Like ToastyFrog, Yukiko took a side job as a website mascot back in the heady days of the Internet bubble at the behest of her parents, who insisted she get some real-world experience under her belt while spending time in America as an exchange student. Much to her dismay, she was hired and immediately given the alter-ego “Sailor Rorita,” purportedly as an incisive critique of Japanese culture — but more likely, she suspects, because it required her to run around with a short skirt and bare midriff. In any case, she eventually outgrew the alias (literally) sometime in high school and decided to continue her education in the U.S. She’s a child of two worlds, reared in Japan yet having matured in America, and it’s made her cynical — a pessimist by nature, she’s mostly come appreciate the worst things about both cultures.
Currently, Yuki attends college with the intent to become a teacher; her rather grand self-prescribed mission in life is to guide a generation of young adults away from the follies of modern society. She thus spends a lot of time studying pop culture to better familiarize herself with its shortcomings, and it’s for this reason she continues to let her former coworker freeload off her. ToastyFrog is a sort of media sponge, adroitly soaking up televised inanities, and is a sort of living case study. He gets on her nerves (albeit unintentionally) like few others, especially since he still calls her “Rorita,” but even if she wanted to get rid of him she’s simply too hard-wired with passive politeness to lay down the law. And so does their uneasy relationship wobble into its second decade.
As her continued penchant for bubblegum pink hair dye and nearly genetic addiction to cigarettes suggests, she’s probably not as immune to society’s bad habits as she’d like to think.