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Gun x Sword


Alternative Titles

English: Gun x Sword
Synonyms: Gun vs Sword
Japanese: ガン×ソード

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2005 to Dec 26, 2005
Premiered: Summer 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Studio Tulip
Studios: AIC A.S.T.A.
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 20,789 users)
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Ranked: #19552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1150
Members: 44,000
Favorites: 259
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Van, a lanky and apathetic swordsman, is on a journey to kill the murderer of his fiancé. The only characteristic he has to go by is that the murderer has a claw for an arm, hence the murderer being referred to as The Claw Man. During his travels, Van happens to pass through the city of Evergreen, which is defending itself from bandits who aim to rob the city of its treasury. It is in this city that Van meets Wendy Garret, a timid young girl who is looking for her kidnapped brother. When the city pleads for Van's assistance to defend it, he refuses, claiming it has nothing to do with him and thus leaves the city on its own to deal with the peril. Soon after, Van comes across the raiding bandits himself and they eventually tick off the swordsman to a degree where he takes action against them for his own personal vendetta. Surprisingly, Van learns that the bandits had ties with The Claw Man, and in kidnapping Wendy's brother for a reason they did not disclose. After the bandits are dealt with easily, Van and, much to his chagrin, Wendy continue the journey in search of The Claw Man. Little do they know, however, that The Claw Man is involved with something more atrocious than either could fathom.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Van
Van
Main
Hoshino, Takanori
Japanese
Hoshino, Takanori
Garret, Wendy
Garret, Wendy
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Lundgren, Ray
Lundgren, Ray
Supporting
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Carmen 99
Carmen 99
Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese
Inoue, Kikuko

Staff

Taniguchi, Gorou
Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Storyboard
Urakami, Yasuo
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Saitou, Hisashi
Saitou, Hisashi
Episode Director, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kujou, Rion
Kujou, Rion
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Edit Opening Theme

"GUNXSWORD" by Kotaro Nakagawa

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "A Rising Tide" by Shuntaro Okino (eps 1-8,10,12-16,18-21,23,25)
#2: "Paradiso" by Hitomi (eps 9,11)
#3: "S.O.S" by Kikuko Inoue, Houko Kuwashima, Satsuki Yukino & Saeko Chiba (ep 17)
#4: "A Rising Tide (Accoustic Version)" by Shuntaro Okino (ep 22)
#5: "Calling You" by Shuntaro Okino (Ep 24)
#6: "GUNXSWORD (Starting Again)" by Kotaro Nakagawa and Ondekoza (ep 26)



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Ranivus
Jun 1, 2008
Gun X Sword... There isn't much about this show that hasn't been done before, but then again you can say that to almost every anime made. So what if the plot is rehashed from many other anime. Anime is just like test driving a new car, "It looks real nice, but how does it drive?" As a matter of fact, it drives REALLY nice.

Story (Mediocre)
As i said before this plot has been done at least a good dozen times (in anime AND movies). Hard boiled desperado out to seek revenge for what was lost. Along the way he makes friends and enemies. But happens read more
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shiroiyume
Apr 1, 2015
In a nutshell this anime doesn't stand the test of time. If I watched this 10 years back I might have given it a better rating. 10 years down the road, it feels dated and unoriginal. The pacing isn't good. Although each episode strings the story together and moves the plot ahead, it feels slow and draggy. The characters aren't that likeable and doesn't grow on you either. The mood and setting somewhat similar to Trigun or Cowboy Bebop but unfortunately the enjoyment isn't up to par.
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bmoore07
Jul 6, 2016

What happens when you combine Cowboy Bebop and Trigun together but forget everything that made those two special?

The result is Gun X Sword.

Let’s see: it begins with a doomed love story and this story is centered on characters confronting their past (like Cowboy Bebop). It has the main characters aiding people on their journey and the entire series is set on an Earth-like planet with a Wild West feel to it (like Trigun). In essence, Gun X Sword is unoriginal but in this day and age practically every anime title has some aspects that have been employed before. With Gun X Sword, a quality storyline read more
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ran88dom99
Feb 9, 2011
Again i find an anime that i don't like and noone made a review that gives it a similar rating or properly tells its faults. This is practically a review of the first 2 eps because i don't like this show enough to watch it. Making people watch a whole anime they don't enjoy before reviewing will cause all reviews to be 7+. My real actual average is 5.

Villains are clowns. Combat is well animated and pretty but its just watching the main guy win. Its way over the top. No chance he will lose. That is boring.

Characters and comedy either nice or read more
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