Many anime have guns and are based on dystopian worlds, but they do not always have firearms. Despite the action, there are some where guns are also important or have part of the protagonism, here we will tell you which are some of the best of their kind.
This animation classic is one of the first anime of its kind, where weapons were actually part of the plot. Based somewhat on the westerd style, the whole story is excellent, the characters have very interesting plots and few protagonists are as charismatic as Vash the Stampede.
The plot is a bit similar to Samurai X where we have a hero who is wanted for his crimes, who turns out to be a traveler a bit unknown to everyone else because of his personality. However this is the only similarity as the story is very original and the whole universe, a cowboy dystopia, is very interesting.
9. Angels Beats!
Don’t let the name fool you, this is a series that may seem shojo or very soft at first but its plot is very convoluted and action-packed. In this universe, when you die, you can end up in limbo and have to fight for your own soul.
In this anime you must fight to survive and everyone must evolve their weapons, therefore, each of the guns is synonymous with the growth of the protagonists, in addition, each soul has some “power”, giving even more diversity to this series.
This much more recent series is one of the best about cops, corruption and criminal psychology out there. Although the series takes place in a somewhat cyber punk future where everyone has futuristic weapons and solves mysteries generated due to corruption and self-interest, the basis is the study of criminals, which will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Throughout the development of the plot of this anime, you will see many very gray moral decisions, many conflicts that will make you think “Save one or save the lives of several?” and you will question the protagonists constantly, all while learning more about this universe.
7. Cowboy Beebop
Along with trigun, this anime is a classic when it comes to series with weapons. Not only is it currently considered a jewel of anime, but the plot and story is impeccable and the quality of the animation itself goes beyond the years.
This story about mercenaries also takes place in a somewhat dystopian Westerd universe, where Spike Spiegel travels in search of any criminal who has a price on his head. There is plenty of action in this one, both in terms of guns and spaceship fights.
6. Full Metal Panic!
This series goes more for comedy and is a bit absurd but never loses sight of the action and the constant and senseless use of weapons. This whole anime takes place in a timeline where the Cold War is still going on, Gorbachev was assassinated and the world is still at war.
During this whole mess, a group of military men are assigned the mission to protect a schoolgirl and this, of course, leads to a lot of action against mercenaries who harass them using any means to protect her, from guns, to Mechas.
We have all heard at least once this name when we talk about anime and it is not a coincidence. Gantz is one of the best known anime and is already a classic of its kind, it has a lot of action, many interesting plots and a constant moral questioning on the part of its protagonists.
Throughout the series, all the characters must use weapons to defend themselves from the direct threat of “entities” that are constantly trying to kill them. After the first few shots, you won’t be able to tear yourself away from the screen, not only because of the action, but also because of all the questions you will have.
4. Black Lagoon
Along with Noir, which we’ll talk about later, this is one of the series that has guns and an incredible protagonist. Revy, a mercenary, is one of the best shooters in the history of animation and, as a professional bounty hunter, she doesn’t think twice before shooting.
3. High – Rise Invasion
This new Netflix series is part of the most awaited season releases for all the action and suspense behind it. In this case, this series based on the manga of the same name, tells the story of Yuri, a girl who must survive in a world where masked people seek to kill you on top of skyscrapers.
The manga is horror, has a lot of action and tells a mysterious story because our protagonist doesn’t know anything. Thanks to these premises, the whole series is full of guns, dead characters and a constant struggle not to fall off buildings and not die.
2. Hellsing Ultimate
This short anime is another classic in terms of weapons, both for the story of its characters and for Alucard, one of the most powerful vampires in animation. This series has won awards over the years, is action-packed and unlike the original, Ultimate features more blood and more action.
Few know this series since, at the time of its release, it did not make much noise, however, it is not lost. This story is about two female contract killers, who throughout the 26 episodes of this series, search about their past due to the amnesia of one of them.
Throughout the story they will gradually see how each one relates to the other and, of course, they will have different clashes with a military group that seeks to assassinate them in order to keep them away from who they both really are.