Kanji naming lookup is a semi-trend where users looking up their Japanese names of the Yandere Simulator character and OCs that are written in the native Japanese writing system (consisting of hiragana, katakana and kanji) via image search engines (particularly Google).
On June 24, 2016, Megy Teckhonia posted a screenshot of Google Images via Creation Wiki. The screenshot, involves looking up Katori Shinami's name in native Japanese script (斯波 華禽). This was the first screenshot to present images on what she is, based on their images. Because the kanji are actually the Chinese characters for Japanese, most of the image results are in Chinese as a top priority (if outside Google Japan).
On August 30, 2016, GensokyoAngel made an original character named Setsuna Taiyo at the FanonLand Wiki. But what this has to do with anything? Megy Teckhonia edited said page to insert on naming her in Japanese (太陽 切奈). When he looked up on Google Images with her kanji name as a search keyword, posted a screenshot on the said article's comment section -- claiming that Setsuna Taiyo is a basketball player and a big eater, which is based on the image results (Which was mostly images of foods and certain basketball players).
The trend is basically when a user is right-clicking the highlighted text in kanji, then clicks the "Search Google for '[character name in kanji]'" (if using Google Chrome) from a certain page of a Yandere Simulator character or an original character, and finally goes to the Google Image Search results.
The character's trait from their kanji is based on the image results of what he/she is. For example, the original character Riina Taida (紿田 吏鮪楠) claims that she is a big eater because the photos are mostly sushi and other Asian food. Note that the image search engines' results will be changed overtime from the server, and these are usually headcanons.
List of examples
Here are the examples of what headcanons the OCs are, based on the image search results (provided by Google, the results may be change overtime).
|Char. img.|| Character name|
(kanji in parentheses)
|OC creator||Image(s) mainly found||Headcanon outcome||Image result link||Screenshot|
| Setsuna Taiyo|
||She is a basketball player and a "big eater".||Google Image Search|
| Junko Achisage|
||She is a "big eater" -- She also she is dubbed with the title of Ultimate Big Eater.||Google Image Search|
| Momoko Akizuki|
||She is a volleyball player and a musician (?).||Google Image Search|
| Ami Shijou|
|Gensomura|| Note: Mostly uncommon.
||She is a samurai and a "big eater".||Google Image Search|
| Yuuko Onouchi|
||She is a berserker.||Google Image Search|
| Rin Namazui|
||She hunts (and eats) catfish.||Google Image Search|
| Usagi Hotoke|
||She is a Buddhist.||Google Image Search|
| Yuuko Hoshizora|
|Gensomura & Megy Teckhonia||
||She is a "big eater" -- possibly her most favorite food is tuna. She's probably an avid fan of wearing a watch.||Google Image Search|
| Saika Kirigaya|
|Gensomura & Brook||
||She is an eggplant eater. Therefore, this phenomena leads to the so-called "eggplant force feed" gag.||Google Image Search|
- Character nicknaming – naming a certain character with similar names.