20 Best Anime Characters That Start with an R [with Images]

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

Raditz (Dragon Ball)

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In the series, before coming to Earth, his ki or fighting power was 1,200 without using his full strength. Raditz’s maximum power level is 1,500 according to a double issue of Weekly Shonen Jump in 1989, Daizenshuu 7, and the video games Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan and Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu. When he transforms into a giant ape, his power is multiplied x10, being 15,000.

Ram (Re:Zero)

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A female oni with pink hair and eyes, and the older twin sister of Rem, she works with her as a servant at Roswaal mansion: however, she performs her chores and cooks less well than her sister, who is more competent and voluntary at work. She also has a colder and more distant personality than the latter.


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Despite the prohibition of the existence of twins within their clan, the two sisters were exceptionally spared thanks to the talents of Ram, who revealed himself from an early age as a child prodigy: she, unfortunately, lost her powers after her horn had died. was cut off during an attack on their village by the Cult of the Witch, which weakened her and made her very dependent on her younger sister.

Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½)


The eponymous hero of the story, aged 16 at the start of the series, Ranma practices martial arts with his father as his master. Outwardly he is quite frivolous, inconsistent and terribly insolent (to the point of being downright ill-mannered at times)! But deep down, he hides a real sensitivity and would certainly be able to show kindness and gentleness if he didn’t hide so much behind a mask of “tough”.

Since he fell into one of the 109 cursed springs, he turns into a girl when in contact with cold water, an embarrassing situation that doesn’t seem to displease him as much as he says. Indeed, he and his father could have easily cured their illness by diving into the “Nannichuan” (source of man) when they were in training at Jusenkyô, but they did not do so and even continued to train under their “second appearance”.

Raptor, Rex (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Rex Raptor is one of Joey’s early opponents; his deck is made up of dinosaur and dragon-type monsters, including the Red-Eyes Black Dragon. Hence his nickname, “Tamer of Dinosaurs”. He has long brown hair with a purple tuft covered in a red cap bearing his initials D.R. (Dinosaur Ryuzaki). At the start of the first series, he is the runner-up in the regional tournament, defeated in the final by Weevil.


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Despite his arrogance, he is not very alert and insightful: during the journey to the Kingdom of the Duelists, he is tricked by Mai and therefore forced to give her her room on the ship. Later he is again persuaded by her to clash with Joey, with whom he is already at odds. From their duel Joey emerges as the winner, who wins the card of the Red-Eyes Black Dragon. Afterwards, he is always seen paired with Weevil, with whom he seems very in tune.

Recoome (Dragon Ball Z)


Recoome is an alien who has the appearance of a tall and surprisingly muscular human. He belongs to the Ginyu Special Forces and works for Emperor Frieza.

Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)


She is designated as the First Children 9, pilot of EVA-0017. Her date of birth is unknown. Rei Ayanami is a very introverted, taciturn, and shy girl. Hideaki Anno describes Rei as a girl who is aware that in the event of her death someone else will replace her, and therefore does not particularly appreciate her life.

According to Anno, “her presence, her existence – ostensible existence – is fleeting. She is a very sad young girl.” Living poorly, she believes that she “does not need friends”.

Rei Hino / Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon)

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Sailor Mars is one of the most reckless warriors. She masters fire and is the warrior of flame and passion. In the days of the ancient Silver Millennium, Sailor Mars had been a part of Princess Serenity’s personal custody from childhood. She was also the princess of the planet Mars and her palace, Phobos-Deimos Castle, floats around the red planet.


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Sailor Mars ends up perishing in the struggle between the Selenites of the Silver Millennium and the Terrans, manipulated by Queen Beryl and Metallia. After the war, Queen Serenity sends her soul to Earth to be reincarnated in the future.

Reiss, Historia (Attack on Titan)

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Historia Reiss, known in the first part of the story under the pseudonym of Christa Lens, is a recruit of the 104th Training Corps and ranks tenth at the end of the training. She is of medium-short stature, with long blond hair and initial pure and gentle appearances, although it is later discovered that in reality, Christa is just a mask worn by Historia to hide her soul as a selfish person, willing to sacrifice others just to feel good and useful and have a purpose in their life.

She is the illegitimate daughter of Rod Reiss, an exponent of the real royal family, and of a maid who was at the family’s service: Historia would therefore be the true heir to the throne of the monarchy, however, given her birth, she was expelled by the Reiss family and is she was confined to a farm, isolated from the rest of the world along with her grandparents and mother.

Her inferiority complexes derive from having been neglected by her father and never having spoken to her mother about her, except to be told that she should never have been born; for this reason, she is deeply attached to Ymir and to her sister Frieda, who came to visit her secretly. When Eren first uses the coordinate against Reiner and Berthold, Ymir decides to help them, eventually apologizing to Christa before they part ways.

Rem (Re:Zero)

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An oni with blue hair and eyes (an allusion to the famous Japanese tale), and the younger twin sister of Ram, she works with Ram as a servant at Roswaal Manor: she performs her chores and cooks much better than her sister, who is less competent and willing to work. She also has a warmer and more friendly personality than the latter. Unlike her elder, she still has her horn, which allows her to retain all of her powers.

Rengoku, Kyojuro (Demon Slayer)

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Kyojuro was the eldest son of the Rengoku family. Shortly after coming of age, Kyojuro succeeds his father as the Flame Hashira after he unexpectedly retires. He tragically dies while fighting his bitter rival, Akaza. During the fierce battle, both opponents displayed immense powers and used powerful attacks, leaving Kyojuro badly injured by multiple cuts and damaged organs on his body, and Akaza fully recovered from the attacks thanks to his regeneration.

This time, determined to finish him off, Kyojuro stands up full of determination saying that he will fulfill his duties and will not allow anyone to die. Using the ninth style of flame breathing, he lashes out at the demon, who also responds with an attack. It was brief and when the cloud of dust dissipated Akaza had pierced his chest, mortally wounding him.

Riko (Made in Abyss)


Rico is an energetic 12-year-old who wants to emulate her mother, a legendary cavewoman named Lisa, who disappeared in the Abyss ten years ago. Rico is early in history a novice in training at the Bercello orphanage. As an apprentice, she has a red whistle.

Her eyes were damaged when her mother lifted her up from the Abyss when she was born. Thus, despite normal vision, she can only look at the surrounding world through special glasses, otherwise, she suffers from headaches.

Ritchie (Pokémon)


Ritchie (known as Hiroshi in Japan), also spelled Richie, is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon trainer from Frodomar City and a rival of Ash. He first appeared in “A Friend In Deed” and quickly befriended his Indigo Plateau Conference competitor Ash Ketchum in an elevator. When the elevator went out, he plugged a device into Ash’s Pikachu and let the elevator run again. Ritchie met Ash outside again.

While Team Rocket Trainer had Trainers put in their Poké Balls in a sack, Ritchie discovered their scheme and he and Ash went after them. The two could not catch up with Team Rocket and camped out until the next day. Ritchie saw tire tracks and led them to Team Rocket’s van. As he walked in, he was spotted by Team Rocket and the trio held him and Ash trapped in the van. They escaped using the Poké Balls taken from Team Rocket.

Their friendship led to problems in “Friend or Foe Alike”, as the two competed against each other in the next round of the League. Ritchie was waiting for Ash on the battlefield, though Ash couldn’t get there immediately due to Team Rocket’s interference. Their match began when Ash was finally able to arrive. Ritchie won the match as Ash’s Charizard ultimately refused to fight Sparky and instead took a nap on the battlefield.

Rize Kamishiro (Tokyo Ghoul)

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Rize Kamishiro is a scaly type ghoul, also called “The Glutton” for her appetite. She is from the 11th but moved to the 20th six months before her death. At the start of the series, she attacks Ken Kaneki, a student in love with her whom she manipulates to be able to devour him. During the attack, beams fall on her and kill her.

His organs are transplanted onto Ken Kaneki, which transforms him into a half-man, half-ghoul. Rize Kamishiro is a powerful, formidable and particularly sadistic ghoul, who takes pleasure in using her charms to trap prey and look down on others.

Rob Lucci (One Piece)

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Rob Lucci is the strongest member of the former CP9, a member of the CP0 and belongs to the bodyguard of the world aristocrats. He ate from the model Leopard’s cat fruit, which is why he can transform into a leopard-man. Like all CP9 agents, he has mastered Formula 6 and, thanks to his devil power, can enhance any formula. Lucci is cold-blooded, ruthless and murderous.

Rockbell, Pinako (Fullmetal Alchemist)


Grandma Pinako is Winry’s grandmother and a specialist in automails which are electronic prosthetics called “integrated armors”. She is short and smokes a pipe. She is the one who will make Edward’s mecha-grafts and who will teach Winry the mechanics. She has a strong character and dislikes State Alchemists whom she considers “dogs in the pay of the military”.

Rockbell, Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist)


Her parents were doctors and had been requisitioned by the army during the Ishbal War. They treated the wounded without distinction of camp, which earned them the respect of all, including the inhabitants of Ishbal. They were unfortunately killed by Scar, who had just regained consciousness after receiving their treatment, gone completely mad when instead of his arm he saw his brother’s.

Since that day, Winry has been raised by her paternal grandmother, Pinako Rockbell, a famous automail maker. Winry is passionate about mechanics and makes it clear to Ed, with the help of a wrench, that his mechanical parts must not be damaged. Despite the fact that she seems aggressive, she worries a lot for Ed and Al. Indeed, if they do not tell her much about their adventures, she realizes that they are putting themselves in danger to achieve their goal.

Roshi (Dragon Ball)

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Master Roshi is a character from the Dragon Ball manga series. He is one of the first teachers of the main character, Son Goku. Goku and Bulma meet Master Roshi for the first time at the beginning of the series. Master Roshi is the teacher of the turtle school. He is also the inventor of the Kamehameha energy attack. Despite his relatively simple position in the story, he forms the basis for much change.


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This is how Goku first met his best friend Krillin because Krillin wanted to train with Master Roshi. During the first martial arts tournament featured in the series, Master Roshi fights under a different identity, Jackie Chun, to test Goku and Krillin’s progress.

Ross, Maria (Fullmetal Alchemist)


Second Lieutenant Maria Ross is under the command of Commander Armstrong. Responsible for the protection of the Elric brothers in duet with Denny Broch, Maria is a soldier very attached to the label despite her difficulties in sticking to it. Rather good at shooting, she is accused of the murder of Maes Hughes, Envy having, at first, borrowed her appearance to trap Hughes (without success, he had forgotten to reproduce the mole which she had under the left eye ), and being unable to justify the loss of one of her bullets, she is condemned in the press even before her trial, which will arouse the suspicions of Colonel Mustang’s team.

He will make her escape with the help of Barry the Chopper and will make her pass for dead by calcining a dummy. Extradited to Xing, she promises to return to pay her debt to the Colonel, which she does during her coup by driving an ammunition truck (sent by Havoc) to the Colonel’s team and guarding Radio Headquarters Central, where she will reunite with Denny. Edward will see her again in Xerxes, after being “kidnapped” by Commander Armstrong. It is not specified in the last chapter what became of her thereafter. In the final pages of the series, a photo of her is displayed where she is alongside Havoc during the latter’s rehabilitation.

Ruri Tsukiyono (Digimon Ghost Game)

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Ruri is a first-year junior high school student attending a combined middle and high school for girls. She is sociable and has many friends. She looks for things that suit her tastes and she wants to poke her nose into everything. In addition, she plays the piano, which Angoramon loves to listen to and runs a social network related to the occult. Although she is an outgoing girl who is skilled and can do just about anything, she actually struggles to find the things she deems appropriate and therefore she gets bored.

Ryūk (Death Note)

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Ryūk is a death god (Shinigami) who is deeply bored in the world of the death gods. Possessing two Death Note, he drops one in the human world in an attempt to be entertained. He follows Light everywhere (because he is the new owner of the Death Note and Ryūk must follow him until Light’s death) but remains neutral in relation to events.

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