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Top 10 'Tsundere' Characters in Anime


Tsundere—one of the best-known anime character archetypes, in which a character first appears cold and distant, but gradually warms up. The tsundere have long tugged at the heartstrings of many anime fans, who clutch their chests in joyous agony at the tsun tsun and dere dere of their onscreen loves.

Japanese online polling site Goo Ranking surveyed 500 netizens in their 20s and 30s and asked them which female anime character embodies tsundere best. The result is a list of some of the most iconic tsundere characters in the history of anime!

10. Kurisu Yukine — Senki Zessho Symphogear G

In a world where song is a force to be reckoned with, Kurisu Yukine is a mysterious girl who wears the Nehushtan Armor, a form of Symphogear used to fight an alien race known as Noise. She's got a violent streak, but can also show remarkable kindness.

9. Nagi Sanzenin — Hayate no Gotoku / Hayate the Combat Butler

9. Nagi Sanzenin — Hayate no Gotoku / Hayate the Combat Butler

13-year-old Nagi is the sole heir to the wealthy Sanzenin estate. Her newly hired butler, Hayate Ayasaki, has to protect her from everybody out to steal her family fortune, completely unaware that Nagi has feelings for him.

8. Taiga Aisaka — Toradora!

8. Taiga Aisaka — Toradora!

The main protagonist of the Toradora! series, Taiga's doll-like looks make her very popular, but she doesn't enjoy the company of others, and quickly snaps. She may be short, but watch out!

Want to see the other hot-and-cold characters who made the list? Read on at Tokyo Otaku Mode below!

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