Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Z for Zenitsu Agatsuma, Z for Zeke Yeager, Z for Zaraki Kenpachi. In this article, you will find the most iconic anime characters whose names start with Z.

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55. Zero (Vampire Knight)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zero Kiryu is both an ex-human vampire and a vampire hunter. Zero is the older twin brother of Ichiru Kiryu, Yuki Kuran’s partner, and the biological father of Ren Kiryu. 

54. Zennosuke Kurumadani (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zennosuke Kurumadani sometimes referred to as either “Afro-san” or “Af-san” due to his large Afro, is the Shinigami who replaces Rukia Kuchiki as the guardian of the areas around Karakura Town, and is a member of the Thirteenth Division. After Rukia Kuchiki is arrested and brought back to Soul Society, Zennosuke replaces her in guarding Karakura Town against Hollows, and during his time in Karakura Town, he discovers that an unusually high number of townsfolk can see him. 

53. Zeno (Yona Of The Dawn)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeno is the Original Ouryuu, one of the four Dragon Warriors and he possesses the blood of the yellow dragon deity. Later, it is revealed that he is actually the original Ouryuu who once served King Hiryuu 2,000 years ago, and later on, he became the fifth person and final dragon to join Yona and Hak on their journey. 

52. Zakuro (Katekyo Hitman!)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zakuro is the real Storm Funeral Wreath and as such possesses the Storm Mare Ring and with the other Funeral Wreaths, Zakuro reigned over Parallel Worlds; however, in this universe, they instead faced great misfortunes. Byakuran found them and, because of their resolution to him, showed them how to become stronger. 

51. Zapp Renfro (Kekkai Sensen)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zapp Renfro is a member of the Libra organization and master of the Big Dipper blood-fighting style along with Zed O’Brien who was taught by Raju Jugei Shizuyoshi. Described as a hotheaded, hyper-sexual juvenile punk, he is easily annoyed and quick to lose his temper & his juvenile actions often get him & others into trouble.

50. Zaku Abumi (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zaku Abumi was a shinobi from Otogakure and a member of Team Dosu, which took part in the Chūnin Exams under covert orders from Orochimaru. In the anime, growing up as an orphan that lived on the streets and stole for a living, he was beaten for it and when Orochimaru found him, he told Zaku that he saw potential in him and offered to help him develop it in exchange for his loyalty, which Zaku accepted. 

49. Zanza (Rurouni Kenshin)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

A former member of the disgraced Sekihō Army, in his youth, Sanosuke spent the years after the Meiji Revolution taking out his frustrations as a “fight merchant” under the name Zanza, all the while hating the Ishin-Shishi that framed and murdered his comrades as well as the flawed Meiji government that they created. After meeting Kenshin, however, Sano is able to put his feelings aside and end his fighting merchant days – instead taking up with Kenshin’s group at Kamiya Dōjō.

48. Zazie The Beast (Trigun)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

In the manga, Zazi lived on the planet Gunsmoke even before the nailed people, he was the leader of the legion of insects inhabiting the entire planet. In the anime, Zazi Beast is the youngest member of the Gung-Ho-Guns, he also controls bodies and calls himself No. 4 of the Gung-Ho-Guns. 

47. Zodd The Immortal (Berserk)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zodd is a legendary swordsman and powerful apostle said to have killed thousands of adversaries on the battlefield. After intervals of inactivity and purported death, Zodd resurfaces on the battlefield to continue his slaughter, having done so unmitigatedly for roughly 300 years. 

46. Zurako (Gintama)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zurako was a parasitic wart who took the appearance and personality of Katsura Kotarou. Zurako has the same appearance as his host, Katsura Kotarou, although he wears female clothes and has more feminine features. 

45. Zanku (Akame Ga Kill!)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zanku, also known as Zanku the Beheader or Zank, was a notorious serial killer. He was known for severing off the heads of his victims, as his moniker implies.

44. Zommari Rureaux (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zommari Rureaux is an Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen’s army, and the 7th Espada in the Bleach series.

43. Z (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Z, also known by his birth name and former epithet “Black Arm” Zephyr, was the Commander-in-Chief of the Neo Marines as well as a former Marine Admiral and instructor before his resignation.

42. Zeus (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeus the Thundercloud is a homie that is fused with Nami’s Sorcery Clima-Tact. Before merging with the Clima-Tact, he was owned by Big Mom, who would summon him from her left hand.

41. Zap (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zap is a non-canon character who appeared in the second TV special as a member of the Bayan Pirates and second in command.

40. Zenny (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zenny, also known as Zenny the Money Lender, is an old man from Goat Island. He is a debt collector who got stuck for 20 years on an island that was full of goats. 

39. Zeo (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeo is a Japanese wobbegong fish-man and the self-proclaimed “Noble of the Fish-Man District”. He was an officer of the New Fish-Man Pirates before their downfall and disbandment. 

38. Zucca (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zucca is an infamous New World pirate who allied himself with the Whitebeard Pirates in One Piece.

37. Zodia (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zodia is an infamous New World pirate who allied himself with the Whitebeard Pirates in One Piece.

36. Zambai (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zambai was a member of the Franky Family and was Franky’s right-hand man. After the time skip, he, Kiev, and Tamagon joined the Galley-La Company as Zambai’s Company Union.

35. Zera (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zera was a young girl who was the daughter of Zeeself, the Guild Master of Red Lizard. She died in X679 during Blue Skull’s raid on Tenrou Island but was used as Mavis Vermillion’s illusionary friend until X686.

34. Zekua Melon (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zekua Melon was a former Mage, adventure novelist under the pen name Kemu Zaleon, and the father of Kaby Melon. 

33. Zato (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zato is a prominent member of the Dark Guild Naked Mummy. 

32. Zoldeo (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zoldeo was a member of the Grimoire Heart Guild and one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory through possession of Capricorn’s body, being known as Caprico during this time.

31. Zancrow (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zancrow was a Flame God Slayer, a member of one of the most powerful Dark Guilds, Grimoire Heart, and was one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory.

30. Zellogi (Death Note)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zellogi is a Shinigami who takes an interest in Ryuk’s activities in the Human World, and humans in particular, after learning that Ryuk’s Death Note is in a human’s possession.

29. Zamasu (Dragon Ball)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zamasu is the Supreme Kai apprentice serving the Supreme Kai of Universe 10, Gowasu. He is also the former North Kai of Universe 10. 

28. Zeshin (Dragon Ball)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeshin is an extraterrestrial boy who appears in the Dragon Ball series. Zeshin is the leader of a colony of vagabond youths who travel space in an “invisible” ship after Frieza orders the invasion of their home planet. 

27. Zorn (Dragon Ball)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zorn is an anime-only Saiyan that appears in one of Frieza’s flashbacks. He stands to the left of King Vegeta’s throne and briefly pleads with him to not hand over Prince Vegeta to the tyrant. 

26. Zarbon (Dragon Ball)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zarbon is a member of the Frieza Force. He is a cunning warrior who serves alongside Dodoria as one of Frieza’s top two highest ranking Generals and right-hand men.

25. Zaratras (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zaratras is a Great Holy Knight and was once the strongest in the order of Liones’ Holy Knights before his death ten years prior to the beginning of the series. 

24. Zeal (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeal is the younger brother of Guila, and the son of the disgraced Holy Knight, Dale, who mysteriously disappeared while on a mission.

23. Zangei (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zangei was a bounty exchange master in Naruto Shippuden who ran one of the Land of Fire Bounty Stations. 

22. Zori (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zori is a samurai from the Land of Waves and he and his partner, Waraji, were mercenaries hired by Gatō to be his personal bodyguards. Zōri, contrary to his partner, seems to be the calmer of the two though he seems to be just as cruel and willing to kill Inari, but like his partner, he smiled when he broke into Tazuna’s house. 

21. Zeniru (One Punch Man)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeniru is a wealthy man, who seems to be rather worried about his public image, but seems to have no qualms secretly hiring unscrupulous characters such as Speed-o’-Sound Sonic as bodyguards.

20. Zenji (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zenji is a capo within the Mafia Community in HunterxHunter

19. Zepile (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zepile is an antique trader who helps Gon, Killua, and Leorio raise funds for the Southernpiece Auction in Yorknew City. He is also an examinee in the 288th Hunter Exam.

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18. Zushi (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zushi is a young participant of Heavens Arena and a practitioner of Shingen-ryu. Prior to Gon and Killua, he was Wing’s only student. 

17. Zazan (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zazan was a scorpion-like Chimera Ant Squadron Leader, who, after the death of the Chimera Ant Queen, proclaimed herself a Queen and set out to form her own colony.

16. Zenzou Hattori (Gintama)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zenzou Hattori is a highly skilled ninja, originally from the Oniwabanshuu. Much like Sakata Gintoki, he is somewhat of an odd jobs guy who does all kinds of work for money.

15. Zabimaru (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zabimaru is the manifested spirit of Renji Abarai’s Zanpakutō. During the Zanpakutō Rebellion initiated by Muramasa, Zabimaru takes on a new manifestation of two separate, humanoid beings; an adult woman and a small boy with a long tail.

14. Zora Ideale (Black Clover)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zora Ideale is a 1st class Junior Magic Knight of the Clover Kingdom’s Black Bull and Royal Knights squads, and the son of Zara Ideale, the first peasant Magic Knight. He assumes the identity of Xerx Lugner during the Royal Knights Selection Exam.

13. Zolf J. Kimblee (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zolf J. Kimblee the Crimson Lotus Alchemist, sometimes referred to as the Crimson Alchemist, is a recurring antagonist in the Fullmetal Alchemist series and is a former State Alchemist and special agent working under the direct orders of Führer King Bradley. Admittedly sadistic, Kimblee was imprisoned in Central City for several years after his official involvement in the Ishval Civil War for having infamously turned his unique brand of combustion-based combat alchemy on people who were not on his government-approved kill list.

12. Zombieman (One Punch Man)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zombieman is the S-Class Rank 8 professional hero of the Hero Association in One Punch Man. He is a product of the House of Evolution. Described as “a man that even in death cannot die,” Zombieman possesses one of the best regeneration capabilities in the series.

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11. Zeno Zoldyck (HunterxHunter)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeno Zoldyck is a professional assassin and an extremely skilled Nen practitioner and is the father of Silva Zoldyck and the grandfather of Killua Zoldyck. While Zeno is a witty old man, his advancing age has not dampened his quick thinking and speed in battle and despite his senior citizen status, he is a very formidable tactician and a skilled user of Nen. 

10. Zero (Code Geass)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zero is a public masked identity, originally created and assumed by the former and exiled prince, Lelouch vi Britannia. The mantle was eventually assumed by Suzaku Kururugi following Lelouch’s death.

9. Zeff (One Piece)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeff is the head chef and owner of Baratie, former captain of the Cook Pirates (in which he was known as “Red-Leg”), and was also Sanji‘s cooking mentor and adoptive father. While Zeff was always harshly critical towards Sanji, whom he calls ​”Little Eggplant” and “Little Brat” in the English dub; He did this to make Sanji into the great chef and tough fighter he is now. 

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8. Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeref Dragneel was considered to be the strongest, most evil Mage of all time, who possesses extremely dangerous, and powerful Magic. He is the founder and former Emperor of the Alvarez Empire, under the alias of Emperor Spriggan, the older brother of Natsu Dragneel and father of August.

7. Zangetsu (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zangetsu is the manifested spirit of Ichigo Kurosaki’s Zanpakutō as well as his inner Hollow and has been variously called Hollow Ichigo, more properly called The Hollow within Ichigo or White Ichigo. Zangetsu is the result of the fusion between the Hollow White that Ichigo inherited from his mother and the Shinigami powers he inherited from his father. 

6. Zetsu (Naruto Shippuden)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Black Zetsu and White Zetsu are allies of Tobi who helped him approach Nagato and officially joined Akatsuki seemingly long before Tobi. Although they exist as two separate identities, most of the time they are merged together and act as the singular Akatsuki member, Zetsu.

5. Zabuza Momochi (Naruto)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zabuza Momochi, given the moniker Demon of the Hidden Mist, was a missing-nin from Kirigakure’s Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. According to his former follower Gengo, Zabuza was once seen as charismatic and inspiring as he had previously dreamed of a society with shinobi as the ruling class; a dream which motivated his attempted coup against the Fourth Mizukage whom he disagreed with. 

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4. Zeno (Dragon Ball)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Grand Zeno, the Omni-King, is the supreme ruler of all the Multiverse and seemingly its most powerful being, and since the events of the “Future” Trunks Saga, Zeno co-rules jointly with his future counterpart. Like many deities, such as the angels, Zeno seems to have a general indifference about life, as well as all the other stuff within the multiverse, having destroyed six of the eighteen universes after a bout of anger, and also destroying several planets in a game he played with his future self 202 times.

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3. Zenitsu Agatsuma (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zenitsu Agatsuma is one of the main protagonists of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and along with Inosuke Hashibira, a traveling companion of Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado. He is also a Demon Slayer in the Demon Slayer Corps and a user of the Thunder Breathing style.

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2. Zeke Yeager (Attack On Titan)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Zeke Yeager was the former Captain of Marley’s Warrior Unit in Attack on Titan, assigned to take the Founding Titan from the Eldians of Paradis Island and was the inheritor of the Beast Titan, and was considered to be the strongest warrior by Reiner Braun, contrasting Levi Ackerman’s title of “humanity’s strongest soldier.” He manipulated and deceived both sides of the war between Eldia and Marley in order to achieve his own agenda of causing the extinction of his own people, which he viewed as “salvation.” 

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1. Zaraki Kenpachi (Bleach)

Anime Characters that Start with Z: Iconic Names

Kenpachi Zaraki is the current captain of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13 and is the eleventh Kenpachi to hold the position in Bleach. His first lieutenant was Yachiru Kusajishi and his current lieutenant is Ikkaku Madarame.

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