One of the fun things about anime is that it doesn’t have to conform to real world rules. Like, let’s look at some popular weapons that could only exist in anime.
1Rose (Sailor Moon)
Tuxedo Mask has a supply of roses, that when thrown, can pierce anything. Pretty cool, yeah? Too bad he uses these things just so he can give a pep talk to the Senshi before disappearing.
Let’s get literal, fam. This is why we have anime.
Let me preface by saying that scythe-type weapons do exist – the Chinese “Ge” and the Japanese “Kusarigama.” They look nothing like the scythes anime popularized.
The ones in anime are larger versions of farming scythes. Normal scythes are heavy and have a sharp curve, which is perfect for cutting wheat, but not that useful when fighting a human. Anime scythes are even bigger and have an exaggerated curve. The users would be better off with a mace.
The favored weapon of assassins has to be the razor floss. This thin material is waved around and has the ability to slice through anything. Too bad that’s not how razor line is used in real combat.
Razor floss is a trap weapon. It can easily decapitate a speeding motorist, or it can be used in trench warfare to slow advancing troops. Sadly, you won’t see anyone swinging this floss around to slay their enemies.
5Bubbles (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will turn anything into a deadly weapon, but I’m totally biased towards Caesar’s bubbles. Those things would really sting your eyes.
6Saiga’s Camera (Speed Grapher)
Saiga can make anyone explode just by taking their picture. It all works out, trust me.
Just how much blood would you have to lose shooting blood bullets?, How much iron would you need in your body to summon a decent sword? Who cares, at least it looks cool!
8Giant Scissor Blades
The most notable appearances of these things are in Kill la Kill, Akame ga Kill!, and Gatchaman Crowds. Anime doesn’t care about the killing power of normal scissors, you have to go bigger.
9The Punisher (Trigun)
It’s a 300 pound, cross shaped gun! The thing has to be unwieldy, but it wins from a design perspective.
10Panties and Stockings (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt)
Panties turn to guns and stockings turn to swords.
11The Spoon (Re:Zero)
12Lettustanets (Tokyo Mew Mew)
At least they squirt water at enemies? Tokyo Mew Mew features a lot of mundane objects being used as weapons. It’s pretty impressive.
13Phallic Shaped Weapons
These weapons may be real, but they look suspiciously erect when grasped that way…
What are your favorite, weird anime weapons?