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Related tropes/genresYandere, 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A dandere is a character archetype describing a fictional character who is shy and withdrawn, unable to speak much to most people due to social anxiety, but who opens up and is affectionate when around the right person.[1] The term dandere comes from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.[2][3] The dandere archetype is particularly popular in anime and manga fandoms.