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Do you know all the -Dere Types found in Anime and Manga? There may be more than you realize!

In Anime and Manga, characters — usually female — mostly follow specific mood patterns. Over the years, their personalities have been given their very own names to help identify the various types. These archetypes always end with -dere, which is short for deredere (デレデレ) and translates to lovey dovey.

Below is a list of all the dere types in alphabetical order with a quick description. Maybe you can equate one of these types to your favorite female character!

Dandere

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The Dandere (だんデレ) type refers to a character who is often silent and to themselves. It may be due to shyness or just because they’re the quiet type. However, when alone with the person they are attracted to, they usually come out of their shell and become more loving.

This word is an abbreviation of Danmari (だんまり) which means silent and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Deredere

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The Deredere (デレデレ) type refers to a character who is completely kind, happy, and energetic. No matter what may happen, they quickly revert to their cheerful self.

This may be the only character type that doesn’t have any abbreviation with the base Deredere (デレデレ) word, although the definition isn’t simply lovey dovey like the other types.

Himedere

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The Himedere (ひめデレ) type refers to a character who wishes to be treated like a princess by the person she loves, even if they aren’t royalty in actuality.

This word is an abbreviation of Hime (ひめ) which means princess and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Kamidere

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The Kamidere (かみデレ) type refers to a character with a god complex. They’re highly arrogant and proud, and aren’t afraid to speak their minds and show everyone how right they are.

This word is an abbreviation of Kami (かみ) which means God and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Kuudere

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The Kuudere (クーデレ), sometimes written Coodere or Kūdere, type refers to a character who is often cold, blunt, and cynical. They may seem very emotionless on the outside, but on the inside they’re very caring — at least when it comes to the ones they love.

This word is an abbreviation of Cool (クール) and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Mayadere

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The Mayadere (まやデレ) type refers to a character who is often a dangerous antagonist of a series, but switches sides after falling in love with another character. The character may remain deadly and unpredictable for the protagonist or other main character in the Anime or Manga.

I do not know the origins of the word Mayadere, as Maya doesn’t translate into anything.

Oujidere

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The Oujidere (おうじデレ) type refers to a character who wishes to be treated like a prince by the person he loves, even if they aren’t royalty in actuality.

This word is an abbreviation of Ouji (おうじ) which means prince and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Tsundere

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The Tsundere (ツンデレ) type is possibly one of the most popular or simply most used character types in anime and manga. This type refers to a character who treats the one they love poorly. Sometimes this is because they started out hating them and eventually loves them as the series goes on, and sometimes it’s because that’s the only way they know how to react.

An example is if the main character calls a tsundere character cute. The tsundere character will get upset and flustered, possibly cause physical harm to the one they love, and then call them stupid.

This word is an abbreviation of Tsuntsun (ツンツン) which means to look away in disgust and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Undere

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The Undere (ウンデレ) type refers to a character who says yes to pretty much everything the one they love says. They agree as much as possible to become as close as they can to their love interest.

This word is an abbreviation of Un (ウン) which is a short way Japanese people say Yes and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Yandere

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The Yandere (ヤンデレ) type refers to a character who starts out nice and sweet but eventually becomes dark and obsessive over the one they love. They become stalkers and use violence on, and possibly even murder, any person who gets close to their love interest — even if they’re too shy to simply speak with that person they have a crush on.

This word is an abbreviation of Yanderu (やんでる) which means to be mentally or emotionally ill and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Yangire

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The Yangire (ヤンギレ) type is similar in some ways to Yandere. It is a character who may start out nice and sweet but becomes very aggressive and psychotic. However, unlike Yandere, Yangire do not become violent because of they attraction to a character. Instead, they may snap simply because they’re irritated with a character that has nothing to do with their love interest.

This word is an abbreviation of Yanderu (やんでる) which means to be mentally or emotionally ill and Kire (きれ) which means to cut or snap.


That’s all you need to know about the various -dere types in Anime and Manga! You can find more information on subcultures and terms just like this in my growing Otaku Encyclopedia.

  • SincererHeart45

    I think I’m a kuudere…

  • CrazyGirl 216

    YANDERE SIMULATORRR 😂😂😂

  • sophie

    yangire isn’t a dere type.

  • Jasmine Art Attack

    Im tsundere!

  • Russell Smith

    After seeing this ill probably rank them like this (based on my own preference of course):
    1. Yandere: Usually the most interesting when not too crazy lol
    2. Kuudere: Really like seeing this type start breaking their shell and being more dere
    3. Undere: Seems really devoted and loving
    4. Mayadere: Really interesting dynamic like with femme fatales
    5. Deredere: Always nice to have a positive interest
    6. Dandere: can be really nice when not too shy they cant fuction.
    7. Tsundere: Most Overly done and some are good and some just act horrible.
    8. HimeDere: Seems like just a super high and mighty high maintenance chick. Can be annoying.
    9. KamiDere: Seems like most are just a super narcissistic person stuck up person. can be more annoying
    10. OujiDere: Seems like most are just an arrogant asshole (not taking about you Lelouch lol). But yea Can be most annoying lol.
    11. Yangire: Unlike yandere when they are batshit crazy for no reason its pretty unlikable.

    Over all i just perfer the ones that are more Devoted and loving then the ones that are more arrogant, stuckup, and just batshit crazy lol.

  • rainbowfire57

    I’m kamidere yaaay

  • Gadget25

    I love Dandere,Yandere,Kuudere and Mayadere

    • Mugiwara no Luffy

      Any mayadere examples?

  • I3lue

    Personally, I’m a mix of Dandere and Yandere

    • Hyperumbreon93278

      Oh dear god no…. *Runs away with the pink bitch from mirri nick*

    • Maximillian Powell

      that mix is called Cancerdere type 1

  • Kylie

    None of these really fit me… I’m Kydere! (The first two letters of my name Ky and dere). 😉

  • Amy

    im probably a dandere or a bakadere (not included) but i’ve became more yandere now after i figured out my crush likes two other girls…

  • smolangel

    I’m yandere but I kind of wish I was more tsundere

  • KingKylizzlemynizzle

    Almost everyone I know says I’m a tsundere… And after reading this, I guess they’re right after all.

    • TheRealBailey_

      B-but it’s not like you like them calling you a tsundere or anything…
      DON’T GET THE WRONG IDEA B-B-BAKA!

  • [(A jar of feels)]

    Yep, I’m a dandere

  • Wolf

    Im closest to himedere, but I wouldn’t say there’s anything wrong with that?

  • CyndaTemple

    i’m a Yangire

    • Midori-chan

      Uh…are you okay?

  • AIUREA

    i think im dandere …
    o//__//o

  • Liu

    Kuudere over here….

  • Hi

    IM NOT ANY OF THEM……..b-baka

  • Chiaki

    why does everyone forget bakaderes?

  • Aikuro_gaming

    WHAAAAA!!!???

    • Kat

      Fact: real tsunderes don’t admit they’re one. They prob don’t even know theyre one.

  • Aikuro_gaming

    I’m Tsundere

  • Akshat Chauhan

    Thank you very much – Arigatou ~~

    • Nyu

      Sounds like a bts song 🌚

  • Troysters

    SO WHAT!!?!… BAKA!

  • uoılǝɥıɹǝd

    It’s caring* not carrying.
    note that

  • joe kained

    There’s also this list with more types if anyone is interested.

    http://imgur.com/gallery/yCJO1zx?

    • That’s more personality types, not just -dere types. And some are slight changes to the base types. Three Tsunderes, three Imoutos.

      • Chase Marion

        there isnt dorodere in this list or shundere and theres probaly several others to you missed

    • uoılǝɥıɹǝd

      Why is “Otaku” in rainbow???? WHY?!?!

  • Akabod Akabod

    thank you…been looking hard and now have em all…thx and good defintitions