Ayano Aishi, also known as Yandere-Chan or Yan-Chan, is the main protagonist of Yandere Simulator. She also appears in the Dating Sim Crush Crush.
She desires Senpai.
For as long as she can remember, Ayano was unable to feel anything. She acted like a normal high school girl, but was hiding the empty feeling inside her. One day, she encounters an upperclassman named Taro (or Taeko if selected as female) who sparks an emotion from her. Her mother is Ryoba Aishi, another yandere who has also gone to great lengths to win her senpai's heart. Through she's emotionless, only near her senpai she feels like a normal person, but when she's without him, she is capable to eliminate whatever student that interferes in senpai and her.
While Ayano's personality is dependent on the player, a few independent traits remain. Ayano is obsessed with Taro and believes that she should have him because of how much she values him. She's determined to make him hers, even if it means killing people or ruining others' lives. The player can write her as manipulative at best or sociopathic at worst, depending on her actions.
- Her nickname, Yan-chan, is short for Ayano not Yandere-chan. (YandereDev stated this)
- Ayano is 17 years old. However, her age is lifter to 18 in Crush Crush in order to be at the age of consent for the NSFW version.
- Ayano is voiced by Michaela Laws.