4.373 out of 5 from 57 votes
Somehow it never occurred to me before, but in truth Arms Peddler and Kaibutsu Oujo share quite a number of themes and many of them are ones I like. For starters we have a somewhat emotionless, super badass female lead who can handle all kinds of weapons with ease. Second of all both series feature investigating supernatural cases (read: beating the s*** out of monsters) in a slightly episodic format. Last of all we have this weak boy who is following the female lead around (don't let this part turn you off). If you liked some (or all) of those aspects in one, go read the other one, cuz it delivers those in spades.
Wars leech the life out of a country in so many ways. They consume lives and resources at an incredible rate, but what is worst is the way they eat away at hope. The Empire, which has survived the years of war, now finds itself with a new conflict to resolve: with the exception of the noble families that managed to hold their wealth during the struggle, its populace is made up of starving citizens and war-damaged soldiers. Section III of the army of the Empire was created to deal with this ongoing problem; however, their progress was been slow on all fronts. The citizens fear and distrust them due to their experiences with other soldiers, the nobles have no use for them, and the other branches of the military mock them for the ineffectual nature. LT. Alice L. Malvin of Section III Pumpkin Scissors won't be defeated, though, even if her newest recruit does have something unusual about him.
If you believe yourself to be a gun otaku, then you definitely have to read Pumpkin Scissors and Kiba no Tabishounin. Both of those series feature a plethora of real life firearms taken from several different eras.