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
11,798 8,597
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

2
15,077 6,459
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rurouni Kenshin

3
15,358 7,297
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta

4
10,858 8,639
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Fairy Tale

5
9,394 5,969
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

6
10,227 5,387
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

7
8,364 4,096
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

8
7,389 4,658
Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
mohammad-syafiq added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

9
6,001 2,577
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added

10
3,789 3,001
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

11
7,521 5,417
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

12
3,692 2,977
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach

13
11,822 3,712
Guts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey, Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King

14
7,185 5,350
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

15
9,269 5,721
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

16
1,585 688
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added

Attack on Titan

17
5,846 2,806
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

18
5,934 4,855
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

19
2,493 2,621
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

20
2,400 2,067
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach

21
3,595 1,906
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

22
4,291 1,905
Saber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
laïn-raïn added Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

23
2,288 2,411
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Bleach

24
4,712 3,212
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

25
4,453 2,488
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

26
5,565 2,162
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Yu Yu Hakusho

27
3,338 2,834
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

28
5,740 3,421
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

29
3,522 2,106
Akame is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added

30
7,032 2,519
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

31
5,116 1,935
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

32
451 53
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Pedro B. Fortes added 100 Feet

33
2,472 2,123
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

34
3,113 2,682
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

35
2,409 1,439
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

36
2,056 1,792
Brook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
liya__libovich added One Piece (JP), One Piece Film: Strong World, One Piece Film: Z

37
2,440 1,526
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

38
625 170
Trafalgar Law is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
RaphMatta added

39
1,606 1,807
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
nick-slade added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

40
3,959 2,352
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

41
1,909 1,122
Mifune is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Soul Eater

42
1,296 1,764
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Samurai Champloo

43
1,282 694
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added

44
572 202
Hajime Saito is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
pintert3 added Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato, Space Battleship Yamato - Season 2, Space Battleship Yamato -

Rurouni Kenshin

45
2,762 1,858
Dante is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added

46
2,376 1,329
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

47
397 56
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Pedro B. Fortes added Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Gaia

48
2,001 1,570
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

49
884 215
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sacha Dholandas added Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

50
696 616
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal, Director's Cut