Top 10 Anime Swordsmen

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21 Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Not a swordsman ninja who uses a sword there is a differences you people need to understand that just because they use a sword does not make them swordsman

His Snake Sword is awesome - SunGoku

22 Byakuya Kuchiki - Bleach Byakuya Kuchiki - Bleach

I don't think any other of these characters can practically fight as well without a sword as Byakuya can. Nor can anyone else on this list keep up with his flash step (apart from other Bleach characters).

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

His swords ability doesn't make him a great swordsman however he is skilled in wielding the sword sealed

His sword turn into flower peddles. he don't even have to do anything besides keeping an eye on the enemy.

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23 Kisame Hoshigaki - Naruto Kisame Hoshigaki - Naruto

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

These people know nothing about kisame he's to powerful to be here!

Kisame is much more power full an kirito

Samehada was the best sword in any anime but then Misashi Kishimoto had to make it alive and give it teeth but surprisingly that's not the worst thing he did to it. the worst thing he did is he made it betray Kisame and no I am not making this up. - SunGoku

24 Sephiroth - 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

Uh, when did final fantasy became an anime?

25 Zaraki Kenpachi - Bleach Zaraki Kenpachi - Bleach

A badass dude who go crazy and never back out off a fight. cool

Haaah...this means war.
Ichigo can never take him down in a sword fight.

26 Kisuke Urahara - Bleach Kisuke Urahara - Bleach

His bleaches kakashi

He is bleaches kakashi I ment

27 Toshiro Hitsugaya - Bleach Toshiro Hitsugaya - Bleach

Deserves top 25

Who don't want a sword that turn into a ice dragon. cool

28 Yoh Asakura - Shaman King
29 Hinagiku Katsura - Hayate the Combat Butler Hinagiku 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)

30 Saber - Fate/stay Night Saber - Fate/stay Night Saber is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. She is the the Saber-class Servant of Kiritsugu Emiya during the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fate/Zero and the Saber-class Servant of Shirou more.

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!

31 Vergil - Devil May Cry Vergil - Devil May Cry

Vergil is a true and blue badass swordsman.
He refuses to touch guns, and if he should need a projectile, instead launches phantasmal swords.
Though he rarely needs them considering his sheer overwhelming speed and elegance allows him to perfectly catch multiple bullets fired at him along his blade, lie them on the ground, and slice them back without damaging them.

One of the most badass and coolest swordsman.

32 King Bradley - Fullmetal Alchemist King Bradley - Fullmetal Alchemist

I you took away all the special powers of the top ten Bradley could tak them out faster than he took out that tank.

In my option king Bradley should be on the to 5 list he a badass and very strong

His swordsmanship is simply the best among all the anime characters. He could take down just about anyone in one on one sword fight. Also this guy is the definition of BADASS.

This is the best character here by far! he is simply the best

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33 Killer Bee - Naruto Killer 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...

Don't like series Naruto. But killer bee is actually a good swordsman, excluding the eight tail mode

I think he is way better swordsman then SASUKE or ANY OTHER CHAracTer in Naruto

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34 Sagara Sanosuke - Rurouni Kenshin
35 Yamamoto Takeshi - Katekyo Hitman Reborn

My favorite swords man in anime

Another majorly underrated swordsman. Yamamoto is an excellent swordsman, even utilizing two katanas, which for those who don't know are rather top heavy leading to clumsy movement without excellent control, without trouble.
He can also devise skills on the spot, allowing him to overcome more strategic foes.

In my opinion, the #1 swordsman in anime

He is good and a great fighter

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36 Akame - Akame Ga Kill Akame - Akame Ga Kill

She's too good she should be number one


1 Kenpachi
2 Akame
3 Kisame
4 Aizen
5 Saber
6 Bradley

She should be number one for several reasons.

lets start with that she has a blade that can kill any person with a pulse, blood, or flesh in one slash

she can poison herself with her enchanted blade that makes her hella fast and over-powered strength.

she 1v1 a general that killed whole nations with ease.

she has incredible battle instincts that can predict freezing of time. OK...


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37 Meliodas - Nanatsu No Taizai Meliodas - Nanatsu No Taizai

He should deserve 15 or 20th position in strongest Anime characters of all time.

Is the greatest of them all

38 Miyamoto Musashi - Vagabond

Maker of the "Two Swords as One" style

Known as the legendary swordsman.

39 Afro - Afro Samurai

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

40 Shisui - Bleach
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