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One of the more uncommon personality traits used in anime. The name is combined using "Nyan", the Japanese version of "meow", and "dere", a shortened version of "deredere" that means love-struck. Can be used to describe catgirls, furrys and cosplayers. There are a few common traits shared between nyanderes:

First is their physical appearance. Nyanderes are depicted usually as a girl with a sexy, slender figure and cat-like features like claws, ears and tail(s) (no males examples exist right now). Some can have cat-like pupils and can even have their bodies covered in fur instead of regular human skin. Whether these features are real or part of a costume is irrelevant.

Second is their personality. They're usually extremely playful, stubborn, impatient and fickle, in a comical way, but some can differentiate between cute, sweet, feisty or all of the above. They may also possess characteristics from felines, including a short attention span, claustrophobia, regular napping and aquaphobia.

Despite their fickleness, they're usually loyal to their friends if they're kind. In this case, they have a close relationship to said friend that ranges from average to uncomfortable if sexual topics such as bust size are mentioned. In romantic or master to pet situations, they simply just try their best and are usually sweet, but tend to stuff up somewhere down the track that causes embarrassment and tend to show how much they love that person frequently.
So, if I were to sum up the characters of the Nekopara visual novels, I'd just say that they're all nyanderes. I mean, you're the older brother of a girl who has around 5 catgirl friends who snuck in with all your packages when you moved out of the house.
by McAlastair September 13, 2016
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