Anime Characters that Start with Y: Iconic Names

Y for Yukihira Souma, Y for Yamamoto Shigekuni Genryūsai, Y for Yamato. In this article, you will find the most iconic anime characters whose names start with Y.

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55. Yammy Llargo (Bleach)

Yammy Llargo is an Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen’s army. He holds the rank of the 10th Espada, but becomes the 0 Espada after releasing his Zanpakutō. 

54. Yumichika Ayasegawa (Bleach)

Yumichika Ayasegawa is the 3rd Seat officer and former 5th Seat officer in the 11th Division of the Gotei 13, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki. Yumichika is an incredibly vain narcissist who judges almost everyone and everything by beauty but is a powerful combatant and wanted to become the third Seat of his Division, as he thought the kanji for the number three was the most beautiful. 

53. Yuzu Kurosaki (Bleach)

Yuzu Kurosaki is the fraternal twin of Karin, the younger sister of Ichigo Kurosaki, and the daughter of Isshin Shiba and Masaki Kurosaki. Compared to Karin, Yuzu is more soft-spoken, more empathetic, and takes care of the housework, such as cooking meals and tidying up the living space, on a daily basis.

52. Yukio Hans Vorarlberna (Bleach)

Yukio Hans Vorarlberna is a Fullbringer and formerly member No. 005 of the organization known as Xcution. He is also the president of his family’s company, Y. Hans Enterprise

51. Yosaku (One Piece)

Yosaku along with Johnny are old friends and former bounty hunting partners of Strawhat Pirates’ combatant, Roronoa Zoro. He is an ally of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Baratie Arc and the Arlong Park Arc. 

50. Yukino Agria (Fairy Tail)

Yukino Agria is a Celestial Spirit Mage and a member of the former strongest Guild in Fiore, Sabertooth. She is also the younger sister of Sorano.

49. Yuno Gasai (Future Diary)

Yuno Gasai is the main female protagonist of the Future Diary series, the Second in the Survival Game and she is the owner of the “Yukiteru Diary/ Diary of future love”. She is obsessed with Yukiteru Amano, the main male protagonist of the story who is her love interest. 

48. Yuka Suzuki (Fairy Tail)

Yuka Suzuki is a Mage of Lamia Scale Guild and one of Lyon Vastia’s allies. He serves as the guild’s Anti-Mage, as his Wave Magic can cancel out others’ Magic. 

47. Yahiko Mojin (Rurouni Kenshin)

Yahiko Mojin was the only son of a low-ranking samurai family but was orphaned during the early years of the Meiji era when his already low-income family fell on hard times. Having no one else to turn to, Yahiko was made a pickpocket in the Tanishi yakuza, to whom his late parents owed a considerable sum of money. 

46. Yugi Mutou (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Yugi Mutou is the main protagonist of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, along with Yami Yugi and it was stated once that Yugi is the modern-day version of Pharaoh Atem. Yugi possessed the three-thousand-year-old (five thousand in the dub) mystical Millennium Puzzle, which allowed his body to bear host to the spirit of the Puzzle, Yami Yugi. 

45. Yukino Yukinoshita (Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Come Wa Machigatteiru)

Yukino Yukinoshita is the deuteragonist of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. She is a student of Class 2J of Sobu High School and the founding president of the Service Club and was the only member until Hachiman Hikigaya joined her. 

44. Yosetsu Awase (My Hero Academia)

Yosetsu Awase, also known as Welder, is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. 

43. Yawara Chatora (My Hero Academia)

Yawara Chatora, also known as Tiger, is a Pro Hero and member of the Wild, Wild Pussycats in My Hero Academia.

42. Yayoi Kunizuka (Psycho-Pass)

Yayoi Kunizuka is a journalist and former Enforcer in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Safety Bureau. In Psycho-Pass 3, she is a restored citizen (i.e. a latent criminal whose Psycho-Pass has dropped below 100) but remains a skilled detective, and while on active duty she was considered a specialist at controlling robots and was usually seen directing drones for the team.

41. Yome (Naruto Shippuden)

Yome is a kunoichi of Sunagakure and a teammate of Sen and Shira. 

40. Yashiro Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)

Yashiro Uchiha was a member of the Uchiha clan and the Konoha Military Police Force in Naruto Shippuden

39. Yagura Karatachi (Naruto Shippuden)

Yagura Karatachi was the jinchūriki of the Three-Tails, Isobu, and the Fourth Mizukage of Kirigakure.

38. Yūgao Uzuki (Naruto Shippuden)

Yūgao Uzuki is an Anbu of Konohagakure. During her early years as an Anbu, Yūgao served under Kakashi Hatake, looking up to him as a role model.

37. Yūkimaru (Naruto Shippuden)

Yūkimaru is a young orphan who became one of Orochimaru’s test subjects, due to his ability to partially control the Three-Tails.

36. Yoroi Akadō (Naruto Shippuden)

Yoroi Akadō is a Konohagakure shinobi and a teammate of Kabuto Yakushi and Misumi Tsurugi, who later defected and joined Orochimaru and Otogakure. 

35. Yoki (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Yoki is the reluctant traveling partner of Scar and a former member of the military. 

34. Yushiro (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba)

Yushiro is the traveling companion of Tamayo and a close ally of Tanjiro Kamado. Yushiro was turned into a demon by Tamayo when he had a terminal illness.

33. Yahaba (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba)

Yahaba, along with Susamaru, is the main antagonists of the Asakusa Arc of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He was a demon who aspired to join Muzan Kibutsuji’s Twelve Kizuki. 

32. Yuki Tsukumo (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Yuki Tsukumo is one of only four special-grade jujutsu sorcerers. Yuki is not aligned with Jujutsu High, so her reputation paints her as the only special grade sorcerer who doesn’t take on missions.

31. Yoshinobu Gakuganji (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Yoshinobu Gakuganji is the principal at Kyoto Jujutsu High and a member of the jujutsu higher-ups. 

30. Yuga Aoyama (My Hero Academia)

Yuga Aoyama, also known as the Shining Hero: Can’t Stop Twinkling, is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. 

29. Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho)

Yusuke Urameshi is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series YuYu Hakusho. He is a Spirit Detective who is tasked with protecting the Human World from various supernatural threats over the course of the series and his closest friends, as well as greatest allies, include Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei, Keiko, Genkai, Koenma, and Botan.

28. Yamcha (Dragon Ball)

Yamcha is a major deuteragonist in the Dragon Ball manga and in the anime Dragon Ball, and later a supporting tritagonist in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, with a few appearances in Dragon Ball GT. He is a former boyfriend of Bulma and a lifelong best friend of Puar. 

27. Yukio Okumura (Blue Exorcist)

Yukio Okumura is the son of Satan and a human, Yuri Egin, and the younger twin brother of Okumura Rin. Due to the weakness of his body at birth, Satan’s powers transferred from Yukio’s body into Rin’s body but Yukio received his Mashour rite, which allows people to see demons after gaining an injury from one, from Rin at birth. 

26. Ylva (Vinland Saga)

Ylva is Thorfinn’s older sister and the daughter of Thors and Helga. She remained in Iceland and is married to Ari. 

25. Yoshitoki Washuu (Tokyo Ghoul)

Yoshitoki Washuu was the Bureau Director of the CCG’s Main Office and Tsuneyoshi Washuu’s son. In his youth, he went by the name Chika Washuu.

24. Yukinori Shinohara (Tokyo Ghoul)

Yukinori Shinohara is a Special Class Ghoul Investigator in Tokyo Ghoul and an Investigation Commander in Division I. He was assigned to the 20th ward and responsible for the investigation of the Binge Eater. 

23. Yakumo Oomori (Tokyo Ghoul)

Better known as 13th Ward’s Jason or Yamori, Yakumo was an officer of the ghoul terrorist organization Aogiri Tree and the founder of the 13th Ward White Suits. A sadistic ghoul with a violent temperament, Yakumo received the epithet Jason due to his brutality, a reference to pop culture character, Jason Voorhees.

22. Yoriko Kosaka (Tokyo Ghoul)

Yoriko Kosaka is a normal human and Touka’s friend. She is aiming to become a chef. 

21. Yoshimura (Tokyo Ghoul)

Yoshimura is a ghoul and the manager of the Anteiku cafe. He tries to help all ghouls, who can’t hunt for themselves. 

20. Yaoyorozu Momo (My Hero Academia)

Yaoyorozu Momo, also known as the Everything Hero: Creati, is the vice class representative of Class 1-A at U.A. High School, where she got in through official recommendations and is training there to become a Pro Hero. Momo is a very prudent, dedicated person who acts as a natural leader and is generally level-headed and calm in dangerous situations, but she isn’t above falling into a panic. 

19. Yugito Nii (Naruto Shippuden)

Yugito Nii was a jōnin from Kumogakure and the jinchūriki of the Two-Tails, Matatabi. Yugito was a highly-skilled and powerful kunoichi that even Killer B looked up to, despite her being younger than him.

18. Yahiko (Naruto Shippuden)

Yahiko was a shinobi from Amegakure. Alongside his fellow war orphans, Nagato and Konan, he founded and led the Akatsuki in an attempt to bring peace. 

17. Yuno (Black Clover)

Yuno Grinberryall is an orphan who was left under the care of a church in Hage after the downfall of House Grinberryall, the former royal family of the Spade Kingdom. He wields a four-leaf clover grimoire and is a Magic Knight of the Clover Kingdom’s Golden Dawn and Royal Knights squads.

16. Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover)

Yami Sukehiro is a foreigner from the Hino Country and the first captain of the Clover Kingdom’s Black Bull squad of the Magic Knights. He is also a former member of the Grey Deer squad.

15. Yuu Nishinoya (Haikyuu!!)

Yu Nishinoya was a second-year student at Karasuno High School and served as the libero for the school’s volleyball team and was referred to by his teammates as “Karasuno’s Guardian Deity” for his remarkable skills. After high school, Nishinoya retired from volleyball in favor of traveling the world. 

14. Yukihira Souma (Shokugeki No Soma)

Yukihira Souma is the main protagonist of Shokugeki no Soma, the son of Jōichirō Yukihira and Tamako Yukihira, and the proud owner of Restaurant Yukihira. He is a 92nd Tōtsuki Generation alumnus and a former resident of Polar Star Dormitory and also a previous 1st seat of the Elite Ten Council.

13. Yachiru Kusajishi (Bleach)

Yachiru Kusajishi is the former lieutenant of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki, as well as the former President of the Shinigami Women’s Association. Yachiru is childlike in most aspects – she is small, cheerful, energetic, and carefree most of the time and is often latched onto the back of her captain, Kenpachi Zaraki, just over his left shoulder and is somewhat territorial about this position.

12. Yamato (Naruto)

Yamato, also known as “Tenzō”, are both code names for this Anbu-turned-jōnin of Konohagakure. As his Wood Release would allow him to be able to keep the Nine-Tails sealed within Naruto Uzumaki in check, he was reassigned from Anbu to the regular forces, joining Team Kakashi as a temporary replacement for their jōnin-sensei, Kakashi Hatake.

11. Yuuta Okkotsu (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Yuuta Okkotsu was initially a special grade cursed human haunted by his late childhood friend, Rika Orimoto. Satoru Gojo mentored Yuta and enrolled him at Tokyo Jujutsu High. 

10. Yasopp (One Piece)

Yasopp, known as “Chaser”, is the sniper and an executive of the Red Hair Pirates in One Piece. He is also the father of Usopp and the widower of Banchina.

9. Yasutora Sado (Bleach)

Yasutora Chad, also known as Chad, is a Human living in Karakura Town. He is a professional boxer who participates in televised matches and was a classmate of Ichigo Kurosaki’s during their time at Karakura High School. 

8. Ymir Fritz (Attack On Titan)

Ymir Fritz was the first person to obtain the power of the Titans and was a slave of the Eldian king, who abused her power to bring prosperity to Eldia while devastating Marley and the rest of the world. Thirteen years after awakening her power, she died protecting the king; her corpse was then forcibly cannibalized by their daughters, Maria, Rose, and Sheena, and her powers then split into what eventually became known as the Nine Titans.

7. Ymir (Attack On Titan)

Ymir was a graduate of the 104th Training Corps in Attack on Titan, a former member of the Survey Corps, and also had the ability to transform into the Jaw Titan, and had knowledge about the true nature of Titans and the history of the world outside the Walls. Initially, Ymir appeared to be selfish, cynical, uncooperative, and confrontational but she later revealed a kinder side, especially around Historia Reiss.

6. Yoriichi Tsugikuni (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba)

Yoriichi Tsugikuni is a legendary Demon Slayer who lived nearly 500 years ago during the Sengoku Era (the Golden Age of Demon Slayers), as well as the strongest Demon Slayer to have ever existed. He is also the inventor of Breathing Styles, being the one who created the first ever Breathing Style that would eventually become the Hinokami Kagura used by Tanjiro Kamado and members of the Kamado Family. 

5. Yamato (One Piece)

The daughter of one of the Four Emperors of the Sea, Kaidou, Yamato is a principal ally of the StrawHat Pirates during the Wano Country Arc. Her father groomed her to become his heir from a young age, but she instead developed a profound admiration for the legendary samurai Kozuki Oden (who was a 2nd Division Commander of the Whitebeard Pirates and also a member of the Roger Pirates).

4. Yoruichi Shihōin (Bleach)

Yoruichi Shihōin is the former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13, as well as the former commander of the Onmitsukidō, and her lieutenant was Marenoshin Ōmaeda. Having abandoned her command of both positions, she works with Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi, based in the Urahara Shop out in the Human World. 

3. Yuuji Itadori (Jujutsu Kaisen)

The central protagonist of the Jujutsu Kaisen series, Yuuji Itadori is a teenager with superhuman peak abilities who was living an ordinary life until he ate one of Ryoumen Sukuna’s fingers, the most powerful curse to ever exist, and henceforth became his vessel.

2. Yhwach (Bleach)

Yhwach, often referred to simply as “Your Majesty” by his underlings, is the Father of the Quincy and the emperor of the Wandenreich, with the designation “A”- “The Almighty”. He is the son of the Soul King and a self-proclaimed lover of peace, hating conflict and believing painful battles should be ended as quickly as possible.

1. Yamamoto Shigekuni Genryūsai (Bleach)

Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto was the captain of the 1st Division in the Gotei 13 and also the Captain-Commander of the whole Gotei 13 in Bleach. After being cast into Hell, he has gained the epithet of “Founder of the Gotei”.

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