Suitors are a type of NPC in Yandere Simulator. They are used in matchmaking to eliminate rivals peacefully. They have not been fully implemented yet. The suitors that have been implemented is Riku Soma, Kokona Haruka's suitor for the sandbox builds, and Kyuji Konagawa, Osana Najimi's suitor for the demo.


Identifying the suitors should be challenging,[1] but their appearance will also be unique in some way.[2]


Main Article: Matchmaking

In the game, each rival will have a single crush[3] other than Senpai. The player will be able to eliminate a rival by pairing her up with her suitor.[4] If the suitor is murdered before Ayano can matchmake them, Ayano cannot pair them up and must use another method to keep the rival away from Senpai. The rival's suitor can be identified if he can be found stalking the rival while blushing.

There will always be a reason why the rival will develop a crush on a suitor. Sometimes the reason will be as simple as having similar interests.[5] Other times, there might be deeper causes.

In order to matchmake the suitor and the rival, Ayano must perform a task for both of them to befriend them. When the suitor is befriended, this unlocks a "Love" option in the interaction wheel. Selecting this option allows Ayano to name the suitor's crush. If she names his crush correctly, the suitor will then ask her for advice on how to win the rival's heart. This unlocks the matchmaking menu.

To make the suitor interact with the rival, Ayano needs to purchase a wireless headset and earpiece from the Drops menu for one panty shot (used to cost 5), to give advice to the suitor while he is interacting with the rival. This item is key to the Matchmaking process. Ayano then needs to use the Court option to tell the rival that someone wants to meet her at the east fountain. Ayano also must tell the suitor that the rival is waiting for him at the fountain and that she will guide him using the wireless headset. Once both the rival and the suitor are at the east fountain, Ayano has to hide behind a nearby tree and give the suitor advice while he talks to his crush.

If Ayano manages to figure out what features the rival is attracted to, she can advise the suitor to change his appearance based on what the rival is attracted to. This increases the multiplier boost during the matchmaking interaction.


Changing a suitor's appearance.

Ayano must 'train' the suitor to acquire non-physical traits that the rival finds attractive. If a rival is attracted to intelligence, then Ayano must study with the suitor, increasing his wisdom, which he can then use to impress the rival.


Increasing intelligence.

Ayano can also locate something on school grounds or buy something in Buraza Town that would make a good gift, such as a rose or a necklace, and give it to the suitor; this allows the suitor to give the gift to the rival during the matchmaking interaction. The gift must be given to the suitor before the interaction. Currently, you can buy gifts in the Buraza Town for the suitor to give to the rival. For example, Ayano can buy cat themed items like necklaces and bracelets for Kyuji to give to Osana. Other ones may be added in the future.


When the remaining suitors are implemented, some suitors may look like gender-bent versions of the rivals, but others may not.[6]

Kokona Haruka's Suitor

Main Article: Kokona Haruka

When the November 15th, 2015 Build came out, YandereDev stated that Kokona's second crush is one of the students who already attend Akademi High School.[7] He's not going to be a suitor in the final game, due to the fact that Kokona was only a test rival in the debug builds. This student turned out to be her male counterpart, Riku Soma. Riku is a member of the Drama Club, just like Kokona. The player used to be able to matchmake Kokona with him as of the September 22nd, 2016 Build. Recently, matchmaking for Kokona was removed, so this is not possible anymore.


Osana Najimi's Suitor

Main Article: Osana Najimi
Kyuji Konagawa is the suitor of Osana Najimi. The player can matchmake Osana with Kyuji in the demo.
Jan 2019 Kyuji Konagawa

Amai Odayaka's Suitor

Main Article: Amai Odayaka

This suitor is currently unknown.


Kizana Sunobu's Suitor

Main Article: Kizana Sunobu

This suitor is currently unknown.


Oka Ruto's Suitor

Main Article: Oka Ruto

This suitor is currently unknown.


Asu Rito's Suitor

Main Article: Asu Rito

This suitor is currently unknown.


Muja Kina's Suitor

Main Article: Muja Kina

This suitor is currently unknown.


Mida Rana's Suitor

Main Article: Mida Rana

This suitor is currently unknown.


Osoro Shidesu's Suitor

Main Article: Osoro Shidesu

This suitor is currently unknown.


Hanako Yamada's Suitor

Main Article: Hanako Yamada

This suitor is currently unknown. It has been confirmed that after Hanako Yamada is matched up with her suitor, she will love him even more than her own brother. [8]


Megami Saikou's Suitor

Main Article: Megami Saikou

This suitor is currently unknown.



  • If too many rivals are being eliminated through matchmaking, Senpai will assume he is not as appealing as other boys are[9] and that Ayano Aishi will never love him.[10]
  • If a rival is eliminated with matchmaking and then the suitor somehow is killed or disappears, they will not pursue Senpai.
  • The suitors will still be male if the player chooses a female Senpai, which means the ten rivals will be bisexual if you choose her.[11]
    • However, the option of a female senpai may not remain in the final game.
  • Sometimes a rival's suitor will be in the same club or class, but this will not always be the case.[12]


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