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Emirichu (real name Emily Sim), born on August 27, 1995, is a South Korean-American YouTuber Storytime animator, illustrator, comedian, and voice actor. Her art is characterized by her anime illustrations and her animation memes. She herself does not consider herself an animator, preferring animatics.

Her channel can be found here.

She is in a relationship with Daidus, and collaborates with various other YouTubers, such as Wolfychu, Daidus, Sultan Sketches, The AMaazing, CDawgVA, and Rea of GinjaNinjaOwo, as well as providing voices for various characters from Moonshine Animations' Shrapnel series.

This show provides examples of:

  • Asian Airhead: Self-admitted, and often teased for being a "ditzy anime girl".
  • Banana Peel: In "Clumsy", as she is initially describing how clumsy she is, among other things, she shows a drawing of herself slipping on a banana peel.
  • Banister Slide: One attempt at such in sixth grade left her with a sprained ankle and walking around with a cast for two weeks, as mentioned in her episode about her being a klutz.
  • Beautiful Tears: Discussed and also defied in "Crying". Emily says she envies those who manage to look pretty when they cry because she's an ugly-crier. She talks about how the typical "pretty crier" looks; they have a slightly-red nose, sparkly eyes, and upturned eyebrows.
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  • Childhood Brain Damage: When talking about her klutziness, she jokes that her airhead tendencies are the result of the many times she's fallen and hit her head as a baby.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: In "The worst thing that happened on tour", Emi forgot to wear shorts, leaving only her black leggings and underwear on her lower half while she traveled to the Scribble Showdown venue with Jaiden Animations and Rubber Ross. Thankfully, she managed to bring her luggage with her along with her shorts, but it's enough to embarrass her for a while.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She admits to being one, and claims it isn't actually that cute because she ends up with a lot of strange bruises and embarrasses herself a lot.
  • Face of a Thug: "My Scary Older Brother" has her claim that her big brother John aka "Sim" falls into this, thanks to his leather jacket and shaved head making him look like a violent criminal. This, combined with his difficulties speaking Korean, once made it seem like he was willing to whack a troublesome customer when he was at a coffee shop in South Korea.
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  • Failed Attempt at Drama: One happened to her brother Sim in "My Scary Older Brother". When a belligerent drunk walked into a cafe, started smoking a cigarette and refused to put it out after an employee asked him to, his response was to rip the cigarette out of the drunk's mouth. Except he somehow broke the cigarette in two, so he had to walk to the door, throw it outside, go back to the drunk, take the other half of the cigarette away from him and throw that out. Needless to say, this didn't have quite the impact he was hoping for, although he did get his feelings across.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: In "Childhood Crushes 2" (with Daidus and Erold), after already admitting to not watching a lot of anime that was brought up, she admits she had not watched Avatar: The Last Airbender. Daidus, Erold, and the comment section all considered this to be an unforgivable thing for her to have not watched.note 
  • Foreshadowing: Two instances in "The worst thing that happened on tour" regarding the reveal that Emily forgot to wear shorts and went out in public exposing her underwear:
    • As Emily narrates her thought process for that morning, she lists off what she was going to wear that day, a December in Chicago with the temperature around freezing. She then goes through her morning routine, including what she put on — listening closely to the list of articles she said she put on will reveal "shorts" to be the only thing missing from the initial list.
    • A five-second version has a brief shot of Jaiden looking up at Emily with a quizzical expression as they were climbing stairs, with camera angles looking down at them. Not long afterwards, it's revealed that Emily's got her panties exposed.
  • Friend to All Children: She's very good with kids, and even seriously considered a teaching career.
  • Gender Flip: Her high school's production of Absence of a Cello didn't have enough boys audition to fill all the male parts, so the character of Perry ended up being turned into a woman named Paris.
  • Genki Girl: She definitely comes off as one.
  • Has a Type: By her own admission, she has a major thing for pretty boys.
  • Heartbeat Soundtrack: Multiple heartbeats can be heard in "The worst thing that happened on tour" after Emi realizes she forgot to put on her shorts.
  • Heritage Disconnect: Due to a fear of appearing different from the rest of her school, she refused to learn Korean, something she regrets now.
  • Hypocrite: One of her classmates in high school was a girl named Bethany. She would give unsolicited criticism of other peoples' art, but was quick to get defensive whenever somebody did the same with her art.
  • It's Okay to Cry: This trope is discussed in "Crying" when Emily says that she thinks crying is a healthy way of releasing stress and, if anything, crying when she feels the urge to do so has made her well-adjusted and happy with herself the way she is.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She loves cats and dotes on her roommate Soléy's cat Prince.
  • Making Use of the Twin: invoked When she was in high school, a production of The Comedy of Errors was put on because there were two sets of identical twins in theater.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: In a high school production of The Comedy of Errors, she was cast as the nagging Adriana.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: When she was in high school, she appeared in a production of The Comedy of Errors. Bethany, a mean girl, was cast as the sweet Luciana. While this was because their drama teacher mixed up the characters' names, Bethany still ended up doing a good job.
  • Rewatch Bonus: After learning the twist in "The worst thing that happened on tour", one could look back and see that there's no good look at Emily's hips for quite a while.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Daidus, as the two are dating.
  • Self-Deprecation: One of the most frequently recurring elements in her videos is her mocking herself as ditzy and klutzy.
  • Shout-Out: The way she draws her brother Sim makes him look a lot like Saitama in a leather jacket.
  • Sick Episode: Visited four different fan conventions in a five-week span during the summer of 2019 and got quite sick somewhere along the way. She dragged herself out of bed to record some audio through her coughing fits, or as she put it, "monetize (her) suffering"; accompanying drawings were made later when she had recovered.
  • Squee: When she's especially excited, she'll let out noises like these.
  • Stereotype Flip: She's an artsy Asian girl who spends a lot of time on the Internet, but rather than being a quiet introvert, she's exuberant and loves being around other people. However, she does admit to falling into the Asian Airhead stereotype.
  • Take That!:
    • In "Crying", she clarifies that she's not the kind of crybaby who gets offended over minor things while showing a certain picture of Tracer in the background. This is a reference to a minor controversy where some people got worked up about Tracer making a pose that emphasized her rear end and found themselves the butt of countless jokes.
    • "The K-Pop Hole" has her discuss how a fandom can be made to look like garbage by a few bad apples, or in some cases, "bad pickles". In saying this, she referenced how certain segments of the Rick and Morty fandom gave the fanbase a reputation for extreme pretentiousness and toxicity.
  • Translation Convention: In "My Scary Older Brother", she recounts a story about Sim in a South Korean cafe, and briefly notes that while her adaptation of what happened has everyone speaking English, in reality everyone was speaking Korean.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Neither Jaiden nor Ross comment on Emily going without shorts in "The worst thing that happened on tour". Jaiden later commented that she thought something was off about Emily but couldn't quite put her finger on it, while Ross didn't notice anything amiss at all.
  • Vocal Dissonance: CDawgVa once provided a voice for a hypothetical "magical girl mascot" version of her roommate's cat Prince. His deep voice provided a comedic contrast with the cat's cutesy appearance, especially when Prince started engaging in typical cat-like antics.