Angel Cop

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Angel Cop (1989 - 1994)

Angel Cop is a six part OVA from DAST Corporation and Studio 88. Comparable to Mad Bull 34, Angel Cop was one of Manga Entertainment UK's early 90's releases that became notorious for it's over-the-top violence, inconsistent animation quality, low-quality "punched-up" dub, and anti-American (anti-Semitic in the original Japanese dialogue) sentiments.


The following weapons were used in the OVA Angel Cop:

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Handguns

Angel's Custom M1911

"Angel" uses a custom M1911 pistol with either a nickel or stainless steel finish, target sights, an ambidextrous safety, ported compensator, and grips that inexplicably extend over the lower part of the slide.

Nickel Plated M1911A1 Pistol with brown grips - .45 ACP
"Don't look so surprised, I'm your fuckin' backup." Angel introduces herself after blowing a suspects skull apart with her M1911.
Angel interrogates a suspect by... shoving a gun in his face and ranting about Communism.
Tip: If your weapon's muzzle flash is neon blue, you might should consider a different brand of ammunition. Also, no human's thumbs should be able to do that.

Colt Python

In the first episode, Raiden carries a Colt Python revolver.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum.
"We've ghott'n rehports of a leak! We're makin' a sahfty inspection!" Raiden prepares to enter a suspected Red May hideout while trying to fake an American accent.
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Beretta 93R

Hacker carries a Beretta 93R as his primary weapon.

Beretta 93R - 9x19mm
Hacker readies his Beretta 93R before a raid. Note the suppressor, which vanishes for the rest of the episode.
Hacker aims his 93R at Freya while embodying the phrase "dull surprise".

Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight

Kuwata occasionally uses a Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight revolver.

Smith and Wesson Model 37 Airweight - .38 Special.
Kuwata fires his S&W 37 at Freya.

"Pre-B" CZ 75

Most members of the Red May organization carry "Pre-B" CZ 75 pistols.

"Pre-B" CZ 75 - 9x19mm
A Red May terrorist tries to ambush Raiden with a "Pre-B" CZ 75.
A Red May terrorist with a nickel-plated "Pre-B" CZ 75 is shot by Angel. In Angel Cop, a single .45 ACP round to the stomach turns you into a 6 foot tall blood squib.
A Red May terrorist holds a child hostage with a "Pre-B" CZ 75.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special"

Taki carries a Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special" hidden under his coat.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special" - .38 special.
Taki aims his S&W "Chiefs Special".
Taki opens the cylinder on his S&W "Chiefs Special".


Unidentified Pistols

The police forces seen in the OVA all use this unidentified pistol.
Another shot of the unidentified police pistol.
Maisaka with an unidentified pistol.

Cybernetic Soldier Pistol

Dr. Ichihara offers Angel this fictional pistol in episode 3. It is described as having recoil harsh enough to break a normal person's arm after two shots, and appears to be built around a variant of the Beretta 92 pistol series.

A closeup of the pistol's frame. Notice the Beretta 92-style takedown latch.
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"Ichihara said that the recoil off this gun could break my arm. Well, here goes!" Angel readies a fresh magazine for the pistol. Note the Beretta 92-style external trigger bar.
"...But if this is justice then I'm a banana!" (This is not a joke, she actually says that in this scene.)

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K

One Red May terrorist in episode 2 carries a Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine gun.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm.
The terrorist fires at Freya with his H&K MP5K.

IMI Uzi

Some of the police officers (?) tasked with raiding the Special Security Force's headquarters use IMI Uzi submachine guns.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
An officer (?) racks the bolt on his Uzi.

Ingram MAC-10

Peace uses a suppressed Ingram MAC-10 in episode 4.

MAC-10 with a suppressor - .45 ACP
Peace readies her Ingram MAC-10.

Ingram MAC-11

Maisaka uses a Ingram MAC-11 with two magazines jungle-taped together. He mistakenly refers to it as an "Uzi machine pistol".

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
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Rifles

AK-74

One of the Red May terrorists in episode one is armed with an AK-74.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
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AKS-47

Most of the Red May terrorists use AKS-47 rifles that are erroneously depicted as using the same magazine as the AK-74.

AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
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FAMAS F1

The Japanese police are seen using FAMAS F1 assault rifles. Why the Japanese police would use French rifles is anyone's guess.

FAMAS-F1 - 5.56x45mm
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This is one of the few instances where the guns in Angel Cop have a somewhat correctly colored muzzleflash.

Howa Type 64

The JGSDF Special Forces in episode 5 all carry Howa Type 64 rifles.

Howa Type 64 assault rifle.
Howa Type 64 Designated Marksman Rifle.
This is the first time in this series that Japanese government forces have been using weapons that they might actually possess.
A cast member from Interstella 5555 as a JGSDF Spec-Ops soldier with a Howa Type 64.

Colt Model 653

Angel uses a Colt Model 653 to fend off the JGSDF Special Forces in episode 5.

Colt Model 653 "M16A1 Carbine" - 5.56x45mm.
Angel fires her Colt M16A1 Carbine at the JGSDF Spec-Ops soldiers.
Note: If you plan on making a series with an anti-American slant, having your protagonists kill your own country's best soldiers with an American weapon does not help you.

Colt Model 733

Maisaka's bodyguards carry Colt Model 733 carbines.

Colt Model 733 - 5.56x45mm.
Asura uses his psychic powers to make a headless bodyguard turn his rifle on Maisaka. Yes, it's as silly as it sounds.

Shotguns

Sawed-Off Mossberg 500

One of the Red May terrorists in episode 2 uses a sawed-off Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Mossberg 500 with sawed-off barrel and stock - 12 Gauge
The terrorist with the sawed-off Mossberg 500 gives instructions to his partner. Note how in this shot, the weapon appears to be composed entirely of plywood.
...And now it's metal.

Machine Guns

M60E3 Machine Gun

In episode 3, Hacker uses a M60E3 machine gun.

M60E3 machine gun with short barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Hacker fires his M60E3 at a helicopter from a manhole.
Hackler climbs out of the man hole, revealing how much the animators actually know about how a human leg is supposed to work.
Hacker listens to Kuwata's plan while doing his best Golgo 13 impression.

General Dynamics GAU-19/A

The attack helicopters in episode 3 are armed with General Dynamics GAU-19/A Gatling guns.

GD GAU-19/A with muzzle break and mount - .50 BMG.
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Browning M2HB

Several Browning M2HB machine guns are seen mounted on JGSDF APCs in episode 5.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
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Rocket Launchers

RPG-7

One of the Red May terrorists in episode 2 uses a RPG-7.

RPG-7 - 40mm
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Carl Gustav recoilless rifle

Several Carl Gustav recoilless rifles (sans foregrip) make an appearance during the battle in episode 3.

Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R
A officer fires a Carl Gustav at the Special Security Force's office.
Peace fires a Carl Gustav at a police attack helicopter.

FIM-92A Stinger

One JGSDF Special Forces soldier uses a FIM-92A Stinger.

FIM-92A Stinger - 70mm
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Other Weapons

Mk 2 hand grenade

Several of the Red May terrorists in episode two carry Mk 2 hand grenades.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A Red May terrorist pulls out a Mk 2 grenade as he's shot by Peace.
A terrified Red May terrorist tries to kill Freya with a Mk 3 hand grenade.
Hacker reaches for a Mk 2 hand grenade, which in this shot lacks the horizontal grooves on its shell.
Hacker grips a Mk 2 hand grenade.

Unknown Automatic

Hacker is seen using a bizarre weapon that is something of a mashup between several different assault rifle and machine gun designs. The weapon is always stockless and outfitted with a sound suppressor and occasionally a brass catcher.

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The grossly disproportionate Hacker trains his weapon on Lucifer (yes, that's the villain's name).
Hacker watches his weapon fall apart as Lucifer tears it apart with her mind.

Unknown Sniper Rifle

Kuwata uses an unidentified (and poorly proportioned) sniper rifle in the first episode.

Kuwata stands next to his bizarrely shaped rifle.

Cybernetics Weapons

In addition to the pistol given to Angel, Dr. Ichihara possesses several similar high-powered weapons that he presents to Raiden and Angel as the situation dictates.

Ichihara opens up his armory for Raiden.
Angel with one of Ichihara's high-powered rifles.
A compact grenade launcher from Ichihara's armory.



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