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
9,757 7,061
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

2
12,949 5,209
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

3
9,049 7,272
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
12,847 6,247
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
8,808 4,640
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

6
7,975 4,981
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
7,094 3,559
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
6,346 3,882
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
6,532 4,574
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
7,984 4,796
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

11
10,565 3,305
Guts is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
4,983 2,209
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

13
5,076 3,999
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

14
4,987 2,764
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

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15
6,158 4,452
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

16
3,812 1,940
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

17
4,845 2,346
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

18
2,892 2,601
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

19
4,353 1,656
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

20
4,736 1,956
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

21
2,923 2,569
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

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22
4,115 2,675
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

23
2,850 2,315
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

24
6,054 2,301
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

25
3,425 1,712
Saber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
laïn-raïn added Saber Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

26
2,938 1,619
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

27
2,110 2,009
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
2,710 2,131
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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29
2,839 1,717
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

30
1,870 1,876
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

31
1,860 1,838
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

32
3,594 1,423
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

33
1,888 1,273
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

34
2,474 1,415
Dante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

35
3,345 2,026
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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36
1,899 1,055
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

37
2,062 1,648
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
1,723 1,293
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

39
1,168 1,288
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

40
780 162
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

41
864 541
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

42
1,437 1,201
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

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43
1,355 855
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

44
1,718 1,483
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

45
1,772 1,538
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
1,337 1,220
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

47
1,563 1,677
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

48
1,361 1,324
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
nick-slade added Rukia Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

49
1,350 1,003
Mifune is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Mifune Soul Eater

50
950 655
Jūshirō Ukitake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
zaytor17 added Jūshirō Ukitake Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion