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Aria the Scarlet Ammo

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Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011)

Aria the Scarlet Ammo (緋弾のアリア Hidan no Aria ) is an anime television series animated by Studio J.C.Staff and based on the Japanese light novel series by Chūgaku Akamatsu. The series began airing on April 14, 2011 to July 12, 2011.

In this story, a system known as "Butei" (abbreviation of Busou Tantei[武装探偵], meaning "Armed Detective") was established as a qualification course to help curb the worsening crime rates in the world. Several specializations made into divisions exist for the "Butei" system, but all have the right to be armed and could arrest criminals as long as it falls under the conduct of the "Butei Law". Kinji Tohyama is a Butei student at Tokyo Butei High, but wants to quit due to personal reasons. However he was attacked by a criminal known as the "Butei Killer" and during the encounter, he meets with Butei prodigy Aria H. Kanzaki, who saves him. His story and interactions with this mysterious girl culminates into the series' story line.

A spin-off titled Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA was released in 2015.

The following weapons were used in the anime series Aria the Scarlet Ammo:


Colt Government Model

Aria H. Kanzaki's personal weapons are a pair of Colt Government Model handguns, one with a blued finish, the other stainless steel. Both weapons have custom grips similar to Hogue wraparound rubber 1911 grips and triggers, and the blued one seems to have the slide release, thumb safety, and trigger colored crimson.

Western Arms airsoft replica of Aria H. Kanzaki's custom Government Models.
The series logo with Aria's Government Models on it. (OP)
Two Colt Government Models on a table. (OP)
Aria with her two Government Models in an intermission image.
Aria with her a pair of Colt Government in her introduction. (Ep.1)
Aria dual-shooting her Colt Government Models at automated Uzi Segways. (Ep.1)
An embarrassed Aria with her two Colt Government Models. (Ep.1)
Aria establishes her dominance with her Government Models. (Ep.1)
Aria firing her blued Government Model. (Ep.3)
Aria points her two Colt Government Models at a suspect. (Ep.4)
Riko in front with a Government Model in a continuity error where she is suppose to have a Walther P99. An animator's mistake. (Ep.4)
Kinji borrowing Aria's blued Government Model in one scene. (Ep.5)
Aria's two Government Models brought to aim. (Ep.12)

Beretta 92FS Inox

Kinji Tohyama's personal weapon is a Beretta 92FS Inox that has been converted to with different fire modes, consisting of single-shot, three-shot burst, and full-automatic.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Western Arms airsoft replica of Kinji Tohyama's custom Beretta 92FS Inox. Note the selector switch in place of the safety lever.
Kinji with his Beretta 92FS Inox in his shoulder holster at an intermission screen.
Kinji's Beretta left out in the open with ammunition and its safety off. (Ep.1)
Hotogi Shirayuki gives Kinji his Beretta Inox. (Ep.1)
Kinji prepares to flip his Beretta's safety to "off". (Ep.1)
Kinji points his Beretta 92FS Inox at a suspect. (Ep.4)
Kinji points his Inox at the "Butei Killer". (Ep.4)
Kinji pursues the kidnapper "Durandal" with his Beretta Inox. (Ep.8)
Kinji about to fire his Beretta 92FS. In this scene, he fires the Beretta in automatic mode, firing about 8 rounds in a few seconds. (Ep.8)
Kinji cocks his Beretta pistol. (Ep.10)
A FPS view through Kinji's Beretta 92FS Inox. (Ep.10)
A view on the safety lever of the Beretta, which has become a selector switch with a 1-3-A-safe. (Ep.12)
Kinji with his Beretta 92FS Inox. (Ep.12)

Beretta 92FS

A Butei student is seen firing his Beretta 92FS at a firing range.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
The barrel of the Beretta 92FS. (Ep.3)

Heckler & Koch Mark 23

Ryou Shiranui, an Assault-specialized student, is seen getting some range time with his duty weapon, a Heckler & Koch Mark 23, complete with its trademark LAM.

Heckler & Koch Mk. 23 SOCOM with LAM Module (airsoft version) - .45 ACP.
Ryou points his Mk.23 down range. (Ep.2)
Ryou with his LAM equipped Mk.23. (Ep.2)

Walther P99

Riko Mine's personal weapons are a pair of Walther P99 pistols.

Walther P99 - 9mm.
Riko draws her Walther P99 on Kinji. (Ep.4)
Riko pulls out her dual P99. (Ep.4)
Riko points her P99 pistol. (Ep.4)
Riko fires her P99. (Ep.4)
Riko on the left with her two P99s. (Ep.4)
Aria grappling Riko's arms so she is unable to use her P99s. (Ep.4)
Riko about to place her P99 on Aria's clothes for point-blank range. (Ep.4)
Here we see the P99 trigger from the right side. (Ep.4)
Riko with her P99s. (Ep.5)
Riko drawing her P99. (Ep.9)
A subdued Riko with her P99. (Ep.12)
Riko with her P99. (OVA)

Heckler & Koch VP70

Several Butei students who decide to take on an automated Technical driving alongside their bus use the Heckler & Koch VP70.

Heckler & Koch VP70Z - 9x19mm
Three Butei students with their VP70 pistols. (Ep.3)
"We're Butei! We're not gonna back down!" (Ep.3)
One of the Butei students prepare to cock his VP70. (Ep.3)
The three Butei students take cover with their VP70s. (Ep.3)

Glock 17

Adseard cheerleaders use Glock 17s in their act.

Glock 17 (3rd Gen) - 9x19mm
The cheerleaders blast their pompoms out of the sky with their Glocks. Except Aria, who still has her Government Models. (Ep.8)

Glock 18C

Umeko Tsuzuri carries a Glock 18C as her personal weapon.

Glock 18C (3rd Gen) - 9x19mm
Tsuzuri points her Glock 18C at Mutou's head. Note the fire selector at the rear of the slide. (OVA)
Tsuzuri pointing her Glock 18C at Mutou again for saying something rather witty. (OVA)
Tsuzuri draws her Glock 18C. Note the compensator cuts on the barrel. (OVA)
Tsuzuri on the left draws her Glock 18C at the hot springs landlady. (OVA)

Walther PPK/S

Tooru Sayonaki has a two-tone Walther PPK/S as his personal side arm.

Walther PPK/S stainless - .380 ACP.
Tooru pulls his PPK/S. (Ep.12)
Tooru with his PPK/S as he gloats. (Ep.12)

Remington 1866 Derringer

Riko Mine uses Remington 1866 Derringer as a back-up firearm. Curiously, she mentions she only has one shot left at this point, yet the derringer is double-barreled, why she left the other barrel unloaded is unknown.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. Polished Steel with yellow pearl grips
Riko cocks the derringer hammer. (Ep.12)
Riko fires the derringer. (Ep.12)

Submachine Gun


Several IMI Uzi submachine guns are seen mounted on automated Segways used as hunter-killer drones, and on automated versions of the Renault Spider as automated Technicals.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
An IMI Uzi on a Segway pursues Kinji. (Ep.1)
A view on the right side of the Uzi. (Ep.1)
Several Uzi Segways fire onto their target. (Ep.1)
IMI Uzi sub-machine gun mounted on an automated technical using a Renault Spider. (Ep.3)
A clearer shot of the automated Renault Spider. The Uzi is just in front of the roll cage. (Ep.3)
Full view of the Uzi's firing contraption on the technical. (Ep.3)
The Uzi on the automated technical. (Ep.3)
A view through the thermal optics on the Uzi-equipped technicals. (Ep.3)

Sa. Vz. 61 Skorpion

The Landlady is seen wielding a Sa. Vz. 61 Skorpion with a black pistol grip.

CZ Vz. 61 E / Yugoslavian made M84 distinguishable by its black pistol grip - .32 ACP
The landlady draws her Skorpion. (OVA)
The landlady on the right pulls a Skorpion on Tsuzuri. (OVA)

Machine Gun

M61 Vulcan

A JASDF F-15J is equipped with a M61 Vulcan.

GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20mm
The F-15J which would have a M61 vulcan. (Ep.5)

Sniper Rifle

SVD Dragunov

Reki uses a SVD Dragunov sniper rifle as her weapon of choice.

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R
The muzzle brake of the Dragunov. (Ep.3)
Reki looking through the scope of her Dragunov. (Ep.3)
A view through the Dragunov scope. (Ep.3)
The lower receiver of the Dragunov. (Ep.3)
Reki firing the Dragunov. (Ep.3)
Reki and her Dragunov. (Ep.3)
Reki with her bipod-equipped Dragunov. (Ep.7)
Reki with her Draugnov slinged on her back. (Ep.10)
Reki places her Dragunov down while near a tamed wolf. (Ep.10)
Reki with her Dragunov. (OVA)

Other Weapons

M18A1 Claymore

Aria sets up a M18A1 Claymore to establish her territory in Kinji's room.

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
A M18 claymore on the left of the two mines. (Ep.2)
A M18 claymore set up above two land mines. (Ep.2)

Land mine

Aria sets up two landmines of unknown identity along with a claymore to mark her territory.

Two land mines on the right of the claymore. (Ep.2)
The territorial line inscriptions translates to "Cross this line and die." (Ep.2)

M83 smoke grenade

"Durandal" uses a M83 smoke grenade to create a smoke screen for her withdrawal.

M83 smoke grenade
"Durandal" unveils three smoke grenades in her robes. (Ep.8)
The smoke grenades producing white smoke. (Ep.8)

Advanced Taser M26

Tooru Sayonaki uses a Advanced Taser M26 to stun Riko.

Advanced Taser M26
The taser dart as it electrocutes Riko. (Ep.12)
Tooru drops the expended taser. (Ep.12)

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