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Princess Peach, from Super Mario 64

Not to be confused with "Deredere", "Himedere" or "Oujidere".

Oujodere refers to a character who is a more gentle and calm kind of deredere, acting ladylike or even like a true princess in front of others.

Meaning

Oujodere comes from the word "oujo" or "oujou", which means "princess", but different from himedere, oujodere characters are neither arrogant, nor spoiled, nor bossy. Instead, they are kind.

Personality

Oujodere is a "lady-like" type of character, whose prim and proper with a strict exterior, but a sweet inside. Unlike himedere, they don't demand to be treated like a princess for their own edification, they just behave like a proper perfect fairy tale-like princess. They are sometimes compared to angels by other characters due to their compassionate and tender actions.

Oujodere is a more mature version of deredere. While deredere characters are more energetic and cheerful, an oujodere is more calm and peaceful.

It pleases oujodere characters to share what little or much they have with their love interest. They're happy to assist, and ask others to assist, their love interest. They lift up their love interest and those around themselves making more of their lowly positions than they are actually worthy of. It is this great generosity of substance and spirit that distinguishes them from himedere and binds their character to the heart of their love interest.

The difference between a dandere and an oujodere is that dandere characters are quiet because of their shyness, while oujodere are mature and calm. The dandere archetype is shy or asocial with others, contrary to oujodere, who are quiet because of their mature personality.

Variations and Similar Japanese Archetypes

Miko


Miko is a term for a character who is a shrine maiden.

Meaning

Miko (巫女) is the Japanese term for "shrine maiden."

Personality

Miko characters are characters who work at Shinto shrines or temples. When they are working as shrine maidens, Miko are ladylike and proper, acting with grace around others. Some Miko characters carry these characteristics into their everyday persona, while others act somewhat different, though most are still depicted as being fairly kind.

Miko characters may have a layer of mysticism added onto them, since they are connected to the spiritual world, many even being depicted as having supernatural powers.

In historical contexts, Miko would prophesize the future, often in the form of a religious dance. Nowadays, Miko are less serious in nature, being a shrine maiden even being considered as a part-time job.

Yamato Nadeshiko

Yamato Nadeshiko is a term for a character who is a representation of the Japanese ideal of a perfect woman.

Meaning

Yamato Nadeshiko ( 大和撫子) comes from the words Yamato (大和), which is an ancient word for Japan, and Nadeshiko (撫子), a term for a delicate, pink flower, it’s kanji meaning “caressable child.”

Personality

Yamato Nadeshiko characters are characters who embody the virtues of an ideal Japanese woman. The concept revolves around the idea of a girl who is loyal to her family and obedient towards authority figures. They are good at cooking, cleaning, and raising children. Modern Yamato Nadeshiko may study things that were important in Japanese history, such as archery or tea ceremonies.

Yamato Nadeshiko do have a bit of an edge to them, though, being depicted as very wise and mature. Older Yamato Nadeshiko characters are sometimes depicted as knowing self defense tactics as well, in order to further protect their families.

Yamato Nadeshiko are usually physically ideal as well, fitting Japanese beauty standards, such as having long, black hair and clear, pale skin. They wear traditionally feminie clothes, many simply wearing kimonos.

It is very rare for male characters to fit this trope, but there are some that do.

Characters with this Personality

See Oujodere/Anime Characters to see characters from anime media.
See Oujodere/Western Characters to see characters from western media.

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