27 Best Sword Fighting Anime of All Time

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Some scenes in anime shows about sword fights make your heart beat faster.

If you like to fight with a sword and like battles, here is a list of samurai anime shows with great sword fights, great fight choreography, and epic battles.

On this list, there are some good examples of pure sword anime and a few that go too far.

These anime are full of action and i bet you will enjoy them.

Now, Let’s begin the list without wasting any more time.

27. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

Juni Taisen Zodiac War 27 Best Sword Fighting Anime of All Time

I still don’t know who the hero is (if there is one), and I don’t think you’ll find anyone to cheer for, since most of the people in the death game should die.

Well, the angel of death is ready for 11 of the 12 contestants, who all have names based on animals in the Chinese zodiac.

Juni Taisen won’t make you think too hard, but the light book that the anime is based on was written by Nishio Ishin, who also wrote the Monogatari series and Medaka Box. I mean, it will be fun at the very least.

Whether or not to watch: The show looks great, and I like the sword fights, but the characters and story are both shallow. I’ll keep doing it for a while longer in hopes that things will get better.

26. The Heroic Legend of Arslan

The Heroic Legend of Arslan 27 Best Sword Fighting Anime of All Time

Arslan, a kind-hearted prince with limited sword skills, finds himself caught in a political battle when his kingdom is defeated by the Lusitanian enemy.

He escapes and must gather allies to reclaim his land.

This anime offers history, politics, sword fights, wars, and character growth.

It’s an exciting watch with a mix of adventure and political intrigue.

25. Joran The Princess of Snow and Blood

Joran The Princess of Snow and Blood 27 Best Sword Fighting Anime of All Time

In an alternative 1931 where the Tokugawa dynasty is still in power, mercenaries hired by the Shogun to kill people who are against the government have made life in Japan very scary. Sawa, the main character of the show, was just a kid when her whole family was killed, and now she wants payback.

Before the story, the characters, and everything else, the most striking thing about Joran is the style. It looks really (but really) good, and every frame of the big dystopian city made me whistle in admiration.

I liked how the characters were drawn, how beautifully detailed the backgrounds were, the action scenes, and how complicated the relationships between the two sides were.

This is a sword anime with people who aren’t all good or all bad. Sawa, the main character, also did bad things to get revenge.

The biggest problem right now is that the fantasy part of Joran is taking over the good idea behind it. The show would have been a lot more popular if it didn’t have OP characters who make the whole thing seem less important.

24. Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion

Angolmois Record of Mongol Invasion 27 Best Sword Fighting Anime of All Time

Jinzaburou is a skilled swordsman with a high standing, or at least he was. Now he is a prisoner, and he and other prisoners are sent to the remote island of Tsushima. Instead of spending the rest of his life in peace behind bars, he finds out that Kublai Khan, the master of the Mongol Empire, wants him dead.

Khan has nothing personal against Jinzaburou, he doesn’t know him at all, but the Khan wants to add Japan to the collection of countries he conquered (he’s probably an otaku) and after the Japanese politely refused (twice) to accept a Mongolian identity card, he decided to do it Mongol-style; Tens of thousands of Chinese and Korean soldiers (who were under the control of the empire), and of course the Mongols themselves, are now making their way to Japan.

Those who think Angolmois is like the scary movie “300” are in for a pleasant treat, because it is nothing like that movie. Jinzaburou’s group is made up of people who have never carried a sword before and want to get as far north as possible, which is understandable.

Angolmois is a series about tactics more than anything else, and Jinzaburou is a smart man who also figures out how to fry an egg. Even though he is not a very nice person to talk to (maybe because his family was killed), he is the closest thing that the people of Tsushima and Japan have to hope.

Those of you who like a lot of blood will be glad to hear that the series is brutal: dozens of characters actually lose their heads. War is not a good thing, and the show does a lot to show that. From a historical point of view, the anime is, to put it simply, not true to life.

23. Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom

Hakuoki Demon of the Fleeting Blossom 27 Best Sword Fighting Anime of All Time

At the beginning of the story, a girl named Chizuru Yukimura goes to Kyoto to look for her missing father. When she got to the city, people with red eyes and a lot of saliva attacked her.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from anime, it’s that you shouldn’t trust people with red eyes and a lot of spit.

Just when everything seems hopeless, a group of Shinsengumi men save her life in a miracle. Since the girl said she saw something that didn’t happen, the Shinsengumi members take her to their home, where they will decide whether or not to kill her.

Hakuouki tries to be everything: a romance, a drama, a horror story, and a sword-fighting anime with a bunch of bishounen characters.

But something goes wrong along the way, leaving us with something strange and uncertain. First of all, the “kill her or not” question is stupid.

The attempts at fun were also pretty stupid, and the way the characters interacted reminded me of how the characters in Gintama interacted with each other.

When the story starts to take shape, the anime will probably get better. But the first show scared me off for good. If the story still sounds interesting to you, try it, and don’t forget to let me know how it went.

22. Brave 10

Brave 10

Brave 10 a samurai/ninja series is set in the warring states period.

The story progresses as the protagonist’s journey throughout the war laden lands in search of brave warriors to serve under yukimura’s banner each possessing abilities of their own.

21. Hakuouki


This is a romance anime series.

That follows Chizuru yakimura.

In search of her father.

Her father being being a doctor never returns home.

But a set of events change Chizurus life as she witnesses the ronin being murdered in cold blood by white haired men.

She is soon in prisoned in the headquarters of those men and her father’s name sets her free.

She realizes her father is more connected than it appears.

She finds herself all caught up in conflict between shinsegumi and their enemies.

20. Samurai 7

Samurai 7

This is anime that is based in a futuristic world following a conclusion of a massive war.

Many villages live terrorized by nobesuri bandit’s former samurai who integrated their cells with machines during the war to become a dangerous and formidable weapon, few samurais are hired to protect the villages.

The men are skilled and follow the path of valour but not without their quirks.

This is story of how they come together to defeat the evil.

19. Mushibugyo


This anime is filled with sword fights.

To atone for the horrific sins at his fault.

Jinbee joins insect magistrate office which is an organization made to fight against giant evil insects who have invaded earth.

The story follows this rookie exterminator on his adventures.

18. Claymore


Being manufactured half human and half youma for the purpose of killing monsters.

Claymore instead saves Raki‘s a life but Raki is banished from his home.

With nowhere Raki joins Claymore called Clare and decides to join her on the adventures ahead.

Moving from town to town and cleansing the world of the evil.

17. Sengoku Basra

Sengoku Basra

During japans Sengoku period.

Where powerful warlords fought in politics and in arms with unifying the country under a central government.

But Nobunaga Oda is the most powerful of these rulers who has all the resources and power with influence to control the whole Japan and unite it.

Sanada and Date have to put away their differences and save Japan from nobunagas tyrannical reign.

16. Sword Art Online

Sword art online

A massive RPG game called Sword art online is launched.

However players soon find out that they can’t log out. The cruel creator of the game has trapped all the players until they complete all of the levels.

To make matters worse if you die in the game you die in real life.

SAO follows kirito who must adapt to his new reality and fight for his survival and hopefully break free from this virtual hell.

15. Basilisk


This historical samurai anime is a story of iga and kouga clans who have been in war hopefully the warlords will order a cease fire and both of the clans will see a era of peace.

Later both heirs of the clans fall in love and through the power of love and the bond of marriage they hope to unite the two clans for an everlasting peace.

They must choose between their love for each other and their duties for their clans.

14. Noragami


Noragami is a story of a minor god Yeti a former god of war.

Who now has taken a new job as the delivery god and hopes not to be forgotten his luck changes when he saves the life of hiyori iki and with hiyoris help yatos luck finally starts to change.

13. Bleach


An overall great superpower and fighting anime.

It’s the story of ichigo kurosaki who never wanted to be a shinigame.

Ichigo was born with the ability to see ghosts.

After a horrible childhood experience he decides to dedicate his life to protecting, helping, and saving innocent lives.

12. Shigurui


Both disciples of the greatest swordsman in Japan Iwamoto kogan will fight each other in a fierce match to prove themselves his worthy successor.

This horror anime highlights intertwined fate and conflict of his students and makes for a hell of a journey.

11. Gintama


Aliens from outer space have invaded earth and taken over feudal japan,

As a result swords are prohibited.

And the samurais of japan are treated with disregard as a consequence.

However one man gintoki sakata still possess the heart of a samurai although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya one might not expect it.

We accompany him on his journey for a fun and action packed adventure.

10. Samurai champion

Samurai champion

Mugen a samurai who protects a waitress from being harassed by other samurais, unfortunately for them they pick up a fight with a ronin.

Who wields his sword in more traditional way that maenad proves to be a formidable opponent in the fight they accidently kill local magistrates son.

For this crimes both of the samurai are set to be executed.

Then they both are saved the same waitress from earlier who hires them as her bodyguards and the story unfolds in a great tale of adventure.

9. Berserk


Born from the corpse of his mother an assassin named guts embraces war and battlefield.

As his only means of survival day in day out putting his life on life just to make enough to get by.

After a run in with band of the hawk a group of mercenary’s.

Guts is recruited and nicknamed “the white hawk”.

The tale follows guts on his path to find his way of life.

8. Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni kenshin

Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will.

Vowing never to kill again, Kenshin dedicates himself to protecting the weak.

One day, he stumbles across Kaoru Kamiya at her kendo dojo, which is being threatened by an impostor claiming to be Battousai.

After receiving help from Kenshin, Kaoru allows him to stay at the dojo, and so the former assassin temporarily ceases his travels.

Anime tells the story of Kenshin as he strives to save those in need of saving.

However, as enemies from both past and present begin to emerge, will the reformed killer be able to uphold his new ideals?

7. Sword of the Stranger

Sword of the Stranger

In the Sengoku period of Japan, a young orphan named Kotarou and his dog Tobimaru steal from unsuspecting villagers in order to make ends meet.

However, Kotarou is forced to remain on the run when he finds himself being hunted down by assassins sent by China’s Ming Dynasty for mysterious reasons not involving his petty crimes.

A ronin who has taken refuge in a small temple, when Kotarou is attacked and Tobimaru poisoned.

Although the samurai saves the helpless pair from their pursuers, he feels that there is no need to help them further.

But when offered a gem he agrees to protect them until Tobimaru is healed.and thus the three have an adventure ahead.

6. Inuyasha


Kagome is a 15 year old girl from Tokyo who time-slipped into the Sengoku era after falling into a well.

There she meets the half demon Inuyasha.

The two goes on a journey after Kagome unwittingly destroys the jewel embedded inside her to prevent Naraku, a powerful demon from collecting all the shards.

Inuyasha is a classic anime with some good fights.

Inuyasha fights by wielding a sword named Tessaiga that’s created from the fang of his father.

5. Drifters


Toyohisa Shimazu manages to rearguard while his troop retreats during the Battle of Sekigahara.

With his wounds and bleeding, Toyohisa suddenly finds himself in a white room filled with doors and a man named Murasaki waiting for him.

Murasaki then transports Toyohisa to another world as a Drifter.

In the new world, Toyohisa discovers fantastical creatures and sub-human species.

He even meets warriors from his world that were gone missing.

After learning about the new world, Murasaki finds the purpose for his summoning in this new world.

4. Afro samurai

Afro samurai

The story follows a vengeful, full of hatred man named Afro,

Who saw his father the bearer of the no1 headband being killed by the bearer of the no 2 headband named Justice just for the sole reason of becoming a god.

One of the most well made anime, incredible voice actors make this anime a experience.

3. Demon slayer

Demon slayer

Tanjiro Kamado is living a modest but blissful life in the mountains.

One day, when he returns from selling charcoal, he finds his family slaughtered in pools of blood.

Tanjiro hopes to join The Demon Slayer Corps.

An organization that’s been hunting down demons since ancient times. Sakonji Urokodaki starts training Tanjiro for Final Selection, the test for joining the unit.

To cure his sister and fight muzan the adventure unfolds.

With stunning swordfights and supernatural powers, high stakes, a lot of heart, and even a fair amount of humor, the 26-episode first season has everything you need for your next anime binge watch.

2. Blade of the immortal

Blade of the immortal

Manji is a skilled samurai and an immortal who cannot be killed by anything except for a rare poison.

His immortality is a curse he got when he killed 100 innocent people.

He learns that to remove this curse, he must kill 1000 evil men.

On his quest to end his agelessness, he meets a young girl named Rin who wants to take revenge on a group of master swordsmen who ruthlessly killed her parents.

The series follows Rin and Manji’s travels through bloodshed, revenge, and salvation.

1. Dororo


In exchange for saving his dying land, Samurai lord Daigo Kagemitsu formed a pact with demons.

Twelve demons accept his prayers and grant him the power to increase lands’ wealth and prosperity.

In return, each demon took one part from Daigo’s newborn son and was left off on a riverbank to die.

Fortunately, a passing man took the baby and decided to raise him. As the kid started growing, he learns that he can regain his organs by killing demons.

The man gives him prosthetic limbs and weapons to fight against these demons.

On his journey, he meets Dororo, an orphan who befriends him and assists him in regaining his body.

I hope you agree with my list. Catch you in the next one.

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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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