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Moe Anthropomorphism of Rifle Manga 'Upotte!!' To Be Animated [Update Nov 26]

by dtshyk
Apr 21, 2011 3:13 AM | 50 Comments
According to the cover note of the manga, Tennouji Kitsune's manga Upotte!! was announced to be getting an anime adaptation. The characters of the manga represent assault rifles such as M14, M16A4, SG550, G3A3.

PV of the manga (Youtube)

Manga Upotte!! had been serialized in Young Ace magazine since July 2009 and it has been transferred to Monthly Shonen Ace and 4Coma nano Ace magazines this year. 4Coma nano Ace are carrying four-frame edition of the manga titled "Upotte!! Nano".

Source: Scan of the cover note

Update Nov 26th
The official website of the TV anime: http://www.upotte.jp/

Upotte!! on MAL

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5camp said:
This is my rifle this is my gun. This is my moe this is my kyun


That made me lol. Thanks for that. xD

Mar 18, 2012 3:37 AM by Onyxthegreat

I'm out.

Mar 12, 2012 8:55 PM by Raratah

wow! after moe-fighter planes..now moe-guns! sugoi!

Dec 30, 2011 1:37 AM by MegaNanoDeath

After reading some of the source material I'm cautiously optimistic for the anime. The character designs are definitely better for the anime than the original manga. Plus, it'll be awesome to see it animated.

1. This is NOT a 4-Panel Koma.
2. There is real information about guns. You can tell a lot of research was put into this and the author truly love guns. Gun porn too.
3. Has some cool squadron based action.
4. Relatively little Fanservice. (Knowing Xebec, it'll be exaggerated unfortunately...)
5. A likable cast of girls. Archetypal, but not annoying.
6. Main male character is not a wuss, he's pretty cool. He's an adult too.

It's all on the director/Xebec really, the source material is not too shabby.

Dec 28, 2011 7:51 PM by KrazyKobun

XEBEC? I guess I'm not watching it, then...

Although I'm waiting if they shows something like AK-47 tan, may be a kind of terrorist girl?

Dec 10, 2011 5:38 AM by zeroyuki92

mitamaking said:
What do they mean moe anthropomorphism of rifle... goes to manga page....

The hell?


Anthropomorphism= turning something into human I guess

And making them moe...... You get the idea

The hair looks bad. Weird idea, I'm watching it.

(wasn't striking witches very popular?)

Nov 25, 2011 11:12 PM by GodlyKyon

Update Nov 26th
The official website of the TV anime: http://www.upotte.jp/

Nov 25, 2011 11:03 PM by dtshyk

I'm down to watch it, I saw anthropomorphism and guns and you had me at hi.

Apr 22, 2011 8:43 AM by DigiDigi

<.<
I MIGHT watch...

Apr 22, 2011 8:41 AM by Aozure

hyattisqueen said:
FOE-tan said:
I guess the only thing that hasn't been anthropomorphized is poop, but it's only a matter of time before that gets the Moe Anthropomorphism treatment too


Didn't Korea do something like that?
Doggy Poo, although cute, actually looks like a doggy poo. I'm talking about about a doggy poo who doesn't look like a doogy poo at all, but looks like a moe girl or a bishounen instead.

Apr 22, 2011 6:41 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

jix said:
reminds me of Gunslinger Girl


except without the important story and the thinking... just moe... and guns...

Apr 21, 2011 6:37 PM by Neverarine

FOE-tan said:
I guess the only thing that hasn't been anthropomorphized is poop, but it's only a matter of time before that gets the Moe Anthropomorphism treatment too


Didn't Korea do something like that?

Apr 21, 2011 6:36 PM by hyattisqueen

Well it sounds okay..

Apr 21, 2011 4:56 PM by AlexSadist-sama

I didn't realize that the manga was popular enough to make an adaption.

Should be fun reading the comments once again nitpicking on the accuracy of the information the mangaka uses.

Apr 21, 2011 4:53 PM by Terence_T

i love this manga.. this is a good news..

Apr 21, 2011 4:44 PM by battleknight45

I can kind of understand this and Nyaruko-san, but cockroaches and charcoal? Who's going to watch that? I guess maybe an entomologist might watch Cockroach Girl, but how many entomologists are otaku or even watch anime? And Binchou-tan...just why.

Well, I'll probably end up watching this just to see what a trainwreak it is. I do have a bit of a passing interest in guns, too.

Apr 21, 2011 3:50 PM by DrHouse

Kazeshini said:
horrible, sell-outs!


Says the guy with a K-on avatar(however I do like k-on, I just thought that was ironic).

To all the people that don't plan on watching it why do you have to post in here? You make claims like "utter shit" and have no idea what the anime I going to be like. Sorry it wasn't an announcement saying "death note season 2" or "here comes more code shiz", you'll have to keep holding your breath.

Apr 21, 2011 2:56 PM by Hageshiikaze

Really? Moe guns? I'll still try this though.

Apr 21, 2011 2:48 PM by MisaTange

assault rifle ....

Apr 21, 2011 2:07 PM by sankar

moe girls as guns? I'll bite. The Strike Witches continues in one way or another. Just no anthropomorphic sex toys or bugs please. Some stuff should just never make the jump from manga to anime.

Apr 21, 2011 1:35 PM by DonKangolJones

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