By definition, a sword is a weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard, used for thrusting or striking and now typically worn as part of ceremonial dress. It is a bladed weapon intended for both cutting and thrusting.
A sword in the anime world is even way better than the word defined. The anime world takes the power of a sword to a whole new level that anyone would wish to have it in real time. And we have seen different anime series that showcases these powerful swords, but we never got the chance to compare which is the strongest? which is the best and the most powerful sword ever used on anime?
So here is my personal opinion and my top list of the most powerful swords on anime ever made. I hope we would agree and have the same thoughts about it:
1. Sakabato – Ruroni Kenshin
A sword designed NOT TO KILL, it still outclasses a lot of swords on anime world that’s even way more powerful than it. Watching Kenshin use Sakabato against the hardened killers of the Meiji era gave me pure excitement as a kid, and great memories as an adult.
2. Tessaiga (Inuyasha)
Tessaiga is a monstrous weapon capable of killing 100 demons in a single swing. It is forged from the fang of the great demon.It has a dormant and an active state: the former looks like an ordinary katana while the latter is a falchionesque blade about the size of a fully grown human.
3.Wadō Ichimonji (One Piece)
Wadō Ichimonji (“Straight Road of the Harmony”) is a beast of a sword that has incredible durability and tremendous power.It is currently used by Roronoa Zoro, a highly dangerous master swordsman.
4. ’Zangetsu’ Ichigo’s Zanpakuto (Bleach)
The Zanpakuto are actually a series of sentient weapons, which draw out a users inner abilities. We have seen how much power this sword brings and Ichigo is sure lucky to have it.
I would also want to give honors to the powerful swords who never made it to my top 5 list but will always be as powerful as the man owning it: Sakata Gintoki’s “Lake Toya” from Gintama,Gatts’ “Dragonslayer” from Berserk,Dimensional Spirit Sword – Yu Yu Hakusho,Chrona’s “Ragnarok” from Soul Eater, Kirito’s sword from Sword Art Online and all the other swords that brings greatness to their owners.
What is your most powerful sword in anime? Leave a comment below.