Best Tokyo Marui Guns: 2023 Ultimate Guide | Redwolf Airsoft
Best Tokyo Marui Guns: 2023 Ultimate Guide | Redwolf Airsoft
Tokyo Marui started out as a Japanese toy manufacturer before eventually moving into the airsoft space. In 1992, Tokyo Marui revolutionized the airsoft market by introducing the first airsoft guns in the world to be powered by an electric motor. Before this innovation, all airsoft guns had to be cocked manually before each shot, or be attached to a huge external gas tank using a hose, which was cumbersome and unrealistic. Tokyo Marui's electric airsoft guns, though, allowed for both semi-auto and full-auto fire, making them an instant hit among airsoft players.
Today, Tokyo Marui is still renowned for producing some of the best airsoft guns on the market and is the leading innovator of new technologies in Airsoft guns. Tokyo Marui Airsoft guns can also be easily modified thanks to the large number of companies that make aftermarket parts for them. This makes Tokyo Marui Airsoft guns the easiest to modify amongst top Airsoft Brands. In this blog and in no particular order, we share our top picks of best Tokyo Marui airsoft guns below.
HOW WE CHOOSE THE BEST AIRSOFT GUN
There are a number of important factors we considered when compiling our list of Best Tokyo Marui Guns, these include:
FUN FACTOR – Airsoft is a hobby so airsoft guns must be able to generate joy. We look at recoil, sound, design, optional accessories, and overall awesomeness that make the gun interesting. Non-shooting models can also be fun, like a beautiful revolver with realistic ammo that you can load into a rotating cylinder. We rate each of our picks on how much pleasure you can derive from ownership.
REALISM – What makes Airsoft guns attractive for so many is that they replicate real guns. While many manufacturers try their best to recreate the details and feel of a real gun, some succeed while others fail horribly and end up with something more akin to a toy. We rate how real each of our top picks feels and looks.
PERFORMANCE – Power measured in feet-per-second (FPS), range and accuracy are the key metrics we use to determine the best airsoft gun. From there, we also prioritize airsoft guns with an adjustable hop-up and high-quality buckings to ensure that they give the consistency and accuracy you need. All FPS ratings are universally based on 0.2 gram BBs.
BUILD QUALITY – We look for good quality construction, materials and refinement not only in the external components but also internally. The fit tolerances, discernable wobbles and rattles, smoothness of operation, durability of components, etc are all considered.
VALUE – Affordably priced airsoft guns that rank highly in all the above categories are prioritized over more expensive airsoft guns that offer the same, as "bang for your buck" is an important consideration for most airsoft players. This criteria rates if you are getting more for your money compared to similar guns in the same class, meaning is it a good deal. For more information on how to determine the value of an airsoft gun, check out this article on what goes into the cost of an airsoft gun.
COLLECTABILITY – Sometimes an Airsoft gun stands out simply because it is unique either because it’s not produced by anyone else or holds enough of a cultural or collectable value to make you want to have a piece of history regardless of its utility. This criteria in particular rates whether the gun is a must-have for collectors. Some rare or limited edition Airsoft guns even appreciate in value in the secondary market and we rate their investment value where applicable.
Tokyo Marui Vorpal Bunny AM.45 Version Llenn GBB Pistol (Gun Gale Online)
For those with certain unique… tastes, the Tokyo Marui Vorpal Bunny AM45 pistol is 1:1 functional replica based off the same gun used by the character Llenn in the popular anime series Gun Gale Online.
The base of the pistol is the Tokyo Marui DT.45 compact pistol ensuring great function and compatibility with other Marui spec parts and its compact frame allows for quick and easy manipulation and maximum speed and effectiveness ingame even with the futuristic cosmetic addons. The finish is in an eye catching, head turning hot pink and its design is highly futuristic. The pistol also features a compensator up front and extended magazine lip for better grip.
Extremely unique futuristic design from the anime Gun Gale Online
Compact profile perfect for conceal carry and backup sidearm
High gas efficiency
Proven and reliable gas blowback system
No accessory rails or attachment points
Potentially divisive color scheme and futuristic design
The only shotgun that can reliably shoot 6 BBs simultaneously on each trigger pull for true shotgun functionality. The gas-powered M870 is decently hefty and definitely heavier than the older Marui M3 and SPAS 12 spring shotguns. With a full metal barrel and a zinc alloy receiver, the gun feels solid. The BEST part of this gun is the sound it makes when you rack it. Lots of clicks and clacks which sound convincingly menacing and real. The good news is that this M870 can take green gas! One full charge can power up to 100 shots of 3 BBs at a time.
This is Tokyo Marui first entry into the gas airsoft AK market and they entered with a huge splash! The Tokyo Marui AKM's internal mechanism is based on their critically acclaimed ZET system found also in their wildly popular M4 MWS. This means the AKM enjoys exceptional gas efficiency, accuracy, semi and full-auto performance, as well as upgrade parts from many third-party manufacturers. The only downsides to this gun, its wood bits are faux wood and the receiver sets are stamped with lines too clean. This level of precision while admirable does take away from the overall rugged AK aesthetic, making it feel a bit "cold".
The Tokyo Marui AK47 NGRS (Next Generation Recoil Shock) was a highly anticipated gun leading up to its release. The NGRS offered users that lived in countries with climates unsuitable for extensive gas usage more realism with its electric recoil system. While the gun doesn't kick as hard as a gas airsoft gun, it does offer some extra fun for players that value these things. In addition, it being a TM, this means it will enjoy fantastic performance and a wide array of aftermarket upgrade parts.
Modeled after the futuristic-looking KEL-TEC KSG, this pump-action shotgun delivers a high FPS and a nice, hefty feel that makes it one of the most interesting shotgun models available on the airsoft market. Best of all, this shotgun's bullpup design means that it is able to hold 30, 30-shot rounds while still being quite compact. Its mostly plastic construction might turn some people off but the racking sound and experience will put a smile on anyone's face, quickly making you forget this is a gun made from ABS. Adding to its already impressive features are picatinny rails for lights, lasers, or optics, making this an exceptionally capable airsoft shotgun!
High Ammo Capacity
Futuristic Design that is True to the Actual Model
Fantastic Shooting and Operating Experience
Plastic Construction Due to Japanese Gun Laws Preventing Full Metal Guns
Simple, straightforward, and affordable, this rifle makes for an ideal entry-level or budget sniper thanks to its reliable design and relatively high FPS. If you're looking for an airsoft sniper rifle under $200, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than the Tokyo Marui VSR-10. The most impactful thing about the VSR-10 is how it is considered the essential rifle for any aspiring airsoft sniper. Being one of the best-made airsoft sniper rifles with the MOST upgrade parts available the VSR-10 is the industry benchmark to which all other airsoft snipers are compared. For more airsoft snipers, check out our other blog on the top airsoft sniper rifles!
Gold standard of airsoft snipers
Most popular sniper rifle in airsoft thanks to high price-performance ratio
Very high accuracy and stability
Unlimited upgrade options
Japanese market regulations limit power out of the box
Tokyo Marui MK18 MOD.1 (ZET System) GBBR - Cerakote Coating
Voted best gas blowback rifle by Popular Airsoft's Players Choice Awards, the Tokyo Marui MK18 MOD 1 is the latest from TM using the ZET system as seen in their highly acclaimed MWS guns. The fit and finish of the gun is what you have come to expect from Tokyo Marui, everything is solid and the rifle is also compatible with standard MWS parts making this an incredibly customizable gun right out of the box. Furthermore, the ZET system also gives the MK18 exceptional gas efficiency and consistency which translates into great performance on the field.
ZET GBB system for superior performance
Huge library for aftermarket upgrades and accessories
Featuring a black and gold design, this flashy handgun certainly looks expensive even if its actual price is quite affordable. It also offers functionality to match its eye-catching looks, with a high FPS and a 31 round magazine. The Gold Match is a continuation of the legendary Hi-Capa that has long been considered the industry standard in many categories. The Hi-Capa series leads other airsoft pistols in terms of FPS consistency, accuracy, reliability, and upgradability. The last point, upgradability is probably its greatest strength. No other airsoft gun is quite as upgradable as the Hi-Capa. Every part of the gun can be upgraded to a part or accessory that best suits you as a player! This ability truly allows the Hi-Capa to be the one pistol with the most possibilities!
Luxurious and Attractive Design
Red Fiber Optic Front Sight for Fast Target Acquisition
Unmatched Upgrade Potential
Best In Class Out of the Box Performance
Plastic Construction Due to Japan Gun Laws Preventing Full Metal Guns
A class defining product as the first electric powered airsoft shotgun, the Tokyo Marui AA-12 lives up to the hype of its real steel counterpart by sheer weight of fire through its innovative triple barrel electric system. The AA12 fires from either a box or drum-type magazines and feeds 3 BBs per time much like the spring counterparts. Each of the 3 barrels has its own adjustable hop unit which allows the user to set the spread of the shots to be as accurate or widespread as possible, a feature only limited to Marui electric automatic shotguns.
The Howa Type 89 Assault Rifle, referred to as the type 89 5.56mm rifle is a Japanese assault rifle used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces, the Japan Coast Guard's Special Security Team units, and the Special Assault Team. This GBB rifle from Tokyo Marui is the latest in its lineup that takes advantage of the ZET System found in their M4 MWS line of rifles as well. This time finding itself inside the body of this exquisite Type 89, it just seems so natural for Tokyo Marui to produce an airsoft replica of its country's standard issue service rifle. Along with its good looks you will be able to expect all the same reliable benefits of owning a TM, namely its efficient system and availability of after market parts. For both gamer, collector, and impressions builder alike, the Type 89 is one of those rifles you just need in your collection.
Uses the tried and tested accurate and reliable Marui ZET system