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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10,991 7,921
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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14,232 5,998
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

3
10,045 8,078
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
8,731 5,503
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kenpachi Zaraki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

5
14,306 6,880
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
9,675 5,131
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

7
7,871 3,921
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
7,000 4,336
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
7,116 5,081
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
6,776 4,956
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 10 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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5,527 2,589
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

12
11,354 3,563
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

13
5,558 2,501
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

14
8,727 5,367
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

15
3,413 2,799
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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3,395 2,733
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

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5,499 3,153
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

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1,232 426
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

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5,591 4,486
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

20
5,263 2,100
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

21
4,215 2,291
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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4,851 1,852
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

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6,681 2,454
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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3,945 1,836
Saber is listed (or ranked) 24 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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4,477 3,009
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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3,119 2,626
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 26 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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3,312 1,893
Akame is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

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3,295 1,835
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sesshomaru Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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2,327 2,321
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 29 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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2,142 2,128
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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2,195 1,959
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

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2,975 2,448
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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2,248 1,400
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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4,018 1,717
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

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3,754 2,173
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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2,139 1,379
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

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2,251 1,157
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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2,654 1,676
Dante is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

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2,307 1,911
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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1,138 638
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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1,503 1,575
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 41 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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678 138
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sacha Dholandas added Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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1,875 1,343
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

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1,253 1,553
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

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1,674 1,077
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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2,295 1,619
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 46 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

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1,825 1,707
Brook is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
liya__libovich added Brook One Piece (JP), One Piece Film: Strong World, One Piece Film: Z

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1,521 1,445
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

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1,514 1,107
Olivier Mira Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Llama434 added Olivier Mira Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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1,883 1,729
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater