O kenjutsu, in Naruto, are techniques that involve the handling of swords, whether the user is a shinobi or a samurai. Due to the natural tendency to use smaller and more stealth weapons as kunais and shurikens, there are not so many ninjas who prefer to use swords as their main weapons.
Generally, whoever uses swords on Naruto is because they are guaranteed with this type of equipment, as The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, who use swords with special powers.
Most of these Swordsmen of the Mist have never been shown in combat and therefore, we will not list them, but they deserve an honorable mention just for their reputation.
Naruto’s 5 greatest swordsmen.
5. Zabuza Momochi
Despite the above warning, the first member of our list is one of the famous swordsmen. The reason Zabuza is here is not because of the powers of his special sword, the Kubikiribõchõ.
Of the Seven Swords, this is definitely the least powerful. Its ability to regenerate the blade with contact with the “iron” of the victims’ blood does not compensate for its enormous weight and weird design.
Thus, whoever manages to handle such a sword with such capacity as Zabuza can only be an incredible swordsman, able to use that butcher’s machete to fight against Kakashi Hatake, one of the most powerful and agile jounins in Konoha.
… I know I said that there would not be many Swordsmen from the Mist that would appear on this list and so far there have already been two. But this group has a lot of people!
Chojuro does not have a personality consistent with the rest of the members of the Swordsmen of the Mist, being shy and introverted in his first appearances in the series. But his skill with swords even secured the title of Mizukage.
It wields the Hiramekarei, a sword that can store the user’s chakra and be shaped in different ways. It is the second most powerful blade of the Seven and its handling is completely decided by the user, which proves its versatility.
With a broken sword, he was able to defeat five swordsmen wielding five of the Seven Swords, all with enormous ease and without hurting his opponents, just by disarming them.
The only Samurai on the list. He impressed Hanzo with his sword and honor skills. Who is Hanzo, you wonder? He is the guy who alone defeated an entire division of Folha’s Village during the Second Shinobi War and left only three alive: Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade.
Subsequently, he faced and won in a battle against the resurrected Hanzo as Edo Tensei, proving that his ability to battle with swords placed him on the same level as one of the most powerful ninjas that ever existed.
2. Killer B
There are the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist and there is the guy who can fight with seven swords at the same time. This guy is Killer B. Users with Lightning Release mastery can use this nature to sharpen their blades. Killer B was one of the best users of this Style. There are seven swords sharper than any ordinary blade in the world. At the speed of Killer B.
Not only that, he was able to use the Kubikiribõchõ masterfully seconds after holding it for the first time, as well as controlling Samehada – the most powerful of the Seven Swords – that simply chose him over his former swordsman, Kisame Hoshigaki.
1. Mangetsu Hozuki
“Who?” you are wondering at the moment. This citizen was able to dominate not one, but all Seven Swords. Each of which requires completely different handling skills and, by themselves, are extremely difficult to master.
Forget what I said up there, the Swordsmen of the Mist are incredible.
Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.
Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.
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