Who Is The Earliest Known Tsundere?
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Ken Akamatsu might have coined the term with Love Hina (Naru, of course, and Motoko to a lesser extent), and widespread use of the term supposedly began after Kimi ga Nozomu Eien was released in 2001. Regardless, the actual character archetype has been around anime and manga for years. Is there an anime or manga character where it all stemmed from?

The earliest known tsundere I can think of is Akane from Ranma 1/2. IMO she's a much better tsundere than Naru.



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bulma! from dragonball
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Lum Invader (Source of moe and first Tsundere) from Urusei Yatsura (1981, first harem and earlier work of Ranma's author).



Her tsundere tendencies were minimal though, compared to modern tsunderes like Taiga or Chitoge. She wouldn't be considered a real tsundere by today's standards.
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