Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!!!
A trend of the recent years, is a female character type, most commonly appearing in Light Novel
series, and their anime adaptations.
In terms of personality, she has a Tsundere
behavior, heavily leaning on the "Type A
" side, and even more specifically, it's "Violent Approach
". But unlike some others whose attitude only stems from their hot temper combined with awkward social skills with boys, hers seems to be an inherently dominant, bossy personality, almost to the point of evoking the position of a BDSM dominatrix.
This is often showed directly in how she adresses the Love Interest
: Treating him as her property, refusing to acknowledge his free human status, even using belittling names like "dog", "slave", or "toy", instead.
In terms of plot relevance, she is usually the female lead of the work, in a POV Boy Poster Girl
relationship with the male lead, and with a Supporting Harem
of other girls as rivals.
Physically, she is portrayed with an immature, short body stucture, with no boobs to speak of
, that is destined to result in a suppressed A-Cup Angst
The short body is further emphasized by her relatively long, at least
waist length Rapunzel Hair
, usually unkempt, or tied into Mega Twintails
. They also tend to wear a Zettai Ryouiki
(In fact, the "Grade S" classification of Zettai Ryouiki
is based on a similar concept, though that requires only any twintails, and any kind of Tsundere behavior)
This character type was popularized by Shana of Shakugan no Shana
, voiced by Rie Kugimiya
, who went on to voice a series of similar characters
, further emphasizing the similarities. These series of characters even had direct shout outs to the original, effectively using them as Expies
of Shana, but then came some other
, more indirectly related characters following the formula, and as the Fountain of Expies
page description notes, this can result in the formation of a whole new archetype.
Well, that's what happened here.
Anime & Manga
- Hayate No Gotoku" Nagi Sanzenin shows all the signs except for slightly friendlier to her Love Interest making him into her toy with crossdressing cosplay and be her Knight in Shining Armor.
- Shana, from Shakugan no Shana, who is often seen as a Fountain of Expies for many of the following examples.
- Taiga from Toradora!, though her story is more of a Love Dodecahedron Dramedy than a typical Harem Series.
- Lotte from Lotte No Omocha, whose loli body type is specially justified, by actually being a 10 year old loli.
- Mio, from MM!, who is only different from most other examples in that she is tied in a Balanced Harem with her main rival, not a clear lead character.
- Louise the Zero, from Zero no Tsukaima.
- Victorique from Gosick.
- Aria from Hidan no Aria.
- Mahou Sensei Negima!: Eva Long Haired Goth Loli, stuck in a 10 year old body, Zettai Ryouiki common place, very strong Type A Tsundere, she complements Negi twice in 300 chapters instead usually tortures him via Training from Hell or worse any hint of her Dere side is quickly called out by Chachamaru and followed by a fast "I do not!".
- Mio Aoyama from The World God Only Knows
- Vocaloid Rin Kagamine is generally pictured as this, usually toward her brother.