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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10,223 3,910
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
6,943 5,630
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
6,909 4,862
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
5,953 4,005
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
6,772 3,736
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

6
9,636 5,318
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
5,314 2,847
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
4,632 3,177
Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
mohammad-syafiq added Byakuya Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

9
4,898 3,742
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
5,839 3,745
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

11
3,471 1,710
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

12
3,697 3,147
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

13
8,817 2,730
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
4,555 3,655
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
3,434 2,185
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

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16
3,463 1,870
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
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17
3,620 1,615
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

18
2,063 2,115
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

19
3,086 2,210
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

20
2,145 2,108
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

21
2,536 1,476
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

22
2,128 1,918
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
2,564 1,391
Saber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
laïn-raïn added Saber Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

24
3,169 1,281
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

25
4,768 1,958
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

26
2,051 1,315
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

27
1,530 1,588
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
2,024 1,734
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

29
2,098 1,412
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
1,342 1,501
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

31
2,543 1,109
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

32
2,098 1,209
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

33
1,875 1,116
Dante is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

34
1,292 1,471
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

35
2,576 1,654
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Trunks Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

36
1,303 1,022
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

37
1,320 821
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

38
1,520 1,374
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

39
1,273 1,064
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
1,076 975
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

41
858 1,029
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

42
1,303 1,189
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

43
501 299
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
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44
1,226 1,384
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

45
973 964
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

46
1,512 1,263
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 46 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

47
1,520 1,029
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi Hatake Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

48
1,060 920
Ryuuko Matoi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ryuko added Ryuuko Matoi

49
963 1,064
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
nick-slade added Rukia Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

50
860 638
Olivier Mira Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Llama434 added Olivier Mira Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood