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tsundere (plural tsundere)
- (chiefly Japanese fiction) A character, usually a girl, who fits the archetype of being cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing a warm and caring side.
2012, Dani Cavallaro, Kyoto Animation: A Critical Study and Filmography, McFarland & Company, ISBN 9781476600840, page 157:
- Despite his apparent power, the boy behaves with uncharacteristic meekness toward the formidable tsundere Misato Tachibana, whose grotesquely distorted romantic feelings for Koujirou almost invariably result in her shooting him all over the school with heavy weaponry (which seems to spring out of nowhere).
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:tsundere.
character who fits the archetype of being cold or hostile before gradually showing a warm and caring side
- Showing qualities typical of a tsundere.