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Anime Weapon List

Updated on November 11, 2014

Anime Weapon List

A weapon in hand is like a loyal friend. Be it a merciless sharp katana sword, a pistol or even a magnum sniper rifle, an anime character can never be complete without a trade mark weapon by his or her side. Let's take a look and some of the deadly weapon used by certain Anime characters! Get your cuppa of coffee ready...and enjoy the read! Do not miss the last part of the Top 10 Anime Weapon Movie. I was BLOWN AWAY by it !! Watch it !!!

Masamune sword - Sephiroth

The Masamune sword used by the cool devilish Sephiroth is super long and sharp. Wielding Sephiroth's Masamune requires great strength. Sephiroth has this because of the combined Jenova cells and Mako energy inside him. Otherwise wielding such a lengthy blad would be extraordinarily onerous.

A little history: Masamune was named after the legendary Japanese swordsmith, is probably the longest blade featured in any video game ever. At a length between 6 and 8 feet, the Masamune is an extremely unique sword, powerful in the correct hands. Sephiroth wields the Masamune with terrific precision and great strength in Final Fantasy. An ancient legend tells of Masamune, the swordsmith, who was challenged by his apprentice, Maramasa. Maramasa claimed he could make the strongest sword, and set a competition between the two. They both made their finest swords, then dipped them into a river. Maramasa's blade cut everything that floated past: leaves, fish, debris. Masamun's cut nothing, but instead things gathered around it: including fish, leaves, butterflies. Maramasa proceeded to gloat and claim victory until a Monk approached and said...

"The first of the swords was by all accounts a fine sword, however it is a blood thirsty, evil blade as it doesn't discriminate as to who or what it will cut. It may just as well be cutting down butterflies as severing heads. The second was by far the finer of the two, as it doesn't needlessly cut that which is innocent and undeserving."

The Cane - Kisuke Urahara

Kisuke Urahara is a former captain of the 12th Division of the Gotei 13. It is known that Kisuke used himself as a test subject to attain the bankai of his zanpakuto in 3 days, rather than the usual 300 years of combat experience. At some point (about 100 years before the main Anime storyline), Kisuke was sentenced to exile by Soul Society for creating an untraceable gigai which caused the spiritual power of the shinigami inside it to deteriorate and transformed them into humans, as well as the Orb of Distortion. Yoruichi Shihouin helped him escape and, for reasons yet unknown, ran away with him as well. He also seems to be an acquaintance of Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo Kurosaki's father, and of Ryuken Ishida, Uryu Ishida's father. Kisuke Urahara's zanpakuto is Benihime, Crimson Princess or "Red Princess". It is one of the few known female zanpakuto. When sealed, Benihime takes the form of a shikomizue (a blade hidden inside Urahara's cane).

Orbo Gun - Witch Hunter Robins

The Orbo gun is a weapon used by agents of the STN-J, a governmental group of witch hunters. This weapon uses Orbo in it's ammunition, either solidified or in capsules. Orbo is a semi-gelatinous liquid which restricts a witch's power and provides resistance to their abilities. This gun has no blowback action and appears to use compressed gas to propell it's ammo. The canister on the rear end of the gun could either be storage for the compressed gas or orbo in liquid form.

Hollow Mask - Ichigo Kurosaki

While certain character can be predicted to wield certain types of weapon, some are not so obvious.

Wore by Ichigo in Bleach, The Hollow Mask is considered another cool weaponry. The malignant ghost is a corrupt spirits that devour the souls of both living and deceased humans. Hollows settle in Hueco Mundo but can cross over to the human world to devour souls. The Hollow Mask looks devilishly cool when put onto Ichigo face!

Ichigo Wooden Zangetsu Sword - Ichigo Kurosaki

The history of this Ichigo Zangetsu Wooden Sword is a very interesting one. The real name of this Ichigo sword is Zanpakuto not Zengetsu. Ichigo carries his zanpakuto his back with an unusual sheath that appears as a wrapped up bandage-like cloth, that is generated by Zangetsu himself. When its time to be used in battle comes, the sheath shrinks away from the blade and hangs as a tassel at the bottom of the hilt. Zangetsu's special ability, named getsuga tensh "moon sky-piercing fang", fires concentrated energy blasts from its tip in the shape of a blue crescent moon.

Kisuke Urahara forced Ichigo to perfect this ability in order to fight on a shinigami lieutenant's level. Ichigo uses this ability without knowing its name several times, but masters the technique later on when he discovers its name, getsuga tensh's stated by Zangetsu, knowing and not knowing the name of an attack makes a difference in the amount of power that it releases.

Zangetsu's cloth has also been used as a weapon by Ichigo's inner hollow, whom Zangetsu summoned. He used it to swing the sword around and attack from a considerable distance; and did so continuously. Ichigo used this himself in order to destroy a massive execution ground (the stand of Sokyoku), implying that the technique can be used to temporarily focus and enhance his power. This sleek cleaver of a blade is the shikai form of Ichigo's sword. But the next level that this sword evolved to is the final form known as Bankai.

Glock 30 - Faye from Cowboy Bebop

Faye uses the Glock 30, relatively weak in fire power compared to some of the pistols mentioned. However being small, Faye could easily concealed in her hot pants. (Oh my!.....) Glock pistols are instantly recognizable due to their distinct shape and polymer construction. The Glock 30 is a chambered for the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) round, a rather surprising choice because the .45 ACP has been around for almost a century now and in the year 2071, it would be more than 160 years old.

In the popular game Counter Strike, Glock was one of the standard side pistol belonging to the Terrorist. It sounds great when u shoot but at times after discharging all the bullets, the police were still left standing, if not, limping away, not dead though! So u can imagine the "firepower" of the Glock. :)

Batman Utility Throwers - Batman

Ok..ok...wait a minute...u may thinking...Aren't we talking about Anime here? And the last time I'd checked...Batman was a comic. Calm down Brother..hey....let's be international here k...(just his once..I promise). Because Batman throwers are just damn cool!. As cool as the sharp steel inself!

Batman carries these hidden weapons with him in his nylon belt case and when called upon, these trusty throwers deliver deadly punch to great effect. Shaped like a Bat, they are very sharp and goes well with Dark Knight. There are indeed a form of weapons! They should issue these as standards for the Green Berets and Rangers! :)P

Katana (Sword of Calamity) - Inuyasha

Also known as the Sword of Calamity, So'unga was the former property of the great dog general (Inu no Taishou), InuYasha and Sesshomaru's father. Unlike Tessaiga and Tenseiga (InuYasha's and Sesshomaru's swords, respectively), this sword, which resembles a Zweihander, was not forged by the sword smith, Totosai. Not much is known of So'unga's history other than the dog demon acquired it on his own and it's said that he was the only yokai of few who could wield it without being possessed by it. In the third movie, Totosai commented that the only person alive who could wield So'unga safely was probably Sesshomaru.Either way its true power can only be used by demons or those with demon blood. (Takemaru was only able to use Sounga's true power by wielding Sesshomaru's lost arm)

During InuYasha's time, only Sesshomaru is able to use and wield So'unga without being possessed by it by overcoming So'unga with his own demonic power.

Dragonball Z Dabura Irwin Sword

Dabura is first seen when Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo and Krillin are led to Babidi's spaceship by Kibito and Supreme Kai to aid them in preventing Majin Buu's awakening. Babidi and Dabura are aware of their hiding place in the mountains nearby and, as it takes a massive amount of energy to awaken Majin Buu, Babidi decides to use theirs; Dabura is ordered to kill all but Supreme Kai and the strongest three and lure the remainder inside the ship. Dabura obeys and quickly charges the group and, with a single blast, kills Kibito; he then leaps in the air and spits on Piccolo and Krillin, turning them to stone, before retreating back into Babidi's ship. Also with this very sword, Dabura defies his master Babidi and tries to kill Majin Buu.

Cross Punisher - Trigun

This thing is HUGE! and freaky heavy. It's heavy "Because it's so full of mercy". How did Vash managed to carry the weapon in one hand? The cross can be divided into the points of the cross. The long section is the barrel of a machinegun, one of the horizontal pieces is ammo for the built in gun, the other horizontal piece stores 8 of wolfwood's .45 Caliber handguns, and the shorter vertical piece is a Rocket Launcher. A truly impressive weapon indeed.

Excalibur - Saber Of Fate Stay Night

This is not your normal tradtional ancient sword. This is a high-tech Excalibur (probably using technology way ahead of our times!)

A celestial sword weided by the beautiful Saber, constructed by the world from the collective wishes of mankind and fueled through a conversion of Mana into photoelectric energy. The area of expulsion appears as a colossal beacon of incandescence, though the vast majority of light is concentrated at the vertex of initial release. Kinetic entropy is intensified by the acceleration and convergence of momentum at this vertex, with only trace calidity in the dissipating tail. The concentric area of impact is broad enough to incinerate an entire military cohort. This Noble Phantasm is named after the legendary sword of King Arthur, bestowed onto the king by Viviane.

Jackal Pistol - Hellsing Alucard

Jackal was made after Alucard's first encounter with Anderson - in fact, it likely was specifically designed with him in mind, considering the 'Jesus Christ is in Heaven, Now!' engraved on the side. Though the gun looks essentially the same, with the same overall length of 39cm, it's radically different, being made from pure silver, weighing 16kg. Obviously, no human could possibly use this gun. The breech also faces the left, instead of the right, though its clips can hold the same amount of bullets that Joshua's are capable of. The bullets are different as well, being a slightly bigger 13mm, with a gold casing, a reinforced core for armor penetration, and each bullet being baptized! Of course, they still share the same explosive quality. This gun is beyond belief, literally. No 13mm round is produced, meaning each bullet mst be manufactured by hellsing, not a good the for extended field work, but Alucard is a big boy and I'm sure he can take care of himself.

Gunblade - Squall

Most gamers of Final Fantasy will be familiar with this weapon. In FF8, Squall's weapon of choice is the beautiful gunblade, a hybrid of a sword using components of a revolver to send vibrations through the blade when triggered. This weapon was intended to offer a new way for players to control weapons in battle. Squall's model is simply called the Revolver, though he can upgrade the weapon at junk stores. Squall and his rival, Seifer Almasy, are the only gunblade specialists who appear in the game, although Laguna Loire uses one very briefly.

Tiny Bee Guns - Yuna (Final Fantasy X-2)

This pair of guns has a very cute name, "Tiny Bee Guns". Yuna carries this pair of gun to great effect. Somehow, this small weapons look big in her tiny hands. And the pose that Yuna did with those tiny bees surely is graceful and alluring. In real life, however, even to obtain this replicas is not easy. Not many shops do sell this guns. Hence many Cosplayers decide to go without them or just patch up their own customised guns.

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Zelda Master Sword - Link

This Legend of Zelda Sword, used by Link in the epic "Legend of Zelda" video game series! Best known for its role in Ocarina of Time, the Master Sword allows Link to control the flow of time, traveling between the future and present. With this sword, you must travel to the Sacred Realm and banish the King of Evil, Ganon, into exile. Complete with the Triforce seal engraved on the blade (aka The Golden Power seal), this sword will impede evils ability to act.

Zelda Hylian Shield - Link

The Hylian Shield is a large, adult-sized shield and bearing the crest of the Hylian Royal Family; a large red bird which is widely believed to be a phoenix above which sits the Triforce. The Triforce represents Triforce of Power, the Triforce of Wisdom, and the Triforce of Courage. The shield possesses two qualities that have made it somewhat famous; its ability to withstand fire-based attacks, and the fact that it is the shield of choice for Hylian Knights.


This picture reminds me of the epic movie "Gladiator" where the armies used the shields and arrows to fight. U should see how Russell Crowe kills giant warriors and even tigers in the majestic Rome arena!

X-Gloves - Sawada Tsunayoshi (Hitman Reborn)

The X-gloves were given to Tsuna by Leon (Reborn's shape-shifting chameleon), once it was decided that he was to be the next boss of the Vongola family. Every Vongola boss will have his/her own weapons which will amplify their dying will flames greatly. These weapons range from gloves to staffs and even forks! For Tsuna, it was to be the X-gloves, which was the same weapon as the very first Vongola boss. With this glove, Tsuna was able to amplify the power of his flames during attacks, such as the X-Burner and Zero-Point Breakthrough First Edition. He was also able to use the flames to propel himself into the air, and to avoid attacks.

During a near-death experience, Tsuna "met" the nine previous Vongola bosses. After they re-confirmed that he was capable of being the next boss, they upgraded his gloves to "X-Gloves: Version Vongola Ring". With the new gloves, he was able to create much stronger and purer flames, which were essential in his attacks.

These X-gloves when unactivated resemble cute mittens much like for winter and looks really cute when used by Tsuna. In cosplay, the gloves are often handmade but I have yet to see one that's really good.. hmm.. I'm not in the position to say that though since I don't make any weapons =P

Electric Guitar Nevan - Dante from Devil May Cry

Who would have thought of an innocent-looking musical instrument can be a deadly weapon!

In the video game Devil May Cry 3 : Dante's awakening, Dante used this weapon to devastating effects. Although most gamers would associate Dante wielding his popular pistol, Ebony and Ivory. His other weapon of choice can be the electric guitar, Nevan. What a nice name!This guitar can shoot long range blasts of energy and Dante can also hit close enemies with it. Check out the ostensibly beautiful array of electric currents being generated here. I wonder what will happen if the Nevan meets the 600 watts-capable Amazon Electric Eel. Who wins? :)

The Ceberus Gun - Vincent Valentine

This strange yet beautiful gun is a triple-barreled, tripled-chambered revolver, ornamented with scrollwork patterns, a small dog's head in place of the iron sights on each barral, and a silver chain in the shape of a three-headed dog with a wing hanging from the end of the grip. Both the keychain and the gun itself are derived from Ancient Greek mythology, where Cerberus, the three-headed hellhound, guarded the gates to Hades' underworld.

The Cerberus is a semi-automatic, break loading revolver with three barrels and three chambers. It is initially capable of holding 18 shots at once, six per chamber. As shown by Vincent in both the game and the movie, it is reloaded by a breaking mechanism that tilts the barrel and chambers an angle, allowing the ejection of spent cartridges and the placement of fresh rounds, ending with a flick of the wrist that snaps the barrel back into place. Three bullets are fired at once, allowing for only 6 shots per reload. With in-game customization, it can become lighter, more powerful, or hold more ammunition. A Materia Slot can also be equipped on a chain, allowing the use of different Materia to cast spells from its barrels. Accessories such as a scope for extreme accuracy and automatic reloading mechanisms could also be equipped for added dependability.

Prosthetic Gun-Arm - Barret Wallace

Imagine your right arm is replaced by an intimidating gun that looks like those machine gun from an attack helicopter. That's what Barret Wallace from Final Fantasy is bestowed with. Barret right arm was severed in the loss of his hometown, so it has been replaced with his weapon, the Gun-Arm. In a way, this fits him perfectly because Barret is a big big man. 195cm tall, huge and muscular. (Looks like Hell-Boy). Thus handling such a demanding machine gun seems like just another extension of his character. However many argue his gun in Advent Children is not powerful enough, as compared to his peers. Moreover there is a lag time in "charging"! (Maybe it says: Please Do Not Fire When Charging Battery) . ^_^

Sniper Rifle - Yoko Littner of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

The enemy is moving into your cross-hair. U had mentally calculated the distance from your magnum rifle to the target. U glanced at the moving branches, deciphering the wind direction. U feel the surrounding temperature and even taste the air humidity. U made one last click of adjustment to your rifle in very slow motion, much like a chameleon waiting to wallop its prey. Waiting for that perfect moment....breathing as steady as a rock...your heart beats slower than a grandmother.... Finally target locked on,... and u squeeze the trigger in text-book fashion, firm but gentle to minimize recoil. Bullet on the way.......ONE SHOT ONE KILL.

....nobody knows who'd hit them...

That's the honor of being a Sniper. But few can imagine a lady as being one. Yoko Littner is blessed with the attributes of marksmanship, intelligent and cool headed. Not your typical camouflaged soldier, Yoko is about 5'4" with a slender build that she is not afraid to let show. She always wear very short shorts and bikinni. Her cleavage is very well-developed, and it is the physical attribute that most will notice about her first. She believe that skimpy clothing aids in manoeuvrability (and in looking badass). Nevertheless, she still gets very flustered if anyone actually sees her naked.

P/S: Being so well-endowed, I believe Yoko can rest motionless in a prone-position for an extended period. We need snipers like her....Sexy Sniper For Hired, Anyone?

Tell me.....which WEAPON is your FAVOURITE! :)

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Hang on's not over yet. Do watch the following video for Top 10 Anime Weapon! There is Bleach, Fate Stay Night, Trigun and the No.1 goes to ............... well..I'm not telling u! Watch it and then we'll discuss! :)

Xenniex version of Top 10 Anime Weapon - U have to watch it! :) I WAS BLOW-AWAY!!!!

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      cheaptoys 7 years ago

      wow this is one cool site! I lensrolled it for my Naruto Weapons lens. Maybe you can do the same! 5 stars for your lens too!

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      martialartstraining 7 years ago


      Just thougth i would let you know that i really enjoyed reading this lens!!

      thanks for this wonderful post. I learned a lot form it.

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      bestanime 7 years ago

      wow... tsuna is the bets..

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      pnvq12 6 years ago

      Just as a point of clarificatrion. The Cross Punisher is used by Nicolas Wolfwood not Vash and Sabers Excalibur isn't from the future its mythical and divinly created. All in all though the list was excellent and good job.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Hi, This is a great lens. My daughter now 19 still watches it.

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      MasterPsycho 6 years ago from Earth

      cross punisher and the gun arm were the coolest of them all....

      a huge cross which is a machine gun and rocket launcher.......and a multi mini gun someone could compare them to swords and other melee weapons...come on..

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      CooterF 6 years ago

      Great Lens, nice find on the video too (At about #5 I was thinking Death Note has to be on this list). Again, Great Job

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      kaposzta 4 years ago

      What an excellent collection of anime weapons! :)

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      Hypersapien2 4 years ago from U.S.

      Excellent list!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great Lens!

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      Heroear 4 years ago

      wow,so cool.I like Inuyasha.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love Anime and I am a Huge Fan!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Huge fan!

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      MatijaB LM 4 years ago

      I am huge fan of animal weapon. Great Lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Interesting lens and really good selection of the weapons.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Interesting lens and really good selection of the weapons.

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      FirstAirbender 4 years ago

      Great weapons!

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      christle-lagamayo 4 years ago

      Actually, Saber of Fate Stay Night is King Arthur's counterpart. Read Typemoon Wiki for more details.

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      christle-lagamayo 4 years ago

      And plus, Saber's Excalibur is NOT from the future.

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      Emiko140 4 years ago

      A little surprised Hades (Form Black Cat) isn't on here.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi thanks for sharing this weapon list. Great lens, blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      My daughter just started Sun Hang Do and she will learn to properly use martial arts weapons

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      GinIchimaru1121 4 years ago


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      Auriel 4 years ago

      interesting, i love anime.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Have you ever seen how to make a Katana? I know it is not easy to make one :)

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      Alice 2 years ago

      Wheres Hades from Black Cat?

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      Kizuna 2 years ago

      Hi there! Your list of awesome anime weapons is absolutely cool. I love Anime and all the swords and weapons in them. My favorite series are Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Naruto and One Piece.

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      saurs 4 months ago

      where fusion sword,buster sword

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