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
8,184 6,133
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

2
11,630 4,509
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

3
8,485 6,228
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

4
7,750 4,255
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

5
6,978 4,507
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
11,191 5,830
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
6,136 3,275
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

8
5,522 3,543
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
5,791 4,156
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
6,996 4,279
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

11
9,707 3,052
Guts is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
4,249 1,965
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
4,471 3,577
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

14
5,352 4,074
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

The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

15
4,159 2,482
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

16
3,104 1,712
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
4,113 2,158
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

18
2,487 2,341
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

19
3,652 1,486
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

20
4,097 1,809
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

21
3,594 2,416
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

The Best TBS Original Shows

22
2,526 2,304
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

23
2,491 2,086
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

24
5,307 2,150
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

25
2,999 1,538
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
2,521 1,458
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

27
1,845 1,778
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Renji Abarai Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

28
2,359 1,919
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

The Biggest Anime Perverts of All Time

29
2,444 1,556
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

30
1,606 1,678
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

31
3,066 1,265
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

32
1,570 1,643
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

33
2,143 1,257
Dante is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

34
2,923 1,834
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
1,564 1,139
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

36
1,615 939
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

37
1,816 1,508
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
1,520 1,180
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Gintoki Sakata Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

39
980 1,172
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

40
654 431
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

41
1,218 1,101
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

42
1,519 1,335
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

The Best Anime Characters That Use Guns

43
1,098 752
Olivier Mira Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Llama434 added Olivier Mira Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

44
1,625 1,402
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 44 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

45
1,173 1,090
Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Ikkaku Madarame Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

46
416 78
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

47
1,408 1,537
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

48
1,836 1,182
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
1,196 1,201
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
nick-slade added Rukia Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

50
1,253 1,039
Ryuuko Matoi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ryuko added Ryuuko Matoi