Hololive star Takanashi Kiara has had enough of viewers telling her how to conduct her stream. After one viewer demanded the VTuber “stop talking” during a cutscene, she dished some pain back with a simple message: don’t like it? Find another streamer.
Every streamer has a different way of doing things. Some just play a game and don’t talk, while others constantly engage viewers in various ways. Hololive star Takanashi Kiara definitely falls into the latter, constantly asking questions during her chat and keeping the conversation flowing.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but she has built a loyal following with her bubbly personality. And if you try to stand in her way, know you will cop a mouthful as one viewer did in a recent GTA V stream.
Kiara had briefly paused the gameplay to talk about how sore her shoulders were that day — just general chatter. However, one viewer telling the VTuber to just “stop talking” sent her on an even bigger tangent about those in her chat who try to police her.
“Oh, what do you want? I think you need to reflect on what you said, that’s disrespectful. This is Takanashi Kiwawa [sic] channel. You know what we do here? We tangent and my viewers appreciate that,” she said.
While semi-joking and playing it up, there was a definite line being drawn by Kiara. She doesn’t want people coming into her chat and telling her what she can and can’t do. It’s her stream and her rules.
Viewers don’t just want to watch gameplay — they want to hear the phoenix’s stories. Don’t like that? Find another streamer.
“I don’t wanna be the streamer who plays games and says not a single f**king word besides anything that’s game related,” she continued. “I think that’s boring and if that’s not your kind of stream, you’re wrong here. I was talking and sharing my pain! Here at KFP, we share our f**king pain and I’m telling you I had such bad shoulder pain last night!
“That’s all I wanted to say really — two seconds of dialogue and you can’t even wait for those two seconds? You won’t even let me talk for two seconds? If you don’t want to hear two seconds of personal, private dialogue then you should watch one of those muted playthroughs or play the game for yourself.”
The chat did throw a few jabs back, most jokingly but some serious. Kiara had some fun with it though, really irking those there for the ‘gameplay’.
“I see you guys saying ‘do you really need to talk’ — it’s interesting to see which ones are the ones who say that sh*t, have complaints.
“‘Stop pausing’ — does that trigger you when I pause the game? ‘You talk too much Kiwawa’ — oh really, does that trigger you too? Then why the f**k are you here? Does that hurt you?”
At the end of the day, there’s a lesson here. Kiara wants to stream her own way, and her community is supportive of that. Anyone who isn’t can find someone else more in their style to watch because the phoenix isn’t changing.
Who is Takanashi Kiara and what is her ethnicity?
Takanashi Kiara is an English Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, debuting as part of its English (EN) branch first generation of VTubers alongside Ninomae Ina’nis, Watson Amelia, Mori Calliope, and Gawr Gura.
Kiara is from Austria, a small German-speaking country in Europe.
In Japanese, her name is written 「小鳥遊キアラ. Her surname, “Takanashi”, is written with the kanji for 小鳥, “kotori”, meaning “little bird”, and “遊”, the root of “asobu”, meaning “to play”; together meaning “little bird at play”. It is read “takanashi”, literally meaning “no hawks”, a pun meaning that there must be no hawks for the little bird to play. It is an example of nanori, or idiosyncratic readings of kanji that only appear in names.
This kanji spelling of Takanashi is uncommon, ranked the 50,808th most popular Japanese surname in 2013. It is shared with anime characters including Takanashi Rikka, the protagonist of the animated series “Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai”, and Takanashi Yomi from Black Rock Shooter, a series created by Kiara’s character designer Huke.
Her first name, “Kiara”, is written in katakana, normally used for foreign words or names.
She gives her surname first, in Japanese style, even when speaking in English. Ninomae Ina’nis and Gawr Gura also do this, while Calliope Mori and Amelia Watson use the English name order when speaking in English.
She likes fast food, adventures, and hats. Kiara insists that fast food is healthy, and chicken in particular is very healthy. She claims to eat 53 pieces of chicken per day.
Her hobbies include singing, drawing, eating, and fighting.
She dislikes scary stuff and one-sided feelings.
In her introduction, her backstory stated that she would be reborn in a different dimension every time she dies, however on 10 December 2020 during her “re-debut” stream, Kiara claimed to have mastered revival, as she was reborn again in the same dimension, which is fine by her as long as Calli is there.
Her birthday, 6 July, is National Fried Chicken Day in the United States.
Her loading screen, introduction video, and narration were made by Mori Calliope, while Kiara made the art. An alternate version of the intro video was later released with narration by Kiara.
She is left-handed.
Kiara is multilingual, speaking English, Japanese, German (native speaker), and “Bird”. She has stated that her English is not perfect, and has corrected Mori Calliope’s Japanese. She has also promised to do some Japanese-only streams. She shares languages with the Evangelion character Asuka Langley Soryu, a Japanese-American who also speaks English, Japanese, and German.
Kiara revealed that “bird” language is actually a pun that only works in Japanese. The Japanese for “trilingual”, 「トリリンガル」, begins with “tori”, meaning “bird”.