Mystic Archives of Dantalian, The

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The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Dantalian no Shoka
Dantalian no Shoka Cover.jpg
Promotional Art
Country JAP.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:



Webley .455 Mk VI

Hugh (AKA " Huey ") uses a Webley .455 Mk VI with wooden grips as his personal weapon for most of the series.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
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(Ep. 01).
(Ep. 02).
(Ep. 04).
Dantalian Webley .455 Mk VI 5-2-.JPG
Dantalian Webley .455 Mk VI 5-3.JPG
Dantalian Webley .455 Mk VI 7-2-.JPG

Bergmann Model 1901

One of the robber is armed with a Bergmann Model 1901 (Episode 3).

Bergmann "Simplex" M1901 - 8x18 mm Simplex
Dantalian Bergmann-Bayard 3-4.JPG

Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin revolver

A decease gunman 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 (Episode 7).

Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin - 11.75 x 36mm Gasser
Dantalian un revovler 7-3.JPG

FN Browning 1903

A suitor is armed with what appears to be an FN Browning 1903, with ornate engravings and a squared-off trigger guard.

FN Browning Model 1903 Pocket - 9 x 20mm Browning Long
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Webley "WG" M1889

Another suitor is loading his revolver, what appears to be an Webley "WG" M1889. It shows to have a fluted cylinder and has break open ejection.

Webley "WG" M1889 - .455 Webley
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Walther PP

One of the guardsmen uses what looks like a stainless steel Walther PP (Episode 10).

Nickel Walther PP - .32 ACP
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Webley & Scott Mk I

The London police are all armed with Webley & Scott Mk I pistols, against the zombie (Episode 12).

Webley & Scott Mk I - .455 Webley Auto
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Philadelphia Derringer

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

Philadelphia Derringer - .44 Cal.
Dantalian Philadelphia Derringer 12-4.JPG
Dantalian Philadelphia Derringer 12-5.JPG
Dantalian Philadelphia Derringer 12-7.JPG


M1 Garand

One of the suitors is seen carrying an M1 Garand.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Dantalian Rifle 5-8.JPG


Exposed Double Barrel Shotgun

The Double Barrel Shotgun was first used by Paula (Episode 4). Some of the suitors are armed with Double Barrel Shotgun and Huey used it also (Episode 5).

J. Stevens and Company 1878 - 12 gauge.
This gun seems to be a Swallow of London Double Barrel Shotgun.

Machine guns

Vickers Mk1

British soldier uses a Vickers machine gun in a memory (which was actually a real photo during the first World War).

Vickers gun 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.


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

Chauchat Light Machine Gun - 8x50mmR Lebel
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Dantalian Thompson 5-17.JPG
Dantalian Thompson 5-18.JPG
Suitor shoots from Chauchat LMG. Note the typical "half-moon" magazine.

Gatling gun

A group of suitors brought a Gatling gun gun with a Broadwell drum (Episode 5).

British M1865 Gatling Gun at the Royal Artillery Museum - .58 Rimfire / .50-70
The Broadwell drum is seen on the Gatling gun.
The Gatling gun has eight barrels.

Aircraft mounted Lewis Gun

A pilot has a Lewis Gun mounted on his Aircraft (Episode 11).

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

St. Étienne Mle 1907

A German soldier fires a St. Étienne Mle 1907 machine gun. The St. Étienne Mle 1907 machine gun was used by the french army. Being used by a German soldier must means it was a captured machine gun from the French. (Episode 11).

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.

Vickers Aircraft

Hugh's aircraft is armed with Vickers Aircraft Machine Guns (Episode 11).

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun
The rear view of the Vickers machine guns.
the front view of the Vickers machine guns.
The muzzle flash of the Vickers machine guns.

Maxim LMG 08/15

Eilas's aircraft is equip with a Maxim LMG 08/15 (Episode 11).

Maxim LMG 08/15 "Spandau" Air-Cooled - 7.92x57mm Mause
Eilas fires his Maxim LMG 08/15.
you can see most of the technical detail of the Maxim LMG 08/15
A first person view of the Maxim LMG 08/15.


Mark I tank

In a photograph, it shows a Mark 1 tank, with a QF 6 pounder Hotchkiss.

Mark I "male" tank, named C-15, near Thiepval, 25 September 1916.
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10.5 cm leFH 16

After the picture of the Mark I tank, a 10.5 cm leichte Feldhaubitze 16 can be seen.

10.5 cm leFH 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 WW1, the Paris Gun was shown fired. (Episode 11).

21 cm Krupp Paris-Geschütz / Pariser Kanone (Paris Gun).
You can see the massive blowback of this "supergun".

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