意味:being on the surface sharp and sarcastic (ツンツン) but underneath lovestruck and fawning (デレデレ)characteristic of a gap between acted out actions and feelings in mind (jisho.org)

This particular character trait started in Japan’s ギャルゲー (lit. “gal game”) and エロゲー (lit. “erotic game”). These male-oriented games feature beautiful heroines who would at first act aloof and cold-hearted, but as the game developed, become affectionate and loving. Then, several forums (like http://www.2ch.net) started discussions about the ツンデレpersonality, coining and popularizing the term rapidly. (This is basically a summary of zokugo’s “tundere” entry. Read the original here: http://zokugo-dict.com/18tu/tundere.htm.)

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundere

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