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The 18 Coolest Anime Guns Of All Time  

Leo Reyna
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One of anime's biggest draws lies in its battle and fight scenes, always made more epic by the introduction of cool guns and weaponry. Gunfight scenes in anime elevate the gunslinger trope to another level by giving the fighters unique firearms with abilities you hardly see in other media, much less real life.

The very best anime guns do more than just fire bullets; they shoot flames, cast spells, and even possess souls of their own. Only the finest anime gunslingers are capable and deserving of such formidable weapons, whose power is sometimes even beyond their control.

Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 18 Coolest Anime Guns Of All Time
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Though both of Alucard's Casull guns boast considerable firepower, the vampire needed extra destructive force to injure his most deadly enemies. Thus, the Jackal was born. While the handgun is too heavy for mortals, the supernatural Alucard uses the Jackal with ease to mow down enemies in the world of Hellsing. Against one vampire, the Jackal managed to take out an entire leg with a single shot.

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Trigun: Badlands Rumble is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 18 Coolest Anime Guns Of All Time
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While Trigun's Vash the Stampede never shoots to kill, he always arrives to save those in danger with his AGL Arms .45 Long Colt revolver. The silver revolver is part of a pair created by Vash's twin brother, Knives, and holds a dark power. Vash's revolver transforms into the Angel Arm canon, a weapon so powerful Vash once lost control of it and blew a hole in the moon.

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Outlaw Star is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 18 Coolest Anime Guns Of All Time
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Not everything in the futuristic world of Outlaw Star exists purely as science. Gene Starwind's Caster Gun, for example, fires special rounds imbued with magical properties. Technically, they're considered pre-cast spells. Depending on the Caster Shell, the Caster Gun can fire everything from an electrical charge or a black hole. It works well against Tao magic, but Caster Guns are functionally useless against each other.

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Gungrave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 18 Coolest Anime Guns Of All Time
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Named after the multi-headed hound of Hades, the Cerberus Handguns act as Beyond the Grave's signature weapons in Gungrave. These 15mm caliber firearms have a barrel length of 60cm for destroying the undead, perfect for a zombie gunslinger on the move. As an added bonus, they both aesthetically complement each other.

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