Meet Shizuyue Meruri. She’s me, but also not me!
Meruri is my virtual streamer / Youtuber avatar (Vtuber). Although I previously streamed as myself with camera on Twitch (see Streamer Shizu page), I now stream as Meruri in her own Youtube channel.
I was streaming on Twitch, but took a break when I had my child. During the break, I reconsidered continuing to stream with myself on the webcam and decided against it. Thus I needed an avatar. And so, Meruri was born.
What is Meruri?
In summary, Meruri is a Lunar Rabbit contract spirit vtuber. She is on a mission to save her mistress and home, which was attacked and has been sealed in a frozen state following the shattering of its Divine Treasure ‘Heart of Asterglacias’.
In the hundreds of years since, in order to find the fragments of the broken ‘Heart of Asterglacias’, she travels through different realms as a contract spirit, serving as guardian, companion, guide or whatever is required by the contracts she make with the Fated Ones.
However, in an incident during her last contract, she lost a lot of spiritual energy and had her realm-traveling power disrupted and sealed just as the contract was being fulfilled, so she was thrown into a realm called Alter-Earth and is stuck there until her powers are recovered.
After settling down in the den of a small dragon family, she discovered that by experiencing stories, she’s able to regain a tiny little fraction of her powers, and thus she started reading. Then watching television shows and movies. And eventually, she realized that the most efficient method was by playing video games.
Furthermore, she found that by making friends with people, she slowly recharges her spiritual energy.
That is how Meruri became a game streamer.
Meruri’s current 3D model is made using VRoid Studio. I’m mostly using VSeeface for the face tracking and OBS to broadcast the livestream.
Sometimes, Meruri appears in bunny form as a pngtuber, software used is Veadotube Mini.
Full list of credit of assets being used (is not ready yet, WIP, will be in its own page, it’s pretty long).
So, what does Meruri do?
Meruri plays games! FFXIV is the permanent MMO fixture so it will make an appearance often but there are a few big titles that Meruri is excited to play and complete. Arknights was the occasional mobile game fix, but currently Honkai Star Rail and Marvel SNAP have taken over.
Meruri also does Co-Working streams, when there’s work to be done as a freelance curriculum developer for a tuition centre. I’m inclined towards making my own layout and art so there are bound to be some creative leaning streams as well.
- Honkai Star Rail
To play next
- June 2023 –
Diablo IV (Early Access)
- June-July 2023 –
Final Fantasy XVI (16)
- After FFXVI –
The Legend of Zelda: The Tears of the Kingdom
- Legend of Mana Remastered (PS4)
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Marvel’s Avengers (single-player campaign)
- Genshin Impact (may or may not return for the story)
- Final Fantasy XIV (14)
- Marvel SNAP
In my play-&-stream plans, but not in strict order.
- Sword and Fairy (仙剑奇侠传)
- Xuan-Yuan Sword (轩辕剑)
- Chrono Trigger
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Tales of Arise
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Games that I have completed on-stream
- 30 Mar 2023 – Stray
- 25 Apr 2023 – Tchia (Platinum trophy)
For past games that were completed before Meruri’s time,
please refer to Streamer Shizu page.