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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
7,037 5,681
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

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2
10,332 3,941
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

3
7,015 4,896
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
6,044 4,030
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
6,870 3,756
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

6
9,724 5,385
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
5,394 2,865
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
4,712 3,204
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
4,982 3,766
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
5,936 3,783
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

11
3,543 1,725
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
3,767 3,175
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

13
8,881 2,740
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
4,613 3,684
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
3,464 2,200
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
3,500 1,917
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

17
3,639 1,628
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

18
2,080 2,129
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

19
3,107 2,225
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
2,155 2,124
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

21
2,564 1,485
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
2,143 1,930
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
2,581 1,398
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
3,186 1,290
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
4,789 1,965
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

26
2,083 1,320
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

27
1,537 1,597
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
2,034 1,743
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

29
2,109 1,417
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
1,347 1,511
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

31
2,121 1,217
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

32
2,566 1,116
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

33
1,304 1,477
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

34
1,887 1,121
Dante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

35
2,588 1,662
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
1,310 1,028
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
1,535 1,382
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
1,331 828
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

39
1,291 1,070
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
1,082 982
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

41
867 1,033
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

42
1,312 1,196
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

43
511 304
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

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44
1,232 1,391
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

45
977 974
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
1,514 1,270
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
1,545 1,038
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
1,078 923
Ryuuko Matoi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ryuko added Ryuuko Matoi

49
986 1,073
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
883 642
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