In addition to stats like gender, location, and magical powers, anime characters often have canon birthdays. Not only does this give dedicated fans a chance to celebrate their favorite characters once a year, but it also reveals their astrological sign. Sometimes, it seems like the creators were choosing their characters' signs with their personalities in mind because they exhibit most, if not all of the signs' signature traits. At other times, it seems like their sign wasn't considered.
With that in mind, let's take a look at Cancer sign anime characters - characters who were born between June 22nd and July 22nd. The fourth sign in the zodiac cycle is a water sign that's represented by the crab. Cancers are deeply empathetic, social people who are known for their powerful caretaking abilities - but they can easily slide into codependency and even self-harm when life is going badly. Izuku Midoriya of My Hero Academia is a great example of this phenomenon - he desperately wants to be a hero and help those in need, but he's so serious about it that he accidentally hurts himself in the process. Other characters, like Ichigo Kurosaki of Bleach, exhibit few if any Cancer traits.
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- Photo: Madhouse
Birthday: July 7th
Thanks to the Zoldyck family's brutal training regimen, Killua is a ruthless mercenary who has little energy for the empathy and emotional expression that characterizes his sign. But on the rare occasion that he gets to act like a kid, he shows compassion for his comrades and his family and enjoys snacking on chocolate.Are they a great anime character?
Nagisa Shiota - 'Assassination Classroom'Photo: Lerche
Birthday: July 20th
Nagisa Shiota is a serious and introspective young man who keeps his insecurities to himself. He has little in common with the effusive water sign - except when he gets older and becomes a teacher, displaying a talent for working with kids that Cancers tend to possess.Are they a great anime character?
Izuku Midoriya - 'My Hero Academia'Photo: Studio Bones
Birthday: July 15th
More than anything in the world, Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero and save other people from danger. That's why he's a shining example of his sign. Cancers are helpful, compassionate people who delight in helping others.Are they a great anime character?
- Photo: Studio Pierrot
Birthday: July 3rd
At first, Neji doesn't really channel any of Cancer's signature traits. When he loses his life in the process of protecting his cousin Hinata, he displays the signs' penchant for self-sacrifice.Are they a great anime character?