So if you’re here reading my page, than you know that we all have this one thing in common. We watch anime at some point. And being that you’re here, you may or may not be a Hime-danshi or Hime Joshi. Within anime there are different stereotypes and tropes just like any other genre.
Here we’re going to talk about four classic stereo types of modern anime.
When you break it down, Tsundere derives from two japanese phrases. Tsun coming from tsun tsun, meaning to turn away in disgust and dere dere, meaning to be lovestruck. I kind of feel like the best way to describe this is like a hard candy. Hard on the outside soft on the inside. They’re a strong person or tough person, but when they’re around the person they like they become softer. But would absolutely never admit it.
Ayano Sugiura – Yuru Yuri
This is that calm cool collected person, serious and in charge, never panics, for the most part is emotionless. This person fears showing any weakness. Typically they’re monotone. When you break down this type, Kuu derrives from the english word cool. And we already learned what dere meant.
Sakaki – Azumanga Diaoh
The dan in dandere comes from the term danmari, which means silent. Or they just don’t talk out of fear of saying the wrong things. In turn, they want to be social but are quite embarassed to do so. Once they are able to make friends they’re quite happy characters that warm up to you.
Tsukasa Hiiragi from Lucky Star
This is the most dangerous trope of them all. The first part of the word Yandere derrives from the word Yanderu, meaning to be sick. These characters are mentally sick. Love sick. The thing about Yandere is that appear to be normal on the outside, but on the inside they’re crazy. Especially when it comes to the person they like/love.
Typically there are two types.
- Obsessive Yandere: Wants to kill anyone that stands in the way of their love.
- Possessive Yandere: Kills anyone that crosses the line.
Akane Hiyama- Love Tyrant
So now that we know four different genre’s of dere, which one are you? Leave a comment down below.
I would consider myself a Tsundere, but it’s not that I like you or anything…