What makes a person or a character different from another person? It is quite evident that their personalities are the ones responsible for making them stand out in the crowd. However, personalities are also the reason why some people emit similar vibes. While watching an anime series, you will come across many characters with different persona but will be tied together under the comparison of “dere”. We can never ignore the fact that the characters become most popular either due to their nature or their abilities. Abilities might vary from character to character, but we can list characters together having similar personas or “dere”. Beginning from the very start, what actually is “dere”. Here we shall discuss some of the most famous Tsundere Female Characters.
Dere is a Japanese term used in the reference of anime and can also be used to describe an actual person. It doesn’t cover every aspect of one’s personality but especially targets how a person or character showcases his or her love. You can also refer to the term as “Deredere,” an onomatopoeia used for “Lovestruck”. As persona differ, their methods of showing the love also differ. That’s the reason why there are separate terms used to describe a person based on how they let out their love. The most popular and hot “dere” is Tsundere. So, what’s so attractive about this type of personality. You will get to know it very soon, so just stick with it till the very end.
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What is Tsundere?
If you are wondering what Tsundere term refers to, then this is going to be your complete guide. The term Tsundere is generally used for the person who is stern and cold towards the person they like and others too. Where a person chooses to behave all lovey-dovey with the person they like, Tsundere person prefers to stay hostile and cold with them and not let their love out. This doesn’t mean that they don’t love. They just simply hide their feeling due to being insecure, nervous, shy, or unable to decide their actions in front of their loved ones. They generally feel very confused when it comes to letting out their feelings or have some preconceptions which do let them turn out all sweet with their crush.
However, the Japanese term Tsundere also refers to the process of character development of a person who acts cold initially, but as time passes, they start to grow warmer. Also, it is quite evident in the nature of a Tsundere person that they also occasionally let their love come out, especially when they are vulnerable. All these qualities of a Tsundere person tie all the tsundere characters from different anime together.
Female Tsundere Characters in Anime
Below is a list of all the Tsundere female characters from different anime series. These personality traits can be found both in males and females, but here we are disclosing the names of some female characters. All the characters listed below are not ranked on any basis. They are randomly added to the list. There are a lot of female characters with this personality trait, but all of them cannot be included in a single list. So, stay tuned with us to get any updates regarding more Tsundere male or female characters in the future.
The first character on the list is our very own Erza Scarlet. The character belongs to the series Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima. She can be taken as an ideal tsundere as she is the master of not letting her soft side out at any cost. However, in the series, there are certain scenes where Erza breaks down and cries in front of her fans. Erza is an S- Class Mage of Fairy Tail Guild and a member of Team Natsu. The team together is called the strongest team of the fairy tail guild.
The other thing about Erza is that she is super powerful that she became the 7th Guild Master of Fairy Tail after the death of Master Makarov. Erza can also be referred to as one of the most strict mages of Fairy Tail as she can’t stand towards bad behavior and habits of her guild member. But everyone knows that Erza is a literal sweetheart, and behind that hot-headed personality, she is a softy.
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The female protagonist of the anime series Gintama is a member of Yorozuya. The character belongs to the anime series Gintama by Hideaki Sorachi. Kagura is a member of the Yato Tribe and is the daughter of Umibouzu and Koka. She is also connected to the antagonist of the series Kamui as she is his younger sister. The highlighting thing about her is that she doesn’t like violence but uses violence to solve many things. Due to her temperamental personality, she is labeled as an “Ultra-hot China Girl”. Kagura has a sharp tongue and doesn’t think twice while insulting someone. But at the same time, being a young girl, she likes to be pampered by others. She shows that she doesn’t care about the Yorozuya when she actually cares a lot about them.
Misaki Usui is the female protagonist of the series Maid Sama. The character is also known as “Demon President” because of is President of Seika High School and a demon because of her personality. Enough having a tough personality at school, due to her personal issues, she secretly works as Maid at Maid Latte. She is titled a tsundere because of her attitude in school. She gave orders to tame the unruly boys in order to protect the girls. This is the reason why she is extremely harsh on boys gaining the title of “Demon President”. Besides this, she is very hardworking and is extremely selfless, and she thinks about others before thinking of her own good. Her main tsundere personality was shown when she finally encountered Takumi. Towards him, she is very dense and rough, but later in the series, she finally realizes her feeling.
Later, in the series, Takumi was revealed as her love interest. She stood unable to show her true emotions and acted awkwardly and sometimes violently towards her. As Takumi, too, doesn’t lose any chance to annoy her and stalk her, Takumi states him to be a “perverted outer-space alien” due to his behavior.
The next character on the list belongs to the series Fate/Stay night and is one of the three main heroines. Tohsaka acted as a Master of Archer during the Fifth Holy Grail War. She played a seriously important role through the series and turned out to be the main female protagonist in Blade Works Route in Fate/ Stay Night. Tohsaka is known for her seriousness, resourcefulness, and very competitive nature. She has highly admired at school is a very excellent student, but she keeps herself in order to others away from her.
Even though she generally shows a very hostile nature towards others, she possesses a big sister aura due to her being rough on the outside and caring from the inside. Tohsaka is a typical example of “not a very cute personality” because she stated that she generally makes her decision based on cold and rational logic. But regardless, she is one of most popular female tsundere characters.
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Shana is the main female protagonist of the series Shakugan no Shana light novel and anime. Not just the female protagonist, she is the only main character of the whole series. She gained her iconic name, “Flame-Haired Buring Eyed Hunter,” due to her hair color being flaming red. Just like any other tsundere character, Shana also came out to be the very uncaring and cold girl who only has a sole motive to complete her duties as a Flame Haze. As she began training with Yuji, she showed her demeanor as an extremely strict teacher who believes in criticizing the student in order to make them improve. The day Yuji took off from training, Shana was convinced that he was not interested in getting trained. However, on that very day, she realized how she hated to be alone and enjoyed being with Yuji.
The next character belongs to the series School Rumble and is one of the main characters of the series. She initially acted as a side character, but her relationship with Kenji Harima took them into the spotlight of the series. Before her relationship with Harima, she has a personality of extreme gracefulness, calmness, and control over her personality. Due to her unmatched beauty and personality, she had many confessions from her classmates as most of the boys look only at her external beauty. But she never accepted anyone’s confession because she had an idealistic image of her special one in her mind. Whereas as Harima confessed to her, she accepted her, and she began to show tsundere traits in her love life. She never showed her serious emotions to Harima, and everyone gets easily insecure.
Her acceptance of Harima’s confession was just justified by his confession being different and unique from others. Where every girl and boy looked upon her external beauty, Haima was to one who looked beyond this into her soul.
The main protagonist of the series Toradora, Aisaka Taiga, is another perfect example of a Tsundere. She is a feisty one and, due to her often snapping over others, gained her nickname as “Palmtop Tiger”. Aisaka is highly not satisfied with her short stature and easily gets annoyed by the fact of being short for her age. Where she showed hostile behavior to other people, she held her expectations as her friend Minori Kushieda and her crush Yusaku Kitamura. This is the reason why she is added to Tsundere’s characters list. Later, she started visiting Ryuuji due to her inability to cook food as Ryuuji used to cook for her. Gradually, her attitude softened towards Ryuuji, but after she tried to get Ryuuji close to Minori, she stooped visiting him and stayed unable to cook food.
Asuka belongs to the series Neon Genesis Evangelion and is one of the main female characters of the story. She played an important role in the series due to her being the Second Child of the Evangelion Project and the pilot of Evangelion Unit – 02. Asuka is a very proud and determined girl, determined to become powerful, and aspires to become like Ryoji Kaji. She is also very proud of her current state and is kind of arrogant, rude, and cold to others, just like any other female Tsundere characters. However, her actions contradict her personality. In an attempt to save Shinji, she gets severely injured, which clearly shows that how much she cares. Later, Shinji showed his worth by protecting her too. Asuka is also defined as an ideal female of the Evangelion world, and that’s how she was designed by the creators.
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Kirino Kousaka is the main protagonist of the series My Litter Sister Can’t Be Cute. She is the younger siblings among the siblings of the Kousaka Family. Due to her competitive personality and urge to achieve everything, she is idolized by almost everyone. In Kirino’s case, she didn’t show her tsundere personality with her love interest or something. In her case, she is just like any other sibling having a cold side for her sibling but can’t stand the person who tries to insult her sibling. She was very abusive, dominant towards her brother, but as the series progressed, we witnessed her getting more open and polite with him. She started to show her gratitude towards the things he does for her. And at last, it was revealed that she cared about her even though she used her sharp tongue continuously.
Sena Kashiwazaki belongs to the anime and light novel series Haganai and is a secondary female protagonist of the series. She is very popular for not having a good relationship with the girls because most of the girls are jealous of her. The reason is, Sena is super beautiful and has popularity among boys resulted in her not having any female friends. Due to this, she joined a neighbor’s club just to gain some female friends. Sena is a second-year student of St. Chronica’s Academy and the daughter of the Headmaster.
Due to the treatment she receives from boys, she developed a very arrogant personality. Subsequently, she started referring to herself as a goddess. She doesn’t either treat boys of her class with respect and acts rough, cold, and arrogant with generally everyone. But she, like all the female tsundere characters, also has a short side and bursts into tears when faced with situations. As for her club members, she showed some genuine traits of care and affection.
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