Top 10 Anime Swordsmen

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The Top Ten

1
Zoro - One Piece
He presents something the manga world has lacked. Ever since Vegeta from DBZ, every badass charachter has been following his steps and scenario that Toriyama had made so original. Zoro was someone that finally brought some originality: he didn't need any dark past of immense pain, he doesn't need to be the rival of the main protagonist. He does what he wants when he wants and still he has an equal footing with the main character, still is considered the number 2 of the series and is still considered the reincarnation of... Badass.
One Piece is the most famous Manga/Anime of all time, so its obvious that the most bad-ass swordsman in One Piece is going to be the number one swordsman of all time. His tough guy character, his 3 sword trademark, the first mate of the most famous Manga/Anime team, His legendary moment of risking his life to save his captain. All hail, the soon to be Strongest Swordsman of all time. Zoro.

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Zoro is destined to be the best swords man he also contains a demon and also has 3 swords so Zoro is the best one he also can have 9 swords style with de demon but he also trained with Mihawk Vote!
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2Himura Kenshin - Rurouni Kenshin
In my opinion Kenshin is the best anime swordsman ever. I could say many things to support my opinion but what really makes him the best is that against his opponents he was using a reverse blade sword to beat them but with no intention to kill them. In proportionality I cannot see other anime swordsmen doing that with their opponents. Other fact that makes him the best is that he is trying to beat his opponents both physically and mentally by applying psychological war at the same time {e.G. the fight with Sojiro}. According to me these facts added to the complexity of his character and his past make him the most skillful, complete and badass swordsman ever.
Hitokiri Battousai, these new people who has just watched the recent animes wouldn't understand why we would choose kenshin.. Its epic no super power, great story and personality.. And also god like technique that guarantee him 100% of victory.. An entire life samurai
'Battousai the manslayer', the name says it all. Considered to be the best swordsman that ever existed, a title he still holds even after deciding he would never kill again. His flawless swordmanship and his ability to evaluate every battle he ends up in in to create a plan in almost an instant is why he is the best anime swordsman. He holds expert skill in every aspect of being a swordsman; he has the speed, the skill, the power, the evaluation skills, the mentality, and not to mention a vast array of techniques which ensures that no matter who or what he finds himself up against, he has a trump card for them all. Truly the best anime swordsman, hands down.
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3Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach
Ichigo litteralt cannot be killed! I mean come on one guy blasted a huge hole in his chest and he just went berserk and ripped the guys arm off!

He deserves to be known as the best swordsmen ever
His zangetsu can change the entire landscape when needed
Dude, his sword is as big as HE is. Nothing more to say.
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4Dante - Devil May Cry
Not only does his sword look wickedly magnificent, but with Dante holding and wielding the sword he's practically invincible! He slains demons constantly not with his guns only, but with the help of "Rebellion", the name of his sword. His sword shows perspective, and details on how the sword helps the character win battles!
He's brilliantly awesome with his kickass butt popping sword he pops demons heads off faster than popcorn can pop!
He's got some very nice moves and slices the demons as they were nothing. And the rebellion blade is just too awesome.
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5Vergil - Devil May Cry
One of the most badass and coolest swordsman.

6Hiei - Yu Yu Hakusho
Hiei can take out any of these wimps :P

7Inuyasha - Inuyasha
Inuyasha has one sword with different powers. That's it, his tessaiga able to get power from its opponent because it is the power of his sword :))
He's just awesome :))
Tessaiga is so strong
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8Sesshomaru - Inuyahsa
The guy grew back his arm along with a sword that can kill thousands of demons in one big chain reaction. That there is a devotion to swords if you ask me...
He really strong and he never panic. He's a great swordmen unbeatable. Except dante will beat the crap out of him but other than that the best.

9Yoh Asakura - Shaman King

10Trunks - Dragon Ball Z
He is epic, and has awesome Super Saiyan powers. Trunks can move at supersonic speed, and teleport. He can even hold his own without a sword.
He should be at the top of the list.. those who know him don't need an explanation why.. those who don't know him wont believe his strength and that he can kill zoro or mihawk with a toothpick if he wants..
I love kid trunks but future trunks is still cool

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The Contenders

11Killer Bee - Naruto
Killer B is the best! How many other swordsmen can use 8 swords at once, As well as do it flawlessly, While Rapping! Episode 143 of Naruto Shippuden (The Eight Tails Vs Sasuke) Is his highlight Episode, where Sasuke is working for the Akatsuki And his team of 4 Take on Killer B, And B whoops all of them, to a point where half of Sasukes Team have to sacrifce themselves just to try and beat him. I Would recommend you watch the episode, and re write this statement.
Who is killer bee? I wonder who? Anyone answer me? I watched a little about Naruto but I've never heard of his name but I've heard Sasuke, Sakura, Hinata and so on...
Killer bee is a 8 sword style swords men and he is a very good raper he has super powers with a 8 tail best sealed within him he is known as the hero of the village hidden in the cloud

12Gintoki Sakata - Gintama
Dude, Gintoki DESTROYS things with a WOODEN sword and that's just when he's Gintoki, when he's really pissed the guy is scary. Shiroyasha, he is a samurai. Maybe not #1 but pretty damned close.
Gintoki is the white demon. He is very durable. He is the best without superhuman abilities
Gin chan doesn't yell his moves out like other main charactors plus he is more original than any anime charactor and his soul and ki are definitely silver
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13Byakuya Kuchiki - Bleach
Come on the name says itself he can turn his blade into almost infinate number of small blades and the only way to see these blades is by the light of the sun and moon making the blades look like petals and before his opponent relises it he/she is dead come on he is a complete badass

14Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist
Rin is Just amazingly awesome. Probably one of the best anime characters I've seen.
Rin is the best of all
RIN IS THE BEST!
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15Dracule Mihawk - One Piece
Mihawk should be easily in the top 10, same goes for Guts. How is it even possible that this kirito and renji is placed higher than mihawk? In terms of feats and swordmanship mihawk is better!
He is better than Zoro. Plus his title is that of the best swordsman in the world. He can definitely kick everybody out of the league with one fine slash of his sword.
If Zoro is number 1, then why's Mihawk below him?
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16Omega Weiss - Final Fantasy

17Kirito - Sword Art Online
With awesome reaction time and a rare skill to Dual Wield, plus the fact that Kirito is one of the top players in SAO, No doubt that Kirito should be considered one of the best swordsman.
First of all Kirito is amazingly hot. Kirito is a great swordsman he is un describable when it comes to sword fighting. Kirito is amazing.
Just amazing pure skill
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18Guts - Berserk
His skills in battle are truly unmatched. Even when struck down and all seems hopeless, he'll find a way to fight back against the tendrils of fate. If a demon stands ready to finish Guts off, he'll take his daughter hostage and use that to his advantage. He may not be some knight of valor and honor, but his dirty swordplay is what makes him akin to even the most powerful of celestial beings. He dares to strike back against fate and presumes to kill a god who was once his friend. Add that to a magical suit of armor which transforms him into a relentless beast of the night and you have possibly the most powerful man in any lore.
If you are on his way than you should step aside even if you are god because he will find a way to kill you whatever it takes. I think he is toughest human you could see.
He is a the best manage swordsmen ever, if only they had kept the series going. A fight between kenshin and Guts would be sweet
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19Sephiroth - Final Fantasy
To me Sephiroth is way stronger than Cloud and could kill him in an instant. I think he is holding back and preparing Cloud for something stronger to come...or maybe even just playing with Cloud cause there's nothing better to do. He will definitely come back to life even if he dies just as he did in the movie Advent Children. Honestly there is no beating Sephiroth if he fought seriously.
Not saying anything about just how strong Sephiroth is, he's most refined swordsman in all anime I've seen. He delivers swift and extremely strong slashes. He could take on any and even several extremely strong opponents at once

20Mugen - Samurai Champloo

21Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail
She fights for her friends not because she is strong, even if she has armor it's awesome as she is always there! Never underestimate TITANIA, THE QUEEN OF FAIRIES!
In my opinion, Erza may be one of the strongest swordsman in anime/manga right now.. I mean she has countless number of swords and different styles! She's the best!
Erza needs to be at least in the top 3! The armour sets she has don't change a thing about her skill, she masterd all kinds of sword fighting herself!

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22Ryu Hayabusa - Ninja Gaiden

23Yamamoto Takeshi - Katekyo Hitman Reborn
My favorite swords man in anime
He is good and a great fighter
Even if he's the Rain Guardian, he can do any cool swordsman-thingies.

24Kisame Hoshigaki - Naruto
He fought guy and killer bee and still came back alive and he has the most badass sword in all of naruto

25Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto
He is awesome and he is best!

26Renji Abarai - Bleach

27Hinagiku Katsura - Hayate the Combat Butler
She really is a good swordsman with that weird ancient sword given to her by Isumi ( and which she has forgotten to return o_O)

28King Bradley - Fullmetal Alchemist
In my option king Bradley should be on the to 5 list he a badass and very strong
The guy fought 3 ninjas, a homumculus and super soldier at once and he had th

29Afro - Afro Samurai

Man afro cool with a blade loved the episode with cyborg afro samurai for me best anime sword fight every.


30Sagara Sanosuke - Rurouni Kenshin

31Yu Kanda - D.Gray Man

32Jin - Samurai Champloo
He is cool, calm and collected, almost robotic. His way of fighting shows devotion and concentration, a difficult thing to produce
Mugin should not be ahead of him he is far more skilled.
He killed kariya and the master of his dojo Enshiro mariya. He was taught lessons by miyamoto musahi. He proved to be a the top of his school.

33Toshiro Hitsugaya - Bleach

34Saitou Hajime - Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan
Can solo pretty much everyone from his show (except for Kazama's crew)

35Saeko Busujima - Highschool of the Dead
Having her on your team during a zombie apocalypse what greatly increase your chances for survival.

36Saber - Fate/stay Night
She is a great swordsman. She gives the meaning of the word Badass female swordsman. She's also hot and sexy. She doesn't take any crap!

37Saitō Hajime (Rurouni Kenshin)

38Tatewaki Kuno - Ranma
I am the undefeated captain of this school's kendo club. The rising new star of the high school fencing world. The sound of my voice strikes fear into the hearts of my enemies. My peers call me the Blue Thunder of Furinkan High.
Blue Thunder of Furinkan High

39Sora - Kingdom Hearts

40Kisshu - Tokyo Mew Mew

41Kisuke Urahara - Bleach

42Cloud Strife - Final Fantasy VII
He has many SWORDS IN ONE GREAT BLADE!

43Goemon Ishikawa - Lupin the 3rd
So accurate and fast his duels usually only last several seconds

44Mifune - Soul Eater
How the hell is mifune number 53 I can personally guarantee that Mifune can Kick Zoro ass any day the week!

45Yajirobe - Dragon Ball

46Goemon Ishikawa XIII - Lupin

47Shigure Kosaka - Kenichi (History's Strongest Disciple)

48Len Tao - Shaman King

49Kurogane - Tsubasa Chronicles

50Kyo - Samurai Deeper Kyo

51Riku - Kingdom Hearts
He would practice swordsmanship with sora even though they were only pretending to fight. But against heartless and nobodies he is top notch.

52Nanashi - Sword of the Stranger
He is best samurai I've ever seen; he is quick, strong, agile and skilled swordsman. I guess he could beat every single one of anime characters in swordfight except superhumans like Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara.

53Kratos - God of War

54Gilgamesh - Fate Stay Night

55Shisui - Bleach

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