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Dandere: A stock love interest who is quiet and asocial. They are afraid to talk, fearing that what they say will get them in trouble.

A dandere character is one who is normally quiet and silent, possibly to the point of coming across as emotionless at times, but will suddenly become talkative and sweet and cute when alone with the right person if they manage to push the right button to get them to pour their heart out, revealing that they're actually just shy.

Personality Edit

A dandere will be more or less a normal person, but, will not talk unless spoken to/required to. They will avoid talking because of their shyness, but if need be, they will speak. Also, a dandere tends to feel more power in numbers. If they're with a group that they're comfortable with, then the shyness factor of said dandere will very likely decrease if another, unfamiliar person is introduced at that time.

The difference between a dandere and a Kuudere is that a dandere character may be nervous inside (not cool) but even so will prefer to stay silent, and a kuudere character can speak while still keeping their cool.

The difference between a dandere and a Hajidere is that danderes are quiet (which is usually associated with their shyness) in front of people they don't know, while hajideres only get shy towards a certain person.

Meaning of the Name Edit

The “dan” in dandere comes from the Japanese word “danmari” (だんまり) meaning "silence", and the "dere" comes from "deredere" (デレデレ), which means "lovey dovey".

The word danmari comes from the verb damaru 黙る which means "to stay quiet."

And, finally, this word I think you might have heard in anime before, the word damaru can be turned in an imperative by adding nasai to it. Like this:

  • damari nasai! 黙りなさい!
    Silence!
    Stay quiet!
    Shut up!

One note, though, is that this word is exceptionally rare in Japanese despite being extremely common in English. (Google results 4K vs. 500K). I think that maybe dandere was actually made up in the west by someone that spoke Japanese, or it was used one or twice in Japanese and hastily translated to English, posted on a board like 4chan, and then it got popular in the west somehow.

Dandy Dandere Edit

In some dictionaries dandere is also defined as the combination of dandyi ダンヂィ, "dandy," plus dere. However, we can pretty much ignore this meaning, because that isn't the meaning used in the west, and dandere is rarely used in Japan, so nobody ever means that when they say dandere.

Characters with this Personality Edit

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Characters from Anime, Manga, & Light Novels Edit

  • Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi ni Todoke [1]
  • Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto [2]
  • Ruri Ichigyou from Hello World
  • Yuki Nagato from The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan [3]
  • Kotomi Ichinose from Clannad [4]
  • Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad [5]
  • Ryou Fujibayashi from Clannad [6]
  • Seitarou Tanabata from NANBAKA
  • Crona Gorgon from Soul Eater
  • Nodaka Miyazaki from Negima! Magister Negi Magi [7]
  • Ritsu Kawai from The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior [8]
  • Seras Victoria from Hellsing [9]
  • Wendy Marvell from Fairy Tail [10]
  • Yoshino from Date A Live
  • Aries from Fairy Tail [11]
  • Sakaki from Azumanga Daioh
  • Yukie Mayuzumi from Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
  • Ami Mizuno from Sailor Moon
  • Hotaru Tomoe from Sailor Moon
  • Yukiteru Amano from Mirai Nikki [12]
  • Eucliwood Hellscythe from Is This a Zombie? [13]
  • Morgiana from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic [14]
  • Aoi Sakuraba from Ai Yori Aoshi [15]
  • Homura Akemi from Madoka Magica [16]
  • Rikka Takanashi from Love, Chuunibyo & Other Delusions [17]
  • Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue [18]
  • Sen Yarizui from Ben-To [19]
  • Miranda Lotto from D.Gray-man [20]
  • Jacuzzi Splot from Baccano [21]
  • Mary Beriam from Baccano
  • Hyouka Kazakiri from A Certain Magical Index [22]
  • Itsuwa from A Certain Magical Index [23]
  • Kazari Uiharu from A Certain Magical Index [24]
  • Japan from Hetalia Axis Powers [25]
  • Misuzu Kusakabe from 11eyes
  • Lisette Weltall from 11eyes
  • Mina Okura from So, I Can't Play H! [26]
  • Koori Chikage from Yuki Yuna is a Hero [27]
  • Inubouzaki Itsuki from Yuki Yuna is a Hero [28]
  • Hiyori Kanzane from Heaven's Lost Property [29]
  • Satellizer L. Bridget from Freezing [30]
  • Hifumi Takimoto from New Game!
  • Saya Endō from Dagashi Kashi
  • Kobato Hasegawa from Haganai
  • Ryota Suzui from Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler
  • Tomoko Kuroki from WataMote [31]
  • Aoi Futaba from Cat Planet Cuties [32]
  • Fuuko Ibuki from Clannad
  • Shōko Nishimiya from A Silent Voice [33]
  • Raphtalia from The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Manako from Monster Musume
  • Komori Kiri from Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
  • Ai Kaga from Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
  • Delico from Gangsta
  • Tanya Akulova from Darker than Black
  • Umi Sonoda from Love Live! School Idol Project!
  • Hanayo Koizumi from Love Live! School Idol Project!
  • Ruby Kurosawa from Love Live! Sunshine!!
  • Yayoi Kise from Smile PreCure!
  • Lotte Yansson from Little Witch Academia
  • Nerine from Shuffle!
  • Mizore Shirayuki from Rosario + Vampire
  • Kotori Moegi from Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
  • Asia Argento from High School DxD
  • Gasper Vladi from High School DxD
  • Yuma Chitose from Puella Magi Oriko Magica
  • Gilda from The Promised Neverland
  • Vanilla H from Galaxy Angel
  • Amu Hinamori from Shugo Chara
  • Mei Tachibana from Say I Love You
  • Tamaki Amajiki from Boku no Hero Academia
  • Kouji Koda from Boku no Hero Academia
  • Erica Brown from Violet Evergarden
  • Tsubaki Nakatsukasa from Soul Eater
  • Okinu from Ghost Sweeper Mikami
  • Masato Hijirikawa from Uta no Prince-sama
  • Sana Futaba from Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden
  • Chrome Dokuro from Katekyo Hitman Reborn
  • Morimura Konoha from Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy
  • Kotaro Urashima from Kamisama Hajimemashita
  • Tsubomi Hanasaki from Heartcatch PreCure
  • Lettuce Midorikawa from Tokyo Mew Mew
  • Penelope from Hamtaro
  • Megumi Tadokoro from Shokugeki no Soma
  • Latvia from Axis Powers Hetalia
  • Japan from Axis Powers Hetalia
  • Canada from Axis Powers Hetalia
  • Mio Akiyama from K-on!
  • Akane Sakurada from Joukamachi no Dandelion
  • Real-world Lain from Serial Experiments Lain
  • Grey from Black Clover
  • Nimi Minimi from Valkyrie Drive Mermaid
  • Tiffa Addil from After War Gundam X
  • Ritsu Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100
  • Shiori Shiomiya from The World Only God Knows
  • Akane Mimori from Aikatsu!
  • Rinko Shirokane from BanG Dream! Girls Band Party
  • Mashiro Kurata from BanG Dream! Girls Band Party
  • Seiko Kimura from Danganronpa 3
  • Chiaki Nanami from Danganronpa 3
  • Sae Nakata from Amagami SS
  • Risa Kamizaki from Amagami SS
  • Escanor from The Seven Deadly Sins (At night only)
  • Ren Nanahoshi from Arognavis from BanG Dream!
  • Eve from Black Cat
  • Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Ivan Karelin from Tiger and Bunny
  • Kisa Sohma from Fruits Basket
  • Meru Otonashi from Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
  • Reiko Kitamori from Yu-Gi-Oh R
  • Brief from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
  • Yukino Kikukawa from Mai-HiME
  • Ayumi from Squid Girl
  • Chiyo Tsukidate from Strawberry Panic!
  • Alessandro XVIII from Trinity Blood
  • Fumio Kirisaki from Saitama Chainsaw Shoujo
  • Shy/Momijiyama Teru from Shy
  • Aya Toujou from Strawberry 100%
  • Kotone Kashiwagi from Tonari no Kashiwagi-San \
  • Kiryuu Moeka from Steins;Gate
  • Hitori Bocchi from Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
  • Leona West from Pripara
  • Chiri Tsukikawa from Pripara (outside only)
  • Michiru Kouda from Idol Time Pripara (outside only)
  • Yuna Ichihara from Omoi Omoware Furi Furare
  • Cyan Hijirikawa from Show By Rock
  • Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul
  • Sugawara Koushi from Haikyuu!!
  • Asahi Azumane from Haikyuu!!
  • Kensuke Midorikawa from Beyblade Burst
  • Inori Yamabuki from Fresh Precure
  • Himari Arisugawa from KiraKira Precure A La Mode
  • Ayumi Sakagami from Precure All Stars

Characters from Cartoons & Comics Edit

  • Mirta from Winx Club [34]
  • Fern Walters from Arthur [35]
  • George Lundgren from Arthur [36]
  • Diane Nguyen from BoJack Horseman [37]
  • Taranee Cook from W.I.T.C.H [38]
  • Fluttershy from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic [39]
  • Brenda Quagmire from Family Guy
  • Carrie Krueger from The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Anxious Andrew from Horrid Henry
  • Bo Hweemuth from The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
  • Shy Violet from Rainbow Brite
  • Eugly from Kaeloo
  • Stick from Song of Harrington
  • PJ from Goof Troop
  • Marble Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Xia Zitong from Cupid's Chocolates
  • Sadie Miller from Steven Universe
  • Chris from Monster Buster Club
  • Scaredy Bat from Ruby Gloom
  • Piglet from Winnie The Pooh
  • Mitsuki from Kappa Mikey
  • Thunder from My Friend Rabbit
  • Gus Griswald from Recess
  • Filburt from Rocko's Modern Life
  • Other Sophie/Second Sophie from The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
  • Cassie from Dragontales
  • Thunder from My Pet Rabbit
  • Spectra Vondergeist from Monster High
  • Gooliope Jellington from Monster High
  • Jane Boolittle from Monster High
  • Twyla Boogeyman from Monster High
  • Jazmine DuBois from The Boondocks
  • Kif Kroker from Futurama
  • Mike from Total Drama
  • Brinty Joan Spreas From The Nekci Menji Show
  • Stan Marsh from South Park
  • Nathaniel Kurtzberg from Miraculous Ladybug
  • Marc Anciel from Miraculous Ladybug
  • Juleka Couffaine from Miraculous Ladybug
  • Mylene Haprele from Miraculous Ladybug
  • Lyna from Lolirock
  • Stacy Rowe from Daria
  • Lars from Go Jetters, despite being able to speak without hesitation
  • Dean Venture from The Venture Bros.
  • Bunny Blanc from Ever After High
  • Meeshell Mermaid from Ever After High
  • Ginger Breadhouse from Ever After High
  • Arnold Perlstein from The Magic School Bus
  • Jennifer from Angel's Friends
  • Poison Ivy from DC Superhero Girls
  • Dipper Pines from Gravity Falls
  • Shifty Dingo from Blinky Bill (post 1st season)
  • Princess Vivian from Sofia The First
  • Theodore Seville from Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Jeanette Miller from Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Austin from The Backyardigans
  • Little Miss Shy from Mr. Men
  • Connie Maheswaran from Steven Universe
  • Stormer from Jem
  • Mac from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
  • Sapphire Trollzawa from Trollz
  • Boo from Mighty Orbots
  • Sherwin from In a Heartbeat
  • Penny Sanchez from ChalkZone

Characters from Movies, TV Series, & Novels Edit

  • Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter
  • August Pullman from Wonder
  • Farid from Frontier(s)
  • Eva from Frontier(s)
  • Britney from Feeding Grounds
  • Matt from Camping Trip
  • Vi from Killer Biker Chicks
  • Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars
  • Tommy from Stitches
  • Valerie from Klown Kamp Massacre
  • Talking Tina from Bloody Mallory
  • Emma from Bunny the Killer Thing
  • Michael from Killjoy
  • Brian Johnson from The Breakfast Club
  • Allison Reynolds from The Breakfast Club
  • Tina Peterson from Der Nachtmahr
  • Amber from Sucker Punch
  • Natasha from Cargo
  • Nakia from Dope
  • Lester Dwervick from Scarecrow
  • Keith Meyers from Invitation
  • Peter from Summer Camp Nightmare
  • Alice Johnson from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • Angela Baker from Sleepaway Camp
  • May Dove Canady from May
  • Carrie White from Carrie
  • Jane from Descendents
  • Alistair McDowell from Evil Bong
  • Ernie from Killer Campout
  • Guy Fillbrook from Doll Graveyard
  • Sophia from Doll Graveyard
  • Jennifer Wilkins from 13 Hours in a Warehouse
  • Velvet Scarlatina from RWBY: After the Fall
  • Hiccup Horrendous Haddock iii from How to Train Your Dragon
  • Rhonda from Trick 'r Treat
  • Barbara Soprano-Giglione from The Sopranos
  • Debbie from Dorchester's Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head
  • Ernie from Killer Campout
  • Tiffany Chen from Bunk'd
  • Vanessa from The Boondocks
  • Edith from Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Joyce from Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
  • Olivia from Party Night
  • Amber from Evil Has A Grin
  • Peter from Evil Has A Grin
  • Bobby from Axegrinder
  • Jessica Coorman from The Small Woman in Grey
  • Jessica from Murder in the Dark
  • Priscilla from Eden
  • Eva from Bloody April Fools
  • Freddy from Bloody April Fools
  • Kim from Swimming Pool
  • Mel from The Bone Snatcher
  • Tara from Detour
  • Jen from Dark Ride
  • Maya from Trespassers
  • Will Byers from Stranger Things
  • Emily Cooper from Bethrothed
  • Madeline from Bus Driver
  • Jen from Beyond the Rave
  • Megan from Blood Ranch
  • Crystal from After Dark
  • Michael from Barricade
  • Miranda from The Sacred
  • Jenny from Pelt
  • Beth from Dead Stop
  • Lorna Weisenfreund from Hostel: Part II
  • Kate Kingston from Into the Woods
  • Cory Foster from Cheerleader Camp
  • Sarah from Clown (2019)
  • Hailey from House of Fears
  • Stuart Parker from Bus Party to Hell
  • Sue from Legend of the Sandsquatch
  • Mildred from Tiyanaks
  • D.J. from Scalps
  • Darren Mullet from Tormented
  • Helena from Tormented
  • Derrick from Quadrant 9EV9
  • Judy from Club Dead (2015)
  • Liz from Silo Killer
  • Casey from Kids Go to the Woods... Kids Get Dead
  • Leyla from Central Park
  • Debbie from Moonstalker
  • Becky from Blood Lake
  • Catherine Hutton from Blood Beach
  • The Tormentor from Torment (2017)
  • Roxy from Room 33
  • Gail from Nightmare Beach
  • Brant from The Convent
  • Jean from Blood Frenzy
  • Meg from Hitchhiker Massacre
  • Marti Gaines from Hell Night
  • Jess from 4/20 Massacre
  • Jenny from Teddy
  • Martin from Hellyfish
  • Tamara Riley from Tamara
  • Dr. Jennifer Melfi from The Sopranos
  • Mai-Lee from Cruel Intentions
  • Dawn from Sparrow
  • Tim from Sparrow
  • Madison from Avalanche Sharks
  • Lynne from Dead on Site
  • Reese Neptune from Bus Party to Hell
  • Seimone McBrunight from My Sister Rosa
  • Apinya from My Sister Rosa
  • Tiffany from The Girl in the Cornfield
  • Tobe from Lost After Dark
  • Angela from Camp Daze
  • Rachael from Psycho Killer Attack
  • Janice Palmdalio from The 7
  • Toni from Lake Fear 2: The Swamp
  • Derek from Lake Fear 2: The Swamp
  • Sue Channing from Slugs
  • Bonnie from Lake Nowhere
  • Amber Peel from Killing Eve
  • Martha Kaply from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle & Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Lisa Sommers from Teen Spirit
  • Margaret from The Final Terror
  • Teddi from The Forest
  • Tabitha from Beware the Lake
  • Nancy from The Prey
  • Natalie from Room 13
  • Karen from Night Drive
  • Molly from Black Water Wilderness
  • Bakus from Lost Girl
  • Maddy from Monster Island
  • Audra West from Betrothed
  • Tatiana from Hobby Farm
  • Selene from Promise
  • Nicky from The Eves
  • Yasmin from One Last Look
  • Denise Willis from The Firefly Trilogy
  • Wendy Banjo from The Firefly Trilogy
  • Claire from Train
  • Regan from The Hatred
  • Mr. Floppy from Unhappily Ever After
  • Vicky from What the Waters Left Behind
  • Mandy from Uglydolls
  • Jesse from Jack the Reaper
  • Brian from Jack the Reaper
  • Maya from Jack the Reaper
  • Kit from Lasso
  • Bridget from Trolls
  • Spencer Gilpin from Jumanji
  • Jessica from Trance
  • Ladya from Macabre
  • Cassie from Star Darlings
  • Violet Parr from The Incredibles
  • Talking Tina from Bloody Mallory
  • Dau from P (2005)
  • Jade from The Blackburn Asylum
  • Sara from Bunny the Killer Thing
  • Susan from Devil's Prey
  • Piper from Drive Angry
  • Cole Johnson from The Babysitter
  • Michelle from Devil's Highway
  • Kelly from Race with the Devil
  • Wendy Robinson from Dust Devil
  • Dana from Dismal
  • Tammy from They Feed
  • Harlan Knowles from Sasquatch Mountain
  • Erin Price from Sasquatch Mountain
  • Jeremy Heere from Be More Chill
  • Kim from Sweatshop
  • Estie from The Attendant
  • Sherman from Mr. Peabody and Sherman
  • Willow Rosenberg from Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Simon from Firefly
  • Tina Cohen-Chang from Glee
  • Moonwatcher from Wings of Fire

Characters from Games Edit

  • Yuri from Doki Doki Literature Club! [40]
  • Horuda Puresu from Yandere Simulator [41]
  • Oka Ruto from Yandere Simulator [42]
  • Fuuka Yamagishi from Persona 3 [43]
  • Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4
  • Futaba Sakura from Persona 5
  • Hailey from Dangerous Fellows
  • Alphys from Undertale
  • Shyren from Undertale
  • Napstablook from Undertale
  • Whimsun from Undertale
  • So Sorry from Undertale
  • Noelle Holiday from Deltarune 
  • Ralsei from Deltarune
  • Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII [44]
  • Hunter Springfield from Camp Buddy
  • Kimahri Ronso from Final Fantasy X [45]
  • Nepgear from Hyperdimension Neptune mk2
  • Toko Fukawa from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Mikan Tsumiki from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  • Elize Lutus from Tales of Xillia [46]
  • Hanako Ikezawa from Katawa Shoujo
  • Juniper Woods from Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
  • Vera Misham from Apollo Justice Ace Attorney
  • Drizzelda from Yo-Kai Watch
  • Cosmo from Animal Jam
  • Ninian from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  • Sable from Animal Crossing
  • Candace from Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility and Animal Parade
  • Express Owls from A Hat in Time
  • Lemo from Gacha Life
  • Jae from Gacha Life
  • Pixie from Gacha Life

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