Yandere Simulator's creator has expressed frustration with fans requesting fanart and cosplay, as it hampers the game's development. While players can easily matchmake rival characters to eliminate them, they have also requested the ability to pair up side characters who have crushes on each other but aren't integral to the game's story. A picture of someone with the Social Butterfly character will elicit different reactions, starting with a surprised face and then a bright smile with double peace signs. There is something heartwarming about seeing Kokona and her friends enjoy octopus hotdogs in the Cooking Club. It's worth noting that these test versions of the game have been released for free download, though they are not representative of the final product and may have many bugs. Musume still performs the Social Butterfly pose even after being rescued from being held hostage.
It's evident that the characters in Yandere Simulator take care of each other, especially the social outcasts and misfits. Senpai accepts their unique qualities and faults, and sees the best in them even if they are covered in blood. The game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is an action-adventure, exploration, open-world, single-player, and multiplayer video game developed by Naughty Dogs and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. In an April Fool's Day joke video, the “Male Rival Introduction Video” showcases cute moments like the delinquent boy giving Ayano his coat when it's raining and the athlete protecting her from danger.
For a game centered around a character described as a “complete monster,” Yandere Simulator also includes moments that showcase its potential for caring. The creator has stated that he may consider allowing players to matchmake canon couples within the game. Budo, a character in the Martial Arts Club, won't hold it against you if you choose to leave the club. His rap battle against Budo reveals that he doesn't care about a person's appearance or social status. The teachers at the school genuinely care about the students. After a character undergoes a negative change, it's refreshing to see them regain their enthusiasm once a problem is resolved. Yan-chan even thanks a character for their time before leaving them in peace. Despite the dark ending, it is still considered a good outcome compared to what could have happened. Kokona is one of the characters who receives treats from Yan-chan in the “Club Benefits” video. Later, Yan-chan confronts Kokona about her father's drinking problem, assuming she is a victim of domestic abuse.
However, the game also has its darker side. If Yan-chan damages her friendship with Kokona, she may ultimately murder or frame her. Even if Yan-chan fails, Senpai will still be happy in a relationship with someone else, as shown in a confession cutscene at the end of the week. When asked about what would happen if the husband passed away before the wife, the creator stated that an Aishi woman would have no reason to live without her soulmate and would take her own life. While Yandere Simulator and the concept of a rebellious teenager taking down bullies in an action-packed adventure may share similarities, the game stands out with its characters and unique elements. Despite the context, it's hard to ignore Kokona's smile in an animation where she's been irreversibly traumatized. Students with the Heroic personality will do whatever they can to protect their classmates if they witness Ayano attacking others, even if it means facing a violent sociopath in a potentially deadly fight.