Apex Legends Gaiden Event Anime References: Full List

The Apex Legends Gaiden Event launched on July 19.
The Apex Legends Gaiden Event launched on July 19. / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

In the latest instance of the worlds of anime and gaming colliding, the Apex Legends Gaiden Event went live July 19, introducing 40 total items for fans of both to collect in-game.

In particular, there are 10 Legend skins and four weapon skins to be had in the Gaiden collection. Although the cosmetics do appear to be more along the lines of references as opposed to direct copies, bits and pieces of several iconic anime series' can confidently be spotted in these.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event: All Anime References

Here is the full list of anime references being featured in the Apex Legends Gaiden Event:

  • Legendary "Lightning Spirit" Wattson Skin: Naruto (Naruto)
  • Legendary "Sea Legs" Octane: Luffy (One Piece)
  • Legendary "Marked Man" Mirage: Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Legendary "Revelations" Revenant: Unit 09 (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Epic "Lifeblood" Bloodhound: Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Epic" Strength and Power" Crypto: Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Epic "Heart Stopper" Seer: Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon)
  • Epic "Soldier of Justice" Bangalore: Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon)
  • Epic "Down Thunder" Fuse: Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Of course, the 10th skin that can be newly earned during the Gaiden Event, Mythic "Apex Commander" Bangalore, is a Prestige offering that isn't part of the theme.

The Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event will run from Tuesday, July 19, to Tuesday, Aug. 2, which should give players just enough time to complete its two unique weekly challenge tracks and 40-item collection.