Today’s topic is the best assassin anime. Tales of Assassins have a backstory, a lineage from which they arose. The modern-day assassin is a jumble of identities, muddled in part by his or her actual history. The original definition had a religious connotation, referring to an Islamic sect that fought during the Crusades. However, as the term grew in popularity, it came to mean “a person who murders another person for political or religious reasons.”
Although this is not the most popular genre of Japanese animation, all of these shows are worth watching if you’re looking for something new to watch. Investigate the underground world of professional eliminators as they stalk their prey, creeping closer and closer to their next targets. The shows listed may have different sub-genres, but they’re all about taking people out for money in some way.
So, Let’s start of our list best assassin anime.
13. Assassins Pride
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
In a world where only nobles wield the sacred power of mana to wage war against the creatures of darkness, young Merida finds herself in a precarious position due to an unusual lack of ability. Kufa, a ruthless assassin, is dispatched under the guise of tutelage to assess Merida’s abilities and determine if she is the true-born heir of the prestigious Angel family. If she fails to live up to her family’s expectations, another, more ruthless plan will be implemented…
Mireille Bouqet has established herself as a reputable assassin in France. All of that changes when she meets Kirika, a mysterious young girl with no memory of her past but killing abilities that dwarf her own. Further intrigue develops as both characters investigate their shadowy pasts and collide with a shadowy organisation that seeks to control destiny itself.
11. Kite Liberator
Episodes: Movie (1 ep x 58 min)
Monaka Noguchi, a clumsy high school student and waitress by day, transforms into the skilled assassin Angel of Death at night in a city where rapists and murderers prey on the innocent.
Monaka’s father is an astronaut who has always been out of reach, so she must balance her studies and work, as well as support herself, while also tracking down those who deserve to die. With a cool and calm demeanour, even in the face of bloodshed, nothing seems to be able to shake Monaka’s resolve; however, her newest job will prove to be the most difficult, and hit a little too close to home…
10. Angel Heart
Genres: Action, Drama
Glass Heart, a young assassin who has been trained in killing since childhood, decides to take her own life. Unbeknownst to her, powerful people in the criminal underworld are keeping a close eye on her every move, and a new heart, donated by a woman recently run over by a truck, is stolen to replace the one she destroys.
However, as she recovers, she begins to have strange visions from the previous owner of the heart. She decides to pursue these visions in order to find their meaning and a new purpose in life. Ryo Saeba, a lecherous old detective who, despite appearances, may be the answer she has been looking for her entire life…
9. Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
“You have a strong desire to murder someone. So, how do you get rid of that person?” Fukuoka appears to be a peaceful town at first glance, but crime is rampant behind the scenes. It’s now a battleground for professional killers, with urban legends claiming that one even specialises in killing professional killers. Assassins, detectives, vengeful individuals, informants, torture experts… When stories about these and other underground professionals are told, a “killer of professional killers” appears…
8. Love of Kill
Genres: Action, Drama, Josei, Mystery, Romance
Chateau Dankworth, a novice bounty hunter, never expected to face someone who could outmatch her in combat. Even less likely is that the mysterious man will take an immediate interest in her, even going so far as to assist her missions. Chateau, on the other hand, makes it clear that she has no intention of having any personal involvement with him.
Chateau’s firm is soon tasked with assassinating Song Ryang-ha, a skilled assassin and former member of a powerful Asian organisation. Ryang-ha, by chance, is the man who has been pursuing her. Despite his background, Chateau agrees to meet with Ryang-ha as part of a deal: in exchange for going out with him, he will provide her with the locations of current targets, dead or alive.
When the past begins to haunt both killers, their arrangement may need to end because their entanglement puts their lives in grave danger.
7. Black Cat
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci Fi
Chronos, an organisation known to the dark side of the world, claims to want world peace and employs the world’s top thirteen assassins known as ‘Erasers.’ They each have a weapon tailored to their personality, all made of orichalcum ore, the strongest material on the planet. Number thirteen, Train Heartnet (codenamed Black Cat), is the most well-known and revered of the thirteen Chronos numbers, but in the aftermath of a tragic event, he has begun to question his life path.
Train, along with Sven Vollfied, a struggling bounty hunter, and Eve, a living weapon, takes up a job as a bounty hunter while fleeing the other Erasers and Creed Diskenth, a crazed man who wants him to join the Apostles of the Stars, a group formed to destroy Chronos.
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the rules of the street until they got into a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was abruptly taken away.
With no one to turn to and nowhere to flee, the opportunity to join Millenion, the city’s most powerful syndicate, seemed too good to pass up. Now, in the midst of heartbreak, tragedy, and utter betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and aid Harry in his ascension through the ranks of Millenion in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.
5. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
Genres: Action, Fantasy
When a great assassin is reborn in another world, he discovers that he is the heir to a long line of shadow killers. With his modern knowledge and experience, as well as the special magic and techniques of this new world, he may become the most unstoppable assassin in history…!
4. Akame ga Kill!
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Tatsumi, a young swordsman, flees his home to save his impoverished village from the rule of a tyrannical empire. He meets Akame, an assassin bought, brainwashed, and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the “Night Raid,” a secret assassin group that uses Teigu weapons. Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid face the corrupt empire together.
3. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
A young man awakens in an abandoned warehouse with no recollection of his previous life. As he walks out of the room and deeper into the warehouse, he is attacked by a girl in a mask, who tells him that if he wants to live, he must attack her with all his might.
After a fight for his life, he manages to overpower the girl, learning that he is to be trained as a Phantom – an assassin for the Inferno organisation. Zwei is also given a new name. Zwei is trained in the arts of assassination by the girl for three months until he has only one final test: to kill a living human being.
2. Scissor Seven
Genres: Action, Comedy
Scissor Seven (also known as Killer 7 in China) is a Chinese animated streaming television series. It was released on Netflix under the title Scissor Seven. The clumsy and shattered Seven fails a crash course in professional killing and disguises himself as a barber. He then decides to become an assassin, becoming embroiled in a power struggle between two opposing factions while attempting to reclaim his lost memories.
1. Assassination Classroom
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci Fi
A humorous and action-packed storey about a group of misfits attempting to assassinate their new teacher – an alien octopus with strange abilities and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and threatens to destroy the earth unless his students first destroy him. What complicates matters is that he is the best teacher they’ve ever had!