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Why are firearms so underrated in anime? Most of the time they

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Why are firearms so underrated in anime?

Most of the time they are useless or do only little damage compare to melee weapons.
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Because faggots love mad sword skillz
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>>123532127
Did you ever watch something like Star Wars?
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because superior samurai spirit
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>>123532127
Consider it from a logical perspective.
When you have both swords and guns in the same universe, then guns need to be nerfed so there is a point to swords.
It happened in Dune, it happened in Star Wars. It happens in anime as well.
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>>123532410
Wait, there were swords in Dune?
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>>123532456
There were knives.
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Japs don't know how guns work and it's cooler to see someone use a sword or something rather than just shoot someone
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>>123532456
Knives, read the books.
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>>123532127

Because swords are cool!
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>>123532456
yes, along with shields, whips, and force fields
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>>123532127
You can't really fight with guns, you just kill with them. Both fighters would have to miss all the fucking time and that doesn't look too cool. With melee weapons you can block dodge and other shit plus some neat techniques to show some skill. It's just more exciting to watch. Gunfights are more about suspense for me, because you know how fucked someone is with a single hit.
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Because it's easier to make fistfighting/melee-fighting look better than gunplay.

But guns utterly trivialize the sword. That's why the bad guy's ultimate weapon in Yojimbo was a fucking revolver.

So you've got to nerf its utility or boost the abilities of the dude with a sword to absurd levels to make it plausible why people aren't just riddling the guy with bullets and calling it a day.
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>>123532508
Is this his mom in the mirror taking the picture?
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>>123532127
I'm ashamed how much I'm enjoying this webm.
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>>123532127
I am a powerlevelfag and I will try to give you an explanation.
It mostly depend on the setting and how much the character are allowed to evolve physically.
For example in a realistic setting, guns will effective becuase character would at best be comparable to olympics athletes. meanwhile if you are in a sci-fy/fantasy setting, character could have physical capabilites (Strenght,Reaction time,Speed,Durability,etc) beyond what is possible in the real so they could react/move faster than the nuzzle speed of normal guns(if they based in real world one) making them useless.
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>>123532127
I'm sorry I didnt bother with the 3rd season, but am I missing something or is Master Yoda the new mc?
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>>123532597
>Both fighters would have to miss all the fucking time and that doesn't look too cool.
Watch Trigun.
Watch Grenadier.
Watch Noir.
Feel bad about yourself.
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>>123532127
Only Kenshin managed to mix swords and guns together and not mess up
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>>123532786
Master Yoda here is actually Kirito as a trap. That girl that looks like she desperately wants his dick is shit out of luck 'cause he doesn't have one at the moment.
I shit you not.
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>>123532901
I really love Noir but the gunplay was often dry, or just mixed up with acrobatics or just cat-and-mouse stuff.
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>>123532925
>he doesn't have one at the moment.
But he does.
He's a trap, not a genderbender.
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>>123532127
Shino face reminds me of this
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>>123532925
>trap
>doesn't have a dick at the moment

do you put even the slightest thought to what you write?
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>>123532901
Also, Jormungand, Requiem for the Phantom, and Black Lagoon.
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>>123532127
Well I assume you are talking about a fantasy setting and that's because guns are seen as a scientific weapon rather than a mystical one.
For instance in most anime where the swords are stronger than weapons the sword is often an ancient super weapon or an advanced futuristic piece of weaponry with fake alloys that make it super good plus it's being branded by the chosen one or a super soldier.

Basically it boils down to how cool it looks, since gun fights are often ranged fights and sword fights are close and personal. I personally like it when guns are accurately represented in anime but I am a sucker for fantasy settings and weapons so I'd choose the sword over the gun.
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>>123532959
>>123532970
What I meant to say was, his character is female.
Or am I wrong there? I seemed to have purged most of the things about it from my mind, sorry Anons.
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>>123532922
That's because Kenshin had a different goal in mind.
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>>123532127
It takes more talent and hard work to make shootouts cinematic, compared to melee fights
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>tfw my nigga brought guns to a sword fight
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>>123533081
His character is feminine, but is not female. He still has dick and doesn't have boobs.
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>>123532127
Because swords are much more honorable and can be made of Japanese steel.
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>>123533224
Still got rekt tho.
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Is there any anime where gun beat sword?
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>>123532410
The swords in SW are only that good because they can block lasers are used by fucking precognitive mages though. Non-Force sensitives can only swing them around blindly and get shot by blaster bolts like idiots.
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>>123533676
Cowboy Bebop?
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>>123532207
this
as HK-47 said "if I see one more idiot attacking a Jedi with a blaster pistol, then I'll kill them myself"
We are talking magical shit here
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>>123533676
Fullmetal Panic has a superb Indiana Jones reference.

Why do I keep confusing the names? Brb, punching myself in the face for a few minutes.
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>>123533700
So, just like always.
Useless goons use guns. Super-warriors use swords.
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>>123533849
The guns can beat the swords though. And there's no rule to Force sensitives not using blasters outside of ego getting in the way. There were more than a few Jedi who didn't give a fuck and brought blasters to a lightsaber fight.
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>>123532983
mooks get killed in black lagoon and that one episode in jormagand where both characters in the gunfight have plot armor was just retarded
bad guy cant hit jonah standing in the open feet away
still manages to one shot a police sniper on a rooftop

if guns cant kill they are useless, but you cant kill off all the characters all the time so guns get nerfed
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>>123533966
>The guns can beat the swords though.
Yeah, just like always.
Do you even watch the anime you watch?
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>>123533676

Trigun.

>>123533721

Wasn't that a 'draw' though?
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>>123533224
And he was winning too, until that faggot Shunshui started cheating.
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>>123532127
You can say what shit you want about SAO, but this scene was awesome.
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>>123534300
>awesome

You mean ridiculous.
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>>123534300
>awesome

Haha, look at the retard and laugh! There hasn't been any real sense of suspense in the VRMMO bit of SAO since, well SAO.
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>>123534084
Spike lives.
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>>123533966
>Disney made all that non-canon
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>>123534300
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>>123534519
>>123534604
>>123534714

If you don't think this was cool, I'm afraid its not me who has a shit taste.
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>>123532127
Because they are no fun to watch.
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>What is Gunslinger Girl
>What is Madlax
>What is Noir
>What is El Cazador
>What is Jormungand
>What is Black Lagoon
>What is HotD
>What is any action anime not made for kids who love mad skillz with the epic japanese katana
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