Maika Saito
Occupation Student
Weapon Box cutter
Series Yandere: I Love You So I Have To Kill You
Voice Actress Kasuga Ooka

Maika Saito is one of the Love Interests from the obscure Visual Novel Yandere: I Love You So I Have To Kill You. She is a 1st-year and target of bullies.



Maika has an average frame and fair complexion. Her long black hair is straightened with a partially braided section worn over her shoulder, held with a white ribbon. Her bangs are tented on the corner and she has bright pink Tsurime eyes.

Maika is normally depicted in a pink and white school uniform accented with a cyan bow.


Due to being consistantly bullied, Maika has no confidence and is overly apologetic- much to the annoyance of others. She can be easily flustered and quiet and keeps to herself. However, she is shown to be friendly and sweet, and enjoys preparing food for those she likes.

The latter half of her route reveals that she is actually masochistic and embraces self-torture, such as cutting her wrists or piercing her chest with safety pins.



Uses a boxcutter for attacking and self-harm.


Subaru - After they have sex she violently stabs herself while on him, then proceeds to stab him.

Yuumi -

Saki -


Subaru - She was quick to latch onto Subaru after he defended her from bullies. She looks up to him and enjoys his attention, often repaying him by making food for him (which she is revealed to sometimes taint with her own bodily fluids). While Subaru seems to genuinely care about her, he is easily annoyed by her and still uses her.

Yuumi - Maika is often defended by Yuumi from bullies.

Saki - Saki hates her.


Due to her masochistic tendencies, she at one point will stab herself in the stomach while having sex with Subaru to the point of rubbing her organs against him before stabbing him to death. 

In another ending she is accidentally strangled to death when Subaru gave into her masochistic request. Her body is found by Saki, who "helps rid of the remains".



  • Maika is like Kotonoha Katsura from School Days:
    • Both girls have long dark colored hair and an unnatural eye color (Maika's pink, Kotonoha's purple).
    • Both were bullied by their peers and harassed, having little to no friends and needing their Love Interest to defend them.
    • Both girls are used by their love interest for sexual thrills (although Makoto genuinely did care for Kotonoha).
    • Both girls have a bad ending where they kill themselves.
    • Both girls like horror-related things despite their outward personalities.
    • Their Love Interests are very much alike as well, being overly sexual young men who use girls to make ends meet but are untolerable of bullies.
    • Both girls are shown wielding a box-cutter.
  • For some unknown reason, Maika will break into Subaru's home and rearrange the furniture.