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The following are a list of terms and phrases often used within the Hololive and Virtual YouTuber communities.

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Glossary

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8

  • Multiple 8s indicate the sound of clapping (pachi pachi pachi) in Japanese.

A

AkaSupa

AkaSupaCha

  • Short for Red Super Chat. The most expensive tier for Super Chat are colored red on streams.

B

C

D

E

F

G

Grass

Guerilla

  • Streams that are not officially scheduled in advance. Viewers may not know about the stream happening until the moment they begin. Some Virtual YouTubers often announce or decide if they will do a guerilla stream or not on their social media.

H

HoloGra

I

J

K

Kusa

  • Japanese for "grass" which is an internet slang roughly equivalent to "lol". Laughing is often expressed using "w", which stands for "wara" (笑) meaning laughter. Lots of wwwww in a row looks like grass.

L

L2D

Live2D

  • Animated 2D models that can track a person's movements and replicate them on screen. Most Virtual YouTubers use them for streaming. See also: Live2D on Wikipedia.

M

Mama

N

O

Oshi

P

Papa

Q

R

S

Seiso

  • A VTuber meme, it is a term which can be translated as "wholesome". It refers to a character type defined by innocence, purity, and propriety. It is also used ironically to refer to a character who definitely does not have those qualities, or who tries and fails to act pure and wholesome. "Seiso" as a meme originated with Siro and is strongly associated with Tsukino Mito (in both cases, in ironic usage).

Super Chat

SupaCha

  • YouTube's monetizing system for their streaming service, alongside Super Stickers and Memberships.

T

Taiki

  • Taiki (待機) means "stand-by". Viewers use it on the stream's live chat to indicate when they were waiting before the scheduled stream begins.

U

V

VTuber

Virtual YouTuber

  • An online entertainer or live streamer who is typically represented by a digital avatar generated by computer graphics such as Live2D. See also: Virtual YouTuber on Wikipedia.

W

X

Y

YAGOO

Z

Zatsudan