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The 20 Greatest Dandere Anime Characters of All Time

Updated 14 Jan 2019 7.7k votes 2.3k voters 35.8k views20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite dandere anime characters.

If you're an anime fan, you've probably heard of the two most commonly discussed archetypes that occur in anime - yanderes and tsunderes. What you might not have known is that there are other, similarly named character types out there - like the dandere. A dandere is a person who is shy, anxious, or reserved on the outside, but can warm up when they get close to people. The suffix -dere means 'lovey dovey' while 'dan' means silent, or doesn't talk. Dandere anime characters may get close to others, but they're too nervous. Think Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto.

The majority of these characters are dandere anime girls, but this particular trope can also include male characters - Ren Mihashi from Big Windup! is a good example of a male dandere.

This list is a roundup of some of the best dandere characters from a variety of anime genres. If you see a favorite on the list, vote them up.

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