What is Byoukidere?

How much do you know about Byoukidere? This page will teach you everything you need to know.

The Byoukidere (病気デレ) type refers to a character who is kind and gentle at heart but has a serious illness. They might be confined to a hospital bed, or just simply weak and frail. With that being said, it’s obvious how many Byoukidere types there have been in anime and manga over the decades.

This word is a compound of Byouki (びょうき / 病気) which means sick and Deredere (デレデレ) which means lovey dovey.

And that should answer the question “What is Byoukidere?” You can find more information on subcultures and terms just like this in my growing Otaku Encyclopedia, including all other -Dere types!