Are u strong-willed, a fighter, independent but tends to get emotional?

@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
July 11, 2008 3:21am CST
if you are, then you belong in this interest! Tsundere, (????, Tsundere?) is a Japanese character archetype describing an initially combative personality, which eventually becomes loving and emotionally vulnerable, normally found in Japanese anime and manga. - answers.com if you are a tsundere or you admire tsunderekko then add this interest! and tell us why you think you are a tsundere. do you know movie characters, tv characters, cartoon characters, anime characters that are tsundere? list 'em here!
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
You've certainly proved yourself as a tsundere on starting a discussion that also involves tsunderes, secretbear I am not particularly a tsundere person but I really do admire a person with this kind of personality. They are strong-willed and independent but, also have a soft-spot within themselves which makes them interesting. I just love characters like them be it in anime, manga, or even asian tv dramas
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
tsunderekko are really interesting characters. i can easily relate to them. hey, you should have told me the term is mostly use to describe girls! i read the definition in wikipedia. its a much nicer description than you gave me.
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I re-read my request letter to you and I only defined tsundere which can also be applied to males too.. Tsunderekko is indeed a girl with a tsundere personality
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
oh i see. so tsundere can be applied for both males and females. and tsunderekko would be for females only?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I beat up half the other kids in Kindergarten. But I have many friends who see me as kind and loving. Why am I initially tough and then not? Been hurt too many times and people have to prove they won't hurt me before I care about them and play nice. One of my friends calls me a tough marchmellow! Interesting topic. Take care.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
that's a good one! tough marshmallow. ^__^ whoa! you beat half the other kids your kindergarten? scary! but i can understand you when you said that you've been hurt too many times that's why you act tough at first. maybe even hard on people first. i can relate to that.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Thank you for best response. When I was little, my brothers didn't know how to play with things. They had metal tonka trucks that could withstand them. But my records they used like frisbees and smashed them, my dolls they took apart because they wanted to see how they worked, etc. In other words, they broke or messed up almost everything I owned. Fast forward to me going to Kindergarten. Kids wanted to play with my stuff. I only understood other kids breaking or taking apart my stuff. I did not understand the word, "Share." So I clobbered them. Half the class was related to the couple of kids that wanted to play with my stuff. So now I'm in a self-defense situation of half the kids after me. But I was up for the challenge, I took on and took out half the class! Luckily, as time when on, I understood things better, like you can't judge everyone else by my family. Take care
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
i see. so that's why you beat 'em up. those brothers of yours were quite odd. they treated toys differently from other kids. good thing you never messed with other kids' toys just like your brothers did to your dolls. anyway, i hope your kids aren't as odd as your brothers.
• China
11 Jul 08
Do you also love the cartoon Sailor Moon very much? I guess you are because you have sailor moon's image there and you changed once. Do you know why I asked to be your friend? I saw your image and I decided to ask to be your friend. I love the Sailor Moon series very much. And I have finished watching them all. If you would like, we could be good friends and I have all the Sailor Moon films. I can share them with you.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
hi leealice! so you're a sailormoon fan too? i'm glad to hear that! i love sailormoon! its good to know another fan! i also have some of the movies of sailormoon. i've also watched some of it online. but i'm thankful that you are willing to share them to me. tsukini kawatte, we can be friends!
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• China
15 Jul 08
If you don't mind, this is my MSN: leealice67@hotmail.com. I don't have a ICQ number. And my email is leealice67@163.com.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
hi lee. i've sent you an email. and i don't have any MSN account but i'll try to add you in my YM account.
11 Jul 08
She looks like Sailor Moon.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
oh, i'm not talking about sailormoon. i also think sailormoon is not tsundere. thanks for your response anyway.
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@diansinta (7554)
• Indonesia
11 Jul 08
Hi secretbear. this is all sounds like me! LOL
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
hi diansinta. glad you can relate.
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@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
11 Jul 08
Hey secretbear, yes I can classify myself as a Tsundere.........heheheeee its good to learn a new word from a different language.........Tsundere it sounds nice though I dont know how to pronounce it........*please you can help me in that* I think am a Tsundere because I am an independent person, i make my own decisions and they turn out right, I am stron-willed and I never say die even if there is no little hope.........I also am soo much emotional and my tears are so close that they can get out any time they are triggered. I have not watched cartoon or anime of that type.......i like Tom and jerry.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
hey kwenge. if you are really what you have described, then you are definitely a tsundere! you pronounce it as it is spelled. tsun-de-re. no silent letters.
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• India
11 Jul 08
yes i am a strong willed person ... i don't know about the characters that you are talking but i do try to be hard as possible and also i practice martial arts or do exercise every morning according to the schedule.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
thanks for the response bruce.
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@I_LUV_U (2503)
• India
11 Jul 08
Hi Secretbear, I can relate to all of the above terms, to varying degrees. I've not heard of this Tsundere yet, but his/her characterization sounds interesting! If I'm to compare myself with this character archetype, I think I strongly resemble him. There have a been a lot of situations when I have been initially tough and finally emotionally vulnerable. Being tough is really tough.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
hey i_luv_u. tsundere is a Japanese term usually used to describe girls who has a combative personality but actually affectionate inside. yeah, its tough to be tough. and you know the hardest part of being tough? no one would ask if you're okay or not since outside, they can see you're okay.
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@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
26 Jul 08
Well I'll state an obvious one: Shana off Shakugan no Shana. Good job making a topic for tsuntsun :D
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
wah! i wish i know that anime which you were talking about. but i don't know anything about it and i don't know Shana. ^__^;; well, i would have never started this discussion if it weren't for ratyz who invited me to join the tsundere interest.
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@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
28 Jul 08
Well, it's called Shakugan no Shana and it's floating around various places. *cough*www.tokyotosho.com*cough* It's pretty good, it has a second season which isn't anywhere near as good as the first one, but still entertaining.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
oh, the files there are all in torrents?? i just deleted my torrent program last month! it was a good program but its making me download almost everything that my computer is always alerting me that it has a low disk space. ^__^;;
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• Philippines
30 Jul 08
hehehe!!! Kagami or Kagamin is an example of Tsundere! hahahaha i'm not the type. hehe! I'm actually confused about my emotions because a lot of people got confused by it too. hmmm...maybe my older sister is the one but not me. my attitude par with Mokona! hehehe...
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
mokona?? how does mokona behaves?? mokona doesn't even have a gender! mokona is genderless! so you're saying you behave like a little animal that's close to a rabbit?? that would really confuse people.
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
haha! chigau, not that. i mean i don't know when i'll feel sad or happy.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
oh i see. mokona is really like that. maybe because its not just like human who has encountered all kinds of emotions on different situations. but still, its weird to compare oneself to a different creature.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
26 Jul 08
I could be described as a Tsundere. I can't really describe an anime character as Tsundere... Maybe Sesshomaru and even InuYasha from InuYasha shows Tsundere characteristics as the series moves along...
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
i haven't seen sesshomaru showing any signs of emotions so i can't comment on that. as for inu-yasha, i guess he gets a little emotional when it comes to Kagome.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
26 Jul 08
Sesshomaru shows signs of emotions when it comes to protecting Rin. Also, his greatest altruistic gesture happens in the third movie, Swords of an Honorable Ruler (????? ?????? , Tenka Hado no Ken), where Sesshomaru seems to protect InuYasha as his younger brother, a link to his father, that he admires so much.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
i see. it just shows that i wasn't able to watch every episodes and movies of Inu-yasha. ^__^;;
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
Hmmm, the first character that came into my mind is Tsunade. Maybe because tsundere sounds like Tsunade. hehe. She's a tsundere right? I mean, she's strong-willed but she still has some issues with her past that gets her emotional sometimes. Some of my friends call me Tsunade, but I don't think I am a tsunderekko because I don't get too emotional. Of course I still have emotions, but in a normal way. Maybe I'm more of a normal girl with some anger management issues, that's why they called me Tsunade. hehehe. Or maybe a split personality, who knows? I'm a shy girl who when provoked stands her ground and tells people off. hehehe. I get a check mark on fighter, but as for the emotional aspect I could only think of anger. Crying and sadness really doesn't apply. So I therefore conclude I'm not a tsundere. hehe.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
I guess you're more of Tsunade when it comes to showing your anger. i'm not sure if Tsunade can be considered a tsundere. she never gets lovestruck. ^__^;; i've never seen her being "soft".
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
I don't think I've seen her being lovestruck, but I remember in earlier episodes before she was even Hokage, she has this painful memory of her lover and brother who were killed when she were younger. It was the reason why she almost helped Orochimaru because he promised to resurrect them. And it was also the reason why she didn't like Naruto at first, and why she adores him now, because of Naruto's dream to be a Hokage that's similar to her lover's and brother's dream. Anyway, the recent episodes don't show much of an emotional Tsunade. Maybe she has moved on... hehe.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
most probably. i don't think she think much of her past anymore.
• United States
11 Jul 08
You know what, this describes me completely. The reason people like me are like this, is that we know that we love too hard, and don't want to be hurt, so we put on a hard front to keep people away so we don't have to show our vulnerable side. Also, we believe things are falling apart when things go wrong, no matter how small it is, because we have been through hurt so many times that we believe its the end of the world every time something small goes wrong. Its a cycle really, we are combative to protect the vulnerable, then when we get vulnerable and perceive a threat to it, we become combative again.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
hey! you said it right! i so agree. we don't want to be hurt so we put a tough front. we don't show our weakness because we are afraid to get hurt. we act tough because we don't wanna show our weakness. and yeah, even the smallest of things matters a lot. in my case, i give meaning to the smallest details and i get overly affected by it. but yeah, even if inside, we are dying, helpless, we still put that tough act. is it bad that way?
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• United States
12 Jul 08
Actually yes it is, let me be the first one to tell you. It is because in doing so we end up pushing away the very help that we need.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
you're right. we don't just push away the help that people are trying to extend to us. sometimes, people don't even bother to ask if we are okay because of our tough act. because they think we are strong inside and out.
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@subha12 (18463)
• India
29 Jul 08
yes i am just like this. i am strong willed, i am a figther. it is well known that i have fought many hard situations,. till at time si become very emotional and weak. i feel i am lost.i will look at it though i do not know much about it.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
thanks for the response subha. I think strong persons all have a soft spot inside. and a weakness that if touched, the strong can crumble.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I would say Tsunade from Naruto and Bulma from Dragonball Z are the first two females in anime that come to mind. Both initially come off as aggressive, but care deeply about their loved ones. You might say Chi Chi from the Dragonball series is like that also.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
you're really a 100% dragonball fan! yeah, chichi and bulma can be both considered as tsunderekko. they are so aggressive but go emotional when it comes to their children and loved ones.
• India
13 Jul 08
Repeated tries, despite facing huge failures.. there is something in me that constantly pushes that you can do.. try again...but surely i must add that this varies with different intensities to different problem. It is on this lines i am pursuing my will to succeed in earning online.. $1000 a month. May be the goal is a long way to go, but i am contented that i am moving towards it every day.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
hi saiven. its probably your fighting spirit that pushes you to struggle harder instead of quitting when faced with failures.
@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
12 Jul 08
i think the animation name KONAN, we can called tsundere.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
I'm not sure if Conan or Shinichi Kudo can be described as Tsundere. however, his girlfriend, Ran Mouri can be considered as Tsunderekko because she's strong and she can fight but she's emotional especially when it comes to Shinichi.
12 Jul 08
when i read this the first thing that popped in my head was Dom Ryuuji of Hana Yori Dango ^_^
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
yeah. domyouji can be described as tsundere. he always act tough as if nothing can beat him or scare him. but when it comes to Makino, he just gets so crazy. ^__^;;
• Kenya
12 Jul 08
I can identify with this character, most people find me hard to aproach, my mum thinks i am cold, my brother thinks i am selfish, but in reality i am one person who will go out my way for someone, espesially a friend. Most people consider me weird, harsh and unfeeling, they get shocked when i cry its like, OH MY GOD she's crying!!!. can be embarassing at times but i've learnt to live with it. so yeah i am a Tsundere,
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
hi tiradesqueen. we're the same! people find me hard to approach. my brother finds me a snob. so does my mother. but deep inside i love them especially my mother and i get emotional when it comes to my mother. my friends find me a snob too but they've seen me depressed and they always can't believe that i can be like that. hi fellow tsundere. we are tsunderekko!
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
11 Jul 08
No, I am a strong-willed, independent unemotional person who hates to fight but if forced intends to win. Here is a nice article on these winsome creatures, though: http://hontouni.com/taihendesu/?p=636 I love the pictures! Ack, I should go try to draw one instead of staying at this computer!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
here's a better explanation on what tsunderes are drannhh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundere thanks for sharing that site.
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