22 Cutest Flat-Chested Anime Characters (What Does Pettanko Mean in English?)

What Is the Definition/Meaning of Pettanko? (22 Flat-Chested Characters)

Coming into this article you may have thought, like many individuals who are vaguely familiar with this term that ‘pettanko’ simply means flat-chested. This is incorrect, however, for the true definition of pettanko refers to the type of feelings these various characters have towards their ‘underdeveloped’ chest. There are two types of basic pettanko types. The prideful pettanko, one who takes great pride and is very proud of the chest size they are given; and the jealous or envious pettanko.

This type of pettanko is often envious of other girls or women possessing a bigger chest size than they do and will try to either overcompensate for this in other ways or simply act like they don’t care when it deeply troubles them. Pettanko characters are also referred to as Delicious Flat Chest or DFC and while it doesn’t adhere specifically to a certain age group, obviously girls who are not yet mature enough to develop breasts have no reason to be included in the group in the first place.

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Pettanko in Anime

There are quite a number of Anime with specifically pettanko type characters, however in this list we will simply look at the more iconic flat-chested characters who may or may not be pettanko themselves. As usual the post is in no particular order. Let’s get to it shall we!

1. Aisaka Taiga from Toradora

Character Summary: Taiga is a fiery flat-chested Tsundere and you do NOT want to get on her bad side. She is very beautiful which results in many guys confessing to her, however she often rejects them all. Her snappy attitude and small size have earned her the nickname “Palmtop Tiger”. She easily loses her temper, is brutally honest most times, and is very clumsy. Because Taiga comes from a privileged household she has practically no idea how to cook or clean for herself (or even wash her clothes for that matter). Because of this she relies on Ryuuji to not only do her chores but cook up for her as well.
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2. Felt from Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu


Character Summary:  Felt is a young thief who grew up in the slums with a spunky attitude. She is one of the first characters you’re introduced to and it appears she has just stolen Emilia’s royal insignia in order to sell it off to the highest bidder. Subaru and Emilia chase her down in order to get it back from her but what they find out is definitely more than they hoped for in the first place. It turns out Felt has a lot more to her than meets the eye.
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3. Nico Yazawa from Love Live


Character Summary: Masking her normally aggressive personality Nico is a happy and upbeat character who always has a smile on! Regardless of her thinking quite highly of herself she is surprisingly caring. She is often ignored by the group even though she thinks she is the better idol. Nico’s catchphrase is the adorable “Nico Nico Nii!” accompanied by her signature pose!
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