25 Best Anime Characters That Start with an I [with Images]

25 Best Anime Characters That Start with an I [with Images]

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

Ichijoji, Ken (Digimon Adventure 02)

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At first he was possessed by the Dark Seed, which had driven him insane and become the Digimon Emperor. In these guises he had tried to conquer the Digital World, mistaking the Digital World for a video game. Later he understands his mistakes and joins the group, becoming the sixth DigiDestined.

Ichimaru, Gin (Bleach)


Ichimaru Gin was captain of the 3rd division and the former lieutenant of the 5th division, under the command of Aizen Sosuke. Upon his arrival at the Seireitei (after completing the academy in a year, which is stupendous), he killed the third seat of the 5th Division in secret and took his place. He first appears after Byakuya Kuchiki confirms Renji and Rukia that the latter has been executed.

Gin, accompanied by Kenpachi Zaraki, asks Byakuya how he manages to remain so calm as his sister’s death approaches. As a fight between Byakuya and Zaraki was about to begin, Gin comically ends it by wrapping Zaraki in his haori and then pulling him like a sled, his sealed Zanpakutō is a wakizashi. Its power lies in the fact that it can stretch a length of one hundred blades in shikai, and 13 km in Bankai.


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Iguro, Obanai (Demon Slayer)

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As one of the Hashira, he is one of the most powerful swordsmen in the entire organization. Obanai ponders every step he takes and tries not to panic in any situation. He starts an attack when he recognizes what his opponent is capable of. Such a lead often allows him to win.

Iguro is able to bend his sword at all possible angles, although his sword is exactly the same as that of other people. His sword can slide into small slits like a snake. Obanai, who was always partially blind in his right eye, developed a fighting technique using his Kaburamaru snake. Kaburamaru is able to read enemy attacks and transmit this information to Obanai.

Iida, Tenya (My Hero Academia)

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Tenya Ida, also known as Turbo Hero: Ingenium, is the Class 1-A representative at U.A. High School, where he is pursuing his dream of being a Pro Hero. Tenya has consistently shown that he is a formidable opponent. His abilities won him 4th place in the Quirk Apprehension Test, 6th place in the U.A. Entrance Exam, and 4th place in the U.A. Sports Festival, though he would have qualified for 3rd place if he had stayed for the closing ceremony. 

Ikari, Gendō (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

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Gendō Ikari is one of the main characters in the Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. He also appears in the many manga and video game adaptations that the series has seen since its inception in 1995. Gendō is the commander of the confidential organization NERV in charge of fighting monsters called “Angels” thanks to Evangelions, weapons having the appearance of giant robots.

Ikari, Shinji (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

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He is cast as one of the Third Children and pilots EVA-01. Son of Gendō and Yui Ikari, Shinji is a teenager withdrawn and unable to communicate with others. According to Hideaki Anno, Shinji is a boy who avoids contact with his neighbor, “he tries to live in a closed world where his behavior condemns him, while he has abandoned all attempts to understand himself”.

Illustrious Makinami, Mari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)


Mari Illustrious Makinami is a cheerful, carefree, and outgoing girl of English descent, introduced in the film Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance; nothing is officially revealed about her biography or her origins, other than that she has a mysterious relationship with a man named Ryōji Kaji, who appears to be her superior.

Inoue, Orihime (Bleach)


Orihime Inoue is a young orphan high school student. Her older brother brought her with him when he ran away from home. Their mother was a prostitute and their father was often absent. They were 18 and 3 years old. So it was he who raised her. However, he died three years before the start of the series. Inoue is nice by nature and has a fairly passive character, she lets herself go too often.


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Inoue, Yolei (Digimon Adventure 02)

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Yolei Inoue is a second-generation DigiDestined. She is the oldest and by far the most energetic. She makes her first entry into the Digital World with Cody, with whom she awakens their respective partners, hers being Hawkmon, to whom she is extremely attached. Her parents being grocers, Yolei often brings food to the Digimon when they are present in the real world.

Very direct, she always says what she thinks (Kari envies her a lot for this quality) and easily falls in love (Ken, Michael, Willis). Yolei develops, throughout the series, a great friendship for Sora and especially Mimi (whom she admires a lot). She has the symbols of Love and Sincerity.

Inumaki, Toge (Jujutsu Kaisen)

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A second-year student, he uses magic related to words. Due to the lineage in the Inumaki clan, he was born with different markings around his mouth. Whenever he says a word (such as “fall”) any target who hears the word will be forced to do so.

Because of this ability, he has a very shy and silent character and is used to communicating only with ingredients used to prepare rice balls. During Shibuya’s arc, he is accidentally caught in Sukuna’s domain expansion and loses an arm.

InuYasha (InuYasha)


InuYasha is the main character of the story. He is a hanyô, a hybrid being half-man, half-demon, with a human appearance of about fifteen years. He’s got a bad temper, rude, derogatory, proud, violent, and even a bit crude, but he knows how to be kind and generous (even if he doesn’t realize it at such times). He hates losing and seeing his friends in danger.

He has the power to regenerate when injured and possesses supernatural strength through his Hanyo form. However, with each new moon, Inu-Yasha transforms into a simple human, losing his supernatural gifts. He is in the possession of Tessaiga, a magic saber whose name means “the crusher fangs of steel”.

Ise, Nanao (Bleach)


Nanao Ise is the 8th division vice-captain who has to do all the work most of the time because of her captain’s laziness. She tries to be patient despite all the eccentricities of the latter, like flirting with her or asking her to water her path with rose petals to show off in front of her opponents.

Nanao wears small glasses and it looks like she looks terrifying when she takes them off. We will also notice his resemblance, both physically and in his general attitude, with Yadomaru Lisa when she was the vice-captain.

Ishida, Ryūken (Bleach)

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Ryuken Ishida is Uryū’s father. He is a high-level Quincy having unsuccessfully tried to give up his powers. It is he who will save Ishida defenseless against a Hollow and who will restore his powers by shooting him an arrow 9 millimeters to the right of the heart. But there is a condition, that of not having anything to do with the shinigami anymore, but he broke the contract on the pretext that Ichigo was only a “substitute shinigami”. Ryuken will then say that if Ishida wishes to die or live, this choice was up to him. Apparently, he knows Ichigo’s father very well.

Ishida, Sōken (Bleach)


Sōken Ishida is Uryū’s grandfather and teacher and it seems he was the one who raised him. He died defending himself against five hollows that had attacked him. The shinigami arrived long after his death and that’s one of the reasons why Uryū hates them (In the anime he says that the shinigami’s tacky uniforms are another reason.) Uryū later finds out that the shinigami purposely delayed their intervention because they captured his grandfather’s soul to experiment on until it was destroyed (this is 12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi, who performed these experiments).

Ishida, Uryū (Bleach)


Uryū Ishida is a Quincy, descended from a line of hollow hunters. At the beginning of the series, he had a certain rivalry with the other main characters, since he had a deep grudge against all the shinigami, including Ichigo, but as the story progresses they become friends. However, even being Ichigo’s friend, he cannot stop competing against him.

Ishida, Yamato (Digimon Adventure)

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Matt Ishida is a character in the Digimon fictional universe. He is part of the Digimon Adventure group, and reappears in Digimon Adventure 02. Matt is 10 years old. He is blond and rather tall. He has a little brother, TK, with whom he shares a very close relationship, although protecting TK is an overly obsession with him, until he realizes that his brother has grown up and can manage.

He plays the harmonica with talent, and has Digimon Gabumon as a partner. Lonely and rebellious, Matt is often estranged from others, and almost always disputes Tai’s decisions: although the two are friends deep down, their rivalry is so intense that it sometimes comes to blows. He is also withdrawn, reveals little about his feelings and fears becoming attached to people since his parents’ divorce.

Ishigami, Senku (Dr.STONE)

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The main protagonist of the series. He is highly intelligent and excels in many scientific fields, with a particular love for astronomy and space exploration. After waking up in the “Stone World”, he sets out to try to revive humanity by reinventing the technology they lost and discovering a “cure” for petrification. Although somewhat arrogant, he is actually very noble and generous, seeing science as a way to uplift all men and having unwavering faith in his friends.

Ishtar, Ishizu (Yu-Gi-Oh!)


Ishizu Ishtar is Malik’s elder sister, and keeper of the Millennium Necklace. It was she, unknowingly, who caused the liberation of Marik’s dark side, bringing him for once into the outside world and for this, she took on the great burden of saving him. She relied on Odion for her to contain that part of her brother, so she helped Pegasus hide the three Egyptian God cards, although Malik was able to retrieve the Winged Dragon of Ra and Slifer the Sky Dragon. However, Isis managed to save the Obelisk the Tormentor card and then give it to Seto.

Ishtar, Marik (Yu-Gi-Oh!)


Marik Ishtar is a character from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and anime. In the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Marik Ishtar is the owner of the Millennium Rod, which allows him to create shadow play and control an individual’s mind. It was thanks to it that he was able to create his secret villainous organization. His goal is to take revenge on Pharaoh Atem (Yugi’s double) and to appropriate his infinite powers in order to replace him. For this, he must have in his possession the three Egyptian God cards: Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon, and the Winged Dragon of Ra.

Marik, accompanied by his sister Isis and Odion, will later welcome Yugi and his friends, who have come to Egypt to help the Pharaoh find the memories of his past. After their victory against Zorc the Dark in the past of Atem (who has regained his memory), Yugi and his companions go to the place where the soul of the Pharaoh will be released. Marik and the others attend the duel between Atem and Yugi.

Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)

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He is a former ninja from Leaf Village and the partner of Kisame Hoshigaki. Despite having spent his early youth as the wunderkind of the Uchiha Clan, Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. He is initially described as solely responsible for the murder of his entire clan and his family, avoiding only his brother, Sasuke Uchiha, with the explanation that he was testing his abilities.

Around the time of his death, his villain role is minimized; Not only is it revealed that he offers help to Obito Uchiha to kill the clan, but it was all a plan created by the leaders of Konoha to control the coup that the Uchiha Clan was planning, being him the one who was entrusted with that mission. and to be affected by being classified as a criminal and a traitor.

Itadori, Yuji (Jujutsu Kaisen)


He is an extremely gifted teenager in sports who joined his high school spirit club to be able to leave school earlier. After the other two club members find and open a box containing a cursed relic resembling a mummified finger, his high school is attacked by creatures known as “Curses.”

In order to protect his friends, Yuji swallows the finger and finds himself possessed by a plague named Ryōmen Sukuna. Considered a plague, Yuji is condemned to death, but Satoru Gojō, a professor at the Tokyo School of Exorcism, offers him an alternative to delaying his execution.


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Sukuna’s fingers are relics, indestructible in theory, but Yuji being able to absorb them while maintaining control of his body, he will have to help the exorcists to retrieve the other relics, swallow them, and only then be killed, thus allowing the removal of Sukuna from his own body.

Ivankov, Emporio (One Piece)

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He is the ruler of the Kamabakka Kingdom. He helps Bentham and Luffy escape from the dangerous wolves of the Level 5 prison. He heals Bentham’s wounds and is in the process of healing Luffy from Magellan’s poison attack. He has a strange power whereby he can make a huge impact with a single wink of an eye.

Iwakura, Lain (Serial Experiments Lain)

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Lain, the protagonist, is a 14-year-old who discovers her true nature over the course of the series. She is initially portrayed as a shy student with few friends and little interest. She later develops multiple personalities, both in the physical and in the wired world.

Izumi, Kōshirō (Digimon Adventure)

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He is one of the main DigiDestined of Digimon Adventure and reappears in Digimon Adventure 02. He is 9 years old and gains three more years in Digimon Adventure 02. He owns a laptop which he hardly ever leaves. Characteristically, Izzy is a gifted, true computer genius, able to do complex calculations and program analyzes with astounding ease and skill.

He has also shown on certain occasions that he has knowledge in other areas. On the other hand, his explanations are rarely clear, and he has trouble adapting his language to make it understandable to his friends.

Izumi, Shin’ichi (Parasyte)


The human hero of the series, he is a 16-year-old Japanese high school student. He is a fairly tall and thin boy with short brown hair and black eyes. At the beginning of the manga, he is an often thoughtful young man, with a shy and warm character.


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After his infection with Parasite Migi, he tries to find a way to live with it. However, it is considered a danger by other Parasites because it has kept its human brain. But Shin’ichi keeps a distance from the police and special services, with the fear of being dissected so that other humans can learn more about the Parasites.

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