What is Tsundere?

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

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.

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