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Yuna Kamihara (加美原ユウナ) is a young 10-year-old (11 to 12-year-old in Stitch! ~Zutto Saiko no Tomodachi~) 4th grade elementary school student, and a tomboy who lives on a fictional island off the shore of Okinawa in the Ryukyus called Izayoi Island. She is one of the protagonists from the Disney series and anime Stitch!. Living on Izayoi Island, she learns and studies karate, having learned it from her grandpa and being the sensei of her island's dojo as a blackbelt. Her grandpa also did the honor of giving her a special type of starsand (a known charm in Okinawan culture), as a good luck charm in her study of karate before he left. Yuna lives a rather normal cherished life with her grandma, Obaa. She is voiced by Motoko Kumai in Japanese, and by Eden Riegel in English.

Personality

She is one of Stitch's best friends and his caretaker after Stitch runs off to Izayoi Island on Stitch!. After a few shenanigans, the two became best friends with a pinky swear. Yuna's personality comes off as kind, polite and sweet at first; but she can turn feisty, defensive and angry if she spots something she doesn't like, like evil, bullying, crime or the like. She also can be very confident and overbearing at times, often taking charge into situations when needed, and acting without thinking. With her being a blackbelt, she uses her karate skills as a way to help her loved ones, not hurt them; and will use her karate skills to fight and defend herself and others. Yuna also has a playful yet competitive side to her personality, often playfighting or competing with her friends, Stitch included; usually just for fun, but it can go beyond if she's devoted enough. She also has an attitude that shows quite often too, often shown through jealousy or wit.

However, despite her personality, she does have a limit to her emotional side, and while she does keep her emotions to herself (in a way not to let anyone worry), she can break down or act up if enough pressure is on her, coming between either yelling or acting out of anger, or crying and resenting when frustrated or in despair. But with help from her friends and Stitch, she often gets better.

Background Information

The other majority of her family are elsewhere, with her father is out at work a lot as a marine biologist around Okinawa, and her mother died when she was an infant in a typhoon. Her life remained normal yet happy until one day, after a varied coincidence, she meets a strange creature that came crashlanding from the Turo system of outer space, Experiment 626, or as we know him, Stitch. From then and there when they met, the two became best friends and the duo go on various adventures on Stitch's quest in order to do good deeds and gain a wish from the island's mystical Spiritual Stone.

Yuna though, throughout the majority of the anime, finds friends like Taro, Sae, JJ, Tonbo, yokai like Kijimunaa, and even in Experiments like Angel. However, her strong sense of justice is what makes her a tomboy, and that shows against evildoers like Dr. Hamsterviel, and against rivals like Penny and her gang of bullies. She shifts between a nice and sweet personality to fierce and feisty if danger or whatever approaches.

Yuna shows a few recurring traits with her character, beyond the factor of being a blackbelt of karate. One is the potential favorite animal of a porpoise, as told from the plushie in her room (aka "Puff the Powder Blue Porpoise") and from an inflatable beach toy she owns. In addition, some of Yuna's potential favorite foods as well include corn-on-the-cob, sugarcane and mochi, telling from a few occasions in the anime. She also has a fond nature to make promises with her friends via pinky swears. Another trait is that from her appearance, which despite her look, she seems to have large cheeks, something she detests upon: this is noticably shown when Yuna is pouting or whilst breathholding. A third is that Yuna isn't good at mathematics, often getting low or abysmal scores on math tests at her school. One last thing is that Yuna has a fear of thunder and lightning which she tries to cover up, as she stands by the firm belief that karate masters are "never scared."

The creators of the anime got Yuna's name from the Japanese name of sea hibiscus out in Okinawa (known in Japanese as Yuna). Yuna's birthday is on February 25th. Yuna's last name of Kamihara wasn't unveiled until much later, although previous guesses were Chitama, after the dojo, forest and town on Izayoi and Hanako, which was Yuna's previous name and design during development of the anime.

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Trivia

  • In the English dub, when Remmy shows Yuna the memory of her mother humming a tune to her when she was a baby, the tune she is humming is "Baby Mine" from the Disney movie Dumbo. The sequences are very similar, as it shows Dumbo's mother cradling her calf in her trunk.
  • The English dub states that in one episode Yuna's age was 9, but later 12 in another episode in line before Stitch! ~Zutto Saiko no Tomodachi~. However, this age flux is actually an English dub error, as the Japanese original states on many an occasion that Yuna is 10 for the first series and then in Stitch! ~Zutto Saiko no Tomodachi~, 11 rounded off. Knowing this, the episode "Stitch's Surprise Party" has Yuna turn 10 and remain so for the entirety of the first series. Also, a later Zutto episode, "Stitch's Dreams", has Yuna turn a proper 12 following her move to New Town at 11, respectively.


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Media

Films and Television: Lilo & Stitch | Stitch! The Movie | Lilo & Stitch: The Series | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Leroy & Stitch | Stitch! | The Origin of Stitch | Video
Soundtracks: Lilo & Stitch: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | Lilo & Stitch: Island Favorites | Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Album
Video Games: Lilo & Stitch (PS1) | Lilo & Stitch (GBA) | Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise | Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 | Lilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel Havoc | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | It's a Small World | Stitch's Great Escape! | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise | Stitch Encounter | The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!
Entertainment: Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Showtime Spectacular | Disney's Wishes | Fantasmic! | Lilo's Luau & Fun | Mickey and the Magical Map | The Golden Mickeys
Parade: Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Flights of Fantasy Parade | Jubilation! | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Characters

Lilo Pelekai | Stitch | Nani Pelekai | Jumba Jookiba | Pleakley | David Kawena | Captain Gantu | Jacques von Hämsterviel | Grand Councilwoman | Galactic Armada | Mertle Edmonds | Elena, Teresa and Yuki | Susan Hegarty | Cobra Bubbles | Moses Puloki | Mr. and Mrs. Pelekai | Ice-Cream Man | Mrs. Edmonds | Officer Kaihiko | Mrs. Hasagawa | Keoni Jameson | Mr. Jameson | Victoria | Charles and Mary | Sara | Mr. Cooper
Stitch! Characters: Yuna Kamihara | Obaa Kamihara | Penny | Sasha | Taro | Hiroman | Jessica | Tigerlily | Kenny | Ani Pelekai | BooGoo | Kijimunaa | Delia
Video Game Characters: Dr. Habbitrale
Experiments: Reuben | Sparky | Angel | Felix | Sample | Kixx | Richter | Cannonball | Yin | Yang | Mr. Stenchy | Phoon | Sprout | Clip | Shortstuff | Splodyhead | Slushy | Melty | Snooty | Skip | Shoe | Dupe | Fibber | Remmy | Poxy | Retro | Poxy | Tank | PJ | Houdini | Wishy-Washy | Topper | Belle | Holio | Spooky | Phantasmo | Bonnie | Clyde | Slick | Spike | Finder | Bugby | Nosy | Heckler | Frenchfry | Drowsy | Yaarp | Ploot | Babyfier | Gigi | Hannerface | Heat | Thresher | Plasmoid | Swapper | Sinker | Swirly | Hunkahunka | Amnesio | Elastico | Slugger | Checkers | Spats | Lax | Morpholomew | Doubledip | Hamlette | Gotchu | Forehead | Hocker | Zawp | Mulch | Shredder | Pix | Boomer | Cloudy | Manners | Woody | Wrapper | Blowhard | Derrick | Backhoe | Poki | Deforestator | Squeak | Ace | Glitch | Woops | Snafu | Link | Zap | Fudgy | Nosox | Stamen | Tickle-Tummy | Clink | Jam | Digger | Mary | Huggo | Slimy | Stopgo | Splat | Kernel | Sproing | Mashy | Butter | Choppers | Millie | Kingpin | Weasel | Carmen | Nodesserto | Vialet | Cooler | Crystallene | Precious | Chopsuey | Blake | Shrink | Twang | Mrs. Sickly | Stank | Pop | Dorkifier | Wormhole | Toons | Hertz Donut | Welco | Lorider | Witch | Sproutling | Evile | 628 | Leroy | Cyber | Dark End
Other: Elvis Presley | Pudge | Jimmy the Cockroach | Various Aliens | Various Robots | Tantalog language

Episodes

Season One: "Richter" | "Phantasmo" | "Clip" | "Mr. Stenchy" | "Spooky" | "Holio" | "Cannonball" | "Yapper" | "Yin-Yang" | "Kixx" | "Splodyhead" | "Amnesio" | "Swirly" | "Fibber" | "Tank" | "Sprout" | "Elastico" | "Yaarp" | "627" | "The Asteroid" | "Topper" | "Melty" | "Houdini" | "Sinker" | "Nosy" | "Finder" | "Slushy" | "Dupe" | "Shortstuff" | "Angel" | "Felix" | "Poxy" | "Hunkahunka" | "Sample" | "Babyfier" | "Bonnie & Clyde" | "Slugger" | "Bad Stitch" | "Drowsy"
Season Two: "Spike" | "Frenchfry" | "Swapper" | "Shoe" | "Slick" | "Skip" | "Checkers" | "PJ" | "Ploot" | "Snooty" | "Retro" | "Belle" | "Morpholomew" | "Spats" | "Heckler" | "Wishy-Washy" | "Phoon" | "Bugby" | "Rufus" | "Shush" | "Lax" | "Remmy" | "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats" | "Ace" | "Glitch" | "Woops" | "Snafu" | "Link"

Songs

He Mele No Lilo | Heartbreak Hotel | Stuck on You | Suspicious Minds | (You're the) Devil in Disguise | Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride | Aloha `Oe | Hound Dog | Burning Love | Can't Help Falling in Love | Rubberneckin' | I Need Your Love Tonight | A Little Less Conversation | Always | Aloha, E komo Mai | I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry | Jailhouse Rock

Locations

Hawaii | Honolulu | Kokaua Town | The Beach | Lilo's House | Animal Shelter | Hula School | Mertle's House | Mrs. Hasagawa's House | Birds of Paradise Hotel | Kilauea Lighthouse | Kauai Airport | Rental Hut | Beach Gym | Pineapple Water Tower | Farm | Bugopolis | Haunted House | Kiki's Coffee Hut | Japanese Restaurant | Beauty Parlor | Junior Dog Show | Pet Shop | Costumes | Hip Hop Fusion Studio | Orchard Falls Mall | Mart | Macki Macaw's | French Fry's | Shave Ice | World's Largest Sandwich | Jumba & Pleakley's Bed & Not Breakfast | Baseball Field | Golf Course | Observatory | Underwater Base | Waialeale Peak | Ali'i Trail | Kimo's Arcade | Onaona Skunk Farm | Kokaua Wildlife Preserve | Museum of Natural History Kauai | Kokaua Town Prison | Kokaua Town Lanes | Laundry Store | Gas Station | Cinema | Turo | Plorgonar | Prison Asteroid K-37 | Jumba's Lab | G.A.C.C. | Aloha Palooza | Lihue Airport | Izayoi Island | Okinawa New Town

Objects

Experiment Pods | Experiment Pod Container | Jumba's Computer | Plasma Cannon | Net Cannon | Galactic Cell Phone | Prison Capsule | Sample Extractor | Fusion Chamber | Projector | Time Machine | Protoplasmic Growth Ray | Plasmatic Englobulatron | Luggage | Scrump | Lilo's Experiment Book | Spiritual Stone

Vehicles/Spaceships

Jumba's Ship | Gantu's Ship | Manta Shuttle | The Red One | Police Cruisers | Dr. Hämsterviel's Ship | Tsunami Air Boeing 747 | Lilo's Ship | X-Buggy | Federation Ship | B.R.B. 9000 | G.A.C.C. Ship

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