Anime Characters that Start with S: Iconic names

Anime has been around for a long time and has been used to tell the stories of numerous characters. By now, it’s pretty clear that every letter of the alphabet has character names people will be familiar with. Letts like S have been especially common since it’s also a letter that exists in the Japanese alphabet.

Soma Yukihira (Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma)

Soma has always had a passion for serving great dishes due to his close relationship and friendly rivalry with his dad, Joichiro. Despite his young age, he is confident with his skills as a chef and would constantly challenge people to prove and improve his abilities.

2. Sabrina (Pokemon)

Sabrina is a character that appears in both the Pokemon anime and games. She is the Saffron City gym leader who specializes in psychic-type pokemon. Sabrina is shown to be emotionless. However, she communicates her thoughts through a cheerful-looking doll representing their happy side.

Serena (Pokemon)

During his adventures in the Kalos regions, Serena was one of Ash’s traveling companions. She is a Pokemon Performer who aimed to be Kallos Queen during the XY series. However, after ultimately losing the competition, she decides to travel to other regions to improve her performance skills.

Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)

Sousuke used to be a captain in the Soul Society. He was originally the captain of the 5th Division Gotei 13 but left with a number of Soul Society members who were loyal to him. Eventually, he was defeated by Ichigo when he waged war against the soul society. He was later sealed by Kisuke Urahara and imprisoned for crimes.

Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)

One of the more popular magical girls in anime history. Sakura is the perky protagonist of Clamp’s Card Captor Sakura. She is a ten-year-old elementary girl who becomes the master of the Clow cards. She also makes several other appearances in the Clamp universe, such as in xxxHolic and Tsubasa Chronicles.

Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)

Spike is a bounty hunter aboard the Bebop. Prior to becoming a cowboy, he used to belong to a group called the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate but ultimately left the group. Upon leaving the group, he teamed up with a bounty hunter named Jet, and the two of them were the first crew members of the Bebop.

Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)

Sasuke is one of the last surviving members of his clan. After graduating ninja academy, he became a member of team 7 alongside Naruto and Sakura, being mentored by Kakashi. However, due to being unsatisfied with his progress compared to his teammates, he defects from his village to acquire the strength to exact his revenge. However, by the end of Shippuden, Sasuke ultimately returns to Konoha to protect the village.

Sakura Haruno (Naruto)

Sakura is the female member of team 7 who ended up specializing in medical ninjutsu under the tutelage of one of the legendary Sannin Tsunade. Unlike her team members, Sakura grew up and enjoyed her childhood just as any child in Konoha should. She eventually marries Sasuke in the new era.

Sarada Uchiha (Naruto)

Sarada is the daughter of Sarada and Sasuke. In the beginning, she was primarily raised by only Sakura, as Sasuke had several missions outside of the village while she was growing up. However, she eventually met her father in the new series. She also strives to become the next Hokage.

Shoko Nishimiya ( A Silent Voice)

Shoko is the female lead of the anime movie, A Silent Voice. She is not completely deaf and can hear a number of pitches and tones but has difficulty making out words. Because of her disability, she considers herself useless and has low-self esteem.

Shoya Ishida (A Silent Voice)

Shoya is the leading male character in the anime movie A Silent Voice. He used to be the primary bully of Shoko during their elementary years but became the lone wolf after hurting her. When he hits high school, he seeks her out to ask for forgiveness and her friendship.

Setsuna F Seiei (Gundam 00)

Setsuna is the main character of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. He is one of the Gundam Meisters of the organization called Celestial Being. Prior to becoming a pilot, he used to be a child soldier who was brainwashed to kill his own parents. During one skirmish, he was saved by a Gundam, which led him to view Gundams as saviors.

Saiki Kusuo (Saiki Kusuo no Nan)

Saiki is the main character of his own anime. He has several psychic abilities that he uses to try to avoid troublesome situations. He is known for being highly responsible both in school and in the household. Even if he doesn’t like trouble, he would willingly put himself in a situation for the sake of others.

Sakuya (Sword Art Online)

Sakuya is a recurring character in the anime. She played a supporting role in the anime Fairy Dance Arc. She acts as the Lord of the Sylph, a race in the game ALfheim Online. She is also a talented swordswoman.

Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)

Shoto is an essential character in the My Hero Academia. He is one of the sons of the current No. 1 Pro Hero: Endeavor and possesses both his father’s and mother’s quirk. Similar to his classmates, he also aims to be a great Pro Hero. However, Shoto decides to become his own type of hero instead of following in the footsteps of his father.

Sesshomaru (Inuyasha)

Sesshomaru is an inu daiyokai in the Feudal Era. He is Inuyasha’s older half-brother and the eldest son of Toga. Sesshomaru went on a journey to put an end to Naraku’s life instead of hunting down the Shikon Jewel shard to increase his power. He later weds a human orphan named Rin, both of whom are twin girls.

Sanae Furukawa (Clannad)

Sanae is the mother of Nagisa and the wife of Akio. The family runs a bakery called Furukawa Bread for them to better care for their daughter Nagisa. In addition, she also tutors a good number of children in their side-business Furukawa Cram school. In the series’ second season, she plays a more prominent role where she acts as a voice of reason and advisor towards Nagisa’s and Tomoya’s relationship as a couple and family.

Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!)

Shizuo is often referred to as the strongest man in all of Ikebukuro. Before becoming Tom Tanaka’s bodyguard, he had difficulty maintaining a job due to his short temper and inhuman strength that caused him to destroy property when triggered, usually by Izaya. He was a member of the Dollars at one point but eventually quit.

Sagittarius (Fairy Tail)

Sagittarius is one of Lucy’s Celestial Spirits. He is the Archer and one of the 12 Golden Zodiac Keys and under the ownership of Lucy. Among the celestial spirits, he seems to be one of the most loyal and willing to follow Lucy’s orders on a whim. However, sometimes he takes orders too literally.

Serenity Wheeler (Yu-Gi-Oh)

Serenity is Joey’s younger sister, who had a problem with her eyesight at the beginning of the series. Serenity was the driving reason why Joey was desperate to win Duelist Kingdom so he could use the prize money to pay for his sister’s operation.

Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh)

Seto Kaiba is a main character in the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and is one of the main reasons Duel Monsters has impacted the world on such a large scale in other series. He and his brother Mokuba were originally orphans who got adopted into the Kaiba family, which he eventually grew to own and develop. He is the main rival of the series’ protagonist Yugi Moto.

Soul Evans (Soul Eater)

Soul is a demon weapon that was born into a famous family of musicians. When he discovered he was a demon scythe, he joined the school called Death Weapon. Meister Academy, where he met and partnered up with the Meister Maka. By the end of the manga, he was given the title of “Death’s Last Weapon” as the school will no longer be collecting souls of the witches.

Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Satoru is believed to be one of the strongest jujutsu sorcerers of his time. Moreover, he is the pride of the Gojo family, for he is the first in his clan to inherit Limitless and the Six Eyes in the last 400 years. Currently, he is a teacher at Tokyo Jujustu High, focusing on his freshmen class of Megumi, Yuji, and Nobara.

Saga Bergman (A Little Snow Fairy Sugar)

Saga is the human protagonist of the anime A Little Snow Fairy Sugar. Before the start of the series, Saga lost her mother and began living with her grandmother Regina. She is responsible for her age and works part-time at a local coffee shop called Little Me.

Sugar (A Little Snow Fairy Sugar)

Sugar is an apprentice snow fairy who is searching for something called a “twinkle” to complete her training and become a full-fledged fairy. Among the apprentice fairies, she is the more childish one and is also the most affectionate one. She is fond of waffles after Saga feeds her some.

Sanosuke Sagara (Rurouni Kenshin)

Sanosuke was a Fight Merchant for hire under the name Zanza at the beginning of the series. However, he ended his days as a fight merchant after his duel with Kenshin, choosing to help the wanderer out on his missions. He becomes an important fighting member of Kenshin’s group in the anime and has helped him in several battles.

Sai Yamanaka (Naruto Shippuden)

Sai is an Anbu member of Team Kakashi that was added to the group to replace Sasuke Uchiha. As an Anbu, he is trained to mask his emotions. However, upon being added to the team, he slowly starts to learn about humans and emotions, allowing himself to develop some for himself. In the New Era, he is married to Ino, and they have a son named Inojin.

Saito Hajime (Rurouni Kenshin)

Saito is an old acquaintance and rival of Kenshin, being a former captain of the Shinsengumi. Currently, he works as a special agent for the Meiji Government. He was first sent to Kenshin to see if the wanderer was still strong enough to battle Shishio. He ultimately joins Kenshin’s team as they travel to face Shishio and his followers.

Saki Hanajima (Fruits Baskets)

Saki is a close friend of Tohru who is said to have psychic powers and can sense people’s “Waves.” However, she is considered scary by other girls and uses this to her advantage to scare people who have been trying to harm Thoru for her friendship with Yuki Sohma. In the sequel, Saki is married and has a son named Rio Mosca.

Syaoran Li (Card Captor Sakura)

He was first introduced as Sakura’s rival to become the master of the Clow Cards. However, as the series progressed, he gave up becoming the master and decided to support Sakura as a friend and ally. Eventually, he falls in love with Sakura, and the two become a couple.

Sango (Inuyasha)

Sango is a female yokai taijiya from a village of demon slayers. She and her younger brother lived together with their father, who was the head of the village. Her village was slaughtered when she was a teen, which Naraku claimed was the work of Inuyasha. She then proceeds to hunt down the hanyo to avenge her family.

Sanji (One Piece)

Sanji is the onboard cook of the Straw Hat Pirates and the fifth member of its crew. He used to be a prince of the Germa Kingdom but got disowned by his family. He eventually became a sous chef under Zeff in the Baratie until he joined Luffy’s crew. Despite being a chef, he is also a skilled fighter. He is among the top 3 fighters aboard the ship alongside Zoro and Luffy.

Sarah (Gundam Build Divers)

Sarah is an EL-Diver who has the ability to sense the feelings of the Gunpla in Gunpla Battle Nexus Online. She usually joins Riku in his Gunpla’s cockpit during battle or missions.

Sasori (Naruto Shippuden)

Sasori is one of the members of the Akatsuki who was originally partnered with Orochimaru but later got paired up with Deidara. He is the grandson of Chiyo and was raised by him after his parents were murdered. He is noted to be skillful enough to make puppets in the same image as a human. His skills made him create puppets of his parents, but he eventually lost interest in them due to them not being able to give the same parental love his actual parents could.

Sasame (PreTear)

Sasame is a leafe Knight of Sound but later becomes Fenrir’s Knight of Darkness. As a Knight of Sound, he can control and manipulate sound. Also, when he merges with a PreTear, he becomes a weapon called the Sonic Arrow.

Scar (Full Metal Alchemist)

Scar is a nameless Ishvalan survivor of the Ishvalan Civil War who is hunting State Alchemist for his own belief in justice and revenge. However, he does not hate alchemy despite going out killing state alchemists as he willingly kept Mei alive along with other non-State Alchemists.

Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler)

Sebastian is the demon butler contracted to Ciel Phantomhive. Ciel promised his soul to the demon once his own personal mission was fulfilled. Since then, Sebastian has become Ciel’s loyal servant. The name “Sebastian” was a name given to him by his master Ciel who named him after the family’s previous dog.

Satsuki Kusakabe (My Neighbor Totoro)

Satsuki is the older sister of Mei and is one of the main protagonists of the anime film My Neighbor Totoro. Satsuki tries to act more mature for her age so she can take care of her sister and not worry her ill mother.

  • 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.