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A lot of strange ideas can come out of anime sometimes, and that includes the weapons that are used.
Many anime characters have weapons that either defy physics or look just plain silly. Some of them do not exist, while others would never actually work in real life.
1. Machinegun Mounted Segways (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)
In the first episode, our hero, Kinji, finds himself bicycling for his life as a bomb strapped to his seat is set to explode if he pedals slower than a certain speed.
All the while, he is being chased by a remote-controlled Segway. Not only that, the Segway is mounted with a loudspeaker warning him about the bomb, and a machinegun to take him out if the bomb doesn’t.
2. Staplers (Bakemonogatari)
While children can probably pull off threatening each other with staplers, how likely is someone to back down if a high school girl threatened to staple him?
In Bakemonogatari, staplers are Hitagi Senjougahara’s weapon of choice, and surprisingly, she can use them to force her manservant into submission.
3. Neko Neko Knuckles (Ookamisan and Seven Companions)
High school students can come up with some crazy and cute inventions. In Ookamisan, one such invention are the neko neko knuckles. They are essentially boxing gloves shaped like cat heads and electrified.
Anime such as Inuyasha and Shangri-La feature a large boomerang as a weapon. It can be used to attack opponents from a distance and always returns to the user.
Anyone who has played with a boomerang in real life will know that once it hits something, it’s not coming back.
5. Rose (Sailor Moon)
Tuxedo Mask and his red rose have saved Sailor Moon plenty of times while she was in a bind, but I doubt it would work in real life.
6. Rocket Hammer (Battle Angel Alita)
Hammers can be used as deadly blunt weapons, but installing a rocket booster in one just seems like a bad idea.
Unlike in anime, I doubt many people would be able to hold onto a rocket, much less move it around to hit a target.
7. Paper (Read or Die)
Besides being able to write on it, it can be used to stop bullets and protect you from explosions if you had enough of it. Unfortunately, paper would probably not make an effective weapon.
Even if you were able to shoot sheets of paper through the air at high speed, it’s not going to do much, especially against modern weapons.
8. Breast Missile (Mahoromatic)
The name speaks for itself.
9. Giant Steel Penis (Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera)
OK, so it might not actually be a giant penis, but when a steel rod shoots out of a monster’s crotch, it’s difficult imagining what else it could be.
No matter how hard it is, using this tool to try to fight your opponents is just a bad idea, especially if they have a sharp or heavy weapon.
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