Zettai ni Derete wa Ikenai Tsundere


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“Don’t get the wrong idea, okay. I definitely don’t like people such as you!”

This template tsundere phrase marked the beginning of mine and Aotsuki Miyuu’s story. Because of her cold and indifferent attitude, she always stands out negatively in class. However one day, we ended up talking more and more with each other, and I started to see the warmth behind her cold words. Why is she so distanced and unaffectionate towards people despite being so kind? That seems to be related to her past that I don’t know about…

This is a story about love, telling the coming along of a boy and girl until they finally act affectionate towards each other.

Associated Names
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The Tsundere Definitely Can’t Go Dere
Related Series
Yatarato Sasshi no Ii Ore wa, Dokuzetsu Kuudere Bishoujo no Chiisana Dere mo Minogasazu ni Guigui Iku (LN) (4)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Great works (romance)
  2. Romance (fluff series)
  3. Beloved Tsunderes
  4. light fun
  5. JP novels that don't make me want to kms

Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/09/21 CClaw Translations afterword
05/09/21 CClaw Translations c7
05/09/21 CClaw Translations c6
05/09/21 CClaw Translations c5
05/09/21 CClaw Translations c4
05/09/21 CClaw Translations c3
05/09/21 CClaw Translations c2
05/09/21 CClaw Translations c1
05/09/21 CClaw Translations illustrations
11 Reviews

May 31, 2021
Status: Completed
This is the teen romance genre at its finest. Nothing ground-beaking, not trying to reinvent the wheel with convoluted plot devices; it's perfect for what it is. Yeah, it's cliché to the core, but that's why it's so appealing – the fact that it's a simple and straight-forward novel but still makes you feel like the first time you read a (good) rom-com.

Many things could be improved or changed. So many potentially great characters were simply left out, the author teasing us, showing us a tiny snippet of how good... more>> they could be. For example, I really liked Gami, she's one of the few side-characters with an actual backstory but by the end she's just another Disney channel's teen movie villain, arguably because of the novel's runtime. It would've probably needed to be a couple volumes long to develop all its characters properly. <<less
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Jul 16, 2021
Status: Completed
  • I sorta like obscure stories like this, but also wish they would get more attention. It's pretty obvious how this will end halfway through, and I still enjoyed it nonetheless. It's not special or quirky which can get tiring and only thing I would've liked is more volumes/content to characterize the people and just show their life afterword.
  • PS: I meant to put a 5 star like the other but Idk how to undo it whoops!
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Jun 02, 2021
Status: Completed
Good way to kill an hour or three, depending on how quickly you read. If I'm nitpicking my only "complaint" is how cleanly everything worked out, but tbh I'm not a big fan of drama so that was a plus for me. Also due to the length, the side characters didn't get as much love as they could have, but they were still fairly well written.
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May 16, 2021
Status: Completed
great short story, not with the best plot but definitely worth reading (need more of this kind xD)

will definitely watch it if this gets to be a movie
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May 14, 2021
Status: Completed
It was a very interesting read with a great plot.

The MC has a somewhat twisted view on reality, but he's very compassionate when it comes to helping people. He is kinda like a Tsundere in some ways.

As for the Fl, She is kind and caring but cannot show it due to circumstances. But she still tries her best to get her feelings across to the MC which turns into cute moments.

The story itself is well done with some nice twists here and there but they are sort of predictable. It... more>> doesn't effect the quality of the story however. It also has a very sweet ending that fits the story. To be honest it might have gonna a 4 star review if it endded any other way.

I really recommend that you read this for yourself. <<less
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Jun 28, 2022
Status: Completed

There's no other way I can describe this story other than it being a masterpiece. I loved everything about this story, from the characters to the plot. Seeing MC and FMC interacting with each other, and helping each other get past their own troubles is beyond beautiful to me. Maybe this is just personal bias, but I felt that a lot of the resolution scenes in this novel were very touching. Besides that, FMC is also really cute, but I was a bit too obsessed with the story itself to... more>> notice, sorry FMC. Either way, I'd recommend you to give this a try. Maybe this review is entirely biased, but I couldn't care less. I honestly wish this novel had more volumes. I'm not an expert critic on light novels or anything, so its hard for me to go into the details of why this novel is so good. But I just really wanted to get my feelings for it across. Sorry you had to read through that unnecessarily long review, but I hope you read (and enjoy) 'Zettai ni Derete wa Ikenai Tsundere'! <<less
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Nov 03, 2021
Status: Completed
This was an absolute banger. I'm a bit of a romance addict and this story definitely tickled my fancy, especially the bitter-sweetness of it. All of the characters were believable and felt 3D. The main characters had some nice character development. I would say I wished some of the other characters got some more development, like Gami, but I understand there's only so much you can do in a single novel.

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The ending for Shell and Gami's sister-in-law didn't feel very emotional though, probably because I didn't know the characters too well or just wasn't very attached to them. However, the ending with the two main characters was quite satisfying. This is just me, but I would have liked if there was more of them struggling to express their feelings to each other. I really enjoy that kind of tension. Either that or I'm just a tad sadistic.


In conclusion, I 'hate' this novel a lot. <<less
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Aug 11, 2021
Status: Completed
It was really good and both the translator and the author did a really good.
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Jul 09, 2022
Status: Completed
Very much worth a read, captures the struggles someone has to fit in to their community perfectly

I'm not a fan of the twist but it's a good enough plot device
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Dec 30, 2021
Status: --
I myself really love the idea of romantic relationship with a tsundere. This story offer this kind of relationship however adding its own twist into it and that's what make this a little less to my liking. Just to make this clear, the twist it had isn't what makes me think that this story is average or even less. It was good however, being good isn't really as good as it sounds. To cut the chase, what I don't like about this novel is, it's like I'm having a breakfast... more>> with just rice and water on the table, boring! That's what it is. The words the characters are spewing despite that they said it in a romantic way and time doesn't even give me a slightest jolt of electricity. It lacks the most important aspect in a romance novel, and that is feelings. I as a reader couldn't feel the feelings of the characters, it is just as I was reading a paragraph or a line because I was tasked to. It is indeed sad because I'm a fan of tsundere and this isn't one of those cliché type of tsundere romance novel. Though despite I said all of that, people should also give this a try since most people give this novel a good rating and as far as I can see I'm the only one who gave a negative one <<less
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Nov 09, 2021
Status: Completed
A very cool story idea, implemented with high level of skill. A sweet love story on a slightly naive rather then mature level.

Only faintly irritating in parts where the narration feels like mild preaching. It wasn't on a level to spoil the enjoyment for me.
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