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

20 Best Anime Characters That Start with a Z [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 Z. They will be sorted alphabetically by the names they are known best, whether it is their first name, last name, or their nicknames.

Zangetsu (Bleach)


Zangetsu is Ichigo’s zanpakutō spirit. When Ichigo enters his inner world while in shikai, Zangetsu has the appearance of a man in his forties, wearing large tinted glasses and a long black coat with ripped edges, however during the Bankai, he is Tensa Zangetsu (a younger version of Zangetsu) who takes the place of the old man with glasses. This iteration does not hesitate to challenge Ichigo so that he increases his strength and becomes a powerful shinigami.

Zenitsu Agatsuma (Demon Slayer)

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Zenitsu is cowardly and thinks that, due to the dangerous work of a demon hunter, he has little time left to live, which is why he often clings to the girls he meets, asking them to marry him. Zenitsu has low self-esteem, which prevents him from justifying the expectations of other people and his own – feeling feelings of difficulty or danger, he runs away, hides, or just cries. This often causes him to lose faith in his abilities and denies Zenitsu that he won the victory on his own, even when it is obvious.

He thinks his calling is to live a modest life, not kill demons. Even being soft-spoken, Zenitsu respects his comrades and especially admires his late teacher Jigoku. A sense of duty to him helps Zenitsu forget about fear and focus at the right time. Over time, Zenitsu will become braver in battles, as seen in the battle against his classmate Kaigaku and in the battle against Muzan.

Zen’in, Mai (Jujutsi Kaisen)


A young exorcist in first grade at Kyoto’s exorcism school. She hates her twin sister Maki after the latter left her and their clan to study and become an exorcist. As a younger sister, her inherited cursed energy is far greater when compared to Maki’s, despite her lack of physical strength and stamina. A shooter, she uses a gun imbued with her cursed energy to exorcise curses.

Zen’in, Maki (Jujutsu Kaisen)


A young exorcist in the first class at the Tokyo Curse School. Along with Toge and Panda, she recruits Megumi and Nobara (and later Yuji) to participate in the tournament against the Kyoto Twin School. She comes from a prestigious exorcist clan and is heir to it as the eldest child, but due to her low occult strength, she and her twin sister Mai have been demoted to the rank of clan servant.

Zen’in, Naobito (Jujutsu Kaisen)

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A first-level Jujutsu Sorcerer and twenty-sixth head of the Zenin family, he is the uncle of Maki and Mai. He is always seen drinking, even in serious situations like in Shibuya. However, when it comes to fighting, he is enthusiastic, especially in the face of a powerful opponent. He is confident enough in his abilities, enough to fight a special rank Curse, Dagon, even though trapped in the expansion of his domain. His technique allows him to track a series of movements that his body must perform over the course of 24 animation frames per second. Thanks to this technique he can move surprisingly fast, giving the impression that he is teleporting. He succumbs from injuries received by Jogo during the Shibuya incident.


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Zeno (Dragon Ball Super)

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King Zeno is the supreme god who dominates all the universes and supervises the Kaio, the Kaio gods, the gods of destruction, and the angels. He is the one who has the right of life or death over the twelve universes that make up the whole world, which does not fail to frustrate Frieza in the process.

He is feared by all, by his extraordinary and omnipotent power. Despite everything, he has a very childish and very happy character. He is a fairly impartial character who can sport a cold, expressionless gaze at times when something displeases him, which does not fail to immediately cool his interlocutors.

Zeref (Fairy Tail)

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Franchise: Fairy Tail

An ancient dark sorcerer of great power. His name instills so much fear that the Council did not hesitate to try to destroy the tower just to prevent his resurrection. According to Ultear, he never actually died, he’s just sleeping (possibly due to a seal). He created several extremely dangerous dark objects, including a flute whose ability is to kill anyone who listens to its music.

It was never tested if it worked itself or if it also killed whoever touched it, since it was never used at any time and ended up sealed. He also created Deliora, the Demon of Disaster. The Lullaby and Deliora are spoken of as the demons of the Book of Zeref, so it is believed that one of his specialties may have been to create creatures or trap them and seal them in a book; in the middle of the series, it is revealed that he was never sealed.

Zetsu (Naruto)

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Zetsu is a being who was created from the victims of Mugen Tsukuyumi. The black part, which Madara believed to be the physical representation of her will, is actually an entity related to Kaguya that she created just before being sealed by her two sons Hagoromo and Hamura.

He calls her “mother”, and from then on worked for her return, in particular making Indra, the eldest son of the Sage of the six paths, yield to temptation to start a secular conflict, and modifying the text written by the Sage on the stele. of the Uchiha, to make it appear that the “Infinite Lunar Arcana” was the key to their salvation, leading Madara to awaken the Rinnegan and put his plan in place.


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To this black Zetsu, Madara attached a white Zetsu, which he thought was synthesized from the Underworld Demon Statue and the cells of the first Hokage Hashirama Senju, but actually from a human who had been captive of Shinju and under. the influence of the “Infinite Lunar Arcana” for long enough. Kabuto alludes to cooperation between Madara and Orochimaru over his “creation”.

Zoë, Hange (Attack on Titan)

Hange goes over suspicions about Bertholdt and Reiner

Hange appeared as a member of the group assigned to watch over Eren Yaeger before the military trial. She is also present with the rest of the Survey Corps during the interrogation where Levi brutally beats Eren in front of everyone. After the young man is accepted into the legion, Hange was in charge of investigating Eren’s ability to become a titan.

By acquiring the technology hidden by the military police, the Survey Corps developed a weapon called “lightning lance”, which is effective against the Armored Titan. On the mission to retrieve Wall Maria, she received injuries from the Colossal Titan’s explosion, but helped defeat the battleship, and became commander after Erwin’s demise on the mission.

Also, she lost her left eye in the battle and has been wearing an eyepatch ever since. Four years later, she heads to Marley with the Survey Corps to arrest Eren after attacking the country. Later, when Eren decides to put his plan into action, Hange understood that it was necessary to protect Paradis Island, although she felt anguish over the desire to prevent the genocide of humans outside the walls.

Zoldyck, Illumi (Hunter×Hunter)

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As an assassin for the Zoldyck family, Illumi has been trained in assassination since birth. Hisoka says that Illumi has 95 points, in terms of strength, being stronger than members of the Zodiac.

Thanks to his training, he possesses rare abilities such as strong resistance to poison, high tolerance to electricity, high agility and physical strength, and advanced armed and unarmed combat techniques. He wiped out an entire group of professional hunters before they had time to react. He is also a very good actor, being able to imitate many people.

Zoldyck, Kalluto (Hunter×Hunter)

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Kalluto Zoldyck is the youngest child of Silva and Kikyo Zoldyck. He has become the youngest member of the Phantom Squad. Kalluto has a quiet and obedient personality that is often seen when he talks. He was conceived to have a very good relationship with his mother. During the first part of the series, Kalluto speaks no more than six words.


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Later he seems to be more talkative. He is also very calm and with good control over his emotions. Despite this, in a fight against a Chimera ant, Kalluta is shown to have a brutal side and a bad habit of pulling in a fight to make his victims his toys, despite his calm demeanor.

Zoldyck, Killua (Hunter×Hunter)


Killua Zoldyck is the third son of the notorious Zoldyck family of assassins. He was raised to be a professional murderer and to continue with the family inheritance since he is the one with the greatest potential among the five brothers.

However, he does not want to follow the path decided by his father, and because of this, he runs away from home and arrives at the Hunter Exam, just to hang out. Despite his good performance during the test, he failed as he killed his opponent in the final round. During the events of Greed Island, Killua manages to obtain his hunting license a year after Gon.

Zoldyck, Silva (Hunter×Hunter)

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A world-renowned assassin and head of the infamous Zoldyck family, Silva is an extremely skilled Nen user and unarmed combatant, having been trained in the art of assassination from a young age. Like many members of the Zoldyck family, Silva is extremely resistant to poison and possesses great strength, speed, and superhuman control of his body.


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He also defeated and killed an unknown member of the Phantom Troupe three years before the start of the main story, and fought against Chrollo to an unknown outcome (both survived, though, and in the anime, Silva returns with no visible injury).

Zoldyck, Zeno (Hunter×Hunter)

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Being a renowned member of the fearsome Zoldyck Family, he must have learned the art of assassination techniques (which Killua mastered) from an early age. But he arrived at a higher stage in his family, he is one of the most competent, especially in his old age, he has an excellent experience in combat and in mastering the force of the spirit.

The proof, he may have mastered the Nen of Transformation, but that does not prevent him from being very skilled in Emission, which is very rare for a Nen user. The fact that he is qualified as an Assassin shows that he is not just anyone, if he were to carry out a mission, he would undoubtedly succeed. His prowess is most remarkable.

He acts in the shadows and is often called upon to perform complex assaults (Netero asked him for help during the ambush for the palace of the King of the Chimera Ants). His wisdom and his benevolence also play a role, he keeps his cool in circumstances that are difficult to manage. This shows that he is not afraid of anything. He says he can crush Chrollo without difficulty when the latter asks him the question unless he would have fought seriously.

But a very important new feature is to be noted in his skills, he handles and masters the art of Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan, it is a Chinese martial art that operates in several different combinations. He uses snake style when he claws his opponents quickly with clenched hands, tiger style when he emits his Aura Blast, and of course, dragon style when he uses his Dragon Dive. This once again shows the difference he occupies within his family.

Zogratis, Dante (Black Clover)

Heavy Infighting Gladiator

Dante uses this magical attribute to manipulate his body, allowing him to repair and alter his physique at will. Due to his enhancement by the demon’s power, Dante’s recovery is much faster and more powerful, allowing him to survive decapitation and regenerate his entire torso in seconds. That improvement also prevents him from aging. He can distort his body and create additional limbs.

Zogratis, Vanica (Black Clover)


Vanica uses her Blood Magic magical attribute to generate and manipulate blood. Vanica uses her Curse-Warding Magic attribute to create powerful curses. She cursed her Dark Disciples to continually resurrect. As the host of a demon, Vanica possesses an immense amount of magical power. She easily blocks Noelle’s Roar of the Sea Dragon, an extremely powerful spell that could pierce multiple walls and even hurt Salamander, and doesn’t consider it a proper attack.

Zogratis, Zenon (Black Clover)


As a member of the Dark Triad, Zenon is one of the rulers of the Spade Kingdom and, therefore, has absolute control of the country. In terms of combat, Zenon is one of the most powerful magicians of the Spade Kingdom, being considered a demon even by the inhabitants of his country. His power and strength is such that even Luck Voltia, a very proficient magic knight renowned for facing strong opponents admitted that he seriously would not like the idea of ​​facing him.

Zommari Rureaux (Bleach)

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Zommari Rureaux is the Septima Espada. He is a former Adjuchas. He does not own any Fracciónes and represents drunkenness. The only remnant of his mask is a crest at the top of his head. He is dark-skinned, very tall, and muscular.

Zommari Rureaux has a very calm temperament and seems to enjoy solitude and meditation. However, he will lose his composure when his defeat is evident and will show before his death his fanatical devotion to Aizen, whom he considers his emperor.

He will also question Byakuya Kuchiki about the shinigami’s right to kill hollows, which he considers misplaced pride. His pride, calm, and speed are reminiscent of Byakuya.

Zora (Black Clover)


Zora Ideale is a member of the Black Bull. He wears a leather mask that covers the underside of his face, but leaves his mouth uncovered, similar to a ninja. Zora is cynical and grumpy, and is highly disrespectful of others, whether they are nobles or his own teammates.

Aside from contempt for anyone, his main characteristics are his unpredictability and love for jokes. He uses ash-based magic and is an expert in creating magical traps. He primarily uses traps that reflect the magic of others and can set large-scale traps, which require time, energy, and magic in proportion to size.

His father Zara was part of the Purple Orca, and was the first plebeian to join the Magic Knights. After his father died on a mission, Zora discovered that he had been killed by his own companions, as they did not tolerate the idea of ​​a commoner associating with the nobles.

Zoro (One Piece)

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Zoro is a serious and cold-looking character. He has a sometimes thoughtful but excessive temperament (see Arc of Alabasta). The creator of the series, Eiichiro Oda compares him to a shark or a demon. Yet his reactions are often comical or exaggerated. During sea crossings, we see him either training or taking a nap or sleeping, which in the latter case often means he is awakened quite brutally.

Like Nami, he has great resistance to alcohol and we never see him drunk. He has no sense of direction and has an adversarial and competitive relationship with Sanji, the ship’s cook, with whom he constantly argues, including and especially in the midst of battle. However, as fighters, they regularly demonstrate mutual respect. His relationship with Nami is also not very good as he does not appreciate her greed and she has moreover managed to trap him in Wiskey Peak.