What's the difference between dandere and kuudere?

Hey, would anyone be able to explain the difference to me, since they both seem to be cool and silent.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Dandere comes from the word danmari (sometimes spelled dammari) which as jisho.org defines, is "silence; without giving notice; taciturnity; refusing explanation; pantomime". Kuudere is just really putting "cool" together with "dere", where the person is kind of impartial or a little hard to deal with, but itsn't exactly rude or harsh like a tsundere.

    So, basically, Dandere is more on the quiet side, and Kuudere is more on the cool side, but they do definitely have the qualities of both in them.

    Source(s): http://www.jisho.org http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=9188 My personal Japanese language experience (studied at KCP International Language Institute)
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  • 1 decade ago

    While they both seem to be rather similar, there is one key difference.

    Being a dandere implies a degree of (physical) silence that you might not have with a kuudere.

    Saber from Fate/Stay Night would be a kuudere because while she doesn't show much emotion, she does engage in conversations.

    Yuki from The Melancholoy of Haruhi Suzumiya, on the other hand, is a dandere, simply because she is almost constantly silent- and only speaks promptly when called upon.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The answer is that one is cynical and the other is just not talkative.


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