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
11,364 8,268
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
10,499 8,347
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Fairy Tale

3
9,058 5,753
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

4
14,690 6,204
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rurouni Kenshin

5
9,970 5,283
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

6
14,820 7,069
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
8,125 4,011
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

8
7,219 4,473
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
7,324 5,231
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
6,984 5,142
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

11
3,573 2,905
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

12
3,534 2,829
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach

13
5,784 4,649
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

14
9,031 5,515
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

15
2,433 2,443
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

16
5,687 2,681
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

17
2,220 2,240
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Bleach

18
1,412 531
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Attack on Titan

19
5,630 3,263
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

20
3,211 2,726
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

21
11,574 3,609
Guts is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
5,717 2,533
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added

23
4,330 2,360
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

24
4,603 3,092
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
2,266 2,007
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach

26
3,429 1,956
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added

27
4,084 1,876
Saber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
laïn-raïn added Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

28
5,394 2,124
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Yu Yu Hakusho

29
4,957 1,886
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

30
3,034 2,520
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

31
3,415 1,861
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

32
6,835 2,482
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

33
2,303 1,454
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

34
2,222 1,411
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

35
1,556 1,644
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
nick-slade added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

36
2,384 1,973
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

37
3,873 2,213
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 37 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

38
1,277 1,614
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Samurai Champloo

39
2,321 1,199
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

40
2,720 1,718
Dante is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added

41
1,923 1,422
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

42
1,198 667
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added

43
4,124 1,773
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

44
1,890 1,747
Brook is listed (or ranked) 44 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

45
1,560 1,498
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Cowboy Bebop

46
1,945 1,787
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Soul Eater, Soul Eater

47
1,728 1,996
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto Shippūden

48
1,752 1,096
Mifune is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Soul Eater

49
1,517 1,523
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

50
1,881 1,854
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King, Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey