|This article is about a/an ranger in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger and Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2.|
|Sentai Show:||Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger|
|Homeworld:||Earth - Reality (Akibaranger)|
|First Appearance:||Pain is Power!|
|Last Full Appearance:||Delusional Collection|
|Number of Episode Appearances:||13 (Season 1 & 2)|
Full list of appearances
Yuko Yamada (山田 優子 Yamada Yūko?) is AkibaYellow of the Akibarangers. She is an office worker who is also a cosplayer, using the stage name Yumeria Moegi (萌黄 ゆめりあ Moegi Yumeria?). In Episode 4, it is revealed that she got married in between seasons 1 & 2, and her new name had become Yuko Yokoyama (優子 横山 Yokoyama Yūko?).
She loves cosplaying. She might look like she’s around 10, but she’s actually 24. This is more apparent when the ears on her "neko" outfit fall off. During the day, she’s just an ordinary office lady who is more often than not absorbed into cosplaying. She even draws her own doujins and tries to sell them at Comiket.
Yumeria was the last of the three to be recruited by Hiroyo Hakase.
She is quite the master of character change as when she changes costume, her countenance and behavior also changes, concealing her real persona which she barely shows. Her few persona changes are:
- as a lolita cat girl
- as a cyan or blue-haired young schoolboy
- as The Mad Hatter from "Alice in Wonderland".
- as Mele
- as an alien
- as a witch
- as Satomi Funabashi from the Z-Cune Aoi anime.
- as a Sailor Senshi/Shogun amalgam
- as a bee
- as a rabbit girl
- as a geisha
She can also take on various personas to be in-character when trying out new costumes.
Yumeria inherited her love of cosplay from her mother, Masako Yamada, who herself was a famous cosplayer. The two were very close, and Yumeria intended to show her mother around Akihabara until she was killed in a car accident. Due to their close bond, each year on her birthday, Yumeria imagines herself celebrating each birthday with her mother.
Unlike Akagi, Mitsuki, and Luna, her roll calls are always random and most of the time have nothing to do with any Sentai. She also is always cut off by Akagi because she goes on for too long. The only time there was no role call was in Season 1's , Season 2's Ep. 4: Delusional Goddess, Ep. 9: A Second Delusion, and Ep. 11: Delusional Cemetery.
- Ep. 1: Pain is Power!: "Let's see... I guess I'm yellow... Oh, I'm AkibaYellow. At the next Comiket..."
- Ep. 2: The Activation of a Bizarrely Decorated Vehicle Summons a Full Blast of Red Delusion: "Let's see... So about Comiket, original..."
- Ep. 3: Pain Touch! Drunken Hero Adventure!!: "An original isn't necessarily a derived work... Ah! Well, derived works are..."
- Ep. 4: Forbidden Delusion is the Pain of Immortality Blue: "Derived works take anime and let delusions go wild..."
- Ep. 5: Our Pain ☆ Yellow Mama: "For me instead of drawing doujin, I prefer..."
- Ep. 6: Take Flight Leader! The Painful Trap of Deluded Photography: "With my right hand, I will make the rotten world of humans even more rotten..."
- Ep. 7: Delirious Runaway Itasher Break Through the Limit!: "Ummm... Scientifically speaking, the people who were turned into vampires..."
- Ep. 8: The Bonds of Painful Special Training are the Authorization Road's Conspiracy Intersection: "I forgot where I was, so... ...the anime I saw yesturday..."
- Ep. 9: The Pain Sentai Breaks Up.: "Speaking of which, I went to a photography meeting earlier. Ah, of course I took a lot of pictures pyon! Pyon!!!"
- Ep. 10: Non-Pain inducing Curse of Z ― into a New Chapter: "Let's see. Of recent anime, I like one where a gun becomes a girl."
- Ep. 11: The Second Generation is a Fresh and Painless Warrior: "A rare encounter! Be grateful for the miracle! Practitioner!"
- Ep. 12: Most Painful Times. Farewell, Delusional Sentai : "Let's see... I'm going to do my best! In the second quarter, I swear to power up! AkibaYe..."
- Ep. 13: Evaluation Meeting! If You Don't Hurt, That's Alright!: "Hakase and I made these costumes by hand... We can upload our own videos. It'll be an attraction!"
- Ep. 1: Delusional War: "Well, for whatever reason, nothing really interesting has been happening lately, so..."
- Ep. 2: Chinese Delusions: "Well, this is a bit self-serving, but I actually have huge news!"
- Ep. 3: Martial Arts Delusion: "Well, I wanted to say this at the Secret Base, but... what I actually wanted to say was..."
- Ep. 5: Delusional Imports: "Sir! I actually watched the Planet Prince movie recently, and Umemiya Anna's father played the... ...Sir."
- Ep. 6: Delusional Niangniang: "Well, I'm currently alllll burnt out from the recent doujin sales event..."
- Ep. 7: Delusional Spy: "Well, I have to say, my sales from the recent doujin event were better than I expected! So, I was thinking this would be the perfect excuse to buy that..."
- Ep. 8: Delusional Beauty War: "My next goal is to become a singing, dancing, cosplaying mistress! Or something along those lines!"
- Ep. 10: Delusional Pillow Talk: "My mother-in-law has lent me some new otaku material, so now I've been looking at 40-year-old TV and manga..."
Behind the scenes
The AkibaYellow Ranger Key (アキバイエローキー AkibaIerō Kī?) is an Akibaranger Ranger Key which is part of the Akibaranger prototype Ranger Keys. It only exists as a toy and it is unknown if it will appear in the series. Of course as with all Ranger Keys, should it exist, it would be able to transform one, i.e. Gokai Yellow, into AkibaYellow.
- Yumeria's surname is spelled with both the characters for "Moe" and "Yellow".
- The hairstyle on AkibaYellow's suit changes between seasons:
- Season 1's suit has two small "twin tails" similar to the style of Natsuki Mamiya of GoGo Sentai Boukenger
- Season 2's suit has two "bun braids" on the sides, similar to a Chinese style such as one worn by Lin of the Heavenly Wind Star of Gosei Sentai Dairanger; this may be related to Akibaranger becoming official and stealing Dairanger's position as the 17th Sentai.
To date, she is the only Akibaranger not to have (At any point in the series) An intended PERMANENT take over, (Following plot that is) Nobou had Takuma, who was supossed to take over for Nobou permanently, but was traded back for Nobou, and Mitsuki has Luna, who is currently replacing her. However, Yumeria's Mother (Or a delusion of her anyway) did take over, but was not planned by anyone to be a permanent take over, and was found out to be dead anyway.