Welcome to Waifu Wednesday, Nicchiban’s weekly column where we talk about anime characters, their appeal, and a little on their history.
Today on Waifu Wednesday, Oozora Subaru from the second generation of Hololive! Subaru is the biggest tomboy of the second generation (of not the biggest tomboy of Hololive as a whole).
Subaru’s biggest charm point is the contrast between her tomboyish outbursts and her deceptively feminine personality that comes out in the way she talks and also her body language.
Debuting in 2018, Subaru lacks any sort of supernatural background like generation mates Shion (a mage) or Ayame (an oni). Subaru is the manager of an MMA club and an e-sports club who plays video games to become a better gamer. Her usual outfit is sporty and boyish, with a baseball cap, short hair, and a sports jersey.
Subaru is also sometimes shipped with fifth generation’s Himemori Luna (personally my favorite JP VTuber), whose pastel aesthetic contrasts with Subaru’s tomboyishness.
She’s also a talented singer, and despite fans memeing that she sounds like a duck, she can achieve a deep “onee-san” like pitch.
Ultimately, Subaru has managed to become one of the most recognizable idols of Hololive almost entirely through her charisma. Her sense of humor and memeability only enhance her existing popularity. Most recently a meme has spread featuring an animation of Subaru dancing with a duck in sync to music.
Subaru’s a great waifu for fans of tomboys with hidden soft-sides or just tomboys in general.