Tsundere Mash-Up: Saya Takagi vs Louise Francoise

Topic started by takashichea on Aug. 17, 2012. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 6 months ago.
Post by takashichea (15,972 posts) See mini bio Level 25

Tsundere Mash-Up

Welcome to the third Tsundere Mash-Up blog (female edition)! Our combatants are Saya Takagi (Highschool of the Dead) and Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière (The Familiar of Zero). I pick these two because they both have pink hair and share a higher status in society. I find it interesting that most tsundere female characters are blonde.

For those who are unfamiliar with Tsundere characters, here is a definition by our Anime Vice wiki editors:

"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.


I tried not to give too much facts that leads to spoilers. Beware of the facts I give if you are looking forward to try these series.

  • Saya Agata is a rich and smart girl from the HOTD franchise where she and her gang have to fight zombies (Them) in order to survive.
  • Saya's love interest is Takashi Komuro. What is interesting is that she displays most of her tsundere traits on Kohta Hirano, a gun otaku.
  • She is more abusive in her words, and Kohta is the only one who does not mind Saaya's insults.
  • Example: When Kohta gets pick on by her father's followers, Saya finally appears and backs him up.
  • Louise is from a noble lineage of mages, but she sucks at magic. She tries to summon a familiar but ends up summoning Saito Hiraga.
  • Louise's implied love interest is Saito.
  • She gets jealous and usually beats or whips Saito whenever she sees Saito talks with other girls.
  • Example: Louise gets jealous when Saito and Tiffany hang out. (I don't have an exact example. Feel free to add one.)

Given the facts, who do you see as the most/better Tsundere character?

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Post by takashichea (15,972 posts) See mini bio Level 25

Oh yeah, I haven't watch The Familiar of Zero, but it looks interesting and reminds me of Astarotte's Toy.

Edit: I found a good example!

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,321 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Louise wins this by a landslide, she's practically the embodiment of tsundere, I don't think any other female character has ever frustrated me as much as her, yet I can't help but find her completely adorable. If you search "tsundere" on google images a lot of the results are images of Louise, she's pretty synonymous with the archetype.

Saya on the other hand is, for the most part, just plain bitchy. I like her as a character too, but she's much more of a high-and-mighty queen than a bratty tsundere.

The Familiar of Zero is one of my absolute favourites. You should definitely check it out some time, I think you'd really enjoy it.

Post by Sonata (36,208 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Tough one, but I say Louise for now.
Post by takashichea (15,972 posts) See mini bio Level 25


You're right.

I think I made a mistake on calling Saya a tsundere. I was looking for another pink haired girl. Darn, I can't come up with anyone.

Post by takashichea (15,972 posts) See mini bio Level 25

I should have went with Aria Holmes Kanzaki, but I haven't watch her show either. Louise and her are both voiced by Rie Kugimiya and have pink haired. I'll post that match-up.


All right, two for Louise.

Post by buhssuht (223 posts) See mini bio Level 19

@takashichea: if you really want to make this hard, make Louise vs Shana

also Louise

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,321 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea: You might want to pick someone else instead of Louise, she's basically the queen of tsundere characters. Like buhssuht said, Louise vs Shana would be a tough one, I haven't watched that anime but I know Shana is a similar character to Louise and one of the biggest tsundere characters out there.

Post by takashichea (15,972 posts) See mini bio Level 25

@buhssuht: @Daniel_Newton:

Thanks for the idea. I'll do some research on Shana especially for the example.

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