25 Cool Anime Sword Replicas in 2022
If there’s one weapon that never fails to show up in anime, it’s a
Enter replica swords. These real life recreations of anime swords let you have your own katana, minus the powers they have in shows.
3 Things to Consider When Buying a Replica
Before you buy anything, you need to consider a number of factors that will determine whether you need an expensive, custom made
Some replicas miss out on tiny details that are hard to recreate unless a
- Build Quality
Build quality refers to both how your
Part of the appeal of owning a
While the two can look alike, battle-ready swords are designed to take heavy hits and have sharp edges. Meanwhile, most replicas can’t survive a sparring session.
Demon Slayer Swords
The nichirin blades of the Demon Slayer Corps are specially made swords given to members after their Final Selection. They’re pretty magical, too. The swords change color when they’re given to a recruit which is why the anime is jam packed with signature swords.
Tanjiro Kamado’s Black Nichirin Blade
As the protagonist of Demon Slayer, it’s a no-brainer that Tanjiro Kamado has one of the most badass swords on this list. The Demons Corps’ swordsmith, Hotaru Haganezuka, called him the “Child of Brightness” when he gave Tanjiro the black nichirin
This replica of the black nichirin blade features a faux leather wrapped handle that mimics the look of traditional Japanese swords. The tsuba looks exactly as it does in the anime and the blade, though wooden, has a slightly reflective black paint that makes it look like the real deal.
The Fire Breath version of the
Giyu Tomioka’s Blue Nichirin Blade
Giyu Tomioka’s blue nichirin blade reflects his status as the Water Hashira and the element of water itself. Since Giyu is the first hashira we meet in the show, it’s the first nichirin blade we get to see.
It’s a shame that the replica can’t have the same blue gleam that the
Inosuke Hashibira’s Indigo Gray Nichirin Blade
Inosuke Hashibira’s nichirin blade stands out for its strange design. It’s the only Demon Corps
That said, there’s nothing to worry about with the indigo gray blade’s replica because its carbon steel blade keeps a dull edge all throughout.
Kanao Tsuyuri’s Light Pink Nichirin Blade
You probably remember Kanao Tsuyuri as Tanjiro’s love interest in the show, but the timid swordswoman is an exceptional hashira-in-training as well. She’s known to use the Flower Breathing combat style together with this light pink nichirin blade.
Like the anime version, the replica has a mostly pink blade and a tsuba engraved with floral designs. The tsuba is exquisite and looks as if it was made with a traditional Japanese lacquer technique. Its blade is made of stainless steel, giving it a thin, lightweight look.
Mitsuri Kanroji’s Pink Nichirin Blade
This pink nichirin blade is the signature sword of the Love Hashira, Misturi Kanroji. Don’t be fooled by its cute looks, this
The replica looks a bit reddish from a distance, but upclose it has a deep pink shade that matches the anime version perfectly. Like the blade, the tsuba and handle wrap’s colors are an exact match.
Muichiro Tokito’s White Nichirin Blade
This sleek katana
Looking at the replica, it’s hard to believe that it isn’t a full tang
Obanai Iguro’s Serpent Nichirin Blade
That said, it’s really just a cosplay
Shinobu Kocho’s Lavender Blue Nichirin Blade
Shinobu Kocho’s lavender blue nichirin sword is a little misleading for one key reason: it’s not even lavender blue. Having said that, this copy of the Insect Hashira’s weapon nails all of the details that other replicas miss.
Notice the notches on the top and lower ends of the blade? In the show, Shinobu’s sword has these special features to make it easier to wield since she isn’t physically strong enough to decapitate demons.
Sanemi Shinazugawa’s Green Nichirin Blade
Care to slay some demons with the Wind Hashira? This green nichirin blade belongs to Sanemi Shinazugawa, a hashira known for his harsh behavior just as much as he’s known for his brutal fighting style.
This copy of Sanemi’s
Zenitsu Agatsuma’s Yellow Nichirin Blade
This electrifying beauty is the nichirin blade of Zenitsu Agatsuma. Though he isn’t a hashira yet, his skills with the Thunder Breathing technique and his yellow nichirin blade make him a formidable foe.
Whether you get the wooden or steel version of this
One Piece Swords
One Piece isn’t about samurai, but this Japanese anime has a lot of swords featured throughout over 1,000 episodes. The most popular and memorable ones, though, are wielded by Roronoa Zoro, everyone’s favorite pirate hunter.
Roronoa Zoro’s Sandai Kitetsu
The Sandai Kitetsu is one of the two swords that Ipponmatsu gave to Zoro after he proved that he was too lucky for its curse to work on him. Now, Zoro travels the world with the sharpest
Though the Sandai Kitetsu is a temperamental
Otaku Ninja Hero carries the
Roronoa Zoro’s Yubashiri
The Yubashiri is the sister
If you were one of the fans who died a little inside when Yubashiri was destroyed, you’re going to love this stunning replica made of stainless steel and rosewood. The
Roronoa Zoro’s Shusui
While the Shusui’s replica can’t give you supernatural strength, it does look real enough to make you wonder if it can. The copy is made with brass toned fittings and a nylon blend wrapped handle. It has a nice heft to it that puts the
Naruto may have been all about ninjutsu, but the ninja-oriented anime featured the occasional katana. Here are a few anime
Sword of Kusanagi
In Japanese mythology, Kusanagi is a magical
You won’t need divine origins to get your hands on a Kusanagi, though. These steel replicas both closely imitate the traditional aesthetics of Sasuke’s sword, down to the small Uchiha clan logo on the handle. You can choose from the wooden sheath and metal sheath versions, but other than that, there’s no difference between the two.
Mangetsu Hozuki’s Kubikiribōchō
The Kubikiribōchō was originally Juzo Biwa’s
Kubikiribōchō’s replica doesn’t have those abilities, but it still looks like it can leave a nasty wound. Don’t worry, though, the stainless steel edge isn’t sharpened.
Bleach’s shinigami cast are known for their skills in zanjutsu, but those skills are only as good as their zanpakuto swords. Zanpakuto each have their own spirit that compliments their owner’s personality and swordsmanship style.
Ichigo Kurusaki’s Zangetsu
Bleach’s protagonist changes his sword multiple times throughout the anime, but one of the most memorable is the katana that his Zangetsu transforms into after achieving its bankai form. Now fully awakened, the
Of course, the Zangetsu replica can’t mentor you the way Ichigo’s real
Abarai Renji’s Zabimaru
Zabimaru is the signature blade of Renji Abarai, the lieutenant of 6th division. If you’re wondering where Renji’s extending
The red and white color scheme of the Zabimaru
Rukia Kuchiki’s Sode no Shirayuki
Sode no Shirayuki reflects the true nature of its manifested spirit form. This zanpakuto belongs to Rukia Kuchiki, the shinigami who introduced Ichigo to Soul Society.
People think Sode no Shirayuki is the most beautiful zanpakuto because of its white color. This replica skips the grain pattern found on other zanpakuto and has white fittings. There’s even a white ribbon on the end of the
Sword Art Online Swords
We can’t talk about anime swords and their replicas without bringing up the anime that’s named after them, Sword Art Online. S.A.O’s popularity is the reason we have so many video game anime with
Kirito’s Elucidator is his main weapon in the S.A.O anime and manga, even though Kirito couldn’t equip the
This Elucidator replica goes all out with the video game theme of the original anime
Kirito’s Night Sky
The Night Sky
Which is probably why the Night Sky
Kirito’s Dark Repulser
Kirito’s Dark Repulser is a fan favorite
The Dark Repulser replica takes the crystalline part seriously by having an exact color match of the Crystalline Ingot. The
Asuna’s Lambent Light
Lambent Light is a sword wielded by Asuna, the lead female character of S.A.O who joins Kirito for most of his adventures. Asuna’s high swordsmanship mastery makes this rapier-inspired weapon a force to be reckoned with.
On its own, the Lambent Light replica is a beauty. Though it isn’t a battle-ready
Other Cool Anime Swords You Should Check Out
Japanese anime is a vast medium so here are a number of beloved anime shows and their swords to take you on a trip down memory lane.
It doesn’t get any more classic than Dragon Ball Z. This European longsword-inspired blade is also known as the sword of Trunks after the weapon was gifted to him by Tapion.
Gintama Sakata’s Wooden
Gintama’s bokuto is proof that you don’t need a magical metal
The bokuto replica can barely be called a replica considering that the
Inuyasha’s Tessaiga is easily one of the most iconic Japanese katanas to show up in a 2000s anime. Because of its feudal Japanese setting, the
This replica katana is made with a steel blade and a traditional Japanese tsuba design. Like the two swords mentioned earlier, its understated look makes it a flexible cosplay item. If you swap the red cord on the sheath for a black one, it’s identical to the