Yandere Town (ヤンデレタウン) is a free, adult otome game by SkyKani (空カニ) currently in development, where the player can date 13 different yandere men who all have their own twisted version of love. I can’t remember the last time I played something with that many love interests in one game. I think the closest we probably ever got from the big publishers was HaruToki? And that’s including the side characters. Asgard/Honeybee games don’t count. Those were split into several games.
The game’s been under development since March 2019 (but apparently the idea is from 2014), so why the heck am I writing a post about it now in 2022? Because I need a place to organise all the information that’s been released since then and I need a place to scream about the puns in the names and the bloody detailed as hell yandere types!!
The game is rated R-18 and contains sensitive content so proceed at your own risk. If I listed all the trigger warnings that apparently need to be mentioned these days we’d be here all day so stay with me if you love your yanderes and are okay with anything. And I mean anything. Please click that [X] button on your browser if you are easily offended.
One last thing. Because the game is still a WIP and an original work, the creator has expressed that they strongly recommend fanworks of the game not to be created as some content may be similar to what is currently under development. While thoughts on the available content are welcome, please do not flame. In regards to an English translation, do not patch the game and redistribute when it is released. The creator has explicitly expressed on their personal Twitter account that they would rather have it done under their supervision. I hope everyone can respect the creator’s requests.
So what exactly is Yandere Town about?
Here’s the synopsis from the official website. I like how it’s written as a magazine article.
Yandere men. It has been ten years since they were the talk of the nation.
I still remember it as clear as yesterday when birth rates which had been gradually declining since the 80s became a critical social issue when we entered the new millennium. The government viewed it as a serious social problem, and with the nation at stake they took measures to bring it back from the brink of a crisis.
Did you know phenethylamine, also known as the love hormone, is key to the mechanisms involved in falling in love at first sight?
The hormone which is produced in the pituitary gland was successfully manufactured artificially. After significant improvement, it was developed into a drug and named the ‘new love hormone’. The media reported it as a “nutraceutical that increases chances of finding your genetically compatible match of the opposite sex” and was soon added to all food products circulated in the nation. This human subject research, termed the Millennial Revolution, had become a controversial historical event, but soon after the revolution was enforced birth rates and marriage rates showed sky-rocketing recovery. It was thought we had overcome our crisis…
However, the new love hormone (PEA) was reported to have a number of serious side effects. A certain number of people complained of suffering from insomnia, a symptom consistent with that of love sickness, and a loss of appetite. Those who also suffered from a deterioration in judgement due to damage to a part of the brain are who society refers to as yandere men. We cannot deny that these men, who are gradually becoming a social issue, are too the victims of the revolution.From an article published in Twisted Disorder Monthly Magazine
There are so many features in this game that I’m a bit ??? about how it’s free. I guess the time it’s going to take for it to be developed is the other factor. Apparently that video there is only content until the third day!! Can I pay for it, please???
- LIME/message chats
- Tmitter posts (apparently the guy will Tmeet after you go on a date with them. Actually you “Whisper” (ささやく) when you post on Tmitter hahaha)
- Cooking mini-game
- Part-time job mini-game
- Interaction with the characters
- Stat and affection-raising options
Fun fact: The months in-game are referred to using terms related to the Japanese / Northern hemisphere seasons. E.g. March, April, May are all ‘a Spring Month’.
All names are in [Surname, First name] order. Below is a relationship chart of the 13 love interests and the heroine. The full profiles will be in a separate post.
Ngl at first glance Nekura Bocchi, Naoe and Hyourouzaki Kasuka caught my eye because they’re the ones who tick my boxes aesthetically and by label but ohhh boy when you see the profiles… MHMM. You’ll see how the whole yandere type chart comes into play and it’s HECTIC and galaxy brain. I never really thought about them that way.
- Getabako-kun (tentative)
- A university student who fell in love at first sight with the Heroine at orientation
- Conbini Staff
- Convenient store staff
- Heroine’s female friend
- Nekura Masayuki
- First-born son of the Nekura family
- Was named in hopes that he will grow up to be kind and build a happy family
- Nekura Yoshino
- Popular erotica novelist
- Second son of the Nekura family who lives in Kyoto
CAN I JUST SAY!!!! Look at him LOOK AT YOSHINO. He’s not a love interest and I’m throwing a tantrum because he visual ticks my boxes SCREAMS. He got his own life-size tapestry… CRIES
The chart SkyKani put together for the different types of yandere in Yandere Town is so comprehensive it’s a waste not to share!! Each guy is built upon two to three yandere types which will help you decide which guy to zoom to the moment the game’s released. To be honest I started to analyse all those yanderes that I liked and didn’t like and I think I’ve found my type…
The full chart and the explanations of each type will be in a different post, but here are the 6 main categories
- Possessive Type
- Shackling Type
- “Denpa” Delusional Type
- Love and Hate Type
- Intoxicated Type
- Stalker Type
Only content posted on the game Twitter account and website is considered official. Anything else that comes from the creator’s personal Twitter is not. Please keep that in mind! Here’s what we can enjoy while we wait patiently for the game. Visuals only if you don’t understand Japanese. Or you could learn the language while you wait haha.
- Sample CGs
- Sample videos
- Theme song (full song can be bought on Booth)
- Birthday art on Twitter
- Game development updates (you can support by subscribing)
That’s pretty much it so far but SkyKani’s personal Twitter is full of IF situations and has even written some short stories on a few guys. She gets Skeb commissions for her characters too so that’s even more eye candy. That’s pretty much the general gist of the game. Now we wait…