Cover Corp has unveiled the second generation of Hololive English called: HoloEN Council.
The new characters were teased earlier this week along with a brief teaser trailer explaining the lore behind the characters. As expected, the second generation of HoloEN represent fictional deities with dominion over Space, Nature, Time, Civilization, and Chaos.
A press release from Cover Corp can be found below, alongside debut dates and times.
Debut streams will take place on their individual channels on Sunday, August 22 in a relay format!
COVER Corporation (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Tanigo Motoaki) has announced that the five participating members of the new era of hololive English, titled “hololive English -Council-,” will be making their debuts on Tuesday, August, 17.
hololive English Council Grand Debut
Hololive English has officially launched the next era, titled “hololive English -Council-.” The five members from this group will begin their activities from today.
The members are Tsukumo Sana (九十九 佐命), Ceres Fauna (セレス・ファウナ), Ouro Kronii (オーロ・クロニー), Nanashi Mumei (七詩ムメイ), and Hakos Baelz (ハコス・ベールズ).
Since Sunday, August 1, 2021, hololive English has released teasers which hinted at the backgrounds and settings for the hololive English -Council- members.
You can watch the teasers below.
The members’ Twitter and YouTube accounts have been opened and they will at first be tweeting from today, Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Their debut streams on YouTube will be in the relay format and occur on Sunday, August 22, 2021 JST.
In addition, a special preview video has been released on YouTube to coincide with this announcement.
The PV is shown in a story-based narrative, and we hope you enjoy it while you await their debut streams.
Tsukumo Sana (九十九佐命)
A member of the Council and the Speaker of “Space,” the very first concept created by the Gods.
After being materialized in the mortal realm, she began researching astrology in earnest for one particular reason. However, she soon stumbled unknowingly upon the Forbidden Truth, and was turned into an apostle for the Ancient Ones.
“Space” refers not only to this universe we live in, but all dimensions and matter to exist. It is a concept unbridled by definition, and one that continues to grow in scope limitlessly. As it is yet to be fully explored by man, her seemingly strange behavior and speech can be explained away with a simple, “Humanity simply isn’t yet ready to understand.”
As a side note, despite how she may look, she is quite chi… young.
Character Design: pako (@pakosun)
**■YouTube Debut Stream (JST, planned):**Sunday, August 22, 2021, 2:00 ~ 3:00 AM (JST)
Ceres Fauna (セレス・ファウナ)
A member of the Council and the Keeper of “Nature,” the second concept created by the Gods.
She has materialized in the mortal realm as a druid in a bid to save nature.
She has Kirin blood flowing in her veins, and horns that are made out of the branches of a certain tree; they are NOT deer antlers.
“Nature” refers to all organic matter on the planet except mankind.
It is long said that her whispers, as an avatar of Mother Nature, have healing properties. Whether or not that is true is something only those who have heard them can say.
While she is usually affable, warm, and slightly mischievous, any who anger her will bear the full brunt of Nature’s fury.
Character Design: Asagi Tōsaka (@asagi_0398)
**■YouTube Debut Stream (JST, planned):**Sunday, August 22, 2021, 03:30 ~ 04:30 AM (JST)
Ouro Kronii (オーロ・クロニー)
A member of the Council and the Warden of “Time,” the third concept birthed by the Gods and the one most intrinsically linked with mankind.
None may escape the sands of time and, indeed, most men do not even wish to be freed from her captivity. She picked up the blades almost as a reflex action of sorts, and seems to be enjoying it. Her quiet, aloof personality has never changed over the ages, but she has developed a little bit of haughtiness and sadistic tendencies along the way…
Originally, the concept of time was but a cog in the wheel, one which only functioned in tandem with others.
Eventually, humans went on to give time individual meanings such as dawn and dusk, making it universal. The humans became enslaved to Time in return for empowering her. In her present form, she has become a sadistic, prideful warden.
Character Design: WADARCO (@tsubuanfes)
**■YouTube Debut Stream (JST, planned):**Sunday, August 22, 2021, 05:00 ~ 06:00 AM (JST)
Nanashi Mumei (七詩ムメイ)
A member of the Council and the Guardian of “Civilization,” a concept crafted by mankind.
As a living embodiment of the sum of mankind’s efforts—the mark that humans have left on the world—she is far removed from her fellow members, as well as other lifeforms. Due to not being created by the Gods, she was free to choose her own appearance, and decided to make herself owl-like, after the bird that symbolizes wisdom.
She is gentle, wise, and an unbelievably hard worker. As a well-traveled vagabond, she is blessed with a wealth of knowledge of the world. She has seen, heard, and experienced so many things that she has forgotten most of them, one of them being her own name.
For some reason, she seems to project a rather pitiable aura. Perhaps this is in part thanks to the loneliness she has often felt in her perennial travels. That is what gave her the idea of making her own friend out of a material that was indispensable to the development of human civilization: paper.
“It may fade and rip, but once a friend, forever a friend.”
Character Design: Azure (@azure_0608_sub)
■**YouTube Debut Stream (JST, planned):**Sunday, August 22, 2021, 06:30 ~ 07:30 AM (JST)
Hakos Baelz (ハコス・ベールズ)
A member of the Council and the very concept of Chaos, birthed by the world, itself.
The Gods appointed her Chairperson of the Council, but she mostly takes a hands-off approach as she has yet to accept the decision, much like her fellow members. That said, all of them have no intention of contending; instead to obey.
Her mouse-like appearance has deceived many a fool who fails to realize that mice are the harbingers of chaos.
Also of note is her wild smile, which she often flashes in her frequent romps.
Chaos is confusion and disarray, it is fortune and tragedy, and it is freedom from all the logic and inherent nature of life.
She believes that rules are not the be-all and end-all, which is why she has come to break them all.
Watching the aftermath is her greatest joy, and so she remains a bystander to the destruction caused by mayhem.
Character Design: Mika Pikazo (@MikaPikaZo)
**■YouTube Debut Stream (JST, planned):**Sunday, August 22, 2021, 08:00 ~ 09:00(JST)
The five members will have their first collaboration as a group following their debut streams. Please tune in!
**■YouTube Debut Stream (JST, planned):**Sunday, August 22, 2021, 10:00 ~ 11:00 AM (JST)
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
For those unfamiliar with the debut of Hololive gens, there’s typically a month long moratorium on inter-gen collabs in order for a generation to establish its own identity. Fans of HoloMyth will have to wait to see their favorites play with HoloCouncil.