They have currently not been fully implemented yet.
Clubs can affect a student's behavior, as well as their capabilities. For instance, the members of the Occult Club walk around Akademi as part of their routine, and the members of the Sports Club run faster than other students.
To join a club, Ayano Aishi first has to talk to the president and select the option of joining. The president of the club always wears the "Red Amband of Leadership" on their left arm. Ayano can only speak to the club presidents about joining when they are in their clubroom. Ayano cannot join two clubs at once or try to rejoin a club she has previously left. Once Ayano joins the club, she will gain an accessory related to that club. Some clubs will require Ayano to fit multiple criteria.
The accessories will not appear when Ayano is wearing a towel in the shower room. Since they are mainly used to identify which club that Ayano is in, there may be an option in the future where the player may turn off the visible accessories.
Presidents and Substitutes
Leaving and Disbanding
Ayano Aishi will be kicked out if a member sees her kill another student on the previous day (with the exception of the Martial Arts Club and the Sports Club as they will instead try to apprehend Ayano). As of the June 15th, 2022 build, she will also be kicked out if she does not participate in club activities at least once a week. If the president dies, goes missing, or if there are less than five members in the club (including Ayano), the club will disband. Once the club closes, the door to the room will be locked. Students' appearances and routines will change after this as well. In the future, when Ayano is able to join the Student Council, she will be kicked out if she does not complete her duties.
Ayano can request permission to leave, but once she leaves, she can never join again.
If a club disbands, all of its members will then remain clubless permanently.
In the future, if a rival who is a the president of a club comes to school on their week, but the club is disbanded while they were gone, there will be a short cutscene where they are informed about the club's situation.
No Club (Club 0)
The students that do not belong in any clubs are as follows:
- Sakyu Basu
- Inkyu Basu
- Horuda Puresu
- Kuu Dere
- Hazu Kashibuchi
- Kyuji Konagawa
- Otohiko Meichi
- Toga Tabara
- Osana Najimi
- Raibaru Fumetsu
- Hanako Yamada
- Jokichi Yudasei
- Yui Rio
- Yuna Hina
- Koharu Hinata
- Mei Mio
- Haruto Yuto
- Sota Yuki
- Hayato Haruki
- Ryusei Koki
- Sora Sosuke
- Kaguya Wakaizumi
- Moeko Rakuyona
- Honami Hodoshima
- Sumiko Tachibana
- Ritsuko Chikanari
- Ai Doruyashi
- Teiko Nabatasai
- Komako Funakoshi
- Chigusa Busujima
- Sonoko Sakanoue
Cooking (Club 1)
- Main Article: Cooking Club
The students that belong to the Cooking Club are as follows:
While part of this club, Ayano Aishi is able to make food and give it to students to increase her reputation. Each student who receives the food will increase her reputation by 5 points. One tray of food can be offered to 9 students max. The Student Council members and the Delinquents will not accept food from Ayano due to their personalities.
Drama (Club 2)
- Main Article: Drama Club
The students that belong in the Drama Club are as follows:
In 202X Mode, the Drama Club president, Kizana Sunobu, will be the third rival, and will not appear until the third week of gameplay. During her absence, Tsuruzo Yamazaki will act as the substitute president.
While part of this club, Ayano Aishi will have easy access to masks and gloves when she is in this club, which can hide her identity when committing murder (however, if Ayano commits murder in front of Senpai, he will unmask her). If Ayano commits murder while wearing the mask and a witness gets away, the next day the school will ban the masks, this will cause her to not be able to use them anymore.
Occult (Club 3)
- Main Article: Occult Club
The students that belong in the Occult Club are as follows:
In 202X Mode, the fourth rival, Oka Ruto, is the president of the Occult Club, and will not appear until the fourth week of gameplay. During her absence, Shin Higaku is the substitute president.
Art (Club 4)
- Main Article: Art Club
The students that belong in the Art Club are as follows:
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she will not be considered suspicious when covered in blood, as it looks like red paint, and it provides a painter's smock, which can allow her to wear it.
Light Music (Club 5)
- Main Article: Light Music Club
The students that belong in the Light Music Club are as follows:
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she is able to walk around with a cello case and a guitar weapon without being considered suspicious. The cello case will help her transport dismembered corpses and large weapons, and can do on-stage performances (practices) to gain her reputation boost based on how well the player performs in the minigame.
Martial Arts (Club 6)
- Main Article: Martial Arts Club
The students that belong in the Martial Arts Club are as follows:
All of the members that are in this club have the Heroic persona and are capable of self-defense.
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she will automatically win any struggle minigame against other students and teachers (but it is still possible to lose and get apprehended if she isn't holding a concealable weapon).
Photography (Club 7)
- Main Article: Photography Club
The students that belong in the Photography Club are as follows:
All of the members of this club have the Sleuth persona.
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she will be able to zoom her camera in and out, students will not react to her camera, and the Sleuths will not investigate her when the school's atmosphere is below 80%.
Science (Club 8)
- Main Article: Science Club
The students that belong in the Science Club are as follows:
All of the members that are in this club are Teacher's Pets.
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she will have easy access to a Science Vacuum that will automatically clean up bloodstains when put on the floor and use other useful tools. as well as having access to the acid vat (prior, she could use the acid vat without joining the club).
Sports (Club 9)
- Main Article: Sports Club
The students that belong in the Sports Club are as follows:
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she is able to run faster and carry sports equipment without being considered suspicious.
Gardening (Club 10)
- Main Article: Gardening Club
The students that belong in the Gardening Club are as follows:
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she has immediate access to the shed and the supplies that are in said shed without needing to steal Uekiya's keys or pick the lock, and carrying gardening equipments without being considered suspicious.
Gaming (Club 11)
- Main Article: Gaming Club
The students that belong in the Gaming Club are as follows:
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she will be able to temporarily increase one of her stats once every day.
Note: This club is exclusive in 202X Mode.
Delinquent (Club 12)
Main Article: Delinquents
The students that belong to the club are as follows:
- Seishiro Sadanaga
- Taichi Hiranaka
- Shichiro Kurosapu
- Togo Atatsuma
- Saburo Meshino
- Tiru Sutoriku
- Doremi Shimahara
- Murasaki Nobumoto
- Akari Komiyaku
- Raimu Ichijo
While Ayano Aishi is a member of this club, she will be able to intimidate students into doing favors for her. However, she will lose reputation if she does this, so she must use this feature wisely. In addition, her reputation will not rise above -33.
Student Council (Club 13)
- Main Article: Student Council
The students that belong to this club are as follows:
Ayano cannot join the Student Council. In the future, if she is able to, Ayano will have the opportunity to do something to Megami if she is in the club, but it is unknown what she will do.
In the future, Ayano will be able to ask favors from students without befriending them and can go anywhere without suspicion, except for the boys bathroom and changing room.
Bullies (Club 14)
- Main Article: Bullies:
The students that belong in this club are as follows:
Like the Student Council, Ayano Aishi cannot join the Bullies. However, it is possible for her to join the Bullies since there is an illustration of her as a gyaru in the main site the official character page. This means that it is possible to join the Bullies soon.
NOTE: This club is exclusive to 202X Mode.
Newspaper (Club 15)
- Main Article: Newspaper Club
The students that belong in the Newspaper Club are as follows:
All of the members of this club are Sleuths.
While Ryoba Aishi is a member of this club, she will be able to write one newspaper article every day, which can either improve her own reputation, decrease her current rival's reputation, or increase the school atmosphere.
NOTE: This club is exclusive in 1980s Mode; the Newspaper Club is replaced by Info-chan's room in 202X Mode
Faculty (Club 100)
All of the teachers are listed to their respective classes.
Gym Teacher (Club 101)
- Main Article: Info Club
- Main Article: Removed Content
Gardening Club (Club 0)
Taro Yamada was the only student in this club. However, both Victim-chan and Ui Tunesu were in this club prior to their removal, meaning the club once had more members than any other. This club is not to be confused with the regular club named "Gardening" but without the word "club" in its title, as they both existed at the same time. When removed, this club became No Club.
Computer (Club 5)
Sewing (Club 9)
Other Removed Clubs
- Martial Arts Club (Club 1)
- Sports Club (Club 2)
- Sewing Club (Club 3)
- Photography Club (Club 5)
- Geiju Tsuka does not kick Ayano Aishi from the Art Club if any member of the club witnesses Ayano commit murder on the previous day, unless he is the one to witness the crime.
- All of the available clubs still existed in 1980s Mode, except for the Gaming Club.
- As of the January 7th, 2016 Build, YandereDev is trying out the idea of putting background music into every clubroom.
- Each president used to have an armband with a Japanese symbol that means "club leader". As of now, each president has a resembling symbol of their respective clubs instead.
- In the future, if Ayano Aishi steals an object or a tool that belongs to a specific club that she is not in, a member of that club will accuse her of theft and will attempt to put the stolen item back in its club.
- It is possible that in the future, those with particular personas such as Coward will not report murders, nor get Ayano kicked out of their club. This has not been implemented yet.
- The point of the clubs is to trivialize one aspect of the gameplay. YandereDev expects the player to build their strategy around the corresponding benefit.
- During the club leader meetings, Gema Taku will not join the rest of the presidents, but instead, watch from the outside.
- This is because his club is not an official club and he is not an official club president.
- In the March 31st, 2016 Build, club posters were implemented and can be found located at the entrance to the plaza in the north wing.
- Originally, in a previous build, the Placeholder Club Leader in the Light Music Club had Miyuji Shan's voicelines by accident. This has been fixed, due to all of the Placeholder Club Leaders being removed.
- It is currently impossible for Ayano to get kicked out from the Martial Arts Club or the Sports Club, as the club members will apprehend her instead of being kicked out. Because of this, the only way to hear Budo Masuta's and Itachi Zametora's voiced lines are by changing their personas.
- Akademi's rules discouraged accessories in 1989.
- When talking to every club presidents and subtitutes, there's now background music themes fitted for each clubs.