Top 15 Most Popular Tsundere Boys in Anime

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Last time, we ranked the top 15 Tsundere Girls, but you didn’t think we would let all those tsundere boys out there off the hook? 

While typically we apply the tsundere term to girls in anime, it is not gender-specific. There are plenty of boys in anime that will blush and call you a baka too.

Some might say, too many boys with this specific set of traits.

15.Ishida Yamato (Matt) from Digimo

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As demonstrated in the recent Digimon Tri, Matt and Tai clash not just because of a difference in ideals (and a fun love triangle), but because Matt and his tsundereness makes it difficult to express himself.

In fact, out of all the Digi-Destined, Matt has the most difficult time expressing his friendship and love for others, even to his own brother.

14. Sei Handa from Barakamon

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Handa is a man that is easily irked, as proven by the event that exiled him to the Goto Islands in the first place. On top of that, he is stubborn and often secludes himself from others.

However, after endless pestering by neighborhood children, he begins to relax and open up a bit, even showing a softer, more pleasant side.

13. Emiya Shirou from Fate / Stay Night

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There is only one way of countering the extreme tsundereness of Tohsaka Rin, and that is by having a male lead that has nearly the same amount of tsundere in him.

Of course, the level of Emiya Shirou’s tsundere varies on which path the Fate/Stay series is telling at the time.

12.England from Hetalia: Axis Powers

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I wonder if it was meant for England to come out as a tsundere or if it was just a happy accident? Regardless, England was a violent youth and later became a reformed pirate.

While close with America, after raising him, he maintains a bad relationship with France due the constant torment he had to endure from France. While stubborn with a sharp tongue and a potty mouth, he’s not actually a bad person.

11.Killua from Hunter x Hunter

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Killua is kind of like a reverse tsundere. He is cheerful and kind for the most part, but when Gon praises him or teases their friendship with each other, that is when Killua’s harsh side comes out. He gets very defensive about it

10.Kyouya Sata from Wolf Girl and Black Prince

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Sata is a pretty standard tsundere man except that his has a fantastic talent for showing others fake dere dere with his “Prince Charming” routine.

However, while he treats Erika pretty badly, there is some good in there. Unfortunately, he covers it up with insults pretty quickly after it is shown

9.Takumi Usui from Class President is a Maid!tc anime blog - Top 15 Most Popular Tsundere Boys in Anime

Usui is another standard tsundere boy, at least in the romance genre. Of course he is rich, handsome, and good at everything, but his personality is pretty rotten, at least that is what it seems.

His rotten personality begins to melt away throughout the series when he begins to open up to Misaki.

8.Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler

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Although not prideful about it, Ciel is rich and from a noble family, but while he keeps his distance from others and remains aloof, this is often so he can work on his company.

However, because he finds it hard to empathize with others, he often makes selfish decisions. Yet, he does show a soft side to people like his fiancée that he really cares about.

7.Shinichi Chiaki from Nodame Cantabile

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While Chiaki is the rich, entitled musician prodigy typical of many other tsunderes, instead of a sweet girl falling for him, Nodame Cantabile focuses on him showing his dere dere side and falling for her.

Highly critical of himself and with little interest in the music of others, we slowly watch him relax a little, enjoying music as it should be enjoyed

6.Hikari from A Lull in the Sea

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Hikari is the son of the Chief Priest in Shioshishio and serves the Sea God. However, he has a hot temper than makes him clash with both land and sea beings.

While he frequently scolds Manaka for her mistakes, he actually harbors pretty deep feelings for her.  Later in the series after he learns the relationship between the land and sea people, he beings to adjust his attitude.

5.Gareki from Karneval

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As he grew up poor, Gareki has very little trust in people. However, he is highly intelligent and is good with machines. All of this is then wrapped up in a very arrogant attitude.

However, Gareki also has a gentle and caring side, but as he sees it as a weakness and doesn’t want others to know about it

4.Kyo Souma from Fruits Basket

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Stubborn, hot-headed, and easily provoked – Kyo is the perfect storm of tsundere behavior.

While displaying his hot-headedness to his family, after Tooru admits that she admired the cat of the Zodiac, he begins to show her his soft side

3.Vegeta from Dragonball Z

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This is one tsundere man that doesn’t really need much explanation. He not only shows his tsundere tendencies to his family, but also to his rival Goku.

In fact, he pretty much only saves Goku so that he can fight him. Unless you believe the theory that his tsundere attitude for Goku is just a cover for all the wild stuff that goes on in those doujinshi. You know the ones

2.Noaki Irie from Mischievous Kiss

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A good deal of the plot in Mischievous Kiss depends of Noaki’s sheer tsundereness. The whole point of the series is that this cold, rude man strings along a girl that is in love with him until he is actually in love with her.

Of course, even then, he is cold to her in order to generate more drama. Still, when it comes to Naoki, he is mostly tsun and very little dere.

1.Inuyasha from Inuyasha

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Some entries on this list can be kind of vaguely tsundere, but there is no question about it when it comes to Inuyasha.

In fact, any male lead in a Rumiko Takahashi-written series has a fair bit of tsundereness to him. Anyway, Inuyasha is as hot and as cold as you can get. Even later in the series when it is pretty obvious that he realized that he loves Kagome, he still finds it easier to cover up his feeling behind a rude shell. Yet, whenever his friends are in real trouble, he is all softness.

Did we skip your favorite male tsundere on the list? Tell us all about him in the comments section below.

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