Top 10: Cool Swords in Anime

Welcome to our monthly Top 10 anime list.
This month I am going to be looking at some cool and unique swords in anime.  This list isn’t in any particular order I’ve just numbered it for simplicity.

10. Kurikara

A powerful demon slaying sword, Kurikara is said to have had a demon fused inside of it. The sword was originally forged to fend off evil spirits, but later it ended up in the hands of Rin Okumura, the son of Satan. The sword is important to Rin as it holds back his innate demonic power.

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(Blue Exorcist)

9. Scissor Blade

One-half of a pair of giant scissors, know as the rending scissors, the red scissor blade is Ryūko Matoi’s weapon of choice when she’s fighting to avenge her father (the scissor’s creator). The second half of the blade wound up in the hands of Nui Harime, Ryūko’s father’s murderer. The scissor blade is almost the only way possible to cut through the life fibres utilized in the Goku uniforms.

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(Kill la Kill)

8. Samehada

Shamehada, the shark skin blade, is a very large blade composed of razor-sharp scales. Shamehada is capable of eating the chakra of any who oppose it, not only that but the sword itself is sentient, capable of contorting its body to reach an opponent even if they were to dodge. While normally being wrapped in a cloth lining, Samaehada is eventually unwound to reveal its true power as the strongest of the seven swords of the mist.

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(Naruto Shippuden)

7. Yoru

Regarded as one of the strongest swords in the world of One Piece, Yoru stretches over 7 feet in length and the blade is entirely black. In the hands of Dracule Mihawk the sword has the capability of slicing Don Krieg’s flagship in half with just one slash. Mihawk is also capable of deflecting bullets with just the slightest movement.

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(One Piece)

6. Archenemy

A traditional looking nodachi, Archenemy, AKA “The Sword of Resentment” is a weapon so fearsome that it is believed that just unsheathing it could cause uncontrollable destruction of a devastating proportion and thus the holder must vow never to break the seal. Kagura Mikazuchi, the sword’s wielder, is able to use Archenemy to defeat her opponents without even unsheathing it. However, she broke her vow during her fight against Erza in the Grand Wizard Games.

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(Fairy Tail)

5. Dragon Handle

The dragon handle appears to only by the remnants of a once full sword. While in most cases completely useless as a sword, in the hands of Meliodas the sword becomes a formidable weapon capable of deflecting any attack that comes Meliodas’ way. It is later revealed that the sword is not a sword, but in fact, a piece of the coffin of darkness.

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(The Seven Deadly Sins)

4. Claymore

The Claymore it the standardized weapon for all Claymores (an organization of yoma hunters) and has a unique symbol engraved in it that pairs it to its wielder. The sword itself is a quite large, double-edged blade that never seems to ware or dull. Each sword also has a color assigned to its handle, this color describes how the user wields the blade. Red is possessed by offensive users, whereas green is reserved for the more defensive users. However, any claymore ranked 10 and above has a blue handle.

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3. Murasame

Known as the “One Cut Killer”, Murasame is a cursed blade that will kill anyone from even the slightest cut. This is because once the blade cuts the skin, the victim is inflicted with a curse of poison, stopping their heat in a matter of seconds. However, in the hands of Akame, the sword curse in little more than a bonus.

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(Akame Ga Kill!)

2. Crow Claw

While not technically being a sword, the crow claw is the manifestation of Senji Kyyomasa’s branch of sin. Being comprised entirely of his blood, Senji is able to pull the claw out from any part of his body and shape it into any size. Senji has spent years mastering his claw and is now capable of slicing through solid steel.

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(Deadman Wonderland)

1. Elucidator

The Elucidator is a jet black sword that belongs to the protagonist of Sword Art Online. Along with the “Dark Repulser”, Kirito dual wields the two blades in order to create a devastating combo of quick, hard to counter, barrage of attacks. Kirito received the sword as a reward item for defeating the boss of floor 50, however, he initially did not have enough strength to wield it.

(Sword Art Online)

Thank you for reading my list, I hope you enjoyed it. If you have an idea of something you feel should have been on the list then leave a comment and let me know.


The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War Review

Untitled.jpgThe Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War is a four episode mini-series that aired between Augst 28th and September 18th of 2016. Each one of the episodes is a different event that occurs after the end of the first season. The first is a what you would expect from an OVA, the miniature pig – Hawk – escapes and the whole cast have a race to find him. The second episode is the epic fight between Meliodas and Ban that we were promised in the last season. Episode three is a funny and charming view of Diane and King’s “romance”. And the final episode revolves around a great deal of mystery, aimed at setting up the second season of the show.

My Review: Consider when I first pick this up I was expecting the second season of Seven Deadly Sins, I was a little disheartened to find out that that, in fact, was not the case. Regardless of that fact, these episodes to offer nice little episodic bites of fun with the characters of the show, my personal favourite episodes (episode two and four) are much more like the original series. On top of that, episode four does a really great job of psyching me up for the next season. We get to see some really awesome looking demons and just what we could expect from an actual Holy War. I think this add on perfectly to the end of the first season, but it may be a little harder to jump right back into the series if you haven’t seen the first season in a while.

I rate this anime 6/10.


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The Armoury: Ban’s three section staff

Initially, Ban wielded his sacred treasure Courechouse; his sacred treasure. However, after having it stolen during his imprisonment, since then he has had to replace it with a three section staff. The weapon is made of three lengths of metal rod, connected by a chain. Ban is considerably skilled with the weapon being able to use it to grab objects from a great distance and rip the heart out of demons.

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The Armoury: Dragon Handle

Originally part of the Coffin of Eternal Darkness, the dragon handle holds the key to reviving the demon clan. Due to unknown circumstances, Meliodas acquired the sword and has since never let go of it. The hilt appears as a broken sword with a green dragon as the handle. While effectively just being a broken sword, when used in conjunction with Meliodas’ “Full Counter” ability, it becomes a powerful weapon capable of besting even the strongest enemy.

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The Seven Deadly Sins Review

7taizai_01_cs1w1_899x1280The Seven Deadly Sins was first aired during October 2014 to March 2015. The story is set in Britannia, in a world filled with magic and mystery. The land is protected by the immensely powerful Holy Knights. A tale tells of a time when a small band of Holy Knights decided to betray the kingdom and to attempt to overthrow the king.  They were supposedly vanquished by the other Holy Knights, however, the legend states that these mighty warriors, hailed “The Seven Deadly Sins” still live and are waiting their chance to rise again. Ten years later the current Holy Knights decide to stage their very own coup. Thus begins the quest of Elizabeth, the third daughter of the crown, and her search to reform The Seven Deadly Sins in order to reclaim the kingdom and free the oppressed citizens of Kingdom of Liones.

My Review: This show it’s really endearing, all of the characters are incredibly lovable so it’s hard to pick a favorite. The animation is fairly standard but I did really like the bold colors and simplistic design of the characters, along with the somewhat intricate details of the backgrounds. The plot isn’t too bad, although I do have to say that there is a lot of filler, nothing too boring but I would have liked to see more progression in the main story. I could see that the writers were trying to create tension during many of the moments but there was never a moment where I felt particularly affected by it, mainly due to the show’s track record of everything working out, no matter what. All in all, I’d say The Seven Deadly Sins is well worth the watch.

I rate this anime 3.5/5.