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Gun x Sword  Online
Original Title :
Gun x Sword
Genre :
TV Series / Animation / Action / Sci-Fi
Cast :
Takanori Hoshino,Houko Kuwashima,Karen Strassman
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TV Series
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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 ... See full synopsis

Gun x Sword Online

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 ...
Series cast summary:
Takanori Hoshino Takanori Hoshino - Van 26 episodes, 2005
Houko Kuwashima Houko Kuwashima - Wendy 26 episodes, 2005
Karen Strassman Karen Strassman 26 episodes, 2005
Kirk Thornton Kirk Thornton - The Claw 26 episodes, 2005
Russell Wait Russell Wait - Nero (Animax Asia dub) 26 episodes, 2005
Johnny Yong Bosch Johnny Yong Bosch - Michael 25 episodes, 2005

User reviews

Zeus Wooden

Zeus Wooden

When I first got this, I just wanted to see some Mech robots beat the living daylights out of each other. The first few episodes satisfied me with some heroic comebacks and punch lines, but as the story progressed the theme changes drastically, which really caught my attention. You start wondering who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? But even this is not the best part of the anime. I personally loved the way the story was depicted pictorial with as little narration as possible and this gave a whole new dimension of understanding. Yes this technique has been used countless times but I found this exceptionally good. I recommend watching this anime just for the directing alone. If you feel like watching a Mech fight Gun X Sword is satisfying. Eventually even you will be hooked on to this brilliant anime. You have been warned!!!
felt boot

felt boot

As of late a flood of Japanese animated series(most of them a complete crap) have hit the US soil. GunxSword is the most amazing of any one of those. It has beautiful animation, potent voice acting, and a storyline that requires multiple viewings to fully understand. Ten out of Ten. Perhaps the thing that makes GunxSword stand out above its anime competition it the multitude of underlying messages. It has some of the more obvious dialectical themes, love/hate, hope/despair, devotion/betrayal but it is also driven by a gathering of more subtle ideas (I will leave the viewer to find those for themselves. Anyone who has the time that it takes to fully appreciate GunxSword should do so. Also, if you are a fan of unjustified violence and a "Dogma" like delusional ideas then this is the show for you. For me, that is merely a bonus to an amazing piece of art...


When I first started collecting this series on DVD,I have to say out of all the shows with lots of Mecha,this one is the greatest. I want to say that this series is like a western film,and it has lots of amazing things in this show. The character's I liked in this series are:Van,Ray,and Priscilla,and the Eldora 4. But what series really explains to us is that we all want vengeance to get back at someone for what they do. And another that this series explains to us is that everybody has a different path to take,and what they must do. But however,this is one of the coolest shows to see. So if you are looking for something cool,then get this series,and you will see what I mean!


Gun x Sword is a great Western revenge style anime series set on another world (colonized). The show is centered around a mecha-driving (called "armors") drifter named Van and his pursuit of "the claw" who murdered Van's wife. Van has a tag-a-long young girl named Wendy who is searching for her brother (yes, the two searches are connected). The story is fairly intricate as it progresses and the way Van and Wendy negotiate through the world they are cast out on is decently thought out.

The series has great action both person-to-person and with the robots. Lots of fun is had seeing Van and Wendy have to deal with each other's eccentricities (especially Van's issue with condiments) and alternate getting on each other's nerves and caring for each other.

The music including intro/ending pieces is pretty catchy and the animation style is nicely done.

Definitely a series worth watching.