28 Best Assassin Anime Recommendations

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.

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

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 begins in the early 20th century, when Cavorite enabled sophisticated military technology and led to war. 

London is divided by a wall, and the Kingdom and Commonwealth of Albion fight a silent war where espionage destabilises the adversary. Girls from Queen’s Mayfair act as covert agents for the Commonwealth.

Led by Dorothy, an experienced driver with a stunning personality, their group includes Ange le Carré, a cold-blooded liar and expert shot, Chise, a skilled samurai, and Beatrice, a voice-mimicking specialist. 

They employ their particular skills to help the Commonwealth survive conspiracy, mystery, and infiltration. In the shadow of conflict, they aim to complete their mission. 

22. Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

This assassin anime starts in the city of Fukuoka 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.

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.

21. 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


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

Zenigata investigates a bogus Lupin calling card at a politician’s birthday party. Lupin appears. Suddenly, masked assailants shoot everything that moves. 

Zenigata corners Lupin in the house’s courtyard under gunfire. A Walther P-38 shoots Zenigata through a window. Lupin recognises his Walther and investigates. Assassins from Island of Assassins attacked the party. 

Top political officials from throughout the world use the island’s assassins for personal benefit. Island has many secrets. 

Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko are involved in a conspiracy that divides island people. The film explores Lupin’s 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 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 anime is about amoral assassin Manji.

eternally cursed He’s tired of creating so much death. He has no skills other than murdering, so he plans to recover his mortality by killing 100 bad guys for every good one. 

Manji’s immortality-granting witch agrees to his plan to slaughter 1,000 bad men. On his quest, he meets Rin, a girl whose family was killed by a sword school. 

Rin and Manji seek peace together. They face many foes. Rin and Manji are continuously attacked and must avoid becoming obsessed by retribution. 

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 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 just transferred to private girls’ boarding school Myoujou Academy. She and 11 other Class Black students are assassins competing to kill Haru Ichinose. 

Whoever prevails will get their truest wish, no matter what. If an assassin fails to kill her, they are exiled. Tokaku chooses a different path despite the incentive. 

The teenage assassin becomes attracted to Haru, her target. Tokaku vows to safeguard Haru from the class’s rising bloodlust. 

8. Danganronpa


Hope’s Peak Academy accepts only bright students. Successful applicants earn titles reflecting their skills and attributes. 

Makoto Naegi, one of 15 candidates admitted to the unique school that year, was approved by chance and given the title “Super High School-Level Luck.”

Naegi and his classmates are excited to attend this famous school, but their joy is short-lived. Principal Monokuma, a bear, confines them within the school. 

One student must murder another without being caught if the students are to escape and graduate. Survivors will continue the deathmatch until only one victor remains if the killer is caught and executed. 

7. Code: Breaker

Code: Breaker

Sakurakouji Sakura is on a bus when she sees a boy her age standing over people being burned alive with blue fire.

She returns the next day and finds no bodies or murder evidence, just a tiny fire. She walks to class and sees Oogami Rei, a transfer student who looks exactly like the boy she saw previously and wears a black glove on his left hand. 

Oogami is a “nonexistent” Code Breaker. He’s a cold-blooded killer who uses “evil against evil” Sakurakouji is determined to stop him and melt 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.

5. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

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

Train Heartnet is a vicious assassin who disregards human life. The skilled killer known as “Black Cat” works for Chronos. 

The blasé gunman befriends Saya Minatsuki, an enigmatic bounty hunter, one dismal night. Train’s life is rethought by Saya’s hopeful approach. 

Instead of being the Black Cat, he becomes an honest bounty hunter. Chronos—and especially Train’s possessive underling Creed Diskenth—is not impressed by Train’s sudden change of heart and swears to go to extraordinary measures to bring back the emissary of bad luck. 

3. Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! is a fantasy assassin anime. Tatsumi, a brilliant but inexperienced swordsman, arrives in Empire’s capital city with big dreams. Leona rapidly steals his small savings, but a wealthy family shelters him. 

Night Raid assassinates the family that night. Through a series of twists that reveal his family’s sins, Tatsumi accepts Night Raid’s offer to assassinate individuals responsible for Capitol corruption. 

As Night Raid and his companions continue their assault, the Empire creates The Jaegers to hunt him down.

2. Darker than Black

Darker than Black

Shion Pavlichenko becomes a Contractor during a meteor shower. Shion’s twin survived despite her brother’s metamorphosis. duplicate Suou attends middle school with her classmates and experiences the awkwardness of growing up.

When a masked, black-clad stranger invades her home, everything changes. Suou’s inherent Contractor powers lead her into the brutal world of cutthroats and espionage that Contractors call home. 

In Tokyo, the investigation of Hell’s Gate’s collapse points to a silver-haired doll.

1. Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom 1 28 Best Assassin Anime Recommendations

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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