50 Best Anime Characters That Start with an A [with Images]

Anime Characters That Start with an A: All 50 Names

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 A. They will be sorted alphabetically by the names they are known best, whether it is their first name, last name, or their nicknames.

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Abarai, Renji (Bleach)

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Renji Abarai is a friend of Rukia with whom he grew up in Rukongai, where he was born. They became estranged from each other due to the adoption of Rukia by the noble Kuchiki family. Shortly before Rukia left for the human world (and thus the start of Bleach), he was promoted to lieutenant of the Gotei 13’s 6th Division.

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Accutrone, Robert (Bleach)

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Robert Accutrone is the Sternritter with the designation “N”. He is a middle-aged man with a thick mustache and thin glasses. During the first invasion of the Soul Society, Robert confronts Shunsui Kyōraku and, using his Quincy: Vollständig Grimaniel, wounds him in the eye with his gun. During the second invasion of the Seireitei, Robert confronts Ichigo along with other Sternritters but is easily defeated by Byakuya.

Ackerman, Kenny (Attack on Titan)

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He is Levi Ackerman’s uncle and the one who took care of him during his childhood after his mother died. He was a member of the Central Division of the Military Police and also the captain of the Anti-Human Suppression Squad. In the past he was an infamous assassin who killed over a hundred members of the Military Police, becoming known as Kenny the Ripper.

Ackerman, Levi (Attack on Titan)

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Corporal Levi is the Tactical Squad Leader of the Survey Corps, and is widely known as the Wall Army’s strongest soldier. He also participates in the Battle of Revelio and helps the Battalion defeat the Beast Titan, the latter getting beaten quite easily even.

Ackerman, Mikasa (Attack on Titan)

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Mikasa is the last survivor of an oriental clan. As a child, she was rescued and then adopted by Eren and his family. She has since vowed to protect him no matter what. Ranked first in her class and then a member of the Exploration Battalion, she is considered a genius and always keeps her cool, except when Eren is in danger.

Afro Samurai (ΛFΓO SΛMUΓΛI)

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Afro or better known as Afro Samurai is the main protagonist of the Afro Samurai (ΛFΓO SΛMUΓΛI ) series. Afro is an incredibly talented swordsman whose father was beheaded in front of his eyes when he was but a child. This traumatic experience left an innocent little boy bowled over for revenge and Afro turned into a cold-blooded murderer ready to kill anyone to get number one. As number two, Afro killed many in defense and revenge to avenge his murdered father.

Agasa, Hiroshi (Detective Conan)

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Professor Agasa is a great friend of the Kudō family. He is even their neighbor in Beika. The teacher is an inventor. he is the first to know of Shinichi’s secret. he is also the one who takes in Ai Haibara after she tries to kill herself by ingesting ATPX. The professor acts as a surrogate grandfather or uncle for Shinichi but also for the junior Detectives, making gadgets for them, starting with their detective badges. When he is present, he lends his voice to Conan when the latter cannot anesthetize other people than him.

Agrippa, Gordon (Black Clover)

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Gordon is a very quiet and reserved person, he almost never speaks and is constantly mumbling. He does not like to be exposed to the sun. Gordon was born into the Agrippa Family, a commoner family infamous for their Curse Magic. He grows up alone and unable to make friends due to his magic and appearance. After receiving his grimoire, Gordon abandons his family and joins the company of the Black Bull. Over the years, he comes to consider them friends.

Agrippa, Nathan (Black Clover)

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Nathan’s constant mumbling and appearance intimidates others and causes them to misinterpret his intentions. Nathan wishes to turn his family’s long history of curses and spells into something positive, so he uses the experiences and information to create treatments and cures. At 18, Nathan meets Jonna. They later marry and have two children, Gordon and Roxanne.

Aikawa, Love (Bleach)

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Quite eccentric, he dresses in a tracksuit and has an Afro cut. He seems to be a good friend of Rose, whom he hangs out with most of the time. He was the captain of the 7th Division. He is not seen much in the “Turn Back the Pendulum” arc, but he will participate in the rescue mission of the 9th Division as well, and will buy time to allow Hachi to perform his bakudo on Kensei, before also transforming into a Hollow.

Aino, Minako / Sailor Venus (Sailor Moon)

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Minako Aino, aka Sailor Venus or Sailor V, is one of the characters in the anime and manga series Sailor Moon as well as its prequel, Codename: Sailor V. She is a high school student who has the power to transform into a Sailor Senshi called “Sailor Venus”, one of the Sailor Senshi of the Solar System, who have protected the protagonist Sailor Moon since the time of the Moon Kingdom.

Aisaka, Taiga (Toradora!)

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Taiga is also one of the main characters, a real miniature tornado who never lets himself be stepped on, hence his nickname “Pocket Tiger”. A real fury that is nonetheless cute, especially in the presence of Minori. Taiga can be called as “Tsundere”, but she is not one, it is only a state of mind that passes to her during her teenage crisis, we can see it by seeing that she is sensitive and that the only thing she can do to defend herself is violence.

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Aizawa, Shōta / Eraserhead (My Hero Academia)

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Eraserhead displayed incredible ingenuity and martial arts that made him one of U.A.’s most formidable professional teachers and heroes. The usual combat tactic used by Eraserhead is to grab an opponent’s Quirk and then use his weapon of conquest in conjunction with his great agility to easily defeat or hold back opponents.

Aizen, Sousuke (Bleach)

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The former 5th Division captain, Sōsuke Aizen is a man of calm and serene appearance, despite his level of power. He would later prove to be a traitor to Soul Society (along with Tōsen and Ichimaru). He is the instigator of the plot to bring down Soul Society. In order to recover the Hōgyoku (Pearl of Destruction), created and hidden in Rukia Kuchiki’s body by Kisuke Urahara, he organizes the execution of Rukia, which creates unrest in the Seireitei; he then pretends to be dead with the help of his zanpakutō which possesses hypnotic powers, in order to be able to act discreetly.

Akainu (One Piece)

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Akainu, whose real name is Sakazuki, is initially one of the three Navy admirals and later Grand Admiral in place of Sengoku. Cold, impassive, authoritarian, and ruthless, he harbors a visceral hatred of pirates and other criminals and is the one who most embodies the principles of absolute justice.

Akashiya, Moka (Rosario+Vampire)

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She is a vampire but her powers and her other personality are only revealed when Tsukune takes away his rosary. The two remained very good friends even when Moka found out he was a human. Indeed, Moka hates humans because she was forced to go to human schools (until college) where she was sidelined.

Akaza (Demon Slayer)

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As the holder of the title of Upper Moon 3, Akaza possessed tremendous power, thanks to which he was able to defeat Kyojuro Rengoku, the Flame Hashira, as well as several former Hashira, according to what he stated. Later, he was able to fight on equal terms with Tanjiro and Giyu, even when both of them used their Demon Slayer Marks, and Tanjiro used the Dance of the Fire God.

Akemi, Homura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

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Homura is a Puella Magi who appears in Madoka’s dream and is subsequently transferred to her college. She is a very beautiful and reserved girl, who has extraordinary intellectual and physical capacities, which makes her popular despite her strange and distant personality.

Akiyama, Ryō (Digimon Tamers)

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Ryō Akiyama is the main character of a good number of Digimon video games. He also makes a brief appearance in the second season Digimon Adventure 02. His Digimon partner is Cyberdramon. It originally comes from several video games released on the Wonderswan console and makes a more prominent appearance in Digimon Tamers. The latest Digimon game on Wonderswan featuring Ryō, Brave Tamer, serves as a continuity between the Adventure andTamers series.

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Albarn, Maka (Soul Eater)

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She is, with her partner Soul, one of the central characters. She is a very intelligent and serious girl who spends her time reading books. Her character is almost the total opposite of her partner’s, calm and thoughtful, she doesn’t go into battle without a plan of action in mind. Something hard to develop when you team up with Soul who is the type to go straight ahead without looking too much at the obstacles in front of him. Like the other two meisters, Maka is not a student like the others since she is the daughter of Shinigami’s current Death Scythe.

Albedo (Overlord)

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Albedo is a succubus, the Regent of the Guardians of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. She is in charge of general management and oversees the activities of the seven Level Guardians. Her personality was created by Tabula, a former member of the guild, and was slightly modified by Ainz thus making her deeply in love with the latter. She is genuinely obsessed with her master and wishes to give him offspring, but her attraction to her lord puts her in a rivalry with Shalltear.

Alberona, Cana (Fairy Tail)

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Cana Alberona started drinking alcohol at the age of 13, whereas in her country you can drink from the age of 15. One-third of the alcohol consumed in the Guild Tavern a year is consumed by Cana. She uses magic cards, sometimes she uses them as projectiles and sometimes she combines them skillfully to achieve all kinds of effects during fights. She has been selected five times for an S-rank mage, and has failed the exam four times.

Alicia Rue (Sword Art Online)

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Alicia Rue is one of the cat girls from Sword Art Online. She is the chief of the Cait Sith clan. Kirito saves her from an attack by the Salamanders during the negotiations between the Sylphs and the Cait Siths by facing and defeating their champion, Eugene, and funds their faction with all the money he raised in the game.

All For One (My Hero Academia)

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All For One is Japan’s most powerful supervillain. Thanks to his Life Force Quirk, All For One is virtually immortal and has been active since the inception of Quirks. He has collected lots of Quirks with a huge range of applications and can combine them at will. This, along with his ability to steal all of his opponent’s quirks, makes defeating All For One nearly impossible.

All Might (My Hero Academia)

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He managed to defeat All For One, a dangerous supervillain who ruled all over Japan long ago and who is twice revered as Japan’s most powerful villain; he was the only One For All user who could win against him. Despite the victory, All Might suffered a terrible injury from All For One which limited his maximum performance for the future.

Alucard (Hellsing)

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Alucard is one of the first vampires to exist, if not the first. Usually dressed in a rather dilapidated costume, probably dating from the 19th century and his famous bright red coat and hat, Alucard has long black hair and sports a pair of yellow-tinted glasses.

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Amane, Misa (Death Note)

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Misa is a girl living in Kanto whose parents were killed by a burglar, himself killed by Kira. The day Misa was to die, she was stopped in an alley by a stranger telling her he loves her and that he wants to kill her before committing suicide, rather than to live without her.

Android 17 (Dragon Ball Z)

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Due to the biomechanical and cybernetic enhancements Dr. Gero gave him, including an unlimited supply of energy and allowing him to have infinite stamina, they made him strong enough to be even with Piccolo fused with Kami. According to the words of Trunks of the Alternate Future, his power far exceeds his counterpart from the future.

Android 18 (Dragon Ball Z)

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Being an android, she possesses immense strength while her boundless energy allows her to continue fighting without exhausting herself, being able to easily overpower even an ordinary Super Saiyan. This is first shown when she fights Vegeta and is able to break his arm with a single kick and come out mostly unscathed.

Anos Voldigoad (The Misfit of Demon King Academy)

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Anos Voldigoad was the first and strongest Demon Lord; in the Mythic Age was also known as the Demon King of Tyranny. Possessing colossal strength, he was able to reincarnate after his death after 2,000 years. He is the main protagonist of the light novel, anime, and manga adaptations of Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha.

Antenor, Luppi (Bleach)

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Luppi’s powers were not shown to their fullest due to his short appearance in the series, but being the sixth Espada chosen by Aizen himself, Luppi possesses great strength superior to other Espada; he was never seen using his Zanpakutō in sealed form due to preferring to fight hand-to-hand like Yammy, his physical strength is very good enough to send Yumichika flying with a single blow.

Antispiral (Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan)

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Antispiral is at the same time the leader and the physical manifestation of the Anti-Spiral Consciousness, having sealed themselves off to free their race from Spiral power. Their advanced technology gives them god-like powers that appear as red energy when used.

With these abilities, they are able to manipulate the laws of physics and quantum mechanics (to the point of altering probability), which they regularly use both offensively and to intimidate. Antispiral is the arch-enemy of Lordgenome, who is responsible for Lordgenome’s madness after explaining to him the nature of the Spiral Nemesis). He is the main antagonist of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann series.

Aokiji / Kuzan (One Piece)

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Kuzan, better known by his old nickname Aokiji, is a former Navy Admiral and the first to be revealed. He was appointed by Sengoku for the post of Fleet Admiral. However, after losing the post to Sakazuki, he resigned from the Marines.

Archer, Frank (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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Frank Archer is a member of the military, who first appears in the anime during the funeral of Maes Hughes. He assumes his position shortly after, being then Armstrong and Sheska’s, superior, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a fan of wars, and wants one to start so he can make merit in it. He discovers the Ouroboros symbol on Wrath’s foot, and decides to apprehend him. Following his escape at the hands of Envy, he strikes up a relationship with Kimbley, with whom he agrees to his re-entry into the military (and protection for Shou Tucker) in exchange for Greed’s weakness: his skull.

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Arima, Kishō (Tokyo Ghoul)

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The protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul: JACK, Arima is the ultimate CCG investigator, the living legend, he is the most powerful of all CCG inspectors. He is recognizable by his glasses, his white hair (blue when he was a teenager) and his not very expressive temperament. Rarely showing his emotions, he remains polite and quite smiling with his colleagues. In the face of ghouls, Arima has no compassion and eliminates them without further ado. He marked the entire history of the CCG with his unparalleled power.

Arisawa, Tatsuki (Bleach)

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Tatsuki Arisawa is a longtime friend of Ichigo: they have known each other since they took karate lessons together. Fairly wise but tomboyish, she continues to practice martial arts with dreams of becoming a Vale Tudo champion, and is already Japan’s second strongest in her age group at karate. She uses her great strength to beat anyone.

Arlert, Armin (Attack on Titan)

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Armin is Eren’s childhood friend who joins him in the Scouts to make a meaningful difference in the world and to fulfill his dream of seeing the outside world. When Armin was young, his parents tried to venture over the wall in a hot air balloon, but were discovered by the First Interior Squad and killed, which resulted in Armin being raised by his grandfather.

Arlong (One Piece)

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Arlong is a fish-man, massive humanoid that is taller and stronger than any normal human. Arlong, however, is a very big one, even among fish-men. His power was said to be greater than Don Krieg, the strongest pirate in the East Blue.

Armstrong, Alex Louis (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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This endearing state alchemist, “the alchemist with the mighty arm,” is as naive and generous as his muscles are imposing. He brags about his family’s heritage all the time (the art of fighting, drawing, running, etc.) and is sometimes rather overwhelming. He often strikes a pose long enough to show off his muscles, constantly looks ecstatic, and is almost always off the mark, (almost) always has little stars next to his face.

Armstrong, Olivier Mira (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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The sister of Commander Armstrong, she holds Briggs Fortress with an iron fist. She first considers her brother to be a coward (he fled the Ishbal war) then gradually begins to put up with him to finally manage to tolerate him more or less.

Arruruerie, Aaroniero (Bleach)

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Aaroniero is unique among the Arrancar in possessing two Zanpakutō, his own and one belonging to Kaien Shiba. This is due to what is undoubtedly the most important ability of his, and which has allowed him to remain an Espada for so long: being able to completely absorb the other Hollows. While it is true that common Hollows eat other Hollows to increase their power, Aaroniero is capable of acquiring the appearance, memory, and techniques of each of his victims.

Asakura, Yoh (Shaman King)

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The hero of the manga, Yoh is a very gifted shaman who belongs to the prestigious family of Asakura shamans. He is a 14-year-old boy who stands out for his lazy and excessively relaxed character: he prefers a good nap to a training session and does not seem to worry about much. For this reason, his opponents consider him “soft” and incapable. He has been engaged since childhood to Anna Kyoyama, who is also his coach. His guardian ghost is a samurai who lived 600 years ago, Amidamaru.

Ashido, Mina (My Hero Academia)

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She is a girl who is characterized by having pink skin and hair, horns, and black eyeballs with yellow irises. She is very cheerful and festive. She can secrete corrosive acid from her body. Apart from being very cheerful, she is also obsessed with dancing.

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Asōgi, Rin (RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne)

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The character of the series. Rin is a competent detective as well as an outstanding fighter. She will demonstrate her abilities in both areas throughout the series.

Asta (Black Clover)

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Asta is a cheerful and hyperactive young man. Asta is endowed with many powers unparalleled perseverance and determination. Since he was little, he has never given up and is determined to accomplish his goals. It can be noted that his perseverance allowed him to be noticed by Captain Yami and these comrades of the Black Bull. He is also used to being criticized and being the butt of teasing, and he knows how to show composure.

Astro Boy (Astro Boy)

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A super-robot that was built in the likeness of Tobie, the deceased son of Doctor Tenma. Rejected by the latter, he was sold to a circus and found by Professor Ochanomizu, who took him under his wing and trained him as a superhero defender of the Earth, humanity, and harmony between men and robots.

Asui, Tsuyu (My Hero Academia)

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A girl from class 1-A. The heroine name she chose is Froppy. Tsuyu is a straightforward and fairly relaxed girl who always tells others what is on her mind and what she thinks. Her Quirk Frog gives her a frog-like appearance and abilities such as great swimming skills, stretching her tongue up to 20 meters, climbing vertical walls, jumping to superhuman heights and others.

Asuna (Sword Art Online)

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Girl of good family from Kyoto, Asuna becomes through the game the companion (then the virtual wife) of Kirito, as well as the number two and a very important member of the Brotherhood of the Knights, a guild made up in its beginnings of around thirty players, before swelling its ranks and becoming the strongest recognized guild in Aincrad.

Ayame, Sarutobi (Gintama)

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Ayame Sarutobiou Sacchan, as she likes to be called, is a masochistic kunoichi and a fan of bondage. She is totally in love with Gintoki and will do just about anything to spend some time with him. She suffers from major vision problems, which inevitably cause many misunderstandings as soon as she loses her glasses.

Ayasegawa, Yumichika (Bleach)

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At first glance, Yumichika Ayasegawa really doesn’t belong in the Eleventh Division. As Ikkaku already occupies the 3rd rank and he finds the number 4 ugly (as it is synonymous with bad luck in Japan), he preferred to be in the 5th place, so that would mean that he is more powerful than his rank and that he is certainly as powerful as Ikkaku, even if he willingly lets him fight. He worships beauty above all.

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.