|English Name||Shishiro Botan|
|Debut Date||August 14, 2020 (YouTube)|
|Member of||Hololive 5th Gen|
|Fan Name||ぼ担 (Bo-dan)|
|Age||28 years old|
The mind of a lazy house cat in the body of a fearsome white lion. She’s conscientious and will finish what she has started, but good luck getting her to start. Her favorite phrase is, “Go big or go home!”
Debuting on August 14th, 2020, Shishiro Botan is a white lion Vtuber from the 5th generation of Hololive known as holofive. She hails from gangtown and had a rough time growing up. She is 28 years old.
Botan is known for her gaming prowess in FPS and various online multiplayer games. She also grinded her way to Master rank in Apex legends just to make it look good on her portfolio before applying for Hololive. Her early COD streams quickly caught the eyes of Activision JP and was gifted a pair of Modern warfare NVG. She was also invited as a guest alongside Kotetsun4 for the "COD Challengers Japan National Team Finals" festival held on October 3rd, 2020.
She is tech savvy, owning 2 PCs, a sub and another main with 4 monitors. She also likes to build PC computers as a hobby. Her new PC setup was sponsored by ASUS ROG and Crucial. Due to her tech prowess, other members of 5th gen like to ask her assistance whenever they have any technical difficulties.
One of the skills that we as viewers should watch out for are her video editing skills, which she is still improving upon. She edited her own debut intro video and 5th gen's ochame kinou cover. She likes to upload her gameplay montage videos from time to time. She also has interests in ancient China which got her into learning Chinese, and she can speak it at a basic level.
Before debut, many of her fans believed she would have a deep voice; instead, she is fairly high pitched, and fans describe this as "Miko without a lisp". Contrary to her background profile of being lazy and carefree, Botan has a strong sense of responsibility and prefers a structured work environment. Her stream patterns tend to reflect this, usually built on a weekly schedule posted on her off days. Maintaining an uplifting, fun stream experience is very important to Botan, and she will even refrain from playing some games if she’s concerned it could result in a poor experience for the fans. Even enabling English subtitles for the foreign viewers. While around the other members of 5th generation, she is considered the “father” of the group, watching over and helping the others as the most experienced gamer.
Despite her earnest and motivated nature, Botan has admitted to enjoying being the silly member of a group, and has shown a propensity to play around much more when in the presence of her seniors. She has an inclination for teasing those close to her, as can be seen in many interactions with her peers in the 5th generation. She is very free-spirited, and her laughs are a characteristic prized by her fans. When playing games, rather than getting frustrated when struggling, she’ll often resort to joking Japanese, such as “tachukete,” or making her speech overtly feminine and polite.
Botan’s earnest nature also shows in her perceptiveness towards others’ feelings. She is aware of her skill in video games as well as her low position in length of time in Hololive and takes those aspects into consideration. This can result in her hesitating to directly offer help to her seniors or directly proposing plans for collaboration streams. However, she usually will still take steps towards providing help or strategically getting others to ask her for help in the end.
She has a habit of calling out her attacks and actions when playing games. Some notable call-outs are:
- Poi : Whenever she throws a grenade or any projectile in a game.
- Tachukete : Her way of saying tasukete in a baby voice which means “Save me, Please”.
- Hewp hewp : Her way of saying help help
- Oraaa ikuzo (come on, let's go): She uses this whenever she is ready to charge the enemy.
- Apr. 13 Created her YouTube account.
- Apr. 28 Created her Twitter account.
- Aug. 14 Achieved a 100,000 YouTube subscriber milestone before her debut.
- Aug. 14 Officially debuted on YouTube.
- Aug. 18 Achieved a 200,000 YouTube subscriber milestone.
- Sep. 11 Achieved a 300,000 YouTube subscriber milestone.
- Sep. 11 Membership feature opened.
- Oct. 31 Achieved a 400,000 YouTube subscriber milestone.
- Jan. 01 Disclosed her New Years outfit.
For the main page, see Stream Rules.
Botan has the following streaming rules in her streams' descriptions:
Thanks for watching my stream!
As long as you follow the rules above, you can chat in any language
Her fans are called ぼ担 (Bo-dan).
|Scene||Lines||Romaji||Meaning / Notes|
|Introduction||おはよう・かんばんは 獅白ぼたんです||Ohayou/konbanwa shishiron botan desu||Morning/Evening I am Shishiron Botan|
|Farewell||じゃあね またお会いしましょう、バイバイ||Jaa ne mata oai shimashou, bye bye||See you later, let's meet again, bye bye|
|Scene||Lines||Romaji||Meaning / Notes|
|Greetings||ららーいおん||La Lion~・RaRa-ion||Viewers respond with the same greetings as Botan|
|Farewell||おつらいおーん バイバイ||O tsurai o~n , bye bye||A portmanteau "otsukare" and "lion"|
- Shares the same Illustrator with the following VTubers:
- First VTuber that get 100,000 subscriber milestone before her debut.
- Got Twitter restriction on August 17, 2020 after she replied all of her fans replies with emoji.
- Is one of the moderators in the official Hololive Subreddit. Other members can be seen here.
- She was sponsored to stream the multiplayer test for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
- She created her own private server so her fans can join and play BFIV together, but the sheer amount of fans joining crashes the private game server
- She created the tag [SSRB] that players can attach to their name in games/social media to show their support.
- Her first collab partner among the seniors was Tsunomaki Watame, playing Overcooked 2
- She has nonchalant side to her where she teases others and playing pranks on them with deadpan replies, this can specially be seen when she is interacting with Omaru Polka and Tsunomaki Watame.
- She is unfazed by horror games, according to her she only plays horror in order to get a scare out of others. Which can be seen when she plays with Yukihana Lamy. Fans call this the "ShishiLamy horror date"
- She is often misunderstood for being angry due to her high toned voice, when asked do you punch a pillow after ending your stream on a bad day. She replies “I don't do that but I do bury my face into it, while kicking on the bed”.
- She is holds the record on Yuzuki Choco's 3-minute Quiz with 28 points.
- Many weird incidents have happened to her in childhood like a delivery man forcing her to open a door to deliver a package at her house, her feet getting run over by a car because her father accidentally backed into her twice, almost crushing her against the garage wall, his father giving her a cat when she asked for a dog birthday present.
- She has a strange fascination with old man characters when creating characters in games like Ark, Watch Dogs etc. or even almost naked characters only wearing underwear.
- She has also created an Udon restaurant chain in Minecraft named Menya Botan to show how much she loves eating Udon. Also created BotanX, a lethal sniper targeting Shubangelion, a duck-like "mecha" created by Oozora Subaru.
- She likes pineapple on pizza and calls it Justice.
- Owns 2 cats named Shishi and Ron.
- Is referred to by her Russian fan-base as "императрице Ботан" which translates to "Empress Botan", as can be seen especially in comments of fan-made videos. 
|No speculations and rumors, just fun facts!|
The following are a list of albums Botan has made or participated in.
The following are a list of songs covered by Botan.
The following are a list of background music Botan has used in her streams and videos.
|Made for Botan|