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My favourite weapon has to be the Psycho Pass Dominator from Psycho Pass. Not only is it super-cool looking, but it has the ability to switch from non-lethal ‘stun’ to ‘kill’ in seconds. It can also only be used by the registered user, meaning that if anyone was to get hold of one not belonging to them it wouldn’t work.
Also, check out how awesome the transformation of the weapon is:
Honorable mentions: 3D Maneuver Gear (Attack On Titan), Sealing Wand (Cardcaptor Sakura) and Death Note (Death Note).
This was a really close one for me between Cloud’s Buster Sword (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children), Allen Walker’s “Crown Clown” form (D.Gray-Man) and Erza Scarlet’s “Heaven’s Wheel” armour (Fairy Tail), but in the end, I think I’m going to have to go with the latter.
I MEAN… Just look at it. Stunning and deadly – just like Erza. If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for in any anime involving fighting it’s combining magic and weaponry, and although I’ve fallen way behind on watching Fairy Tail, Erza remains one of my favourite female characters and her armour one of my favourite abilities.
Erza’s magic allows her to equip herself from a choice of over one hundred different types of armour and over two hundred different types of weapons, which means that unlike fellow Guild-mate Lucy Heartfillia – whose magic relies on summoning Celestial Spirits to fight for her – Erza’s means she also has to be fully trained for physical combat too. No disrespect to Lucy, but I just prefer to see a female character getting more stuck into the action.
Here’s a few more of Erza’s awesome armours:
Honourable mentions: Scissor Blade (Kill la Kill), Sakura’s Sealing Wand (Cardcaptor Sakura), the Death Note (Death Note), Tanuki Balls (Pom Poko), 3D Maneuver Gear (Attack On Titan), Black Lustre Soldier’s Armour (Yu-Gi-Oh!), InuYasha’s Tessaiga sword (InuYasha), San’s mask (Princess Mononoke), Cloud’s Buster Sword (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children), Kanda’s “Mugen” Sword and Allen Walker’s “Crown Clown” form (D.Gray-Man).
There are so many weapons! Which one is my favourite!? I can’t choose! 😦
Wait… I know. My favourite weapon is the Swiss Army Knife of epic anime swords: The 10 Commandments from Rave Master.
The 10 Commandments sword is the blade used by the ‘Rave Master’. Pictured above is the current Rave Master Haru Glory, the protagonist of Rave Master. This blade is huge, and strong enough to be able to cut through anything, even magic shields, but that’s not what makes the sword awesome. During the story of Rave Master, Haru unlocks the ten different forms that the 10 Commandments sword possesses. The first is the Eisenmeteor, which I talked about earlier.
The 10 Commandments sword has nine other forms, and above is the second to emerge. ‘Explosion’ does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a smaller sword, but can create huge explosions when it strikes another object. As the show progresses Haru unlocks more and more powers: ‘Supersonic Speed’; ‘Magic Absorption’; ‘Dual Blades’ that can create Ice and Fire; ‘Air Blasts’; a bigger sword that can break everything; ‘Darkness Destroying Light Beams’; a ‘Berserker Mode’ and finally ‘The Star Raver’, which is the strongest blade form. Ability: just nails.
Every form of the 10 Commandments has a beautiful design, all completely different from the last, and the story makes each reveal a big event. What will it look like? What powers does it have? How can they be used? It’s so fun, and you’re never bogged down with just one ability, the only downside is that you have to switch between forms, but let’s be honest: who cares when you look this good doing it:
Written by The Cosmic Anvil Team.
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