Yuu is a fairly average-looking Minkan. Of note is their hair, black buzzed short on the sides with a tuft of messy green hair on top, maybe 6cm long, as well as their heavy-lidded, baggy eyes. They have a tendency to be smiling at people all the time, with a little dimple on their right cheek. They usually speak with a bit of a lilt, with a fairly neutral timbre that wavers between sounding somewhat feminine or masculine, depending on their mood and tone.
Growing up in a restaurant family, Yuu has been working in some form as long as they could walk. They used to sit next to their parents, helping roll out dumpling dough (although it might be best characterized as “making a mess”).
They have a strong sense of filial piety, which kept them working at the family restaurant until its closure. It also led them to join Stay Army for the potential benefits to their siblings.
Because of their upbringing, Yuu didn't get to have a lot of friends growing up, except for a couple of childhood friends who stuck around through thick and thin, and who Yuu considers practically siblings. This isn't to say Yuu isn't social: they're more than happy to spend time with others, and is pretty good at interacting with people after years of serving tables – an experience that also made them incredibly patient with difficult people.
Probably the biggest character flaw Yuu has is having a tendency to be a bit of a doormat for others.
Arai Yuu was born in YE 14.
Yuu grew up on the outskirts of Kyoto, and spent their teenage and pre-Star Army years working at their family's dumpling restaurant, most recently as the head chef as Yuu's parents decided to focus more on the business itself.
They led a fairly uneventful life, until Yuu's two younger siblings left home and their parents decided to sell the restaurant.
With little interest in moving on to a different restaurant, and now left without a job, Yuu looked to the sky to see where the Star Army could take them.
Obviously, at first, they tried to sign up as a cook, but after speaking to a recruiter, found out that there was more potential (and reward) in other enlisted ranks. They knew they weren't much for fighting themself, having had a nice calm customer service job their whole life. The recruiter mentioned there were crews looking for extra medical staff recently. That seemed good. Yuu likes helping!
After nearly a year in intense training, cramming information in a classroom, Yuu was ready. And less than a week after graduation, they received their first orders. Five months later, just as YE 42 was beginning, they stepped off a shuttle, and into their new life in space.
“Welcome aboard the YSS Kaiyō II, Santō Hei.”
Arai Yuu is connected to: Two parents, two younger (student) siblings, all on good terms. Best friends Kiyomi and Hotaru.
Arai Yuu has the following items:
Arai Yuu has the Star Army Standard Issue Items. Arai Yuu currently has 3000 KS.