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 3340633,406 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2410
Members: 78,261
Favorites: 366

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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

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Inoue, Kikuko

Lundgren, Ray

Sakurai, Takahiro


Kurata, Masayo


Chiba, Saeko

The Claw

Horiuchi, Kenyuu


Onosaka, Masaya


Taguchi, Takashi


Satou, Masaharu


Yoshida, Norio
Ougi, Jiyuu
Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Storyboard
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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)


Mar 23, 2022
What a vibe. The ultimate space western, its a shame its popularity is lower because of poor marketing when this show aired and the fact that space westerns are more popular in America than japan.

Its not smooth or perfect but rather has quirks that makes it more enjoyable. its like a home grown tomato that doesn't look the best but tastes better than any factory made tomato you see at a grocery store. Hopefully my comparison made sense but what I'm trying to say is it isn't like all these other shows with generic characters with the same jokes & story.

Without spoiling 2 of the ...
Apr 1, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (20/26 eps)
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.
Jun 26, 2022
Gun x Sword is an exercise in futility. I had high expectations for this series. When I learned that the plot centered around the protagonist attempting to avenge his dead wife, I was intrigued. Unfortunately, with each passing episode I felt more and more dread that this series would not live up to my initial expectations. I still had a faint sense of hope that the series would prove me wrong in the second half. My prayers were left unanswered and I am left with a 26 episode waste of time. It is soulless and formulaic in every way. It has no depth. It throws ...

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