Anime Characters That Start With C: Iconic Names

You’d be surprised. Even if the letter C is not part of the Japanese Alphabet, there are several anime characters that begin with the letter C. This is because anime isn’t limited to Japan alone. Any anime can have its setting in different countries or even other worlds. So let’s look at a lot of the most iconic characters that begin with the letter C.

C.C. (Code Geass)

Her name is correctly pronounced as C2. She is an immortal who can grant people their Geass. Aside from giving people a Geass, she is also capable of surviving and healing all types of wounds inflicted on her. It is also hinted that C.C. is very old as she mentions being acquaintances of some historical figures.

Cagalli Yula Athha (Gundam SEED)

Cagalli is the natural-born twin of Kira Yamato. She was separated from her brother at birth and was adopted by Uzumi Nara Athha, the Chief Representative of Orb. She later resumed her adoptive father’s position after his death in the first series. 

Chihiro (Spirited Away)

Spirited Away is probably one of Hayao Miyazaki’s greatest works that became a global sensation. Its main character, Chihiro, has managed to capture the heart of millions of viewers all over the world. Chihiro starts out as a closed-off young girl who doesn’t like the idea of starting a new life in a new city, but through the course of the movie, she learns about all the things she can actually do.

Clare (Claymore)

Clare is one of the female Claymores who was part of the 150th generation of their kind. She is also the only Claymore to have killed another Claymore instead of a Yoma. When she was young, she volunteered to become a Claymore in order to defeat the Yomas who had caused her so much suffering as a child.

Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji)

Ciel, as far as the anime goes, is the current head of the Phantomhive house and the owner of a toy company called the Funtom Corporation. He is also called the Queen’s Watchdog, where he does a lot of underground work for the queen. He entered into a contract where he promised to give up a soul after he got his vengeance.

Chrome Dokuro (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)

Chrome is one of the Mist Guardians of Tsunayoshi Sawada for the Tenth Generation Vongola Family. She also serves as a vessel for Mukuro, who is the other Mist Guardian. Mokoro can use chrome as a way to connect to the outside world as his physical body is in the Vindice Prison.

Chichiri (Fushigi Yuugi)

Chichiri is one of Miaka’s Suzaku warriors and is the oldest in the group. He is also known to be one of the friendliest of the warriors. However, he is also the most detached from the group. This could be because of his traumatic past.

Cell (Dragon Ball Z)

Cell is one of the creations of Dr. Gero and is supposedly the greatest of all of his creations. He becomes the main antagonist during the arc of the Cell Games, where he is ultimately killed by Goku and Gohan’s Father-Son Kamehameha.

Crona (Soul Eater)

Crona is the biological child of a witch named Medusa Gorgo. Crona is also the meister of the demon sword Ragnarok and was driven to their mother’s goal of turning themselves into a Kishin. Crona later joins Maka’s group and gets enrolled in the DWMA, where they learn to be an independent person without the need for their mother’s orders.

Chi-Chi (Dragon Ball)

Chi-Chi is the wife of Goku and the mother of Gohan and Goten. She was first introduced in the original Dragon Ball series as the young princess of Fire Mountain who later falls in love with Goku because he promised to marry her when they were children.

Chii (Chobits)

Chii is a female person who eventually becomes the partner of Hideki. Chii’s original name was Elda, and she was created to make the first chobit by Ichiro Mihara happier. She was designed to be Freya’s little sister and pull her out of her depressive state.

Chibiusa Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

Chibiusa is actually her nickname as she shares the same first name as her mother. Chibiusa traveled to the past to search for Sailor Moon so that she could save her mother.

Crow Hogan (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s)

Crow is the secondary owner of the Signer mark of the tail of the dragon. He is one of the best friends of Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlas since their childhood in the Satellite. When he was a teen, Crow and his friends created a group called the Enforcers, a Duel Gang that fought other more oppressive gangs in the area.

Carly Carmine/ Carly Nagisa (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s)

Carly is a young reporter and a huge fan of Jack Atlas. She often writes stories about Street Duels since she had a difficult time getting other stories. Carly is shown to be very caring towards Jack, and the two eventually form a good friendship with each other.

Cana Alberona (Fairy Tail)

Cana is a longtime member of the Fairy Tail guild, being a member since she was a young girl. She is also said to have the potential to be an S-Class Mage due to her magical latent ability. She is also the daughter of one of Fairy Tail’s strongest mages, Gildarts Clive. However, Gildarts had no idea that he had a daughter till Cana eventually told him.

Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan)

“Conan” is actually an alias Shinichi Kudo is using while he is in his child form due to being exposed to a type of poison that caused him to de-age. Luckily, he managed to retain his memories, personality, and wits of his original self. Now, Conan has to track down the organization creating the poison and find an antidote to his situation.

Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!)

Celty is the name of the Dullahan who ended up in Ikebukuro in search for her missing head. She lives with Shinra Kishitani and even works as a transporter. However, to keep her identity a secret and not cause panic, she wears a full-face helmet to conceal the fact she is headless.

Chihiro Fujisaki (Danganronpa)

Chihiro is known as the Ultimate Programmer in Hope Peak’s Academy 78th Class. Because he was constantly bullied as a weak boy, Chihiro decided to dress up as a girl to escape the bullying. He died during the Killing School Life but still mismanaged to help his classmate by leaving an A.I. behind.

Cecil Aijima (Uta no Prince)

Cecil is the foreign member of the idol group STARISH. He was first seen in his cat form, which was named Kuppuru. However, he returned to his human form in season 2 and became a member of the idol group.

Clow Reed (Cardcaptor Sakura)

Clow Reed is a notorious name within the CLAMP franchise. His name is often mentioned in series like Card Captor Sakura and Tsubasa Chronicles. Clow is known as the magician of time and the original creator of the Clow Cards.

Cerberus (Cardcaptor Sakura)

Cerberus is often referred to as “Kero-chan” by Sakura. He is one of the guardians of the original Clow Cards. According to Kero, he was appointed to choose the next master of the Clow Cards, while the other guardian, Yue, is to test his choice.

Cross Marian (D. Grayman)

Cross is the Exorcist member of the Black Order, officially part of the European Branch. However, he is a record of disappearing from the branch for years without anyone’s knowledge. 

Carla (Fairy Tail)

Carla is the female Exceed companion of Wendy Marvell. Before joining Fairy Tail, she was found by Wendy, who was part of the Cait Shelter Guild at that time. The two grew close and eventually moved on to join Fairy Tail. She is revealed to be of royalty because her mother is Queen Shagotte.

Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)

At first, Chitoge played the part of Raku Ichijo’s girlfriend for their family’s gangs not to end up getting into a massive gang war. However, she eventually started to fall for Raku. 

Chocola Meilleure (Sugar Sugar Rune)

Chocola is one of the queen candidates, with the other queen candidate being her best friend, Vanilla. She has to compete against her friend to collect the most hearts in the Human World. In the magical world, she is easily one of the most popular girls.

Cologne (Ranma ½)

Cologne may be old, but she is still plenty strong and is the current leader of the Chinese Amazons. She is also the great-grandmother of a girl named Shampoo. She travels with her great-granddaughter to Japan to help Shampoo pursue her relationship with Ranma.

Carla Jaeger (Attack on Titan)

Carla used to be a waitress at an unnamed bar in Shiganshina District till she met and married a doctor named Grisha Yeager and became the mother of Eren Yeager. Unfortunately, she didn’t get much screen time in the anime due to her sudden death, but it is clear that she is a mother that cared deeply for Eren and Mikasa.

Conny Springer (Attack on Titan)

Connie is part of the Survey Corps and was part of the graduating class of the 104th Training Corps. He was some of the more optimistic members till he learned about his mother turning into a Titan. 

Camie Utsushimi (My Hero Academia)

She is a second-year hero-course student at Shikets High School. When the anime fans first saw her, she was actually being impersonated by the villain Himiko Toga. She’s slightly dimwitted and carefree, but she can be very creative when it comes to the usage of her quirk.

Captain Gundam (Superior Defender Gundam Force)

Captain Gundam is a unit made by the Super Dimensional Guard for their Gundam Force program. He was made to be the defender of a city called Neotopia. He initially acts machine-like but later picks up several human responses and quirks due to his interaction with Shute.

Choji Akimichi (Naruto)

Choji is part of Naruto’s batch of graduates in the ninja academy. He was sorted into Team Asuma along with Ino and Shikamaru. The three of them also have close familial ties due to their families always being part of the same ninja team upon graduating. Choji is also part of the Akimichi Clan, a clan known for manipulating their body weight.

Chika Fujiwara (Love is War)

Chika is the current secretary of the Student Council of Shuchi’in Academy. She is also a Tabletop Gaming Club member but tends to cheat her way through games. In addition, she’s obsessed with anything romantic but doesn’t seem to be aware of the feelings of her fellow council members.

Chuuya Nakahara (Bungo Stray Dogs)

Chuuya is an ability-user member of the Port Mafia and was the former partner of Osamu Dazai on several missions while Dazai was still part of the mafia. Currently, he serves as one of the mafia’s executives and is possibly the strongest ability-user in the mafia.

Claude Faustus (Black Butler)

Claude is an anime-exclusive character that served as an antagonist in Black Butler’s second season. He is a demon butler contracted to Alois Trancy but decides to abandon the soul in favor of Ciel’s soul instead.

Charizard (Pokemon)

Specifically, Ash’s Charizard. This pokemon is special because Charizard was the 5th pokemon to join Ash’s team when he was just a Charmander. He was initially a pokemon owned by a trainer named Damian but got abandoned for being too weak. Ash and his companions later rescued him.

Calcifer (Howl’s Moving Castle)

Calcifer is a magical fire demon that has a contract with Howl. He was a falling star that Howl caught before it was extinguished. Despite being bound to the house, he has tremendous magical power.

Cooler (Dragon Ball Z)

Cooler is the older brother of Frieza, making him one of the sons of King Cold. He has similar abilities to his younger brother Frieza, pushing his body to transform. However, he does not seem to care much about Frieza, even admitting to the Z fighters that he would have killed Freeza if not for their involvement.

Catbus (My Neighbor Totoro)

The other most notable character in My Neighbor Totoro is the mysterious Catbus that showed up at the bus stop late one evening. He seems to have similarities to the Alice in Wonderland character Cheshire Cat in terms of design.

Chiyo (Naruto Shippuden)

Chiyo is an old retired counselor of the Sunagakure village. She is a famous puppeteer and medical-nin. She is also the grandmother of Sasori, the Akatsuki member, who is also a puppeteer.

Coco (Fairy Tail)

Coco in Edolas is a small and fast young girl who originally served as a messenger in that world. She later gets the position of Captain of the 1st Magic War Division after Panther Lily goes to Earth Land.

Cain Nightroad (Trinity Blood)

Cain is the main antagonist of Trinity Blood. He leads the Rosencreutz Orden and is also the twin brother of Abel Nightroad. He is one of the four test-tube babies who were genetically enhanced for the Red Mars Project. While he never showed any form of hatred towards humans or the project, it is revealed that he has always despised both and managed to conceal his true feelings.

Chiyo Mihama (Azumanga Daioh)

Even without watching the anime, people are familiar with Chiyo due to her signature pigtails. Chiyo is a child prodigy who serves as the series’ main character.

Celina (Yugioh Arc V)

Celina is one of the dimensional counterparts of Zuzu Boyle from the Standard Dimension. Celine is from the Fusion Dimension and was recruited to the Lancers. Her physical body eventually perishes during the series, but her spirit continues to live in Zuzu.

Clemont (Pokemon)

Clemont is one of the main characters and traveling companions of Ash during his adventures in the Kalos Region. Before agreeing to go on an adventure with Ash, he was the Lumiose City’s Gym leader specializing in electric type pokemon.

  • Patricia Denise Apolinario has been into anime and games since elementary school. This fascination led her to create different types of content dedicated to geek culture. She has gotten into entertainment news writing, blog writing, and even vlogging. She has previously hosted a talk show about pop culture on a local network and has continued to write for the genre on various platforms.