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Debut date: May 2, 2018
Birthday: July 7
Age: Unknownnote 
Height: 175cm
Nickname: Kanakana (かなかな)
Illustrator: U助
Channel: YouTube, Twitch
Social Media: Twitter, Twitter (Sub account)

  • The Ace: He's very skilled at Battle Royale First-Person Shooter games. Specially Apex Legends.
  • Animal Motifs: Well not as prevelant as other members, Kanae's motif is mainly Cats based on his hoodie he wears and cushion cat, Roto.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one on his left eye
  • Bishōnen: Kanae has a soft and androgynously handsome character design.
  • Breakout Character: Kanae was already popular in Japan, but he gained international exposure thanks to his Genshin Impact sponsorship, which was new at the time. His sub count has rapidly grew as a result. These days, there are more english fan subbed clips by searching his name.
  • Cat Smile
  • Companion Cube: He carries around a cushion cat named Loto.
  • The Gadfly: Though not as outright trolly and aggressive as Sasaki, Kanae is quite mischievous and likes to play tricks to mess with his fellow streamers.
  • The Gambling Addict: He spent tons of money on gacha games such as Arknights and Genshin Impact.
  • Nice Guy
  • The Night Owl: Another part of his international popularity is that he sometimes streams late in the night in Japan, while its daytime in western countries.
  • Odd Friendship: with famous utaites such as Soraru, Sou, Amatsuki and Nqrse.
  • Only One Name: He doesn't have a surname.
  • Vague Age: His age is currently unknown. Though some might speculate him to be around 20 to 25 years old.
  • Vocal Evolution: Kanae in his earliest streams has a noticeably softened voice, most likely a result of him attempting to hold up his official characterization of a pleasant and heartwarming Nice Guy. He stopped using the voice as he transitioned from his official characterization into his current mischievous personality.
  • The Workaholic: He tends to stream once a day without any breaks. Some of his longer streams tend to go into Sleep Deprivation territory.

    Youko Akabane

Debut date: May 2, 2018
Birthday: April 5
Age: 18
Height: 168cm
Nickname: Banechan (ばねちゃん), Baneko (ばねこ), Baneki (バネキ), Banego (バネゴ)
Illustrator: Na53
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter

    Saku Sasaki

Debut date: July 6, 2018note 
Birthday: November 11
Age: 17
Height: 148cm
Nickname: Saku-chan (咲ちゃん)
Illustrator: やすも
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter

  • 10-Minute Retirement: Retired on November 15, 2018 and returned on January 16, 2019. As of September 2020, this makes her the only Nijisanji member to return after retirement.
  • Animal Motif: Pandas and Japanese Pancake Jellyfish as seen on her earing.
  • Angrish: During her stream of Kuru Kuru Kururin, she got so pissed off by the game that she spent most of the stream screaming.
  • Childhood Friends: With Shiina Yuika as they've known each other before they debuted.
  • The Chew Toy: Sasaki has been characterized as a VTuber with a habit of constantly failing and raging in games, and her fail and rage compilations are some of her most popular contents.
  • Crocodile Tears: Sasaki sometimes puts up a very bad imitation of crying to either annoy others or for the sake of comedy.
  • Fangirl: of Nintendo as most of her streaming content consists of Nintendo games such as Pokémon, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, and Mario Kart 8
  • The Gadfly: Sasaki likes to troll her fellow streamers and even her own chat with taunts or passive-aggressive boasts.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Sasaki will very often throw a massive tantrum when she faces fails in games. She also really likes to rage at her chat for completely random and arbitrary reasons for comedy.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: Sasaki speaks with a Kansai Regional Accent, and plays up her irritating and irritable personality on screen.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sasaki's taunts of other streamers or her audience often comes back to bite her when she fails against them in games.
  • Last-Name Basis: She is only ever referred to by her surname. That said, she has stated on multiple occasions that she prefers to be called by her given name. In her second anniversary stream, she once again says that she wants to be called by her given name more.
  • Percussive Therapy: Sasaki likes to smack her table when she gets angry. She once got so angry that she smacked a hole in her table.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Saku is only 148 cm (or 4'10") tall, but she packs quite a bit of strength, as seen in these two clips.
  • Sore Loser: Sasaki, especially when agitated, throws massive tantrums when she loses against others.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: This is how Sasaki portrays herself in her videos, a smug and easily irritated girl who often bullies others but gets her comeuppance with her constant fails and rages.
  • Verbal Tic: "Ya-Yo"
  • Vocal Evolution: Sasaki had a soft "moe" voice in her earliest streams, which she very quickly abandoned.

    Himawari Honma

Debut date: July 6, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Age: Unknown
Height: 153cm
Nickname: Hima-chan (ひまちゃん), Honhima (ほんひま)
Illustrator: やすも
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter

  • Berserk Button: Don't call her fat. (She revealed that she is a little on the weightier side on a few of her streams)
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Among other things, she thought the moon and the sun were the same thing.
  • The Ditz: Himawari is very spacey, often not clarifying her points at all and speaking without really a filter. She once confused co-streamers Kuzuha and Yashiro Kizuku by talking about her cat having kittens, except she failed to mention it being her cat, causing the two to think she was the one who had kids and was back streaming only a short few days later. She completely failed to understand what they meant as well.
  • Flower Motifs: Sunflowers. In fact, her name (Himawari) literally means sunflower.
  • The Heart: As one of the most kindhearted members of Nijisanji, Himawari acts as the moral center of the Nijisanji Gamers lineup as well as Dokuzuhonsha to a lesser extent.
  • Hidden Depths: Himawari is actually an excellent video producer who has produced the MVs for several Nijisanji members' song covers, including some of her own.
  • Idiot Hair: Suiting her airheaded personality, Himawari has an ahoge.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She owns a pet cat that has been seen or referenced a few times on stream.
  • Nice Girl: Though Himawari is quite airheaded, she is a ultimately a nice and kind girl who tries her best to keep her streams family friendly by avoiding swears and rages.
  • Signature Headgear: Her sunflower.

    Ririmu Makaino

Debut date: July 30, 2018
Birthday: January 15
Age: 10
Height: 110cm
Nickname: Ririmu-chan (りりむちゃん)
Illustrator: lack
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter


Debut date: July 30, 2018
Real Name: Aleksandr Lagusa
Birthday: November 10
Age: Unknownnote 
Height: 178cm
Illustrator: 本田ロアロ
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter, Twitter (Sub account)

  • Beauty Mark
  • Bishōnen
  • Breakout Character: Similar to Kanae, he has gained popularity for his loud and mostly carefree personality along with his hilarious commentary and a funny entertainer. At over 670k subscribers and growing, he has since become the only male vtuber with the highest sub count.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: His original model looks almost completely different compared to his current one.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Looks like a stereotypical anime vampire — Mystical White Hair, blood-red eyes and some fairly obvious fangs — but he's all around a Nice Guy, especially in comparison to the only other guy in his cohort, Kanae.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He knows how to play the guitar and has shown it off on one stream.
    • He also gives helpful advice as demonstrated in this clip.
  • Irony: He's a vampire, but he dislikes anything with horror.
  • Large Ham
  • No Indoor Voice
  • No Social Skills: Kuzuha had notoriously poor communication skills. He had an infamously cringeworthy Minecraft collab with Sakura Ritsuki, where he compiled a list of discussion topics the day before full of off-the-wall suggestions from the chat and followed it to the letter, producing such ridiculous interactions such as him complimenting the weather even though it's night time in-game, trying to chat about one's "favorite temperature", and him restarting the discussion topic list from the beginning again and repeating the weather compliments because he reached the bottom of the list.
  • Older Than They Look: He's actually over a hundred years old, despite his appearance.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Officially, "Kuzuha" is actually a pseudonym he adopted after coming to the human world. His real name is "Aleksandr Lagusa". This is rarely acknowledged; one time his real name was acknowledged was during the Ark saga where he named his tribe "Lagusa Family".
  • Rags to Riches: Earlier in his career, he was an indie vtuber who was scouted by Ichikara. In 2020, he became not only the most Superchatted male VTuber, but also Nijisanji's biggest Superchat earner, period.
  • Talk About the Weather: In Kuzuha's infamous Minecraft collab with Sakura Ritsuki, he attempted to maintain the conversation by reading from his list of discussion topics, and throws out a weather compliment completly out of left field. The scenario is so unbelievably embarassing that it had become a meme in the Nijisanji community.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Caplico Ice cream and Strawberry Latte
  • Tsundere

    Yuika Shiina

Debut date: July 30, 2018
Birthday: April 17
Age: Unknown
Height: 153cm
Nickname: Shiishii (しぃしぃ), Daifuku (大福), Small fry (三下)
Illustrator: 神岡ちろる
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter

Retired Members

    Moruru Yamiyono

Debut date: July 6, 2018
Retirement date: June 27, 2019
Birthday: July 11
Age: 5000
Height: 162cm
Nickname: Moru-chan (モルちゃん), Morurun (モルルん)
Illustrator: YSK
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter


Debut date: July 30, 2018
Retirement date: October 30, 2019
Birthday: December 23
Age: 24034
Height: 153cm
Nickname: Yukimanji (雪卍)
Illustrator: 苔コッコ
Channel: YouTube
Social Media: Twitter


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