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Why do people like anime so much?

It is because of the fact that anime is full of amazing and interesting stories that could definitely hook us to its wonderful well written narrations.

There is romance, adventures, fantasy and many other genres that suits your preferences. Unlike those who used super powers, one of the most interesting characters in anime are the one who used swords which really makes us wonder especially when we were a kid where every sticks we picked up became one of our imaginary swords.

Almost fantasy genre anime possess such swordsman who has incredible power.

Because of that…

Here is the Top Strongest Swordsman in Anime of All Time

15. Levi Ackerman

Strongest swordsman in anime Levi Ackerman

Anime: Attack on Titan

Levi Ackerman is the one of the supporting characters in the series Attack on Titan that was written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series was based on the manga that was released on 2009.

In the world of Attack on Titan, powers such as magics or superhuman strengths doesn’t exist but only a ability to transform yourself into a massive titan that has unique abilities. There is only atmost 9 people who has this kind of power. In Levi’s case, he is known as the strongest soldier that humanity has ever had because of his capabilities especially for killing titans head on using the 3D manuever gear which humans inside the walls had invented mainly for titans.

Levi came from underground where the poorest among the poor lives. Because of that, Levi was once lived as a criminal in order for him to continue living. Also, at a young very young age, Levi was trained by his uncle how to fight to death knowing that he needs it to survive the underground.

Strongest swordsman in anime Levi Ackerman

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14. Kyojuro Rengoku

Strongest swordsman in anime rengoku kyojuro

Anime: Demon Slayer

Kyojuro Rengoku is one of the supporting characters in the best anime series of 2020 by Crunchyroll and also one of the strongest swordman among all Demon Slayers. The series was based from the manga series that was written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. Later on, it was published on 2016 by Shueisha.

He is one of the 9 chosen hashiras that has tremendous amount of power compare to a normal demon slayer knowing the fact that they were trained to death to achieve such capabilities.

Almost all Demon Slayers have a unique abilities that is differ from each other, which they use to slaughter demons that causing countless of deaths to the humanity. Rengoku have the ability to use Flame Breathing (Honō no kokyū) which is one of the strongest breathing technique in the whole series and one of the most formidable knowing the fact that he almost decapitate one of the strongest demon in the series using his flame breathing.

Strongest swordsman in anime Rengoku Kyojuro

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13. Asta

Strongest swordsman in anime Asta

Anime: Black Clover

Asta is the protagonist of the long running series Black Clover which was released on 2015 and was published by Shueisha. The series was based on manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata.

He is a member of the worst squad in the whole series where they often underestimated because of their delinquents members unlike other squads who’s full of Nobles and Royalties.

The story of Black Clover revolves around the world with full of different unique magics that only those have mana can have. Asta, having no magic, lives a life filled with discrimination knowing the fact that he is one of the unfortunate people who wasn’t blessed with mana causing him to incapable of using magics.

In spite of that, Asta’s determination did not come to an end, instead he carry on with his dreams becoming a Wizard King, the strongest magic user to the whole Clover Kingdom.

Asta uses a five leaf grimoire which has now 4 different anti-magic swords with different capabilities knowing the fact that the power he acquired is coming from the devil, Liebe.

Strongest swordsman in anime Asta

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12. Kento Nanami

Strongest swordsman in anime Nanami Kento

Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen

Kento Nanami is one of the supporting characters in the Best Anime of the Year 2021 Jujutsu Kaisen which was Awarded by Crunchyroll that overwhelmed a lot of anime series of 2021. The series was written and illustrated by Gege Akutami that was based also by his own manga series.

He was known as salaryman after he graduated from Jujutsu School but came back to work as a Jujutsu Sorcerer after 4 years. Jujutsu Sorcerers are the responsible for fighting supernatural creatures such as ‘cursed spirits’ or any other evil entities that causing a lot of strange events or worst death in the series.

In the world of Jujutsu Kaisen, they have what they called ‘curse’ which gives them a certain abilities to fight against cursed spirits because things like guns or knives does not have effect of them. Nanami possessed such massive amount of energy making him one of the strongest characters in the whole series.

With the help of his blunt sword, Nanami used it along with his curse technique to eliminate his enemy. He also have a power which gives his enemy a weak spot despite of how strong they are plus his vow overtime that grants him immense cursed power when he is working overtime.

Strongest swordsman in anime Nanami Kento

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11. Yukuchi Fukuzawa

Strongest swordsman in anime Yukuchi Fukuzawa

Anime: Bungo Stray Dogs

Yukuchi Fukuzawa is one of the supporting characters in the series Bungo Stray Dogs that was published by Kadokawa Shoten. The series was written and illustrated by Sango Harukawa and was released on 2012.

He is the president of the formed Armed Detective Agency which is responsible for fighting and solving strange incidents that normal agencies such as police and enforcers can’t solve. Just like any other fantasy series, they also do have special powers that only few people has which is called ‘gift’ for their own term.

Along with his skilled swordsmanship, he is one of the strongest assassin in the whole series knowing the fact that he is also expert when it comes to martial arts making him a formidable opponent for those who antagonize his own agency. Every gifts in the series has its own names that represents their power. His gift is called ‘All Men Are Equal’ which grants every part of his agency to control their own gifts to its full extent of their abilities for a certain period of time.

Strongest swordsman in anime Yukuchi Fukuzawa

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10. Roronoa Zoro

Strongest swordsman in anime Roronoa Zoro

Anime: One Piece

Roronoa Zoro is one of the supporting characters in the one of the longest running anime series ‘One Piece’ that still giving fans a lot of excitements. The series is based on manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda since 1997 and still counting. One Piece creator became ‘The Richest Manga(Mangaka) Artist of All Time’ that has $200 Million net worth which is still growing.

Zoro known as the Vice Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates that is one of the strongest pirates roaming the broad sea for the treasure called ‘One Piece’. He is a swordman since he was a kid and was trained at a very young age dreaming of becoming the strongest swordman surpassing Mihawk, the current strongest swordman in the whole series.

With his 3 powerful swords, Zoro used it to fight enemies to the full extent of his abilities especially his newly given sword to him, Enma. The sword Enma was owned by Oden, one of the Roger’s crew for a for a while because he is truly a part of Whitebeard’s family or crew. Enma is considered as one of the strongest swords in the series that based its power to the wielder.

Strongest swordsman in anime Roronoa Zoro

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9. Rayleigh

Strongest swordsman in anime Rayleigh

Anime: One Piece

Rayleigh is one of the strongest supporting characters in the whole One Piece series that everyone known for being ‘Dark King’ because of the fact that he is the right hand man of Gol D. roger, the 1st pirate king.

He is one of the strongest swordsman in the series along with his exceptional haki that can knock down people around him at once. Also, unlike any other strong pirates in the series, Rayleigh doesn’t rely with the power of devil fruit but only to his own swordsmanship skills and 3 haki types that he mastered.

With the help of Rayleigh, Luffy learnt to use his own haki after a around 2 years of training under him. Luffy’s existence reminded him of his late Captain because of their behavior and same personalities. The full extent of his abilities his still unkown because he doesn’t reveal it yet but Rayleigh is powerful enough to stopped Marco’s attack just by using his one finger and confronted one of the three Admirals in the series.

Strongest swordsman in anime Rayleigh

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8. Flashy Flash

Strongest swordsman in anime Flashy Flash

Anime: One Punch Man

Flashy Flash is one of the supporting characters in the series One Punch Man created originally by ONE. The series was based on the WebComic that was became popular and got a manga adaptation by Yusuke Murata, who also illustrated the sports manga series Eye Shield 21 back in 2002.

The story of One Punch Man revolves around the world full of monsters that causing deaths of many victims. Because of that, Hero Association was established to fight monsters and bring peace to humanity. Heroes are separated by 4 categories, Class A-C and especially Class S, where strongest heroes belong.

He is a part of Class-S heroes and can be considered as the fastest among them. At the very young age, Flashy Flash was trained along with Sonic, the outlaw and considered himself as rival of Saitama. Using his incredible speed together with his swordsmanship abilities, Flashy Flash killed monsters in an instant that normal humans cannot glimpse.

Strongest swordsman in anime Flashy Flash

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7. Meliodas

Strongest swordsman in anime Meliodas

Anime: Seven Deadly Sins

Meliodas is the protagonist of the series Seven Deadly Sins that was based on manga series. The story was written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki and was published on 2014 by Kodansha.

He is the Captain of Seven Deadly Sins and known as Dragon Sin because of their tattoos symbolizes them. Meliodas is one of the strongest characters in the whole series knowing the fact that he is a demon that is far superior that any other clans furthermore he is the oldest son of the Demon King, the supreme leader of Purgatory and the one who created the 10 Commandments that caused massive destruction in humanity.

Unlike any other swordsman in anime, Meliodas used solely a short sword yet powerful enough to kill somebody. With his sword, which is Demon Sword Lostvayne, he can reflects any forms of magic to the attacker with twice of its original power with ease and reflect all the powers he had taken and turn it into immense power that could actually kill anyone.

Meliodas possess Demon’s abilities knowing the fact that he is a demon himself such as flying and tremendous amount of powers that is above among all the clans in the series. What truly made Meliodas special was the cursed that he had making him immortal as a punishment for disobeying one of the sacred rules as a demon.

Strongest swordsman in anime Meliodas

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6. Tobirama Senju

Strongest swordsman in anime Tobirama Senju

Anime: Naruto

Tobirama Senju is one of the supporting characters in the long running series Naruto by none other than Masashi Kishimoto. The series runned for 15 years that is considered as one of the longest series in anime. Also it was based on manga series that later on got an anime adaptation.

He is belong to the one of the strongest clan in the series, Senju. Senju Clan was blessed with immense amount of power or known as ‘chakra’ compare to other clans knowing that they were the descendants of the God-like clan, which is Otsutsuki.

After his brother died, Tobirama became the second Hokage of the Leaf Village and did a lot of contributions to the ninja world because of his intellect. Tobirama is considered as the smartest Kage in the whole series knowing that he invented a lot of techniques that was used by strong ninjas like Minato Namikaze, the 4th Hokage that known for his signature move Flying Thunder God where he can teleport to anywhere he marked as fast lightning speed and furthermore, especially the famous Shadow Clone Jutsu by Naruto that he often use in battle also created by Tobirama.

Unlike Minato who used Kunai, Tobirama used his swordsmanship along with his incredible speed in battle just like how he killed Izuna, Madara’s younger brother.

Strongest swordsman in anime Tobirama Senju

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5. Atomic Samurai

Strongest swordsman in anime Atomic Samurai

Anime: One Punch Man

Atomic Samurai is one of the supporting characters in the series One Punch Man made by ONE and Murata Yusuke. He is also part of the Class-S heroes in the series where extraordinary heroes lies.

Among the 17 extraordinary Class-S heroes, Atomic Samurai is rank number 4 after his friendly rivalry Silver Fang which is rank number 3. According to him, there is nothing he can’t slice or cut with his swordsmanship that can slice at least 100 times in just a second with ease.

With his incredible swordsmanship, he can even beat monsters just by using his toothpick and cut them just like any other sword.

Atomic Samurai has 3 strong disciples which is Iaian, Okamaitachi, and Bushodrill that can be consider as Class-S level but for a certain reason, they can’t rank up. The only problem with Atomic Samurai is that he is too overpowered with his samurai but when he has nothing, there is nothing he can do.

Strongest swordsman in anime Atomic Samurai

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4. Dracule Mihawk

Strongest swordsman in anime Dracule Mihawk

Anime: One Piece

Dracule Mihawk is one of the strongest characters in the series One Piece and was a part of the 7 Warlords roaming the sea.

Just like Shanks, one of the Emperor of the sea, Mihawk doesn’t rely his powers on Devil Fruits making him a absolutely poweful. Mihawk’s sword can be considered as one of the strongest swords in the series that he always carry on his back and use for fighting. In spite of not having a devil fruit, Mihawk is a respected and everyone is afraid of knowing the fact that he van use Haki as well as the other pirates.

Mihawk is known as the someone who wants Roronoa Zoro to surpassed as having an ambition to become the strongest swordsman of all swordsman. Later on, Mihawk decided to teach Zoro better swordsmanship because he is looking for someone who can rival him through sword especially he wants to nurture the full extent of Zoro’s capabilities.

Strongest swordsman in anime Dracule Mihawk

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3. Yami Sukehiro

Strongest swordsman in anime Yami Sukehiro

Anime: Black Clover

Yami Sukehiro can be considered as the strongest Captain in the whole series of Black Clover by Yuki Tabata. He is one of the best supporting characters that known for being the Captain of the worst squad that full of delinquents, Black Bulls.

His magic is admitted as unique and rare knowing the fact that there is no one in the Clover Kingdom who used Dark Magic except him. In spite of how strong he is, Yami’s squad was once in the lowest status among all the squads by the fact that they actually aren’t serious about their jobs unlike any squads.

Along with his katana, Yami used it with his Dark Magic in variety of forms based on what he wants. He can slice through dimensions that no one can even escape from him surprisingly even at a far distance.

What makes Yami so strong is his ability to sense someone’s Ki that he can anticipate any form of attacks and dodge it with a great speed. Through breathing, movements, and any sort of energy can easily read by Yami making him formidable opponent along with his mana zone and limits that he always surpassed.

Strongest swordsman in anime Yami Sukehiro

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2. Shanks

Strongest swordsman in anime Shanks

Anime: One Piece

Shanks is one of the supporting and the most mysterious character in the One Piece series by Eiichiro Oda since 1997.

He is considered as one of the strongest characters in the whole series knowing the fact that he is one of the Four Emperor of the Sea that everyone is afraid of. Shanks is certainly the strongest pirate without relying on the power of devil fruits unlike any other pirates especially Emperors(Yonko).

They often called him as ‘Red Haired Shanks’ because of his noticeable red hair and it is also the name he used for his own pirates.

Shanks is unquestionably the strongest Haki user in the whole One Piece knowing that he doesn’t have Devil Fruit, he use the abilities of Haki to its full extent with ease. The glimpse of his Haki had been introduced many times knowing the fact that he can knock out hundred of thousands marines and even Fishmen with ease.

Despite of having one arm, Shanks didn’t lost intimidating powers especially his signature swordsmanship that he is often compare to the considered strongest swordsman in the series, Mihawk.

Strongest swordsman in anime Shanks

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1. Uchiha Sasuke

Strongest swordsman in anime Uchiha Sasuke

Anime: Naruto

Uchiha Sasuke was a anti-hero deuteragonist of the series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto that became one of the best anime series of all time that still loves by many fans in spite of its end on 2017.

Sasuke belong to the clan of Uchiha which is one of the strongest clans in the series along with their dojutsu known as ‘Sharingan’. Uchiha Clan was comparable to Senju Clan which was also descendant of Otsutsukis in the series. Sasuke mastered all the elements which is Wind, Fire, Water, Earth, and lightning making him one of the few characters who mastered all of it.

What made Sasuke truly strong is the eyes that he possess which is the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and his Six-Tomoe Rinnegan that has overpowered abilities. With his mangaekyo sharingan, he can make amaterasu, the highest level of fire and the massive susanoo that is poweful defense and offense at the same time. With his left eye, the sharinnegan grants him an abilities to swap positions to things or even person nearby or even make someone to fall under powerful genjutsu just like what he did to tailed beast when him and Naruto fought to death that caused him to lost his arm.

In spite of having one arm, Sasuke possess a different level of swordsmanship along with his overwhelming capabilities. Sasuke often covered his sword with his lightning making his sword much more powerful.

Strongest swordsman in anime Uchiha Sasuke

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