Top 33 Best Deredere Anime Characters

Top 33 Best Deredere Anime Characters


“Deredere”. Sounds like a familiar word right? Well, it’s a type of character, just like “Tsundere” and “Yandere”. However, this one is quite different from any of the other types.


You see, Deredere means a character who is extremely sweet and energetic and focuses their love on a single individual. And let’s just say that these qualities are nothing less than fascinating for the viewer.


After all, isn’t this the recipe for an ideal life partner? And that’s exactly why a lot of people love Deredere anime characters. And today, we will be looking at some of these characters.


I hope you enjoy it.




1. Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)


naruto uzumaki (naruto)


Naruto Uzumaki hails from Konohagakure’s Uzumaki clan and is a skilled shinobi. Born as the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails, he faced rejection from the village throughout his childhood. Driven by his desire to become the Hokage and gain acceptance, Naruto joined Team Kakashi and persevered in his efforts.


Overcoming countless challenges, he evolved into a capable ninja and earned the admiration of both his fellow villagers and the world, earning the moniker of the Hero of the Hidden Leaf.


Naruto’s contributed significantly to the series by adding more fun and flavour to it. With his presence in every notable event in the show, the stardom that he possesses starts to make more and more sense for the audience. 




2. Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)


alphonse elric (fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood)


In the Fullmetal Alchemist series, Alphonse Elric, also known as Al, plays a crucial role as the younger brother of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist. During a failed Human Transmutation experiment, Alphonse lost his physical body and became a soul bound to a suit of steel armour.


Together with his brother, he sets out on a quest to locate the fabled Philosopher’s Stone, which holds the power to restore their bodies. Unlike Edward’s impulsive nature, Alphonse embodies calmness, patience, and compassion.


Despite the fact that he has a very intimidating appearance, his innocence is always emitted from his demeanour as he continues to live his life in a suit filled with nothing but his soul. 




3. Ochaco Uraraka (My Hero Academia)


ochaco uraraka (my hero academia)


In My Hero Academia, Ochaco Uraraka, also known as Uravity, is a student in Class 1-A at U. A. High School, where she aspires to become a Pro Hero. Among her classmates, Ochaco is known for her laid-back nature, displaying a bubbly and sometimes absent-minded personality.


Unintentionally, she can be straightforward in her words and has a tendency to exaggerate and find amusement in the quirks and traits of others, often leading to laughter. Ochaco’s character is characterized by her warm and lively demeanour, always maintaining a positive perspective.


As a female character, she inherits every quality that anime fans love in female characters such as compassion, kindness, softness, and adore. Ochaco is one of the best characters in the show and her abilities always outperform people’s expectation. 




4. Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer)


nezuko kamado (demon slayer)


Nezuko Kamado, the deuteragonist of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, is a demon and the younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado, belonging to the Kamado family. Originally a kind and caring girl, Nezuko shared similar qualities with her brother, Tanjiro, always considering the needs of others before her own.


As the series progresses, Nezuko undergoes a significant change after being turned into a demon by Muzan Kibutsuji. Despite her initial bloodthirsty nature, she displays a protective instinct toward her friends and exhibits a humane and laid-back demeanour.


Nezuko has always been a sweet and humble character that will remind you of the feminine traits that make a woman, so beautiful. However, her charm exceeds that of any other character, making her even more remarkable and memorable for the audience. 



5. Orihime Inoue (Bleach)


orihime inoue (bleach)


Residing in Karakura Town, Orihime Inoue is a Human who previously attended Karakura High School. She is happily married to Ichigo Kurosaki, and they share a son named Kazui Kurosaki.


Orihime’s character is defined by her independence, friendly nature, sense of humour, optimism, sensitivity, care, and kindness. Despite her exceptional academic achievements, she often displays a certain naivety and cluelessness.


Orihime and her dedication towards her academic prowess is a result of her affiliation with her relatives who are willing to help her, under the condition that she studies well. Therefore, the demeanour that she holds makes a lot more impact to the story than what fans initially imagined. 



6. Emma (The Promised Neverland)


Emma (The Promised Neverland)


The main character of The Promised Neverland, Emma, is a compassionate and outgoing orphan who is known for her reliability and close circle of friends. Her exceptional learning abilities, athletic prowess, and unwavering optimism set her apart.


Among the children at Grace Field House Plant 3, she is considered one of the top “Premium quality goods” alongside Norman and Ray. After successfully escaping their confinement, Emma, Ray, and other orphans embark on a journey to locate William Minerva, the key to a safe and peaceful life free from the clutches of demons.



7. Soma Yukihira (Food Wars)


Soma Yukihira (Food Wars)


In the series Shokugeki no Soma, the main character is Sōma Yukihira, the son of Jōichirō and Tamako Yukihira, owners of Restaurant Yukihira. Sōma, a former resident of Polar Star Dormitory and a 92nd Tōtsuki Generation alumnus, is known for his energetic and optimistic personality.


His strong bond with his father fuels his desire to excel in cooking. Sōma is self-assured in his culinary skills and constantly seeks out challenges to push his abilities to new heights.


Even in the face of daunting situations and intense cooking competitions, he remains calm and positive, always striving to evolve his cooking techniques and never shying away from any culinary test.



8. Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)


Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tails)


Lucy Heartfilia, a member of Team Natsu and the Fairy Tail Guild, takes great pride in her appearance and exudes confidence in her sex appeal, showing a hint of vanity.


However, her true character goes beyond the surface as she is intelligent, kind, and genuinely caring. Lucy has a strong passion for literature and secretly writes a novel chronicling her adventures with Fairy Tail, although she keeps it hidden from others.


As a member of the renowned Heartfilia family, which was formerly a prosperous and influential conglomerate in the land of Fiore, Lucy’s background adds to her story.



9. Eru Chitanda (Hyouka)


Eru Chitanda (Hyouka)


Eru Chitanda is a prominent character in the Classic Literature Club series and Hyouka. She is a student at Kamiyama High School and holds the position of president of the Classical Literature Club, where she actively engages in solving various mysteries.


Eru possesses a gentle and pleasant disposition, always displaying polite manners and a cheerful attitude. Described as sensible, emotive, friendly, and innocent, she often exudes a childlike charm. Eru tends to maintain a positive outlook and seldom reveals negative emotions.


However, her composed demeanour quickly transforms when her curiosity is aroused, leading to an insatiable nosiness, heightened energy, penetrating gazes, and a disregard for personal boundaries.



10. Iruma Suzuki (Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-Kun!)


Iruma Suzuki (Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-Kun!)


The main protagonist of Mairimashita! Iruma-kun is Iruma Suzuki, a 15-year-old human who was sold to a demon by his parents. He now resides in the Demon World, attending a demon school where he must conceal his human identity.


As a candidate for the next demon king, Iruma’s solitary and challenging upbringing has shaped him into a compassionate individual who avoids conflicts. He finds it difficult to refuse favours, often yielding to requests that include phrases like “Help,” “Please,” and “I beg you.” Growing up in hardship has also honed his defensive skills, enabling him to effortlessly evade attacks.



11. Yotsuba Nakano (The Quintessential Quintuplets)


Yotsuba Nakano (The Quintessential Quintuplets)


Yotsuba Nakano is a key figure in the manga and anime series 5-toubun no Hanayome, where she stands as one of the main characters. Among her quintuplet sisters—Ichika, Nino, Miku, and Itsuki—Yotsuba holds the fourth position.


She plays an important role as one of the love interests of the protagonist, Fuutarou Uesugi. Initially portrayed as a lively and helpful individual, Yotsuba’s vibrant personality and love for sports, particularly track and field, make her stand out.


Recognizable by her distinctive green ribbon adorning her head, she later becomes the representative of Class 3-1.



12. Chiyo Mihama (Azumanga Daioh)


Chiyo Mihama (Azumanga Daioh)


In the Azumanga Daioh series, Chiyo Mihama, also known as Chiyo-chan, is a remarkable child prodigy and a prominent character. Despite her young age of ten, she enters high school after skipping five grades, displaying exceptional intelligence and academic prowess.


Her classmates recognize her capabilities and elect her as the class representative. However, beneath her extraordinary abilities, Chiyo-chan retains the innocence and vulnerabilities of a child. Surprisingly, she forms strong bonds with her older classmates and harmoniously interacts with them.



13. Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)


Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)


Tohru Honda takes centre stage as the main protagonist in the popular Fruits Basket anime and manga series. Following the loss of her parents, Tohru becomes a student at Kaibara Municipal High School, where she showcases her love for cooking and her prowess as a skilled homemaker.


To avoid being a burden to her relatives, she takes on a part-time job as an office janitor to cover her tuition fees. Tohru is widely recognized for her polite and optimistic nature, always demonstrating kindness and selflessness.


Through a series of events, she finds herself living with the enigmatic Sohma family, who are afflicted by a curse that transforms them into animals from the Chinese Zodiac.



14. Kouko Kaga (Golden Time)


Kouko Kaga (Golden Time)


Kouko Kaga, a key character in the Golden Time series, serves as the secondary protagonist. Starting her journey as a first-year law student, she initially held feelings for Mitsuo Yanagisawa but later becomes romantically involved with Banri Tada, eventually becoming his girlfriend and fiancée.


Kouko’s upbringing in a wealthy family has instilled in her a formal and strict manner of expression, setting her apart from those around her. Her behaviour varies based on her company.


While she displays formality and kindness when interacting with strangers, her true self emerges in the presence of love interests like Mitsuo Yanagisawa and, later, Banri Tada.



15. Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)


Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)


Sakura Kinomoto takes on the role of the titular heroine in the beloved anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura by CLAMP. Residing in Tomoeda, Japan, Sakura begins her magical journey at the age of 10 while attending Tomoeda Elementary School during the Clow Card Arc and Sakura Card Arc.


As the narrative progresses to the Clear Card Arc, Sakura becomes a freshman at Tomoeda Junior High School. Despite her youthful exuberance and cheerful demeanour, Sakura occasionally appears naive, clumsy, and oblivious.


Nevertheless, her inherent perceptiveness shines through at times, complementing her unwavering optimism and indomitable spirit.



16. Nene Yashiro (Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun)


Nene Yashiro (Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun)


Yashiro Nene, a first-year student at Kamome Gakuen’s High School Division, has entered into a contract with Hanako, becoming his devoted assistant. Nene is a lively and well-meaning girl who craves acceptance from her peers.


Her kindness often borders on innocence, as she wholeheartedly desires to aid those around her, even if it means engaging with supernatural entities. While Nene relies on Hanako’s protection against menacing supernatural forces, she is determined to find a way to shield Hanako and their friends.


Yet, underneath her cheerful exterior, Nene grapples with insecurity, particularly regarding her ankles and whether she is genuinely liked by others.



17. Chika Fujiwara (Kaguya Sama: Love is War)


Chika Fujiwara (Kaguya Sama: Love is War)


In the Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai series, Chika Fujiwara takes on the role of a protagonist. As a third-year student at Shuchi’in Academy, she actively participates in the Tabletop Gaming Club and has previously served as the secretary for the 67th and 68th Student Councils.


Chika’s vibrant and peculiar nature is a constant source of joy, as she consistently wears a smile on her face. She delights in inventing unusual activities and concepts to entertain not only herself but also her fellow student council members.


Oblivious to the underlying atmosphere, her unpredictable presence often disrupts Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane’s schemes to confess their feelings to one another.



18. Erika Amano (A Couple Of Cuckoos)


Erika Amano (A Couple Of Cuckoos)


Erika Amano is the central female character in the manga series “A Couple of Cuckoos.” Known as a popular Instagram celebrity, she happens to be the biological daughter of the family that raised Nagi.


Their initial encounter takes place in a park, where Erika, seeking refuge from an arranged marriage, persuades Nagi to pose as her boyfriend. Subsequently, Erika’s parents orchestrate an engagement between her and Nagi, leading them to live together under one roof.


However, when their school discovers the pictures of them together, Erika is obliged to transfer to Nagi’s school. At first glance, Erika may come across as a privileged and carefree individual.



19. Shikimori (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie)


Shikimori (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie)


Shikimori is a kind-hearted high school student who is dating Izumi. However, when Izumi finds himself in trouble, Shikimori undergoes a fascinating transformation. She becomes a cool and alluring figure, admired by those around her, with intense eyes that captivate attention.


Shikimori possesses impressive reflexes and often comes to Izumi’s aid in perilous situations. Among her friends, she is known as Mi-chon (or Micchon in the anime), while Izumi’s parents affectionately call her Mi-chan.


With her light pink hair, Shikimori is not only a good student but also excels in athletics, particularly when Izumi cheers her on. While generally confident, she can be sensitive when Izumi shows admiration for other girls or media figures.



20. Momiji Sohma (Fruits Basket)


Momiji Sohma (Fruits Basket)


Momiji Sohma is a recurring character in the beloved Fruits Basket anime and manga series. With a mixed heritage of Japanese and German ancestry, Momiji represents the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac.


Despite his youthful appearance, he shares the same age as Hatsuharu Sohma and is a year younger than Tohru Honda. Known for his adorable and cheerful demeanour, Momiji enrols in Kaibara High School alongside Hatsuharu as they both start their first year.


However, beneath his joyful facade, Momiji carries a profound sadness rooted in his troubled family life. Abandoned by his mother at birth and having his mother’s memories erased, Momiji’s own sister, Momo, remains oblivious to his true identity as her older brother.



21. Najimi Osana (Komi Can’t Communicate)


Najimi Osana (Komi Can’t Communicate)


Najimi Osana, a character in the series Komi Can’t Communicate, is an enigmatic individual whose gender remains undisclosed. In direct contrast to Komi Shouko, Najimi possesses extraordinary communication skills, allowing them to establish deep connections with others within mere minutes.


Their remarkable talent in this area, combined with a history of frequent school transfers, has resulted in Najimi befriending virtually everyone at Itan Private School, including Tadano Hitohito, who is privy to some of Najimi’s hidden knowledge.


Due to their exceptional communication abilities, Najimi holds the position of vice president in Class 1.



22. Marin Kitagawa (My Dress-Up Darling)


Marin Kitagawa (My Dress-Up Darling)


Marin Kitagawa takes on the role of the main female protagonist in the Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo suru series. She is characterized as a lively, extravagant, and occasionally clumsy individual with a deep passion for cosplaying and being an otaku.


Marin’s enthusiasm revolves around magical girl anime and adult video games, and she considers cosplaying as the ultimate manifestation of love for her beloved characters. She holds a genuine kindness, friendliness, and cheerfulness that resonates with others.


However, Marin strongly dislikes individuals who excessively criticize and judge people based on their interests.



23. Chiyo Sakura (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun)


Chiyo Sakura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun)


Chiyo Sakura, the main female protagonist, is a high school student at Roman Academy and an active member of the Art Club. She works as Umetarou Nozaki’s assistant, responsible for filling in the betas.


Chiyo possesses a bright and cheerful personality, often influenced by her vivid imagination. Her initial excitement and misjudgment of relationships, such as when meeting Yuu Kashima through Mikoto Mikoshiba, highlight her easily swayed nature.


However, Chiyo’s ability to get along with others shines through, and she is known for her hardworking and passionate nature, as acknowledged by Umetarou Nozaki.



24. Rinko Yamato (Ore Monogatari)


Rinko Yamato (Ore Monogatari)


Rinko Yamato, a student at Koizumi Girls’ Academy, was rescued by Takeo from a molester on a train, which sparked her feelings for him. However, Takeo mistakenly believed she liked his friend Suna.


With Suna’s help, they clarified the misunderstanding and became a couple. Yamato is a kind-hearted and gentle girl with unique tastes in men, instantly falling for Takeo’s personality and appearance.


She appreciates acts of kindness but finds it challenging to reciprocate them. Despite her sincere intentions, her efforts to evoke the same intense emotions in Takeo often encounter obstacles. Yamato’s affectionate and romantic nature aligns with the “Deredere” archetype, making her heart race whenever she’s around Takeo, although her plans to express her feelings don’t always go as planned.



25. Hotaru Ichijo (Non Non Biyori)


Hotaru Ichijo (Non Non Biyori)


Hotaru Ichijō, a central figure in Non-Non Biyori, becomes a fifth-grade student at Asahigaoka Branch School after her father’s job necessitates their move from Tokyo. With an insatiable curiosity, Hotaru eagerly explores the rural lifestyle of the village.


Her heart is captivated by Komari Koshigaya, whom she admires for her petite appearance. Hotaru embodies a mature personality, akin to that of an “older sister,” and is relied upon by many of the characters due to her responsible nature, despite being easily flustered.


Interestingly, within the confines of her home, Hotaru reveals a more childlike side, particularly when interacting with her mother, although others may mistake her modest behaviour as an act of humility.



26. Yui Yuigahama (Oregairu)


Yui Yuigahama (Oregairu)


Yui Yuigahama attends Sōbu High School’s Class 2F and becomes the first official customer of the Service Club before joining as its third member. She exudes cheerfulness and sociability, rarely showing sadness and always maintaining a smile.


Yui confesses her desire to fit in, finding disagreement with friends distressing. However, her perspective changes as she interacts with Hachiman and Yukino in the club, discovering the value of being true to herself.


Initially labelled by Hachiman as the attractive but intellectually limited and popular type, Yui defies expectations.



27. Meiko “Menma” Honma (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai)


Meiko "Menma" Honma (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai)


Meiko Honma, known by the nickname Menma, serves as the female protagonist in this tale. As a ghost, she makes her presence known to Jinta Yadomi, seeking the fulfilment of her wish alongside their mutual friends.


Menma was once a carefree member of the Super Peace Busters until a tragic accident claimed her life. Her character is defined by an innocent and cheerful nature, constantly placing others’ needs before her own, especially when it concerns Jinta, also known as Jintan.


Menma’s childlike disposition, likely influenced by her premature passing and subsequent return as a spirit, becomes evident throughout the series.



28. Ako Tamaki (Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?)


Ako Tamaki (Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?)


Ako Tamaki takes on the role of the primary female protagonist in the Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? series. Within the school environment, she presents herself as shy and withdrawn, often absent due to her strong addiction to online games.


Ako persistently proposes to Hideki in the virtual realm, eventually becoming his in-game spouse despite his initial reluctance. At school, her quiet and timid nature attracts attention and raises concerns about her well-being.


Ako holds a disdain for “normies” and finds solace in the company of fellow gamers. Her true passion lies in gaming, preferring the virtual realm over real-world interactions, although she occasionally attends school.



29. Rikka Takanashi (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)


Rikka Takanashi (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)


Rikka Takanashi serves as the primary female protagonist in the Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai! light novel/anime series. She establishes and leads the Far Eastern Magic Napping Society of Summer.


Rikka is a typical chuunibyou case, frequently indulging in her fantasies and displaying peculiar behaviours as a consequence. Her demeanour is characterized by drama and theatrics, as she boldly asserts possession of the “Tyrant’s Eye” and dons an eye patch to suppress its powers.


Rikka’s delusions often mirror her real-life emotions, exemplified by her belief that consuming tomatoes depletes one’s mana, leading her to avoid them.



30. Chiho Sasaki (Hataraku Maou-sama!)


Chiho Sasaki (Hataraku Maou-sama!)


Chiho Sasaki works alongside Maou at MgRonald’s and considers him a friend. She develops romantic feelings for Maou and gains the ability to understand the language of Ente Isla due to a hypnosis spell cast by Maou on her father, Inspector Sasaki.


Chiho, a petite teenager with light auburn hair, tied with blue ribbons, and a curvaceous figure, often catches the attention and envy of others. She possesses a strong-willed and pleasant personality, always displaying politeness and friendliness.


Chiho’s infatuation with Sadao Maou leads her to experience jealousy whenever she sees him together with Emi Yusa.



31. Tamaki Suoh (Ouran Koukou Host Club)


Tamaki Suou (Ouran Koukou Host Club)


Tamaki Suoh, also known as René Tamaki Richard de Grantaine Suoh, is an exuberant and theatrical individual who happens to be the illegitimate son of Yuzuru Suoh, the chairman of Ouran Academy.


He holds the position of president and co-founder of the Ouran Host Club, where he displays his captivating and dramatic personality. Despite his flamboyant outward appearance, Tamaki is a dedicated student, loyal friend, and committed host.


He embodies the role of a “princely” type, employing refined etiquette and charming compliments to entertain the female clientele. Within the Host Club, Tamaki sees the members as his chosen family, assigning each member a specific familial role.



32. Elizabeth Midford (Kuroshitsuji)


Elizabeth Midford (Kuroshitsuji)


Known as Lady Elizabeth Midford, she is the daughter of Alexis Leon and Francis Midford, and the cousin and fiancée of Ciel Phantomhive. Elizabeth is a spirited and determined individual who possesses a strong affection for cute things, such as small animals and flowers.


Described by Divinator Blavat Sky as someone who dances to their own beat, she steadfastly pursues her passions, exhibiting both extravagant and meticulous tendencies in her choice of attire and shoes.


If you haven’t watched Black Butler or Kuroshitsuji yet, make sure that you do so as soon as possible.



33. Lala Satalin Deviluke (To Love-Ru)


Lala Satalin Deviluke (To Love-Ru)


Lala Satalin Deviluke is the main female character in the To-Love Ru series, although her role diminishes in To-Love-Ru Darkness. The story begins with Lala fleeing her home to evade an arranged marriage with one of her suitors.


By chance, she ends up unclothed in Yuuki Rito’s bathtub. Upon her arrival on Earth, Lala feigns affection for Rito to prevent the unwanted marriage, but over time, her love for him grows as she misinterprets a statement he makes while defending himself.


A character that will make you blush and give you the wholesome vibe that you wish for from the To Love-Ru franchise.



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