Hi there, I'm Yuunarii! I often go by the alias Yuu online.
I'm a 22 year old college/university student from the Netherlands, studying IT & Media Design. I make illustrated storytime videos alongside the occasional educational, review and tutorial videos on Youtube. I'm not the best at animating, so I try to make the still images I use in my video's as appealing and interesting as possible using interesting visuals and fancy After Effects motion effects.
I started out on Youtube mainly doing UTAU stuff, back in 2012 (if you don't count my old 2010 Sonic Youtube channel). However after roughly 4 years of being in the UTAU community, things kinda became stale and I felt like doing something else. So around December 2016 I decided to give the "animated storytime" format a go. I've enjoyed making said videos ever since, and am continuously trying my best to improve the quality of my videos. One day I hope to befriend some fellow animated storytime youtubers too!
I own(ed) two pet bunnies called Bailey and Fudge who I love very dearly. Sometimes they make brief cameos in my videos (despite Bailey sadly having passed away, I still want him to be remembered.). I spend most of my spare time working on new videos. If I'm not though, I'm either taking care of Bailey and Fudge, drawing something, or watching some anime. Aside from that I highly enjoy anything animation related, both cartoons and anime.
Did you know?!
Meet the Buns
So as you may have noticed, in my videos I am often accompanied by a set of cute little bunnies. Something interesting a lot people may not know, is that these bunnies are/were my real life pet rabbits. Feel free to read along to find out more about these two floofs!
Bailey ( 04-06-2018)
Birthday: March 2014
Likes: Carrots, cuddling with Fudge, exploration, running, eating
Dislikes: Being petted, baths, loud noises
Personality: Bailey was a very curious and hyper active bunny. Whenever we let him explore the garden, he’d always try to find new un-explored nooks and crannies, or sprint at top speed across our lawn. Bailey was a little skittish though. If someone were to step on a twig, he’d freeze in place. He very much loved hanging out with Fudge too, often cramming himself between the cage and wherever Fudge was sitting.
Bailey unfortunately had to be put to sleep, and passed away in June of 2018, as a result of a massive lung tumour. To keep his spirit alive, I’ve decided to keep incorparating him into my videos.
Birthday: March 2014
Likes: Sleeping, being petted, cuddling with Bailey, sun bathing
Dislikes: Whenever Bailey’s sass gets out of hand
Personality: Fudge is the more quiet and stoic bunny of the pair. He spends most of his day either sleeping in their night enclosure, or outside in the pen if it’s a sunny day. He also loves to be petted and will force his face under the palm of your hand if you get close enough. Fudge isn’t scared easily, and is more like a mature older brother that watches over Bailey, while Bailey is the carefree younger brother (they’re not actual siblings though).
Despite Fudge being the “stronger” (both mentally and physically) of the two, he had a though time coping with Bailey’s death. Falling into depression not long after Bailey had gone “missing” for over 48 hours. Luckily he’s doing completely fine these days, after having gained a new companion bunny.
Although Bailey might have passed away, I’m 100% sure that if by a miracle Bailey were to return to Fudge, he’d recognize him in a heartbeat, cuddling with him as if nothing ever changed.
Birthday: Late 2017
Likes: Exploring (the garage), food, herbs, digging, playing with toys, Fudge
Dislikes: Being petted
Personality: Although Hazel is currently not represented on my channel, she’s very much part of the bunny family. Hazel is a very energetic, young, female bunny. She has a lot in common with Bailey in that she is highly curious and loves to explore. She also has way too much energy, so it’s quite tough to keep her entertained. She however is a lot more dominant than Bailey, almost being somewhat diva like.
Hazel is also very stubborn and will sometimes get herself involved into unnecessary trouble. She doens’t listen to authorities either (me), and will often do whatever she pleases.
We adopted Hazel from a local rabbit rescue center after Bailey had passed away, in order to prevent Fudge from feeling too lonely. Ever since Fudge has been doing great again and the both of them get along great.
Frequently Asked Questions
I speak Dutch and English.
I'm not planning on doing one anytime soon no. I highly value my privacy and thus prefer to keep myself somewhat anonymous online. I prefer to keep my online and IRL stuff separated. Not only that, but the sense of anonymity the internet allows you to have, makes me feel slightly more open and confident compared to my shy IRL me.
Another reason that also plays into this is that I'm still rather insecure about my looks.
I've been drawing pretty much my entire life, however I only started to take things a bit more serious around 2009 (back when I was 12 years old).
I used to use Paint Tool SAI, but I recently switched over to CLIP STUDIO PAINT.
RIGID BLUE by A-One
I don't really have a favourite YouTuber as I'm subscribed to a variety of channels. These being creepy storytime narrators, horror channels, bunny/rabbit channels, storytime animators, Touhou youtubers, political/social commentary people, and a bunch of others.
I'd absolutely love to do a meet-up someday. But it very much depends on whether people are interested or not. If I do however organize one, it would probably take place somewhere in the Netherlands.
It's a name I thought of back when I was about 15. I wanted something slightly Japanese sounding, but not too weeby. Around that time, I watched quite a lot of anime, and had recently completed this one anime called Black Rock Shooter. One of the side characters was named Yuu, which I thought had quite a nice ring to it. So I decided to corporate this into my new username. One definition of this word/name being "gentle" (優)
Eventually I stumbled upon a word called "nari" which apparently meant "sound" (鳴り).
And... For cuteness sake I decided to throw in an extra "i" at the end. That and the username Yuunari was already taken on a bunch of sites.
Don't you know I'm already a full-time bunny mom?
Just keep on practising. Ask for feedback, and try to see in what areas you can still improve your artwork in.
I use a Wacom Intuos Pro Medius (2015 model)
I made my first Youtube channel somewhere back in 2008. I then moved to a new account (my old "IndigoTheCoyote/IndigoMesi" account) in 2010. Finally in November 2012 I moved to my current Yuunarii account.
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