In anime, these top 10 gunslingers and marksmen don’t miss. This list includes everything from Death Note to One Piece.
In action anime and manga, heroes battle terrible forces to save the day, but the villains also possess terrifying abilities. The usage of swords and martial skills is common in anime heroes, yet others prefer to fight from a distance.
Even if the show isn’t set in the Wild West, there are plenty of gunslingers, archers, and snipers in action anime who can lay a bead on a target and kill with a single shot. In the hands of these ten elite gunslingers, their opponents better beware! Who are these renown archers and gunmen?
1. Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Despite the fact that Lieutenant Riz Hawkeye isn’t an alchemist like Roy Mustang or Edward Elric, she is a very valuable soldier. In keeping with her moniker, she is a deadly marksman who can shoot at anything, no matter how far away or fast-moving it may be. Her support for Roy and the others is crucial, and Riza is not hesitant to take on homunculi. During warfare, she perfected the art of emotional detachment, allowing her to shoot without hesitation or second thoughts.
2. Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III)
Daisuke Jigen, like Riza Hawkeye, is a supporting character who occasionally gets to take center stage. Not all the time, but when this gruff, bearded man takes aim, someone is going to get shot in the face. It doesn’t matter how much he doesn’t like killing people, he is ready to draw his guns if someone threatens him or his gang. Jigen and Lupin have gotten out of some tricky situations before thanks to Jigen’s pinpoint accuracy.
3. Usopp, the Sniper King (One Piece)
As one of the Straw Hat pirates, he is unquestionably their best gunman. The slingshot is Usopp’s weapon of choice, and he can load it with a variety of exotic ammo. Usopp, on the other hand, is adaptable and adept at aiming ship cannons. At long range, his near-superhuman eyesight makes him an unbeatable sniper. It’s no surprise that he goes on to become known as the Sniper King!
4. Watari (Death Note)
Watari, a strange old guy, is L’s manager and aide, much like Batman’s Alfred (this might not be a coincidence). It was during the automobile chase against Higuchi that Watari displayed some impressive gun skills. Watari slowed Higuchi’s automobile down by shooting a tire, then fired a revolver out of his hand without killing him while on a moving helicopter. That definitely necessitates the use of a steady hand.
5. Mista (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
When it comes to shooting, Mista isn’t as solitary as a few of the other males on this list. As a stand user and a member of the Passione gang, he employs the usage of a six-armed stand (Sex Pistols). Mista’s arrows are numbered 1-7, with the exception of number 4 due to superstition. It appeared as if his opponents had trapped him and were preparing to finish him on more than one occasion. After a few well-placed rounds from Mista, the bullets appear from nowhere!
6. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)
Vash the Stampede, like Usopp, has no business being a skilled marksman. Vash is, in fact, a genetically enhanced superhuman, although he keeps this fact a secret, unlike some of his foes. That unusual handgun is his weapon of choice, but he prefers to keep the peace on his Wild West-inspired planet. One of Vash’s rules is that he will not kill anyone, which some villains may consider a waste of his abilities. However, if they end up on his bad side, they should brace themselves for a hail of gunfire!
7. Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
A hero such as Cowboy Bebop’s Spike Spiegel, the show’s charismatic main character, should not be taken lightly. In truth, he’s a versatile and inventive character who, like Lupin III, can’t get away with much in the way of ethically dubious behavior. Mr. Spiegel can take aim with his pistol, practice martial arts, and recover from practically any injury while traveling around aboard his ship, the Bebop. In casinos, he’s a master of the con, and he’ll take your money and run! You can’t help but fall in love with him.
8. Kino (Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World)
Kino follows in the footsteps of other gunslingers who don’t use their weapons unless they have a compelling reason to do so. Many of Kino’s adventures on his conscious motorcycle are spent exploring different micro-nations rather than engaging in combat. Though his amazing marksmanship allows him to topple adversaries many times his size as early as episode 2, Kino finds himself in a fighting arena like the one in ancient Rome. A brilliant shot assassinates a tyrannical king in combat, causing the entire nation to fall apart before he silently rides away on his motorcycle.
9. Ryuken Ishida (Bleach)
For a change of pace, we’ll take a look at the life of an archer. The director of a hospital in Karakura Town provides us with another character who isn’t very interested in getting into a battle. Even though he’s the Last Quincy, his son is more adventurous than he is, and that makes him sad. Uryu’s Quincy powers were awakened by a precise arrow shot to the heart by Ryuken, who was determined to help Uryu practice. Ryuken pulled off a shot like that with such ease because he is a skilled marksman.
10. Kota Hirano (High School of the Dead)
Kota Hirano, a high school student and another skilled shot, rounds out the list. With a high-quality gun, he’s capable of taking down zombies with ease. In his high school, he even makes a weapon out of nail-bombs and uses it to kill out any zombies that get in his way. Later, when he gets his hands on real guns, he saves the lives of several of his pals. Additionally, he is well-versed in weaponry and once went shooting at a range in the United States while on vacation there.