Yūjin A

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Yūjin A
Details
Japanese Name友人A
えーちゃん
English NameYūjin A (Friend A)
A-chan
Emoji /
Oshi Mark
👓
Official Media
Twitter@achan_UGA
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 28
Age20[3]
Height157.1cm (before Nov. 28, 2019)[4]
Hashtags
Fanart#絵ーちゃん

Overview[edit source]

Yūjin A (友人A, Friend A), or more colloquially known as A-chan (えーちゃん), is a Hololive staff member and a friend of Tokino Sora. A-chan has her own Live2D and 3D models and will sometimes do collaboration streams with other members. Aside from her casual appearances on live streams, she also hosts her own live streams on the official Hololive Channel ahead of major events such as the Hololive Fests, and most recently, "Bloom".[5][6][7]

Although she does not get a lot of free-time due to her responsibilities, she enjoys a variety of hobbies. Primarily, she enjoys reading books in a range of topics from business and negotiation, to recent purchases such as a "Learn English in 39 days" book. A-chan also enjoys attending concerts for small or upcoming artists, and likes to watch Japanese Variety TV. Some of the Japanese variety TV inspire her content ideas for Hololive projects.

The decision to give her a 2D and 3D model was done by a higher up in Cover, but not by Yagoo. She initially had no intentions of making appearances on-stream but due to always being mentioned by Sora she started appearing on her streams and eventually received a Live2D model. She still feels shy while streaming occasionally.

Career[edit source]

A-chan's early career was mostly focused on supporting Tokino Sora's ambition to become an Idol. A-chan mainly focused on searching and securing equipment needed to support Sora, this lead A-chan to discover Cover, which in its early days was a tech-centered company with the equipment A-chan was looking for. Cover was not an Idol agency at the beginning, but Yagoo was open to trying out the concept. A-chan's current responsibilities vary, however, she is generally in charge of items such as: Planning of original songs and events, logistical coordination, stream troubleshooting, consulting with talents and informal counseling. In an episode of Holotalk, a talk show hosted by Takanashi Kiara, she described herself as a "Director".[8]

A-chan has occasionally published content on her twitter account such as short voice covers of Hololive Songs, and short clip compilations of her 3D model, however she does not believe she would be able to provide the same level of content quality as the Hololive talents. In the early days of Hololive, Cover had only 1 PC available for streaming. However, thanks to Hololive's fast growth, the landscape of both content production and talent management has drastically change within Cover, resulting in more qualified and trained professionals working with equipment and content production, as well as more artist whom A-chan knew of becoming involved with Cover and its projects. Thus, A-chan is no longer required to physically handle equipment for projects. A-chan was not in charge of recruiting Gen0 talents, but is still very familiar with them.

Holo no Koshikake[edit source]

Holo no Koshikake, or "Friend A's Radio Show "Hololive FM" in English, is a Radio-style program hosted monthly on the Official Hololive YouTube Channel by A-chan, since May of 2021[9]. The radio shows functions as a way to recap the latest news, milestones, and releases by Holopro associated talents. Throughout the show, A-chan uses screenshots and music samples to assist her with the recap of events for the month. As of its third episode, the show requested input from listeners by having them send in memorable quotes from the talents[10][11].

History[edit source]

2018[edit source]

  • Jul. 25 Early appearance of A-chan in her 3D model.[12]
  • Sep. 09 Tokino Sora's one year debut anniversary celebration upload. A-chan in her 3D model appeared alongside Sora in the video.[13]
  • Nov. 19 Twitter account creation date.

2019[edit source]

  • Feb. 28 First Live2D appearance with Sora.[14]

2021[edit source]

  • May 10 Revealed her second Live2D outfit.[15]

Trivia[edit source]

  • Shares the same Illustrator with the following VTubers:
  • On Holotalk, a talk show hosted by Takanashi Kiara, when asked to choose a preference between two things she answered[16]:
    • Hot Weather over cold.
    • Rice over noodles.
    • Both Gusto and Saizeriya.
    • Twitter over Instagram, as she does not have an Instagram Account.
    • Orange Juice over Apple Juice.
    • To climb a mountain over running a marathon.
    • Gaming consoles over a PC.
    • Yes to Pineapple on Pizza.
    • Spicy foods over sweet foods.
    • Coffee over tea.
    • Vacation at the beach over a major city.
    • Sleeping with clothes over sleeping naked.
    • Her favorite holiday is Work Holidays.
    • All Major retail stores, 7/11, Lawson, and Family Mart, are her favorites, but because of Hololive Collaborations she chose Family Mart.
    • Texting over calling.
    • Giving presents over receiving them.
    • To go the distance of 1 train station, she would prefer to take a Taxi, but in reality would take the train.
  • Although she has never opened superchats on a stream, fans regularly send gifts and letters to A-chan, which end up piling up in the office.


Media[edit source]

Image Gallery[edit source]

Music[edit source]

Cover Songs[edit source]

The following are a list of songs covered by A-chan.

Collab Covers
お願いマッスル (Onegai Muscle)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIAyU6mzkG0
Sung by パンディ, A-Chan
Instrumental キジバト Illustration N/A
Mixing キジバト Video Editing A-chan
Original Link/s YouTube YouTube
お願いマッスル (Onegai Muscle)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-SXhtYjprc
Sung by Tokino Sora, Roboco, Sakura Miko, Hololive 1st Generation, Hololive 2nd Generation, Hololive GAMERS, Hololive Fantasy, A-chan
Mixing キジバト Video Editing N/A
Original Link/s YouTube YouTube
動く、動く (Ugoku, Ugoku)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfEUPlRuPac
Sung by Roboco, A-chan
Mixing K's/Coro Video Editing ししのうさ/同居人
Original Link/s YouTube YouTube

References[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Retrieved from https://twitter.com/achan_UGA (bio)
  2. (May 10, 2021). Retrieved from https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1391771001365487626
  3. (Feb. 27, 2021). Retrieved from https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1365680880438550529
  4. (Nov. 28, 2019). Retrieved from https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1199920079963443200
  5. (Feb. 14, 2021) Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIFJQSNXyjQ
  6. (Dec. 20, 2020) Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh6dP3S2NLU
  7. (Jan. 23, 2020) Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1pMXZG6t5Y
  8. (May 25, 2021) Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O1bQn-BwAs
  9. (Jul. 26, 2021) Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWFgsiTOINc
  10. (Jul. 26, 2021) Retrieved from https://twitter.com/hololive_En/status/1417084017803886593
  11. (Jul. 26, 2021) Retrieved from https://twitter.com/achan_UGA/status/1418062152368148486
  12. (Jul. 25, 2018). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYCtrDaaX5c
  13. (Sep. 9, 2018) Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOfzYR5477A
  14. (Feb. 28, 2019) Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D6cuBj8NV4
  15. (May 10, 2021). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWFgsiTOINc
  16. (May 25, 2021) Retrieved from https://youtu.be/0O1bQn-BwAs?t=4511

External links[edit source]