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hololive is a Virtual YouTuber group founded by Cover Corporation. Although marketed as a team of idols, the group is also known for its Let's Play livestreams and hand-animated 3D shorts on its main channel. The group initially only encompassed musical talent from Cover Corp.'s Inonaka Music label — namely, one Tokino Sora — but eventually grew to two dozen idols and counting, not including their international talent.
hololive provides examples of:
- all lowercase letters: The group's name is officially "hololive", although English forum threads often feature alternate capitalization (Hololive/HoloLive).
- Contractual Purity: Perhaps as a side effect of their idol culture marketing, hololive's members are rarely (if ever) shown collaborating with male Virtual YouTubers, whether from holostars or others outside the group.
- Crossover: With Azur Lane. A select few hololive members show up in-game, redesigned as shipgirls, and the hololive event's campaign makes various references to the livestreaming shenanigans said characters were having at the time of the event's release (mainly their antics on their private Minecraft server).
- Digital Avatar: The earlier idols use a 3D one for their videos. Nowadays, newer talent is represented by 2D artwork animated via Live2D, although the more popular idols may eventually get a 3D model.
- Distaff Counterpart: One of hololive's sub-divisions, holostars, is comprised solely of male talent.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: hololive's earlier cast of characters are relatively normal as far as idols go. However, their 3rd generation (explicitly named Hololive Fantasy) and 4th generation of idols runs the gamut from knights and pirates to dark elves, animal girls of various species, and angels.
- Idol Singer: Much of the content that hololive's individual members put out is hours-long Let's Play livestreams, but they're all undeniably talented vocalists. A small sampling of the songs they performed at their first live concert, "Nonstop Story", can be found here.
- Slice of Life: The 3D animated shorts on hololive's main channel often have this kind of plot, although they also usually have some sort of Surreal Humor aspect to them.
Not fair, where's MY name?! -An angry Rachel