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In a post-apocalyptic world devastated by nuclear war, individual freedom has been restricted by the authoritarian rule of the World Empire. While it is forbidden to possess weapons, a resistance movement has come together to oppose the World Empire by arming itself with antique guns which have been allowed to survive as beautiful objects of art. As if answering a call of rebellion, the spirits of the guns themselves transform into flesh and arrive to join the fight. Armed with “Absolute Nobility,” the so called “Musketeers” resist the embodiments of modern weapons belonging to the empire and continue their battle to return hope to the world.

Anime Adaptation

The Thousand Noble Musketeers is adapted from Marvelous’ hit smartphone game of the same name in which the player collects and fights with various anthropomorphised guns. The anime adaptation was announced at AnimeJapan in March 2018, and the 12-episode first season began airing on July 3, 2018. Sentai Filmworks have licensed the series for the US and is streaming it via HIDIVE.

The series’ opening theme is "Antique Memory" by Taku Yashiro and Yoshiki Nakajima while vistlip perform the ending, "BLACK MATRIX.”


Brown Bess (Voiced by: Taku Yashiro)

Height: 175 cm
Hobbies: guitar
Likes: tea, rock music
Brown Bess is the gun which built the British Empire. A typically tsundere chap, Brown Bess believes in chivalry and will protect his master like a knight of old (even if his aim’s a bit off).

Charleville (Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana)

Height: 178 cm
Hobbies: polishing his gun
Likes: sweets
Elegant French gun Charleville has managed to perfect his beautiful silhouette through restraining himself from indulging in his favourite pleasure - sweets. If it’s a sweets date with his master though he’ll probably take a day off from the diet.

Springfield (Voiced by: Shouta Aoi)

Height: 172 cm
Hobbies: playing ball
Sweets: apple pie, hamburgers
Springfield is the good old musket born for the American revolutionary war! He is the little brother of Charleville and still continues to look up to him (even though he’s almost catching up in height). He might seem a bit unreliable but he’s determined to become the best Musketeer ever.

Kentucky (Voiced by: Yuki Kaji)

Height: 175 cm
Hobbies: art
Likes: dogs, “Hot Brown” sandwiches
An all-American boy, Kentucky has excellent aim but takes a little longer to reload. He likes to think he’s worth the trouble though!

Napoleon (Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa)

Height: 175 cm
Hobbies: law, inspection (strolling)
Likes: champagne baths
It’s only the emperor of France! Napoleon carries a flintlock shotgun engraved with a large N and the royal coat of arms. He can fire either multiple pellets or a single shot.

Rapp (Voiced by: Wataru Hatano)

Height: 183 cm
Hobbies: horse riding
Likes: hamburger steaks
Rapp is the adjutant to the Emperor of France, Napoleon. He carries the rifle given to him by Napoleon which features a carving of a horse. He vows to serve his master in a manner befitting the greatest of generals.

Nicola (Voiced by: Ayumu Murase)

Height: 148 cm
Hobbies: reading, studying the battlefield
Likes: crepes (strawberry)
Twin brother of Noël, Nicola is one of two pistols gifted to the Emperor Napoleon. Unlike all those other foolish grown ups, Nicola is determined to study hard to become just like his beloved general.

Noël (Voiced by: Ayumu Murase)

Height: 148 cm
Hobbies: reading, studying the battlefield
Likes: crepes (apple cinnamon)

Noël is the twin brother of Nicola and one of two pistols gifted to the Emperor Napoleon. He doesn’t believe the rumours that Napoleon is not a real king and is determined to read lots of books to become smart like him.

Ieyasu (Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno)

Height: 175 cm
Hobbies: cultural exchange, discipline
Likes: tea, tempura
Ieyasu is the matchlock gun used by the first general of the Edo shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is determined to serve his master well and avoid bringing shame to the Ieyasu name.

Hidetada (Voiced by: Soma Saito)

Height: 176 cm
Hobbies: making miso, calligraphy
Likes: onsen
Hidetada is the matchlock rifle that belonged to second general of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Hidetada. He is determined to fight alongside Ieyasu and bring glory to their name.

Yukimura (Voiced by: Yoshiki Nakajima)

Height: 170 cm
Hobbies: reading (military strategy)
Likes: rice balls
Yukimura is the famed horseback rifle used by Sanada Nobushige. He is determined to seize his chance to show that he can be just as cool as his master.

Dreyse (Voiced by: Takuya Sato)

Height: 187 cm
Hobbies: brand new inventions, researching military technology
Likes: machines, protein
Dreyse was responsible for the expansion of the Prussian empire as the world’s first bolt action light rifle. He is determined to serve to the best of his ability.

Chassepot (Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi)

Height: 180 cm
Hobbies: gun maintenance, muscle training
Likes: France, terrine
Modelled on the Dreyse, Chassepot is an upgraded bolt action rifle overflowing with French aesthetic. He has a rivalry with Dreyse but is determined to serve to the best of his ability.

Tabatière (Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi)

Height: 182 cm
Hobbies: cooking, surfing
Likes: tobacco
A Frenchman through and through, Tabatière got his name thanks to resembling a tobacco container and is determined to protect his master.

Lorenz (Voiced by: Kotaro Nishiyama)

Height: 174 cm
Hobbies: books, music
Likes: coffee, history
Lorenz is an Austrian rifle and a forerunner to the Dreyse. He may be an outdated model but is determined to prove his worth on the battlefield.

Ali Pasha (Voiced by: Yuki Ono)

Height: 180 cm
Hobbies: political economics
Likes: gold, authority
Lion of the Yannina, Ali Pasha wants to rule the world and has no interest in freedom or peace. He only cares about wealth and power and obeys orders from no one other than himself.

Esen (Voiced by: Ikkei Yamamoto)

Height: 175 cm
Hobbies: people watching
Likes: hot milk
Esen is just your ordinary everyday musket. His uniform might imply he was born in the Ottoman Empire, but he’s actually French.

Mahmut (Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa)

Height: 180 cm
Hobbies: praying
Likes: beautiful things, coffee, nuts
Mahmut is a gun of the Imperial Ottoman Sultanate. Built for ostentation more than use, Mahmut is strictly a display model but does have a talent for commerce.

Aleksandr (Voiced by: Ryo Hirano)

Height: 180 cm
Hobbies: chess
Likes: Russian tea, ice skating

Aleksandr is a gun who once belonged to Aleksandr I, 10th Tsar of Russia and was given to him as a present by his doting grandmother, Ekaterina II. He likes it when he’s called him Noble Gunner Aleksandr.

Ekaterina (Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga)

Height: 145 cm
Hobbies: poetry, fairy tales
Likes: dresses, stuffed toys, jewels, princesses
Once owned by Ekaterina II Tsarina of Russia, Ekaterina gets stronger the cuter she gets.

Furusato (Voiced by: Motoki Takagi)

Height: 170 cm
Hobbies: knitting
Likes: naps, dango
Furusato is the first matchlock rifle to arrive in Japan from China. He is very excited to have joined the resistance and found his gun family. Furusato just wants everyone to live together in harmony.

Kinbee (Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi)

Height: 185 cm
Hobbies: gun research
Likes: tofu
Kinbee is the very first Japanese gun and was modelled on Furusato. He is old and elegant but determined to become an asset to the resistance.

Belga (Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga)

Height: no data
Hobbies: no data
Likes: no data
Belga seems to be among the World Empire top brass and strikes an imposing figure with his pink hair and rabbit eared-hood. He’s a bad guy who likes to laugh at destruction.

Era (Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa) Height: no data

Height: no data
Hobbies: no data
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Era is a high ranking officer of the World Empire. He wears a white coat with crosses on the cuffs and has been witnessed licking his gun after a battle.

Ainz (Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto)

Height: no data
Hobbies: no data
Likes: darts?
A high ranking World Empire officer, Ainz strikes an imposing appearance which is only deepened by his massive gun. He also likes to drink tea, elegantly, close to the frontline.

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  • Director: Kenichi Kasai
  • Character Designer: Majiro
  • Series Composition: Takashi Aoshima
  • Music: Hiroshi Takaki
  • Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
  • Opening Theme: "Antique Memory" by Taku Yashiro and Yoshiki Nakajima
  • Ending Theme: "BLACK MATRIX” by vistlip


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