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
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2
+ - 6,487 5,321
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
+ - 6,452 4,591
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
+ - 5,557 3,751
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
+ - 9,013 5,023
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
+ - 6,321 3,589
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

7
+ - 4,914 2,712
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
+ - 4,245 3,030
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
+ - 4,535 3,566
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
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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

11
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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
+ - 3,437 2,988
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

13
+ - 8,524 2,650
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
+ - 4,315 3,503
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
+ - 3,227 2,082
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
+ - 3,244 1,772
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

17
+ - 1,934 2,008
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

18
+ - 3,429 1,544
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

19
+ - 2,015 2,022
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

20
+ - 2,897 2,123
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
+ - 2,367 1,400
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

22
+ - 1,982 1,837
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
+ - 3,008 1,222
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
+ - 2,372 1,340
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
+ - 4,532 1,894
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

26
+ - 1,884 1,236
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Akame

27
+ - 1,422 1,504
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
+ - 1,910 1,662
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

29
+ - 1,942 1,358
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
+ - 1,267 1,427
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

31
+ - 1,942 1,133
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

32
+ - 1,215 1,401
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

33
+ - 2,363 1,056
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Meliodas

34
+ - 1,779 1,064
Dante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

35
+ - 2,450 1,589
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
+ - 1,207 974
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
+ - 1,221 779
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

38
+ - 1,408 1,327
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

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

40
+ - 802 975
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

41
+ - 1,209 1,122
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

42
+ - 1,194 1,013
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

43
+ - 1,170 1,322
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

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44
+ - 433 261
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

45
+ - 1,445 1,215
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

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+ - 884 912
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
+ - 1,177 1,137
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
+ - 1,340 962
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

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+ - 924 876
Ryuuko Matoi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

50
+ - 828 999
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