Yui Rio
Student Info
Role Student
Class 1-1
Club Cooking (since 12/2/2015)

Sewing (11/15/2015 – 12/1/2015)
Martial Arts (3/15/2015 – 11/1/2015)

Age Around 16
Persona Spiteful (since 3/7/2018)

Evil (2/1/2016 - 2/7/2018)
Loner (2/1/2015 – 1/15/2016)

Crush None
Strength Incapable
Appears Week 1 (Debug)
Yui Rio is one of the female students that currently attends Akademi High School.


Yui wears the default female school uniform, unless customized by the player.

Before the February 8th, 2016 Build, she had scarlet hair worn in a ponytail to her right. Her eyes were scarlet as well. Her bust size is 0.5, the smallest in the game.

As of the February 8th, 2016 Build, Yui has scarlet hair kept up in a short ponytail on the right with her bangs swept to her left in mini triangle shapes and her eyes are burgundy.

In the January 3rd, 2017 Build, she had Yandere-chan's hairstyle colored dark red. This was fixed in the January 4th, 2017 Build.

As of the January 16th, 2017 Build, Yui wears a red friendship bracelet on her right wrist.

As of the February 2nd, 2017 Build, Yui wears red stockings and panties.



Yui covering her face. January 16th, 2017.

Among the personas currently in the game, Yui is Spiteful. If she sees a corpse or witnesses the murder of a student who is being bullied or who is bullying her, she will wink and compliment Yandere-chan on her crime, however then run off in order to not be considered an accomplice. She will not talk to Yandere-chan the next day after seeing her commit murder. If she witnesses the murder or corpse of any other student, she will leave the school and call the police. If the player has their phone aimed at her, she will become annoyed and cover her face. She cannot participate in physical fights against murderers.

It is possible that she does not care for the boundaries of others, as the reference picture[1] of Yui is shown trying to grab Yuna Hina's rear. Druelbozo has explained that Yui is "Gettin' that booty".[2] As well, she is shown stealing Mei Mio's glasses in a second reference image.[3] YandereDev imagines that she doesn't often openly express how she feels on the inside. Only an incident like a murder or a corpse causes her true nature to show for a moment. She chose to hang out with the popular crowd and join a club because she sees it as a form of "protection".[4]


At 7:05 AM, Yui enters the school grounds. She walks to her locker at 7:10 AM and changes from her outdoor shoes to her indoor shoes. At 7:15 AM, she walks into the plaza, to the left side of the fountain, and gossips with Yuna Hina, Koharu Hinata, Mei Mio, Saki Miyu, and Kokona Haruka.

At 8:00 AM, Yui walks into Classroom 1-1 and sits at her desk. She starts her morning classes at 8:30 AM, and leaves to go to the cafeteria to gossip with the Social Butterflies at 1:00 PM.

Yui walks back to class again at 1:30 PM and participates in cleaning time between 3:30 PM and 4:00 PM. Afterwards, she heads to the Cooking Club and stays there until 5:00 PM. She then heads to her locker and changes from her indoor shoes to her outdoor shoes, then she lingers there until 5:15 PM, when she walks home.


  • Yui's hairstyle before the February 8th, 2016 Build was changed because YandereDev thought that her previous hairstyle was "low budget" and "amateurish".[5]
  • Her name is a reference to the most popular female Japanese names in 2012, 1st popular name being Yui, 2nd popular being Rio.[6][7]
  • In older versions of the game, Yui Rio's name was Yui Hirasa. The placeholder name was inspired by Yui Hirasawa from K-ON.[8]
  • Her male counterpart is Haruto Yuto.
  • Yui used to be in the Martial Arts Club until November 15th, 2015 Build.
  • Before the June 29th, 2016 Build, Yui used to arrive 2nd to school on the right side, at 7:05 AM.


I thought I saw her with an older man in Shisuta Town tonight, but I didn't think it was really her...
— Yui Rio on the Internet.