(July 5, 2014 - March 28, 2015)
Aldnoah.Zero is a mecha-anime airing in July 2014, with season one ending at September 2014 at 12 episodes and the second season starting at January 2015 and finished with 12 more episodes.
During the Apollo 17 mission, mankind discovers ancient technology which allows man to travel in space. With this discovery, man began to migrate to Mars as a settlement. However, with the discovery of more powerful ancient technology on Mars, the men settling on Mars seceded themselves from Earth and proclaimed themselves as the Ver Empire, keeping all the Martian technology to themselves. After a declaration of war by the Ver Empire against Earth ends with the alien technology discovered on the Moon destroyed, along with most of the Moon in the process, a cease-fire was declared. In 2014, Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia from the Ver Empire is sent to Earth in a peace mission. However after an assassination attempt was carried out and Asseylum believed to be dead, the 37 Martian Vers Orbital Knights of the Ver Empire launch a full-out attack on Earth in retaliation. The story revolves around a boy named Inaho Kaizuka, who with his classmates, must survive the Martian assault waves by using Kataphrakts, military mechas designed to combat this scenario. But with the humans already outgunned and decimated by the Martian's advanced and nigh-invincible Kataphrakts, Inaho and mankind's chances in this war is slim.
The following weapons were used in the anime series Aldnoah.Zero:
The standard sidearm for the United Forces of Earth throughout the show seems to be the Glock 17.
Glock 17 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm.
Kaoru with her Glock 17. (Ep.8)
Rayet with the Glock aiming at Asseylum. (Ep.10)
Rayet attempts suicide with a Glock 17. (Ep.10)
Rayet returns the Glock 17. (Ep.10)
Inko with her Glock 17. (Ep.12)
Yuki behind Inko and Asseylum with her Glock 17. (Ep.12)
Inaho points his Glock 17 at Slaine. (Ep.12)
A shot of Inaho aiming his sidearm at Slaine in the second season ending. (ED2)
Rayet jams the Glock barrel onto Mazuurek's back. (Ep.17)
Rayet with her Glock on a HMMVV back seat. (Ep.17)
Inaho with the Glock pistol. (Ep.22)
Inaho points his Glock pistol at Slaine. (Ep.24)
Lt. Marito has a SIG-Sauer P220 as his sidearm during the War against the Vers Empire in 1999 in a flashback sequence in "Darkness Visible".
SIG-Sauer P220 Black - .45 ACP
Marito with his P220. (Ep.9)
Marito cocking his P220. (Ep.9)
Marito's dropped P220. (Ep.9)
Marito's P220 on the ground. Note that the right side of the P220 seems to be a mirror of the left from the decocker. (Ep.9)
The Vers uses a fictionalized pistol in the series.
Princess Asseylum aims a Vers pistol at the screen at the end of "heavenly blue". (OP)
Slaine takes a Vers pistol from Trillham. (Ep.3)
Slaine with the pistol taken from Trillham. (Ep.4)
Slaine interrogates a Vers soldier in an elevator with a pistol. (Ep.7)
Crutheo tortures Slain by shoving his sidearm in his mouth. Note the Vers Empire insignia on the grip. (Ep.8)
Slaine points his Vers Pistol at a UFE Kataphrakt. (Ep.12)
Slaine points his Vers Pistol at Inaho. Note the hollowed back iron sight. (Ep.12)
Good shot of the Vers pistol at Inaho's feet in the second season's opening. (OP2)
A shot of Slain aiming his sidearm at Inaho in the second season's ending. (ED2)
Asseylum with the Vers Pistol. (Ep.21)
The Vers Pistol pointed at Slaine. (Ep.21)
Slaine firing the Vers Pistol. (Ep.22)
Klancain with the Vers Pistol. (Ep.22)
A UFE soldier inside Count Saazbaum's Landing Castle shoots at Slaine with a Kedr PP-91
Kedr PP-91 SMG - 9x18mm Makarov
A UFE soldier fires his PP-91 at Slaine. (Ep.12)
Heckler & Koch MP7A1
During the assault on the moon base, the UFE infiltration team is equipped with Heckler & Koch MP7A1s.
Heckler & Koch MP7A1 - 4.6x30mm
A group of UFE commandos with their MP7A1s. (Ep.22)
UFE commandos fire their MP7A1s. (Ep.22)
UFE commandos aiming their MP7A1s. (Ep.22)
UFE commandos with their MP7A1s in the background. (Ep.22)
A UFE commandos aims his MP7A1. (Ep.22)
You can see a UFE commando take cover while gripping his MP7A1. (Ep. 23)
Guards at a UFE-manned prison complex in Yemen are armed with Uzis when Count Mazuurek escapes from the prison. Guards in a prison complex at Episode 24 also are wielding the Uzi.
IMI Uzi with buttstock extended - 9x19mm.
Guards scrambling with their Uzis. (Ep.17)
A prison guard with his Uzi strapped on his back. (Ep.24)
A guard escorting Slaine has an Uzi strapped on his back. The Uzi blends into the darkness so its hard to make it out without a closer look. (Ep.24)
UFE forces are seen with M4 Carbines as their primary weapon, first seen in "This Side of Paradise".
UFE soldiers patrolling near a ruined Kataphrakt. (Ep.13)
UFE soldiers aiming their M4s at captured Vers soldiers. (Ep.13)
Vers Assault Rifle
The Vers ground forces attacking the United Forces of Earth HQ and defending Count Saazbaum's Landing Castles are equipped with that appears to be a fictional assault rifle bearing resemblance to a FN F2000 front and a PP-2000 rear. It is first seen in "Wind, Snow and Stars".
A Vers Soldier cocks his assault rifle. (Ep.11)
A Vers officer with his assault rifle. (Ep.11)
Several Vers soldiers open fire with their assault rifles. (Ep.11)
Vers soldiers defending Count Saazbaum's Landing Castle from the attacking UFE forces. (Ep.12)
Vers soldiers with their assault rifles next to the Count Selnakis' Kataphrakt "Solis". (Ep.13)
The muzzle of the Vers Assault Rifle. (Ep.22)
Vers soldiers firing the assault rifles. (Ep.22)
Vers soldiers with their assault rifles. (Ep.23)
Vers soldiers with their assault rifles behind an Orbital Knight. (Ep.23)
During the Vers War in 1999, The United Forces of Earth has Browning M2 equipped on their tanks in a flashback sequence in "Darkness Visible"..
Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Marito on an Type 90 tank with a M2 Machine gun on top. (Ep.9)
This shot is seen in Marito's flashback. Note the rear of the M2's spade-type handle on the right.
General Dynamics M61 Vulcan
General Dynamics M61 Vulcans are used by United Earth Navy and Air Force vehicles, first seen in "Beyond the Horizon".
M61 Vulcan in a Phalanx mounting - 20x102mm
The UFEN amphibious assault ship Wadatsumi
has a M61 Vulcan in a Phalanx CIWS mount below the bridge. (Ep.4)
s Phalanx mount under the bridge. Three 76mm guns are seen near it. (Ep.5)
A very good closeup of the Wadatsumi'
s Phalanx mount. This is actually a fictional variant, as it appears to have the Optimised Gun Barrels (OGB) of the Block 1B, but lacks the FLIR which is present on all Block 1B mountings. (Ep.5)
The M61 Vulcan firing at a mountainside. (Ep.7)
A Phalanx mount present in the background, mounted on a UFE Navy Ship. (Ep. 24)
GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20mm.
UFEAF F-22 fighters fly towards a Martian Landing Castle. (Ep.2)
A UFEAF F-22 opens fire on a Martian Landing Castle. (Ep.2)
Milkor MGL Mk 1L
Asseylum is seen firing smoke grenades from a MGL Mk. 1L to combat Trillram's Kataphrakt camera receivers in "The Children's Echelon".
Milkor M32 MGL - 40mm. This is one of the screen used props in the film Transformers.
The MGL wielded by Asseylum. (Ep.3)
Asseylum aims the MGL. Note the picatinny railing. (Ep.3)
Asseylum reloads her MGL after expending all smoke grenade rounds. (Ep.3)
Heckler & Koch HK69A1
Inaho uses a Heckler & Koch HK69A1 grenade launcher to fire smoke grenades to inhibit Trillram's navigation in "The Children's Echelon".
Heckler & Koch HK69A1 - 40x46mm
Inaho fires his grenade launcher. (Ep.3)
Heckler & Koch AG36
Yuki Kaizuka uses a Heckler & Koch AG36 as a flare gun to signal an attack in Episode 3.
Heckler & Koch HK69A1 - 40x46mm
Yuki with the Heckler & Koch AG36. (Ep.3)
Vers Rocket Launcer
The Vers forces attacking the UFE HQ and defending Count Saazbaum's Landing Castle have a fictional Vers Rocket Launcher at their disposal in "Wind, Snow and Stars"..
A Vers Soldier aims his Rocket Launcher. (Ep.11)
A Vers soldiers on the left prepares to fire his rocket launcher at Yuki's Kataphrakt. (Ep.12)
M67 hand grenade
Yuki Kaizuka uses a M67 Hand Grenade during the breach of Count Saazbaum's Landing Castle.
Yuki with the M67 hand grenade. Note that she used her teeth to pull the grenade pin. (Ep.12)
Count Klancain uses a grenade against UFE infiltrators in the Moon Base. It has a green cylinder shape.
Klancain with the grenade. (Ep.22)
UFE Kataphrakt Weaponry
The United Forces of Earth and Vers Forces uses mechas called "Kataphrakts". The UFE's current running models are the KG-7 Areion, which is standard issue, and the KG-6 Sleipnir, which is used for training.
A pistol is carried by the UFE Kataphrakts as a sidearm if their primary runs dry.
A KG-6 Sleipnir in the back trains with the pistol. (Ep.1)
A KG-7 Areion firing the pistol at "Electris" behind a control tower. (Ep.2)
A KG-7 Areion fires its pistol at an approaching Vers Kataphrakt "Argyre". (Ep.2)
The Kataphrakt pistol pointed up close to the Vers Kataphrakt "Nilokeras". (Ep.2)
A KG-6 Sleipnir with its pistol. (Ep.12)
The muzzle of the Kataphrakt pistol. Note that it does not have any iron sights, as it is digitally-aimed by the pilot. (Ep.12)
A KG-7 Areion in the back firing its pistol at "Sirenum". (Ep.16)
A KG-7 Areion pointing its pistol at "Ortygia". (Ep.21)
Kataphrakt 75mm Cannon
The main armament of the UFE Kataphrakts. The auto-cannon fires 75mm rounds in a bullpup configuration, with the charging handle on the right side and ejects spent casing upwards. The rounds come in high-explosives (HE), armor-piercing (AP), and tracers to adapt the situation. The cannon can also be equipped with an underslung grenade launcher for extra firepower.
KG-7 Areions fire their 75mm cannons at "Solis". (Ep.2)
A group of KG-7 Areions reload their cannon's underslung grenade launchers. (Ep.2)
A KG-7 Areion aims its cannon. (Ep.2)
A KG-6 Sleipnir reloads the cannon. Note the large magazine in a bullpup configuration. (Ep.4)
A platoon of KG-7 Areion fire their cannons at "Argyre". The front Kataphrakt shows that the cannon can be fire one-handed. (Ep.5)
A first person view of the Kataphrakt's cannon from the pilot's monitors. (Ep.11)
KG-7 Areions firing their cannons. Here we see both the normal and the grenade launcher version of the cannon. (Ep.12)
A KG-6 Sleipnir with the 75mm cannon. (Ep.13)
KG-7 Areions firing their cannons at "Sirenum". (Ep.16)
Kataphrakt Precision Rifle
A rifle carried by the UFE Kataphrakts. It seems to fill in the role of a designated-marksman rifle.
A KG-6 Sleipnir aiming the precision rifle. (Ep.6)
The KG-6 Sleipnir firing the precision rifle. (Ep.7)
The left side of the precision rifle. (Ep.7)
The Kataphrakt aiming the precision rifle. (Ep.7)
Kataphrakt Anti-Materiel Rifle
An anti-materiel rifle wielded by the UFE Kataphrakts. It is capable of destroying structures.
A KG-6 Sleipnir with the anti-materiel rifle. (Ep.1)
The receiver of the anti-materiel rifle. (Ep.3)
The rifle aiming at the bridge. (Ep.3)
Firing the anti-materiel rifle. The muzzle brake creates a stunning muzzle flash. (Ep.3)
A KG-7 Areion with the anti-materiel rifle. (Ep.7)
A KG-7 Areion aims the anti-materiel rifle. (Ep.21)
Another angle of the anti-materiel rifle. (Ep.21)
The full length of the rifle can be seen here. (Ep.21)
Kataphrakt Grenade Launchers
A grenade launcher wielded by UFE Kataphrakts. It works on a lever-action mechanism to load grenades into the firing chamber.
The muzzle of the grenade launcher held by a KG-6 Sleipnir. Here it is wielding two launchers. (Ep.13)
The KG-6 Sleipnir aims the grenade launcher. Note the lever-action at its trigger area. (Ep.13)
The KG-6 Sleipnir properly shoulders its remaining launcher. (Ep.13)
The KG-6 Sleipnir firing the grenade launcher. (Ep.13)
Kataphrakt Recoilless Rifle
A UFE Kataphrakt rifle that is used exclusively in space battles against the Vers forces. It vents out part of the ammo's propellants out through the back.
The muzzle of the recoilless rifle. (Ep.14)
A KG-6 Sleipnir with the recoilless rifle. (Ep.14)
A platoon of KG-7 Areions firing their recoilless rifles. Note how the rifle vents out part of the round's propellant out through the back. (Ep.14)
A lone KG-7 Areion aiming its recoilless rifle. (Ep.14)
A group of KG-7 Areions with the recoilless rifle. (Ep.15)
A KG-6 Sleipnir aims its recoilless rifle at the "Tharsis". (Ep.24)