Tsunderes have become staples in anime and are so common, they can be found in nearly every single title out there and now, Charapedia is ranking 20 of the most popular ones. I-i-it’s not like I am writing about Tsunderes because I find them interesting or anything! Baka! Hmft!
Tsunderes are often described as people who aren’t honest with their true feelings and are often violent or harsh (tsun) towards their person of interest, however, they also have a very sweet side to them (dere) which makes them all the more popular. They are also known to blush a lot when embarrassed and will stutter when they are talking to the one they like.
With 100,000 votes, here are Charapedia’s top 20 anime tsunderes… Baka!
20) Saaya Agata (Sket Dance)
19) Kurisu Makise (Steins; Gate)
18) Yui Kotegawa (To Love-Ru)
17) Sena Kashiwazaki (Haganai)
16) Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
15) Azusa Nakano (K-On!!)
14) Kagura (Gintama)
13) Kagami Hiiragi (Lucky Star)
12) Nagi Sanzenin (Hayate the Combat Butler!)
11) Hinagiku Katsura (Hayate the Combat Butler!)
10) Iori Minase (The [email protected])
9) Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
8) Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière (The Familiar of Zero)
7) Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
6) Shana (Shakugan no Shana)
5) Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)
4) Maki Nishikino (Love Live!)
3) Kirino Kosaka (OreImo)
2) Hitagi Senjougahara (Monogatari series)
1) Mikoto Misaka (A Certain series)
Taking the tsun to a whole new (and life threatening) level is A Certain tsundere biribiri known as Mikoto and she tops Charapedia’s list at #1. This middle school shocker is one of the most powerful espers on Earth and imagine her using those very powers to go all tsun on both Touma and Kuroko.
The self-proclaimed tsundere from the Monogatari series, Hitagi, may be a bit more on the yandere side, but she does indeed have her moments and those moments seem to be enough to land her the #2 spot, upsetting the most iconic “tsundere imouto” in anime, Kirino who takes the #3 spot.
Though not all of them have made the top 10, all four of the “Queens of Tsundere” have made it to the list with Nagi taking #12, Louise at #8, Taiga at #7, and Shana at #6. All four have now become tsundere icons and have set the bar for this character trope. All four are also voiced by legendary voice actress Rie Kugimiya who has earned the nickname as the Tsundere Queen because of those four roles. Speaking of “Queen Rie”, two of her other characters have also made the list with Iori Minase taking the #10 spot while Gintama’s Kagura takes the #14 spot.
Who is your favorite tsundere?