Yuni Verse (ユニ バース Yuni Bāsu?) is a character in the Dance Dance Revolution series.
Yuni was introduced in Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX. She is a rich girl raised with proper manners, but what she really loves is junk food and she hates living in her big mansion. She frequently sneaks out of the mansion to get a bite to eat, to go dancing or go hang out with Emi.
Games in order of appearance:
- Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX (2000)
- DDRMAX (During "Centre of the Heart (Stonebridge Club Mix)" and "Freckles" background video) (2001)
- DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7thMIX- (2002)
- Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME (2002)
- Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection (2003)
- Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME 2 (2005)
- Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4 (2006)
- DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 (2007)
- DanceDanceRevolution X (2008)
- DanceDanceRevolution S+ (2009)
- DanceDanceRevolution X2 (2010)
- DanceDanceRevolution II (2011)
- DanceDanceRevolution X3 VS 2ndMIX (2011)
- DanceDanceRevolution (2013)
- DanceDanceRevolution (2014 arcade game) (2014)
- DanceDanceRevolution A (2016)
Design and Conception
Here is what the designers have to say:
"A MAID outfit? You’ve got to be kidding! But the more we worked on her, the more confident Yuni looked in those clothes. Yep, it works. In fact, maybe a little too well! That’s what makes Yuni so great." - DDR X
Character and Personality
Though Yuni has no dislike for any of the dancers, she is mostly seen with Alice and Emi. Hating to stay trapped in her mansion, she tries to have fun by sneaking away from her bodyguard to hang out with her friends. She loves fashion and her outfit is designed by famous designer. Other times, she gains inspiration for her outfits from what she sees; for example, her X2 outfit was inspired by a Japanese schoolgirl outfit she saw.
Before DDR SuperNOVA2, Yuni has a very long blonde hair which tied in two pigtails in a style of ringlets and blue eyes.
Street Master Mode
Yuni finally got her wish of a fast food meal but she still likes to sneak out once in a while. So next time you see a girl with blond hair and pigtails eating fast food, it might just be Yuni! If you do see her, make sure you tell her bodyguard!
Yuni finally managed to sneak away in her mansion and went to the Film Studio. There she meets Jenny along the way and she's asking why she is wearing a maid get up. Yuni cannot explain it to her due to being cooperate in her mansion and finally asks her where the new fast food stand. Jenny replies that she's on a diet and it was time for her to workout making Yuni being forced to workout with her. After defeating Jenny, she becomes tired and became annoyed for what she did and Jenny became pumped.
At Rocket Launch Pad, Yuni meets Baby-Lon along the way and asking where the new fast food stand. But Baby-Lon does not answer her question and wants to have food for him. Yuni apologizes knowing that she does not have food for him and he let him dance with her instead. After defeating him, Baby-Lon was having fun but likes to get a snack from her as Yuni still apologizes saying that she will get for the food he wanted next time.
Along the way, Yuni meets up with Gus in the Extra Mall and she senses that someone is watching her and Gus tells her it was her imagination and tells her to relax and dance. After defeating Gus, Yuni was angrily aware that someone is watching her and Gus realizes that she's a bratty rich girl.
At the Train Station, Yuni knows that someone is indeed watching her and it was a perfect time to meet Emi at the station. Emi was confused at the moment and Yuni whispers that she will play alongside with her and dance together. After defeating her, Emi was curious to see Yuni and asking what's she got in to her. Yuni angrily replies that she has been followed and she needs to use the crowd as leverage to make a get away leaving Emi behind. Emi realizes that she has left the station.
In the Extreme Arcade, Yuni noticed that it was only her imagination that someone had followed her and she encounters Louis-CONCENT III which scares her and recognizes him as a robot. She asks him where the new fast food stand. He replies that he hasn't see it and he cannot eat due to him as a robot. He loves to enjoy dancing and wants to join up with him and she agrees. After that, Louis-CONCENT III finally thanking her for dancing and he compliments that Yuni makes a groove in dancing and Yuni bid farewell to the robot.
Yuni arrives at SMM School and meets Julio while she tells the news about the new fast food stand. Julio then challenges her to a dance battle since he knows where the new fast food stand is. Yuni manages to beat Julio and angrily wants to know where the new fast food stand is. He finally tells her that Rage started his own takoyaki stand in which she was talking about the new fast food stand and quickly flees. Yuni realizes that he ran away.
She finally arrives at the race circuit as Bonnie meets her in person and knowing that guy had already following her. Yuni was angrily pissed knowing that it wasn't her imagination after all and she does a favor to take a dance with her and to pretend that nothing has happened. After a brief dance, Yuni finally thanked her for losing him and she wanted to know who followed her. Bonnie didn't get to find him but knowing of his physical appearance of a short black haired man who keeps on watching her. Yuni then leaves the circuit.
Yuni herself did not realize that the person who followed her was actually her bodyguard, Akira and Bonnie easily noticed his physical appearance after they pretend to dance briefly.
In the TV Tower, Queen-Zukin observes Yuni's movements knowing that she was looking for Rage. Yuni wants to know where he is. Queen-Zukin then tells her to defeat her in a dance contest and she will tell her where he is. After Yuni defeats Queen-Zukin, she tells her that she has to look at the park and simply disappears in front of her.
Yuni arrives the Revolution Park and meets Alice. She tells her about Rage's food stand and Alice knows that he started the takoyaki stand. Yuni then asks her where he is. After a brief dance battle, Alice finally answers that he was in the park but in another place. She remembers that he goes to the carnival. Yuni then decides to go to the carnival.
Yuni finally make it to the MAX Carnival where Rage's takoyaki stand was in the carnival. Rage knows that Yuni was there and she wants to try his takoyaki. Yuni became pissed at the moment she forgot to bring money at her mansion. Rage then challenges her to a dance contest if she beats him, he will give her the takoyaki on the house. After she defeats him, Rage finally gives her the takoyaki for free as well as her bodyguard, Akira who mostly watches her. Yuni was angrily pissed knowing that he was following her the whole time and Rage tells her that he was doing his job. Yuni cannot carry the few boxes in her mansion but it's a good thing that Akira will help her carry the boxes.
In the end of the episode, Akira is terrified to Yuni while carrying a few boxes of takoyaki in four plastics bags as Yuni happily eats the takoyaki without helping him to carry it.
"Only one thing left to do- sneak out!"
―Yuni, DanceDanceRevolution X
"What? All this time it was him following me? I should have known!"
―Yuni to Rage after mentioning Akira who mostly follows her, DanceDanceRevolution X
- Yuni's full name is a pun on "universe".
- Yuni shares some similarities with Lili from the Tekken fighting game series: they both are blondes, live in mansions, and can be considered rich brats.
- In the game Tekken Tag Tournament 2, it's possible to make Yuni's Supernova 2 JP Costume.
- Yuni's DDR X2 outfit also has "X2" written on it.
- Yuni also shares similarities with Tsumugi Kotobuki from K-ON! series: they both are wealthy, blondes and same height. The only differences is their behavior: Yuni always feel bored in her mansion while Tsumugi always try something odd.
- Yuni appears in the opening sequences of Disney's Wreck-it Ralph as her only quote in the movie is "All clear! The arcade is close...!"
- Yuni's appearance has resemblance to Yurika Toudo from Aikatsu! series.
|AC Version DDR Characters|
|Disco (Afro) - Lady - Konsento:01 - Oshare-Zukin - Disc Beings - Dread - Janet - Konsento:02 - Kaeru-Zukin - Boldo - Tracy - Rage - Emi - Konsento:03 - Devil-Zukin - Astro - Charmy - Johnny - Jenny - Robo 2000 - Maid-Zukin - Konsento:03/2 - Izam - Ni-Na - Akira - Yuni - Robo 2001 - Princess-Zukin - Spike - Maho - Baby-Lon - Alice - NAOKI - NMR - Robo-Zukin - Gus - Ruby - Julio - Concent Be-fU - Dark-Zukin - Concent Kyo-fU - Zero - Bonnie - Louis-CONCENT III - Queen-Zukin - Victory-Concent - Geisha-Zukin - Rinon - Rena - PiX - Dark Rinon|
|CS Version DDR Characters|
|Tamako - Space Man - Mameo - Cow-Ko - U1 - 2MB - Train - Bus - Blues - Rhythm - Drum - Bass - J.C. - Sa-Ja - Doll - Rhythm - Domi - U.G. - Root - Chordia - Harmony - Gaku - Danca - Pia - Forte - Gliss - Sharp - Jun - Dyna - Bridget - Ceja - Bossa - Nova - Hip - Hop - Michael|