Nyandere ニャンデレ

nyandere [1]  ニャンデレ is a vague type of dere that's just cat-related. Why cat-related? Because nyan in Japanese means "meow", the sound cats make.

nyandere may be:

  • A girl that starts acting like a cat when dere (grows fang, cat-ears, even if not really, but just drawn so)
  • A girl that acts composed, but when she sees a cat she becomes dere.
  • tsundere with nekomimi 猫耳, "cat ears."
  • An actual cat (or anthro catgirl) that's dere for her owner.


Nyandere characters often times add “nyan” in their sentences. They might even be nekojin, which is part cat and part human. When they are expressing love, they might say “nya~” to express loving feelings.

Meaning of the Name

The word is a compound of "nyan" (ニャン), which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat sound, and "deredere" (デレデレ), which means "lovey dovey".

Characters with this Personality

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Characters from Anime, Manga and Light Novels

  • Wakana Morizono from Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live
  • Neko from K Project [2]
  • Ritsuka Aoyagi from Loveless [3]
  • Rumiho 'Farris' Akiha from Steins;Gate [4]
  • Felix Argyle from Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu [5]
  • Tsumiki Miniwa from Acchi Kotchi [6]
  • Koneko Toujou from High School DxD [7]
  • Kuroka from High School DxD [8]
  • Lisanna Strauss from Fairy Tail [9]
  • Milianna from Fairy Tail
  • Eris from Cat Planet Cuties [10]
  • Black Hanekawa from Bakemonogatari [11]
  • Hinano Miyako from Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden [12]
  • Tamami from Otogi Story Tenshi no Shippo
  • Rin Hoshizora from Love Live! School Idol Project! [13]
  • Ropponmatsu Unit 2 from Excel Saga
  • Kiriya Nozomi from Mayoi Neko Overrun!
  • Ikuto Tsukiyomi from Shugo Chara!
  • Yoru from Shugo Chara!
  • Vanilla and Chocola from Nekopara
  • Yukari Kotozume from PreCure a la Mode
  • Ni & Li from High School DxD
  • Nyanta from Log Horizon
  • Yuni from Star Twinkle PreCure
  • Nyanko Suzu / Sailor Tin Nyanko from Sailor Moon
  • Neferpitou, Cheetu and Leol from Hunter X Hunter
  • "Chaser" John Doe from Yumekui Merry
  • Yaya Fushiguro from Yuragi- sou no Yuuna- san
  • Cammot from Holy Knight
  • Taokaka from BlazBlue
  • Cheshire from Pandora Hearts
  • Blair from Soul Eater 
  • Ichigo Momomiya from Tokyo mew mew
  • Shader from Chrono Crusade
  • Kyouka from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
  • Chain from Pandora Hearts
  • Kuro from Servamp 
  • Schrödinger from Hellsing Ultimate
  • Millianna from Fairy Tail 
  • Cathy Katherine from Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL 
  • Chaton from MÄR
  • Takuto Kira from Full Moon o Sagashite
  • Cyan from Show By Rock
  • Yuki Shirakaba from Nekomusume Shoukougun

Characters from Cartoons,Comics and Everything Else

  • Blake Belladonna from RWBY [14]
  • Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir from Miraculous Ladybug
  • Selina Kyle, Selina Calabrese / Catwoman from DC
  • Barbara Ann Minerva / Cheetah from DC
  • Toralei stripe from Monster High
  • Catty Noir from Monster High
  • Meowlody from Monster High
  • Purrsephone from Monster High
  • Catrine De Mew from Monster High
  • Felicia Hardy / Black Cat from Marvel
  • Greer Grant Nelson / Tigra from Marvel
  • T'Challa / Black Panther from Marvel
  • Sergei Nikolaevich Kravinoff / Kraven the Hunter from Marvel
  • Patricia "Patsy" Walker / Hellcat from Marvel
  • Catra from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Ashley/Katnappe from Xiaolin Showdown
  • Kalshara from Winx Club
  • Jessica Cat from The Jungle Show
  • Clover from Totally Spies (in Wild Style only)
  • Rook Blonko from Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Miranda from Wakfu
  • Connor/Catboy from PJ Masks
  • Bastet from Mummies Alive! 
  • Unikitty from Unikitty!  
  • Gumball Watterson from TAWOG 
  • Nicole Watterson from TAWOG
  • Starfire from Teen Titans Go! 
  • Radicles from OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes 

Characters from Games

  • A Hat in Time -
    • Cooking Cat
    • Bow Kid
  • Danganronpa - Monaca Towa
  • Darkstalkers - Felicia
  • Gacha Life -
    • Autumn
    • Bex
    • Lado
    • Rambo Nyan Kitty
    • Senpaibuns
    • Serenity
    • Spring
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia - Broccoli
  • Kantai Collection - Tama
  • Let's Meow Meow! - (All female characters)
  • Magical Paws - Ren
  • Nekopara - (Several characters)
  • OneShot - Niko
  • Sonic - Nicole the Holo-Lynx
  • Show By Rock - Cyan
  • Undertale -
    • Catty
    • Mew Mew Kissy Cutie
  • Yo-kai Watch - Jibanyan

Characters from other sources

  • Hatsune Miku from VOCALOID (In Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!)


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