Why are all the snipers in anime female? Chaika, Mine, Sinon, ect. Not that I'm opposed to that, but why are there no male snipers? Are having breasts a requirement?
Yes, but not in the way you're thinking. Clearly you are just doing it wrong.
because little girls with big guns is moe
They're not, it only seems that way because you only watch entry level and flavor-of-the-month anime.
All the snipers in Jormungand were males. Moreover, all the examples you mentioned aren't snipers, they're just chicks who were given guns to have a legitimate reason to stay behind the male MC when he's fisticuffing/laserswording.
And with this confirmation that OP is a faggot,
P O S T S N I P E R S
You have no idea how long I've been waiting to post something Hidan no Aria related.
Why is little girls and guns such an unbeatable combination?
>implying women being physically weaker than men is a /pol/-tier opinion
They've been washing out of training in droves ever since the American military decided to give them a shot at combat roles.
Read it for the boobs, read it for the occasional heartwarming moment (the MC is a rare case of nice guy that actually does shit for his harem other than just radiate hormones) and read it if monstergirls is your fetish, but don't expect a lot of action out of it. Or any action, really.
Pretty much there's a certain law that prosecuted everyone involved if there is a human/monster crime. Human on human is handled by human police and courts. Monster on monster is the same. Interspecies(intercultural?) Conflict would have both sides punished if there was a fight or somesuch. Should humans kidnap monsters a human task force is sent. Should monsters kidnap humans a monster task force is sent. That kinda thing.
Nobody's posted Madlax yet? This is some shameful shit here.
In what fucking universe is onii-sama a sniper.
>A sniper is a marksman or qualified specialist who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or distances
Doesn't matter if he uses magic he's still sniping them faggot.
>Maintain close visual contact with the enemy
He doesn't need, or get, visual confirmation 99% of the time, since he operates through MAGIC/ Information Dimension.
And more importantly
He doesn't have marksmanship, because he doesn't use a fucking GUN.
>Ooguro Ryuuya is referred to as "Mahesvara" something the soldiers of the Great Asian Alliance are forbidden from mentioning since it is a nightmare best left untouched. He is mentioned to excel at extreme long distance precision attacks and over the horizon sniping, which other Strategic Magicians and regular Magicians seem to be unable to do.
While not a sniper in the regular sense, simply having the ability to kill others from ANY distance is enough to be a sniper. Plus if you think about it, its not like Onii-sama would ever miss with a regular sniper rifle anyway.
>A marksman, or sharpshooter, is a person who is skilled in precision shooting, using projectile weapons
He has a gun that shoots Psions. It's a projectile weapon. He is a marksman.
But that's the thing. You use a certain set of skills (aka Marksmanship) to aim and kill with a projectile weapon, whether it's a top of the line rifle or a fucking slingshot. You need an entirely different set of skills to target magic around an opponent. He's not a fucking sniper.
>He has a gun that shoots Psions
Do you even Mahouka?
Not all snipers are female. Look at this masculine hunk from a currently airing show.
Okay fine I was shitposting with the CAD being a gun shooting Psions.
But he did in fact use a sniper rifle to shoot a bullet out to the Great Asian Alliance fleet so he could use Material Burst on the bullet and destroy the fleet.
He points, he does his spell, he shoots.
Someone points a gun, accounts for recoil, wind and bullet drop, then shoots.
There are different techniques when firing anything, as well as different things you have to account for. His magic doesn't lock on. He needs to aim.
Just quoting from the wikia. The wikia is kinda shitty to quote from I know. Plus it would make complete sense if he was trained in marksmanship from the Yotsuba or the military. In all time of training, he probably learned to shoot a sniper anyway.
He probably CAN shoot a sniper rifle, just like he can probably scuba dive, freefall without a parachute, and generally be Japanese Magic Batman, but the issue here is that he doesn't. We haven't seen him do so even once.
And again, the methods for casting spells in Mahouka is a lot more complicated than "point and click", not to mention that just pointing in a direction isn't sniping to begin with. His magic DOES lock on. ALL magic in the verse needs to lock on.
Mahouka is a piece of shit and I don't like having to defend it, but its magic system is very well defined.
Because sniper rifles, like poison, is a cowards weapon. Japs know readers won't identify with a pussy protagonist hiding behind a sniper scope 2000m away instead of being out there brawling like a man.
The "gun" doesn't fire anything.
The "gun" shape is just for targeting purposes, it doesn't shoot psion bullets at all.
Onii-sama's magic disintegrates and deconstructs everything he aims at, not because he fires something that will dissolve the target, but because he makes the target dissolve at will.
That's why he can beat Accelerator, because no Vectors are needed for Onii-sama.
I didn't miss it, that anon just doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about.
He didn't use a sniper rifle, he used a very specialised CAD called Third Eye which connects to a satellite to allow him to aim. Not least because the Chinese fleet at the time was in port 200km away.
This was your last words, m8.
>The year of the dead sniper
>Not using anti-material rifle
>Not snipin' mechs
When he uses Gram Demolition, he is infact using the gun to aim the psion bullets, since it is the only magic he uses that travels through real space instead of the information dimension.
Saying the gun doesn't "fire" the bullets isn't correct since they are just thought particles, but they are in a sense moving from the gun to the activation and magic sequences. At that point, its really just semantics.
>The first confirmed use was during the Defense Battle in Okinawa when Tatsuya used a newly developed sniper rifle from the JSDF in combination with Elemental Sight to shoot a bullet near to the ships of the Great Asian Alliance before using Material Burst upon the bullet.
The prototype Third Eye did shoot a bullet at GAA fleet near Okinawa. Since then it was modified to not need to since well Onii-sama doesn't need to.
Furthermore, why don't the snipers in anime ever have spotters?
>not picking THE sniper
>Saito's face when reading this thread
I just finished Nanoha StrikerS.
Even in an anime where 90% of the characters are girls, the sniper/helicopter pilot was a guy.
I had a hugeass grin on my face when Nanoha Buster'd through the entire ship to get the last cyborg.
I also liked Subaru more as the show went on. Wing Road is pretty versatile.
Now I'm ready to watch Vivid and probably barely see most of these characters.
Only three episodes of ViVid are out, but yeah, pretty much. And yeah, when Quatro died I wound up howling like a maniac. That single OH CRAP look on her face completely made it up for the roll of downer moments from ep 16 to 25.
>Mist Dispersion: This spell does not travel through physical space so it can be aimed through physical objects and is not limited by distance by any means.
Yes this works as you described.
>Gram Demolition: It uses compressed Psion particles to blow away the Activation Sequence. There are only two known "flaws" in the technique. First is that the psions travel in the physical realm (as opposed to the Information Dimension) and thus has limited range. Second, Gram Demolition is a highly inefficient technique that requires an incredibly high psion count, making it an incredibly rare technique.
It works exactly as I described. No he cannot snipe with it, but it does make him a marksmen.
MD uses the information dimension while GD used the physical realm. One works regardless of distance, so it does not "fire" anything, while the other "fires" psion bullets though the physical realm but is very limited.
Onii-sama has infact created a method to "fire" psion bullets through the ID. This is Far Strike. This is the only magic he can use to snipe others regardless of distance YET he is still firing a psion bullet.
>not a single Lehm Post
This nigga snipes from a moving vehicle in the second OP.