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The 20 Greatest Anime Snipers of All Time

Updated November 7, 2019 12.4k votes 2.5k voters 46.9k views22 items

It takes a wide range of specialized skills to get halfway good at being a sniper, but these incredible anime characters manage to pull it off. With keen eyesight, incredible strategic prowess, and the ability not to balk under pressure, these characters are some of the most skilled around.

Who are some of the best anime snipers? Sword Art Online II's Sinon, who does most of her sniping in a virtual world, is a commonly cited example. There's also Saito from Ghost in the Shell SACwhose prosthetic eye lets him sync his shots with satellite images. 

Which sniper would you hire to do your hypothetical dirty work?

  • Sinon's sniping skills might be restricted to the world of Gun Gale Online, but that doesn't make them any less real. She started playing Gun Gale Online to deal with real-world trauma and has become one of the games' top players. 

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  • Riza Hawkeye is known for her overall marksmenship rather than exclusively for sniping, but considering how awesome she is in general, she had to make the list.  

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    Yoko Littner - 'Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann'

    Yoko Littner serves as both an advisor and sniper for Team Dai-Gurren. She has plenty of impressive conquests, including taking out two Gunmen on her own and suffering no injuries in the process. 

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    Mine - 'Akame ga Kill'

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    Mine is a member of an assassin group called Night Raid. She might be calling herself a 'genius sniper' but she isn't too far off in her self-assessment.

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