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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2
+ - 6,769 5,530
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

3
+ - 6,727 4,782
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
+ - 5,811 3,937
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kenpachi Zaraki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

5
+ - 9,455 5,204
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
+ - 6,599 3,697
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

7
+ - 5,165 2,811
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
+ - 4,498 3,136
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

9
+ - 4,759 3,696
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
+ - 5,700 3,682
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

11
+ - 3,400 1,675
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

12
+ - 3,600 3,102
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

13
+ - 8,718 2,701
Guts is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
+ - 4,477 3,605
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

15
+ - 3,392 1,831
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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16
+ - 3,377 2,159
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

17
+ - 2,033 2,077
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

18
+ - 3,561 1,594
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

19
+ - 2,106 2,085
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

20
+ - 3,025 2,192
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

21
+ - 2,488 1,451
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

22
+ - 2,084 1,899
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

23
+ - 3,129 1,260
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

24
+ - 2,504 1,375
Saber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Saber Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

25
+ - 4,704 1,940
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

26
+ - 2,001 1,293
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Akame

27
+ - 1,502 1,560
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Renji Abarai Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

28
+ - 1,989 1,711
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

29
+ - 2,057 1,396
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sesshomaru Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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30
+ - 1,325 1,477
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

31
+ - 2,050 1,187
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

32
+ - 2,488 1,092
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Meliodas

33
+ - 1,275 1,450
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

34
+ - 1,846 1,099
Dante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

35
+ - 2,536 1,635
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 35 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

36
+ - 1,280 1,006
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

37
+ - 1,488 1,358
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

38
+ - 1,293 810
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

39
+ - 1,246 1,049
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

40
+ - 1,054 961
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

41
+ - 845 1,013
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

42
+ - 1,276 1,175
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

43
+ - 481 287
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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44
+ - 1,208 1,371
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

45
+ - 1,491 1,246
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
+ - 946 952
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

47
+ - 1,232 1,210
Brook is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Brook One Piece (JP), One Piece Film: Strong World, One Piece Film: Z

48
+ - 1,428 1,015
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kakashi Hatake Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

49
+ - 995 908
Ryuuko Matoi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

50
+ - 896 1,046
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rukia Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black