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on 7 Nov 2011 05:33

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Anime Proto-and Stereotypes

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Character Traits

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1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
TSUNDERE ツンデレ
A character who is tsundere displays a quarrelsome and curt attitude in front of others but also has a kind and affectionate nature that is kept hidden most of the time. She or he unwillingly switches between the two character traits, most likely in front of their beloved.
Examples:
♀-Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
♂-England/Arthur Kirkland (Axis Powers Hetalia)
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2. Future Diary (2011)
YANDERE ヤンデレ
A yandere character is in love on a level of obsession and adopts violent measures to make that person theirs if not even killing them.
Examples:
♀-Yuno Gasai (Mirai Nikki)

♂-Keisuke (Togainu no Chi- mostly in the game)
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3. Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
KUUDERE クウデレ
A character which is kuudere acts cynically and indifferently towards others but he/she is actually caring at heart. This side is only shown occasionally though.
Examples:
♀-C.C. (Code Geass)

♂-Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
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4. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006)
DANDERE ダンデレ
As opposed to the kuudere, a dandere character is shy and quiet with a caring and kind nature that is kept hidden inside the person. A passionate or affectionate behaviour is seldom.
Examples:
♀-Yuki Nagato (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

♂-Takashi Morinozuka (Ouran High School Host Club)
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Character Types

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5. Shattered Angels (2007)
Bishoujo 美少女
The kind of girl that you meet in every kind of anime.
Often the one with the long hair floating in the wind, the sparkly background and the glistening eyes
Example: Kuu Shiratori

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6. Vampire Knight (2008)
Bishounen 美少年
Basically anime is just bishounen and bishoujo and yeah, bishounen are dem pretty boys.
Example: Kaname Kuran
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7. Hetalia Axis Powers (2009)
Chibi ちび
Take an anime character of any kind and form a diminutive.
The Chibi is the personification of little and cute.
Usually the head is oversized, the voice is childlike and innocent and the chibi is constantly accompanied by a pink, sparkling or blooming background. In some cases many characters also turn into a chibi for a short humorous sequence.
Example: Chibitalia
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8. Air (2005)
Dojikko ドジっ娘 (Clumsy Girl)
An attractive female which is extremely clumsy but still being cute at it. One main object of Moe that seems to be everywhere.
Example: Misuzu Kamio
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9. Durarara!! (2010)
Gakuran 学ラン
While Gakuran is actually just the word of 'school uniform' it has become an overall expression for male anime characters in their high school days in which they were/are wearing the most differing school uniforms. The standard form is the black top with a standing collar and matching trousers.
Example: Izaya Orihara and Shizuo Heiwajima


[The girls uniform is the "Sêrâ-Fuku セーラー服 (Sailor Oufit)" that is held in a naval style in its original form.]
Example: Anri Sonohara
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10. Lovely Complex (2007)
Genki Shoujo 元気少女
A immensely jolly female individual. Confident, determined, energetic. Almost hyperactive. Enjoying life to the fullest.
Example: Risa Koizumi

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11. Full Metal Panic! (2002)
Iinchou 委員長 (Class Representative)
The Class Rep, usually not called by anything else but the name 'Iinchou' anymore, cares a ridiculous amount about school and class; interfering in the students' affairs trying to encourage them to make an effort.
Example: Kaname Chidori

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12. Kodomo no jikan (2007)
Lolicon ロリコン
A little girl often depicted in an erotic manner.
She draws her appeal from her adorable childish features and innocence.
Example: Rin Kokonoe

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13. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998)
Mahou Shoujo 魔法少女 (Magical Girl)
Girls of any age possessing some magical powers which give them new abilities, most likely to save the world from evil or the like. In most cases these girls undergo a glamorous transformation that takes up about 5 minutes of a 25 min. episode and lets them become all sparkly and colourful, often accompanied by various transformation phrases.
Example: Sakura Kinomoto

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14. Seitokai yakuindomo (2010)
Maid メイド
The Maid, which is usually young and beautiful, is passionately serving her master, 8 out of 10 with a submissive attitude. With her maid outift and the fitting bow in her hair she's one popular object of 'Moe' and almost always existing for the fanservice.
Example: Sayaka Dejima
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15. Inuyasha (2000)
Miko 巫女
A shrine maiden in the Shinto religion that in Anime usually helps out there or is related to the owner.
Mostly a character associated with possessing mystical powers that can possibly fight of demons or the like.
And some people consider these Miko outfits as their very own fanservice as well.
Example: Kikyō
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16. Tokyo Mew Mew (2002)
Nekomusume 猫娘 (Cat Girl)
A human female with cat ears and optionally a cat tail.
Traits of a cat must not neccessarily be adopted by the character since the ears are mainly additional sources of 'Moe'. But in certain cases the ears can also have a meaning and reason to be there.
Example: Ichigo Momomiya
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17. Loveless (2005)
Nekootoko 猫男 (Cat Boy)
A human male with cat ears optionally a cat tail.
Exactly the same as with the Nekomusume.
Example:
Ritsuka Aoyagi
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18. Soul Eater (2008)
Ninja (忍者)/ Shinobi (忍び)
The warrior in the shadows, possessing all kinds of mysterious powers like creating doppelgängers and becoming invisible. General weaponry should always contain Shuriken (throwing stars) and Kunai (throwing knife). His creed of showing "no pain or emotion" isn't accurate in all cases of modern Anime Ninja (e.g. Naruto *ahem*) and the traditional apparel of black suit and mask has also been newly interpreted various times. The female form is called Kunoichi くノ一.
Example: Black Star
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19. Mayo chiki! (2011)
Ojou お嬢
The 'Young Lady' is usually a female student from a wealthy, high-class family that is demonstrating her superiority amongst the other students. In most cases she has a quite sadistic attitude and is accompanied by a butler or maid shouting "Oujou-sama!", "Oujou-san!" or "Oujou-chan!" after her at all times. Furthermore she's the ultimate object of idolization.
Example: Kanade Suzutsuki
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20. Lucky Star (2007)
Otaku オタク
The term for an extreme, passionate geek, especially concerning Anime, Manga and Video Games. Most of this person's life is commited to obsessively engage in his or her hobbies and acquiring and almost unhealthy amount of knowledge on the chosen topic.
Example: Konata Izumi
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21. Princess Princess (2006)
School Idol
Easily said the most popular student(s) in school.
Those tend to be unimaginably talented or beautiful, are adored, become dedicatees of fanclubs and seem unreachable. Often that idol is the as previously mentioned Ojou.
Example: Yuujiro Shihoudani, Mikoto Yutaka, Toru Kouno
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22. Junjō Romantica (2008)
Seme 攻め
The Seme is the dominant, 'top' part in a BL aka Shounen-Ai relationship. He is usually the more masculine, aggressive, serious or dark person and taller as well. The Seme often is the pursuer and the only one that manages to mess with the uke's head.
Example: Akihiko Usami

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23. K-ON! (2009)
Sensei-chan 先生ちゃん
Sensei-chan is a teacher that gets along with the students like they were her friends. Unmarried, young, childish, probably not the highest authority in school and very responsive.
Example: Sawako Yamanaka
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24. Black Butler (2008)
Shitsuji 執事 (Butler)
Doing the same jobs as the Maid. Always good-looking and doing everything in his power for his master. Usually he's an elegant gentleman.
Example: Sebastian Michaelis
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25. Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Shotacon ショタコン
An underage boy that is either seen as the icon of moe and cuteness or is portrayed in an erotic manner. Actually quite the same as a lolicon, only of the opposite gender.
Example: Mitsukuni Haninozuka
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26. Sekaiichi hatsukoi (2011)
Uke 受け
The Uke is the Seme's counterpart and the submissive, 'bottom' part in a BL aka Shounen-Ai relationship.
The common Uke is often smaller, more emotional and insecure and has more female features. The uke is mostly the only one being able to win the Seme's heart.
Example: Ritsu Onodera
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Comments

Posted: 3 years ago at Nov 19 23:34
Great list!
Very detailed and comprehensive. It seems that most anime characters fit the bill here.
And I gotta say that my favorite stereotypes in anime are semes and ukes (I'm a bit perverted, lol) and least favorite Stereotypes in anime are the Dojikko and the Maid.
Cool list.
Posted: 3 years ago at Nov 19 23:55
@ doumo~ *u* Totally agree with you, nyehe~
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Dec 14 1:34
thanks; i finally understand -dere
a list of characters for each type would be nice
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jan 2 16:46
this is a really great and helpful list! thank you! :D:D:D from what you have here I really like Genki Shoujo character (i love Risa Koizumi ^^) but i really don't get the Sensei-chan character! it gets on my nerves! :D
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Dec 21 17:24
great list! thankS

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