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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1
11,715 4,553
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

2
8,238 6,227
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

3
8,614 6,253
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

4
7,803 4,278
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

5
7,040 4,532
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kenpachi Zaraki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

6
11,285 5,848
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
6,181 3,289
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
5,573 3,558
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
5,835 4,176
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
7,057 4,307
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

11
9,755 3,067
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

12
4,293 1,980
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

13
4,502 3,605
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

14
5,390 4,100
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

Celebrities With Heterochromia Iridis

15
4,202 2,498
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

16
3,140 1,719
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

17
4,140 2,171
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

18
2,510 2,352
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

19
3,684 1,493
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

20
4,130 1,816
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

21
3,626 2,432
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

The Best Anime Series of All Time

22
2,548 2,317
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

23
2,512 2,094
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

24
5,347 2,158
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

25
3,023 1,545
Saber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
laïn-raïn added Saber Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

26
2,537 1,468
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

27
1,860 1,788
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
2,381 1,925
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

The Biggest Anime Perverts of All Time

29
2,462 1,564
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

30
1,618 1,688
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

31
3,096 1,274
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

32
1,587 1,655
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

33
2,163 1,263
Dante is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

34
2,956 1,844
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
1,578 1,143
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

The Greatest Albums of All Time

36
1,629 944
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

37
1,828 1,517
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

38
1,532 1,186
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

39
982 1,179
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

40
663 438
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

41
1,224 1,108
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

42
1,527 1,344
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

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43
1,113 756
Olivier Mira Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Llama434 added Olivier Mira Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

44
1,633 1,410
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 44 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

45
431 82
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

46
1,180 1,097
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

47
1,414 1,543
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

48
1,852 1,186
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 48 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

49
1,209 1,205
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
799 562
Jūshirō Ukitake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
zaytor17 added Jūshirō Ukitake Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion