Otaku extremists of a think tank known as 2chan were in a heated debate over tsunderes as an otaku has decided that the name of tsunderes everywhere have been defiled by violent female characters.
An otaku initiated the verbal war with a statement, “Although it is hard to believe now, but many of the tsunderes of the past did not resort to violence”.
These strong words were followed up by a mentioning of how the the tsundere originally was a female quite kind – not a “violent and unreasonable woman” as they are now. Continuing, the otaku went on to say that tsunderes have lost their “compassion and gentleness”, taking up force instead – and stating to have lost confidence in the term “tsundere” as these bloodthirsty females of the second dimension, more properly classified as “tsungires”, have entirely “defiled the name of tsunderes!”
Now whilst technical terms in respect to the otaku lifestyle are highly controversial topics to discuss, one might wonder what is a “tsungire” so allow us to define it – a “tsungire” is a female who acts cold, and basically, any wrong move will incite her wrath. That is, assuming you fail to first find her “dere” side, or something which we’ll just sum up as the “cute aspect” of the female in question. Admittedly, this does sound quite familiar a description for a handful of supposed “tsunderes”.
Yet for the sake of proper comparison one must define tsundere as well – a subject which is partially related to what is being debated here to begin with. As many of us may know, the term has been transforming from one to describe a girl who has a change in heart, to one who simply is dishonest with herself (cue rage of disagreement).
And for a fair consideration of what’s what, one must also take into account at least some of the more recognized offending parties, or “violent tsunderes”:
- Isurugi Mio
- Misaka Mikoto
- Aisaka Taiga
- Kousaka Kirino
- Louise Francoise
However with all this in mind, it would come down to how does one defines “violence” as well – everything is ultimately no more than what people choose to view it as, and here is where otaku become split in their perspective. Some say “violence is violence”, whilst others believe this tsundere enacted “violence” is merely a playful expression of admiration or an attempt to hide other, more pleasant emotions.
A word changing in meaning over time is a common occurrence – and mainly what will decide its true definition is how people use it, as well as in relation to what. At this point, it would take an unworldly power to eradicate say for example, the tsundere status of the unbelievably cute little sister known by otaku everywhere, Kousaka Kirino.