Best7 Tsundere (Hot&cool) Female Anime Character Ranking

05/10/2023 by

The tsundere is a popular character type in anime. Their charms come from the contrast between their cold (“tsun tsun”) and their sweet, affectionate side (“dere dere”).

“Anime Samurai” conducted a survey among 100 Japanese people about “the best tsundere female anime characters” and created a ranking along with the reasons for their choice. The results are presented here in a ranking format and the reasons for their choices.

Ranking of tsundere female anime characters No. 1: Ai Haibara “Detective Conan”


Release Year:1996
Director:Kenji Kodama, Yasuichiro Yamamoto, Masato Sato, Kōjin Ochi, Yasuichiro Yamamoto, Nobuharu Kamanaka
Original Work: “Detective Conan” by Gousho Aoyama
Production Company: TMS
Theme Song:”Mune ga doki-doki” by The High-Lows
Official Website

In 1st place is Ai Haibara, the heroine of the anime “Detective Conan,” based on the popular comic that has sold more than 230 million copies. The story is about a high school student, Shinichi Kudo who was transformed into an elementary school-age child by the “Black Organization” works with the police to solve cases. He hides his true identity, calls himself Conan Edogawa, and solves various cases while following the organization’s whereabouts. Conan’s classmate, Ai Haibara, is a scientist and a former member of the Black Organization and, like Conan, became a small child. She has a cool and straightforward personality, and the childishness she shows occasionally wins the hearts of fans.

Reasons for choosing and comments

She has a cool and mature atmosphere, but I think she is a tsundere character because she smiles when she likes something. Although she sometimes cannot be honest in expressing her feelings, I like that she is willing to take action for her friends. (Kaorin)
When I saw her interact with Conan-kun, I thought she was a Tsundere character because
she is rebellious despite being protected by Conan-kun but unable to express her honest emotions. Also, I think it’s adorable that she actually loves Conan-kun so much! (SN)

Ranking of tsundere female anime characters No. 2:Asuka Langley Soryu “Neon Genesis Evangelion”


Release Year:1995
Director: Hideaki Anno
Original Work: Hideaki Anno
Production Company: Tatsunoko Production/GAINAX
Theme Song: A Cruel Angel’s Thesis by Yoko Takahashi
Official Website

The second place goes to Soryu Asuka Langley, one of the heroines of “Neon Genesis Evangelion” one of Japan’s most popular science fiction animes. The story is set 15 years after the catastrophic Second Impact, in which half of the world’s population was lost, and depicts the battle between the boys and girls, including the 14-year-old main character Shinji Ikari, who becomes the exclusive pilot of the first model of the giant humanoid weapon “Evangelion (EVA),” and a mysterious enemy, The Angels (Apostles). Asuka, a quarter returnee and second child, came in second place with a close margin of one vote behind the top-ranked Ai Haibara.

Reasons for choosing and comments

“She always has a strong, hard-edged, Tsun-Tsun personality, but there are many scenes where she is clumsy and sweet when she gets lonely. I thought she was the most tsundere character of all the female anime characters.” (Hirochunsato)
“I think she is tsundere, as she always being strong but lonely, and Asuka is undoubtedly the empress of the tsundere world. She is good-looking and strong, but her attitude exemplifies the portrayal of a tsundere character through the use of bluffing to hide her lack of self-confidence and loneliness. She is very tsundere as she tries hard not to show her weakness!” (Apple)

Ranking of tsundere female anime characters No. 3 : Taiga Aisaka “Toradora!”


Quote: Amazon Prime Video

Release Year:2008
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Original Work:Yuyuko Takemiya
Production Company: J.C.STAFF
Theme Song: “Pre Parade” by Taiga Aisaka, ・Minori Kushieda・Ami Kawashima (Rie Kugimiya,Yui Horie・Eri Kitamura)
Official Website

In third place is Taiga Aisaka, the heroine of the anime “Toradora!” The story follows Ryuji Takasu, a 16-year-old high school boy mistaken for a punk because of his sharp eyes inherited from his father. As he grows up while worrying about getting a girlfriend, yet growing up with his classmates Taiga Aisaka, a short, beautiful girl who is unstoppable when she loses her temper. Taiga Aisaka is very popular among fans as a typical tsundere character.

Reasons for choosing and comments

“In the beginning, she is not interested in the main character, Ryuji, and being so tsun tsun, but in the latter half of the story, she changes her mind and becomes more and more cute and sweet in many scenes. Although she looks cute, she has a violent side, but in her daily life, she is very spoiled by the main character, Ryuji. I don’t think there are many characters with such a tsundere quality.”(hiro)
“Although she is so small and short that people nicknamed her “Palmtop Tiger” (Te Nori Taigā), she is actually ferocious and violent. On the other hand, she is also lonely, innocent, and a crybaby, which is a cute contrast. The innocent smile and sweetness she shows only to those whom she trusts, that’s very cute. She is sort of like a ferocious angel.” (John)

Ranking of tsundere female anime characters No. 3:Haruhi Suzumiya “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”


Release Year:2006
Director:Tatsuya Ishihara
Original Work:”Haruhi Suzumiya series” by Nagaru Tanigawa
Production Company: Kyoto Animation
Theme Song:” Boken Desho Desho?” by Hirano Aya
Official Website

Also in third place is Haruhi Suzumiya, the heroine of “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” an anime based on the novel by Tanigawa Nagaru, which became a huge hit in Japan. The story is about a high school girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, who is a naive and eccentric high school girl, getting some of her classmates including Kyon involved, starts up the “SOS Brigade” to make the world a better place. Haruhi, who is generally a “tsun tsun” girl, occasionally shows her “dere” side, which has great destructive power!

Reasons for choosing and comments

“Although the character is known for her outlandish behavior and self-centeredness, she occasionally shows her weak side to the main character, Kyon. Haruhi Suzumiya has both strong and weak sides which are very evident. I think she represents the tsundere female character.”(Haa)
“I think she is a prime example of tsundere girls. I also believe that this character has promoted the term “tsundere“. Haruhi Suzumiya is a strong-minded, self-possessed, and self-driven girl, but the only thing that disturbs her is Kyon’s presence. The way she cannot accept and admit this with confidence and honesty is truly tsundere. Her cocky attitude is, on the contrary, quite adorable.”(Fujino)

Ranking of tsundere female anime characters No. 5: Nino Nakano “The Quintessential Quintuplets”


Release Year :2019
Director:Satoshi Kuwabara
Original Work: “The Quintessential Quintuplets” by Negi Haruba
Production Company:Tezuka Production
Theme Song: “Gotoubun no Kimochi” by Kana Hanazawa, Ayana Taketatsu, Miku Ito, Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase
Official Website

In 4th place is the character Nino Nakano from the anime “The Quintessential Quintuplets,” based on the popular comic by Negi Haruba, which has sold more than 20 million copies in total. The story is a romantic comedy that begins when Futaro Uesugi, a high school boy with excellent grades, serves as a tutor for five identical sisters: the eldest, Ichika Nakano; the second, Nino; the third, Miku; the fourth, Yotsuba; and the fifth, Itsuki. The second daughter, Nino Nakano, is characterized by her pink hair tied up on two sides with a black ribbon. She is a strong, hysterical, and sharp-tongued person, but in fact, she is sensitive and caring towards her sisters. The gap between her sharp expression and her laid-back attitude attracts fans.

Reasons for choosing and comments

“While all the quintuplets have different personalities, the second daughter, Nino Nakano, is a genuine tsundere. She is kind and gentle and loves her sisters, but she is shy and uncomfortable expressing her honest feelings, so you can see that she is basically a tsundere. However, she has a character that’s hard to dislike because she does a lot of kind things for everyone.” (Manaka)
“At first, she didn’t like the main character and was cold to him. But as she gets involved, she becomes attracted to him, she tells him straight out how much she likes him and becomes very attached to him, which is very adorable. Her behavior goes from tsun tsun to dere dere and becomes a different person, in fact, she was a very kind-hearted character from the beginning when she was tsun tsun!”(Muumin)

Ranking of tsundere female anime characters No. 6:Mikoto Misaka “A Certain Magical Index”


Release Year:2008
Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Original Work: “A Certain Magical Index” by Hiroshi Nishikiori

Production Company: J.C.STAFF
Theme Song: “PSI-missing” by Mami Kawata
Official Website

In 5th place is Mikoto Misaka, a heroine of the anime “A Certain Magical Index,” based on the light novel series that has sold more than 31 million copies in total. The story is a battle action depicting a world where two opposing sides, the “science side” with its advanced technology such as supernatural powers and weapons, and the “magic side” with its occultism such as the Bible and witchcraft, are mixed and conflict with each other. Misaka Mikoto is a second-year junior high school student who possesses the third level of supernatural power (Level 5), the “Railgun.” She is popular for her tsundere, which she cannot hide when her face turns red.

Reasons for choosing and comments

“She is a very cute girl who becomes a tsundere helplessly in front of the guy she likes. Just talking to him or touching his hand makes her blush. Her pure-heartedness makes her even more prettier and likable.”(Tarao)
“She is interested in a boy and wants to be close to him, but when the opportunity comes, she can’t bring herself to be honest about her feelings. Instead, she ends up challenging him which I see as tsundere. While challenging him to a game, her face turns red and she can’t hide it.”(Yu。)

Ranking of tsundere female anime characters No. 7:Android 18 “Dragon Ball Z”


Release Year:1986
Series Directors: Minoru Okazaki、Daisuke Nishio
Original Work: “Dragon Ball” by Akira Toriyama
Production Company: Toei Animation
Theme Song: “Mystical Adventure!” by Hiroki Takahashi
Official Website

No. 6 is Android 18, a character from “Dragon Ball Z.” The story is an adventure drama that depicts the battle of the main character, Son Goku, who goes on a journey to find the secret treasure “Dragon Ball,” which is said to be able to make any wish come true if he collects all seven balls scattered around the world and a divine dragon appears. Android 18 is an artificial human created by Dr. Gero. She is strong and cool, but she feels agonized by her own feelings when she interacts with Krillin!

Reasons for choosing and comments

“At first she came out as a ruthless villain and fought against the Z fighters. But she lost her battle to Cell, and after Gohan defeated Cell and revive everyone who was killed by Cell using the power of Dragon Balls. Krillin, who loves Android 18, wished Shenron to make Android 18 human. And after that, it’s cute that she’s married to Krillin, even though she was yelling tsun tsun lines at him afterward.” (y.y)
“The very original tsundere character. The line “See you later” when she leaves after yelling at Krillin and the others in God’s temple after the cell game is over. This was a very strong tsundere, and Krillin was attracted by it. When I read it again as an adult, I was amazed again!” (Fujiyama)

Ranking of the best tsundere female anime characters

No.8:Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière (The Familiar of Zero)
No.8:Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War)
No.8:Azusa Nakano(K-ON)
No.9:Ram (Urusei Yatsura)
No.10:Lieselotte Riefenstahl (Endo and Kobayashi Live!)
No.11:Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)
No.12:Hitagi Senjougahara(Bakemonogatari)

Best Tsundere Female Anime Characters Q&A

Q1 Who is the best tsundere female anime character?

As a result of a survey conducted on 100 Japanese people, Ai Haibara from Detective Conan is the best tsundere female anime character. For more information, click here.

Q2 What anime have the best tsundere female characters?

According to a survey of 100 Japanese people, ( Ai Haibara, Asuka Langley Soryu and Taiga Aisaka) have the best tsundere characters. For more information, click here.

Q3 Who are the best tsundere female anime characters?

Here is the list of the best tsundere female anime characters.
Ai Haibara from Detective Conan / Asuka Langley Soryu from v / Taiga Aisaka from Toradora! / Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya / Nino Nakano fromThe Quintessential Quintuplets. For more information, click here.

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#Dragon Ball #Detective Conan #The Quintessential Quintuplets #Neon Genesis Evangelion #Toradora #The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #A Certain Magical Index
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