The introduction of the Rising Sun Collection of skins in CS:GO brought with it a load of Japanese and anime-inspired skins. These instantly gained popularity as the fanbases in gaming and anime has a lot of crossover.
While some skins in this list are definitely more of what you’d call “Anime skins” and some are more Japanese-inspired, we wanted to provide a definitive list of all the skins that might fall into these categories.
So if it’s an anime inventory you’re looking to build, take a look at what's available to you!
Kicking things off with arguably the nicest - and definitely the most anime-esque skin in CS:GO - is the Akihabara Accept. Featuring a female anime character at the stock of the gun and with no shortage of Japanese writing on the gun, you’ll be declaring your interests loud and proud when you enter a server with this skin. Wearing one's interests on your sleeve has never been easier if you’re an Anime fan.
Displaying a CS:GO-inspired manage (a type of Japanese comic) along the length of this skin, we’re surprised the Galil Kami isn’t more expensive. Like, you can literally get the Factory New version of this skin for under $1. This is a no-brainer if you’re looking to build a Japanese / Anime themed inventory!
This would be an attractive CS:GO skin even if didn’t include Japanese elements to it. At the front of the gun you’ll see the word “STRIKE” written in very SEGA-esque style. Combine this with some additional Japanese writing, plenty of dynamic symbols and no lack of snappy bits of text about combat, we don’t think you can go wrong with this AK skin.
The M4A4 Dragon King has been a staple addition to any CS:GO player who wants a colorful inventory for years. Championed by a fierce dragon on the playside with a backdrop of bright blue, this is a real gem for your inventory, and available for less than $10. The text is in Chinese, but we wanted to include this skin as it is visually quite similar with several others on this list.
A warrior occupies half of this skin, with the other half being taken up a fiery devil. It screams of conflict, and is therefore a fitting addition to an AWPer who fights with that same ferocity in their own game. Such a gorgeous skin shouldn’t be showcased in anything less than Factory New, and we’d say the intricacy of the design deserves the extra shelling out if you’re able to afford it.
Another beauty of a skin from the Rising Sun Collection, we’re as enticed by its name as we are its cool, unique design. What’s more, being on a fairly unused weapon, you can pick up the Bamboo Shadow for a very modest $1.
Already one of the most stunning Desert Eagle skins in the game, you should consider the Kumicho Dragon if you’re building an anime inventory. The white inscriptions on the gun’s gorgeous body depicts a flowing dragon on both the body of the gun and handle, and two is always better than one.
An anime inventory suits someone who enjoys using the Galil over anyone else in the game! The Crimson Tsunami depicts just its namesake - a Tsunami with a crimson overdrop - and seems to be inspired from an iconic piece of Japanese art: The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Something that you’ll often see 4/20 stickers plasted over is the AK-47 Hydroponic, though it’s color scheme and woodland backdrop make it a great addition to go with the other skins on this list, especially the Tec-9 Bamboo Forest, and is found in the same collection: The Rising Sun Collection.
Sharing a similar design scheme to the AK-47 Hydroponic, the Tec-9 comes straight out of the Rising Sun Collection and into your inventory for just $0.75. And when a skin that good is available for that little AND it can compliment an inventory theme? You know we’re going to go mad over it.