Anime Underground The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords  

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Here is our list of the best swordsman in anime, including samurai, demons, shinobi, and anyone in general who wields a blade. Who is your favorite anime character that uses a sword? Is it the pirate hunter Roronoa Zoro? What about substitute soul reaper Ichigo Kurosaki, or the medieval swordsman Guts? No matter who you love, we want you to vote for your top anime character that fights using a sword. They don't have to exclusively be a sword fighter- we have characters like Sasuke on this list that don't always fight with a blade. If one of your favorites is missing, then definitely add them to the list! That way other people can vote for your pick, and that character might even make it to the top. We intentionally didn't include every character from Bleach since there are so many, but feel free to add as many of the soul reapers as you want.

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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Roronoa Zoro One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta

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Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

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Mugen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

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Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

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Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kenpachi Zaraki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

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Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

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Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Byakuya Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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Guts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Guts Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey, Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King

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Asuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

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Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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Hiei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

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Killer B is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

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Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

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Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

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Saber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Saber Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

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King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sesshomaru Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Renji Abarai Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

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Akame is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
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Dante is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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Trunks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Trunks Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

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Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

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Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Meliodas

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Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

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Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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Vicious is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

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Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

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Black Star is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

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Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

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Griffith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Griffith Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King, Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey

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Brook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Brook One Piece (JP), One Piece Film: Strong World, One Piece Film: Z

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Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

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Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kakashi Hatake Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

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Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

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Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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Mifune is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mifune Soul Eater