Let's face it, anime has always done action in an excessively over the top way and we love every minute of it. Nothing makes us more excited than when a fight breaks out. It's always a visual spectacle of awesomeness to behold. For example, the shinobis and kunoichis from Naruto use ninjutsu to take down their foes. In One Piece, Monkey D. Luffy defeats his enemies with the help of his elastic limbs. Not all anime characters were born with superhuman traits and godlike abilities though. Some only happen to have the right skill to wield some of the strongest swords and firearms in the anime universe. If you've come to know what are the best anime armaments out there, you've arrived at the right place. We present to you, our list of some of the most iconic weapons in anime that made a lasting impression on fans all over the world. Do you want to compare each piece of equipment featured here? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
In our humble opinion, the show Black Lagoon doesn't get as much attention and praise as it should. It's definitely one of the more unique shows in the anime space filled with superhuman abilities and god-like powers. No, my friend. You will have none of that here. Instead? We get some really cool and kickass weapons based on real-life guns. Awesome! None have been as iconic as the pair of modified Beretta 92Fs that our main protagonist, Revy, carries around with her called the Sword Cutlass. Their most distinguishing element? They are made out of shiny stainless steel which is sandwiched between ivory grips and adorned with the Jolly Roger insignia of the famous pirate Calico Jack. They are elegant means to a not so elegant end for them bad guys.
The Scissor Blades seems like a joke when you first learn about them but they are far from being your momma's garden-variety shears. When the Red Scissor Blade and Purple Scissor Blade are combined together, the result is their ultimate form called the Rending Scissors. They are made from hardened Life Fibers and as such, they are able to sever other Life Fibers and prevent them from regenerating. Really, part of the reason why they're so iconic is because of how they look. Don't let that fool you though. Individually, they are pretty potent weapons. When they become one and take their ultimate form though, they are the deadliest weapon in all of Kill la Kill.
Ah yes! The Excalibur Sword! The strongest and most majestic holy sword that symbolizes none other than King Authur himself. Well, except in the anime Fate/Stay Night, "he" is a beautiful, elegant, but deadly "she". The sword is the physical manifestation of all her ideals and is the ultimate symbol of her heroism. It is a weapon that amplifies by converting its user's magical energy into destructive power and releasing it. It is considered to be among the greatest of Noble Phantasms. Once activated, its speed, attack power, and reach far surpasses all others and is unrivaled. With so much destructive power on tap, it somehow remains elegant just like its wielder, King Arthur. Don't you just love that about this weapon? It is truly an iconic anime weapon deserving of praise.
The Hellsing Arms .454 Casull is Alucard's signature weapon, that also goes by the unofficial name of Joshua. This was the first custom handgun made by Hellsing and was designed by Walter. To say that these are basically hand cannons is an understatement. Just look at those things and you tell us that they don't look ridiculous and unwieldy. These absurdly large, semiautomatic pistol measures 39cm in length. It's specifically made to chamber the .454 Casull round. They are primarily used for hunting deers or bears but for Alucard's purposes, they are used to down evil monsters. This is all with the help of a silver coating on each bullet, of course. Any normal person's arms would fall off while holding these. Alucard isn't any normal person, is he? So, these suit him just fine as a man of his "particular" skillset.
In the world of Bleach, the Zanpakuto is basically the main weapon of the Shinigami. This is just the basic version of this weapon though as it will eventually morph and change to different forms and sizes once they are awakened by the Shinigami wielding it. For our main protagonist, Ichigo, it comes in the form of Zangetsu. Zangestsu is the result of the fusion between the Hollow powers he inherited from his mother, and the Shinigami powers he inherited from his father. It initially comes in the form of this large, menacing blade but it's soon revealed that this is just one of the many forms that it is capable of taking. This first form though is really what made it such an iconic weapon in anime today. Come on! You guys say it with us as well. Bankai!
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