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
16,274 8,082
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta

2
15,972 6,976
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rurouni Kenshin

3
12,904 8,946
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

4
11,586 9,303
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Fairy Tale

5
10,241 6,296
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

6
10,930 5,687
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

7
6,568 3,044
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added

8
8,970 4,373
Jin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

9
4,404 3,186
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

10
9,862 6,240
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

11
7,989 4,915
Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
mohammad-syafiq added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

12
12,373 3,956
Guts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey, Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King

13
8,013 5,687
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

14
6,285 5,192
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

15
4,041 3,182
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach

16
7,612 5,622
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

17
6,225 2,985
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

18
882 137
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Pedro B. Fortes added 100 Feet

19
2,572 2,224
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach

20
3,897 2,014
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

21
1,986 955
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added

Attack on Titan

22
4,551 1,990
Saber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
laïn-raïn added Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

23
3,637 2,918
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

24
4,946 3,363
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

25
4,742 2,571
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood