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Do you know all the -Dere Types found in Anime and Manga? There may be more than you realize! (Updated July 27, 2017)

In Anime and Manga, characters — usually female – often follow specific mood patterns. Over the years, their personalities have been given their very own names to help identify the most common types. These archetypes end with -dere, which is short for deredere (デレデレ) and translates to lovey dovey. There are many other types of personalities and characteristics out there, but this article will list only the -dere archetypes. For that reason, Yangire was removed.

Below is a list of all the known dere types in alphabetical order with a quick description. Maybe you can equate one of these types to your favorite character! More have been added thanks to the comments below.

Bakadere

The Bakadere (ばかデレ) type refers to a character who is very clumsy and stupid. They’re a very innocent and sweet person for the most part, but their stupidity outshines their other positives.

The word is a compound of Baka (ばか) which means stupid or moron and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

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 a compound 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.

Hajidere

The Hajidere (はじデレ) type refers to a character who is very nervous and embarrassed around their crush. They will easily blush near their love interest, and might even feint from being so bashful.

This word is a compound of Haji (はじ / 恥) which means embarrassment and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

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 a compound of Hime (ひめ / 姫) 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 a compound of Kami (かみ / 神) which means God and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Kanedere

The Kanedere (かねデレ) type refers to a character who is attracted to others with money or status. They’re the anime and manga equivalent of a gold digger.

This word is a compound of kane (かね / 金) which means money 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 a compound 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.

Nyandere

The Nyandere (ニャンデレ) type refers to a character who has many cat like attributes. Often times they add “nyan” in their sentences. They might even be part cat and part human. See also: Nekomimi.

The word is a compound of Nyan (ニャン) which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat sound, and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

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 a compound of Ouji (おうじ / 王子) 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 a compound 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 a compound of Un (ウン) which is a short way Japanese people say Yes and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

Utsudere

The Utsudere (うつデレ) type refers to a character who is often sad and depressed. There is a reason for the character’s despair such as being bullied at school. Even if their life improves, they are often wary of other characters’ motives.

This word is a compound of Utsu (うつ / 鬱) which means depression 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 a portmanteau of Yanderu (やんでる) which means to be mentally or emotionally ill and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.


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.

  • Katelyn Irizarry

    is it really bad to get aggressive, and unpredictable when im mad

  • Katelyn Irizarry

    i just found out im a mayadere

  • TheUnluckyGamer28

    Almost all my friends say that I’m a Kuudere… I think they’re kinda right, but some say I’m a Deredere or a Tsundere. I don’t know who to believe anymore!!

  • barahime kyuketsuki

    People says imma Tsundere, but i don’t know why… hmmmm

  • Angelic766

    Whoever say that they are a Yandere, you’re not. A Yandere wouldn’t know that they are crazy or even know that they ARE a Yandere. So keep that in mind next time. It’s highly irritating and annoying for some otakus (and maybe even weeaboos who knows the difference between being a Yandere and BEING a Yandere).

    I took a test and it said that either I was a Dandere. Which is pretty strange considering I never talk to any crush I manage to have. I guess it’s probably the shy part that counts.

  • HKN

    thank you for including Yangire it’s one that’s so easily looked over most of the time

  • Emira Hariyanto

    I’m a Deredere but i don’t know if there is a dere like ….. when my crush talk to me, i will talk to them normally and casual but on the inside i was so happy and nervous and if my heart could talk, my heart will scream “THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!”

  • Kirri Price

    <3

  • 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?

    • Moelu

      I’m just like Dandere

  • 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

      • JessicaPlays

        and your type of dere is dickdere and uglydere maximillian.

    • Jinxy1834

      Seriously? Yandere..? You’re not a Yandere. A Yandere wouldn’t even know if they’re crazy. Which also means that they wouldn’t know they’re a Yandere either. Stop..

  • 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

    • Astral Trinity

      you do know that a TRUE yandere would never know that he/she is a yandere himself/herself

      • smolangel

        why is that so? I’m sure they know they love someone a lot…

        • TheUnluckyGamer28

          it’s because crazy people won’t admit that they’re crazy…

  • 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