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Top 10 Anime Swordsmen
7. Afro Samurai
6. Levi Ackerman
5. Dracule Mihawk
3. Ichigo Kurosaki
2. Erza Scarlet
1. Roronoa Zoro
10. Mugen from Samurai Champloo
Mugen’s highly unorthodox swordplay and a fighting style based on breakdancing – dubbed “champuru kendo” (Champloo Kendo in English) and ostensibly developed by himself – taking bits and pieces from all forms of martial arts and making up the rest on-the-go as he fights his opponents, make him generally unpredictable in a fight and a force to be reckoned with.
He carries two blades: His principal weapon, a unique sword with a curved blade and a hilt with two prongs sheathed across his back, and the other a small tantō concealed at the end of his scabbard (only resorted to as a trump card). His main weapon appears to be an amalgamation of the Okinawan sai and Japanese katana. Mugen also has a tendency to parry attacks with the steel base of his geta.
9. Akame from Akame Ga Kill
Akame is often considered to be one of the strongest members of Night Raid, slaying even the strongest of enemies with minimal effort. Her hellish assassination training allows her combat prowess to be on par with those as powerful as the General rank within the military levels of the Empire, Esdeath herself acknowledging her strength.
She is an extremely skilled master swordswoman, able to wield her Teigu Murasame with utmost dexterity and precision, able to slay numerous enemies, even highly skilled and powerful enemies with incredible ease. She also gives off no killing intent at all when she fights, making it difficult for the enemy to sense her presence. According to Wave, she can run at Mach 1 (velocity of sound in the airflow which is approximately 340 meters per second). Like the other members of the Elite Seven, she is immune to most poisons.
8. Saber from Fate Series
Saber’s True Name is Artoria Pendragon, better known as Arthur Pendragon and King Arthur, who is regarded as a male in history. She is the “Once and Future King” and a legendary hero of Britain known as the King of Knights
Saber is loyal, independent, and reserved; she appears cold but is actually suppressing her emotions to focus on her goals. She is bewildered by Shirou’s “protective” tendencies and believes his erratic and reckless behavior jeopardizes her chances of winning the Holy Grail War.
7. Afro from Afro Samurai
Afro is an incredibly talented swordsman whose father was decapitated in front of his own eyes as a child. That traumatic experience caused an innocent little boy to have a mind flustered with revenge and, with that, Afro grew into a cold-blooded killer, spilling the blood of countless souls in his wake.
He is a Highly skilled swordsman able to deflect crossbow bolts and shatter bullets as well as perform lethal sword attacks. Afro can use his subconscious mind to create completely new combat techniques in the middle of battle as taught by his Sword Master. He was also able to effectively fight during an aerial battle with the Afro Droid.
6. Levi Ackerman from Attack On Titan
Levi is excellent at using the vertical maneuvering equipment, to a point that everyone says he is the best at it. He is also said to be as valuable as an entire brigade, far outweighing all of the other soldiers. Furthermore, he was considered extremely strong even before joining the Survey Corps. He has shown the capability of incapacitating the Female Titan by moving too fast for her to defend, something which whole squads and even Eren in his Titan form could not accomplish.
Aside from his extraordinary battle skill, Levi has shown a profound ability to quickly analyze situations, and make calculated decisions in the heat of battle. This has given him the ability to save himself and his comrades on many occasions.
5. Dracule Mihawk from One Piece
Dracule “Hawk Eyes” Mihawk is a member of the Shichibukai and also the current holder of the title, “Greatest Swordsman in the World”.
Part of Mihawk’s reputation as the most powerful master swordsman in the world is also due to his tremendous superhuman physical power and fortitude which supplements his mastery of swordsmanship. Mihawk’s sword strikes were executed with tremendous power, able to easily create immensely powerful compressed air slashes with a massive range, enough to split large battleships and a mountain of ice with ease. He was also able to stop Zoro, a formidable swordsman with enormous strength, with only a single dagger that he held with one hand. He also has extraordinary agility, being able to jump and leap enormous heights and distances.
4. Kirito from Sword Art Online
Kirito was chosen to be one of the one thousand beta testers for the closed beta of Sword Art Online, the first ever Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) for the NerveGear, and later joined the official version of the game. He is someone who is not good with words, as stated by Klein, and can be quite direct. This is due to him not having many friends and closing others off because of his love for computers.
3. Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki is a Human who has Shinigami powers and is a Substitute Shinigami. Physically, Ichigo’s body is in top form. Ichigo has been trained in martial arts since he was a small child, both professionally and by his father. He has repeatedly shown great agility and coordination in his attacks.
In terms of fighting style while in his Shinigami form, Ichigo relies mainly on swordplay. Aside from his initial training with Urahara, he is essentially on a “learn as you go” training regimen; thusly, his skill has developed by fighting rather than formal instruction, becoming even more capable with every fight. His overall skill allows him to fight evenly against sword masters of Byakuya Kuchiki and Kenpachi Zaraki’s caliber. While usually fighting right-handed, Ichigo appears to be ambidextrous, as he is proficient in wielding Zangetsu in his left hand.
2. Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail
Erza is a very strict person, often criticizing the bad behavior and habits of the other guild members, causing most of them to apologize, fearing that they might invoke her wrath.
She possesses great mastery in swordsmanship and her skills in swordsmanship are of the highest caliber. Her offensive capabilities mainly come from her swordplay, which enables her to effectively utilize the weapons that her Requip provides, which includes swords, short swords, axes, lances, and staffs (among others). Erza has shown great skill in utilizing the reverse-grip of swordsmanship as well as the normal grip. She is even capable of employing her swords effectively using her feet, by wielding their hilts between her hallux and second toe.
1. Roronoa Zoro from One Piece
Roronoa Zoro, also known as “Pirate Hunter” Zoro, is a pirate and a former bounty hunter. He was the first member to join the Straw Hat Pirates, and, to date, is considered the largest threat and most dangerous member of the crew after Luffy. His fame as a master swordsman and his great strength, along with the actions of his captain, sometimes led others to believe he was the true captain of the crew
It is shown during his first appearance after the time skip, that he can cut through a large ship with ease, speed, and precision (also considering the use of his left eye). Zoro was even able to cut a Pacifista in half with just one slash from his swords, whereas two years prior he barely managed to only slightly damage one.
Zoro’s newly-found strength is further demonstrated when he averts the previously mentioned formula of fighting the arc’s second strongest for when he easily defeats Hody Jones, a powerful fisherman and captain of the New Fishman Pirates. He accomplishes this with just a single, one-sword strike, despite being at a disadvantage at fighting a Fishman underwater. He has also grown strong enough to be able to effortlessly defeat a Logia user of the inferior fighting ability
Credits – wikia