What Is The Tsundere Dere Type In Anime?

People have various types of personalities. Similarly, anime characters do too! They are classified known as dere types. Multiple types of dere types exist. The famous ones include- Tsundere, Yandere, and Dandere. However, some character archetypes are less prominent than others. Darudere and shundere might be examples of such types. Today we will look into the meaning of the Tsundere type. I have also prepared a list of all the famous characters who belong in this category. You might even find some of your favorites on the list! Without any further delay, let us get into the details of the archetype.

Meaning Of Tsundere

If you watch romantic anime shows, you must have heard of tsundere characters. They are the best girlfriends, and all the famous waifus belong to this dere type. Tsundere characters tend to be cold and mean on the outside. However, they are extremely caring and loving on the inside.

They seem to get very awkward quickly and are most likely to hit you (playfully) in such situations. Although their intentions are always good, it is hard for the other person to understand their feelings mainly because they are not quite expressive and tend not to speak up about them. Tsundere characters are harsh most of the time. However, once you get to know them, you will fall in love immediately. Most of the time, they go through significant character development once the show proceeds.

A Negative Aspect

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Everyone loves tsundere characters until they realize how difficult it is to understand them. They are not expressive at all, making it quite challenging to be in a relationship with them. Dont get me wrong, I love tsundere characters, but this is a different aspect that fans have noticed.

Types Of Tsundere Characters

There are two types of tsundere personalities that we have come across. The first or the original one comprises harsh and cold characters but warm up to you once you get to know them. However, the second type is usually sweet and calm, like deredere, but they get short-tempered and somewhat scary once you manage to piss them off.

Famous Tsundere Characters

  • Misaki Ayuzawa From Maid-Sama
  • Erina Nakiri From Food Wars!
  • Kyo Sohma From Fruits Basket
  • Taiga Aisaka From Toradora!
  • Chitoge Kirisaki From Nisekoi
  • Kaguya Shinomiya From Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai
  • Azusa Nakano From K-On!
  • Misaka Mikoto From Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
  • Asuka Langley Soryu From Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Isla From Plastic Memories
  • Rin Tohsaka From Fate / Stay Night
  • Louise Valliere From Zero no Tsukaima
  • Chizuru Mizuhara From Rent a Girlfriend
  • Itsuki Nakano From The Quintessential Quintuplets
  • Nino Nakano From The Quintessential Quintuplets
  • Kyoko Hori From Horimiya
  • Ruka Sarashina From Kanojo Okarishimasu


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Tsundere characters are loved by all, making the best waifus. Although they do have their fair share of flaws, they are incredibly caring and lovable. Moreover, you can always count on them to be there for you even if they have to sacrifice something important to them. They would love you more than anything and will be the best girlfriends/boyfriends.

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