There are a couple of dere types in anime series. Anime is popular for its dere type. For you who are not familiar with the term dere, it’s one of the Japanese terms for love-struck. It’s how they want to be treated, treat others, and love also love someone else. Basically, it’s how they interacted with others that also affected their character most of the time. Without further due, here are The 14 Popular Dere Types in Every Anime ever. Does your personality match one of these dere types?
The 14 Popular Dere Types in Every Anime
1. Tsundere (Dere Type A)
The tsundere is one of the most popular types. They switch between a tsun or harsh action and a dere or love-struck state. You’ll know if a character is a tsundere if they keep saying Baka or they try to cover up a good deed. Actually, there are two types of tsundere, Dere Types A and Dere Types B.
In Type A, the tsun term is their default personality and part of how they usually treated others. They tend to verbally and physically abuse their object of desire, get embarrassed when complimented, and use baka as every other word. But deep inside, they actually just really shy and can’t accept their own feelings and turn into hurt others.
Popular examples of tsundere type are Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière from The Familiar of Zero, Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi and Taiga Aisaka from Toradora!
2. Tsundere (Dere Type B)
Type B dere is also part of their default personality. They have a friendly public face and are usually generous. Their tsun character appears when their love interests do something to upset them or usually something perverted that upsets them.
In short, Type A tends to be off-putting with everyone until a love interest breaks its shell, while Type B tends to be friendly with everyone except for their love interest due to not knowing how to express their feelings. Sometimes it becomes conflicted and problem to their significant others, but in the end its an anime story, so they usually have a happy ending
Popular examples: Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist, Yamada from B Gata H Kei, and Levy McGarden from Fairy Tale
Yandere characters are really sweet on the outside. Their character can range from being cheerful and friends with others or can being really shy. Usually, yandere people bond with the main character quickly.
However, their friendly nature hides a dark side. Yandere’s characters are very possessive and controlling. Most will kill the people around their love interest or will isolate them from society. They do not take rejection well, which has a 90% chance of happening. So, if you are one of them who gets a yandere bf/gf, you better watch out and treat them very well.
Popular examples: Yuno Gasai from The Future Diary, Anna Nishikinomiya from Shimoneta, and Lindo from Dance with Devils
Quiet, shy, and harmless. Dandere characters typically wear glasses and are always buried in books. However, they can become talkative when around their love interest. A dandere character feels very sensitive to criticism from others and they feel inferior, even if they desire true friendships or romance with others.
Dandere type usually will not talk unless required to. They will avoid talking to people due to their shyness, but if they meet a group of people who understand and are comfortable with them, they eventually will open up bit by bit.
Popular examples: Urara Shiraishi from Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Shiori Shiomiya from The World God Only Knows and Onodera Kosaki from Nisekoi
Emotionless, cold, and distant. On the rare occasion that a kuudere does speak, they tend to be very blunt and cynical. They are often portrayed with a blank face and a flat voice and it’s a must. Despite their icy nature, kuudere characters are capable of caring and forming romantic bonds.
Kuudere are those characters that look expressionless, won't react to whatever the love interest says, don’t get jokes, and are most likely regarded as some sort of genius of high IQ. These characters are usually designed with hair colors of white, blue, or other cold colors. In some cases, a kuudere will completely melt or break their ice armor, start crying or screaming I love you
Popular examples: Eucliwood Hellscythe from Is this a Zombie?, Kanade Tachibana from Angel Beats!, Mashiro Shiina from The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The most cheerful, hyper, and loving of the dere types. Deredere characters are constantly smothering their love interests with affection. Deredere's name comes from a translation of lovey-dovey personality. Usually, they accept if the love interest rejects them since this dere type is purely lovey-dovey almost all the time.
Deredere characters are usually very sweet and energetic. They are seen most of the time in a cheerful and happy mood and they tend to spread joyfulness to the ones around them. No matter what may happen, they quickly revert to their cheerful self. One of the sweetest character
Popular examples: Lala Satalin Deviluke from To LOVE-Ru, Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess and Otome Arisugawa from Aikatsu!
This archetype is restricted to female characters. They want to be treated like a princess by everyone, even if they are not actual royalty. Himedere characters may act stuck up as a mask to hide insecurities. The classic “ohoho” laugh is their favorite weapon.
They usually get any kind of work done by having other people do it. They give orders to everyone around them. They put themselves first in any situation, not caring about others. The only exception is the one they love, although they may hide their love for their love interest at first. They always want perfection and success everywhere, from everyone and from themselves.
Popular examples: Erina Nakiri from Shokugeki no Souma, Mio Aoyama from The World God Only Knows, Eri Sawachika from School Rumble
The reverse gender 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. They can be real arrogant princes or only want to be treated like royalty.
They are very really similar to a hinedere when it comes to fighting for power and status. The difference of this dere type with hinedere is that oujidere is a big attention-seeker and loudmouth when it comes to being praised by many people around them in a large crowd. As for a hinedere, they will only get attention from a few people in a small social circle behind closed doors.
Popular examples: Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass, Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler, Ayato Sakamaki from Diabolik Lovers
Arrogant, proud, and sporting a god complex are part of their personality. They believe everyone should treat them as divine beings, and will force their views on everyone. Sometimes they are self-centered and arrogant towards those they see as inferior to them and who are not deserving of their time. They will demand to be treated like the perfect being they think they are by others, including those they like.
Kamidere characters believe that they are a god or superior beings. They feel that they are in a higher position, compared to others, even if they aren't actually a deity and are just humans or of the same species as the other characters. They are also highly arrogant and proud and aren’t afraid to speak their minds and show everyone how right they are.
Popular examples: Mio Isurugi from MM!, Light Yagami from Death Note, and Satsuki Kiryuuin from Kill la Kill
A relatively obscure character type. The undere combines the deredere, dandere, and a sprinkle of yandere. This character always says yes or un to their loved ones as a way to stay close to them. They are really dependent on their love interest, and would not know what to do without them.
Undere will act almost like a cultist, blindly following their love interest even if their love interest treats them badly in return and their love interest commits morally incorrect actions. Undere characters do this at the cost of their well-being and the well-being of others just to please the undere's masters so as to fulfill their purpose in life
Popular examples: Misa Amane from Death Note and Minami Kotori from Love Live!
One of the most popular types of dere. 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. Alternatively, with time, they can also start to fake their fights to not really hurt the heroes when their dere side starts to act up.
As most of them can be the main villain of the story, if they get to join the hero's side, another major villain will appear in the story. However, the most common thing to happen is for the mayadere to return to their position as the main antagonist in future episodes after the problem is solved. If so, the character can still remain deadly and unpredictable for the protagonist or other main characters during the story.
Popular examples: Esdeath from Akame ga Kill!, Golden Darkness from To LOVE-Ru, Illyasviel von Einzbern from Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
A relatively new type of character. 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. Sometimes they often use harsh action to rent their emotions
Popular example: Mahiru Inami from Working!!
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.
A hinedere will turn hostile and annoyed towards a few people around them because of their ego, mostly when they are acknowledged and trusted by those who are closest to them. When other people call out on a hinedere's behavior or turn out to be a burden for the hinedere, they will be given the silent treatment and they will get cut off entirely by a hinedere out of their lives.
Popular example: Hachiman Hikigaya from OreGairu
Sadistic characters get off on toying with characters on an emotional and physical level. A sadodere is a troublemaker who enjoys manipulating others’ feelings, commonly taking pleasure from it. It is common that a sadodere will play with their love interest's emotions and humiliate them as well.
Sadodere characters are typically defined by their sadistic tendencies and can be violent and cruel to others and even more cruel and violent to loved ones. They always have a severe lack of empathy, however, some characters that are sadodere can redeem themselves. A sadodere is known to hurt others physically and emotionally because they want to and because they feel pleasure from doing it.
Popular examples: Nemesis from To LOVE-Ru, Kurumi Tokisaki from Date A Live, and Kirihime Natsuno from Dog & Scissors
Which one is your favorite type of dere?