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I'm copying this here so it can be used (especially the ref). 日本穣 22:03, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

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Yandere (ヤンデレ) is a Japanese term for a person who is initially very loving and gentle to someone before their devotion becomes destructive in nature, often through violence. The term is derived from the words Yan (ヤン) meaning a mental or emotional illness and Dere (デレ) meaning to show affection. Yandere characters are mentally unstable, often using extreme violence as an outlet for their emotions. The usage of the character type has lead to criticism over the amount of violence in works such as School Days and When They Cry. Although the character type has been used in anime and manga since Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam in 1985, conscious use of the term only began to be around the turn of the millenium. A variant of the term, Yangire (ヤンギレ) originated in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS and is used to describe a character who is mentally ill and snaps instantly without showing affection for the victim of their outbursts.[1]

  1. ^ Galbraith, Patrick W. The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider's Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan. Kodansha International (2009), pp.237-238. ISBN 978-4770031013.

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Is yandere attestable in English? If not, it might make sense to move it to ヤンデレ and reformat. Whym (talk) 09:12, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

It should be. It's certainly a word I recognise and understand. The quote I added is a use, but there are a few others of mentions in "Geek" dictionaries. --Catsidhe (verba, facta) 10:16, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Is Citations:yandere sufficient to close this as passed? Equinox 19:27, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, thanks to Cloudcuckoolander and Catsidhe, it now looks fine to me. I would like to withdraw this, if that matters. Whym (talk) 19:24, 8 August 2014 (UTC)