10 Anime Swords That Are Mightier Than The Pen!

Here is a list of some of my favorite swords in anime. They’re in no particular order and make sure to comment below on your favorite blade.


10) Murasame From Akame ga Kill! Murasame
Murasame is a cursed blade that can kill a person with a single cut. Once the sword breaks the skin, a poisonous curse spread through the person’s body, killing them within moments by stopping their heart. Murasame’s trump card was a performance enhancer titled Little War Horn. By cutting herself and embracing her inner demon she gets a big boost to speed and power at a high risk to herself.





9) Tessaiga From InuYasha Tessaiga
Iron-Crushing Fang (Tessaiga) is the sword that swordsmith, Tōtōsai, created  from a fang of the daiyōkai the Inu no Taishō. (Inuyasha and Sesshōmaru’s father) When it’s not in use, the Tessaiga appeared to be nothing more than a old junky katana with a heavily rusted blade with the hilt’s fabric tearing away. When transformed, the blade turned into a large dog’s fang, hence its name. The cross guard turned into a large patch of fur similar to a dog’s also.








8) Elucidator and Dark Repulsor From Sword Art Online Elucidator and Dark Repulsor
Dark Repulsor is a one-handed long sword, that was crafted by Lisbeth for Kirito from Crystallite Ingot. That is an item in Sword Art Online which is used as a high-grade material in forging weapons. It’s found in the X’rphan (the White Wyrm’s) nest on the 55th floor and is the tail end of the said dragon’s diet of crystals. The crystal is solid excrement.
The Elucidator is sword that a demonic boss monster drops on the 50th floor.




7) Kurikara From Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) Kurikara
Kurikara is a Demon-slaying sword infused the Demon Karura inside the blade.This blade brought down the Impure King around 140 years ago. Shiro used this sword, and with the help of Mephisto, to seal Rin Okumura’s Demon heart into the Kurikara, thus fusing it with his blue flames inherited from Satan.







6) Toyako Bokuto From Gintama Toyako Bokuto
It’s a wooden sword with the words “Lake Toya” on it that Gin says was bought at Lake Toya during a class trip. The bokuto he uses is a Hoshikudaki (star smasher). It was created from a ten-thousand year old tree from another planet that can cut through almost anything. Despite its great power, the sword is often seen breaking during more intense fights and cannot seem to stand up against a sword wielded by a strong warrior. Whenever one breaks or is stolen, Gin just replaces it by buying another through a TV shopping program, being sure to have them inscribe “Lake Toya” on it before it’s delivery, hence replacing his old sword without suspicion.





5) Laevatein (Demon Blade of Flame) From Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s Laevatein (Demon Blade of Flame)
Laevatein, also known as, Demon Blade of Flame, is Signum’s Armed Device. It seems to have a personality and speaks only German like the other Ancient Belkan Devices. The name refers to the Norse mythology, where Lævateinn was a flaming sword wielded by the giant Surtr against the gods during Ragnarök. This blade comes in several different forms.

Standby Form:

Appeared as a small sword, hanging on Signum’s neck-chain.

Sword Form:

Laevatein’s default form, appearing as a single-edged sword.

Snake Form:

Mid-range form appearing as a chain-whip which can extend to encircle opponents. It is very good for trapping and binding others.
Bow Form

Combining with its sheath, Laevatein in this form can shoot bolts. While powerful, this form is rough to use, leaving Signum defenseless for a moment as she draws and fires.



4) Scissor BladenFrom Kill la Kill Scissor Blade
Ryūko owns the red half of the Scissor Blade. The crescent-shaped hilt can change into a longer two handed sword, known as Decapitation Mode. The red Scissor Blade also can change its size, going from nearly as tall as Ryūko to nobigger than a normal set of scissors. She usually keeps the blade in its smaller form when not in a combat, but also owns a metal guitar case that can carry her weapon around.






3) Ea From Fate/Stay Night Ea
Ea is the most powerful Noble Phantasm in the Gate of Babylon. It has a strange shape that doesn’t match what normally would be classified as a sword. It was created before the concept of  a  “sword”, so it is not something that can really be called a sword. But its sword enough for our list. It’s extremely powerful easily penetrating most anything.






2)Dragonslayer Berserk Dragonslayer
The Dragonslayer is an oversized sword that Guts has wielded to the slaying of countless apostles, apostle spawn and impalement of a member of the God Hand. The blade has been soaked in the blood of supernatural entities.  This caused the blade to gradually become stronger and more effective against monsters and evil spirits, and even being able to affect them in their astral forms.









1) Spirit Sword From Yu Yu Hakushois Spirit sword

The Spirit sword is the signature technique of Kuwabara. It is a a blade of spirit energy. Though not as powerful as the Spirit Gun, it is  very versatile. The Spirit Sword looks like an English broadsword. The power of the sword varies in power based on the energy he puts to the sword.

'10 Anime Swords That Are Mightier Than The Pen!' have 2 comments

  1. May 7, 2017 @ 10:20 pm Stever

    Great list – I would have liked to see scissor blade higher

  2. April 18, 2017 @ 12:23 am GeneralKandyCane

    My favorite is Allen Walker’s Sword from Crown Clown.

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