THERE IS HOPE! Okay, so this is going to be a long post, but if you read it YOU WILL LIKE WHAT YOU SEE HERE. This post is pretty much based on the headcanon that Budo’s mystery crush is Ayano, which I honestly sometimes forget isn’t canon. I really believe it is, because of the characters-who-like-each-other-have-the-same-hair-color thing (Ayano & Senpai, Riku & Kokona). The only other character who has the same hair color as Yan-Chan and Senpai is Budo… I wonder why? Also, if Budo knew how badass and strong Ayano is, why wouldn’t he like her? BUT ANYWAY, ONTO THE REAL STUFF.
Okay, so the way I see it, the ship Ayando (which I am trash for btw) can become possible in three different ways.
#1). This idea has been thrown around by a lot of people already; Budo being considered a rival that Ayano needs to eliminate to get to Senpai. I think it would be great if Ayano’s reputation got high enough, someone might have a crush on HER, and she would need to get rid of them before they threatened her relationship with Taro. Who BETTER to serve this purpose than Budo? For some reason (maybe the myth about the cherry tree prevents Ayano from saying no, because she so desperately wanted the myth to work with Senpai, or something else, idk, maybe Ayano is too awkward to say no), if Budo confessed under the cherry tree to Ayano on a Friday, it would cause a game over. The ideal of rival that likes AYANO is (in my opinion) a really cool idea.
2). Another possible canon Ayando scenario is once again something that’s been thrown around a lot; Ayano dating Budo while she eliminates rivals to get Senpai. Just think; something happens to every girl who likes this one boy, yet nothing happens to Ayano? A little suspicious, if you ask me. What if she dated Budo until the tenth week to keep the blame off of her? Megami wouldn’t assume that the Yandere girl she knows is in the school would date anyone but her Senpai, right? It’s the perfect alibi. I feel like this is less likely than the other one, because this game isn’t a dating simulator. But honestly, they could just eat lunch together or something, not go on actual dates. I can’t see Ayano wanting to do that with anyone but Senpai, anyway. Still, I think this would be a really cool way for Ayano to get rid of suspicion.
3). As far as I know, no one else has thought of this, but I COULD BE WRONG SO DO NOT HOLD ME TO IT. YanDev said a while ago that there might be DLC rivals for the game; Midori, a succubus, twins, the phantom girl, a rookie police woman, or another yandere to name a few. The one that interests me most is the other yandere. She would potentially take all Ayano’s weapons, and try to eliminate Yan-Chan the way she eliminated her own rivals. If this is true, then would the other yandere be able to eliminate Ayano via matchmaking? Do you see where I’m going with this? What if the other yandere girl could matchmake Ayano with Budo to get rid of her? That would be pretty cool.
As Ayando trash, I take it upon myself to find every piece of hope possible. If I think of more possible ways Ayando happens, I’ll post them.
Bonus). Ayano realizes that Senpai is a stereotypical little bitch, and gets over him. She then begins going out with Budo because he’s actually decent. I mean, seriously, what if all ten of these girls DIE? Senpai is perfectly happy to be drooling over some new girl in a week at the most. I don’t know if you can tell, but I REALLY hate Taro Yamada.