11+ Anime Characters With Names That Start With A

You have probably noticed my obsession with ranking various anime characters based on whatever characteristics I can find. Eyes, hair, birthday, we have it all! From today, I might add another characteristic to these posts: anime characters ranked according to the letter they are starting with. And we are starting with no other than anime characters who have names that start with A.

Obviously, there are way more anime characters with names that start with the letter A that don’t get to be on this list since the space is limited. I tried my best to curate a well-balanced list.

And so, here are the 11+ anime characters with names that start with the letter A!

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11. Aqua

  • Anime: KonoSuba

Despite looking like an ordinary cute girl, Aqua is actually a goddess. Having a voluptuous body and a kawaii face, she possesses extraordinary beauty.

After she becomes an adventurer in the Fantasy world thanks to Kazuma (the protagonist), she reveals her true nature: she is a fun-loving, bubbly, and jovial girl.

Many times, Kazuma’s party ends up in disastrous (and hilarious) situations thanks to Aqua’s foolishness.

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10. Accelerator

  • Anime: the Toaru series

Imagine being the most powerful human in the world. How would it make you feel? That’s Accelerator in the Toaru Universe.

Starting off as a villain, he slowly transforms into an anti-hero character who develops empathy and conscience, mainly thanks to meeting a cute loli called Last Order. He even gets injured while trying to protect her.

But Accelerator wasn’t always a villain. It’s his past that made him the way he was at the beginning of the series, so he wasn’t a villain just for the sake of being one. He was ‘evil’ because of how people treated him. It made him completely detached from his feelings and the feelings of others.

Bonus trait: He fights both women and men with the same brutality. Even if they are cute.

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9. Allen Walker

  • Anime: D.Gray-Man

Allen is one of the purest, gentlest, and kindest souls I have seen in anime. He reminds me of Naruto with his determination and attitude, minus the annoying dumb part, so he is literally perfect in my eyes.

He is simply one of those characters who are OP while also having many other qualities like being intelligent, good-natured, and protective.

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8. Akeno Himejima

  • Anime: Highschool DxD

Akeno is one of the many waifus of Issei Hyoudou (the protagonist of Highschool DxD) and the best friend of Rias Gremory, the main female protagonist.

She is a charming young lady with a curvaceous figure.

Akeno appears collected, gentle, and elegant, however, this mellow behavior hides a true sadist in battle. Not only is she merciless towards her enemies but she also clearly enjoys inflicting pain or death upon them.

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7. Akame

  • Anime: Akame ga Kill

Akame is the hidden protagonist of Akame ga Kill.

She possesses unmatched reflexes, agility, and speed. Akame also wields a sword coated in poison with no known antidote, making her one of the deadliest and most overpowered characters in anime.

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6. Aslan Jade Callenreese

  • Anime: Banana Fish

A seventeen-year-old American, Aslan is in charge of a gang in New York City.

People love him for his handsomeness, intelligence, and charisma. But that’s not all. He is also amazing in combat and a wonderful marksman.

After all, it’s he who solves the mystery of ‘Banana Fish’ thanks to his wits.

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5. Armin Arlert

  • Anime: Attack on Titan

Armin Arlert is one of the series’ two deuteragonists. His leadership and keen strategic analysis will become critical to bringing peace to Paradis.

A physically weak child, Armin was a target of bullies until he befriended Eren and Mikasa Yeager. After their district fell to the titans and having reached the age to enlist, the three join the 104th Training Corps. An average fighter, Armin’s strength comes from his strategic analysis skills. His comrades look to him to assess their adversaries and direct their actions. With him possessing the world-ending Colossus Titan, Armin is always optimistic that conversation rather than violence can resolve problems.

Armin Arlert is one of the few Attack on Titan characters to remain true to themselves. A kind-natured individual, his priority is protecting friends, comrades, and the community. 

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4. Asuka Langley Soryu

  • Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion

Asuka spent many years training to become a pilot for the Evangelion. She takes pride in being an Eva pilot, sporting the A10 nerve hair clip at all times.

She appears to be proud and confident but under this façade, she is an extroverted mess. Asuka is broken, hurt, and trying to keep up a façade of being strong. All of these features make us empathize with her easily.

RELATED: Top 20 Best Anime Girls With Blue Eyes

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3. Alucard

  • Anime: Hellsing Ultimate

The most powerful vampire, Alucard, is also the most powerful weapon of the Hellsing Organization. This organization works against vampires and other supernatural forces.

Arrogant, ruthless, and egoistical, he is often seen taunting, tormenting, and playing with his opponents. Since Alucard is fundamentally immortal and invulnerable, he is without a doubt extremely overpowered and can afford to do such things.

However, he still has some humanity left in him because he still shows affection to those who are dear to him, meaning that he is not completely lost.

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2. Arataka Reigen

  • Anime: Mob Psycho 100

Arataka is Mob’s (the protagonist) mentor and boss. He owns and operates the Spirits and Such Consultation Office.

Arataka is an intelligent, caring, and honorable man.

He considers all people to be equal, no matter what kind of abilities they have and treats them with respect and kindness nevertheless.

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1. Asuna Yuuki

  • Anime: Sword Art Online

As the ultimate embodiment of the ideal waifu, Asuna is rightfully the top pick on this list of popular anime characters whose names start with the letter A. With her endearing combination of cuteness, loyalty, politeness, modesty, class, and power, Asuna is the complete package. Her ability to whip up delicious meals is just the icing on the cake!

Her status as a skilled player in Sword Art Online only further adds to her charm and makes her even more appealing to fans. With her incredible fighting skills and her charming personality, Asuna is a character that captures the hearts of audiences everywhere.

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Honorable Mentions:

  • Archer
  • All Might
  • Ace D. Portgas
  • Ai Hayasaka
  • Azusa Nakano
  • Akane Tsunemori
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Mia Milanová
Mia Milanová

For years, I've been writing about anime & digital marketing, fusing my academic background (psychology) with my love for writing and anime (200+ shows devoured!). At 9 Tailed Kitsune, I share my love for anime and create a space for fans to connect. ✨

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