20 Best Anime Characters That Start with a Y [with Images]

20 Best Anime Characters That Start with a Y [with Images]

Anime characters appear in all shapes and sizes. They also appear under a variety of names. Some anime characters have first and last names, some have nicknames, some have… well, they are always known as something. In that aspect, it is important to remember all of these names and that is why we have decided to bring you this list. This list is going to contain a list of anime characters that start with the letter Y. They will be sorted alphabetically by the names they are known best, whether it is their first name, last name, or their nicknames.

Yadōmaru, Lisa (Bleach)


Always provided with an adult book, this girl does not lack resources and will manage to hold out for a few minutes against Ichigo in Hollow mode. Dressed like a schoolgirl, she is an impulsive young girl. She was the vice-captain of the 8th Division, under the command of Kyōraku Shunsui. We notice his striking resemblance to Nanao, whom she knew to read to him. Her Zanpakutō release (shikai) looks like a giant spear.

Yagami, Hikari (Digimon Adventure)


She is Tai’s little sister, and will join the DigiDestined later in the series as she was unable to join the Digital World earlier, as she was ill when going to summer camp. She appreciates her brother very much and always worries about others. Kari received the symbol of Light; she seems to be the only one with psychic powers. She is 8 years old in the first season, and 11 years old in the second season.

Yagami, Taichi (Digimon Adventure)

Taichi Yagami

He is the leader of the DigiDestined, the main protagonist of Digimon Adventure, and reappears in Digimon Adventure 02. He is 10 years old. In any case, he has, like the other DigiDestined of his team, three more years in Digimon Adventure 02. Tai is a medium-height boy with brown hair and a rather firecracker style. An excellent football player, he is courageous and proclaims himself as a responsible leader.

Yajirobe (Dragon Ball)

Yajirobe retirado completamente de la lucha2C en la Torre de Karin

Since he was a child he has always possessed great strength. He was able to stand up to Goku in his first matchup, though he didn’t outmatch him. Yajirobei is very powerful using his Japanese sword as he was able to cut off Vegeta Ōzaru’s tail when he was distracted, but Vegeta hadn’t lowered his Ki since he was in full combat. He is arguably one of the most powerful (non-Saiyan) Earthlings on the planet.

Yamamoto, Genryūsai Shigekuni (Bleach)


Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto was the captain of the 1st Division, in office for almost 1,000 years, as well as the superior of all other division captains. After the destruction of the chamber of 46 by Aizen, he made the main decisions.

His real name is Yamamoto Shigekuni but he has several nicknames: Old Yama by Kyouraku and Jijusai by Ukitake. During the battle of Karakura, he took command of the battalions of Gotei 13. He intervened personally by creating a wall of fire imprisoning the three deserting captains, then by killing the chimera created by the fraccións of Hallibel which seriously injured four vice-captains.

Yamato (Naruto)


As a child, Tenzo was used as a guinea pig by Orochimaru for one of his experiments. In this case, Orochimaru and his 59 other infants, Orochimaru, injected the DNA of the First Hokage in an attempt to replicate his innate ability: the art of wood.

Tenzo was the only survivor of the experiment, but this Orochimaru will find out only years later. According to Tsunade, Yamato has the best service record under the Third Hokage as a member of the ANBU Squad, the Village Police. During the various missions on behalf of the ANBU, he was often under the guidance of Kakashi Hatake, the son of White Fang of the Leaf.

Yamato (One Piece)

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Yamato is the biological daughter of Kaido, although she has renounced all connections with her father. She is a big fan of Oden Kozuki and worships him so much that she wanted to “become Kozuki Oden”. She thus says that she has become a man, and is therefore considered as such, which both her father and the crew of the Hundred Beasts accept. She became a major ally of the Alliance of Ninjas-Pirates-Minks-Samurai during the Wano Country Arc.

Yamcha (Dragon Ball)

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Yamcha is one of the main protagonists of the Dragon Ball manga and anime who appears in Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and Dragon Ball GT as supporting characters. At the beginning of the story, he appeared as a desert bandit who was once Goku’s first enemy, but over time he changed his ways, becoming a friend and member of the Z Fighters. He has an inseparable companion named Puar, the who accompanied him in all his adventures as a thief, as Guerrero Z, and in civilian life and throughout his life.

Yami Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)


This character is the key to the manga. Yami (or Atem) is a mysterious character. At first, nothing is known about him, other than a connection to the Millennium Puzzle. He is a self-confident being who is notably a master in the field of all games, but specifically in the games of darkness where he throws sanctions of fate (the penalty) on the loser. Over the seasons, we learn that it is about an ancient pharaoh who would have erased his memories of himself to protect a secret and who would have saved the world from darkness 5000 years ago. Yami seems to have a powerful connection to the three Egyptian gods, but he also shares a touching friendship with Yugi and his gang.


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Yammy Llargo (Bleach)


Yammy Llargo is the Diez Espada, identified by the “10” tattooed on his left shoulder. In the state of resurrection, however, the “1” disappears from the tattoo making Yammy assume the rank of Zero Espada and therefore of the strongest Espada. The aspect of death that he represents is anger. He has a powerful physique and dark skin.

Yammy is one of the first Espada to be introduced, as he travels with Ulquiorra to the world of the living to find Ichigo and probe his potential on behalf of Aizen. During the ensuing confrontation, Ichigo cuts off Yammy’s arm before the two Swords retreat. Back in Hueco Mundo, a doctor reattaches his amputated arm, and Yammy returns to the world of the living in the company of Luppi, Grimmjow, and Wonderweiss to distract the Shinigami as a diversion so that Ulquiorra can kidnap Orihime.

Yeager, Eren (Attack on Titan)

Eren Yeager

Eren is the protagonist of the manga. He is very impulsive, idealistic, determined and violent. As a child, he saw his mother being devoured before his eyes by a Titan and has dreamed of annihilating them ever since. At first glance, he doesn’t have any particular talent other than being good at hand-to-hand combat and having a steel will.

Yeager, Zeke (Attack on Titan)


Zeke Yeager is one of the leaders of the people living outside the walls, defined by Reiner and Berthold as the War Chief. He looks like a man of about thirty, wearing long hair, a thick blond beard, and round glasses, as well as a scar on his left arm. He possesses the ability to become a Titane, more precisely the Beast Titan, seventeen meters tall, with long arms and thick hair that covers most of his body, making him look like a huge monkey, as well as being among the very few Titans able to speak and to be able to transform other humans into Titans themselves.

Yhwach (Bleach)


Yhwach is the king of the Vandenreich, the Sternritter with the designation A and the strongest Quincy. He is cruel, devious and absolutely authoritarian towards his subordinates. A thousand years ago, he was sealed by Yamamoto, but after 900 years his heart started beating again, after 90 years he regained his intellect and after 9 years his powers. During the invasion of Soul Society, he kills Yamamoto and steals his Bankai. His goal is to conquer the world in 9 days.


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Ymir (Attack on Titan)

Ymir with no regrets

Ymir is a recruit of the 104th Training Corps. She is tall in stature, with dark brown hair and freckles, she repeatedly claims to be numb and selfish but denies herself when she demonstrates that she cares about Historia for disinterested reasons. Not much is known about her past, but she says that she previously wished she had never been born, while the Titan she met by Ilse Langnar refers to her as “Venerable Ymir”.

She possesses the ability to transform into a Titan, a skill she acquired without her remembering after eating Marcel, a childhood friend of Reiner and Berthold: it turns out that her Titan’s name is Jaw Titan. Later in the story, it is revealed that in the past Ymir was an orphan, adopted by a secret sect that worshiped the Eldian ancestor of the same name and passed off as her descendant: after the Marleyan police discovered them, she and the members of the sect came condemned to be transformed into pure Titans for the rest of their lives.

Ymir remained in this state for sixty years, until she became human after having devoured Marcel and acquired his memories and her powers. As a young teenager, Ymir transformed into a Titan and then spent the next 60 years stuck in that form. She changed back to human in the Year 845; consequently, she must be in her late teens by the Year 850.

Yokokawa, Seita (Grave of the Fireflies)

Seita Yokokawa

Seita Yokokawa and his sister Setsuko are the protagonists of the film Grave of the Fireflies. He cares about his family and wants nothing more than their smile. He reminds his mother not to forget her medication and does a lot to ensure that his sister Setsuko doesn’t get sad, which is not always possible in times of war.

He doesn’t tell Setsuko that mother passed away. Before that, he even tells her that the mother is in the Nishinomya hospital. So he wants to encourage them to move out of Kobe. His aunt is caring at first, but increasingly criticizes him and Setsuko. The main reason she cites is that he doesn’t want to work like her daughter and roommate.

Yokokawa, Setsuko (Grave of the Fireflies)


Setsuko Yokokawa and her brother Seita fight together in the war for their survival. She seems to be spoiled or her brother tries to fulfill all her wishes. At heart, she is a happy child who listens to other people. It’s easy to put a smile on her face. She tries to stay brave. So she doesn’t immediately burst into tears when they lost their home in Kobe, but sobs quietly to herself.

Her favorite must-have items include the candy jar and the doll. The latter can already be seen in the US air raid on Kobe. Before her brother leaves the house with her to flee to the bunker, she calls for her doll.

She loves her mother so much that she keeps some of her things and doesn’t give them for anything in the world. In her pouch, she keeps buttons and a ring. When her aunt wants to sell her mother’s kimono, she cries and tugs at her sleeve in vain. She follows her brother everywhere, even if he becomes a criminal. Still, she looks up to him. After all, he is the most important person in her life.

Yonebayashi, Saiko (Tokyo Ghoul)


Saiko Yonebayashi is a CCG Inspector 2nd Class, and the deputy head of the Quinx Squad. Saiko is a young woman with long blue hair that she ties into pigtails. Because of her small size, she appears to be much younger than her squad mates, even though she is the same age as them. Her scarlet eye happens to be her left eye, but managing to control herself, her eyes keep their natural blue color most of the time.

Due to her lack of training and the fact that she generally never leaves her room, preferring to play and eat, she has gained quite a bit of weight lately, which is causing her a real concern in terms of her endurance. However, she seems to have good hearing. Saiko’s purpose in life seems to be to live peacefully, and is in stark contrast to the life she should live as a detective.

A devotee of laziness, she typically spends her days utterly carefree playing video games and eating more than she should, leading her to virtually hide her weight when featured in Tokyo Ghoul:re. She seems quite lunar in her reactions and does not particularly appreciate her life as an inspector which pushes her to show a lot of bad will towards the training sessions she neglects, it will also be necessary for Urie to show a subterfuge so that she leaves her room to join the squad on the Nutcracker case.

Yoshida, Ayumi (Detective Conan)

Ayumi Yoshida Profile

Ayumi Yoshida is the only girl in the Detective Boys group, at least until Ai Haibara arrives. She is in the same class as her other friends, and has an obvious crush on Conan, although she doesn’t know her true identity, and she doesn’t seem to notice at all the special attention that Genta and Mitsuhiko give her. Ayumi is the only one of the group who manages to establish a sincere relationship with the young Ai.

Yui (Sword Art Online)


Yui is not strictly speaking a player, but is actually an Aincrad control program intended for the psychological support of the players. At the launch of Sword Art Online however, the Cardinal Master Control program forbids her to come into contact with them, and she attends helplessly to the desperation of the players trapped in the game, to the point of collapsing herself.

Yuzuriha, Inori (Guilty Crown)

Inori Yuzuriha 1

Singer of the EGOIST group, she is in fact a member of another group. Wounded during an operation to deliver the Void Genome to Gai, she donated it to Ouma. We find out later that she spends the night 2 or 3 times a month with Gai.

Its Void is a sword, which allows its user to create protective barriers against any attack targeting it and platforms by using it as a staircase. We later discover that she is a receptacle created for the purpose of receiving Eve’s soul (Mana Ouma) and resuscitating her during the said Fourth Apocalypse.

She would then bind to the Adam of her choice and spread the Apocalypse virus around the world to create a new human species. But this project fails because Gai and Shū prevent the programming of the Apocalypse Virus. While Shū will be the new president of the quorum, she will support and support him, believing in him despite everything.

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