|“||Hey friends, it’s Akidearest!||”|
Agnes Yulo Diego (born: February 16, 1993), better known online as akidearest (or simply Aki), is a Filipino-American YouTuber and cosplayer known for her anime-related videos. She also did videos on Vocaloid and visual novels.
Agnes is currently dating The Anime Man, with whom she moved together in Japan and is good friends with Misty Chronexia and CDawgVA. She has collaborated with them on numerous occasions.
Agnes has an ongoing series on her channel called “Otaku Monthly Favorites”, but she also does anime and manga reviews. She currently resides in Tokyo, Japan, along with her boyfriend.
Agnes was born in Bakersfield, California to parents of Filipino ethnicity and spent most of her childhood in Virginia. Later, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Before she became a professional YouTuber, she graduated as a Chief Petty Officer from JROTC and spent the next four years on orientation with the US Marine Corps.
She created her current channel in 2014, she has stated that she created her first account back in 2006, not disclosing the name of it, which she made Anime Music Videos (AMV), but she stopped making these videos due to how time consuming they were.
Agnes is very eccentric and bubbly in her videos, which she claims is not the case in her real life, especially during her younger years, in which she depicted the very generic, introverted, asocial Otaku, even sometimes bordering on weeaboo. Her family knows she’s into anime, manga, video games and cosplay, and it’s well known among her YouTube fanbase that she’s a hentai lover, especially tentacle hentai, which she is not ashamed of much (although her family doesn’t know this stuff for obvious reasons).
In her parodies of anime, she’s shown to be very vindictive (for example, in her Death Note parody, she sets up a club for weaboos to sign up, causing them to die and kills an innocent man) and malicious (she also writes the name of a dying patient on it and flips them off), though they are presented in a comedic manner.
Good Friends on YouTube
- The Anime Man
- Misty Chronexia
- Gaijin Goombah Media
- Ethan from CrankGameplays
- Sebastiano Serafini
- SouL Animation
- “Hi friends, my name is Aki”
- “Hey friends, my name is akidearest”
- “I’m just gonna suck you up”
- “I’m just gonna suck his face”
- “Logic is for the weak!”
- “Why am I so fat, Joey?”
- “This is like the Dora the Explorer of anime”
- “It tasted like rat poison”
- It was revealed on November 4, 2016, that Agnes and The Anime Man are dating. On January 19, 2019, she uploaded a video announcing they moved together in Japan.
- Her First console was the PlayStation but soon after she became a Nintendo owner as well.
- She cosplayed as Yoon Bum from the Lezhin Comics series Killing Stalking at an anime Expo in 2018
- Agnes’s #DearAki series consists of Q&As, in which all questions are voiced by TheMasterOfDooM.
- Agnes had her voice acting debut in a game titled The World Next Door, available on Nintendo Switch and Steam.
- Agnes has a second channel, I’m Aki, which is currently inactive.
- Once Agnes appeared in a podcast called Mangapod Book Club. The title is “MangaPod #151: Magical Girl Apocalypse (Vol. 1 – 4, Ch. 1 – 16) with AkiDearest!”.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1,000,000 subscribers: January, 2018
- 1,250,000 subscribers: April 2018
- 1,500,000 subscribers: August, 2018
- 1,750,000 subscribers: January, 2019
- 2,000,000 subscribers: July 2019
- 2,250,000 subscribers: January 2020
- 2,500,000 subscribers: June 2020
- 2,750,000 subscribers: February 2021
Video view milestones
- 150,000,000 views: May 2018
- 200,000,000 views: January 2019
- 250,000,000 views: August 2019
- 300,000,000 views: February 2020
- 350,000,000 views: July 2020