Good day my fellow otaku and weab fans! After spending hundreds or even thousands of hours watching anime, I know you have already caught the gist of several anime tropes portrayed by these characters. Hence, naking an anime truly an anime.
And today, we gonna feature to you these several anime personalities that better stay on the anime world! *whispers* Coz I know it will be damn awkward if you ever try most of them in real life. Also special thanks to TheDarkOtakuLord’s post for the majority of the tropes listed here. We also add some traits that are missed and made up some new ones :3
These characters unfortunately lack common sense and live carefree lives with those stupid grins on their face. Despite that, they are nonetheless adorable.
Aho literally means “stupid”.
e.g.: Ika Musume (Ika Musume), Akihisa Yoshii (Baka to Test), Ayumu Kasuga aka Osaka (Azumanga Daioh!)
They are really similar to Aho, but they have a love interest to direct their “stupidity”, in either a cute or embarrassing way.
Bakadere came from the Japanese words “baka”, which means idiot, and “deredere”, which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Tohka Yatogami (Date A Live), Yoshiko Hanabatake (Aho Girl), Tenma Tsukamoto (School Rumble)
Bifauxnen are also known as reverse traps. Hence, though they look like handsome men, they are really women. Because of their nature, it is not an exaggeration that sometimes they become yuri-inducing characters. YURI FOR THE WIN!
Bifauxnen is a combination of the Japanese word “bishounen” which means pretty boy and the French word faux which means fake. Hence, she is a fake pretty boy.
e.g.: Kino (Kino no Tabi), Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
A bodere is a shy character who resorts to violence when embarrassed. In other words, s/he is a combination of a shy dandere and a violent tsundere.
Bodere may come from the Japanese words “bo”, which means cane, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey. Hence, a bodere is a lovey dovey ready to hit you with a cane. :V
e.g.: Mahiru Inami (Working!!)
Bokkuko are female characters who use “boku” to refer themselves rather than the feminine Japanese first person pronoun, “watashi”. They are really energetic and fun-loving characters/.
Bokukko came from the Japanese pronoun “boku”, which is a first person Japanese pronoun usually used by men, and the Japanese word “ko”, which means child and is most of the time affixed to the names of girls (e.g. Sunako, Hanako, etc.).
e.g.: Kagura (Azumanga Daioh!), Makoto Rino aka Sailor Jupiter (Sailor Moon), Hungary (Hetalia)
These characters set aside any emotions that may interfere with their job of serving their masters never questioning the latter.
Bukako literally means “servant girl”.
e.g.: Virgo (Fairy Tale), Mei-Rin (Black Butler)
Byoukidere ranges from kind to naughty in terms of personalities. But what makes them distinctive is that they are the sickly characters who are usually afflicted by a deadly disease.
Byoukidere came frm the Japanese words “byouki”, which means sickness, and “deredere”, which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Marika Tachibana (Nisekoi), Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)
Though it is ridiculous, these characters do exists in real life in the form of some weabs (but you can’t be a weab if you are Japanese). These characters believe they have special abilities locked within their bodies, like their hand or eye.
Chuunibyou is a Japanese word for 2nd year middle schooler and this term roughly translated to English as “middle school syndrome”.
e.g.: Rikka Takanashi (Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai), Kaidou Shun (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan)
These are stereotyped Sinophiles who tend to wear Chinese dresses, knows martial arts and most of them end their sentences with aru. Though not all Chuugokujo are Chinese.
Chuugokujyo came from the two Japanese words “Chuugoku”, which means China, and “ojyo” or “ojou”, which means lady. They also have male equivalents but they are rare, hence, we may call them Chuugokutoko, instead. :V
e.g.: Kagura (Gintama), majority of the characters in anime Ranma ½ , China (Hetalia)
They are very popular among their peers captivating people around them with their innate grace and taking things with ease.
e.g. : Mari Kurihara (Prison School)
Dandere seems to lack any emotions and doesn’t care to anyone, though they are really shy. Hence, you should have the capability of playing and completing a multi-routed visual novel to talk to them.
Thus, hitting the right buttons will unlock her special features. LOL They are really friendly and a chatterbox, but only to the people they really care about.
Dandere came from the Japanee word “danmari”, which means silent, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g. Onodera Kosaki (Nisekoi), Shihoru (Hai to Gensou no Grimgar), Japan (Hetalia)
Dameko are useless folks who squander their lives with vices or even becoming a shut-in making them a burden to people around them in either a cute or annoying way. Remember, never be like them in real life.
Dameko literally means “hopeless girl”.
e.g.: Umaru Doma (Himouto! Umaru-chan), Yukiji Katsura (Hayate the Combat Butler)
They are characters who display boredom and indifference to people and things around them. Thus, it really takes something to either impress or take their interest.
Darudere came from the Japanese words “daru”, which came from the English word dull, and deredere which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Houtarou Oreki (Hyouka), Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
These characters are perfect lovey doveys who constantly fawns their love interests with affection. Being with them is like an everyday Valentine’s Day treat. :3
Deredere literally means lovey dovey.
e.g.:Belldandy (Ah! My Goddess), Lala Satalin Deviluke (To LOVE-Ru), Midori Kasugano (Midori no Hibi)
They are the cute balls of clumsiness who trip on virtually anything. XD
Dojikko literally means “clumsy girl”.
e.g.: Miyuki Takara (Lucky Sar,), Sheele (Akame ga Kill)
If you are an anime character, never ever dare to confess to a donkan because they will only laugh at you mistaking your confession for a joke. Making them either one of the densest or in some case, most cruel characters (if they are really unwilling to acknowledge one’s feelings) in both anime and manga.
Donkan literally means oblivious.
e.g. Maika Sakuranomiya (Blend S)
They are weird characters and sometimes even a psychopath, but they didn’t straight killing people. Thus, they are damn crazy in a different way. They are usually sweet and lovable on the outside, but messed up on the inside.
Dorodere came from the Japanese words “dorodoro”, which means muddled, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Yumeko Jabami (Kakegurui)
Eronna have top tier sex appeals popular among *coughs* male audiences. ( -,,-) They are really mature ladies encompassing the deep-embedded fantasies of a teenager having an extreme case of male hormone imbalance.
Eronna came from a Japanese word directly adapted from the English word erotic and the Japanese word onna, which means lady. Hence, it literally means a sexy lady.
e.g. Reine Murasame (Date a Live), Matsumoto Rangiku (Bleach)
Hajidere are a tier higher than dandere when it comes to bashfulness. They blush and faint almost instantaneously the moment their love interest appears.
Hajidere came from the Japanese words “haji”, which means embarrassment, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Hinata Hyuga (Naruto), Nana Ebina (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
They are the inventors of the anime world who wear their trademark lab coats who spends their time tinkering. No doubt, they are one of the most intelligent folks out there.
Hakase literally means “professor”.
e.g.: Hakase Shinonome (Nichijou), Hohouin Kyouma (Steins;Gate)
Most of them are two-faced sociopaths who acts charming in public but hides a despicable personality in the inside. They prioritized achieving their goals no matter what.
They appear most in anime with a psychological genre, but sometimes, they do also show up in other genre rarely.
Haraguro literally means “wicked”.
e.g.: Tanya Degurechaff (Youjo Senki), Shogo Makishima (Psycho Pass), Azami Nakiri (Shokugeki no Souma)
These characters are the foodies of the anime world. And basically, they are almost like every shonen protagonist out there. XD With their abominable appetite, they will eat large amount of food just to satisfy themselves.
Harapeko Chara literally means “hungry idiot”.
e.g.: Sasha Blouse (Shingeki no Kyojin)
You need to always keep an eye on them because they basically can’t do anything on their own. Though not as vicious as Dameko, they might get lost or even starve to death when left alone.
They are really cute in anime, but a bit annoying, if you are not used to them, in real life. It really takes something before you can bear living with them.
Hetare literally means “helpless”.
e.g.: Italy (Hetalia)
Himederes fancy themselves as princesses, either literally or figuratively. They like people around them to treat them like some kind of reality and easily get frustrated if someone defies them. Though, in most cases, they fall in love to people who don’t treat them like a princess. :V
Himedere came from the Japanese words “hime”, which means princess, and “deredere” which means loveydovey. They also have a male equivalent, also known as oujidere, which means prince lovey dovey.
e.g.: Erina Nakiri (Shokugeki no Souma), Cornelia li Brittania (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), Nagi Sanzenin (Hayate no Gotoku)
They are viciously sarcastic dere who has a pessimistic point of view to virtually anything. Usually, they shift to the dere spectrum when they saw someone contradicts their worldview.
e.g.: Hachiman Hikigaya (OreGairu), Urumi Kanzaki (Great Teacher Onizuka)
Ijimekko are bullies common in the shoujo genre, though they also appear in other genre and a rare male equivalent. They spend their time bullying the protagonist but may befriend the latter over time.
Ijimekko literally means bully.
e.g.: Naoka Ueno (A Silent Voice), Miyabi Aizawa (Great Teacher Onizuka)
Imouto Type A
These are the imouto that will always come to you shouting “onii-chan” and start cling on your arms making them one of the most affectionate characters in the anime world. It is not necessary to become a biological sister to become one.
e.g.: Kanata Shinozaki (Boku no kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken), Shizuku Kurogane (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)
Imouto Type B
They are the fluffy ball of moe that you might always pledge to protect. And most of the time, they see the person, which is most of the time a male, that support them as a brother. It is not necessary to become a biological sister to become one.
e.g.: Yoshino (Date A Live)
Imouto Type C
If you are a bit airhead and clumsy, you can rely to them given that they are highly supportive of their older brother figures. They are caring in a way that they always scold the people they care about to correct them. It is not necessary to become a biological sister to become one.
e.g.: Mikan Yuuki (To LOVE-Ru)
These individuals have a strong god complex, thinking themselves as divine beings and they can never be wrong. Their strong resolve and conviction might always trouble the people around them who oppose or not agree with their views.
Kamidere came from the Japanese words “kami”, which meand god, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Light Yagami (Death Note), Mio Isurugi (MM!), Satsuki Kiryuuin (Kill la Kill)
They are the gold diggers of the anime world. As long as you are rich, they will shower you with their affection. So you better work hard or they will dump you.
Kanedere came from the Japanese words “kane”, which means money, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Nami (One Piece), Madoka Kuramochi (He is an Ultimate Teacher)
They are cute characters who most of the times act childish and they enjoy wearing adorable clothes. Because of their childish nature, you might get in trouble with them over small things.
Kawaiiko literally means “cute girl”.
e.g.: Kanna Kamui (Ms. Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Kimoiko are typically portrayed as weirdoes and outcasts of the anime world. Because of they lack social capabilities, they tend to do things the norms will find strange and disgusting. Despite this, they are really good to talk with if you managed to break their shell and understand their views.
Kimoiko literally means “disgusting girl”.
e.g.: Tomoko Kuroki (WataMote), Sunako Nakahara (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge)
Kuudere are emotionless characters. Unlike Dandere who are really shy, they just don’t know how to express it. And if you ever caught a glimpse of them smiling, good news, you are one of the few individuals they care about.
Kuudere came from the Japanese words “kuuru”, which is a direct Japanese adaptation of the English word cool, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Eucliwood Hellscythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?), Yuki Nagato (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), Rei Ayanami (Neon Evangelion Genesis)
These characters are masochists who loves being beat up. For them, pain is pleasure. :V
Maso is a Japanese word borrowed from either of the English words masochists or masochism. Well, I made up this one because I don’t see anyone grouping masochist character s like they did with sadists,
e.g.: Lalatina Dustiness Ford aka Darkness (KonoSuba), Kyouhei Kannazaki (Date A Live), Taro Sado (MM!)
They first appeared as villains in the story, and some of them even try to kill the protagonist. But over time, they became less hostile, though retaining their hostile attitudes, even to the people they care about.
Others sources don’t know where what Mayadere means, though I will give it an educated guess. The word “maya” in Mayadere came from two Japanese words “ma” (魔), which means either demon or evil spirit, and “ya”, which might be just a simple Japanese particle. Hence, it may mean a demon lovey dovey. A demon that ready to snuff out your life anytime, anywhere. :V
e.g.: Golden Darkness (To-Love Ru), Seishirou Tsugumi (Nisekoi)
Nisetoshi are characters who look really young despite aging decades or even centuries older than they look. Though, most of the time they are portrayed as pre-teen individuals (as long as she’s 18+, she’s legal), few of them have young adult appearance.
They act most of the time based on their childish looks, but when the time calls for it, they speak with wisdom they gained through the years.
Nisetoshi literally means “fake age”.
e.g.: Shinobu Oshino (Bakemonogatari), Rory Mercury (Gate), Komoe Tsukuyomi (A Certain Magical Index)
They are the characters who act like cats most of the time, though some of them are really cats to some extent. Having the signature “nya” catch phrase and their playful nature, please handle them with care.
Nyandere came from the Japanese words “nyan”, which is the onomatopoeia for the meow of a cat, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Blair (Soul Eater), Nyanta-san (Log Horizon), Tsumiki Miniwa (Acchi Kocchi)
Ojousama are the stereotype graceful ladies. Unlike the Himedere, they will less likely to boast their wealth, but they are way too naïve to common life. So expect to have butlers to assist them on virtually every single thing.
Ojousama literally means “lady”.
e.g.: Isumi Saginomiya (Hayate the Combat Butler), Arisu Kamiigusa (Animegataris), Sylphinphord Tachibana (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
Onee-san Type A
They are the reliable one-sama who are typically protective and supportive to people they really care about. Hence, you can really count on them when you are on a pinch. It is not necessary to become a biological sister to become one.
e.g.: Serafall Leviathan (High School DxD), Temari (Naruto)
Onee-san Type B
They are the cool one-sama who won’t tolerate any wishy-washiness. So you better grow up and show how manly you are. Or be prepared to be beaten. :V It is not necessary to become a biological sister to become one.
e.g.: Olivier Mira Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Onee-san Type C
They are the nurturing onee-sama who tends to look over others. Typically, they say “ara” and “ma” and they sport this motherly tone of voice. *how heartwarming* Though, they are either an airhead or imposing. It is not necessary to become a biological sister to become one.
e.g.: Akari Kawamoto (3-Gatsu no Lion)
Onii-san Type A
Like their female counterparts, they are reliable onii-san always there to support and lend a helping hand to their siblings. In extreme cases, they even cast away themselves for the safety of the people they hold dear. It is not necessary to become a biological brother to become one.
e.g.: Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Takumi Aldini (Shokugeki no Souma)
Onii-san Type B
This type is a bit insane and illogical that they will hurt their siblings for the latter to grow up. Usually, their siblings bear grudge against them only to find out what is their true intent on the end. . It is not necessary to become a biological brother to become one.
e.g.: Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
Onii-san Type C
They are the responsible brothers who act like a father specially when their siblings is not doing something nice. They tend to be authoritative and a bit disciplinarian, but sometimes they become a softie and forgive the naughtiness of their younger sibling. . It is not necessary to become a biological brother to become one.
e.g.: Taihei Doma (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
They are the man up versions of the Bokuko. These characters usually use “ore” to address themselves, which is usually used by men to address themselves. Because of this, they tend to have a really masculine point of views and ideal.
e.g.: Ranmaru Rindou (Binbougami), Lal Mirch (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
These characters are childhood friends who tend to put friendship over all. They are often kind, patient, and selfless.
e.g.: Mayuri Shina (Steins;Gate), Ringo Noyamane (Air Gear)
These are the characters we anime fans can most relate with. Above all, they really love anime, manga, games, cosplaying, and any other stuff that relates to the otaku culture. Because of the way how otaku are seen, most of them are portrayed hiding their hobbies. But to the ones who are proud of it, they are really talkative and love to voice out their interests.
Otaku is a Japanese term for people who are usually obsessed in anime and manga, who usually stay at home. Hence, the Japanese word “taku” for home.
e.g.: Konata Izumi (Lucky Star), Makoto Takiya (Ms. Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid), Junichirou Kagami (Denpa Kyoushi)
They are one of the most of the deceptive characters in anime, playing with our hearts and making us believe that they are cute anime girls, only to discover they are males. *flips the second freaking table* In other words, they are what we know as traps. By the way, the “d” won’t make it any better! *flips the third table*
Otokonoko means “boy girl”.
e.g. Astolfo (Fate/Apocrypha), Felix Argail (Re:Zero), HIderi Kanzaki (Blend S)
Ototo Type A
They are the good little brothers who are always with their older siblings. In some cases, they “pull the leashes” of their latter when their actions overboarded.
e.g.: Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Isami Aldini (Shokugeki no Souma)
Ototo Type B
They tend to lash against their older siblings out of the latter’s incompetence. This is their way to show that they care. Or maybe they really don’t care at all. :V
e.g.: Tomoki Kuroki (WataMote)
Sadodere are sadists who love to toy emotions. Sometimes, it even escalates to physical abuse. It takes a true masochist to appreciate these kind of characters.
Sadodere came from the Japanese words “sado”, which is an adaptation for the English word “sadist”. and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g. Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
Shoujo are stereotype heroines of most shoujo series. They display a kind heart and often energetic and optimistic.
Shoujo literally means “young lady”.
e.g.: Sakura Kinimoto (Card Captor Sakura), Hikaru Shidou (Magic Knight Rayearth)
Shounen are stereotype heroes of most shounen series. They are have a strong sense of justice and never give up but they are loud, careless, not that smart and eats a lot.
Shounen literally means “young lad”.
e.g.: Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto), Monkey D Luffy (One Piece), Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
These characters are perverts and you will most likely see them in harem series. While the females are seductive and flirty, most of the males are more like jackasses who want to pop the cherry only to be impeded by the protagonist. While others just nosebleed, fantasizes, or simply love dirty jokes.
Made me also wonder why people don’t lump these characters in the first place. So I made up a term to group them. Heheheh. By the way, sukebe means lewd in English. Maybe hentai or ecchi will do, what do you think?
e.g.: Youhei Sunohara (Clannad), Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece), Ayame Kajou (Shimoneta)
They are the male versions of the all-popular tsundere, having a tough, badass, and even intimidating character, but a big softie inside.
Thugdere is a combination of the English word thug and the Japanese otaku term “tsundere”.
e.g.: Vegeta (Dragon Ball), Kyou Sohma (Fruits Basket)
They are one of the main stay when it comes to the anime, thus entitling them the title classic. They tend to become distant and harsh to other characters making them less approachable. And it even get worse when they are with their love interest, making them hard to accept their true feelings.
Tsundere came from the Japanese words “tsuntsun”, which means look away in disgust, and “deredere”, which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Lum (Urusei Yatsura), Asuka Langley (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Keiko Yukimura (Yuyu Hakusho)
They are a bit tone down versions of the Classic, turning to the dere spectrum faster than the former. But they also tend to revert back to normal and hitting their love interest like nothing happened between them.
e.g.: Shana (Shakugan no Shana), Taiga Aisaka (ToraDora), Mikasa Mikoto (A Certain Magical Index)
These tsundere, unlike other tsundere, are really friendly around people. They are even fun to talk with. Though, their “tsun” side will kick when their love interest is around. Most of the time hitting them out either of misunderstanding or they don’t like what that person did.
e.g.: Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
They are the harsher version of tsundere who constantly feel disgust to other people. These feelings are unchanged even when their love interest or friend is around, that they even hurl insults to the latter.
e.g.: Louise Françoise (Zero no Tsukaima), Kagami Hiiragi (Lucky Star)
Tsunshun are characters who are really harsh, not because they really are cruel individuals, but to protect themselves. This is rooted to their past bad experiences and the fear of suffering the same pain all over again.
They often reflect and regret their actions trapping them on a seemingly endless cycle of resentment and suffering. While others neither regret anything nor whatsoever and contented on what they have today.
Tsunshun is probably a combination of tsundere and the English word shun. Hence, it basically means a tsudere who shuns him/herself.
e.g.: Victorique de Blois (Gosick), Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index)
These characters are overly honest to people around them, but ironically dishonest to themselves. Because of this, they are easy to have their problems confessed and fooled, though, they may act violently.
Tsunpure is a combination of tsundere and the English word pure. Hence, they are tsundere who literally have pure thoughts.
e.g.: Aika Tenkuubashi (Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets Sareta Ken)
Undere typically agree or say yes to either their peers or love interest. They simply can’t say no because they want the approval of the latter.
Undere came from the Japanese words “un”, which is the Japanese equivalent of the English yup, and “deredere”, which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Misa Amane (Death Note), Minami Kotori (Love Live!)
They are the characters who suffer from depression which are most likely resulted by bullying, and other forms of abuse. They tend to become extremely pessimistic, suspicious of what are the intentions of people around them even though they help them.
Utsudere came from the Japanese words “utsu”, which means depression, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Kohinata Hayami (H2O: Footprints in the Sand)
These ladies represent the ideal and traditional Japanese beauty. Though not all of them, stereotypically speaking, most of them wear kimono and has a very refined manner of speech.
e.g.: Aoi Sakuraba (Ai Yori Aoshi), Kasumi Tendo (Ranma ½ )
They are the characters you would either don’t want to be involved with, or enjoys the idea of having one as a love interest. They are cute and spoken around people but they are ready to kill out of extreme possessiveness and jealousy.
Yandere is a combination of the Japanese words “yanderu”, which means mentally or emotionally sick, and “deredere” which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Yuno Gasai (Mirai Nikki), Rolo Lamperouge (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), Anna Nishikomiya (Shimoneta)
They are as deadly as yandere and as cruel as sadodere that they will kill any person out of whim. These characters almost never regret their actions
Yangire is a combination of the Japanese words “yanderu”, which means mentally or emotionally sick, and “kire”, which means to cut. Hence, they are psychopaths who love to butcher people.
e.g.: Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame ga Kill), Shiro (Deadman Wonderland), Kouha Ren (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic)
Yoidere is an unusual type of dere. They are cool and a bit serious, but their “dere” side can only be unleashed once they are drunk. Way to go, alcoholics
Yoidere came from the Japanese word “you”, which means to get drunk, and “deredere”, which means lovey dovey.
e.g.: Chisato Mizusawa (Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara), Margery Daw (Shakugan no Shana)
How many of these are you familiar with? If you don’t know most of them, you better watch more anime, comrade!!
And to the experts out there, did we miss other anime personality tropes? Let us know and ogether make this list complete. :3
I am a casual anime enthusiast, and a contributor on a certain KanColle fan page. Thanks to the aforementioned franchise and a long time of playing the game, I became interested on stuff about WW2 and started watching and reading materials, including anime, related to it. Hence, I am now slowly becoming a gunji otaku. During my free time, sometimes I write short stories but I never managed to finish anyone of them. :V