Anime Underground 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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1
17,335 7,888
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
2
17,548 9,558
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
12,699 10,143
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Fairy Tale
4
14,586 9,368
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute
5
11,603 6,576
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black
6
11,805 5,987
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Samurai Champloo
7
7,225 3,597
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added
8
9,702 4,619
Jin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Samurai Champloo
9
10,818 6,745
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
10
5,110 3,457
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
11
13,164 4,164
Guts is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
8,794 5,925
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
13
8,731 5,107
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
14
2,805 1,136
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Janiel127 added

Attack on Titan

15
6,868 5,528
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
16
4,522 3,359
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Bleach
17
8,312 5,875
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
18
3,022 2,517
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
naruto1128 added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist
19
1,460 250
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Pedro B. Fortes added 100 Feet
20
6,727 3,121
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
21
2,816 2,394
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach
22
4,217 2,130
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
23
7,773 2,755
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
24
4,884 2,079
Saber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
laïn-raïn added Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero
25
5,274 3,471
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time