When you watch an anime, do you notice that the characters who are close to each other have similar personalities and attitudes?
Then you’re probably familiar with the Japanese word “dere,” which means “to be in love” and comes from the phrase “dere dere.”
You may have seen these Big Five Dere types in an anime or manga: Deredere, Tsundere, Yandere, Kuudere, and Dandere.
Did you know there are other kinds of Dere?
Some of them are new versions of people you’ve probably never heard of. Others might be interchangeable because a character can have more than one Dere side.
Now is as good a time as any to talk about all the ways anime characters show they care about each other.
Let’s look at the different kinds of anime.
1. Tsundere ( Dere Types A)
If you’ve ever heard someone say “it’s not like I gave you this [insert item here], baka” or “it’s not like I was worried about you” with a pouty face, you’re probably familiar with the Tsundere.
They are a person who seems mean and cold on the outside, but who can be sweet and friendly with the right people. It might be the most well-known type of Dere. It came from a character in the visual novel Kima ga Nozomu Eien named Ayu Daikuuji.
Katy Perry’s song “Hot N Cold” is a perfect example of how a Tsundere’s feelings and reactions to the people in their lives can change.
This is because a Tsundere may be in the process of figuring out how they feel and what they want to do about it. They can be rude to you one day and kind the next.
There are two types of tsundere – Dere Types A and Dere Types B.
Type A: The “tsun” state is their default personality. They tend to verbally and physically abuse their object of desire, get embarrassed when complimented, and use “baka” as every other word.
Popular examples: Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière (The Familiar of Zero) / Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi) / Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)
2. Tsundere (Type B)
Type B: The “dere” state is their default personality. They have a friendly public face and are usually generous. Their “tsun” state appears when their love interests does something to upset them (usually something perverted).
In short, Type A tends to be off-putting with everyone until a love interest breaks their shell, while Type B tends to be friendly with everyone except for their love interest due to not knowing how to express their feelings.
Popular examples: Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist) / Yamada (B Gata H Kei) / Levy McGarden (Fairy Tale)
What would happen if a person with a Deredere personality suddenly turned bad? That’s pretty much what a Yandere is.
At first, they show their partner a lot of affection and love, but then it becomes a constant obsession for them.
This makes the Yandere overprotective, violent, and crazy around people they think could hurt their partner’s happiness and health.
If they feel like they’ve been wronged, they may hurt their partner to protect themselves.
Popular examples: Yuno Gasai (The Future Diary) / Anna Nishikinomiya (Shimoneta) / Lindo (Dance with Devils)
Most of the time, Dandere are shy, quiet, and not very social. They tend to be quiet so they don’t get into trouble.
Even though these people are shy, when they’re alone with the right person or group, they’ll open up and show their Dere side.
When they’re alone with their love interest, they usually come out of their shell and show their cute side. Dandere is made up of two words: “Danmari,” which means “quiet,” and “deredere,” which means “in love.”
Popular examples: Urara Shiraishi (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) / Shiori Shinomiya (The World God Only Knows) / Onodera Kosaki (Nisekoi)
As the name suggests, the Kuudere is always calm. Even when things are very stressful, they never lose their cool. They never get scared and often keep a cool head until the end.
They don’t show affection or emotion to others like the Dandere do, but they may be hiding their true feelings deep down.
The Shundere, who are always emotionless because they are sad or depressed, are an extreme example of this trait.
They don’t spend much time with other people and hide their true feelings deeper than a Kuudere.
Popular examples: Eucliwood Hellscythe (Is this a Zombie?) / Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats!) / Mashiro Shiina (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
The Deredere is very active, kind, and concerned about other people. They tend to be the main character and have the most stable personalities.
Even though they show their love for someone, they can still be friends with other people.
The Oujodere is a more refined version of the Deredere type. She has a calm, collected, ladylike attitude around other people.
On the outside, they are strict with themselves, but on the inside, they are kind. A person with strong Deredere vibes is a Megadere, who is always giving their loved one praise and affection to the point where it’s almost unhealthy.
Popular examples: Lala Satalin Deviluke (To LOVE-Ru) / Belldandy (Ah! My Goddess) / Otome Arisugawa (Aikatsu!)
If you’ve seen Hatsune Miku perform “World is Mine,” you already know what a Himedere is. This kind of person thinks of herself as a queen or princess and is always talking down to other people.
They are very proud of themselves and expect people to meet all of their needs. Men with this trait are called Oujidere, and they think of themselves as princes or kings.
The Kamidere take their narcissism to an extreme by thinking of themselves as godlike beings who are perfect and deserve people’s worship. But sometimes, their pride gets in the way of their success.
Popular examples: Erina Nakiri (Shokugeki no Souma) / Mio Aoyama (The World God Only Knows) / Eri Sawachika (School Rumble)
The male version of himedere.
They want to be treated like a prince, even if they are not royalty.
Usually they have sharp eyes and crazy awesome fashion.
An Oujidere is a type of person who likes it when other people treat them like a prince. They feel good about how they look and how they look like.
Oujidere comes from two words: “ouji,” which means “prince,” and “deredere,” which means “in love.”
Popular examples: Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass) / Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler) / Ayato Sakamaki (Diabolik Lovers)
Arrogant, proud, and sporting a god complex.
They believe everyone should treat them as divine beings, and will force their views on everyone.
A Kamidere is a character who thinks they are gods. They are too proud and cocky, and they only care about what they think.
Kamidere is made up of two words: “kami,” which means “god,” and “deredere,” which means “in love.”
Popular examples: Mio Isurugi (MM!) / Light Yagami (Death Note) / Satsuki Kiryuuin (Kill la Kill)
A relatively obscure character type.
The undere combines the deredere, dandere, and a sprinkle of yandere. These character always say “yes” (un) to their loved ones as a way to stay close to them.
Popular examples: Misa Amane (Death Note) / Minami Kotori (Love Live!)
They are characters who begin the series as an antagonist.
Mayadere will fall in love with the main character, but that does not mean they will switch sides and are willing the kill their love interest if they feel betrayed.
Most of the time, the Mayadere is the bad guy or second main character in a series.
After something happens that makes them fall in love with the main character, they help them by switching sides.
At first, they seem mean or scary, but when they change their minds, they can tell the main character how they really feel.
Popular examples: Esdeath (Akame ga Kill!) / Golden Darkness (To LOVE-Ru) / Illyasviel von Einzbern (Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works)
A relatively new type of character.
A Bodere is a type of character who is very shy but handles it with violence. Bodere is made up of two words: “bo,” which means “to rant,” and “deredere,” which means “in love.”
The bodere combines the violent nature of the tsundere with the shyness of the dandere.
Bodere characters are usually shy around the opposite sex and lash out to hide their embarrassment.
Popular example: Mahiru Inami (Working!!)
Hinedere are very proud, and they look at the world through a cynical lens. Their cold-heartedness makes them hard to get along with.
Even so, they have a secret soft spot that they will only show to the right person at the right time.
Takes the icy nature of the kuudere and combines it with the arrogant attitude of the kamidere.
Hinedere characters are very cynical and sarcastic, but will show their soft side when a character breaks through their shell.
They are a new archetype and may see more popularity if the anime’s cynical trend continues.
Popular example: Hachiman Hikigaya (OreGairu)
The Sadodere likes to play with the feelings of the person she is after, and she gets a kick out of hurting and humiliating them.
They often hurt other people and don’t have the empathy to connect with them. Unlike a Yandere, who hurts someone they care about to protect them, they do it on purpose. This could be their greatest pleasure.
A Masodere is a character who likes to torture or humiliate themselves. They are masochists who go well with Sadoderes. Sadomasodere is the name for people who have both of these traits.
Popular examples: Nemesis (To LOVE-Ru) / Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live) / Kirihime Natsuno (Dog & Scissors)
So guys share with us which one is your favorite dere in comments below and also don’t forget to bookmarked our website.
The Bakadere is clumsy, stupid, and often lacks common sense when dealing with things in their lives. They are also known as the “resident airhead.”
Even when they don’t realise it, their positive outlook makes them nice to other people.
A Bakadere character’s charm is that they are carefree and innocent, like a child.
This makes them easy to tease or take advantage of. They can also make the main character very, very angry.
Examples: Yoshiko Hanabatake (Aho Girl), Yuuko Yoshida (Machikado Mazoku), Atsuko Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
Cats are so important to a Nyandere that they become a part of them. They might even be real catgirls who say “nyan” at the end of every sentence.
When a Nyandere character shows their Dere side to others, they often act like a cat by making up cat ears or fangs. They can also be cold-hearted people who show who they really are when they meet a cat.
Examples: Black Hanekawa (Monogatari), Kirara Bernstein (GJ Club), Vanilla & Chocola (Nekopara)
Byoukidere are kind and caring people who have a disease or condition that could kill them.
They often make friends with the main character to give them a sense of perspective or purpose, and their impending deaths are often used to drive the main character forward.
In some stories, though, they are cured by a miracle and get to spend the rest of their lives with the main character.
Examples: Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad), Kaori Miyazono (Your Lie in April), Sakura Yamauchi (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)
A Hiyakasudere is a character whose jokes are often funny and flirtatious.
On the outside, they are often naughty and playful, and they are always teasing their loved ones as a sign of affection.
Sometimes, these characters can also have Tsundere or Kuudere traits and enjoy making their loved ones mad on purpose.
Examples: Takagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san), Hayase Nagatoro (Please Don’t Bully Me, Nagatoro-san), Hana Uzaki (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!)