First character of each "dere" archetype?



  • I have been watching the anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, and the anime just finished up the arc that introduced Yukako Yamagishi. I have read comments positing her as "the original yandere girlfriend." And their argument is actually quite sound; Yukako's first appearance in the manga was in November 1992, predating perhaps the most well-known yandere to date, Future Diary's Yuno Gasai, by about fourteen years.

    Well, that got me thinking, who's the first? Who is the very first character in anime or any source material that could legitimately be classified as a yandere? And for that matter, who is the first tsundere, the first kuudere, and the first dandere? I'm not looking for the most popular ones of each archetype; I'm looking for the earliest character to meet each standard.


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