Befriend sprite

Sprite art for befriending.

Befriending is a non-lethal method used to eliminate rivals in Yandere Simulator.


On the Schemes menu, the description is: "This scheme will end with your rival being befriended."

The player is currently only able to befriend Kokona Haruka, the current test rival.

Ayano Aishi must first perform a task for Kokona, which is providing her with a modified uniform using the sewing machine in the Sewing Room. On Monday during the lunch period, Ayano will also have to eavesdrop on a private conversation Kokona has with Saki Miyu on the rooftop. This will grant Ayano the ability to write a note for Kokona and put it in her locker, asking Kokona to meet her, for this elimination method, on the rooftop.

When Kokona is on the rooftop, the player can push her off, but they can also choose the "Offer Help" option. When help is offered, Kokona will talk about how her father is in debt because of some loan sharks who go by "Ronshaku Loans", which connects to the Ronshaku Family.

The player must kidnap the daughter of the Ronshaku Family, Musume Ronshaku, and doing so will let Ayano record a video of Musume begging for help, tied up in Ayano's basement. Ayano sends this video to Musume's father, negotiating with him about his daughter's fate. He will, in the end, agree to free his clients from debt in return for his daughter getting set free unharmed (though traumatized).

Once Kokona's father is free from debt, Kokona sends Ayano a message announcing it. This starts a conversation between the two, and Kokona thanks Ayano. Because of Ayano's help, she will do most any favor for her, and so, Ayano asks Kokona to come to her house the next day.

The message before the cutscene. June 1st, 2016.

At one point during the cutscene, Ayano will walk behind Kokona with her hands outstretched. The player has the option of betraying Kokona while her back is turned, though there are only a couple of seconds for this opportunity.

Kokona promising to stay away from Senpai.

After sitting back down, Ayano then confesses her feelings for Senpai to Kokona, and begs her to stay away from him, Kokona hesitates but ultimately decides to adhere to Ayano's wishes. The cutscene then ends, with Ayano successfully befriending Kokona.


  • This method was implemented in the June 1st, 2016 Build.
  • This method was first mentioned in the March 31st, 2016 Build with the implementation of the Schemes menu. 
  • If Kokona ever realized what Ayano had done to befriend her, Kokona would still not report her.[1]
  • It will be possible to befriend Raibaru Fumetsu.



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