JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (S1) - 2012-2013
The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Part 1: Phantom Blood
British police officers in the intro sequence and in Episode 3 ("Youth With Dio") use late-model Webley RIC revolvers. Jonathan Joestar and Robert Speedwagon also commandeer these revolvers.
Webley RIC No. 1 New Model with 4.5" barrel - .476 Enfield
British police officers fire their revolvers in the OP sequence, "JoJo ~A Fate Determined By His Blood~".
A slightly later frame, showing the flying bullets.
These bullets are rendered somewhat oddly, being shown with a full brass jacket and a dimple on the exposed lead at the base. They may have been partially drawn based on unfired cartridges.
The police officers open fire on Dio. Note the onomatopoeia, a staple of the series.
The policemen hold their revolvers in the background.
A close-up shot of one of the revolvers, as Jonathan reaches to grab it.
Jonathan holds the revolver on Dio.
A close-up shot of the revolver's trigger.
Dio presses his face into the revolver's muzzle.
Speedwagon fires another commandeered revolver.
Jonathan and Speedwagon hold their revolvers.
Speedwagon holds his revolver.
Speedwagon and the two remaining police officers aim their revolvers.
A dead police officer drops his revolver in front of Speedwagon.
A later frame, giving a different view of the revolver.
Part 2: Battle Tendency
Colt Official Police
In Episode 10 ("New York's JoJo"), one of the two New York City police officers wields what appears to be a Colt Official Police revolver.
Colt Official Police with 4" barrel - .38 Special
The police officer draws his revolver.
Another view of the revolver. The muzzle appears somewhat oversized, though this is likely an issue of perspective.
A close-up shot of the hammer moving backwards as the policeman pulls the trigger.
A shot of the frame as Joseph's bottlecap flies towards the policeman's finger.
Another shot, giving a good view of the revolver's frame.
Webley Mk VI
In Robert Speedwagon's flashback in Episode 10, one of the hijackers onboard Speedwagon's airplane wields a revolver, seemingly a Webley Mk VI.
Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
The hijacker points his revolver at Joseph.
Another view of the revolver.
The other two hijackers use M1A1 Thompson submachine guns without handguards. Seeing as this scene takes place in 1933, the M1A1 is anachronistic.
The hijacker points his Thompson at Joseph.
A full view of the submachine gun's profile.
The third hijacker in the background with his Thompson.
The hijacker hits Joseph in the face with his Thompson.
The two other hijackers watch, with the one in the middle holding his M1A1 vertical.
The rear hijacker points his Thompson at Joseph.
At the end of Episode 10 and the beginning of Episode 11 ("The Game Master"), Joseph Joestar uses an M1928 Thompson submachine gun with a 50-round drum magazine against Straizo.
M1928 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Joseph draws his M1928 Thompson. It isn't clear where he was carrying it.
Joseph fires the Thompson.
Another view. Note the star-shaped muzzle flash, inconsistent with the M1928's Cutts compensator.
A close-up shot of the submachine gun's ejection port.
Joseph firing the submachine gun, while Smokey Brown asks a rhetorical question.
Another frame from the stitched shot above.
Joseph ceases firing. Note how there are bullet impacts at the base of the window; it isn't clear how or why Joseph would shoot there.
Joseph holding his Thompson upright while standing at the window.
Joseph kicks a table while holding his Thompson.
Joseph holds the weapon towards the ground while ignoring Smokey next to him.
Joseph inspects a fired .45 ACP bullet.
Smokey and Joseph react to Straizo standing up.
Joseph with his Thompson listening to Straizo. Note how the stock is colored black in this frame.
A dramatic shot of Joseph with his M1928.
A close-up of the muzzle.
Another close-up shot, showing the trigger; the weapon clicks empty as Joseph attempts to fire it.
Joseph grabs his Thompson by the barrel.
He lifts the weapon over his head.
He then swings it. Due to this being an intermediary frame, the stock is blurry, and the barrel is bent.
Joseph's strike hitting Straizo.
Straizo getting sent through a window by Joseph's stock-bash.
Joseph attempting to finish Straizo by channeling Hamon through his Thompson.
Another frame from the above scene.
Mk 2 hand grenade
After failing to kill Straizo with his Thompson, Joseph uses several Mk 2 hand grenades against Straizo.
Joseph reveals the Mk 2 hand grenade hidden in Straizo's scarf.
A close-up shot of the pin being removed from the grenade.
Straizo removes the grenade from his scarf.
A close-up shot of the grenade, revealing several wires tucked under the fuse assembly.
A later frame, showing how these wires are connected to several pins.
These pins were attached to the nine additional grenades hidden in Straizo's scarf. As with the Thompson, it isn't clear where Joseph was hiding these.
8.8cm FlaK 36
During Episode 11's explanation of World War II, German soldiers are seen firing an 8.8cm FlaK 36 anti-aircraft cannon.
8.8cm FlaK 36 - 88x571mmR
German soldiers firing the FlaK.
In Episode 12 ("The Pillar Man"), two of the German guards outside the secret facility in Mexico use rifles; while they are not particularly detailed, their general features (and the context) make the most likely choice the Karabiner 98k. Later on in the same episode, another guard inside the facility uses a similar rifle.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
The muzzle of the guard's rifle is seen over his shoulder.
The guards with their rifles slung.
The guards point their rifles at Joseph.
Another view, from behind the guards.
A side-on shot of the rifles; note the odd angle of their stocks.
A closer view. The rifles' receivers are simplistic in design.
One of the guards yells at Joseph; here, the receiver appears to be more detailed.
The guards hold their rifles. The structure under the barrel appears to be either an oversized cleaning rod or a misplaced gas tube.
The guards are hit with coconuts; this is the last time their rifles are seen.
The guard in the center holds a similar rifle.
The majority of the German guards inside the secret facility use MP40 submachine guns. Santana also takes one and disassembles it in Episode 13, "JoJo vs. The Ultimate Lifeforms". As this scene takes place in 1938, they are anachronistic. A slightly more appropriate choice would have been the MP38 submachine gun.
A guard next to Rudol von Stroheim with an MP40 slung over his shoulder.
Stroheim warns a guard with a slung MP40.
The guard removes the submachine gun from his shoulder.
Some of the guards react to Santana's appearance with MP40s slung over their shoulders.
The guards hold their MP40s; note their somewhat skewed proportions.
A later frame; note that their submachine guns are now more correctly proportioned.
The guards fire their MP40s at Santana.
The guards holding their empty weapons. Here they appear to have been drawn too large.
The guards react to their MP40s' ineffectiveness; the center-left guard appears to be pulling his gun's cocking handle.
The guards stand back, holding their MP40s.
A close-up shot of the receiver of an MP40 as the guard holding it is shot by Santana.
The guard falls, with the surrounding guards watching and holding their MP40s.
The three remaining guards holding their submachine guns; note that their guns' stocks are folded, despite having been unfolded in the previous shot.
The guard at the right holds an MP40.
An MP40's barrel can be seen in the bottom-right.
An MP40 on the floor to the right of Joseph.
Santana reaches for the MP40. Note how it lacks a stock.
Santana holds the MP40. Despite the previous shot showing it without one, it now has an unfolded stock.
Another frame of Santana examining the MP40.
Santana separates the MP40's upper and lower receivers.
Santana unscrews the barrel nut.
Santana removes the grip panels, despite not having a screwdriver.
Joseph, Speedwagon, and von Stroheim watch as Santana disassembles the MP40.
One of the guards inside the secret facility uses a Walther P38 pistol.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Rudol von Stroheim uses a Model 24 Stielhandgranate at the end of Episode 12.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Stroheim draws the grenade.
A close-up of the grenade's head. These markings read "VOR GEBRAUCH SPRENGKAPSEL EINSETZEN", which means "BEFORE USE INSERT DETONATOR".
Stroheim holds the grenade.
Stroheim unscrews the safety cap.
The detonator string is revealed.
A close-up of the cap threading and string.
Stroheim holds the grenade.
Stroheim puts the grenade in his mouth.
The grenade in Stroheim's mouth. Note its somewhat odd profile.
Stroheim holding the grenade. Note the exaggerated size of the head's base ring.
A close-up shot of the grenade.
Stroheim prepares to arm the grenade.
Stroheim pulls out the detonator string with his teeth.
The last shot of Stroheim with his grenade.
The grenade explodes as Joseph attempts to get closer.
Another shot of the explosion. How it didn't kill Joseph isn't clear.
Fictional Machine Gun
Rudol von Stroheim has a collapsible machine gun of apparently fictional design in his torso in Episode 19 ("A Race Toward the Brink"). According to Stroheim, it fires at 600 rounds per minute, and is capable of piercing 30 millimeters of steel. After this episode, it also appears in the ending sequence.
The ammunition belt of the machine gun.
The machine gun's belt feed opening.
A view of the belt winding into Stroheim's body.
Stroheim striking a pose.
The machine gun emerges from Strohiem's torso.
The weapon's sight unfolds.
A closer view of the machine gun.
Stroheim firing at Kars. Here, the belt appears to be CGI.
Another view of the weapon firing. The spent cases are unusually short here.
A view of the flip-up sight used to aim the weapon. It appears to use a single magnifying lens.
A view of the belt. Again, it appears to be rendered with CGI.
A shot of the muzzle. The barrel is shown reciprocating when the weapon fires, indicating a recoil-operated design.
Several bullets slashed by Kars.
More slashed bullets. Despite supposedly being armor-piercing rounds, these lack any sort of separate core.
Kars approaches Stroheim. Note the different color palette. This is the weapon's normal appearance, with the previous shots having been altered in the show's production.
Kars slashes the machine gun in two.
Stroheim firing his machine gun in the ED sequence, "Roundabout".
Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun
In the exposition sequence in Episode 24 ("The Ties That Bind JoJo"), George Joestar II's biplane is fitted with a pair of Vickers Aircraft Machine Guns.
Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun - .303 British
George Joestar II's biplane with its Vickers Aircraft Machine Guns at the front.
A closer shot of George Joestar II and his machine guns.
In Episode 25 ("The Birth of a Superbeing"), the seaplane that Jonathan steals is fitted with a pair of MG17 machine guns, which he uses against Kars.
Joseph fires the machine guns.
The machine guns are visible as the plane touches the water. They are absent in several other shots.
Rudol von Stroheim's Weapons
In Episode 26 ("The Ascendant One"), Rudol von Stroheim is seen in Stalingrad with a variety of weapons, listed below.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
MAC-10 with Sionics Two-Stage Sound Suppressor - .45 ACP
An additional two weapons appear. The one on the left is a Walther P38
, and the one on the right is a MAC-10
with a suppressor. As this scene takes place in 1943, the latter weapon is anachronistic.
The final frame in which the weapons are shown.