tsundere asshole

Tsundere (ツンデレ) is a Japanese character development process that describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing their warm side over time. The word is derived from the terms Tsun Tsun (ツンツン), meaning to turn away in disgust, and Dere Dere (デレデレ) meaning to become 'lovey dovey'

Alto Saotome is like the living example of the Tsundere personality in anime characters. Generally full of himself and cold to others, he does have a softer side that he only shows now and then when it's in front of people like Ranka or Sheryl. This personality doesn't help change the fact that Alto (to most likely everyone else) is an asshole. Not that he cares too much about it by the way.

To be sincere, the tsundere/asshole combination is somehow perfect. What I mean is that for everyone, Alto is the typical asshole who doesn't care about anything, but then his true self is someone soft and inexperienced when it comes to human relationships. In other words, he's very kind, it's just that he can't admit it in public.

This personality, together with the others like Sheryl, leads to unexpected situations and a lot of awkward moments!