So, let me start with one of my favorite term, ツンデレ. I think this word has already settled among anime fans, but I want to write about this word.
First of all, know this word is actually an abbreviation of ツンツンデレデレ(tsuntsun deredere). The former ツンツン means a kind of cold attitude towards others, and the latter デレデレ means a kind of sweet and nice attitude. This is one of a girl’s frequently characteristics(or temper?). Whereas she seems to so cold to you in front of others, she becomes so nice to you behind others. Or else, she is becoming so nice to you as the distance between you and her is getting close…If you freak out for this moment, you surely have a thing for this ツンデレ temper.
You know, if you look at any bishoujo anime, you will absolutely find at least one girl who has this kind of characteristic. Well, speaking of ツンデレgirls, I can definitely think of Haruhi Suzumiya(The Melanchory of Suzumiya Haruhi), Louise(Zero’s Familiar), and Souryu Asuka Rangley(Evangelion), and so on. As it happens, they all are my fav, though!
But why has this word become so common? I think it’s because this temper shows a very traditional and fundamental aspect of most girls. Guys who like ツンデレ girls, like to chase girls who are not so easy. No matter how cold she is, he wouldn’t stop following her. It would be boring if you got her without taking so much time, wouldn’t it?
And one more thing, such ツンデレ girls are really cold most of the time. However, when you almost give her up, or get tired of following her, she shows some kindness to you all of a sudden…but that kindness never lasts so long. After that, she will be cold to you again. I guess that ephemeral moment nails your heart.
So let me say this lastly; Yes, I have a thing for ツンデレ!