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.

1
13,515 5,644
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

2
10,390 7,561
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

3
9,246 4,892
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

4
7,481 3,770
Jin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

5
9,574 7,793
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

6
8,357 5,285
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kenpachi Zaraki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

7
13,619 6,552
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
6,680 4,152
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
6,854 4,866
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
10,966 3,460
Guts is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
6,516 4,714
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

12
8,377 5,137
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

13
5,289 2,441
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

14
5,253 2,435
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

All Members of House Lannister

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5,290 2,997
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

16
5,365 4,297
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

17
4,037 2,170
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

18
3,189 2,712
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

19
5,015 2,045
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

20
4,612 1,792
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

21
3,179 2,671
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

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6,368 2,402
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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3,714 1,785
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
4,299 2,878
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

25
2,990 2,504
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

26
3,144 1,791
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

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3,072 1,790
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sesshomaru Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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2,016 2,028
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

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1,015 305
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

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2,064 1,921
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

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2,861 2,325
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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2,225 2,198
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Renji Abarai Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

33
3,843 1,605
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

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2,089 1,350
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

35
3,581 2,114
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

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2,096 1,118
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

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1,969 1,341
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

38
2,575 1,574
Dante is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

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2,203 1,807
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

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1,005 604
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

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1,218 1,441
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

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1,474 1,345
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

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1,449 1,010
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

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1,824 1,631
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

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1,542 1,048
Mifune is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Mifune Soul Eater

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507 116
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sacha Dholandas added Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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1,829 1,686
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 47 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

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1,423 1,368
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

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1,643 1,832
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

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2,213 1,500
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 50 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