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.
Note: this is an update to an already existing list on Honey’s Anime. To read the original list, scroll down to the bottom of the page!
Here is the updated list for the top 10 insane weapons in anime. What do you guys think? Is there a weapon missing that you feel should have been on this list? Is there a weapon on this list that you feel shouldn’t have made the cut? Let us know in the comments!
According to the manga, this sword has the ability to cut through Earth. Yeah, you read that right. Anyone feel like destroying the entirety of our planet? The Bustermarm Sword is for you.
Mugen is wielded by Yu Kanda, and has a whole host of supernatural powers. It’s derived from ‘Innocence’, the power that Kanda and others use to fight Akuma, demon like beings. Mugen has a number of it’s abilities which bolster it’s own strength as well as Imbue Kanda with greater abilities. From the very first time we see Kanda use ‘Kaiju: Ichigen”, it was clear that the abilities that Mugen has fit very well with the dark, fantasy universe of D. Gray Man
1. Sakabato – Ruroni KenshinEpisodes: 94Aired: Jan 10,1996 to Sept 08, 1998
Would you rather have a more portable approach to your weaponry? The Punisher also stores eight Grader 2043 pistols for just such an occasion. No matter what your fighting style is, this blessed mega-weapon will have you covered. No wonder Vash needed it in his final battle with Knives!
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.
The news gets even better for any guys who get their hands on Backlace; when transformed using a pair of briefs, backlace actually transforms into a shotgun! Who needs a Ghostbusters proton pack? With a ghost gun that doubles as a pair of magical underwear, you’ll never need to fear poltergeists or any paranormal creature! Good luck finding a pair at your local department store.
You might think I’d be referring to the psychological effect of warfare or possibly biological weapons, but if you are in the Hellsing universe, you know exactly what I’m talking about: Walter C. Dornez’s translucent monofilament wires.
Sakabato is is just so cool and memorable it outclasses a number of more swords that are more powerful than It on this list. The reverse blade sword, a weapon designed not to kill, wielded by a man who wanted something beyond his bloody past. It’s a big part of what makes Ruroni Kenshin stand out as a series, as well as the heart of the show itself. Seeing Kenshin use Sakabato against the hardened killers of the Meiji era gave me thrills as a kid, and great memories as an adult.
Japan has a long history of interesting weapons. Not surprisingly, many of these weapons and styles have shown up in a number of anime over the years. Let’s take a tour of some of those weapons and appearances.
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.
Dimensional Sword (Jigen Tou) From Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho (Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files)
A one-two punch has never been so adorable! Ryouko’s Neko Neko Knuckles are a one of a kind pair of boxing gloves specially designed to not only deliver a serious beating, but to embarrass your opponent as well!
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.
This weapon is intense in the sense of just how much power it possesses in relation to the toll it takes on the main character Killy. Capable of creating holes miles long in the massive infrastructure Killy is searching through, the GBE sends him flying every time he uses it. The more powerful Killy sets the gun, the farther back he goes flying after he fires it, crashing into walls and at one point breaking his arm. As powerful as this weapon is, one would have to be insane to consider putting up with the massive recoil one experiences when using it.
The Signature sword of Inuyhasha made from the fang of his own father, the Inu no Taisho. Where as the sword of Inuyasha’s Brother, Tensaiga, preserves life, Tessaiga is a true offensive weapon. Some of the best moments in Inuyasha were when he and Sesshomaru, his brother, square off with their very different blades.
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.
8. Ragnarok – Soul EaterEpisodes: 51Aired: Apr 07, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009
What this weapon lacks in intimidation it makes up for in the surprise department, behold: the Backlace from Panty and Stocking! An undergarment-turned-metaphysical gun for battling ghosts, Backlace has many forms which are unlocked by whoever gets their hands on it.
An oversized sword is putting it mildly. Weighing in at over 500 pounds, this sword is the weapon of choice for Guts aka the Black Swordsman, who is able to swing it with such momentum that few can withstand its force. Dragonslayer may only be a blade and hilt kept together by a single bolt, but it’s strong enough and wide enough to protect Guts from projectiles. No normal man could wield this sword, and Guts is only able to do due to proper oversized sword training and a special clamp in his prosthetic hand that assists him in holding it. Truly an insane weapon to even consider using, yet its influence can be seen in various forms of media even today.
Oh, and did we mention you can use it to fly? When not in attack mode, the Rickenbacker 4001 can be used to play some slick bass lines. Talk about a multi-tasking weapon, right?
If anime does one thing right all the time, it shows us just how boring real-world weapons are.
“Dragons are dragons because humans can’t beat ’em. So, what’s a man who beats dragons?” The Sword of the Dragonslayer is practically Iconic, as is Berserk itself and the character who wields it, Guts. Even though Gut’s first huge sword, which he uses in the Golden Age arc, was deadly enough, the Dragonslayer truly takes it to another level.
A special weapon as deadly as its wielder, Ryuko’s scissor blade from Kill La Kill has is deadly both in form as well as function.
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The only thing that can resist this weapon’s might is Gajeel Redfox’s Iron Dragon’s scales. So as long as your foe doesn’t have the same ability, you wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. That is, if you can even lift the Bustermarm Sword to begin with.
Insane doesn’t even begin to describe how oversized this sword is, not to mention what it can do. The Bustermarm sword is 4 times bigger than its owner, double-edged, and can only be stopped by Iron Dragon’s Scales, utilized by Gajeel Redfox. Gajeel is actually able to destroy this gargantuan sword through this ability; otherwise, nothing else would have been able to stop it from being used to cut through the entire Earth. Trying to comprehend a sword that can do such a feat is just unimaginable. The sword’s power also speaks to Panther Lily’s strength as well for being able to wield such a tremendous sword.
The Scissor Blade, when combined, form a giant weaponized scissor. Their key ability in Kill La Kill is to sever life-fibers, which are used to make the powered uniforms and also the Kamui, made completely of life-fibers. My favorite moment was when Ryuko comibes the scissors into an larger than life attack in Kill la Kill’s final OVA, giving the series it’s grand conclusion. It’s an essential part of Ryuko’s power, and though Senketsu might be Ryuko’s heart, the scissor blade is definitely her right arm.
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.
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.
Although this list was hard to organize into numeric order, and there can be some argument as to the placement of ten through two, the number one choice here is undoubtable.
One of the 48 Teigu, or powerful relics, the Cutter of Creation: Extase is a large pair of scissors said to be able to cut through anything. Wielded by Sheele, these giant scissors are very durable, showing the ability to deflect bullets, and apparently almost weightless, as the speed Sheele wields this weapon doesn’t match its size. The scissors can also emit a flash of light bright enough to temporarily blind Sheele’s opponent without blinding her, giving her a strong advantage in combat. Despite these unique properties, however, it’s hard to get over the fact that it’s a giant pair of scissors that’s being used to fight someone. Definitely not your conventional weapon.
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.
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Though Excalibur, Saber’s noble phantasm is much more famous and emblematic of the series, Ea, is more powerful. It’s the crown jewel of Gilgamesh’s noble armory. Gilgamesh himself see’s Excalibur as Ea’s only rival, one of the only counterparts that he deems it worthy enough of a challenge to use Ea, though he also uses it against Rider in Fate/Zero.
You could adventure for years, searching for the perfect weapon for you. Or you could just save some time and turn into the perfect weapon yourself, like these anime characters.
Haruko’s famous blue bass guitar, known to musicians as the Rickenbacker 4001, is a custom-made weapon that not only can be swung like an axe, but can also shoot bullets, rockets, and even open N.O. channels. It even has a built-in engine installed on the back for whenever you need some extra punch.
After being bestowed extraordinary powers via Kagura, Speed Grapher’s Saiga Tatsumi and his Nikon camera have become a deadly duo.
One of the most exciting things about anime are the amazing weapons used by the characters. They range from ordinary, yet iconic pistols, to legendary weapons used by the gods. Here are the best twenty weapons in anime.
Weapons were chosen due to their iconic status as well as their power.
We’d love to have this weapon for all of these reasons and more. You never know when an arch nemesis will be wearing a kamui to your next battle!
A creative weapon to say the least, the Fang Regalia is one of 8 types of Regalia that grant the user a special ability but at a cost. In this particular case, the user of the Fang Regalia can convert its inertia energy into a powerful shockwave. However, as many users of this weapon find out, the cost is not allowing the user to jump whatsoever. This weapon is insane in the sense that the Fang Regalia (excusing the magical energy) are a specific type of roller blades. No other anime can say that roller blades are the standard weapon used in their battles, but Air Gear features all kinds of unique fighting abilities associated with different types of roller blades, which is insane to say the least.
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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.
Created by Majo San, these gloves look like a pair of cute cats that, when it strikes its target, sends a jolt of electricity like a stun gun and leaves a little kitty face imprint wherever the punch lands. Keep this handy for when you need to travel through the bad part of town. Any thug who tries to mug you won’t know what hit them! Well, they’ll just think it was a cat.
With proper placement and precise technique, you can slice and dice dozens of hungry ghouls with a simple tug of a string. Of course, you are going to need some practice before you acquire the same amount of skill as the Hellsing family’s beloved butler.
Many characters in Bleach wield powerful Zanpakuto, but Renji’s is in a class of his own. What makes Renji’s Zanpakuto stand out from the rest and making it the most difficult to master are Renji’s abilities with it, such as making his normal katana transform into the Shikai state. This state resembles a 6-segmented blade, each segment bigger than the last (coming from the hilt), In addition, Renji can extend it long enough to the point where it can function as a whip as well as a sword, which looks strange but is very effective against his opponents. Not to mention the animal transformation elements Renji can make while in the Bankai state. A unique weapon indeed.
7. Mugen – D. Gray ManEpisodes: 103Aired: October 03, 2006 to Sep 30, 2008
Thanks to this special ability, Ryuko can singlehandedly slice through Goku uniforms, dispatching countless numbers of Satsuki Kiryuin’s goons with ease.
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.
There you have it. What do you think about the picks for the Top 10 insane weapons in anime? Do you agree with these choices? If we missed an absurd weapon that belongs on this list, feel free to let us know in the comments below!
It’s a level of strength that surpasses the original spirit sword and just about any other sword in Yu Yu Hakusho.
When not needed for combat, the Scissor blade has the ability to conveniently shrink down to the size of a normal pair of scissors, making transport and concealment a breeze.
Sure, your average automatic rifles and 16th century katanas will do the trick in a pinch, but wouldn’t you love to wield something with a little more personality? We’ve taken the time to create a list of anime weapons so out of this world that we’d be terrified yet thrilled to try out ourselves. Here’s the top 10 list of the most insane weapons in anime.
Haruko Haruhara, an extraterrestrial investigator from the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood, visits Mabase to hunt down the all-powerful space pirate Atomsk. With that in mind, you know she has to be packing some serious heat if she’s dealing with a being so dangerous.
Sakabato (Reverse-Blade Sword) From Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
There’s no more romanticized weapon than the sword. Even though it’s military use is long-gone, it’s still firmly mankind’s collective memory and has an essential part in history. It only makes sense that so much of our media, anime and otherwise, is about swords and the men and the women who wield them. Here are 10 of the coolest.
Legions of soldiers and demons have been ripped apart by it, and it’s a sword which signifies Gut’s larger than life status. In summation, I’ll leave us with maybe the most well-known Berserk quote that gives you a sense of awe the dragonslayer deserves, ‘That thing was too big to be called a sword. Too big, too thick, too heavy and too rough.’
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.
Both in Fate/Zero as well as Unlimited Blade Works, when Ea comes out, you know it’s serious business. It’s a magnificent weapon for one of Anime’s most magnificent jerks.
This special piece of equipment would be a war photographer’s dream; you could have all the excitement of getting up close to the action while having a proper weapon to defend yourself, or even turn the tide for the good guys! Just be careful not to take a photo of anything you don’t want destroyed.
Exposed innards, river of blood, mutilated body parts: these are just some of the vile scenes that gory anime are famous for. But, there are anime fans all over the world that simply love watching them.
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6. Dimensional Spirit Sword – Yu Yu HakushoEpisodes: 112Aired: Oct 10 1992 to Jan 7, 1995
Ragnarok is one of the Mesiters of Soul Eater, living beings which serve as weapons. Unlike most of the Meisters, Ragnarok is a total jerk. However, he is very powerful. Composed of Chrona’s own black blood, Ragnarok is incredibly strong, capable of using Chrona’s blood to protect her, to using it as projectiles against enemies, as well as Scream resonance, which enables him to act almost as a saw. From the very first fight scene it was clear how big a threat that Ragnarok posed to the protagonists, and was intimidating all the way through Soul Eater.
Laevatein (Demon Blade of Flame) From Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s
It’s not every day that your weapon of choice is actually a sentient being with its own agenda. But that’s what Ginta has to deal with when he first encounters Babbo, a giant ball and chain mallet-shaped hammer that can change his size and has the personality to match. As the series progresses, Babbo can transform himself into whatever Ginta imagines him to be through the use of special stones, proving why so many feared him during the 1st War Games. But many fights involve Ginta and Babbo arguing as they figure out how to fight together, providing some combat situations best described as insane to anyone watching.
Featuring two machine guns in the front and a rocket launcher in the back, the Punisher is one of ten weapons like it, meaning that when you see one, you know something real is about to go down.
5.Tessaiga – InuyashaEpisodes: 167Aired: October 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
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.
There is a lot of room for error with these, and one wrong pull could mean some serious self-inflicted maiming.
With a simple click of the shutter, anything that is unlucky enough to be in Saiga’s viewfinder explodes. Depending on what type of lens is equipped, this deadly SLR becomes what is essentially the equivalent of a rocket-launching sniper rifle.
Sword of Dios From Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena)
If size was the most important factor of this list, Pantherlily’s Bustermarm Sword would be number one on our list. Without question, this is the most disproportionately sized weapon in probably all of anime history.
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.
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It also has a mind of it’s own, not unlike the Zanpakuto from Bleach. It takes Inuyasha some time to master it, but the more he uses it the more it seems that Tessaiga has tricks up it’s sleeve. From the famous wind-scar, to it’s adamant and dragonskin forms, Tessaiga is a truly powerful weapon.
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.
Rocket-launching bass guitars? Stun gun boxing gloves shaped like kittens? Yeah, those are cool and all, but over any of those things, wouldn’t you just rather be able to magically grow your testicles so you can use them to fly, deflect bullets and attack your enemies? The tanukis from Pom Poko do all of that so effectively I get jealous. In order to repel the police trying to chase them out of their home forest, these tanuki use their balls in ways I can only dream of using my own.
The Zanpakuto are actually a series of sentient weapons, which draw out a users inner abilities. They’re wielded by Shinigami and, as well as abilities, have forms that derive from their users. They’re also all able to return souls wandering round the world to the afterlife. Zanketsu is the first weapon on the list that takes on a persona of it’s own, and represents Ichigo’s most base instincts and dark-side, capable of possessing Ichigo himself.
Blood-red and razor sharp, this special blade is one half of the rending scissors, a special pair of shears designed to cut even the strongest life fibers.
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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.
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.
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.
Shaped like the holy cross and three times the lethality, Wolfwood’s Punisher is a game-changer.
A large cross-shaped gun wielded by the members of the Eye of Michael, the Punisher is one of those rare weapons that both looks cool and is practical at the same time (despite its first impression). There’s a reason why only ten of these weapons exist, as best exemplified by Nicholas Wolfwood’s skill in being able to handle such a weapon. With 2 machine guns in the front, a rocket launcher in the back, and 4 pistols in each side arm, the Punisher is certainly effective in carrying out the punishment. Not to mention the strength it takes to lift the weapon, let alone use it. To be able to balance that strength with the knowledge of knowing when to best use each part of the Punisher in combat is nuts. To actually consider using a weapon that looks like a giant cross is also nut. Hence, the reason why the Punisher gets the number 1 spot.
The common stapler never seemed like much of a deadly weapon. Other than keeping a handful of important papers conveniently together, staplers don’t have any other function…until Hitagi Senjougahara proved otherwise.
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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.’
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Sure, you might think that using a stapler for self-defense is a bit strange, but if it can keep Araragi, a boy who has vampiric super-human abilities, at bay, then I guess it can’t be THAT strange, right?
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!
We tend to see swords or guns used as the basic weapon of choice. However, more often than not, we will see the main character or an important secondary character wielding some kind of weapon that makes absolutely no sense yet completely dominate their opponent with it. Some of them are completely unrealistic; others are just plain wacky. In any case, here are the Top 10 Insane Weapons in Anime.
Toyako Bokuto ‘Lake Toya’ can literally cut through anything, which is hilarious and fitting for Gintama given it’s totally nondescript appearance. Made from the bark of a 10,000 year old tree on a distant planet, it’s actually a Hoshikudaki which literally translates to ‘Star Destroyer.’ It’s a little wooden sword with a beyond audacious ability and pedigree, let’s hope the rebel alliance doesn’t come up against it soon.
Kuwabara’s spirit sword is a sword made from his own spirit energy. The dimension sword is sort of an enhanced version of the spirit sword, and it’s literally capable of cutting into different dimensions and psychic barriers. The dimensional sword is also awesome because, instead of relying simply on Kuwabara’s own ability, it’s basically able to cut through anything simply on it’s own power.
2. Sword of the Dragonslayer – BerserkEpisodes: 26Aired: October 07 1997 to Mar 31, 1998
It’s hard to picture a camera being able to make anything it captures explode, but that’s exactly what Saiga’s camera can do when Kagura, a 15 year old girl, uses her mysterious ability to do just that. As long as it’s in sight of Saiga’s viewfinder, he can make anything explode once he takes the picture. Saiga proves to be pretty innovative with his various lenses in order to protect Kagura from those who wish her harm. What makes this “weapon” even more insane are the battles that take place between Saiga and the Tennozu Group, battles that you won’t see anywhere else. Definitely an object that takes some time to wrap your head around as a weapon.
4. Toyako Bokutō (Gintama)Episodes: 201Aired: April 4, 2006 – March 25, 2010
3. Ea – Fate/Stay:NightEpisodes: 24Aired: Jan 07, 2006 to Jun 17, 2006
This sword is truly insane in the amount of power it possesses. Formed when the world was created, Ea is a sword that “separates heaven and earth”, and is considered to be a ruler’s sword, which is why Gilgamesh adopts it as his own. In a way, Ea is actually thought to be a physical manifestation of a God itself, which is why Gilgamesh treats it very differently from his other weapons. At the very least, Gilgamesh only uses a fraction of its true power almost every time he wields it, yet the windstorm created by Ea is much more than most can handle. All in all, Ea exceeds all comprehension not only in regard to how overpowered it is, but just the very identity of the thing itself.
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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.
One of the things to note is that I don’t always mean strongest swords, but often what’s cool, or more significant or meaningful within the series itself. I hope you enjoyed reading this list and the explanations. Let us know what you think in the comments below and let’s get a conversation going!
When it comes to fighting in anime, there are many creative ways to approach it depending on the context. That being said, fighting itself tends to fall into a limited number of broad categories. You have characters that will physically fight each other using various martial arts techniques or other forms of close combat. You have characters that will fight each other utilizing some special form of magic or energy. You have characters that will have monsters, robots, or some other giant creature that fight each other instead. Finally, you have characters that will fight each other with weapons of various designs.
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.