If you are familiar with otaku culture, you will know there are many “dere types.” It bluntly means character archetypes. If you watch anime, you will notice different kinds of characters. Each one of them is given specific names based on their personality. Famous dere types include tsundere, yandere, dandere and darudere. Unfamous types include shundere and Hinedere. Some categories are closely related. However, only one characteristic might set them apart. Today, we will be looking into the Hinedere character archetype in detail.
Meaning Of The Name
The word is a combination of “Hineru,” which means ‘to twist’ and “DereDere,” which means ‘Lovey Dovey.’
If you have watched a good amount of anime shows, you might have noticed characters who are arrogant and cold-hearted most of the time. However, once you break their shell, they are very caring and have a soft side under their harsh behavior.
Hinedere characters are usually quiet and until they are required to speak. However, don’t mistake their silent behavior for selflessness. They think of themselves exceptionally highly. For this reason, such characters are compared to oujidere and kamidere types. The only difference between them is that Hinedere characters remain behind closed doors.
On the other hand, Ouijidere and Kamidere characters are big mouths and attention seekers. They tend to be incredibly distant from other people, even when they are close to them, and are most likely to not ask for any help even when they unquestionably need it. Hinedere characters have an incredible amount of ego and pride. If someone calls out their behavior or even shows a bit of annoyance towards their attitude, they are most likely to never talk to them again. Kuudere and Hinedere characters are somewhat similar due to their quiet demeanor. However, a hinedere shows much more emotions than a kuudere.
Famous Hinedere Characters
- Classroom of the Elite – Kiyotaka Ayanokoji
- Boku no Hero Academia – Katsuki Bakugo
- Boku no Hero Academia -Shota Aizawa
- Boku no Hero Academia – Todoroki Shouto
- Brand New Animal – Shirou Ogami
- Burn the Witch – Ninny Spangcole
- Castlevania – Lenore
- Chu-Bra – Amahara Kiyono
- Kuroshitsuji – Ciel Phantomhive
- Little Busters! – Kanata Futaki
- Little Witch Academia – Sucy Manbavaran
- Lonely Attack on the Different World – Haruka
- Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei – Shiba Tatsuya
- Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica – Homura Akemi
- Mahou Shoujo Site – Tsuyuno Yatsumura
- Mairishita Iruma-Kun – Kalego Naberius
- Negative-kun to Positive-kun – Jun Fujiwara
- Neon Genesis Evangelion – Gendo Ikari
- Noragami – Daikoku
- Odd Taxi – Odokawa
- One Outs – Toua Tokuchi
- One Punch Man – Saitama
- Naruto – Neji Hyuga
- Naruto – Sasuke Uchiha
- onari no Seki-Kun – Seki-Kun
- Tsurezure Children – Shinji Ubukata
- UQ Holder! – Karin Yuuki
- Uta no Prince-sama – Camus
- Vinland Saga – Thorfinn (teenager)
- Watamote – Kuroki Tomoki
- xxxHOLiC – Yūko Ichihara
Many fans believe that Hinedere characters are problematic and troublesome due to their aloof and cynical behavior. However, most series that consist of hinedere types mainly focuses on their character development and growth. Therefore, after seeing a hinedere character break their shell and become a loving character, I refuse to believe one can call them problematic. The characters mentioned above are the most famous examples of the hinedere type.