Taeko Yamada, also known as Senpai, is the obsession of Ayano Aishi/Ayato Aishi and will be one of the main characters of Yandere Simulator. She will be one of the female students that attends Akademi High School.
The name ”Taeko” is literally written タエコ, but in kanji, such as 多恵子, it can mean "many blessing child". However, there are several other kanji for this name, like 妙子, which means "wonderful child".
Appearance (Default Look)
Taeko Yamada, with her default look, will have light skin, light charcoal eyes, and long, straight hair. Similarly to Taro, she is supposed to represent a generic high school girl.
Taeko will wear the default female uniform unless customized by the player.
Similarly to Taro, Taeko will be customizable when implemented. The player will likely be able to change her skin tone, accessories, hairstyle, and uniform.
"The Japanese word "senpai" refers to someone who has seniority over someone else. For example, if you are a first-year student, all second-year and third-year students are your "senpai". If you start working at a new job, any co-worker who has been employed at the workplace longer than you is your "senpai".
In Yandere Simulator, the title of "Senpai" is given to the young man (or young woman) that the protagonist is infatuated with. The player is given the option of choosing Senpai's gender at the beginning of the game; they might be "Senpai-kun", or they might be "Senpai-chan". If Senpai is a male, his name is Taro Yamada, and if she is a female, her name is Taeko Yamada.
Over the course of the school year, ten different girls will fall in love with Senpai. There is a myth at school that if a girl confesses her love to a boy under the cherry tree behind the school on a Friday, the two of them will love each other forever. Every girl who falls in love with Senpai plans to confess at 6:00 PM on Friday. If there is anyone who wants to keep Senpai all to herself, she has until 6:00 PM on Friday to eliminate the competition."
Similarly to Taro, Taeko will be portrayed as kind and considerate, but ultimately, a "generic student with no outstanding qualities."
Like Taro, Taeko may have a strong sense of justice and a disdain for people who commit evil behind a veil of anonymity. The sight of a masked murderer would fill her with disgust and cause her to disregard her own safety to unmask them at all costs.
In the future, Taeko will most likely follow the same routine as Taro Yamada:
At 7:05 AM, Taeko enters the school grounds. She walks to her locker at 7:10 AM and changes from her outdoor shoes to her indoor shoes. At 7:15 AM, she walks to the fountain and sits on its edge, reading a book. She doesn't socialize with the other students, other than Osana.
At 8:00 AM, Taeko walks into Classroom 3-2 and sits at her desk. She starts her morning classes at 8:30 AM, and leaves to go to the rooftop to eat her bento at 1:00 PM.
Taeko walks to class again at 1:30 PM and finishes her afternoon classes at 3:30 PM. Afterward, she will remain reading at the fountain until the school day ends. No matter what time the player chooses to leave school, Ayano always watches her go home until she arrives at her house safely.
Additionally, she will follow the schedule of any Rival interactions that Ayano can sabotage.
- Main Article: Hanako Yamada
Hanako will be Taeko's younger sister. Her sister is a childish girly-girl who will try to stop her sister from having a lover.
- Main Article: Osana Najimi
Osana will be Taeko's childhood friend and she will try to win her heart.
- Main Article: Oka Ruto
At the beginning of Oka's week, there will be a cutscene that shows how Oka falls in love with Taeko. YandereDev states that it would be a spoiler to say it now.
- Main Article: Mida Rana
Just like Taro, Mida and Taeko's Relationship would be very complicated and/or rather hard to explain. Mida will try to seduce Taeko, and though Taeko is not perverted, she will eventually fall in love with her.
- Main Article: Muja Kina
In Muja's week, Taeko will pretend to be sick and she will be attracted to Muja. Muja does not seem to have any intentions to seduce her, though still does have an attraction towards her.
- Currently, the option to choose a female Senpai is not available and so this character does not appear in-game. YandereDev states that it will be available sometime during the game's development. If not, the Senpai Gender selection screen will be removed.
- If the player chooses a female Senpai, the rivals' genders will not change, however the option to play as Yandere-kun could happen in the future.
- This will make her a LGBTQ+ character since she will be lesbian if the player chooses to play as a female yandere, and bisexual if they choose to play as a male yandere.
- Ayano’s father would be disapproving of the lesbian relationship at first, but would be happy because it would most likely mean the end of the Aishi bloodline. However, Ayano and Taeko would still manage to have children somehow.
|“||Are you...okay? / Can I...help you? / Is something...wrong? / I'm...a little concerned...||”|
— Senpai if Ayano is near her for too long.
|“||Um, excuse me! Would you please stop doing that? You're scaring me!||”|
— Senpai after being harassed too long.
|“||What the hell is wrong with you?! Get away from me!||”|
— Senpai after seeing Ayano visibly insane/laughing maniacally/possessed by the Pain Demon.
|“||Why do you have a weapon? What are you going to do with that thing?! Stay back!||”|
— Senpai after seeing Ayano visibly armed.
|“||Why do you have so much blood on you? Did you hurt somebody?||”|
— Senpai after seeing Ayano covered in blood.
|“||You killed them! Stay back! Get away from me! / What have you DONE?! You MONSTER! / Oh my god! You just MURDERED someone! / How could you do that?! Do you realize what you've just done?! / This can't be happening! Somebody, help! HELP!||”|
— Senpai after seeing Ayano murder someone or near a dead body.
|“||What the hell are you doing? That's horrible! Stop it, you creep!||”|
— Senpai after seeing Ayano taking panty shots.
|“||What's wrong with you?! Stop it! This is no place for violence!||”|
— Senpai after seeing Ayano starting a fight with a delinquent.
|“||Wow! This is delicious!
Yeah! It's great!
Hmm? What was that?
— Senpai at the non-sabotaged Monday Lunch Event.
|“||Ugh... what did you put in this?!
My stomach... really hurts all of a sudden!
I'm sorry... I can't finish it! I have to go!
— Senpai at the sabotaged Monday Lunch Event.
You made me lunch?
Oh...cool! Thanks a lot!
— Senpai at the beggining of the Monday Lunch Event.
|“||Osana? Are you okay? What's wrong?! Hey?! Do you need any help? Osana! Oh my god! Osana, answer me! Wake up, please wake up! Don't do this! Oh god, this can't be happening! No!||”|
— Senpai, if she sees Osana dying from being poisoned.
|“||Wow! These pictures are great! You've got a talent for... ummm... uhhh...
Gosh! I didn't think that you'd do this sort of thing...
...I guess that there is a side of you I never knew about.
— Senpai at the sabotaged Wednesday After School Event.
— Senpai at the start of the confession cutscene.
|“||To tell you the truth
Osana. I feel the same way about you.
Of course I am. I love you, Osana.
— Senpai at the accepted confession cutscene.
|“||Osana... To tell you the truth...
I'm very sorry, but I don't think we're right for each other.
No, it's not that.
It's... more than that.
Osana. Please. Don't.
It's just... not going to work.
— Senpai at the rejected confession cutscene.