In 2018, eleven artists from the Chinese Yandere Simulator fan community created illustrations of the rivals being eliminated in various ways to celebrate the game’s 4th anniversary. I never forgot about those incredible illustrations, and I’ve always wanted to use the artwork to create a “PMV” – a “Picture Music Video”, which is a series of still images synchronized to music. I knew it would only take a few minutes to put it together, so yesterday, I finally made it:
A Chinese fan explained to me that “because of China’s special national condition, it’s hard to visit foreign websites.” In fact, YouTube is blocked in China. This means that, even though I finally created a PMV using the artwork provided by those eleven Chinese artists, they have no way of watching the video or knowing about it. That’s a little sad, huh?
The Chinese fans get their news from someone who takes photographs of my blog posts and translates them into Chinese. So, I’ve decided to write this blog post. It’s my way of saying, “Hello, Chinese community! I acknowledge you! And I still remember and appreciate the artwork you made for me!”
A Chinese fan has suggested that I should start uploading my videos to a particular video website that is not blocked in China. I’ll consider it, but I can’t make any promises, since I have to focus the majority of my time on game development and not videos.
(That’s an ironic statement, because the next thing I’ll be posting will be a video unrelated to game development…)
In any case: No matter what country you’re in, thank you for following the development of Yandere Simulator!
Thank you to the Chinese artists 茶饭CHArice, 芬恩finn, 小忆YiTair, 流火FlowingFire, 赤球Radall, Rae, 阿繰BellyAone, 禾秧HeYang, 凤羽Phoenix, 汐酱Xi Sauce, and 茶珉TeaMin. (It’s been a few years. I wonder how many of you are still following the development…I hope you are healthy and safe.)