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Question of the Week: Tsunder-nay (Or Yay)

A weelk check in with your fellow Vicemates!


 Speaking of tsundere, Saki...
 Speaking of tsundere, Saki...
I totally stole the subtitle for this week's post from Baku-Sensei, who offers up:

"Ya know, I gotta admit it: I hate tsunderes. Well, not hate, really; I can see their uses in a story. They just annoy me. I'm the guy who stares at a TV and yells, 'Oh mah gawd, just @$#%ing say it!'"


Yes, this week we decided to talk about our love, hate, or neutrality when it comes to tsundere characters. I noted how my own feelings vary from character to character, but your responses were more interesting:

metalsnakezero:

"After seeing many animes with tsunderes I can see why some would not like them...However, it really depends on the subject of the show that helps this character type."


crusader8463:

"They always end up being the focus of a bunch of pointless episodes that consist of the girl humming and hawing about if she likes a guy, and coming to terms with it."


JJOR64:

"I really enjoy them.  Sure most of the are the same, but that lovey dovey side to them is just to cute to pass on. "


For this coming week I thought we'd talk a little bit about mood music-- i want to hear which anime features your favorite soundtracks. Aaaand...go!
constanzadellarosaon Feb. 9, 2010 at 5:11 p.m.
The problem with tsunderes is that they have a sort of behavior pattern, which can be tiresome for some people.  Plus, as far I have seen in manga and anime, tsunderes never change their ways: once a  tsundere, always a tsundere.
Tempestangelon Feb. 9, 2010 at 5:17 p.m.

I DONT LIKE THEM!!... 
.... dead simple...
tsunaon Feb. 9, 2010 at 5:42 p.m.
i like them because they help out to balance it with the dense and nice anime girls so there important in some story's well thats my ideas 
Void_Wizardon Feb. 9, 2010 at 6:19 p.m.
I'm definitely a fan of tsunderes!

Oishi_47on Feb. 9, 2010 at 6:37 p.m.
The problem with tsunderes is that they almost always end up developing as a character in the same way in every series.
DeviousRoberton Feb. 9, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.
I'm generally a fan of tsunderes, though I definitely need a break from them every now and again.
JackSukeruon Feb. 10, 2010 at 5:14 a.m.
Is it weird for me to say that whether I like a tsundere or not depends on her personality?  
Anyway, some of my favourite sayings: 
 
"There's tsundere at the end of a tunnel."
"I'm sorry, but the tsundere is in another castle!" 
"To many tsundere spoil the broth."
"There are no such things as miracles, only tsundere, tsundere and the things tsundere will do to you."
"Block, then punch back!" 
John_Martoneon Feb. 10, 2010 at 12:25 p.m.
@DeviousRobert: Sage words.
 
On This Week's Subject: Utena. Best soundtrack ever.

Dig Deeper into Tsundere

"Tsundere" is a portmanteau of two Japanese phrases: "tsuntsun" and "deredere" and refers to characters who act hostile to the object of their affections, but secretly (or not-so-secretly) harbor feelings for them.

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