinsically linked with mankind.
None may escape the sands of time and, indeed, most men do not even wish to be freed from her captivity. She picked up the blades almost as a reflex action of sorts, and seems to be enjoying it. Her quiet, aloof personality has never changed over the ages, but she has developed a little bit of haughtiness and sadistic tendencies along the way…
Originally, the concept of time was but a cog in the wheel, one which only functioned in tandem with others.
Eventually, humans went on to give time individual meanings such as dawn and dusk, making it universal. The humans became enslaved to Time in return for empowering her. In her present form, she has become a sadistic, prideful warden.
Guardian of “Civilization”
A member of the Council and the Guardian of “Civilization,” a concept crafted by mankind.
As a living embodiment of the sum of mankind’s efforts—the mark that humans have left on the world—she is far removed from her fellow members, as well as other lifeforms. Due to not being created by the Gods, she was free to choose her own appearance, and decided to make herself owl-like, after the bird that symbolizes wisdom.
She is gentle, wise, and an unbelievably hard worker. As a well-traveled vagabond, she is blessed with a wealth of knowledge of the world. She has seen, heard, and experienced so many things that she has forgotten most of them, one of them being her own name.
For some reason, she seems to project a rather pitiable aura. Perhaps this is in part thanks to the loneliness she has often felt in her perennial travels. That is what gave her the idea of making her own friend out of a material that was indispensable to the development of human civilization: paper.
“It may fade and rip, but once a friend, forever a friend.”
A member of the Council and the very concept of Chaos, birthed by the world, itself.
The Gods appointed her Chairperson of the Council, but she mostly takes a hands-off approach as she has yet to accept the decision, much like her fellow members. That said, all of them have no intention of contending; instead to obey.
Her mouse-like appearance has deceived many a fool who fails to realize that mice are the harbingers of chaos.
Also of note is her wild smile, which she often flashes in her frequent romps.
Chaos is confusion and disarray, it is fortune and tragedy, and it is freedom from all the logic and inherent nature of life.
She believes that rules are not the be-all and end-all, which is why she has come to break them all.
Watching the aftermath is her greatest joy, and so she remains a bystander to the destruction caused by mayhem.
The hololive ID members coming as featured guests include:
Hewwrroo everyone ~!!”; “Purupuru ganbari Risu ~!”
A squirrel girl from a magical forest.
She was lost in the human world, but due to certain circumstances, she ends up living in the home of a kind older sister.
To return the favor, she decides to become a VTuber.
Risu act, most of the time, just like a squirrel she is. She loves to do subtle pranks on people, shy with new people, and love to tease her viewer. Her laugh is also one of her unique characterictic.
“Moon Moon~ Moona Dayo!”
A college girl who works as a model and idol, but later got interested to become a VTuber too.
On some rare occasion, Moona’s stream might be visited by Moona’s “another personality,”Hoshinova. That has deeper big sister-like voices and sadistic tendesion. Pay attention to her streams to meet Hoshinova!
“IOFORIA~! OBISA!” “Pagi semua! I’m your beloved smart alien iofi from hololive Indonesia, nice to meet you!”
An alien princess who ran away from home and come to the earth and fell in love with earth’s culture, sometimes like to tease the viewers and being a nice iomama if her fans needs it. Sometimes got crazy over gacha game.
“ZOMBANWA!! SUPER KAWAII ZOMBIE IDOL, KU KU KU KUREIJI OLLIE DESU~!!”
A zombie high school girl risen from her grave. She headed home, relying on memories retained from when she was still alive.
Upon arriving, she discovered it had turned into a ramen shop! And so, in order to reclaim her house, she decided to become a VTuber.
Ollie has a very big tendency to scream. Always lower your volumes during her streams.
“Good day! This is Anya Melfissa from hololive ID 2nd Generation.”
An ancient weapon known as “Keris,” she was granted human form through a mystical ritual performed by her master.
She’s just about always sleeping or playing games. Living mostly alone for so long has made her tend to be apathetic towards things and people she’s uninterested in, but when talking about things she likes, she can be quite childlike and passionate.
Her base personality is actually apathetic, especially towards humans. Don’t let looks fool you – that’s what every foolish human always does to themselves somehow.
“Perhatian, sang putri merak yang tertiup angin, aku Pavolia Reine dari hololive ID.”
Lady of the Peafowl. While studying at a magic academy, she was involved in an incident and transferred to the human world.
Since then, she has been unable to use much of her magic.
Very fond of sweets, but weak with overly spicy food. At first glance, she seems to be the elegant type, but people who spend some more time with her will find out that she has more of a dorky personality. To quite a number of viewers, her laugh has been perceived as similar to a car engine starting.
She is the mysterious 7th recruit of The Secret Archive Unit that has a full license to collect virtual data.
Despite her being a promising rookie, who is also known as codename V.7, she turns clumsy when things are not going exactly according to the manual.
It was initially a lonely mission to infiltrate the virtual world, but now she had found comfort here. Will this mission end up leading her to a new destiny instead…?
After taking over her great blacksmithing teacher’s forge, she felt a lack of excitement in her life.
So, she decided to be free and depart on a journey to find rare smithing materials, one of which was rumored to be under the building of a certain “idol group” in town.
She also loves challenging herself and has a peculiar taste when it comes to foods!
A carefree girl who lives in the topmost room of a lighthouse, she is actually the bloodline of the strongest rain shaman in the area. She has great potential to control rain, but she does not like to do it as a task.
In order to win back her Rain Master title, she needs to prove to her family that she can keep their rain shaman service afloat. Not only does she have to train daily, but she also needs to adopt some sort of virtual marketing strategy to succeed!
Beyond the hololive Showcase Experience, fans will be able to purchase exclusive meet and greet sessions with a wide selection of hololive Production’s talents across the three-day event. There’s also a Meet and Greet Sweepstakes set to go live soon, so sign up for the Crunchyroll Expo newsletter on the official website so you’ll be the first to get in on the opportunity!
We’ll see you at Crunchyroll Expo 2022, which returns in person to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center August 5-7.