Of all the elements that define anime, there are three that everyone, even non-otaku recognize as signs of anime's influence: teenagers with godlike powers, lots and lots of boobs, and of course, badass swords.
Who doesn't at least secretly dream of having their own badass sword? Well, people who dream of having a badass gun instead, I would wager, but hey, you can have two fun things at once! And anime is, of course, chock full of the things. But which ones are the coolest?
After all, there are so many of them, there has to be some kind of hierarchy. You would think that this would be easy, just look for the generic katana that slices more effectively than the other generic katana. But when you actually go looking for the best anime sword and take the task seriously, it's like choosing between your children. Yeah, don't expect a lot of your favorites on this list, as we had to cut a lot of awesome swords off of this list.
So, without further ado, let's find out which sword stands at the top of anime's weapons chest.