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Gun x Sword

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


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: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.341 (scored by 24,866 users)
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Ranked: #23042
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Popularity: #1542
Members: 56,511
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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

Chiba, Saeko
Kurata, Masayo
Onosaka, Masaya
Satou, Masaharu
Taguchi, Takashi


Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Storyboard
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Saitou, Hisashi
Episode Director, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Episode Director

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"GUNXSWORD" by Kotaro Nakagawa

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#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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Jun 1, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
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
May 10, 2018
bmoore07 (All reviews)
He appears to be on top of the world. Surrounded by a legion of followers that fervently scream his name and a trio of women that lovingly caress his shoulders, this man seems to be the center of attention, and he’s not only aware of this but he enjoys it as well. This man is Lucky Roulette, the ringleader of a gang known as the “Wild Bunch”. They’re a nasty assortment of thugs, mugging, murdering and inflaming anyone or anything that obstructs their path to riches and renown. The “Wild Bunch” migrate from one town to the next, mercilessly pillaging the inhabitants’ resources before moving read more
Dec 1, 2017
peetza (All reviews)
My expectations were high, looming in orbit alongside the main character's personal mech. However, they soon plummeted to the surface just as quick as a giant robot can fall from the sky--which is to say, rapidly. What I discovered in Gun x Sword was a unique mix of unoriginal ideas with inconsistent tone and pacing, and a seemingly budget production.

The premise looked like it could cater to my very specific mech sensibilities, and I heard its praises from a trusted friend. Early on the show introduced several internal tropes which I eagerly anticipated seeing in each episode. However, after building up my formulaic expectations, it read more
Apr 16, 2017
FrozenRoy (All reviews)
Gun x Sword is an anime that is rather different from many of its contemporaries, although it has two obvious comparison points: Trigun and Cowboy Bebop, although I feel the Trigun comparison is somewhat misguided, mostly in that their similiairites are something many anime of its style have anyway, like colorful one shots.

Getting into the show itself, the main character is the tall, dark and lanky Van, who travels the world with a single purpose in mind: To kill the mysterious clawed man who took his wife, Elena, from him on his wedding day. Van isn't exactly your average protagonist, as he is quite apathetic, read more


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