Why is it that the boy characters seem to get less attention? There are a vast amount of highly developed male characters, yet it is not nearly as likely that you've heard of them referred to by any "dere" character type. Here is a list of the Dere character type definitions I've found on the web, and characters from some of my favorite anime to give you an example of what they can look like.
Sweet and energetic to seemingly everyone
- Momiji Souma (Fruits Basket)
Honey (Ouran High Schoo Host Club)
Outwardly harsh, not tactful, and easily disliked, perhaps lacking charisma, however once you get to know them they are a teddy bear.
Kyou Souma (Fruits Basket)
Inosuke (Demon Slayer)
Seems not to care what others think or do, cold and blunt. Internally they are caring and thoughtful.
Kaede Rukawa (Slam Dunk)
Yusuke Urameshi (Yuu Yuu Hakusho)
Naofumi Iwatani (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Sweet until someone else shows interest in their object of affection
Zenitsu (Demon Slayer)
Motoyasu (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Calm and sweet, usually reserved in groups, but opens up in private. May be referred to as "shy"
Ren Mihashi (Big Windup!)
Makunouchi Ippo (Hajime no Ippo)
Lets show these boys some love
What personality types do your favorite characters fall under?