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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10,186 7,347
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

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13,274 5,479
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

3
9,432 7,587
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

4
13,302 6,461
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
9,035 4,776
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Mugen Samurai Champloo

6
8,219 5,117
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kenpachi Zaraki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

7
7,292 3,680
Jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jin Samurai Champloo

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6,574 3,995
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

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6,745 4,712
Zabuza Momochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Zabuza Momochi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

10
8,262 4,955
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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5,188 2,305
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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10,747 3,415
Guts is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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5,205 2,858
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Killer B Naruto Shippuden

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6,413 4,560
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

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5,292 4,139
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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5,057 2,409
Juracule Mihawk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Utkan Aktaş added Juracule Mihawk

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3,969 2,033
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
WilliamTeohW added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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3,034 2,677
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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4,474 1,727
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Afro Samurai Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection

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4,857 2,020
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

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3,044 2,635
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Ulquiorra Bleach

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4,244 2,750
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
InuYasha Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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2,955 2,378
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

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6,197 2,375
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords

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3,565 1,760
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

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3,088 1,674
Akame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
JasonZKam added Akame

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2,193 2,072
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

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2,820 2,199
Kisame Hoshigaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Kisame Hoshigaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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2,932 1,762
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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1,942 1,942
Grimmjow Jaggerjack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
AwesomeA Hihihihihi added Grimmjow Jaggerjack Bleach

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3,766 1,485
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
impy added Meliodas

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1,944 1,894
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

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1,973 1,317
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
-1449698025537 added Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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3,456 2,081
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

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2,528 1,470
Dante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Son Goku added Dante

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2,169 1,692
Rin Okumura is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Rin Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

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1,976 1,096
Shunsui Kyōraku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
shaurya-kapoor added Shunsui Kyōraku Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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1,829 1,325
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

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1,201 1,330
Kagetoki Kariya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jewlzshardz added Kagetoki Kariya Samurai Champloo

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925 198
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Janiel127 added Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

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897 578
Shishio Makoto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Jasmin Darveau added Shishio Makoto

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1,421 894
Olivier Mira Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Llama434 added Olivier Mira Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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1,456 1,236
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Vicious Cowboy Bebop

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1,798 1,517
Black Star is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Black Star Soul Eater, Soul Eater

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1,389 1,252
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

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1,802 1,576
Griffith is listed (or ranked) 46 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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1,617 1,717
Suigetsu Hozuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
Suigetsu Hozuki Naruto Shippūden

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1,420 1,030
Mifune is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Anime Characters That Use Swords
naruto1128 added Mifune Soul Eater

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1,412 1,359
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

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2,167 1,388
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 50 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