The 20 Best Cancer Anime Characters Born June 22 - July 22

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 Bleachexhibit few if any Cancer traits. 

Which Cancer anime characters are your favorites? Vote them up and let the world know your opinion. 


  • Killua Zoldyck - 'Hunter X Hunter'
    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. 

    5,107 votes
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    3,066 VOTES

    Nagisa Shiota - 'Assassination Classroom'

    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.

    3,066 votes
  • 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. 

    2,389 votes
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    2,168 VOTES

    Haruka Nanase - 'Free!'

    Birthday: June 30th

    While most Cancers are pouring their energy into interpersonal relationships, Haruka Nanase is focused on his relationship with water. That said, Cancer is a water sign - Haru wouldn't have it any other way.

    2,168 votes
  • Birthday: July 1st

    Touka Kirishima is a little more abrasive and standoffish than a typical Cancer might be - but with all the trauma she's experienced, one can hardly blame her for having trust issues. 

    2,340 votes
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    3,457 VOTES

    Izuku Midoriya - 'My Hero Academia'

    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.

    3,457 votes