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Valkyria Chronicles

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Valkyria Chronicles (2009)

An anime adaption of the 2008 video game Valkyria Chronicles. In 1935 in an alternate Europe with somewhat different geography (identified as "Europa" in the official English releases to stress its non-historical status), a continent wide conflict wages between the two superpowers of the Atlantic Federation (Western Europe) and the East Europan Imperial Alliance (a hybrid of Czarist Russia, Soviet Russia, and Nazi Germany that controls the land north of and east of what resembles the Italian peninsula, commonly referred to as "The Empire"). During this conflict the neutral Principality of Gallia (which amalgamates geographical parts of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemborg as well as military aspects of Finland) is invaded by the Empire in an apparent attempt to seize its vast natural resources. While the original game used stylized, semi-realistic, hybrid guns almost exclusively, the anime features several recognizable real world weapons. The anime adaption was poorly received due to low animation quality, especially with character faces, and deviations from the game's plot.

The following weapons were used in the anime series Valkyria Chronicles:


Nagant M1895

Maximilian uses a Nagant Revolver. The weapon's cylinder appears to be different from its real-world counterpart, though it is hard to tell if it is intentional or a mis-animation.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time Issued weapon.
A Nagant M1895 revolver used by Maximilian as his personal defense weapon and to shoot those who do not follow orders. The M1895 is aimed at Jaeger.
Maximilian threatens his officers with the M1895 revolver after they question his decisions.


Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate grenade makes an appearance in Valkyria Chronicles as part of the large military memorabilia inside the Gunther house. The grenade is described to have been used in "The First War" by Isara, it is used by Alicia. It is also shown being thrown into a room during the second opening song.

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Isara holds the Model 24 hand grenade. The actual explosive storage is depicted as being considerably larger than reality.
Alicia throws a Model 24 grenade at an Imperial soldier.


The RGD-5 hand grenade is seen in the hands of a wounded Imperial army deserter who uses it as a persuasive tool to hold Welkin and Alicia hostage. This hand grenade is standard issue to the Imperial Army.

This Imperial soldier takes an effective approach to hold Welkin and Alicia hostage by pulling the pin of his RDG-5 before entering the cottage.
The same soldier, upon befriending Welkin and Alicia, attempts to re-attach the pin of the grenade all the while slowly bleeding out from gunshot wounds.

Fictional Weapons

NOTE: Valkyria Chronicles contains a large number of fictional weapons that draw inspiration from various weapons from the WWI and WWII period (and thus can easily be mistaken for one such firearm), but are not modeled after any specific weapon.

Fictional Semi-Automatic Pistol

Welkin, Alicia and Faldio make use of a fictional semi-automatic handgun as their primary sidearms, and as such it can be assumed that this weapon is the standard issue handgun of the Gallian armed forces (although it is not seen in any other hands but the protagonists). The design draws some aesthetic influence from the M1911 design.

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Alicia takes aim at Selvaria with a pistol.
Alicia draws her pistol on an Imperial soldier who bursts into the hut.
Welkin draws his own pistol on a hostage taker. Interestingly enough he had just attended a ceremony with the Princess Cordelia. Couldn't a party guest carrying a loaded semi-automatic handgun count as a security risk?
Faldio aims down the sight of his sidearm.
Faldio takes princess Cordelia hostage with the same handgun.

Fictional Semi-Automatic Rifle

This fictional semi-automatic rifle is the primary rifle of both the Gallian Army and the Gallian Militia and are used by all military riflemen, most notably Alicia, Welkin and Faldio. A scoped sniper variant is used by Faldio, Squad 7 members and some Imperial snipers. The weapon draws aesthetic influence from the Gewehr 43 rifle.

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Alicia holds her rifle.
Through an Imperial sniper's scope we get a clear view of Alicia's rifle.
Welkin gives us a lovely picture of his rifle.
Alicia fires her rifle alongside Herbert.
Welkin fires a rifle during the infiltration of the Imperial mine.
Welkin takes cover with a rifle.
An Imperial aims a sniper rifle.
Another Imperial sniper takes aim. Unlike the others who always seemingly fail to kill Alicia, this one succeeds in killing young Isara Gunther
Marina Wulfstan aims a distinctly off-model sniper rifle at the Imperials.
Faldio saves Welkin from Imperial riflemen with his own sniper rifle.

Fictional Submachine Gun

A fictional submachine gun that looks like an enlarged MP40 is used by Imperial Army Shocktroopers.

A squad of Imperial Shocktroopers armed with sub-machine guns.

Fictional Assault Rifle

A fictional short-barreled assault rifle appears as a standard arm of the Gallian Military Shocktroopers, notably by Rosie. It appears to be inspired by the AKS-74U.

Rosie charges the Imperial railgun with her short-barreled rifle.
Edy Nelson fires her weapon during the attack on the Imperial superweapon.
Rosie and Zaka pinned down with their rifles.

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