10 Best Anime Swordsman Characters of All Time

Everyone love a cool looking anime swordsman so today we are covering best anime swordsman characters in this list today.

We all can agree that the swords are the tools that are used in many wars in human history and contribute a lot to the development of human society.

The epic sound of clashing two swords make me excited every time.

In japan the swords are important symbol of its history but swords are known as katana in japan we all know this I guess. Especially during the samurai era, samurai fighting style is unique and just amazing to watch.

Without wasting any more time lets dive into the list of best anime swordsman and they in no particular order.

10. Kenshin Himura From Ruroni Kenshin

Kenshin Himura

Himura Kenshin, in Meji revolution he also knows for legendary hitokiri. He is the main character of the Rurouni Kenshin series. In search of redemption, kenshin has spent the past ten years traveling around Japan as Rurouni.

With the vow to never kill anyone again while carrying a sword (which he also called sakaboto). Kenshin takes up a residence in Kamiya Dojo in Tokyo when he arrived there in 1878.

9. Gintoki Sakata From Gintama

Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)

Gintoki Sakata, In Gintama series he played the main role. Sakata also called as Sakata Gintoki. He is a highly skilled samurai and also a president of Yorozuya.

In past he also fought a war in joui and in this war he also become faouse as the shiroyasha which literally means white yaksha a kind of demon in Japanese culture.

8. Guts From Berserk


Guts is the main protagonist of the anime and manga series Berserk. In the series, Guts is a Mercenary who travels from company to company so he is always fighting.

After meeting Griffith, Guts is defeated in battle by Griffith and is forced to join the band of the Hawk.

7. Sasaki Kojiro From Fate Stay/Night

Sasaki Kojiro

Assassin’s True Name is Sasaki Kojirou a mythical Japanese swordsman said to have faced Miyamoto Musashi in combat.

In reality, the individual summoned as Assassin’s true name was unknown, and to be more specific, he never had a true name.

6. Kurosaki Ichigo From Bleach

Kurosaki Ichigo

Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He is the main protagonist of the series, who receives Soul Reaper powers after befriending Rukia Kuchiki, the Soul Reaper assigned to patrol around the fictional city of Karakura Town.

5. Akame From Akame Ga Kill


Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese manga series created by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro.

It was serialized in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker from March 2010 to December 2016.

4. Dracule Mihawk From One Piece

Dracule Mihawk

Dracule Mihawk also known as “Hawk-Eye Mihawk“, is a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea and the current holder of the title, “Greatest Swordsman in the World”. 

Mihawk served as Roronoa Zoro’s master of swordsmanship during the 2 year time-skip.

3. Saber From Fate Stay/Night


Saber, whose real name is Artoria Pendragon, is a fictional character from the Japanese 2004 visual novel Fate/stay night by Type-Moon.

2. Erza Scarlet From Fairy Tail

Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)

Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild, and a member of Team Natsu, wherein she is one of the team’s top three fighters called the “Monster Trio”.

She is the guild’s strongest female Mage alive, renowned for her combat prowess as well as her status as one of her guild’s most stern disciplinarians.

1. Zoro Roronoa From One Piece

Zoro Roronoa anime swordsman

Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed “Pirate Hunter” Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

In the story, Zoro is the first to join Monkey D. Luffy after he is saved from being executed at the Marine Base.

He is one of the two swordsmen of the Straw Hat Pirates, the other being Brook.

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Anukul Saini

Anime and gaming enthusiast with a passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I've watched over 1000 anime and spent countless hours playing video games.

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