Anime titles accompany a large assortment of story plots, characters, and personalities. Fans of their favorite titles have characters that they like in particular for reasons that are hilarious, obvious, or both. When it comes to personalities in anime, there is one word that is thrown around like a Frisbee on a hot Summer day; Tsundere. In the anime world it is the most common personality trait found mostly in female characters than male ones.
They hate you then they love you, then they hit you before they hit on you. The most common place that you’ll find Tsundere girls are in rom-com or ecchi/harem titles with rom-com elements, but there are also a few action titles that you might also spot them in. With that in mind here are our Top 5 female tsundere anime girls that you love to hate to love! (We know, it’s confusing. >.<)
Number 5: Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index)
Kicking off our Number 5 spot in Index’s Mikoto Misaka! She is the third-strongest in her class of psychic users (out of seven other people) and possesses Level 5 psychic skills. In spite of this she has a bit of a short temper and can be very prideful with insecurities to match that of a tomboy. On the flip side however she likes cute and childish things; like flower pajamas and various other cute things. If she’s ever mad, just give her anything that looks super cute to her and she’ll come down…for awhile.
Number 4: Yui Kotegawa (To Love Ru)
Yui Kotegawa has the classic Tsundere trait tacked on with the responsibilities of being the hard-ass enforcer of her school’s Disciplinary Committee. She rules her school with an iron fist and doesn’t loosen up as easily as other girls who might share 1/10th of her personality, however after awhile Yui does tone down her demeanor for awhile – but remains on her guard a lot more than other girls in the series.
Number 3: Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Old school anime fans are already familiar with this girl and the type of persona she carries. Aside from having somewhat powerful Whispered abilities, she does get annoyed with her partner Sousuke’s antics when they’re not on missions that involve saving the world from Terrorist Organizations. (Even to the point of hitting or chewing him out when she gets enraged.) Despite this the two eventually start to have feelings for one another, which will probably lead to more moments of Kaname hitting Sousuke whenever he gets on her nerves.
Number 2: Asuka Sohryu (Evangalion)
This is another classic female character that old school anime fans all know. Many fans that know her know of her Tsundere nature, in which she lashes out on everyone around her except her only crush, Kaji – Misato’s Ex-boyfriend. There are some days where she seems so happy, and other days where she uses a coping mechanism that causes her to have an overly-aggressive persona, and keeps herself shelled up in a ‘box’ pushing others away; which is being called a “hedgehog’s dilemma”. (And we don’t mean the World’s Fastest!)
Number 1: Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)
Certain Tsundere girls aren’t too scared to let you know how they feel about you or other people; with the exception of getting to their soft side later on. With that in mind Taiga Aisaka happens to snap at others and cannot stomach the thought of having company around her, mainly due to her under-developed body and nickname ‘Palmtop Tiger’. She’s not afraid to be brutally honest if something or someone is bothering her, but as with every Tsundere girl in an anime series, there is someone in her life that manages to reach her soft side. That person being Ryuuji’s best friend, Yuusaku.
Eventually it is found out that both Taiga and Ryuuji are in love with each other’s best friend, so they team up with one another to help accomplish each other’s goals. So in spite of her short stature and short-tempered attitude (heh, short jokes) Taiga relies on Ryuuji for companionship as well as being taken care of by him.
When it comes to Tsundere characters, most of them have stories that can make us a bit sad due to what they’ve gone through; such as seeing their parents divorced or they had a traumatic experience from their childhood that still effects them in their adult life. You can probably say they’re just like bubblegum pieces; hard on the outside and soft on the inside. Nevertheless we love them as well as all the other ‘dere’ characters out there, and on that note, we’ll see you guys n’ gals on our next filler post!
Keep calm and blog on! 😉