Best Swordsmen In Anime

Top 14 Best Swordsmen In Anime/Manga Of All Time

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These are some of the best Swordsmen in Anime and manga of all time. Each character wheels their blade uniquely in battle like no other. Some of these characters are from anime series and mangas such as Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball, and more. See all the best swordsmen anime characters below.

Best Swordsmen In Anime

Sasuke Uchiha

When it comes to swordsmanship, Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto and Boruto anime comes to mind. Sasuke is a known skilled swordsman by many fans. Ever since he learned the lighting blade style from his former teacher Kakashi, Susake became very skilled with swords. What makes him more awesome is that he literally has one arm on top of that.

Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki from bleach is another great swordsman from the anime of Bleach. He might not be on the level of other characters, however, Ichigo is still one heck of a swordsman. He’s one of the best now in the anime, especially with his Bankai.

Kenshin Rurouni

The best swordsman in anime is definitely Kenshin Rurouni. This guy alone defeats almost all of enemies with the back of his sword, many times he has gone up against different strong enemies and never lost a battle. They fight with the intent to kill but yet Kenshin Rurouni wins with no intention of killing his opponents.

Future Trunks

If you love Dragon Ball then you know that Future Trunks is one of the best swordsmen characters in the anime. During the arc of Zamasu, Trunks was the main character for that arc when he faced off against Goku Black and Merged Zamasu.

He gave a  beat down and a round for Merged Zamasu money. With his sword, trunks use a Genkidama to destroy Zamasu even though he was immortal.

The sword that Future Trunks’ current wheels came from a character called Tapion.


When we talk about swordsmen we have to mention Gilgamesh. This character uses all kinds of weapons ax, maces, and sword, of course, Gilgamesh can just erase all of the creation with one swipe. He specialized mostly in his sword technique in battle.

Gintoki Sakata

Gintoki Sakata is so overpowered in the anime that he is a whole dimension above all other manga and fiction read such as Dragon Ball, Naruto, Bleach, and so on are literally a manga character made of paper to him. He too is also a great swordsman with amazing feet.

Levi Ackerman

Levi’s sword skills are like no other, He has an attack called the spinning sword attack where he basically turns himself into a human circular saw. It’s pretty much one of his greatest moves and a lot of fans would agree.

Kirin Toudou (Asterisk War)

Kirin Toudou is one of the most impressive swordsmen on this list. Just like Akame, Kirin Toudou does not have any supernatural abilities, just your average human strength. However, her skills are exceptional with the use of nothing but a sword with years of training and hard work of course.

Byakuya Kuchiki 

Byakuya Kuchiki is a master swordsman from the anime Bleach who’s an entire strategy and full of special abilities, however, he relies on his sword because it’s used as one of his strongest attacks (Bankai).

 Not only that his Senbonzakura, is capable of splitting into 100’s of millions of tiny blades, giving him the perfect offense and defense of any opponent. This makes Byakuya one of the greatest swordsmen in anime/manga.


This character is from the Anime called Akame Ga Kill She is s trained assassin from the young ages of 5 and upwards. However, she was forced against her own will to be this way.

Akame can easily be one of the most skilled swordsmen because she is very precise with her sword techniques, and she is a dangerous, and agile “human” the best female swordsman ever seen in anime. With a ruthless amount of focus and precision in each defense and attack.


Teresa is a character from the anime Claymore Easily an exceptionally fast with superhuman strength and abilities. Plus she’s got the training and expertise to back it up. Making her one of the best female swordsmen in the anime/manga world.

Ayato Amagiri is an anime character from Asterisk War. This character is very skilled with his own custom-made weapon which is a sword. Surprisingly he is capable even without the use of his own supernatural abilities.

Sun Seto

Sun Seto is a character from the anime called My Bride Is A Mermaid. She seems like a normal girl in the anime series however, in reality, she not only has supernatural strength and abilities that are superior to others, but she’s surprisingly skilled with a sword.


Sesshomaru is a character from the anime called Inuyasha. He is a supernatural character with blindly-fast speed and overwhelming strength like no other. There are not many anime characters out there who could go toe to toe with this character in a sword fight. And make it out alive.

So there you have it, these are some of the best swordsmen in anime/manga of all time so far. Hope you like this list. Thanks.

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