Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

I for Isaac Netero, I for Izuku Midoriya, I for Ichigo Kurosaki. In this article, you will find the most iconic anime characters whose names start with I.

46. Ichirō Miyata (Hajime No Ippo)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ichirō Miyata is a featherweight professional boxer, the OPBF featherweight champion, and Ippo Makunouchi’s idol and eternal rival. Miyata is a very skilled out-boxer with a cool demeanor that specializes in counter punches, the same boxing style as his father, and is considered by many to be a boxing prodigy.

45. Ikkaku Madarame (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ikkaku Madarame is the lieutenant and former 3rd Seat officer in the 11th Division of the Gotei 13, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki. Ikkaku is violent, fight-loving, rude, stubborn, and cocky, so much so that he is unwilling to travel anywhere without a sword, resorting to carrying a wooden one when posing as a student at Karakura High School.

44. Isane Kotetsu (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Isane Kotetsu is the Captain of the 4th Division and former lieutenant under Captain Retsu Unohana, and her lieutenant is her younger sister, Kiyone Kotetsu, the former 13th Division’s 3rd Seat. Isane is generally quiet, shy, and observant, with a strong sense of loyalty, especially toward Unohana whom she looks up to as a mentor and mother figure

43. Inca Kasugatani (Fire Force)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Inca Kasugatani is the Fifth Pillar and a former member of the White Clad. Before joining, she was famously reputed across Tokyo for being a Fire Thief, saving people from fires in exchange for their goods, due to her rare ability to predict the pathway of flames via their scent.

42. Iris (Fire Force)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Iris is a former sister originating from The Holy Sol Temple, and a member of the Special Fire Force Company 8. Unbeknownst to her, she is both the Eighth Pillar and the Doppelgänger of Amaterasu.

41. Izou (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Izou was the former commander of the 16th division of the Whitebeard Pirates and prior to this, a retainer of the Wano Country daimyo Kozuki Oden and the older brother of fellow retainer Kikunojo. Izou sailed with the Whitebeard Pirates for nearly three decades until Whitebeard was killed during the Summit War of Marineford and the rest of the crew was scattered during the Payback War. 

40. Iceburg (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Iceburg is the president of the Galley-La company and the mayor of Water 7. He was formerly one of Tom’s Workers, being one of Tom’s two apprentices alongside Franky. 

39. Igaram (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Igaram is the captain of the Arabasta royal guard and aided Nefertari Vivi in infiltrating Baroque Works as a Frontier Agent and took on the codename Mr. 8. Igaram is extremely loyal to Vivi and he is prepared to give his life for her.

38. Inazuma (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Inazuma is a newkama and the deputy commander of the G Army in the Revolutionary Army who serves under Emporio Ivankov. Inazuma is Ivankov’s right-hand man and extremely loyal to him, as seen when he chose to stay behind the escaping prisoners to await Iva’s return, and when he showed panic when he learned that he had been defeated by Magellan.

37. Ivan Dreyar (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ivan Dreyar is the father of Laxus Dreyar and the son of Makarov Dreyar. He is a former Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild, and the former Guild Master of the self-founded Raven Tail Guild.

36. Ikaruga (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ikaruga was the leader of the Trinity Raven, a group of assassins from the Death’s Head Caucus that worked under Jellal Fernandes. She fought in the Cabria War along with her teammates and killed every ranked officer under the Western Army’s command.

35. Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki is the ace of the Blue Pegasus Guild, as well as the leader of The Trimens (composed of Hibiki Lates, Ren Akatsuki, and Eve Tearm). Ichiya is a womanizer like the rest of his group but unlike them, he is nowhere near as “handsome”, though he thinks of himself as such. 

34. Itori (Tokyo Ghoul)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Itori is an old friend of Yomo and Uta. She can be found in Helter Skelter bar, where she shares information about the underworld, and she is also a member of the Clowns. 

33. Iwao Kuroiwa (Tokyo Ghoul)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Iwao Kuroiwa was a Special Class Ghoul Investigator and an Investigation Commander in Division I. He served as the Vice Commander of the 11th Ward Special Countermeasures Unit, and Vice Commander of Squad 1 during the Owl Suppression Operation.

32. Itsuki Marude (Tokyo Ghoul)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Itsuki Marude is a Special Class Peacekeeper and director of TSC. He was once the commander of the 11th Ward Special Countermeasures Unit and Chief of Division II, and was shown to be rather abrasive with his subordinates.

31. Ilse Langnar (Attack On Titan)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ilse Langnar was a member of the Survey Corps. She was a participant in the 34th expedition beyond the Walls and was in charge of the left wing of the second brigade, and she wrote very useful information about a talking Titan she encountered in a notebook that later aided Hange Zoë’s research. 

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30. Isabel Magnolia (Attack On Titan)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Isabel Magnolia was one of Levi’s companions prior to and after their joining the Scout Regiment, the other being Furlan Church. Isabel was shown to be an energetic, outspoken young woman rarely afraid to speak her mind, was confident in her abilities, and was the most cheerful of her companions. 

29. Ian Dietrich (Attack On Titan)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ian Dietrich was a team leader and member of the Garrison stationed in Trost District and led Trost’s recapture mission. Ian was usually strict and brief, but when in less-tense situations, would engage in conversation with the soldiers he worked with.

28. Inko Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Inko Midoriya is Izuku Midoriya’s mother and the wife of Hisashi Midoriya. She and her son share many personality traits, such as crying excessively to abnormal and comedic amounts when worried or happy, which leaves her severely dehydrated, and panics often when it comes to startling situations. 

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27. Inasa Yoarashi (My Hero Academia)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Inasa Yoarashi, also known as Gale Force, is a first-year student at Shiketsu High School training to become a Pro Hero and was the top-recommended student for U.A. High School before withdrawing his application. Inasa disapproves of heroes who do not have hot spirits and believes people filled with hatred are unfit to be heroes and he refuses to recognize them as such. 

26. Itsuka Kendo (My Hero Academia)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Itsuka Kendo, also known as Battle Fist, is the class representative of Class 1-B at U.A. High School and is training there to become a Pro Hero. Itsuka is friendly to people outside her class and seems to hold no signs of ill-will towards Class 1-A, making her a minority of the 1-B students. 

25. Ibara Shiozaki (My Hero Academia)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ibara Shiozaki, also known as Vine, previously Maria, is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. Ibara is a very modest and courteous person who first makes her humility clear after Present Mic calls her an assassin. 

24. Isabella (The Promised Neverland)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Isabella, also known as Mama, was a major character of The Promised Neverland and the main antagonist in the Introduction and Jailbreak Arc. Isabella worked as a caretaker in Grace Field House, taking care of the orphans that reside within. 

23. Indra Ōtsutsuki‎ (Naruto Shippuden)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Indra Ōtsutsuki‎ was the first born son of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. He was initially thought to be the most suitable successor of his father’s teachings, however, it was his younger brother Asura that ended up inheriting this mantle, a decision that would lead the two brothers to fight against each other. 

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22. Izumi Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Izumi Uchiha was a kunoichi of Konohagakure‘s Uchiha Clan and the daughter of Hazuki Uchiha. Izumi was deeply in love with Itachi, so much so that she accepted Itachi’s decision to end her life for the sake of the village, and was grateful to be given the life she wanted with him: growing old and having kids together, even if it was only a genjutsu. 

21. Izuna Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Izuna Uchiha was a shinobi of the Uchiha clan and along with his brother Madara, were well-known as the clan’s two strongest members in their lifetime. During a battle with Tobirama Senju, Izuna was mortally wounded by Tobirama’s technique. 

20. Inoichi Yamanaka (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Inoichi Yamanaka was the head of Konohagakure’s Yamanaka clan, and along with Shikaku Nara and Chōza Akimichi, he was a part of the 15th generation Ino–Shika–Chō trio. He was also the head of the Analysis Team in the village’s Intelligence Division. 

19. Iruka Umino (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Iruka Umino is a chūnin of Konohagakure, who served primarily as an instructor at the Academy until being promoted to Headmaster years later. Due to Iruka’s more nurturing, protective, and compassionate nature, Naruto views him as a mentor, and Iruka in turn views Naruto as a younger brother. 

18. Ibiki Morino (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ibiki Morino is the current Head of the Intelligence Department of Konoha and is famous for his work in the Torture and Interrogation part of the Department. 

17. Iaian (One Punch Man)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Iaian is the A-Class Rank 2 professional hero of the Hero Association and the top disciple of Atomic Samurai. Iaian is described to be persistent in battle, refusing to back down regardless of whether his enemy is stronger or more skilled.

16. Ikalgo (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ikalgo is an octopus-like Chimera Ant and a former Captain of Leol’s Squad. After befriending Killua Zoldyck, he joins the Extermination Team in their mission to defeat the Chimera Ant King.

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15. Imori (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Imori is one of the Amori Brothers. He was examinee #198 in the 287th Hunter Exam and #128 in the 288th Hunter Exam.

14. Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ichibē Hyōsube is the Leader of the Zero Division, holding the title “Monk Who Calls the Real Name”. Ichibē was given the title “Monk Who Calls the Real Name” by the Soul King and was the person who first chose the names for everything in Soul Society, including Zanpakutō, Shikai, and Bankai.

13. Inuyasha (Inuyasha)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Inuyasha is the main protagonist, as well as the title character, in the manga series InuYasha and its anime adaptation. The half-demon son of a great demon father, known as the Tōga, and a human mother named Izayoi, he was bound to a sacred tree by a magical arrow from the priestess Kikyō’s bow while attempting to claim the Shikon Jewel. 

12. Isao Kondo (Gintama)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Isao Kondou, also known as Gorilla, is the former commander of the Shinsengumi. When he was not working (which was often the case, the vice-commander, Hijikata Toushirou, being the one covering for him most of the time), he was busy stalking Shinpachi’s sister Shimura Tae, earning him the nickname Gorilla-stalker. 

11. Igneel (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Igneel is a male fire dragon and the adoptive father of Dragon Slayer Natsu Dragneel, a wizard of the guild Fairy Tail. He is the king of the Fire Dragons, a friend of fellow fire dragon Atlas Flame and also the biological father of Ignia, the Fire God Dragon.

10. Izumi Curtis (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Izumi Curtis is a master alchemist and skilled martial artist living in the southern Amestrian town of Dublith, where she runs a butcher shop with her husband Sig. Though usually doesn’t take on students, she accepted Edward and Alphonse Elric’s plea to take them on as her apprentices and instructed them in both alchemical theory and martial arts for six months

9. Illumi Zoldyck (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Illumi Zoldyck is the eldest child of Silva and Kikyo Zoldyck. During the 287th Hunter Exam, he appeared under the guise of Gittarackur, and at Hisoka’s request, Illumi joins the Phantom Troupe as Uvogin’s replacement, becoming Troupe member #11.

8. Inosuke Hashibira (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Inosuke Hashibira is one of the main protagonists of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and along with Zenitsu Agatsuma, a traveling companion of Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado. He is also a Demon Slayer in the Demon Slayer Corps, a very skilled and talented swordsman as he was able to learn Total Concentration Breathing on his own and develop his very own Breathing Style known as Beast Breathing based on his own instincts and upbringing in the mountains by wild boars and passed Final Selection to become a Demon Slayer all without formal training.

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7. Isshin Kurosaki (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Isshin Kurosaki, formerly known as Isshin Shiba, is the former captain of the 10th Division, husband of Masaki Kurosaki, father of Ichigo Kurosaki, Karin Kurosaki, and Yuzu Kurosaki. Isshin is the former head of a branch of the Shiba Clan and the current head of the Kurosaki Family.

6. Ino Yamanaka (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ino Yamanaka is a kunoichi of Konohagakure’s Yamanaka clan and she and her fellow members of Team Asuma are their generation’s Ino–Shika–Chō trio. Despite her assertiveness and uppity demeanor, Ino is a compassionate and kind person at heart, having been raised to embody the meaning of the bush clover.

5. Ippo Makunouchi (Hajime No Ippo)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ippo Makunouchi is the eponymous protagonist of Hajime no Ippo. He is a trainer, retired featherweight professional boxer from the Kamogawa gym, and a former reigning featherweight JBC champion. 

4. Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, is the main protagonist of the My Hero Academia manga and anime series. Even though Izuku was born Quirkless, he manages to catch the attention of the legendary hero All Might, due to his innate heroism and a strong sense of justice and has since become his close pupil, as well as a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School. 

3. Isaac Netero (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Isaac Netero was the 12th Chairman of the Hunter Association and the Head of the Exam Commission, and in his youth, he was extolled as the most powerful Nen user in the world and retained dreadful strength even in his old age. Despite his tendency to act as he pleased, Netero was not amoral as he banned expeditions to the Dark Continent as a consequence of Hunters trying to imitate him and dying.

2. Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Itachi Uchiha was a shinobi of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan who served as an Anbu Captain. He later became an international criminal after murdering his entire clan, sparing only his younger brother, Sasuke, and joining the international criminal organization known as Akatsuki, whose activity brought him into frequent conflict with Konoha and its ninja, including Sasuke who sought to avenge their clan by killing him.

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1. Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with I: Iconic Names

Ichigo Kurosaki is a Human who is also a Substitute Shinigami, and the protagonist of the Bleach manga and anime. Ichigo is the son of Isshin and Masaki Kurosaki, and the older brother of Karin and Yuzu; he is also married to Orihime Inoue and has a son named Kazui Kurosaki.

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