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|Related tropes/genres||Yandere, Tsundere, Kuudere|
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A dandere is a character archetype describing a fictional character who is shy and withdrawn, unable to speak much to most people due to social anxiety, but who opens up and is affectionate when around the right person. The term dandere comes from danmari, which means to silence or keeping one's mouth shut (coming itself from the less-extreme term danmaru, meaning 'to stay quiet'), and deredere, meaning "lovey-dovey" and used to describe sweet and loving characters. The dandere archetype is particularly popular in anime and manga fandoms.
- Hyuuga Hinata from Naruto
- Koji Koda from Boku no Hero Academia
- Azumane Asahi from Haikyuu!!
- Yuuri Katsuki from Yuri on Ice
- Hanako Ikezawa from Katawa Shoujo