Anime Characters that Start with U: Iconic Names

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U for Uraraka Ochaco, U for Unohana Retsu, U for Usagi Tsukino. In this article, you will find the most iconic anime characters whose names start with U.

45. Ultrawoman Beth (Ultraman)

Ultrawoman Beth

Ultrawoman Beth is one of the members of the Ultra Force, along with Ultraman Scott and Ultraman Chuck and she debuted in Ultraman: The Adventure Begins, where she merged with the stunt pilot Beth O’Brian to fight against the creatures from Planet Sorkin. She is the first of the Ultra Force to appear and also the first Ultra Warrior to bear the title of Ultrawoman, which has since then become the standard prefix for other female Ultras before and thereafter.  

44. Ultraman Chuck (Ultraman)

Ultraman Chuck

Ultraman Chuck is one of the members of the Ultra Force, along with Ultraman Scott and Ultrawoman Beth, where he is also the eldest and leader of the team. He debuted in Ultraman: The Adventure Begins, where he merged with the stunt pilot Chuck Gavin to fight against the creatures from Planet Sorkin, and he is also the last member of the Ultra Force to appear. 

43. Ultraman Joneus (Ultraman)

Ultraman Joe

Ultraman Joneus is the main Ultra featured in The Ultraman and unlike the majority of other Showa Ultras, he hails from Planet U40. Joneus was assigned to Planet Earth long before the start of the series and witnessed the bravery of Choichiro Hikari defending his space station from a single Goglan trying to eat the station’s wires despite his declining oxygen level. 

42. Urushihara Hanzō (Hataraku Maou-Sama!)

Urushihara Hanzo

Urushihara Hanzō is a fallen angel and one of the Demon King’s generals. After his defeat at the hands of Hero Emilia, he was secretly rescued by Olba Meyer, who promised to return Lucifer to heaven if they became allies in defeating the Demon Lord and after being defeated by the Demon Lord, he moved in with Sadao Maou and Ashiya. 

41. Usami Akihiko (Junjou Romantica)

Usami Akihiko

Usami Akihiko, nicknamed Usagi, is a main character in the Junjou Romantica series. His lover is Misaki Takahashi and their relationship title is Junjou Romantica, which bears the same title as the series. 

40. Uno (Nanbaka)


Uno, inmate number eleven, is one of the main protagonists of the Nanbaka anime and web manga series. He is an inmate of Nanba Prison where he is held in building thirteen, cell thirteen, and is a compulsive and talented gambler who was arrested for frequenting underground casinos.

39. Uenoyama Ritsuka (Given)

Uneoyama Ritsuka

Uenoyama Ritsuka is one of the main characters of the Given manga, an accomplished guitarist with a strong mindset despite being just a high school student. In a band with Akihiko and Haruki, one day he comes across and helps Mafuyu with his guitar and eventually they start dating. 

38. Usui Takumi (Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!)

Usui Takumi

Usui Takumi is the main male protagonist of the Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Manga and anime series. He is amazingly talented at everything and he is the love interest of Misaki Ayuzawa, which then later Misaki becomes his wife as shown in chapter 85. 

37. Umbra (Yu-Gi-Oh!)


Umbra, known in the Japanese version as Mask of Darkness, is a member of Marik Ishtar’s Rare Hunter organization and is the Tag-Team partner of Lumis, and together they Dueled Seto Kaiba and Yugi Muto. Umbra wears a dark red frowning mask on the left side of his face. 

36. Urasue (Inuyasha)


Urasue was an evil demon ogre sorceress who grave-robbed the dirt and bones from Kikyō’s grave in the interest of bringing her back from the dead so that she could use Kikyō to find the Sacred Jewel shards for her. However, after creating a body, Urasue realized that Kikyō’s soul had been reincarnated into Kagome. 

35. Umehito Nekozawa (Ouran High School)

Umehito Nekozawa

Umehito Nekozawa, commonly referred to simply as Nekozawa, is the president of the Black Magic Club and is depicted as a hooded figure who is never without Beelzenef, the curse doll, which is actually no more than a hand puppet that looks like a cat. Despite displaying a frightening disposition and strange hobbies, Nekozawa is actually a very nice person but suffers from photophobia, which causes him to collapse in direct sunlight.

34. Ubik (Berserk)


Ubik is a member of the God Hand and his primary role is manipulating the emotions of those chosen by the Beherit into sacrificing their cherished ones or possessions. Ubik does most of the talking when the God Hand is present, providing much exposition, and his role appears to be to convince the would-be Apostle to accept the God Hand’s sacrificial bargain by tempting them and convincing them that they cannot move forward without losing something of value.

33. Urara (Gintama)


Urara is an outgoing popular younger sister of Kirara, with a previously unknown masochistic streak. 


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32. Umibozu (Gintama)


Umibozu is a renowned alien-hunter or ‘Alien Buster’ in the universe, whose real name is Kankou, and he is the father of Kamui and Kagura. The nickname Umibouzu, which literally means the sea of star (galaxy) monk, is given to him in honor of his fighting prowess.  

31. Unkei (Gintama)


Unkei is an amino carpenter who after Sakamoto Tatsuma breaks the Yorozuya house in Episode 33, sends an apology mail; inside this ‘mail’ Gintoki and the rest receive miniature space carpenters Unkei and his brother Kaikei. Identical to Kaikei other than the red skin, Unkei is the red half of twin “delivery” carpenters (carpenters for hire). 

30. Utsuzou Mashiroi (Gintama)

Utsuzou Mashiroi

Utsuzou Mashiroi was the only son of Mashiroi Kaguzou and heir of the Mashiroi Group, a yakuza organization, and he did not want to follow in his father’s footsteps of becoming a yakuza. When he was a child, his father introduced him to Nakamura Kyoujirou, a boy of his age, who was recently accepted into the group and became his bodyguard and friend. 

29. Ururu Tsumugiya (Bleach)


Ururu Tsumugiya is an employee of the Urahara Shop in the Bleach series. Ururu is a very quiet and shy person and is very polite to those around her, and when asked to help, she does so happily.

28. Uragami (Parasyte)


Uragami is a savage, brutal, serial killer who gets off on murdering people and though he has come to terms with who he is, he questions why he’s like that, to begin with; he can also detect parasites, which includes Shinichi. He is the only human antagonist, and he along with Gotou are the main antagonists of the series; 

27. Urashima (One Piece)


Urashima is a yokozuna-ranked sumo wrestler of Wano Country’s Flower Capital, and also of samurai class, thus giving him an elevated social status. Urashima is very full of himself due to his high social status and perceives that he has the authority to do whatever he wants to lower-class people, whom he views with great disdain. 

26. Umori (HunterxHunter)


Umori is one of the Amori Brothers who was examinee #199 in the 287th Hunter Exam and #129 in the 288th Hunter Exam in HunterxHunter. Umori is confident and arrogant, often chastising Imori when he doesn’t take action quickly enough; however, he is willing to acknowledge when he doesn’t know something and to give in to demands if the life of one of his brothers is threatened.

25. Usagi Kitagawa (Fairy Tail)


Usagi Kitagawa is a dark mage of Bashmu Deacon, where he works alongside his twin brother Ryuji Kitagawa.

24. Ur (Fairy Tail)


Ur was the teacher of Gray Fullbuster and Lyon Vastia, as well as Ultear Milkovich’s mother. She sacrificed herself by using Iced Shell to defeat Deliora.

23. Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail)

Ultear Milkovich

Ultear Milkovich is a female Mage and the daughter of Ur, a former member of the Magic Council, and also a former member of Grimoire Heart, where she was the leader of the Seven Kin of Purgatory. After defecting from the Dark Guild, she became an Independent Mage and co-founder of Crime Sorcière, until she left following the conclusion of the X791 Grand Magic Games.

22. Ugg (Dragon Ball)


Ugg is the Supreme Kai of Universe 12 and appears in Dragon Ball Super during the Universe Survival Saga. He is very proud of his prowess as a Supreme Kai, as he believes he and his fellow deities from Universe 12 were spared by Future Zen-Oh and Zen-Oh because they were doing a good job.

21. Upa (Dragon Ball)


Upa is a member of the native tribe whose members serve as the guardians of Korin Tower. His father, Bora, is the chief of the tribe. 


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20. Urara Kawashima (Shokugeki No Souma)

Urara Kawashima

Urara Kawashima is a 92nd Tōtsuki Generation student and a popular idol at Tōtsuki Culinary Academy. She is often an emcee for many of the academy’s grand events. 

19. Ugatsu (Naruto: Shippuden)


Ugatsu was a shinobi from Amegakure in Naruto: Shippuden. As a remnant of the former Amegakure loyal to Hanzō, he and two other Amegakure remnants snuck back into the village to try and kill Pain and were presumably killed during the failed attempt.

18. Urakaku (Naruto: Shippuden)


Urakaku is a samurai from the Land of Iron and one of Mifune’s right-hand men alongside Okisuke. Urakaku can be described as a very solemn and dutiful individual as seen by him carrying out his assigned tasks to the letter without hesitation. 

17. Ukon (Naruto)


Sakon and his older brother Ukon were twin brothers from Otogakure and the apparent leaders of the Sound Four. In the anime, the Sound Four were originally prisoners of Orochimaru, forced to fight other prisoners to the death in battle royales, and by surviving their respective matches, they proved themselves to be the strongest of Orochimaru’s prisoners and as such were made his bodyguards.


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16. Ulchi (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)


Ulchi is one of the Human chimera associated with Greed’s gang out of Devil’s Nest in Dublith. A significantly tall man presumably assigned to bouncer duty on the bar’s ground floor, Ulchi was alchemically combined with the genes of a crocodile. 

15. Urey Rockbell (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Urey Rockbell

Dr. Urey Rockbell was the father of Winry Rockbell, the son of Pinako Rockbell, the father-in-law of Edward Elric, and the maternal grandfather of Edward and Winry’s unnamed children. He grew up, lived, and worked in Resembool as a surgeon alongside his wife, Sarah Rockbell. 

14. Urouge (One Piece)


Urouge, nicknamed the Mad Monk, is a pirate hailing from a sky island and captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates. He is one of twelve pirates referred to as the “Worst Generation” in One Piece.

13. Undertaker (Black Butler)


The Undertaker is an ex-Grim Reaper (Shinigami) and a funeral director who works within the underworld of Britain. He is currently one of the primary antagonists of the manga/anime series Black Butler and he frequently acts as an informant to Ciel Phantomhive and his demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis before turning on them. 

12. Uwabami (My Hero Academia)


Snake Hero: Uwabami is a Pro Hero and a celebrity and is an attractive and curvy woman with long blonde hair that is styled in curly locks in the front with folded curls in the back that is pressed by a curved plate and golden eyes with vertically slit pupils. Her most distinguishing feature is the three snakes (a rattlesnake, a yellow King cobra snake, and a Japanese rat snake) that are seen protruding from her hair. 


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11. Ume (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba)


Over a century ago, Daki was a human child by the name of Ume, who lived in the Rashomon Riverbank of Yoshiwara, the lowest class of the Entertainment District, before she and Gyutaro were turned into demons personally by Douma, who was Upper-Rank Six at the time.


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10. Urokodaki Sakonji (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba)


Urokodaki Sakonji is a retired member of the Demon Slayer Corps in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, having held the position of the previous Water Hashira, and is the main cultivator of the Water Breathing, having trained Giyu Tomioka, Tanjiro Kamado, Sabito, and Makomo. 

9. Uta (Tokyo Ghoul)


Uta is a ghoul and an old friend of Renji Yomo and Itori in the Tokyo Ghoul series. He owns the HySy ArtMask Studio, where he sells masks, whilst also being a member of the Clowns, and is known as No Face to the CCG investigators. 


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8. Uraraka Ochaco (My Hero Academia)

Uraraka Ochaco

Uraraka Ochaco, also known as Uravity, is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero and one of the major protagonists of My Hero Academia. At first glance, Ochaco doesn’t seem like one of the strongest combatants, but over the course of her time at U.A. High School, she has drastically improved her combat prowess to become a very capable combatant. 

7. Utakata (Naruto: Shippuden)


Utakata was a missing-nin from Kirigakure and the jinchūriki of the Six-Tails. He is a stoic, calm, and carefree individual, who prefers solitude and is not particularly talkative. 

6. Uvogin (HunterxHunter)


Uvogin was member #11 of the Phantom Troupe, the tallest and most muscular member of the Phantom Troupe. Uvogin was a typical Enhancer: determined, headstrong, simple, and sometimes disrespectful, and was barbaric in manner, viewing even pain as merely a nuisance.


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5. Ulquiorra Schiffer (Bleach)

Ulquiorra Cifer

A slender, yet fairly muscular, male Arrancar of average height with a melancholic appearance, Ulquiorra Cifer is the fourth Espada in Aizen’s army of Arrancar. Ulquiorra is a very cold, callous, and dispassionate figure, and is rather aloof, brooding, and indifferent, willing to harm his comrades in addition to his enemies should they get in his way, and often refers to anyone he does not find interesting as “trash”, and treats them as expendable.

4. Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

Usagi Tsukino

Usagi Tsukino is the civilian identity of the Sailor Guardian of Love and Justice, Sailor Moon, who serves as the titular protagonist of the series. Originally from a prosperous civilization on the Moon known as the Moon Kingdom, she was reborn on Earth and reawakened as the leader of the Sailor Senshi. 

3. Unohana Retsu (Bleach)

Unohana Retsu

Unohana Retsu, formerly known as Yachiru Unohana, was the former captain of the Fourth Division in the Gotei 13 and her lieutenant was Isane Kotetsu. She was one of the oldest and most experienced captains, and was Soul Society’s best healer, as well as the first person to wield the name “Kenpachi”.

2. Uryū Ishida (Bleach)

Uryu Ishida

Uryū Ishida is a Gemischt Quincy residing in Karakura Town, a doctor at Karakura Hospital, and a friend of Ichigo Kurosaki. He is a former member of the Wandenreich’s Sternritter with the designation “A” – “Antithesis”, formerly one of Yhwach’s Schutzstaffel, and was once designated as his future successor.

1. Usopp (One Piece)


“God” Usopp is the sniper of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is the fourth member of the crew and the third to join, doing so at the end of the Syrup Village Arc, and although he left the crew during the Water 7 Arc, he rejoined at the end of the Post-Enies Lobby Arc.