Watame made her debut back on December 29th, 2019. She was the third of her generation to do so.
Unfortunately her debut video has been privated.
However, Watame does have a 10-minute clip of her debut, so please enjoy it!
The first half of the year had been riddled with difficulties from her internet, struggles with confidence in her singing and long difficult hours with Watame no Uta, but Watame welcomed in her first birthday at Hololive on sheep day (6/6) to the overwhelming support of her fans during Watame Night Fever. From start to finish you could see the love between Watame and Watamates, especially in a deeply emotional Sousei no Aquarion.
3D Debut & First full original
Watame debuted her 3D model on July 12th 2020. This not only marked her 3D milestone, but it was also the first time we heard her first original song "Ai-mai Chocolate." As she was performing it on her 3D debut stream it was also released on Youtube that same day which has since passed the 1 million views mark.
On November 28th 2020 Watame participated in VARK Cinderella Switch alongside her close senpai Shiranui Flare. The concert was a big step for Watame, being her first ticketed event! The concert premiered in both standard streaming and in VR for a great stage experience. Each person had a 5 song block and Watame sang DoReMiFa Rondo, Sheep~Song of teenage love soldier~, Rising Hope, Fansa, and ending with Connect to bridge with Flare's opening song Luminous.
On December 21st and 22nd, Hololive held its second live event "Hololive 2nd Fes. Beyond the Stage". Watame and the rest of Hololive’s 4th generation of talents performed on both days as the opening act to the rest of the members.
On the first day, Watame sang with her genmates the song "Senbonzakura" as the opener and also did her solo-act by singing her original song "Ai-mai Chocolate". On the second day she sang "Roki" as a group with the rest of the 4th generation.
It was also during this live event that an updated version of her original song "Can you say Hololive?" was first shown both days as an intermission; showing each day’s performers greetings, and later released on Youtube as a whole. This new version now showed every active member of Hololive performing their respective parts themselves, fulfilling one of Watame’s wishes to sing this song together with everyone.
1st Anniversary Live Fever! & Second Original Song
On December 29th, 2020, Watame debuted her third original song Cloudy Sheep during her "1st Anniversary Live Fever!" A Watame Night Fever special where she celebrated her first year in Hololive. This song was first teased during April Fool’s Day and was finally released on this event, while also now featuring a member of Hololive’s English branch, Calliope Mori.
As part of her 1st Anniversary celebration she also announced the sale of goods that included her very own first album, consisting of 9 tracks that included her three original songs as well as the mini-songs she created during the year.
New Year’s Outfit
On December 29th, 2020, Hololive announced that eight members would receive a new 2D model for the New Year’s celebration, Watame being one of them, which she debuted on January 1st, 2021 as we all welcomed the new year. This new costume is a kimono that is traditionally worn during New Year’s, and she was also given a very peculiar new accessory along with the new model, a tower of jumping mochi that sits squarely on her head, with the top mochi also being a Watamate!
Take a look for yourself...
In another new first for Watame, on April 4th 2021 she appeared in day 2 of V-Carnival - an augmented reality (AR) concert with Vtubers from across the industry. With the concerts high production, Hololive's sheep had never looked better as she lit up the stage with a solo performance of Melancholic and her original Ai-mai Chocolate with cute effects to match her fluffiness, and a group rendition with everyone of Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari to close off the concert.
This year Watame had a busy line up of recording after recording as her birthday came closer. Despite this, Watame took on extra preparation to have guests for her birthday so the Watamates had help celebrating the sheep as she was joined by Fubuki, Flare, Haachama and Botan during a 3D live event. Everyone shone brightly and Watame showed off here in her vocal growth with a strong performance in the live, a cover of Kaibutsu, but not content to let it stop there, Hololive's hitsuji also announced that more would be coming soon in the form of another cover and original song!
What was once a far-off dream for many who joined the ranks of Hololive, Watame reached the lofty milestone of one million subscribers on July 17th 2021 during a singing endurance stream. A sheep that once struggled with nervousness about her own performance in front of small groups stood strongly and sang her heart out to tens of thousands of viewers both old and new alike. As always Watame went with a mix of crowd favorites and new songs, never afraid to try something new and raising the songs she has done here at Hololive to well over four hundred different titles. Watame reached her subscriber goal much quicker than anticipated, but this sheep wasn't content until singing the original song left behind by her friend and morning program partner Coco - Weather Hackers - as an emotional capstone to a goal she never expected to see.
Watame reached an impressive goal with one million subscribers and she had become stronger over the past year and a half at Hololive through the support of those around her and her unceasingly hard work. Through the good and the bad, the tears and the smiles this family of sheep would push forward - Watame's stage is forever a place of dreams to follow and new sights to see!