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The Skull Man

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The Skull Man (2007)

The Skull Man is an anime television series based on the 1970 manga of the same name by Shotaro Ishinomori. The show consists of 13 animated episodes and one live-action prequel episode (Episode 00) titled "Skullman: Prologue of Darkness".

The following firearms are used in the anime series The Skull Man:


Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

The Skull Man's weapon of choice is a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer as denoted by the selector switch on the side of the frame. He only uses the semi-auto setting and never switches to full-auto, and uses the shorter 10-round box magazines.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The Skull Man aims his Mauser M712.
The Skull Man fires the M712 during the Japanese opening credits. As the entire opening sequence was changed for the Region 1 DVD release, this scene was not included.
Note the distinctive M712 selector switch.

Nambu 14

Kyōichirō Tachigi, a private investigator, carries a Nambu Type 14 pistol. Other Nambu Type 14s are seen throughout the series in the hands of various minor characters.

Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Kyōichirō Tachigi with his Type 14
An unnamed officer in the Ōtomo City train station with his Nambu Type 14
A military operative aims his Type 14

Nambu Model 60

The Nambu Model 60 is the standard sidearm for the Ōtomo City Police Department.

Nambu Model 60 - .38 Special
Two police officers armed with Nambu Model 60s watch dumbfounded as The Skull Man races away with their suspect and the Chief of Police throws a tantrum
Detective Shinjou aims his Model 60
A closeup of Shinjou's Model 60. Here you can see the distinctive hammer shape, grip, and lanyard loop.

Walther PP

The Ōtomo City Chief of Police is seen with a Walther PP near the end of the series.

Walther PP - .32 ACP
The Ōtomo Police Chief's PP

Walther PPK

A Walther PPK is seen in Episode 00 in the hands of a turncoat Ōtomo Concern researcher.

Walther PPK - .32 ACP
The Ōtomo Concern researcher with his PPK.

Browning Hi-Power

Masaki Kuroshio uses a Browning Hi-Power during the series finale.

Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Kuroshio aims his Browning Hi-Power.


A White Bell officer is seen using a nickel-plated M1911A1 during Episode 00.

Satin Nickel M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
The White Bell leader readies his M1911A1

Submachine Guns

Type 100

The Ōtomo City Police Department makes frequent use military surplus Type 100 submachine guns.

Type 100 - 8x22mm Nambu
A police officer in the Ōtomo Train Station fires his Type 100 at a man trying to sneak past the security checkpoint, while his partner reloads.


By far the most prolific submachine gun in the series is the MP40. Whenever members of the White Bell cult arm themselves, it is almost always with this weapon.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A White Bell member's MP40 is silhouetted against the light, giving the audience a good outline of the weapon.
The White Bell official from Episode 00 is flanked by two White Bell members armed with MP40s.
A White Bell member aims his MP40 while his superior talks with the rogue Ōtomo Concern researcher.
Gōzō Kuroshio arms himself with a fallen cultist's MP40.


In Episode 00, a few White Bell cultists carry IMI Uzis as opposed to their normal MP-40s.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
Two White Bell members with IMI Uzi's
Another two Uzis in a sea of MP40s.



During a flashback to (presumably) the Vietnam War, two American G.I.s can be seen with M16A1 rifles.

Colt M16A1 - 5.56x45mm

Howa Type 64

The solders sent to quarantine Ōtomo City near the end of the series are armed with Howa Type 64 rifles. As the series is set in the 1980s, this would still be the standard-issue rifle for the Japanese military.

Howa Type 64 - 7.62x51mm
A soldier disguised as a truck driver pulls his Type 64 at a police checkpoint
Soldiers fire their Type 64s
A closeup of the Type 64 rifles

Barrett 82A1

The Ōtomo Chief of Police acquires a Barrett M82A1, hoping that it will help him either capture or kill The Skull Man.

Barrett M82A1 - .50 BMG
The Police Chief inspects his new toy.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Two separate but similar double barreled shotguns are seen in the series. The first is used by an assassin posing as The Skull Man, and has had both its stock and barrels sawed off. The second is part of Gōzō Kuroshio's personal collection, and appears to be unaltered.

Remington SPR210 Shotgun - 12 gauge. A similar design to the shotgun seen in The Skull Man

The impostor Skull Man aims his sawed-off double barrel shotgun.
The impostor reloads his shotgun.
Gōzō Kuroshio aims his double barrel shotgun. Note the removable choke tubes.

Heavy Weapons

General Dynamics GAU-19/A

One of the American Garo soldiers is equipped with a GAU-19/A Gatling Gun.

General Dynamics GAU-19/A - .50 BMG


The American Garo tasked with finding both the Skull Man and the Garo working for him use a pair of M72 LAW rocket launchers to blast their way into the church.

M72 LAW - 66mm
The Garo drop the still-smoking M72s in the snow

Carl Gustav M2

One of the soldiers near the end of the series is seen using a Carl Gustav M2 recoilless rifle.

Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R

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