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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10,162 7,318
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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13,243 5,463
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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9,415 7,560
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
13,267 6,446
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
9,020 4,768
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

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8,202 5,103
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

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7,273 3,674
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

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6,557 3,982
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

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6,734 4,695
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
8,247 4,940
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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5,169 2,295
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

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10,729 3,409
Guts is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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6,398 4,544
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

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5,187 2,844
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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5,282 4,123
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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3,954 2,021
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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5,036 2,405
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

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3,014 2,671
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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4,459 1,721
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

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4,840 2,016
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

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3,024 2,631
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

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4,236 2,738
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

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2,945 2,367
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

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6,185 2,368
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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3,552 1,757
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

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3,080 1,662
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

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2,187 2,059
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

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2,812 2,187
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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2,917 1,761
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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1,932 1,931
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

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3,754 1,472
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

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1,933 1,889
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

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1,968 1,313
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

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3,452 2,075
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 34 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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2,525 1,467
Dante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

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2,163 1,689
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

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1,969 1,094
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 37 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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1,823 1,323
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

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1,199 1,328
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

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917 195
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

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896 575
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

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1,417 890
Olivier Mira Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Llama434 added Olivier Mira Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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1,455 1,233
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

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1,794 1,514
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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1,386 1,251
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

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1,801 1,573
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

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1,615 1,714
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

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1,415 1,028
Mifune is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Mifune Soul Eater

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1,409 1,356
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

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2,161 1,384
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