C is an awesome starting letter for names. One of my favorite names gotta be Claire (my hunter in World of Warcraft is named Claire Bennet), so I was really hoping that I can find some popular anime characters with that name. It proved to be fruitful and on top of that, there are many more fantastic anime characters that have names that start with the letter C, as you are soon about to find out!
I was a bit surprised that most characters with names that start with C aren’t that notorious when I compare them to the characters with names that start with the letter A, M, or L. I wonder why this is the case.
And before someone asks in the comments, it’s only C. Not CH. I’ll make a separate list for CH later! 😉
Here are the 10 most popular anime characters whose names start with the letter C!
10. Calcifer (Howl’s Moving Castle)
Calcifer is a Fire demon bound to the hearth of Howl’s castle, which he heats and powers. This is thanks to a mysterious contract between Howl & Calcifer.
Despite his playful looks, he is a powerful entity with immense magical powers.
9. Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy)
One of gaming’s most iconic and complex characters, Cloud Strife being a deconstruction character archetype of the JRPG genre made him stand out at the time to the point he became the most popular FF character.
He has a lot in common with gamers and their own childhood/early teen experiences. This includes stuff like difficulty making friends, talking to girls, and feeling like he doesn’t know who he really is or where he belongs. Cloud is depressingly human, more so than any other FF character before or since
8. Casca (Berserk)
A tragic character, Casca is a former unit commander of the Band of the Falcon and a capable swordswoman.
Casca proved to be a formidable leader who can boost the morale of mercenaries with no problem. It’s like she was born for the role of leader.
Unfortunately, she meets an awful end due to the betrayal of one of her closest friends.
7. Clare (Claymore)
In the world of Claymore, being referred to as ‘Claymores’ exist. They are half-human and half-yoma hybrid warriors of the unnamed organization that creates and commands them.
Clare is initially looked down upon as the weakest Claymore because she is only 1/4 yoma as opposed to 1/2. That, however, changes, when she becomes half-awakened, meaning that she becomes way more powerful than an ordinary Claymore. This is due to her own efforts and the help of others.
While she appears cold on the surface, her real heart is a whirlpool of passion.
6. Crona (Soul Eater)
Crona is a demon sword Master who lacks self-esteem and has a pessimistic view of the world.
Being a shy introvert raised by a stone-hearted mother, they have trouble dealing with various situations and do not really have any aspirations except for fulfilling their mother’s goal in hopes of earning her affection.
This apathetic view of the world starts to change after Crona meets Maka and enrolls at DWMA. They not only gain more confidence but also become happier and more relaxed.
5. Claire Stanfield (Baccano!)
Ladies, hands off! This handsome young man is married. 😉
Claire was OP before it was cool. Being the best assassin humanity has ever known, he possesses supernatural agility, strength, and dexterity. While he takes his job as an assassin very seriously, he is friendly and charming when not on the job.
Don’t get the wrong idea, his methods of killing his targets are brutal and cold-blooded. He leaves his victims caked in a layer of blood, hence the nickname ‘Vino’. At the same time, he would never harm an innocent person and he would even go out of his way to save the lives of innocent people.
4. Celty Sturluson
This badass girl is an Irish fairy who came to Japan to look for her stolen head. Yep, she is a headless raider. Literally.
She spends her days riding around the town on her motorbike, beating up crooks, and saving innocent people from all kinds of dangerous situations.
While she might not look ‘human’ since she has no head under her helmet, her actions prove that she is more human than most humans. Other people generally find her kind, optimistic, and amiable.
3. Conan Edogawa
Who does not know this famous and recognizable character? I remember that I was about 6 and Detective Conan was a big hit. The series has been airing since 1994 and the anime has more than 1000 episodes. The franchise also released 23 movies!
Even though Conan looks like a kid, make no mistake—his looks were altered because he had been exposed to poison and he is mentally 17 years old.
He used to be known as a teenage detective with a keen mind and great analytical skills, and this carried over to this new form as well, making him one of the greatest assets for solving mysterious cases. Hopefully, he will also find an antidote to turn him back into his original body.
2. Ciel Phanthomhive (Black Butler)
A December-born boy, Ciel has gone through a lot despite his young age. His whole family was murdered, his home burned, and he and his twin were sold off to a religious cult.
After everything was taken from him, the horrendous events during the ritual sacrifice led to the conclusion of an unexpected contract between the summoned demon and Ciel.
The demon butler and Ciel now work together to give those who betrayed and defiled the name of Phantomhive a taste of the humiliation and pain Ciel suffered.
1. C.C. (Code Geass)
Among the top anime characters whose names start with the letter C, C.C.‘s charm prevails and makes her outshine all other characters in this category. From her looks through her personality to her powers, she is one of the most iconic anime females we have been blessed with in the past years. I’ve seen over 200 anime series and know a LOT of female anime characters, but when I first saw C.C., I instantly recognized that she is a top-tier waifu. She is shrouded in mystery, which makes people love her even more.
While she looks like a teenager that could not be further from the truth. C.C. is at least 500 years old and is, as you probably have figured, immortal.
In her long life, she has been bestowing the mysterious power of Geass upon multiple people in hopes of getting her only wish granted.
No one wants to be lonely and luckily for her, she eventually meets Lelouch, the MC of Code Geass, who is more than a perfect match for her.
Hi, my name is Mia, and I am the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I am a big fan of esports, games, and anime. When I was around 7 years old, Phantom Thief Jeanne sparked my fascination for anime, and it has never faded!