Our good friend Joerg Sprave — the rubber-artilleried mastermind — has been building crazier and crazier weaponry, so it makes perfect sense that he’d dip into the definitionally insane world of Japanese anime for inspiration. Here’s the real life version of the Kabuto slingshot from the manga and anime series One Piece.
The Kabuto weapon shares some firing mechanisms with the zombie rooftop killing machine from last year, but is obviously based on its fictional counterpart. In addition to being used as a slingshot, it can also be used as a spear or javelin. And if you’re not familiar with One Piece, here is the American rap song intro to the show. [Slingshot Channel]