Top 10 Assassin Anime [Best Recommendations]

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The world of anime paves way to never ending possibilities of imagination and interpretations in the form of action, adventure, drama, thrillers, suspense, and comedies.
What may happen in real life, can be exaggerated in anime with spectacular visuals and storytelling. One of the greatest things about anime is there are no boundaries or rules while interpreting an experience in life.
Sometimes, these interpretations can become very unrealistic to the point of defying the laws of physics as we know it.

A great example of this would be anime that is based off of tactics and coordination within the world of Assassins!
Not much can rival against the masterminds of assassins in anime, not without being overly-exaggerated and/or completely fabricated.
There's just something about anime assassin series that present well-thought out situations which need to be executed precisely in order for an assassination to take place leaving no evidence, whatsoever.

If you like anime like this, then maybe you'll like this selection below?!
Here are the “Top 10 Anime Assassin Series” out there in the world in no particular order, because honestly, it was hard to rank them from each other.

10. Akame ga Kill

This anime has a lot of assassination situations in it, taking place in a fantasy world where the Capital is seen as a great place in the eyes of others, but really, it hold a deep and corrupt secret that most aren't aware about.

A fighter named Tatsumi, travels to the capital seeking work to earn money for his poor village, he soon becomes aware of the corruption in the Capital, all rooting to the Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor.
He is recruited by a group of assassins known as Night Raid, who dedicate their lives in fighting against this corruption to bring peace to the Capital.

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9. Golgo 13

I really like this anime, besides the fact that the first part of the first episode take place in my hometown, it has very realistic situations of assassinations. Considered a darker, Japanese version of James Bond, the anime follows a mysterious man known as Golgo 13.

His origin is unknown, and he takes jobs from anyone offering him an assignment as long as the price is right! He's never failed to complete a mission and has been known to handle more than one at a time. He is a brilliant sharpshooter who has keen accuracy with his custom made rifle of death.
A lot of the episodes in this series are based off events that occurred during the run of the show!
Check it out, I think you'll like it!

8. Noir

This anime story follows the lives of two female assassins who embark on a journey seeking answers to their past.

Having a vague relation to each other, the answers they find unravel a series of clues and secrets of something more than they imagined. As they form an alliance, the take on assassin missions under the name, Noir.
As the anime series goes on, they experience multiple situations of of betrayal and traps from a secret organization called Les Soldats. The organization as a test to see if the two girl are worthy of representing the name, Noir!

7. Darker Than Black

Darker Than Black, follows the life of Contractors, who are people bread for destruction and assassinations with supernatural powers, they strike fear and hate in the eyes of others.

After a presence known as Heaven's Gate suddenly appears, Hell’s Gate, a massive wall surrounding the city, is constructed to keep the city safe from these supernatural beings. Which is why an international organization called PANDORA, seeks out information to analyze and discover the truth behind the creation of them.
But, there’s one Contractor different from the others, and he seeks the truth as well.

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6. Assassination Classroom

This another great anime assassin series that recently started. Earth is threatened by a powerful alien who destroyed about 70 percent of the moon with his powers. Making claims that he will do the same to Earth within the year, unless mankind can somehow find a way to assassinate him at a school he miraculously teaches at. The government offers a reward to any student at the school, who can accomplish in killing the alien known as Korosensei. But, it is quite impossible considering the alien came move at speeds of Mach 20.

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5. Gunslinger Girl

This is one of those anime series that is both great and brutal at the same time.

Taking places in Italy, an organization called the Social Welfare Agency, rescues young children from their death beds at hospitals granting them a second chance in life. Using state of the art cybernetic advancements, the children's bodies are artificially enhanced and brainwashed in order to be trained as assassins to fulfill the the needs of the governments dirty work.
They're still kids at heart and struggle throughout their lives to be accepted by those the love, even though the love they feel is manufactured and the agency they work for treats them as nothing more but killers!

4. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Another crazy anime assassin series is this one, where a mysterious company called Inferno, is behind most of all assassination in the United States using their almost invincible human weapon code name, Phantom.

While Phantom was committing her latest assassination, a Japanese tourist accidentally witnesses her in the act.
Running scare and not knowing what to do, he hid in an abandoned building only to found and taken to Inferno where he has his memory wiped cleaned and is forced to kill and assassinate for the company while trying to figure out who he is and recover his lost memories.

3. Chaika - The Coffin Princess

Taking place five years after a 300 year old war had ended, Toru Acura and his sister Akari, are out in the woods when they encounter Chaika, a girl who claims to be a wizard, who they save from a man-eating unicorn (Chuckles).
Because of Toru and Akari's past skills, Chaika hires them to take on an important task. To gather the remains of her father Arthur Gaz, and placing them in the coffin she carries around with her in order to give him a proper burial.
They must retrieve the remains from eight heroes of the great war which send them on a difficult path filled with magic, near death experiences, the secrets behind her father's existence.

2. Black Cat

This anime follows the infamous gunman Train Heartnet, also known as Black Cat, who is a coldblooded assassin working for an organization named Chronos.

Most of Black Cats life has been filled with violence causing him to be anti-social, uncaring, and quiet. All that changes when he suddenly encounters a bounty hunter named Saya, who is intrigued by Black Cats way of life.
As tragedy surfaces, Black Cat must change his way of life as a result of having new friends and becoming more normal for other assassins begun to target not only him, but his friends as well.

1. Rurouni Kenshin

This anime follows a man named, Himura Kenshin, who was a very skillful assassin in the great war during the Meiji era of Japan.

After slaying and murdering many during the war, he becomes exhausted in his beliefs for fighting and just walks off the battle field. He could be confused as a ronin, but he was never a samurai to begin with, instead he is considered a rurouni. Traveling through the country, he ends up in Tokyo where he befriends a female kendo master, a doctor, a brawler, and a former thief.
They continue their lives until Kenshin’s past begins to haunt him. That doesn’t discourage his new friends at all for they fight with him to defeat his enemies from his past. They also help to bring an end to an enemy who seeks to destroy the government and conquer Japan.
Only then can Kenshin and his friends continue to live their lives in peace.

There you have it folks! These are the “Top 10 Anime Assassin Series” for this article. Some other series that deserve an honorable mention would be Madlax, Angle Heart, Weiss Kruez, Kite, and 009-1. I hope you all had a fun time reading this segment of Honey's Anime Top 10's.
Which anime was your favorite? Is there an anime you like that is based on assassins?

Let us know in the comments below!


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Author: Alfonso "Fonzy" Ortiz

I'm a Geek, Nerd, Writer, and lover of all video games, anime, science, technology and the internet. I previously worked for, a contributing writer as the Japanese Corespondent at and founded a website called! I currently live in Japan as Editor in Chief of Honey's Anime and its very talented writers! I'm down for anything! What do you want to do?

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