Meet Shizuyue Meruri. She’s me, but also not me!

Girl with shoulder length pink hair and rabbit ears smiles with right hand raised above her head in greeting. Text says 'Hi there!'

Meruri is my virtual streamer / Youtuber avatar (Vtuber). Although I previously streamed as myself with camera on Twitch, I now stream as Meruri in her own Youtube channel.

Why Meruri?

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?

A very chill Mum and a rabbit Vtuber, who plays a variety of games.

Introduction Lore

When asked, Meruri will simply say she is a Lunar Rabbit contract spirit. She travels across realms to find Fated Ones to make contracts with, all in order to find the fragments of the lost Divine Treasure of her home.

After an incident that left her realm-traveling powers sealed and spiritual energy depleted, she settled down and found love. And had a baby.

Still, her mission is something that never leaves her mind, so she searched for ways to regain her abilities. She found that through experiencing stories, her powers recover bit by tiny bit. And by making friends with people, she slowly recharges her spiritual energy.

And that is how Meruri became a game streamer.

Not Lore

Meruri is using 3D models made using VRoid Studio. I’m mostly using VNyan for the face tracking (previous I used VSeeface) 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 has taken over.

Meruri also does Co-Working streams, when there’s work to be done. I’m inclined towards making my own layout and art so there are bound to be some creative leaning streams as well.

Games List~

Current Game(s)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (16)
  • Diablo IV
To play next
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Tears of the Kingdom
Permanent Fixtures

Ongoing games

  • Final Fantasy XIV (14)
  • Honkai Star Rail
  • Palia?
  • (semi-retired) Arknights
Future Games

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
  • Suikoden Remastered
  • Eiyuuden Chronicles
  • Nier Automata
Paused Game(s)
  • Legend of Mana Remastered (PS4)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Marvel’s Avengers (single-player campaign)
  • Genshin Impact (may or may not return for the story)
Stopped Game(s)

Unlikely to continue with these games

  • Pyre
  • Marvel’s Avengers (single-player campaign)
  • Marvel SNAP
Games that I have completed on-stream

Streamed as Meruri on YouTube

18 Aug 2023
Final Fantasy XVI (16) story
25 Apr 2023
Tchia (Platinum trophy)
30 Mar 2023

Streamed as Shizu on Twitch

4 Feb 2021
Astro’s Playroom (not full trophy)
19 Jan 2021
Life is Strange Episode 1 (I don’t plan to continue this)
14 Jul 2020
Sky: Children of the Light (just the story)
18 Jun 2020
A Short Hike
4 Jun 2020
Final Fantasy 7 Remake (story)
3 Apr 2020
Songbird Symphony (just the story)
17 Mar 2020
Pokemon Shield (completed Galarian Pokedex)
8 Nov 2019
Devil May Cry 5
29 Sep 2019
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne story
15 Jul 2019
FFXIV Shadowbringers expansion 5.0 story
12 Jun 2019
Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner MAR
7 May 2019
Kingdom Hearts 3
31 Jan 2019
Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee
22 Nov 2018
platinum trophy for FFXV (I actually completed it off-stream way before, but did the post-game content on-stream)
18 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
9 Oct 2018
Ori and the Blind Forest
24 Sep 2018
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2 Aug 2018
Persona 5