There are anime which I have already watched that narrates based on the male protagonist's point-of-view (not an oranyan). For example is Ano Hana, Clannad, etc. And a lot more anime with main tsundere female protagonist's point-of-view.

I'm looking for another example of anime (plot more inclined in romance) where the narration is inclined with a main oranyan ("male tsundere") male protagonist's point-of-view (since I think they are rare, or I just haven't watched that much anime series), not with the point-of-view of the female character who's in love with an oranyan male protagonist. Is there another example of this kind of anime (well, aside from Sora no Manimani if I'm correct that Saku was kind of oranyan)?

  • It's not an anime, but in Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, Shinji is borderline tsundere.
    – Cattua
    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:37
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    @xjshiya could you be a bit more specific? Your question currently is a bit vague and not well scoped. Please consult this meta for the criteria list questions such as this one.
    – кяαzєя
    Mar 18, 2013 at 14:29
  • @Krazer, just an example of an anime where the protagonist is male and a tsundere. Tsundere characters are more inclined to female characters as I noticed.
    – xjshiya
    Mar 18, 2013 at 23:21
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    Reasonably scoped? Debatable. Vague? Not at all. 1. Male 2. Protagonist 3. Tsundere. What is vague?
    – Masked Man
    Mar 19, 2013 at 9:13
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    The meaning of "tsundere," for typically for females, and "oranyan," typically for males, might not be immediately apparent to some. Typically male "oranyan" characters vary greatly over the course of the series, compared to female "tsundere" characters, so they are sometimes hard to identify these characteristics (Naoki Irie vs. Yuu Matsuura) if you haven't watch or read lot of anime and manga. So I think it's best to define the reasonable set of criteria when asking these types of list questions so we don't alienate potential new and novice users want to try answering questions like these.
    – кяαzєя
    Mar 19, 2013 at 13:32

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Off the top of my head, there's Nodame Cantabile's Chiaki is the main character and central POV character of the series. He narrates and often has the "internal" voice when he interacts with other people. He starts by being cold to Nodame then turns warm to her.

Although it's not from his POV, Li Syaoran from Card Captor Sakura (not the Syaoran from Tsubasa Chronicles) can be considered oranyan, by his treatment of Sakura.

Oh, and Naoki Irie from Itazura na Kiss, too.

  • All the while I though this anime evolves around Nodame's point-of-view (because of the title). I'll check it out.
    – xjshiya
    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:45
  • @xjshiya it starts with Chiaki, at least the first season. Later seasons of it is more focused on them as a pair.
    – Jon Lin
    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:53
  • Why are the last two series included in this answer if the series is not even from their POV?
    – atlantiza
    Mar 22, 2013 at 2:39
  • @atlantiza because this question was merged with another and the original question didn't ask for a POV
    – Jon Lin
    Mar 22, 2013 at 16:52

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