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Top 20 Strongest Anime Swords

Everyone has that one anime that draws them in, not only for their awesome characters, but also for their weapons. From dual blades to ones composed of spiritual energy, from a simple straight blade to a thick slab of iron, let's explore these anime swords and their extraordinary strength.

by Ascension1101
Jan 21, 2016 9:14 PM | 908,510 views

Elucidator and Dark Repulsor

From Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Kirito anime swords

Kirito from Sword Art Online (SAO) has the unique skill set of wielding two blades at the same time. This dual action opens up a whole different realm of sword skills that Kirito can execute, especially since the skill set has more than twenty different techniques to explore. In SAO wielding dual blades is only awarded to the player with the fastest reaction time.



From Claymore

Claymore: Helen, Deneve, Miria anime swords

Not only is the anime called Claymore, but the name of the type of sword is claymore too. These anime swords are massive, double-edged, and have a sharpened hilt. Claymore comes from the Scottish Gaelic term “claidheamh mor,” which translates to “great sword.” Each of these anime swords is customized with their owner's symbol at the base of the blade.



From Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!: Akame anime swords

Murasame, or the one-cut killer, is a long katana wielded by Akame. This anime sword can kill with the lightest prick of the skin, since its blade is poisonous. You know this blade is serious business when Akame exercises caution even when cleaning the blade. As a trump card, the user can cut themselves, and if they survive the poison, their speed and strength are enhanced.



From Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

Ao no Exorcist: Rin Okumura anime swords

Rin Okumura wields the demon slaying sword Kurikara, which also contains his sealed away demon heart and powers. When unsheathed, the sword unleashes Rin's demonic powers, and when sheathed they are sealed away. The less control Rin has over his powers, the more he turns into a demon. With the power of one of the greatest anime swords ever, Rin is sure to never let go of the Kurikara.



From InuYasha

InuYasha: Inuyasha anime swords

The Tessaiga is one of the most famous anime swords on this list, made out of Inuyasha's father's tooth. At first it looks like any ordinary katana, but when wielded properly, it transforms into a massive blade. Its two famous offensive attack specialties are 'Wind Scar' (Kaze no Kizu) and 'Backlash Wave' (Bakuryuuha), with each technique able to vanquish multiple demons at once. As a side note: the sword will only transform if the wielder cares for humans and has 'yoki', or demonic energy.


Sword of Dios

From Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Utena Tenjou, Anthy Himemiya anime swords

In Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena), the sword of Dios is obtained by Utena when she pulls the blade out of the chest of Anthy Himemiya, a 'Rose Bride.' Although at first glance this is one of the least extraordinary anime swords on this list, the rose bride is able to bestow the blade with extra strength, greatly increasing its power.



From Mai-HiME (My-Hime)

Mai-HiME: Mikoto Minagi anime swords

Miroku is a massive, black claymore that's dragged across the ground behind Mikoto since it's so big and she's so small. however, although she is small, Mikoto has no problem handling this beast of a sword and uses its weight to gain momentum in order to make quicker and more powerful attacks. This is one of those anime swords that can only be wielded by the most special of warriors.


Toyako Bokuto

From Gintama

Gintama: Sakata Gintoki anime swords

Contrary to the majority of other anime swords that are made from copper or metal, the Toyako Bokuto is a wooden sword crafted from the bark of a ten thousand year old tree from a distant planet. Although it has a plain appearance, this anime sword can cut though anything, which is fitting given that it's a Hoshikudaki which translates to ‘Star Destroyer.’



From Bleach

Bleach: Ichigo Kurosaki anime swords

Zanpakuto, or 'soul-cutting sword,' literally has the power to cut through spiritual bodies. Not all Zanpakuto are alike, since they are formed from their owner's souls and take on personalities of their own. The name of a Zanpakuto empowers and strengthens the sword because they are names of living spirits. This is one of the most mysterious anime swords ever!



From Fate/stay night

Fate/stay night: Ea  anime swords

Ea, also known as Sword of Rupture, has a dull tip, but that doesn't take away from its effective features. Even with a dull tip, Ea is able to pierce through an opponent and penetrate their vitals. Only Gilgamesh can possess this anime sword as it is made for a ruler's use.


Double Edged Tsurugi

From Samurai Champloo

Mugen Samurai Champloo anime swords

The double-edged Tsurugi has a curved blade and hilt with two prongs and acts as Mugen's main weapon. The sword appears to be a combination of an Okinawan Sai, a metal-pronged sword, and a Japanese katana. With Mugen's eclectic fighting style, a blade that doesn't do well in straightforward attacks is helpful.



From Soul Eater

Soul Eater: Crona anime swords

Ragnorok is a living being that serves as a weapon to Crona. Her black blood creates the sword and bestows the blade with powers, instilling speed and frequency waves that aid in attacks. The anime sword's design is also unique, with the hilt jutting out spikes and a pair of lips above the spikes that allow for high frequency wails.


Dimensional Sword (Jigen Tou)

From Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho (Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files)

Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho: Kazuma Kuwabara anime swords

The dimensional split sword allows Kuwabara to cut through dimensional barriers. Unlike his spirit sword that relied on his spirit energy to function, the dimensional split sword is a sleek upgrade able to function off its own power.


Scissor Blade

From Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill: Ryuuko Matoi anime swords

Ryuuko possesses one scissor blade of the rendering scissors. The blade changes size from the size of normal scissors into a longer, more menacing blade. Ryuuko's finishing move in battle allows the blade to extend even further to allow the execution of decapitation mode.


Sakabato (Reverse-Blade Sword)

From Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin Humura anime swords

The Sakabato or the, 'Reverse Blade Sword', is designed to not kill the opponent. This katana was created to allow Kenshin to atone for his past, while offering aid to those in need of his sword skills. The sword was designed to usher in the a new peace of the Meiji era and Kenshin's promise to never take another human life.


Dragon Slayer

From Berserk

Berserk: Guts, Griffith anime swords

This anime sword is the Dragon Slayer, a larger than life type of sword that has no problem wiping out soldiers and demons. A quote from Berserk describes it best: "It was too big, too thick, too heavy, and too long. It was more like a slab of iron." With this outlook, it can be said that this anime blade has a primitive design.


Laevatein (Demon Blade of Flame)

From Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's: Laevatein anime swords
Laevatein, also known as 'demon blade of flame,' has the ability to take on different forms, such as a chain link blade. It can also use special attacks, such as 'Rising Phoenix Flash', which launches a fiery tornado at the enemy, or the 'Fire Phoenix Flash', which forms pockets of flames that are thrown at the enemy. This is one of the most magical and most beautiful anime swords ever.



From Dr. Gray Man

Dr. Gray Man: Yu Kanda anime swords

Mugen or 'Six Illusions', is a sword instilled with supernatural powers wielded by Kanda. It's obtained from 'Innocence', which is a power used by Kanda to fight demons. This anime sword has the ability to enhance its own strength and when activated turns silver.


Singer's Sword

From Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown: Shu Ouma

The Singer's anime sword is a massive broadsword that's twice as long as she is tall. In action, the sword appears to be all powerful, slicing everything in its path, even robots. To use the sword, Shu must pull it from Inori's chest a la Revolutionary Girl Utena.


Wado Ichimonji

From One Piece

One Piece: Roronoa Zoro anime swords

Wado Ichimonji is roughly translated to the 'straight road of harmony' and is a highly valued anime sword. The blade is a suguha, or straight blade. This sword is used by Zoro Roronoa, who uses the blade by putting the hilt in his mouth when attacking an enemy.


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