In anime, there are many, many archetypes that have become very widely known throughout the community and have been given their own set of terminology. One such type that seems to be present in most anime nowadays is the dere types. One thing is that all the dere types have something to do with the character they meet in the series and tends to fall in love.
In this, we’ll see all of dere types characters which help you identify them easier and quicker when viewing Anime and Manga. Let’s start with my favorite:
Popular Dere Types:
Being one of the everyone’s favorite dere, According to Wikipedia, Tsundere is a character who is initially cold and even hateful towards another person but over time they start to show their warmer side as they develop their feelings, they remain in “tsun” mode but become more and more Lovey Dovey when in private to which tends to fall in love. The word is derived from the terms tsuntsun meaning “to be hateful to certain someone”, and dere meaning “to become Lovey Dovey”.
Examples: Aisaka Taiga (Toradora) and Tohsaka Rin (Fate/Stay Night)
Next on our list is a very vigorous dere types, Deredere is a person who is full of energy, joyful and kind toward to the people around. It usually encourages the feelings of the hero which they do not show especially. They lose their social restraints once they are befriended, rather become adorable and happy with the ones they love.
Examples: Rinko Yamato (Ore Monogatari) and Kouko Kaga (Golden Time)
The list proceeds with one of the terrifying dere types, Yandere, this typically 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 or perhaps murder any person who gets close to their love interest, they’re even too shy to simply speak with that person they have a crush on. This word is an abbreviation of Yanderu which means to be mentally or emotionally ill.
Examples: Gasai Yuno (Mirai Nikki) and Mikasa Ackerman (Shingeki no Kyojin)
And our list continues; Himedere is a Japanese term for a character who wishes to be treated like a princess by the person she loves. Who like to command and rule others. Quite often himedere are same as “tsundere” but more like princess-tsundere into this category. Himedere is mostly daughters of the rich and to exalt this title. Hime means princess and Deredere mean Lovey Dovey.
Examples: Erina Nakiri (Shokugeki No Soma) and Cornelia li Brittania (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
Kamidere is a Japanese term for a character who used to describe them as they were a deity. They put them above others and has a tendency to believe that it is the most perfect and infallible and that it should be their special attention and priority to the environment.
Examples: Light Yagami (Death Note) and Satsuki Kiryuuin (Kill la Kill)
Mayadere is a Japanese term for 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 characters in the Anime or Manga.
Examples: Ryūgū Rena (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series) and Golden Darkness (To Love-Ru)
Undere is a Japanese term for a character who usually agrees with whatever you say by saying Perhaps, she might even say like “yeah right!” in order to get close as much as they could. In other words, they might like you from the start.
Examples: Hikari Hinomoto (Toki Meki Memorial 2) and Miss Amane (Death Note)
Yangire is a Japanese term for a character whose personality similar to Yandere. The person at the beginning they seem to be kind and friendly, but as time passes their personality changes and they become more aggressive, usually from a mental illness or a moonstruck. Yandere is described as a reason for being a violent and emotional change is due to motivated love, but in Yangire personality changes can be caused by jealousy, irritation or even a checkered past.
Examples: Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live) and Kouha Ren (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
Kuudere is a Japanese term for a character who has a characteristic personality. At the beginning of the story, they appear to be cold, cynical and unapproachable. 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.
Examples: Mei Misaki (Another) and Mashiro Shiina (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo)
Dandere is a Japanese term for a character who is retaining a distinctive personality. They are calm and quiet, avoid contact with others because of shyness, they seem to be cut off from society, but charming in its own way. However, when alone with the person they are attracted to, they usually come out of their shell and become more loving.
Examples: Mio Akiyama (K-on!) and Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)
Oujidere is a Japanese term for a character who is very flirty, and he loves to be treated like a prince by the person they love and others people around. Apparently, it’s a Himedere type for males.
Examples: Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) and Benio Amakusa (Ouran High School Host Club)
Kanadere is a Japanese term for a character who care more about your money, power, and possessions and could care less about your personality and behavior towards them. Generally ambivalent, and doesn’t care about a person unless they have money. They have mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about someone they love.
Examples: Ami Kawashima (Toradora!) and Mogana Kikaijima (Medaka Box)
Hajidere is a Japanese term for a character whose face get red easily in front of that certain someone, they are blushing types of dere causing them difficulty in confessing their feelings. they are also known to be the shy types. They are normally involuntary and triggered by emotional stress, such as associated with embarrassment or romantic stimulation.
Examples: Miyuki Takara (Lucky☆Star) and Ichigo Momomiya (Tokyo Mew Mew)
Byoukidere is a Japanese term for a character who is usually very sweet and kind, but suffer from some kind of sickness or afflicted by some diseases (usually a fatal one.) They are often frail and weak in nature.
Examples: Neko Fujinomiya (Masamune-kun no Revenge)
Dorodere is a Japanese term for a character who’s messed up or psycho for whatever reason on the inside but appears sweet and lovable on the outside.
Examples: Nagito Komaeda (Super Dangan Ronpa) and Mikado Ryuugamine (Durarara!!)
What do you think of our list? We know there will be disagreement here when it comes to fandoms types around. In fact, we’re hoping for it and we’d love to know who was your favorite dere types? Let us know in the comment section.