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Post Reply Craziest tsundere that you can't believe the protagonist went with?
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Also, why is tsundere generally synonymous with "small boobs"?

My answer, from things I've watched recently, is Kirino from Oreimo. She's a literal ball buster and didn't "really" start to show any affection until 80% through the show, among other things.
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Well, Asuka, I suppose. Especially in the End of Evangelion.

Of course, there's not really a normal, mentally healthy pairing for Shinji. That really was the best he could do lol
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Most of them.....

It's not even just Tsunderes....though imo, I don't think most authors can get out of the "first girl" mentality that I distaste.
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I hate that too. *bumps into girl in the beginning of a show*
Well, there's the main love interest. Can ignore all other advances.
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I hate that too. *bumps into girl in the beginning of a show*
Well, there's the main love interest. Can ignore all other advances.


This guy gets it.

Honestly it just makes everything less interesting and less flexible.
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h9902014 wrote:


flipmane wrote:

I hate that too. *bumps into girl in the beginning of a show*
Well, there's the main love interest. Can ignore all other advances.


This guy gets it.

Honestly it just makes everything less interesting and less flexible.


It would be awesome if the character ended up saying he's gay and walks away with none of them, leaving everyone floored.
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It's actually kind of an interesting question as to why they chose to do it this way, but the root of Kirino's hostility and the central axis around which her relationship with Kyosuke spun from her perspective is adequately explained in the 13th episode of the second season. I suppose the reason to withhold that information might have been to keep the focus squarely on Kyosuke's perspective on his relationship with Kirino.

As for my own choice, the example that most readily comes to mind is Naru Narusegawa (Love Hina). She savagely, brutally, and relentlessly beats the protagonist at the slightest provocation, at times sending him hurtling skyward with a single punch. It's slapstick, but there is some awkward and uncomfortable imagery and language associated with the tsundere formula at times. I find myself liking characters such as Kagome Higurashi, Akane Tendo, and Naru Narusegawa, but that's not to say I don't notice or am unconcerned with the violent overtones.
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Does Naru from Love Hina count as a tsundere or just a completely deranged psychopath and one of the worst characters of all time.

Because I honestly cannot see the difference.
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...I second the Dokuro-chan nomination.


SoldierSangria wrote:

Does Naru from Love Hina count as a tsundere or just a completely deranged psychopath and one of the worst characters of all time.

Because I honestly cannot see the difference.


Technically she counts since she made a transition from "tsun" to "dere" over the course of the series.
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Louise from Familiar of Zero is pretty bad.

I think Naru is not as bad as people make her out to be mostly because her tsundere aspects have root in a crippling form of self-doubt. I think too it was clear we're supposed to view her as something ridiculous at times. The bad tsundere are just hot and cold when there's absolutely no reason to be; they have no backstory that would warrant it, and no real conflicts.
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flipmane wrote:

I hate that too. *bumps into girl in the beginning of a show*
Well, there's the main love interest. Can ignore all other advances.


I personally would love for an author to have a tragic love story where the main character is trying to get over his "first love". Like maybe introduce her then show the falling in love, then out of love. BAM! Relationship over, and now comes the growth of the character.
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flipmane wrote:

I hate that too. *bumps into girl in the beginning of a show*
Well, there's the main love interest. Can ignore all other advances.


I personally would love for an author to have a tragic love story where the main character is trying to get over his "first love". Like maybe introduce her then show the falling in love, then out of love. BAM! Relationship over, and now comes the growth of the character.


Or death of the character.
Anime is generally unpredictable in that way.
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Louise from Familiar of Zero is pretty bad.

I think Naru is not as bad as people make her out to be mostly because her tsundere aspects have root in a crippling form of self-doubt. I think too it was clear we're supposed to view her as something ridiculous at times. The bad tsundere are just hot and cold when there's absolutely no reason to be; they have no backstory that would warrant it, and no real conflicts.


Motoko was the better tsundere. I would have totally chosen her over Naru. She was so adorable after she warmed up.
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Noodle1Graffiti wrote:


flipmane wrote:

I hate that too. *bumps into girl in the beginning of a show*
Well, there's the main love interest. Can ignore all other advances.


I personally would love for an author to have a tragic love story where the main character is trying to get over his "first love". Like maybe introduce her then show the falling in love, then out of love. BAM! Relationship over, and now comes the growth of the character.


Or death of the character.
Anime is generally unpredictable in that way.


Well i'm actually reading a manga like that but it's received a lot of bad reception. I can understand why since I personally loved the character as well! I'm interested in where it'll go from here, but yeah. I like to see personal growth!
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