28 Best Assassin Anime Recommendations

Assassin Anime

Today we are going to recommend some of the best assassin anime that are the great balance of history and cool action sequence.

Assassins have an identity of hit-man, killer or mafia and its define a person who murders a person for political, religious or monitory reasons we have created a list of anime assassin characters in the past you must check it out.

These are the best assassin anime that I have found over the internet and you will learn how these anime has added to the history of assassin archetypes and one of these awesome assassin story can be your gateway into a new world, A world that can who you the dark side of the society.

Lets begin the list of best assassin anime recommendations of all time.

28. Coppelion

Coppelion Assassin Anime

This assassin anime starts in 2016, a meltdown of a nuclear power plant creates a big catastrophe in Tokyo.

20 years later, the city has become a ghost town due to the high levels of radiation. From that area a distress signal is received.

The Self Defense forces dispatch three girls from the special unit Coppelion to search for survivors. But why aren’t they wearing any protection against radiation?

27. City Hunter

City Hunter anime

This assassin anime is about Ryo Saeba who works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He’s a “sweeper” and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean.

People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python.

When Ryo’s not working on a case, he’s working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.

26. Black Jack 21

Black Jack 21 anime

No direct-relation its assassin anime sequel to original Black Jack. Black Jack attempts to find out the conspiracy.

Of why he was involved in the bombfield accident that killed his mother, while he uncovers secrets of Organization and Project “Noir”.

Which, his father and other famous doctors were involved in…

25. Kill Me Baby

Kill Me Baby

Kill Me Baby is the touching assassin anime story of Yasuna, a normal (?) high school girl, and Sonya, her best friend who happens to be an assassin.

Unfortunately, little Sonya’s trained assassin instincts often work against her and others in her daily high school life, as Yasuna’s often-broken wrist can attest to. She just wanted a hug, but she ended up with a broken neck. Isn’t it sad? No, it’s hilarious.

Not even Yasuna’s intense ninja training can prepare her for the exciting adventures in this explosive 4-panel manga adaptation.

24. Rurouni Kenshin

 Rurouni Kenshin

The story of this assassin anime is deep, intricate, emotional, and touching. Everything from romance, action, suspense, and even some thriller in included in Rurouni Kenshin.

There are a total of 95 episodes to Rurouni Kenshin, however, only the first 62 (the first two seasons) are only worth watching because the third season is all fillers.

The first two seaons depict the story of Himura Kenshin, also known as Hitokiri Battousai, and his motley bunch of friends in Sagara Sonouske, Myojin Yahiko, and Kamiya Kaoru. Without giving too much away, the first season is based on his stay with Kaoru Kamiya and how he keeps his vow of not to kill.

The second season is where the plot develops and we are introduced to a little bit of Kenshin’s past.

23. Princess Principal

 Princess Principal

This assassin anime starts in the early 20th century, the discovery of the substance Cavorite allowed the production of advanced military technology and steered the country toward conflict.

London is now divided by a wall, and the Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Albion battle a silent war where espionage is the only weapon that can destabilize the enemy. A group of girls from the prestigious Queen’s Mayfaire school work as undercover spies for the Commonwealth.

Led by Dorothy, an experienced driver with a striking personality, their group includes the talents of Ange le Carré, a cold-blooded liar and expert sharpshooter; Chise, a proficient samurai; and Beatrice, a voice-mimicking specialist.

They use their unique individual skills for the Commonwealth to survive in a dark world filled with conspiracy, mystery, and infiltration. In the shadow of the war, they have only one goal in mind: completing their mission.

22. Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

This assassin anime starts in the city of Fukuoka (or Hakata City as always mentioned) is not your usual city, while it thrives on the outside world, its citizens are literally another story. Basically, the thing is, one in every three citizens is are revenge-job-seeking hitmen, killers (whether hired or not) and detectives, all laying low in the lurch.

Zenji Banba is one of those private detectives in the Hakata area, trying to seek out hitmen companies so that he could interfere with their hitmen jobs, and that raises the aspect of hitmen Ling Xianming, a crossdressing man who’s complaining about the lack of jobs and pay of his hitmen agency.

A killer job out to exterminate Banba sets him the job of partnering with him and the slew of casts who are tied together with him (Saitou, hire-turn-target for Murder Inc, Enokida the mushroom head and intelligent hacker, the other hitmen Jiro and his caretaker Misaki) to figure out the disturbings of Hakata city.

Based off a novel series of the same name, I was immediately pumped by the setting and was deeply enthralled with the killing (be advised, no one below 18 should watch this) and action that kept me engrossed all the while, and I wasn’t disappointed one bit.

21. Canaan

Canaan

This assassin anime is about Oosawa Maria who is a Japanese photographer currently working in Shanghai, China. Along with her partner Mino, she searches for potential newsworthy stories throughout the city. When strange events occur at a local festival, Maria and Mino immediately investigate.

Quickly, the two are immersed in a battle between unknown masked men and a strange, white-haired woman. Just when Maria is about to be caught in the crossfire, an old friend by the name of Canaan appears and helps Maria escape.

But a sinister plot over a deadly virus soon develops, and Canaan learns she must confront her past if she wants any chance at stopping the perpetrator and saving her friends.

20. Coyote Ragtime Show

Coyote Ragtime Show

Mister is a “coyote” or space faring outlaw who has been sitting in prison for a year for a traffic offense. Ten days from release, he breaks out with the help of his old partners Bishop and Katana.

He then seeks out Franka who has been left in his care by her dead father and takes her on a journey to find her father’s treasure.

On their heels are the federal investigators Angelica and Chelsea as well as the android assassins of the Criminal Guild, Madame Marciano’s Twelve Sisters.

19. 009- 1

009- 1

This assassin anime is about Mylene Hoffman, a beautiful cyborg spy with the codename “009-1” lives in an alternative world where the cold war never ended, continuously on-going for 140 years.

The world is split into two factions, the West and the East block. A masquerade of peace between the two is slowly dissipated as the conflict occurs. Through politics, the two factions battle over supremacy over technology to threats of a nuclear attack.

Mylene Hoffman, teaming up with three other agent, gets surrounded by deception, chaos and rivalry as she carries out missions assigned by her superiors.

18. Madlax

Madlax

This assassin anime starts in the country of Gazth-Sonika, civil war rages. There, a mercenary called Madlax plies her trade, with almost supernatural skill. In the seemingly peaceful country of Nafrece, Margaret Burton lives a tranquil life.

As separate as their lives may seem, the two are connected by ties of mystery, and by a holy book that is also sought by the shadowy organisation, Enfant.

As Margaret and Madlax follow the path of their destiny, they come ever closer to uncovering the truth – with no guarantee that it is a truth they can bear to learn.

17. Golgo 13: Queen Bee

Golgo 13: Queen Bee

This assassin anime is about Master assassin Golgo 13 who is hired by the advisor of presidential candidate Robert Hardy to assassinate “Queen Bee,” the beautiful and deadly leader of a South American guerilla army.

Golgo, however, finds this job too easy and digs further information to find out the true connection between Hardy and Queen Bee.

I recommend seeing this movie, if you haven’t already. It is not as well know as the classic prequel, but it is actually more enjoyable as a general movie / investment of time, since it is simpler, yet still, has a variety of locations, scenes, and sub-plots to give you a good, entertaining ride.

16. Lupin III: Island of Assassins

Lupin III: Island of Assassins

This assassin anime is about Zenigata who arrives at the birthday party of an important politician to investigate a fake Lupin calling card. Lupin shows up as well. Suddenly, masked assassins break in and begin to shoot everything that moves.

Zenigata goes after Lupin amidst all the gunfire and corners him in the courtyard of the house. Suddenly, a hand holding a Walther P-38 pops out of a window and shoots Zenigata in the chest. Lupin recognizes the Walther as his own and decides to investigate. The assassins that attacked the party are from a hidden island called the Island of Assassins.

The island is kept secret by the help of top government officials from around the world who use the assassins on the island for their own personal gains. There are lots of hidden secrets on the island.

However, and Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko find themselves involved in a plot that tears the residents of the island in half. The movie also delves into Lupin’s past in his pre-Jigen days.

15. Noir

Noir anime

Noir starts out pretty slowly, but episode by episode the plot picks up pace. The story of this assassin anime revolves around two young women assassins, one with amnesia and the other with a troubled past, who together are journeying to find out more about their childhoods.

Though I feel like this assassin anime is mixture of many plots I have seen before, somehow Noir seems to roll them all up and make it interesting all over again.

Once the plot picked up pace it kept me engrossed, and I was on the edge of my seat until the end.

14. Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit

The story of this assassin anime is actually a nice role reversal of the typical “rescue the princess” scenario and, although it’s meant to be a serious fantasy action drama, there are some genuinely humourous moments.

The story of this assassin anime flows at a nice steady pace throughout the series, and although it does slow down from time to time, these are effectively the times when the majority of the character development happens.

The premise was good on the whole, and although the story at times seems more like stock fantasy, there are enough differences, as well as some great character development, sound and animation, to make watching this a worthwhile experience.

13. Chaika – The Coffin Princess

Chaika – The Coffin Princess

The story of this assassin anime may not look particularly original if you only read the synopsis, but getting into it it provides a really satisfying adventure-filled romp through various places.

I didn’t find the story either too simple or too complex, it was filled with just the right amount of twists and turns and didn’t overcomplicate itself with overly wordy explanations, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t pay it full attention, as it’s full of little details.

What also made this enjoyable to me was the lack of fanservice – a nice refreshing change from a lot of the anime currently airing (similar to WIXOSS), which I think would have detracted from the story.

12. Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal

This assassin anime is about Manji who is an amoral swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other then those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed.

The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family.

Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.

11. Gunslinger Girl

Gunslinger Girl

This assassin anime starts in the heart of Italy, the Social Welfare Agency rescues young girls from hospital beds and gives them a second chance at life using the latest in cybernetic advancements.

With their artificially enhanced bodies, the girls are brainwashed and trained as assassins to carry out the dirty work of the Italian Government.

Despite all the modifications, they are still just children at heart, struggling for recognition from those they love, even knowing the love they feel is manufactured.

This tragic tale unfolds as these girls grapple with their emotions in an agency that treats them as nothing but ruthless killers.

10. Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill takes all the worn-out tropes and clichés of anime, amps it up to eleven and then delightfully invert them to give something exciting and fresh. While Ryuuko’s tale of revenge is a tad predictable, it is the execution of the plot points that makes it stand out from its peers.

Everything is exaggerated to the extreme including the school setting, characters, concepts to the absolutely epic action that happens. The show makes a point of never dwelling on a single event for too long and continually ups the ante in every single episode.

There is little filler and the show is pretty subversive by playing with the viewer’s expectations and then completely changing the outcome. When the action does slows down, there is a metric ton of references and homage to western culture ranging from Marvel Comics to classical music and literature.

At the same time, Kill la Kill is mindful of its own Japanese heritage and folklore, drawing parallels to Oba Nobunaga, anime of old and new while not overly heavy-handed with its references by keeping it quick and tucked away in the background.

Some elements of comedy are thrown in, complete with visual gags, puns and slapstick humor. However, a point of contention is the hit and miss nature of Mako’s antics, which may not go well with every viewer.

9. Riddle Story of Devil

Riddle Story of Devil

Tokaku Azuma has just transferred to the elite Myoujou Academy, a private girls’ boarding school. But there’s a catch: she, along with 11 of her fellow students in Class Black, is an assassin taking part in the challenge to kill their sweet-natured classmate, Haru Ichinose.

Whoever succeeds will be granted their deepest desire, no matter the difficulty or cost. However, each assassin only gets one chance; if they fail to kill her, they will be expelled. Despite the extraordinary reward, Tokaku decides to take a different course of action.

Though Haru is her target, the young assassin soon finds herself drawn to the very girl she is supposed to kill. With the entire class out for Haru, Tokaku refuses to let her friend die, vowing to protect her from a growing bloodlust.

8. Danganronpa

Danganronpa

Hope’s Peak Academy is an elite high school that accepts only the most talented students. Individuals who successfully enroll receive their own unique titles, suitably reflective of their skills and traits.

Of the fifteen candidates admitted to the peculiar school that year, Makoto Naegi is a completely ordinary individual who has been accepted by sheer chance, with the title of “Super High School-Level Luck.”

Naegi and his fellow classmates are initially ecstatic to be chosen to study at this prestigious institution, but these feelings of happiness are short-lived. They are soon confronted by Monokuma, the principal and resident bear, who traps them inside the school.

The pupils’ hopes of escape and graduation hinge on one of them successfully murdering one of their peers without being discovered. However, if the killer is caught, he or she will be executed, and the remaining survivors will be left to continue the deathmatch until only a single victor remains.

7. Code: Breaker

Code: Breaker

Riding the bus one day, Sakurakouji Sakura looks out the window to see people being burned alive with a blue fire and a boy her age who’s unharmed and standing over the people.

She comes back to the site the next day and there are no corpses or evidence of any kind of murder, just a small fire. She then goes to class to find there’s a new transfer student, Oogami Rei, who looks exactly like the boy she saw before and wears a black glove only on his left hand.

Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who “does not exist”. He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of “an eye for an eye”, to “use evil against evil”. Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

6. Mirai Nikki

Mirai Nikki

The story of this assassin anime is at its core a Romance, though its so much more than that as well. It explores how ones actions and willpower can change the future and how good people can do go insane or do terrible things because of traumatic experiences.

The pacing is fairly fast, but not forced, even when there’s no intense action going on, you find yourself on the edge of your seat knowing that an enemy could pop up at any time. I experienced all sort of emotions throughout the anime, fear, happiness, excitement, sadness.

The shock value was insane. My reason for a 9 instead of a 10 for this assassin anime was that some of the things that happen in the anime are so over the top ridiculous and unbelievable that i just couldn’t reasonably give it a perfect score and that some of the things that happen in the last few episodes get a bit out of hand, you’ll see what i mean when you watch it.

5. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, “Phantom.”

One day, a Japanese tourist accidentally witnesses Phantom’s latest murder. Desperate to escape, the tourist hides in a secluded building. However, Phantom, revealed to be a young woman named Ein, and the leader of Inferno “Scythe Master” captures the tourist and brainwashes him.

Given the name “Zwei,” this once peaceful tourist is now a puppet of Inferno with no memories. Drawn into a world of lies, deceit, and violence, Zwei must fight to survive, hopefully to one day regain his memories and escape from this world where he is constantly on the brink of death.

4. Black Cat

Black Cat anime

Completing every job with ruthless accuracy, Train Heartnet is an infamous assassin with no regard for human life. Donning the moniker “Black Cat” in the underground world, the elite killer works for the powerful secret organization known only as Chronos.

One gloomy night, the blasé gunman stumbles upon Saya Minatsuki, an enigmatic bounty hunter, and soon develops an odd friendship with her. Influenced by Saya’s positive outlook on life, Train begins to rethink his life.

Deciding to abandon his role as the Black Cat, he instead opts to head down a virtuous path as an honest bounty hunter. However, Chronos—and particularly Creed Diskenth, Train’s possessive underling—is not impressed with Train’s sudden change of heart and vows to resort to extreme measures in order to bring back the emissary of bad luck.

This assassin turned “stray cat” can only wander so far before the deafening sound of gunfire rings out.

3. Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

This assassin anime is set in a fantasy world, Akame ga Kill! begins with a talented but rather naive swordsman named Tatsumi, arriving in Empire’s capital city and dreaming of making a name for himself. He quickly finds himself being stripped of his meager savings by a certain feline-looking women called Leona but comes across a wealthy family who decides to graciously shelter him.

That very same night, a group called Night Raid hits the household with the intent of assassination. Through a series of twists that exposes the family’s atrocities, Tatsumi accepts the offer to join Night Raid and starts on the path towards to assassinating those who they deem to be responsible for plaguing the Capitol with corruption.

However as he and his teammates continues their campaign against those who stand in their way, the Empire responses by creating their own unit of elite soldiers called The Jaegers to hunt down Night Raid.

2. Darker than Black

Darker than Black

One night, as meteors streak across the star-studded sky, Shion Pavlichenko becomes a Contractor. Despite her brother’s transformation, Shion’s twin sister Suou continues to live a fairly ordinary life, attending middle school with her friends and getting caught up in the awkwardness of growing up.

However, everything changes when her home is invaded by a masked man cloaked in black, destroying any sense of normality she once had. Revealed to possess latent Contractor abilities of her own, Suou is caught between family, friends, and her own sense of purpose as she ventures into the ruthless world of cutthroats and espionage that Contractors call home.

Meanwhile in Tokyo, investigation surrounding Hell’s Gate’s sudden collapse is underway, and prophetic signs of doom point in the direction of a silver-haired doll.

1. Assassination Classroom

This assassin anime starts when a mysterious creature chops the moon down to a permanent crescent, the students of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School find themselves confronted with an enormous task: assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before Earth suffers a similar fate.

However, the monster, dubbed Koro-sensei (the indestructible teacher), is able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 20, which he demonstrates freely, leaving any attempt to subdue him in his extraterrestrial dust.

Furthermore, the misfits of 3-E soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had!

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