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Why the Megadere Ruined Tsundere-ism For Everyone

Why the Megadere Ruined Tsundere-ism For Everyone

In my first entry to this year’s “Tsundere Appreciation Month”, I gushed over some of my favourites, particularly looking back at the tsunderekko who have made a positive impact on the archetype and who I think are memorable for various reasons. Today, with just a few days left in Tsundere Appreciation Month, I want to […]

Tsundere Exposure: Why the Word “Tsundere” has Natural Appeal

Tsundere Exposure: Why the Word

I’ve personally noticed that in the past three years or so there’s been an increase in how visible otaku culture has become. In fact, Akihabara, the so-called “Otaku Holy Land” has seen a significant shift in its visitor population; the Japanese government has invested in the area as a major tourist attraction for both Japanese […]

Five Tsundere Anime Girls I’d Gladly be Berated by

Five Tsundere Anime Girls I'd Gladly be Berated by

October marks the beginning of “Tsundere Appreciation Month” at The Nihon Review, an occasion that’s enticed me out of my self-imposed hiatus, at least temporarily, to open our month long celebration of everyone’s (or, at least, our) favourite moe archetype. “Tsundere Appreciation Month” started last year after a random thought about what makes tsunderekko so […]

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 3

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 3

Although I fully intended to conclude my last article within two posts, I felt quite unsatisfied with the way the article concluded; my research into the origins of tsundere further back in the 80s ended up taking up more space than I had intended. My fellow colleagues Sorrow-kun and Elineas noticed that I had left […]

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 2

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 2

In continuation from earlier, we now have the tools to take a look at how tsundere have become, perhaps, one of the leading icons in the moe boom in recent years. First, let us take a brief look at a possible development of the modern tsundere.