Their voices are as soft as a whisper, they blush at just a glance, but deep down, they have a lot of love to give – they are dandere.
Unlike tsundere or yandere, danderes are in no way murderous. Many often agree that their timid, but sweet nature makes them the best waifus of all anime women.
Always caring and occasionally with some unique hidden talents kept secret due to their sheer humbleness, danderes are the sweetest of the –dere breeds.

16. Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad

Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad

Who is our favorite dandere girl in anime? It’s Nagisa! Clannad actually has a few dandere types within, but while Kotomi and Ryou are great girls, there is no one quite like Nagisa. 

No matter what lot she has in life, whether it is eating lunch alone or trying to jumpstart the drama club, she does her best to get through it. Sometimes she needs a little push to get things done, but with the right support system, she can conquer the world with cuteness.

15. Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi Ni Todoke

Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi Ni Todoke

Sawako from Kimi No Todoke is a lot like Sunako from a little lower on our list. If you removed Sunako’s oddness, you’d have Sawako. 

She is a girl that is shy and sweet, but her classmates mistake it for malicious behavior. This has prevented her from making friends at school, but she still tries her very best.

14. Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto

Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto

Hinata was likely the dandere that introduced your to danderes. She is so timid that it often gets in the way of her combat potential, thus despite being born into a prestigious combat family, she squanders her potential. 

However, despite this, she quietly watches her crush, Naruto, from a distance. And you know what? She gets him. That’s right Sakura fans, suck it! Who says that danderes never win?

13. Umi Sonoda from Love Live! School Idol Project

Umi Sonoda from Love Live! School Idol Project

Although she has some leadership qualities about her, Umi prefers to walk in the shadows of her two best friends. Like Mio from K-On!, she has serious performance anxiety. 

On top of that, she hates revealing outfits and will often cower away at the very mention of wearing such attire. 

Surprisingly though, even with her timid dandere personality, when she is awakened prematurely, she becomes quite violent and angry.