Top 10 Anime Swords


Whether giant slabs of metal or girly effete rapiers, no action anime is complete without some kind of pretentiously named sword for the protagonist to talk about at length whilst engaged in a deadly confrontation – fans supply their favourites.

The ranking:

1. Zantotsuken (Lupin III)

2. Excalibur/Caliburn (Fate)

3. Beam Saber (Gundam)

4. Zanpakutou (Bleach)

5. Derflingher (Zero no Tsukaima)

6. Wadou Ichimonji (One Piece)

7. Benisakura (Gintama)

8. Nietononoshana (Shakugan no Shana)

9. Tessaiga (Inuyasha)

10. Reppuugan (Strike Witches)


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