The many characters in the world of anime can be categorized in a variety of ways, frequently using the -dere character types. The suffix -dere can be used to designate a variety of personalities, ranging from aggressive, lovesick yandere characters to seemingly emotionless kuudere characters. Tsundere characters, though, are perhaps some of the most well-known.
A tsundere demeanor first comes across as distant, frigid, or even unfriendly, keeping others at a distance. The right person, in the proper situation, will eventually see this kind of character’s warm and compassionate side. It almost has the same effect as watching a hedgehog uncurl or a clam open to reveal a pearl inside. While these characters are frequently female, there are also some well-liked male tsunderes.