Gun x Sword

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Synonyms: Gun vs Sword
Japanese: ガン×ソード
English: Gun x Sword
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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 ASTA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 3257532,575 users)
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Ranked: #27222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2293
Members: 75,795
Favorites: 344

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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


Hoshino, Takanori

Garret, Wendy

Kuwashima, Houko

Lundgren, Ray

Sakurai, Takahiro

Carmen 99

Inoue, Kikuko


Kurata, Masayo


Chiba, Saeko

The Claw

Horiuchi, Kenyuu


Onosaka, Masaya


Taguchi, Takashi


Satou, Masaharu


Ougi, Jiyuu
Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Storyboard
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Saitou, Hisashi
Episode Director, Key Animation, Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"GUNXSWORD" by Kotaro Nakagawa

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 (eps 17)
4: "A Rising Tide (Accoustic Version)" by Shuntaro Okino (eps 22)
5: "Calling You" by Shuntaro Okino (Ep 24)
6: "GUNXSWORD (Starting Again)" by Kotaro Nakagawa and Ondekoza (eps 26)

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 ...
Jun 6, 2010
This anime really surprised me. I found it via Netflix. Van, the main character is seeking revenge on the guy (known as the Claw) who murdered his fiancee on their wedding day. Along his journey, he meets many others who are travelling with him for their own purpose. Wendy, the "heroine" of the story had her brother "kidnapped" by the Claw.

The first half of this anime appeared to be episodic. However, I loved how this anime tied each episode together. From the different names that were added to Van, to the way this anime referred back to previous episode. ...
Apr 21, 2012
I have to be honest here: I kinda expected Gun X Sword to be a little different than what it really was. I thought it was going to be a purely-western anime, and that the main character, who is dressed like the typical main character in a western movie, would wield a weapon that functions as both a gun and a sword (this show is called "Gun X Sword", after all). Well, I got the 'dressed like the typical main character in a western movie' part right, but that's about it.

The story is nothing new. The main character's wife was killed, and now he's searching ...

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