I always try my best to upload a video on the 1st and 15th day of every month. However, I didn’t upload a video on June 1st. The reason is because I was visiting another city at the time…but I still feel guilty if I don’t upload at least two videos per month. So, I’ve got a video for you today!
You’ll probably recall that in my “The Reason Yandere-chan Lacks Emotions” video, I mentioned that I felt worried that I had made a bad decision by making Yandere-chan a character who lacked the ability to feel emotions. I asked the fanbase if they disapproved of this identity. I asked what type of personality they would prefer for her. I asked if it was too late to change her identity. The fanbase’s responses inspired me to add depth to the character; to expand on her early childhood, her early school life, how she would adapt to society, how her parents would feel about raising a child with her condition, how she would feel about herself, and so forth.
In October of last year, an artist named Eisjon began creating tons of Yandere Simulator fan art, much of which I think is absolutely phenomenal! In March of this year, Eisjon created a short video depicting her idea of Yandere-chan’s infancy and early childhood. I thought it was a really charming video, but it wasn’t quite my vision for the character. I asked Eisjon if she would be interested in hearing how I imagined Yandere-chan’s childhood, and if she would like to create the illustrations for an official “Yandere-chan’s Childhood” video. She accepted! Then I wrote a script for the video that Yandere-chan’s voice actress was gracious enough to read for me. After that, I spoke with Irish Trish, an immensely talented musician who has created more than a few tunes for Yandere Simulator. I asked her if she would be interested in scoring the video, and she agreed!
So, what do you get when you combine the work of three very talented women? The below video!
You’ll probably notice that I specifically avoided using the word “emotion” anywhere in the video. Instead of focusing on the concept of an “emotionless girl”, I chose to emphasize the idea that she is “empty”; a person who cannot experience satisfaction, fulfillment, or happiness. She’s not a robot; she can feel pity, she can feel frustration, she can feel dissatisfaction, she can feel disappointment, and most of all, she can feel like something is missing…but she definitely can’t feel the emotional extremes that a normal person can feel.
I think that this video is completely compatible with the Yandere-chan we’ve known for the past 3 years. Please don’t think that the purpose of this video is to over-write the “old” Yandere-chan with a “new” Yandere-chan; this video is simply meant to deepen her and elaborate about her.
I’m very satisfied with how the video turned out, and I hope that you enjoy it!
…Oh, and by the way, there’s a new build today. Click “Continue Reading” for the details!
- Fixed bug that would prevent the player from picking up any item dropped in the vicinity of Kokona and Saki during their rooftop conversation. (Previous bug fix didn’t work – oops!)
- Fixed bug that would cause a student to go distract another student even if they stated that they weren’t going to distract that student.
- Fixed bug that would cause gardening club members to get stuck on parts of the environment when walking around the gardening club.
- Adjusted the nurse’s clothing to be more modest and practical. (She looked too much like Muja, the 6th rival.)
- Fixed bug that would cause the game to crash if the player killed a girl during the “Spooky Mode” easter egg.
- Fixed bug that was causing an invisible force field to exist around the hiding spot on the third floor.
- Fixed bug that could result in blood pools floating in the air near the edges of stairways.
- Fixed bug that was preventing Yandere-chan’s cooking animation from playing properly.
- Fixed bug at the title scene that would cause the corpses to not spawn any blood.
- Restored Ryuto’s bandana in his student portrait.
- Fixed an error in Inkyu Basu’s profile.