Anime Underground The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time  

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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
17,577 8,094
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
2
17,824 9,849
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta
3
12,914 10,362
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Fairy Tale
4
14,912 9,446
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute
5
11,868 6,631
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black
6
11,989 6,052
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Samurai Champloo
7
9,858 4,671
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Samurai Champloo
8
7,368 3,760
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added
9
11,019 6,846
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
10
13,354 4,193
Guts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey, Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King
11
8,982 5,969
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
12
5,266 3,499
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
13
8,882 5,136
Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
mohammad-syafiq added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
14
3,025 1,162
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Janiel127 added
15
7,000 5,594
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
16
4,626 3,379
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach
17
8,475 5,908
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
18
1,590 263
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Pedro B. Fortes added 100 Feet
19
3,099 2,546
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
naruto1128 added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist
20
6,812 3,144
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
21
2,878 2,414
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach
22
4,262 2,145
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
23
4,939 2,093
Saber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
laïn-raïn added Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero
24
5,320 3,498
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
25
3,966 3,031
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody