Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Japan produces so much new anime and manga in just a single year. It’s no surprise that they have covered every letter of the alphabet by now. M is a common letter that many iconic characters start with. So, let’s have a look at the more notable characters that begin with the letter M.

Minerva Orland (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Minerva is said to be the strongest Mage in the Sabertooth mage guild. After the grand magical games, she becomes a member of a dark guild but rejoins Sabertooth after being rescued by Sabertooth members.

Mera Chisato (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mera is one of the odd part-time waitresses in Café Mami and a classmate of Kusuo. She sacrifices a lot for her family, even starving and taking on several part-time jobs in order to support them. Her family used to be rich but eventually fell into debt after some time.

Minori Kushieda (Toradora)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Minori is the female best friend of Taiga Aisaka and is a second-year student in the anime. She is portrayed to be slightly airheaded, but apparently, it is revealed that the personality she shows is merely a façade. She is aware both Ryuuji and Taiga love each other despite Taiga constantly pushing Ryuuji and her together.

Michiru Inukai (Talentless Nana)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Michiru is the main character in the anime Talentless Nana. She has been responsible for Nana’s continuous self-doubt with regard to her mission since she grew close to Nana. She is usually seen as a happy girl. However, characters have also referred to her as Nana’s dog.

Madara Uchiha (Naruto)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Madara is a past  leader of the Uchiha clan and was one of the people responsible for finding Konohagakure. He founded the village with his longtime friend and rival, Hashirama Senju. However, the two eventually fought for control over the village. Madara lost and entrusted his plans to Obito before his actual death.

Minato Namikaze (Naruto)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Minato is the Fourth Hokage of Konohagakure and the father of Naruto Uzumaki. He died with his wife during the attack of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. Before his death, he sealed a portion of the Nine-Tails in his son, Naruto. Minato was one of Jiraya’s pupils when he was starting out as a ninja. He later became the team leader of Kakashi and his batch.

Mikoto Kibitsu (Peach Boy Riverside)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mikoto is the main character of Peach Boy Riverside. He traveled to the west to exterminate any Oni he encountered while he was in a new land. Joining him in his travels are a dog and an Oni named Millia. Mikoto’s parents are a human female and a male one. However, his father accidentally ate his mother and decided to leave Mikoto under the care of a village.

Makoto Tachibana (Free!)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Makoto is the former captain and backstroke swimmer of the Iwatobi High School Swim Club. He is one of Haruka’s best and longest friends in the series. He is responsible and cares for his members, making him the perfect fit as captain during his high school. Now, he is studying sports medicine at Maeijo Chuo University.

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Maki Oze (Fire Force)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Before Maki joined the Special Fire Force Company, she was a Private in the Tokyo Army. Because of her dedication, she was recruited by Takehisa and left the army to serve more people than take lives. She is a Second Generation pyrokinetic and adept with her skills, showing impressive control of her flames even from long distances.

Maki Nishikino (Love Live)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Maki is one of the main charters of Love Live. She graduated from Otonokizaka High School at the end of Love Live! The School Idol Movie. in the anime, she is a member of the idol group BiBi.

Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Majin Buu is the general name of one of the characters with several forms. Each of Majin Buu’s forms has each its own personality and motifs. However, they are still referred to as Majin Buu in the series. The names only change in the video games. At the end of his story arc in Z, he becomes a close companion of Mr. Satan and joins the Z fighters.

Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mira is an S-Class Mage belonging to Fairy Tail. She has two younger siblings who belong to the same guild, Elfman and Lisanna. Like most of the current members, Mira has been part of the guild since she was a child and had a rivalry with Erza during their childhood. Now older, she takes on a more motherly role in the guild and takes care of most of the members.

Mugino Shizuri (A Certain Scientific Railgun)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

She is a recurring character and a 4th-ranked Level 5 and a leader of the mercenary group ITEM. In her original run in the anime, she played an antagonistic role. However, at a certain point, she reforms herself and her group as she works on her path toward rehabilitation.

Minnie May Hopkins (Gunsmith Cats)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

May is a unique bomb specialist who learned the craft from Ken Takizawa, her boyfriend. When she was only 13, she ran away from home and was discovered by Ken, who took her in and cared for her. Before running the gun shop, she spent some time as a prostitute at a Chinatown brothel.

Mina Ashido (My Hero Academia)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mina is one of the classmates of Izuku in the anime My Hero Academia. Her hero name is Pinky, and her Quirk is called Acid. She can excrete corrosive liquid from her body which she uses in battle.

Minoru Mineta (My Hero Academia)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Fans have questioned how Mineta made it into the hero course, but he is still an active student in U.A. High School. His Quirk is called Pop Off, where he produces round ball-like objects from his head that can be detached. The balls are incredibly sticky and can be used as a weapon.

Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mikasa is one of the most talented members of the Scouts. When she was younger, she was rescued by Eren and was brought along to live with him. The both of them later survived the fall of Wall Maria and set their sights on joining the Survey Corps. However, her initial reason for joining the Corps is only to protect Eren from getting himself killed.

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Miku Nakano (Quintessential Quintuplets)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Miku is the third-born sister of the Nakano sisters and is the least sociable among her sisters due to her shy nature and low-self esteem. She also has low physical abilities as compared to the rest of her sisters, but it is noted that she has pretty handwriting.

Momo Hinamori (Bleach)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Momo is a lieutenant Captain of the 5th Division who was formerly under Sosuke Aizen. However, now she is under Shinji Hirako. She is shown to be fond of her former captain as it was Aizen who helped nurture her love for books. Even when her captain stabbed her, she still cared about his well-being.

Meme Oshino (Monogatari)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Meme Occhino is an aberration specialist who helped Koyomi regain his humanity. He is also seen several times giving Koyomi tips and advice on the types of aberrations he encounters.

Monokuma (Danganronpa)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Monokuma is the evil stuffed robotic bear who called himself the Headmaster of Hope Peak Academy. Unfortunately, he also is the one who instigates the Killing School Life, which caused the deaths of several students in the Academy. 

Mio Akiyama (K-On)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

When K-On came out, almost everyone fell in love with Mio Akiyama. Mio is part of the band Ho-Kago Tea Time. She is the band’s second vocalist and bassist. She also writes most of the band’s songs.

Megumi Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Megumi is one of the main characters in Jujutsu Kiasan. He is the first Jujutsu sorcerer Yuji encounters. Megumi is a first-year student in Tokyo Jujutsu High and is the most experienced in his grade. Megumi is part of the Zenin Family but chooses to stay away from the family with Satoru Gojo’s help.

Maki Zenin (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Maki is a second-year student of Tokyo Jujutsu High and was born into the Zenin Family. However, she was born as a non-sorcerer and was severely mistreated by the clan. She eventually left the clan to train to become a jujutsu sorcerer.

Momotarou Mikoshiba (Free!)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Momo is a supporting character of Free. He debuts in the anime’s sequel, Eternal Summer. Momo is Seijuro’s younger brother and is talented with the backstroke. Rin eventually convinces him to join the Samezuka Academy Swim Team to swim for the relay.

Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Maka is the strong-willed daughter of Death’s weapon partner Spirit. Maka decided to work hard to become a Meister like her mother. She partnered up with a demon scythe, Soul Eater, and promised to make him the strongest death scythe. She is extremely studious and hardworking.

Makoto Sawatari (Kanon)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Makoto is a young girl who remembers being mad at Yuuchi Aizawa seven years ago. She’s been holding the grudge for several years, causing her to be mean and cold towards the boy when they had their reunion.

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Mikuru Asahina (Haruhi Suzumiya)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mikuru is a time traveler who traveled to the past to observe Haruhi Suzumiya. She was forced to join the SOS Brigade by her target and is the fourth member to join. She is popular in the school due to being “moe,” so Haruhi uses her to attract attention to the organization.

Millianna (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Milliana is a member of the all-female mage guild, Mermaid Heel. When she was an enslaved person at the Tower of Heavens, she befriended a younger Erza Scarlet, and the two have been friends ever since. In addition, she has a great love for cats, as she quickly gets distracted by them.

Mey-Rin (Black Butler)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mey-Rin is a hired maid for the Phantomhive mansion, and she is fiercely loyal to Ciel as she believes he saved her in some way. Aside from her work as the household’s maid, she also works as a sniper and defends the manor.

Meiko Mochizuki (Digimon Tri)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Meiko is a DigiDestined introduced in Digimon Tri. Despite having a Digimon partner at the champion level, Meiko is still inexperienced as a Digidestined and usually does not participate in fights.

Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Maes was a Lieutenant Colonel at Central City and grew close to Edward Elric as he was doing his research. He would often house both Ed and Al. He has a daughter named Elrica, who he often brags about. However, he died at the hands of Envy.

Masaomi Kida (Durarara)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Masaomi has been Mikado’s best friend since they were kids. He was the one who invited Mikado to move to Ikebukuro. It turns out that before Mikado moved to Ikebukuro, Masaomi got into a lot of trouble. Masaomi was the founder and leader of the Yellow Scarves, one of the most feared gangs in the city.

Mikado Ryuugamine (Durarara)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mikado is the main character of the anime and a new resident of Durarara. At the start of the series, he moves to Ikebukuro. He also founded and led the Dollars, at one point the Blue Square, and is currently a member of the Saika Family. He was first portrayed as well-mannered and polite, but that started to change the longer he stayed in the city.

Momiji Sohma (Fruits Basket)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Momiji is a member of the Sohma family. He is half-German from his mother’s side. In the Chinese Zodiac, he is the Rabbit. He lives alone because his mother chose to forget about him. This caused his father to leave Momiji’s well-being to Hatori’s care for most of his life.

Mei Chang (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mei is a princess of Xing representing the Chang house. As part of her royal duty, she was tasked to find a way to raise the social standing of the poor. Accordingly, Mei traveled to Amestris to search for the secret of immortality.

Misaki Yata (K)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Misaki is a member of HOMRA. He is very loud and boisterous. Misaki doesn’t hold back when it comes to taking down his opponents. He is loyal to all the HOMRA members and looks up to their leader.

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Merlin (Fate Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Merlin is a Caster-Type servant that has made several cameo appearances throughout the Fate series. He had a significant role in the Grand Order series was in the Babylonia Singularity. He helps Ritsuka and Mash keep the ancient city of Babylonia safe.

Mash Kyrielight (Fate Grand Order)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mash is the official servant of Ritsuka. She is a Demi-Servant that was created to become the perfect servant. However, due to an incident, Sir Gallahan fused with her, making her become a Shielder-class servant. She wields the round table as her weapon. Since the incident, she has accompanied RItsuka on several Singularities to retrieve the Holy Grail.

Mitsuri Kanroji (Demon Slayer)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mitsuru is the Love Hashira and one of the strongest in the group when it comes to raw strength. She is shy nonetheless, very kind and caring towards everyone in the Demon Slayer Corps. Her initial reason for joining the corps is because she wanted to find a husband stronger than her.

Mirumo (Mirmo De Pon!)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Mirumo is the protagonist of the series Mirmo De Pon. He is a muglox fairy who is a prince. He is playful, lazy, and selfish. He is Kaede’s partner and uses a pair of maracas to execute his magic. Like all muglox who have a favorite food, Mirumo is often seen eating chocolates.

Murumo (Mirmo De Pon!)

Anime Characters That Start With M: Iconic Names

Murumo is another muglox prince and the younger brother of Mirmo. He is Kyla’s partner and loves marshmallows. But, because Murumo is cute, he uses this to his advantage to manipulate other people.

  • 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.