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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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Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 1 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
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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
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Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute
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Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black
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Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Fairy Tale
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Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Janiel127 added

Attack on Titan

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Guts is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
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Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
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Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
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Jin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Samurai Champloo
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Mugen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Samurai Champloo
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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
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Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added
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Asuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
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Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach
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Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach
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Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
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Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
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Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
naruto1128 added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist
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Saber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
laïn-raïn added Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero
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Shanks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Pedro B. Fortes added 100 Feet
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Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black
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Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody
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Akame is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
JasonZKam added