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
16,927 8,795
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
16,556 7,452
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Rurouni Kenshin

3
13,745 9,170
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
12,104 9,753
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Fairy Tale

5
10,940 6,446
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
11,312 5,824
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

7
6,907 3,280
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added

8
9,273 4,487
Jin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Samurai Champloo

9
10,291 6,484
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

10
4,732 3,317
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

11
12,742 4,053
Guts is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
8,326 5,023
Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
mohammad-syafiq added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

13
8,350 5,802
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

14
6,528 5,368
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

15
4,256 3,279
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Bleach

16
2,288 1,056
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added

Attack on Titan

17
1,147 190
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Pedro B. Fortes added 100 Feet

18
7,928 5,756
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

19
6,455 3,065
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

20
2,681 2,321
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach

21
4,040 2,076
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

22
2,786 2,418
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

23
7,569 2,678
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

24
4,716 2,033
Saber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
laïn-raïn added Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero

25
5,100 3,407
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time