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
10,633 4,053
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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2
7,349 5,816
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

3
7,078 3,874
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

4
7,332 5,020
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

5
6,300 4,125
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kenpachi Zaraki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

6
5,586 2,956
Jin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

7
10,044 5,542
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
4,940 3,272
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
5,245 3,840
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
9,075 2,806
Guts is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
6,245 3,885
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

12
3,709 1,770
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

13
3,961 3,266
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

14
4,815 3,764
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

15
3,610 2,255
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

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16
2,650 1,531
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

17
3,630 2,012
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

18
3,261 1,333
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

19
3,735 1,676
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

20
2,170 2,172
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

21
3,196 2,262
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

22
4,870 2,008
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

23
2,229 2,163
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

24
2,210 1,964
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

25
2,672 1,427
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

26
2,180 1,351
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

27
2,114 1,773
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

28
1,589 1,638
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Renji Abarai Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

29
2,167 1,445
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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30
2,222 1,248
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

31
2,664 1,139
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

32
1,398 1,549
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

33
1,356 1,505
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

34
1,926 1,150
Dante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

35
2,651 1,696
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

36
1,352 1,052
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

37
1,603 1,409
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

38
1,381 853
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

39
1,360 1,091
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

40
884 1,061
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

41
539 330
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

42
1,103 1,007
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

43
1,535 1,293
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 43 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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44
1,357 1,219
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

45
920 665
Olivier Mira Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Llama434 added Olivier Mira Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

46
1,286 1,417
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

47
1,021 996
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

48
1,626 1,062
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 48 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

49
1,122 941
Ryuuko Matoi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ryuko added Ryuuko Matoi

50
1,030 1,104
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
nick-slade added Rukia Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black