Top 10 sword fighting or samurai anime

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Who does not love sword fighting and samurai in action? When characters cross their blades, that moment becomes epic. When the main character handles the sword, the anime becomes a must watch.Samurai anime.

Here is a list of top 10 sword fighting or samurai anime(movies and shows combined)

Samurai anime

10. Sword Art Online (anime series)

As the name suggests, the story of this anime takes place inside a virtual reality world. The people in this  anime world are exposed to a game (Massively multiplayer online role playing game) where they enter a virtual world. In that virtual world they have to choose one of the clans and start playing. The protagonist ‘Kirito’ enters the game and becomes a swordsman. He starts his quest to finish the game and in his journey he has to battle many fierce enemies.

There is a very special reward for the one who finishes the game.


A death in game means death in reality! The players are not allowed to leave the game midway.Doing so will mean immediate death.Will he survive? Watch to find out.

People who have played games like DOTA , Diablo , warcraft, etc will love this anime even more.

9.Ninja Scroll (anime movie)

A mysterious vagabond goes out on a journey to confront his past. His name is Jubei and is a master swordsman. He eventually becomes an assasin. During his travels, he has to face off against an organization of demonic ninjas known as the Devils of Kimon, who are plotting to take power of Japan’s government. Will Jubei be able to stop them?

Watch this anime movie and you will not regret it. It has the feel of old times of Japan and samurai.


8. Basilisk (Anime series)

Two warring ninja clans send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The PRIZE: annihilation of the other clan and the support of the government for the winning clan for the next thousand years.

This small synopsis is enough reason to watch this series. Be prepared for amazing fights and cool characters.


7.Drifters (anime series)

Great warriors from various different era of history are summoned to another world. These warriors are referred to as Drifters in that world. They have been summoned to fight against the evil Dark King and his army. The main protagonist is a great swordsman Toyohisa and in his team is  another veteran warrior called Nobunaga. Gradually other drifters are summoned and they form a strong team.

This is a very brutal show. The battles are fought very strategically and devastatingly. If you like high action and blood and gore , then this is the show for you.

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Pranjal Kanyal

He is a Computer Science undergrad, planning to do his masters.
Anime is one of his favorite form of entertainment. He loves everything about anime and mangas and loves to share information about anime.

  • Paritosh Shrivastava

    Nice List

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  • kogee snypa

    great list

    • Deepanshu

      indeed 🙂

  • vishal

    i love drifter…when will be the second season will release..?

    • Deepanshu

      ya should watch it …only 1 season has been released till now,

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