Players control Ayano Aishi[4] (nicknamed Yandere-chan), a Japanese schoolgirl who has developed a crush on a fellow student Taro Yamada (male) or Taeko Yamada (female),[5] nicknamed "Senpai".[6] Over the course of ten in-game weeks, ten[7] other students will attempt to form a relationship with Senpai, and Ayano must prevent them from doing so. Due to her yandere nature, this can be accomplished by the player through a diverse array of methods ranging from peaceful to violent, currently including matchmaking, befriending, betrayal, gossip, expulsion, frameup, kidnapping, faked death, electrocution, crushing, poisoning, drowning, burning, homicide, incited suicide and murder–suicide after being driven to insanity by torture and rival specific elimination methods. Throughout the game, Ayano can receive aid from an information broker calling herself "Info-chan", who provides her with weapons, plans, items, and other favors in exchange for panty shots, information and blackmail material.