Anime is undeniably one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world. With its varied range of characters, engaging storylines, and eye-catching visuals, it appeals to a wide range of audiences. Furthermore, the character design and the overall mood that anime characters emit are the most appealing aspects of the anime medium.
Anime has given us some of the most incredible characters we’ve ever encountered. Some of the most badass and sadistic characters in any medium of entertainment can be found in anime.
Today, though, we’ll focus on the best gunslingers and gunmen from the anime world. These characters range in age from teen years to young adults. There are good and bad people in their world. They’re all distinct in their own way. They do, however, have one thing in common. They’ll blow your mind with how well they use and wield guns. So prepare for a path filled with these mind-boggling gunslingers and gunmen.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the Top 17 Best Gunslingers and Gunmen from Anime World.
17. Ryo Saeba (City Hunter)
Ryo Saeba is a sweeper and mercenary, and the titular character and main protagonist of the City Hunter series.
Ryo appears goofy, lazy, and moronic most of the time (outside of his work), but when necessary (usually in a dangerous situation), he will appear serious and alert.
He is a highly-skilled gunman. Ryo almost never misses his target and is especially known for executing the “one-hole shot”: a series of shots that land in the exact same spot of the target repeatedly. Ryo’s undefined weapon is the Colt Python.357 Magnum with metal jacket bullets. It seems that he carries hidden weapons as well.
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16. Watari ( Deathnote)
Watari is L’s handler and the supplier of logistics to the Japanese Task Force. He is also the founder of Wammy’s House, an orphanage that has produced some of the best detective minds in the world.
Watari is a calm and quiet person. He demonstrated some striking ability with a rifle during the vehicle pursuit against Higuchi. Watari shot a tire in Higuchi’s vehicle while riding in a moving helicopter. At that point, he shot Higuchi’s gun out of his hand without killing him. Without a doubt, that necessitates a steady hand.
15. Re-L Mayer (Ergo Proxy)
Re-L Mayer is the female titular protagonist of Ergo Proxy. As an investigator for the Intelligence Bureau in Romdo As a person, she is not very sociable and extremely haughty. Re-L feigns disinterest and superiority towards others, which is perhaps derived from her social position as the granddaughter of the Regent.
From her blue (or violet-ish) eyeshadow to her dark hair and an outfit reminiscent of Gothic Lolitas, Re-L Mayer exudes mystery. Furthermore, her intense training and passion give her an edge with gun use. There is no doubt that she is the most beautiful and coolest gunslinger in the anime world.
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14. Train Heartnet (Black cat)
Train Heartnet is the main protagonist of the manga and anime Black Cat. Train has shown remarkable speed and agility when running, as well as being able to run through an entire crowd to get to his target without their notice. Train has also shown that he can wield his gun like a melee weapon and hit people to avoid shooting them after becoming a sweeper.
Furthermore, he is an extremely skilled marksman, able to accurately shoot down bullets from other guns and make a number of bullets hit at exactly the same time, as well as ricochet bullets off of multiple surfaces and effectively hit a target.
13. Van Augur (One Piece)
Van Augur, nicknamed “The Supersonic,” is the Blackbeard Pirates’ sniper as well as one of the ten Titanic Captains and the captain of the crew’s third ship.
Van Augur is possibly one of the greatest master marksmen in the entire series of One Piece. With his favorite rifle, the Senriku, Augur is able to fire bullets over tremendous distances with extraordinary accuracy. This is shown when Chopper suggests to Usopp that the seagulls flying around their ship were sniped from an extremely long distance.
Nami immediately disclaimed it since they could not see the island Augur was on, saying it was “impossible” for any sniper to do so. Augur was even able to tell after he shot the birds that one of them did not die immediately, showing his immensely sharp vision.
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12. Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
Motoko Kusanagi is the main character in the anime and manga series “Ghost in the Shell.” She is a cyborg who works for Japan’s National Public Safety Commission as a squad leader.
She is proficient in a variety of light, medium, and heavy weaponry as part of her service. We’ve seen her use multiple weapons proficiently in the anime series, and she’s a genius with all of them. She carried the CZ 100, Mateba Revolver, Jericho 941, Micro-Uzi, Steyr SPP, Steyr TMP, CZN-M22, SIG SG 543, PGM Ultima Ratio, and the Mauser Kompromisslos sniper rifle. As a result, she deserves to be on our list.
11. Dante (Devil May Cry)
Dante is the recurring protagonist of the Devil May Cry franchise, and the main playable character for the majority of the games in the series.
Dante is proficient with a variety of weapons, including swords, scythes, gauntlets, and even unorthodox supernatural weapons. He displays an impressive ability to judge the capabilities of weapons almost as soon as he picks them up.
Although he is aided by his superhuman precision in gunfights, Dante has an innate mastery of any firearm he comes into contact with. He is capable of shooting ebony and ivory in two different directions at once, and can aim with such accuracy that his bullets stack on the hilt of Yamato.
10. Brandon Heat (Gungrave)
Brandon Heat is the human identity of Beyond the Grave is the protagonist of Red Entertainment’s action third-person shooter series Gungrave. Brandon is meek, gentle, and loyal. He tends to let his actions speak for him. However, being very loyal, especially to Millennion and Mika, he’ll do anything to protect them.
Years of working as Millennium’s hitman have granted Brandon the ability to shoot accurately. Often, he does not need to look around to take a foe out with a bullet.
9. Golgo 13 (Golgo 13)
Golgo is an internationally known mercenary assassin known by law enforcement agencies, criminals, terrorists, and other factions all over the world.
He is well-known throughout the world because he is hired by a wide range of people, from individuals who can afford to hire him for an assignment to foreign governments and secret organizations.
Golgo 13 is a great gunslinger who is proficient with rifles and snipers. Golgo 13’s weapon of choice is a customized M16 assault rifle. For backup, he carries a snub-nose revolver.
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8. Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Riza Hawkeye is an officer in the Amestrian State Military as well as the personal adjutant and bodyguard of Colonel Roy Mustang. Apart from this she is a sharpshooter and firearms specialist, Lieutenant.
She is an expert sharpshooter and firearms specialist. Whether armed with a bolt-action rifle, sniper rifle, pistol, or even two handguns at once, she is well known for never missing her mark and, in the manga, made a name for herself as the infamous “Hawk’s Eye” of the Ishval Civil War.
7. Guido Mista (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Guido Mista is one of the two deuteragonists of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (alongside Trish Una). He is a member of Passione and, by extension, Bucciarati’s team, who follows Giorno and Bucciarati in their mission to bodyguard Trish Una. He is a gunslinger and a stand user who shoots down his opponents with the help of his sex pistols.
Sex Pistols have very weak stands on their own and must rely on the gun bullets they carry to participate in combat. Despite this, they are highly autonomous and have a long range (going as far as bullets can fly). This allows Mista to control the battlefield and gather information from afar thanks to the pistols’ being able to spy on their enemies. If need be, the pistols can make decisions by themselves whenever the opportunity presents itself, often surprising foes as a result.
6. Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate/Zero)
Kiritsugu Emiya is the Master of Sabers in the Fourth Holy Grail War of Fate/Zero. He is the main protagonist of Fate/Zero and has a minor role in Fate/Stay Night. He was a freelancer and was notoriously known as the Magus Killer.
He’s a smart strategist and a master tactician, but it’s his gun-slinging ability that sets him apart. Above all, the Origin Bullet is Kiritsugu Emiya’s Mystic Code, an ultimate weapon capable of permanently crippling any magus in most situations.
The bullets were made by cutting off his first and second ribs on both sides, extracting them from his body, grinding them into dust, condensing them with a craft to protect his spirit, and sealing them into sixty-six bullets. So it’s understandable that if he wants to excel at something, he’ll go to extremes.
5. Revy (Black Lagoon)
Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.
She is skillful with a wide variety of weapons, ranging from being able to single-handedly fire an M79 grenade launcher while standing on the deck of a moving boat, casually yet effectively firing a PM-63 submachine gun, to wielding a Gepard Anti Materiel Rifle against a helicopter gunship.
Revy also appears to be very knowledgeable when it comes to weaponry, as she was seen in a rare state of excitement when Dutch handed her the APS underwater rifle. Due to her ambidextrous marksmanship skills, she is nicknamed “Two Hands” by the denizens of Roanapur.
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4. Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
Spike Spiegel is the main protagonist of the anime series Cowboy Bebop. He is a bounty hunter, or “cowboy,” on a spaceship called the Bebop and travels through space with his crew, consisting of his old friend, Jet, and more recent members, Faye, Ed, and Ein.
Spike has very sharp eyesight, abnormally acute perception, and extraordinary luck. He is well-versed in weaponry (such as his personal Jericho 941, or Ruger P85, as well as other guns and explosives). Spike has proven his marksmanship skills many times during his time with the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate. With his gun, “Jericho 941”, and a high level of Jeet Kune Do training, Spike is known, throughout space, as one of the best bounty hunters.
3. Death the Kid (Soul Eater)
Death the Kid is the overall tritagonist in the anime/manga series Soul Eater. He is the youngest son of Lord Death and the younger brother of Asura, who suffers from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) for symmetry, which is actually from his father’s being the madness embodiment of Law and Order.
He is shown to be a very skilled master, capable of using two weapons at once with ease. Naturally, he is very skilled with guns as he uses the Twin Demon Guns as his weapons of choice, whether using them for long-range combat, melee attacks, or to mix his gunslinging with his advanced hand-to-hand combat skills.
In addition, rather than normal bullets, his weapons have the ability to compress his soul wavelength and fire it at the target. This allows him to blast his soul wavelength through the opponent.
2. Alucard (Hellsing ultimate)
Alucard is the main character and anti-hero of Hellsing and serves as the Hellsing Organization’s trump card (One of the most powerful vampires in the entire series).
Alucard is an exceedingly lethal and dangerous combatant, even when unarmed, but he also uses various weapons in battle. These have included swords, machine guns, and traditional vampire-slaying tools such as stakes and crosses. Additionally, Alucard has two signature weapons: a pair of oversized and overpowered handguns named the.454 Casull and the Jackal. In Hellsing: The Dawn, he wielded a Thompson Sub-Machine Gun.
Alucard has also been known to hit targets at great range using handguns while looking the other way. He does this by using his so-called “third eye.” He states that “if you shoot like humans do, you’ll only miss like they do.” As a result, he is regarded as one of the most powerful and popular gunslingers in the anime world.
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1. Vash The Stampede (Trigun)
Vash the Stampede is the main character of the Trigun anime and manga series. He’s a mysterious, travelling gunman known as the Humanoid Typhoon due to the devastation he leaves in his wake after firing his guns. He’s an artificial being with extraordinary skills who wields a 0.45-calibre silver-plated colt.
He has superhuman speed, vision, and reflexes, which he uses to avoid bullets and shoot without harming himself. Vash, on the other hand, is well-equipped for offensive attacks. He may use his rifle to activate his cannon-like Angel Arm, which has the power to wipe out entire cities.