While guns are often associated with Western entertainment, anime can occasionally indulge in bullet mayhem.
Modern mercenaries are often drawn to firearms because they are cold and impersonal.
Although it is not a particularly noble act to unload a chamber into someone else’s back, it can be quite entertaining! So here is a list of 23 badass anime with guns.
- 23. Madlax
- 22. Chrono Crusade
- 21. Lupin III
- 20. Gungrave
- 19. Black Bullet
- 18. Gunsmith Cats
- 17. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
- 16. Sword Art Online II
- 15. Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machinegun)
- 14. Noir
- 13. Jormungand
- 12. Golgo 13 (TV)
- 11. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
- 10. Gunslinger Girl
- 9. Hellsing Ultimate
- 8. Canaan
- 7. 91 Days
- 6. Valkyria Chronicles
- 5. Michiko to Hatchin (Michiko & Hatchin)
- 4. Psycho-Pass
- 3. Black Cat
- 2. Trigun
- 1. Black Lagoon
This anime is set in a country with a lot of civil war and makes a lot of use of guns and gunfighting.
One person can possess almost supernatural abilities and still live a happy life.
They are later introduced to another character and both are mysteriously joined by a holy text sought by Enfin, a secret organization.
As they become closer to their destiny, the two characters follow a route to reach it.
22. Chrono Crusade
Chrno Crusade is a gloomy, compelling supernatural adventure story based on the manga by Daisuke Moriyama.
Rosette and Chrno are members of the Order of Magdalene, a sisterhood group in the church.
They are competent at their jobs, but the duo’s fighting style is quite dangerous and can often cause damage to real estate.
The team’s determination and fearlessness are unmatched, despite the collateral damage.
21. Lupin III
Arsene Lupin III, the grandson of a world-famous criminal thief is determined to live up to his grandfather’s legacy as a world-famous thief.
He is a man who works in the shadows and has amazing stealth.
Many people (inspectors as well as criminals and thieves) are familiar with him.
It shouldn’t surprise, then, that he is often armed and able to exchange gunfire with other characters.
Nearly every main character has a pistol with them at all times, except Goemon who prefers his sword.
After a tragedy involving his friends being murdered, Brandon follows the only person he can trust to the Millennium.
He is unable to go to the Millennium to see the girl he loved, who is being held captive by Bid Daddy, the Millennium leader.
Brandon is loyal to the syndicate for many years.
He eventually discovers the truth about the organization and takes drastic steps to protect his beloved.
The anime series features incredible fighting scenes and great use of guns in battle.
19. Black Bullet
Black Bullet was adapted by Orange and Kinema Citrus.
In 2021, people have been infected by a parasitic virus called Gastrea.
As if a deadly disease wasn’t enough, the strain turns anyone who is infected into a monster.
The remaining human representatives are kept in a small city with monolithic walls, and they are held captive like rats in a cage.
To stand a chance against Gastrea’s monsters, superhuman young girls are sent with their partners to fight them.
Black Bullet’s main character fights Gastrea’s special gun, just in case the title isn’t clear enough.
18. Gunsmith Cats
Rally Vincent, who is an expert on explosives and knows every detail about her weapons, and Minne May Hopkins, who is her partner.
They know almost everything about weaponry and havoc together.
They often meet unsavory people in their work, and in this OVA of three episodes, the two are blackmailed into working for an even larger organization.
There are many gunfights and high-speed chases in the 1967 Mustang GT.
It’s better to just relax and watch the amazing display of impossible possibilities.
17. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Sword Art Online Alternative to Gun Gale Online is a story about a tall college student, who overcomes her fears by disappearing into an MMO’s bullet-hell world.
Gun Gale Online, contrary to Kirito’s adventures, is driven more by the characters than any pending catastrophe that must be avoided.
In addition to providing a way out of everyday life, games allow players to step into the shoes and experiences of characters who can change their worlds.
16. Sword Art Online II
Kirito might have thought that he would be able to play all the video games he wanted after being trapped in one game and saving his “girlfriend” from another.
He is forced to make a decision when Gun Gale Online, a game that allows players to kill real people by shooting them in the game, invades his home.
Although Kirito is still using his dual-blade style, the majority of this online world is filled with gunfights.
Sinon, a skilled sniper, is always a great sight to see the scope down and take down a target.
It is quite amazing to see Sinon fall from a tall building and dodge the hundreds of bullets that fly her way.
15. Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machinegun)
Hotaru Tachibana, who is disguised as a boy, but a girl, revolves around the word “justice.”
Hotaru can’t help but throw a few punches at evildoers who are subjecting others to malign acts.
Although her “justice” sounds more like vigilantism than violence.
Initially, the main character is loud and views survival games only as a time-waster for immature adults with no other options.
However, she soon begins to enjoy the matches and becomes a passionate admirer of the plastic bullets used to shoot her opponents.
The anime follows two female assassins on a journey to find answers to their past.
They have a vague relationship with one another, but the answers reveal a series of clues, secrets, and clues that lead them to a new identity.
They are continuously tested by the organization to determine if they are worthy to be called Noir.
Jormungand, a young soldier named Jonah, explores the complicated world of arms dealers through Koko Hekmatyar, an idealistic woman who enlists Jonah into her team.
Koko pursues the goal of world peacefulness, despite her illegal and dangerous work.
There were bound to be many guns because of the primary relationship between a child soldier (a child soldier) and an arms dealer (an arms dealer).
The sheer number of guns in the show is unbelievable.
12. Golgo 13 (TV)
Golgo 13 was born in 1968 and is one of the longest-running mangas in history.
The world’s most dangerous assassin is a master of many stories and adventures and can kill his target from every angle.
Golgo 13 is armed with his iconic M16 and exists far beyond any intelligence agency’s reach.
Whether it is the FBI or KGB, no one knows the true identity of the assassin and that is unlikely ever to change.
Although little is known about Golgo, it is generally believed that his skills are unsurpassed and that he never fails to strike.
The appeal of anime lies in the journey, not the final result.
11. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Imagine Attack on Titan with guns and smaller monsters.
Kabaneri, the Iron Fortress, takes viewers to a world where a new species of monsters is invading.
This is not unusual for anime, but add iron to protect the hearts of these monsters and you have a difficult problem.
Although some weapons have been created to fight these creatures (also known as Kabane), it is Ikoma’s goal that gun weapon is more effective in the fight against humankind.
This episode’s entire story is about this struggle.
10. Gunslinger Girl
Another great anime with a lot of gun action and some psychological humor.
An Italian organization, called the Social Welfare Agency rescues children from death in hospitals.
They then use cybernetic advances to artificially enhance their bodies and brainwash them to become assassins for the government’s dirty job.
They are still children at heart, and they struggle to be accepted by the people they love.
9. Hellsing Ultimate
The anime Hellsing takes a different approach to the story but still has great gun action.
They are both employed by the Hellsing Organization, an English organization that hunts down other vampires for extermination.
They soon find out that there is a new type of vampire, complicating their survival chances.
A Japanese photographer is currently in China and his partner is looking for stories worthy of exclusive news.
The two of them finally find their break when they witness strange happenings at a local festival.
They immediately investigate and are then confronted by unknown masked men with white hair.
The photographer’s partner suddenly becomes caught up in the melee of battle.
An old friend intervenes to help the partner escape.
The hero is forced to confront their past to stop a sinister plot to inject a deadly virus.
7. 91 Days
Angelo Lagusa was born and raised in Lawless. His sole purpose for existence is revenge.
The young man is obsessed with a hatred for the mafia families responsible for his family’s mass murder.
Lagusa lost his life that day, and now he wants to see everyone responsible for their deaths suffer the same fate as his younger brother and parents.
Seven years after the triple tragedy, Lagusa takes on the identity of Avilio Bruno and goes back to Lawless to execute a clever plan to infiltrate the mafia’s ranks.
The final goal of 91 Days is to meet the evil organization’s leader.
6. Valkyria Chronicles
The Empire rules the East, while the Federation controls Europa’s West.
The Empire has invaded Gallia, a neutral country. This ended the war between the two.
The Empire’s immense army and resources have not been enough to save Gallian forces.
They found hope in the small crew of Squad 7 from the Gallian militia.
Although the story centers around Welkin, Isara, and Alicia, the entire Squad 7 is covered.
It’s an anime about wartime friendships and horrors.
5. Michiko to Hatchin (Michiko & Hatchin)
Manglobe’s original animation is set in South America and features an ex-convict who has a penchant for guns.
Michiko to Hatchin, with its amazing animation and memorable soundtrack, is a roller-coasted full of surprises.
Michiko Malandro, a hardened criminal and ex-convict in a high-security prison, breaks out for the billionth consecutive time.
Michiko, a fugitive from an abusive family, rescues a girl she suspects is her partner’s daughter.
The pair embark on a wild chase through South America.
Michiko, eager to reach the beautiful city of Diamanda but lacking any clues about his location, quickly attracts the attention of several notorious gangs.
This leads to a large-scale war.
Psycho-Pass is a great detective sci-fi.
It follows Akane Tsunemori as he experiences the future Japanese police force.
Everything is controlled and regulated in this world by the Sybil System.
It assesses each person’s emotional and psychological stress levels, as well as determines if they are safe in society.
This system has helped to create a peaceful and happy society.
However, there are still those who have issues with this system and they do so rightly.
The “Dominator” is a prominent visual element of this show.
There is even a mode that can deconstruct metal and other materials.
While there’s a lot of Dominator action in each episode, the real star of the show is its view on guns.
The Dominator is different from a regular gun in that one represents personal justice (revenge), while the other represents systemic justice.
3. Black Cat
Train Heartnet was a skilled assassin, a master of his trade, and trained to kill.
He earned a reputation for being Chronos’ most dangerous assassin and borderline demon.
Heartnet is a ruthless killer who will kill anyone.
However, his nihilistic attitude begins to change when he meets Saya Minatsuki.
Heartnet realizes the value of human life and decides to leave Chronos.
The organization has other plans, however.
Heartnet’s amazing acts are accompanied by a catchy theme that gets your blood pumping.
The anime features a charismatic protagonist, colorful characters, and a hilariously outrageous but entertaining antagonist.
Trigun is a bit funnier than the anime.
He makes a lot of use of guns throughout the series.
In a country where guns rule, one man can make a whole town crumble.
Although this spiky-haired man is kind and caring, he always seems to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong moment.
Because he is the most wanted criminal in history.
People get hurt when bounty hunters hunt for him.
It’s not his fault. Strangely, there is no evidence that he has ever done any harm.
He is a master gunman and not your average outlaw.
1. Black Lagoon
The anime depicts a Japanese businessman who is surrounded by other businessmen.
He lives a typical life, drinking with clients and being pushed around by his bosses.
Finally, he is sent to the tropical waters of China to deliver a shipment.
His transportation is hijacked and taken hostage by mercenaries, who want the object he has for delivery.
One of the mercenaries who think he is worth a ransom takes him hostage and robs him.
They discover that the object he was delivering contains the secret to something that will cause chaos and confusion for all!
With the freedom of animators to create any weapon they want, guns can seem quite pedestrian when compared with mecha suits.
Guns are often associated with criminal underworlds and open up new avenues.
A character’s gun can be seen as an extension of their personality and is as important as its owner.
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