Bao, also known as Bao the Whale online, is a Twitch-exclusive VTuber who streams and produces music on YouTube. He is known for his relaxed and easygoing streaming style, as well as his prolific music production.
Bao was born in the United States and raised in Japan. He started streaming on Twitch in early 2019, and quickly gained a following for his chill streams and eclectic music selection. Bao has also produced a number of original tracks, which he often plays during his streams.
In addition to Twitch and YouTube, Bao also has a large following on Instagram, where he regularly posts screenshots from his streams and updates on his music production. Bao is an up-and-coming VTuber with a bright future in the streaming community. How Tall Is Bao The Whale: Know All About Her.
Bao The Whale Height & Weight
How tall is Bao The Whale? She stands at the height of 1.79 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. She has a body weight of around 132 lbs i.e. 60 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measures around 32-24-32 inches. Her eye color is gray and her hair color is blonde. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Bao The Whale Wiki, Bio & Early Life
Bao’s earliest videos were from 2015, when she’d post cover songs as well as write her own. She created a lot of anime opening themes and occasionally covered video game soundtracks, such as UnderTale’s Stronger Than You and Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Bubblegum K.K.
Apart from vocals, she also plays several other instruments, such as the guitar, ukulele, piano, and ocarina. She initially launched her YouTube channel with the name Hikarustation and then most of her social media handles. Others knew her as “himitsubasa.”
Hikaru was formerly known as Barat, which is a reference to Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centimeters Per Second. She originally intended to be named “hikari” (the Japanese word for light) but decided to sound more androgynous by becoming “hikaru.” Bao used to broadcast under the handle Bao, which was her middle name.
Bao The Whale Career
Bao made her VTuber debut on October 31, 2020, and the same month she released her first cover of a VTuber’s original song, which was Calliope Mori’s Excuse my rudeness, but can you R.I.P? Her next cover was Doja Cat’s Seiso, this time in Japanese.
Despite having animation and motion graphics knowledge herself, Bao asked T3VY to create an animated lore video for her based on his experiences with World of Warcraft and Path of Exile.
She enjoys The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, and scary games. She despises Among Us , which she describes as “among the most memorable experiences of my life.”
Bao The Whale Trivia
- Her character designer is Hayamafair, who revamped her design after it was found on Pinterest, with the help of aricelli.
- Brian Tsuii did her modeling/rigging.
- She speaks English, Japanese and Vietnamese.
- Bao has cited Madeon and Harumaki Gohan as her inspirations for her music.
- She is also a huge fan of rapper Calliope Mori, and when Calliope followed her on Twitter Bao tweeted her appreciation for her.
- Her favorite anime is Made in Abyss.
- She has a cat, Mitzi and a dog named Macy (who hates everyone else sans her dad). She also has geckos.
- Mitzi is asthmatic.
- Macy is a blue wheeler-corgi mix.
- She was originally going to be a clown VTuber.
- Her channel has undergone many renames.
- It has been formerly named Hikaru Station, Bao Ch. 海の幽霊 and bao.
Q: What’s your favorite Animal Crossing game?
A: I absolutely love Animal Crossing New Leaf, but if I had to choose another it would be Animal Crossing Wild World!
Q: What’s your favorite video game?
A: This is a tough question because I love a lot of games for different reasons, but if I had to pick one it would be Undertale! I also really like Stardew Valley.
Q: What’s your favorite anime?
A: Made in Abyss is my all-time favorite anime! It’s so beautiful, dark, and emotionally gripping. I also really enjoy Violet Evergarden and Your Lie in April.
Q: What’s your favorite type of food?
A: I love all kinds of food, but my favorites are probably Vietnamese and Japanese food. I’m also a big fan of Italian food.
Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: My favorite color is navy blue!
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of streaming?
A: I love going on hikes and exploring new places, playing video games, and spending time with my friends and family.
Q: What’s your favorite character from an anime?
A: My favorite anime character is Mitsuha Miyamizu from Your Name. She’s so strong and determined, but also really caring and kind. I also really like Kirito from Sword Art Online.
Q: What’s the meaning behind your name?
A: My name actually doesn’t have a specific meaning, but I chose it because I liked the way it sounded and it has a lot of positive associations for me. Hikaru means light and Bao means treasure, so together they mean “light of treasures.”