What Is The Byoukidere Dere Type In Anime?

You have probably heard of Dere types in anime and manga. It is a way of classifying different anime characters into specific categories. That makes it easier for us to understand and enjoy the characters.  Moreover, waifus and husbandos are based on these archetypes. There are many dere types. Some are famous like Tsundere, Deredere, Yandere, Dandere, and Kuudere. However, some are less famous, like ShundereMayadereOuijidere, and Byoukidere. Today we will be looking into the Byoukidere archetype. Let us get into the details and meaning of the type. I have also prepared a list of the most famous Deredere characters.

Meaning Of Byoukidere

Like all other Dere types, Byoukidere is also a combination of two words. ‘byouki’ means illness, and ‘dere’ is a short form for which deredere means lovey-dovey.

Byoukidere characters are delightful, caring, and kind. However, they are burdened with a disease, which in most cases is deadly. They are primarily shown in hospital beds or wheelchairs. They are not aggressive and tend to be shy and calm in front of others. However, their personality can be of any other dere type.


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Usually, they either die or get cured miraculously by the end of the anime. The best example of a byoukidere character is Kaori Miyazono from Your Lie In April. She was the main female protagonist of the show. Moreover, She was free-spirited and an incredibly talented violinist. Unfortunately, she suffered from a terrible disease. Another such character is Sakura Yamauchi from I Want To Eat Your Pancreas. She suffers from a severe pancreatic disease.

Famous Byoukidere Characters:

  • Fullmetal Alchemist – Izumi Curtis
  • Full Moon Wo Sagashite – Mitsuki Koyama
  • Gangsta – Veronica
  • Gokukoku no Buryunhirude – Kana Tachibana
  • Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora – Rika Akiba
  • Healin’ Good♡Precure – Nodoka Hanadera
  • Hoshizora no Memoria – Yume Ototsu
  • Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai – Sakura Yamauchi
  • Little Busters! – Takuya Kamikita
  • Love Hina – Mutsumi Otohime
  • Lucky☆Star – Kanata Izumi
  • Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha – Hayate Yagami
  • Mawaru Penguindrum – Himari Takura
  • Mob Psycho 100 – Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama
  • Moshi, Koi ga Mieta Nara – Haruno Mei
  • Omoide no Marnie – Anna Sasaki
  • Plastic Memories – Isla
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Kyōsuke Kamijō
  • Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan – Yuuri Oreki
  • Sailor Moon – Hotaru Tomoe / Sailor Saturn
  • Sankarea – Rea Sanka’s Mom
  • Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai – Shoko Makinohara
  • Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Kaori Miyazono
  • Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? – All fairy children
  • Shuffle! – Asa Shigure
  • Sister Princess – Marie
  • Strawberry Panic – Kaori Sakuragi
  • Tokyo School Life – Sakura Minazuki
  • Ushiro no Shindere-san – Kozonoi Shirotama
  • Vividred Operation – Aoi Futaba
  • Yosuga no Sora – Sora Kasugano
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! – Shizuka Kawai



Byoukidere characters are adorable, and honestly, it’s an emotional rollercoaster watching an anime where a byoukidere character is a leading protagonist.

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