Welcome! This is the seventh Tsundere or Not, a series of interactive threads where all club members are invited to evaluate our favorite tsundere characters. In every thread, you decide the character's level of tsundere-ness and give them a score in the poll rating meter. In scale of 1 to 5, rate them according to what you’ve learned in the anime, manga, novel, etc.
Prior to voting please understand the meaning of tsundere. As you know, the term became broader over time and used more arbitrarily by fans on the internet. There are various qualities and characteristics that define a character to be recognized as one, and some of those are listed in this thread. The simple definition of tsundere is available on our club page but you can read further at the Wikipedia entry.
If you don't recognize the character presented, do say so or simply skip the thread. Hopefully you might recognize her better someday and check back on this poll. Just click on the "View Results” link if you want to see the result without voting.
"Haruhi stood in front of a sign that says "Don't feed the pigeons," she then began to openly throw bread crumbs around like a gardener determined to make the wilting flowers blossom again. All I could say about this is that she's probably illiterate." - Kyon 2:3
I love her deredere side, the few times they showed it in the anime, and there's some better examples in the light novels, but I feel like she doesn't really have a tsuntsun side. It's more like a... just flat out crazy side with a little deredere mixed in every once in a while. I'm not sure what you'd classify her as. I wouldn't classify her as a tsundere though. So I give her a 2.
I totally give Haruhi a 5. Ridiculously tsuntsun, and while her deredere moments may be few and far between, they're very memorable... the "Someday in the Rain" episode and the scene where she hides from a storm in a cave with Kyon being particularly notable.
Besides, there's something so gratifying about imagining God as a perfect tsundere. XD
I don't really think she fits, I can't help feeling that she's a little more original than that. Yeah, she's a little cold, but the contrast that makes a full tsundere isn't really there. So a 2 for her.
Now this is a tough one because I've seen the anime and read all the light novel (vol. 1-9) and so far she's shown mostly her tsun-tsun side. She certainly has a dere-dere side but it can be incredibly hard to comprehend, and so far she's done well to hide whether she has any feelings towards Kyon (>_<)? So it's a 3!
Haruhi has those moments where she cares or she wants to help out but most of the time she's in tsuntsun mode. How should I put this, her intent is okay but her methods to do so pretty much suck for everyone around her. I'd give her a 3. It would be a 2 but she does have her redeeming moments.
I'll give her a 3, mind you I haven't read the novels.
Though not the epitome of tsunderes, she does exhibit strong tsundere behavior. Her tsuntsun side is her most prominent through out the series, there's no point giving specific examples. As for her deredere side, During episode 14 when she lent Kyon her cardigan and her selfless contributions to ENOZ are strong examples.