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The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Dantalian no Shoka
Dantalian no Shoka Cover.jpg
Promotional Art
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Language Japanese
Channel TV Tokyo
Creator Yutaka Uemura
Genre Fantasy
Broadcast July 16, –
October 1, 2011
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 12
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hugh Anthony Disward Daisuke Ono
Dalian Miyuki Sawashiro



The Mystic Archives of Dantalian is a 12 episode Japanese anime television. The series takes place in England, sometime after World War 1, the main character Hugh Anthony Disward, also known as Huey, inherits his grandfather's mansion and his personal library. In the library, Huey meets Dantalian who is the keeper of the Phantom Books. After agreeing to become a key keeper for Dantalian, they travel to places, to restore the Phantom Books where incidents related to the power of the Phantom Books occurs at.

The following weapons were used in the anime series The Mystic Archives of Dantalian:

Contents


Revolvers

Webley Mk. VI

Lord Hugh Anthony Disward (AKA "Huey") uses a Webley .455 Mk VI with wooden grips as his personal sidearm for most of the series that he received from his service in the Royal Flying Corps (1917) and later Royal Air Force (1918). He is seen using the revolver in Ep. 01 "Turn-up Book", Ep. 02 "Book of Fetus", Ep. 04 "Book of Soul Exchange" (which is a homage to Stephen King's novel Misery), Ep. 05 "The Magician's Daughter", Ep. 07 "The Perfumer", Ep. 09 "Book of Twilight" and Ep. 12 "Song of the Unseen Tomorrow". In a few episodes, the revolver can be seen reloaded by him with single rounds.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
The drawn "lucky charm", as he calls it to Dalian, in his hand.
Huey, not asking what creature is attacking them, starts firing the Webley. Note the great muzzle flash.
Later in this episode, he points his revolver at a dragon.
Loading in some loose rounds (Ep. 01).
View of the left side while aiming at a Golem (Ep. 02).
His Webley on the ground as he was forced to drop it (Ep. 04).
Opening up the Webley; the bullets jump out of the cylinder (Ep. 05)
Huey brandishes his revolver during an encounter (Ep. 07).
Close-up of the barrel and front sight what seems this time to be from an Enfield No. 2 Mk. I revolver (Ep. 09).
Wounded Huey holds his smoking Webley (Ep. 12).

Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin

A decease gunman in Ep. 07 "The Perfumer" was armed with a Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin, by telling by the hammer and the front of the gun. As in like the barrel which seems similar to the Gasser revolver.

Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin - 11.75 x 36mm Gasser
The revolver in the dead man's hand.

Enfield Mk. II

Another suitor is loading his revolver, which appears to be an Enfield Mk II. It shows to have a fluted cylinder and has a break open ejection.

Enfield Mk. II - .476 Enfield
On the left, note the specific cylinder.

Pistols

Bergmann Model 1901

One of the robbers is armed with a Bergmann Model 1901 in Ep. 03 "Book of Wisdom / Queen of the Night".

Bergmann "Simplex" M1901 - 8x18 mm Simplex
The robber points his pistol at Dalian's head.
A detailed view of the Bergmann.
The held pistol in the center.

FN Browning 1903

In Ep. 05 "The Magician's Daughter", one of Viola's suitors is armed with what appears to be an FN Browning 1903.

FN Browning Model 1903 Pocket - 9 x 20mm Browning Long
Note the ornate engravings and a squared-off trigger guard.

FN Model 1910

One of the guardsmen uses what looks like a stainless steel FN Model 1910 in Ep. 10 "Phantom Score".

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Note the raised sights.

Webley & Scott Mk. I

The London police in Ep. 12 "Song of the Unseen Tomorrow", are all armed with Webley & Scott Mk I pistols, against some zombies.

Webley & Scott Mk. I - .455 Webley Auto
A line of policemen armed with the Webley & Scott pistols.

Philadelphia Derringer

The Philadelphia Derringer is used by the Professor and tells that it was the pistol that killed president Lincoln (Episode 12).

Philadelphia Derringer - .44 Cal.
The Professor holds up the pistol...
... and discribes what the gun did.
Close-up of the trigger guard.

Rifle

M1 Garand

One of the suitors is seen carrying an M1 Garand in Ep. 05 "The Magician's Daughter".

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Note the operating rod and the rear handguard, but the front barrel seems to be a little bit different. Since the story takes place in 1920, this rifle is an anachronism.

Shotguns

Exposed Double Barrel Shotgun

The Double Barrel Shotgun was first used in Ep. 04 "Book of Soul Exchange" by Paula. In Ep. 05 "The Magician's Daughter", some of the suitors are armed with Double Barrel Shotgun and Huey used it also.

J. Stevens and Company 1878 - 12 gauge.
The percussion caps is seen...
... and the stock.
This gun seems to be a Swallow of London Double Barrel Shotgun.
Huey holds a shotgun in his left hand.

Machine guns

Vickers Mk. I

British soldiers can be seen operating Vickers machine gun in a memory (which was actually a real photo during the first World War).

Vickers Mk. I with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
British Vickers machine gun crew with PH-type anti-gas helmets during the Battle of the Somme.
British soldier operating a Vickers machine gun with a ribbed water jacket.

Chauchat Mle. 1915

One of the suitors seems to be using a Chauchat Light Machine Gun (Episode 5).

Chauchat Mle 1915 - 8x50mmR Lebel
The suitor on the left protecting Viola.
Suitor shoots from Chauchat LMG. Note the typical "half-moon" magazine.

Model 1874 Gatling Gun

A group of suitors brought a Model 1874 Gatling Gun with a Broadwell drum (Episode 5).

Colt Gatling Gun with Bruce Feed Guide - .45-70
The Broadwell drum is seen mounted on the Gatling gun.
A view of the gun's incorrect eight barrels (made only with 10 in reality). Note the right side mounted sight confirming it to be an M1874.

St. Étienne Mle. 1907

A German soldier is seen firing a St. Étienne Mle 1907 machine gun in Ep. 11 "The Mystic Archives of Raziel". Since this machine gun was used by the French army, it was a captured machine gun from the French.

St. Étienne Mle. 1907 - 8x50mmR Lebel
Firing the machine gun, while it's on a mount.
The machine gun seem to be belt fed as there is an ammo box, containing some ammo belts.

Aircraft Machine Guns

Note: Except for the MG14, most of the mounted aircraft weapons are seen in Ep. 11 "The Mystic Archives of Raziel".

Parabellum MG14

German Gotha G. V bombers in Ep. 06 "Libricide", are armed with Parabellum MG14s.

Parabellum MG14 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The bombers with the mounted Parabellum MGs.

Vickers Aircraft

British Sopwith Camel, which is also flown by Huey, and Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 biplanes are armed with Vickers Aircraft Machine Guns. Two French SPAD S.XIII are also armed with Vickers.

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun
A cockpit view of a SPAD fighter pilot.
The rear view of the Vickers.
The front view of the Vickers machine guns.
The muzzle flash of the Vickers machine guns.

Lewis Gun

A pilot has a Lewis Gun mounted on his Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 biplane.

Aircraft mounted Lewis Gun - .303 British
Lewis Gun mounted on the pilot's Aircraft.

Maxim LMG 08/15

Ilas Alcock's Fokker Dr.I Triplane is equipped with a pair of Maxim LMG 08/15s.

Maxim LMG 08/15 "Spandau" Air-Cooled - 7.92x57mm Mause
Ilas fires his Maxim LMG 08/15 during a dogfight with a Sopwith Camel.
You can see most of the technical detail of the Maxim LMG 08/15.
A first person view from his cockpit.

Other

Mark I Tank

In a photograph, a Mark 1 tank is sown with a QF 6 pounder Hotchkiss.

Mark I "male" tank, named C-15, near Thiepval, 25 September 1916.
Dantalian WW1 Mark 1Tank.JPG

10.5 cm leFH 16

After the picture of the Mark I tank, a Feldhaubitze 16 appears.

Krupp 10.5 cm leichte Feldhaubitze 16.
This is actually a scene from the 1928 French movie Verdun: Visions of History.

Various of guns

In the crowd you can see a lot of other firearms such as a Sawed Off Double Barrel Shotgun, a Gatling gun (Episode 5).

Dantalian Guns 5-11-.JPG

21 cm Krupp Paris-Geschütz

During a WWI sequence in Episode 11, the Paris Gun was shown fired.

21-cm Krupp Paris-Geschütz / Pariser Kanone L/162 (Paris Gun).
This gun had a range of 130 km. Due to the length of the bullet flight, the rotation of the globe had to be calculated at the shot values during this time, so that the shelling was actually a shot at a moving target.
The gun does its task which earned it the name. You can see the massive blowback of this "supergun".


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