Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro has given has quite a roster of characters in the romantic comedy with somehow weirdness mixed in it, a combination that works really well with the anime series making it chart-topping. While Senpai is meek and timid, we get Nagatoro, a mean girl with a surprisingly different way of expressing herself, so, is she a tsundere or yandere?
What is a Tsundere?
A tsundere, as defined by the Urban dictionary, is a Japanese term used for a character who has a development process starting as cold or hostile then slowly becoming warmer and friendlier. It came from two terms, tsun tsun which means turn away in disgust, and dere dere which means turning to lovey-dovey.
What is a Yandere?
A yandere, on the other hand, has been defined by the Urban dictionary as someone who will go to great or extreme lengths to get deep into a relationship said person desires to be in. It is a person who starts as sweet then turning psychotically obsessed with someone or something he or she expresses affection to. A yandere could even go beyond hurting anyone who gets in their way, especially those who mess with their partner.
Is Nagatoro a Tsundere or Yandere?
In analyzing the character of Nagatoro, she is both in some ways. However, Nagatoro is more of a tsundere rather than a yandere. She hasn't confessed to Senpai yet, has been a mean person giving her a cold and rude personality but it is also apparent that over time, she has become warm and affectionate to Senpai. She's not yandere as she doesn't harm her friends who bully Senpai despite feeling some jealousy.
Through the shōnenmanga series and the anime adaptation, she builds the confidence of Senpai, teaching him to go beyond his confines and away from his comfort zone. And yes, she might have called him names, mocked him, and even breaking him to the point where he would cry, her intentions translate to being someone who likes another so much that she pushes him to be a better person.
Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro can be streamed online through Crunchyroll where the premium access subscribers get first dibs on each episode a week earlier for a subscription costing $9.99 a month, or $79.99 a year. They also have the free release of the episodes a week after. There is no confirmation yet as per the English dubbed version of the anime series.
Get more of Nagatoro's quirky personality in Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro releasing new episodes every Sunday at 1:00 AM JST/ 9:00 AM PT/ 11:00 AM CT/ 12:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM BST on Crunchyroll.