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


Score: 7.371 (scored by 22,156 users)
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Ranked: #20822
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Popularity: #1280
Members: 47,874
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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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"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)

More reviewsReviews

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
Jul 6, 2016
bmoore07 (All reviews)

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
May 25, 2013
FullmetalCowboy (All reviews)
Moderator Note: This review contains spoilers.

*This is an archive from my Anime-Planet account*

Critic's Log - Earthdate: December 17, 2012. Review #26: Gun x Sword

Revenge is a double-edged sword. It often leads justice to either one's self or for others. It can also lead to ruin to one's self after the quest for revenge is complete. It is never a happy tale and the path to revenge may even lead to bloodshed. Revenge is a dish that should never be consumed. With that said, let's activate the review for Gun x Sword.

Equipped with a metal sash that straightens into a sword, the lanky swordsman Van is read more
Jul 16, 2010
alchemistnarutoZ (All reviews)
An usual plot gains a certain amount of specialness.

Story - 5/10
The usual stuff. There isn't anything new here. I don't even know what to comment about it. The main character, Van, is in a quest searching for a man with a claw, who killed his bride. As soon as he get to this claw man, he will kill him. Van is driven by vengeance. And at each episode, there is a mini story involving a mecha fight to save the town where Van is, and to get information about the one he seeks. And i can't forget, at the first episode, a girl named Wendy read more


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