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Gun X Sword Anime Review
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Gun X Sword Anime Review

For all the mecha fans out there, Gun X Sword is a very interesting sci fi anime to occupy your spare time. You join the tall, lazy, and peculiar Van (rhymes with dawn) as he wanders across the planet of Endless Illusion seeking revenge for the death of his fiance, killed on their wedding day.

The story opens with Van running across a small town which has been besieged by outlaws. He arrives and, while partaking of a meal (upon which he adds all the condiments he can get his hands on) the bandits arrive and threaten the town, which has holed up in the shopping center but is about to collapse to the siege of the bandits. Despite seeing their predicament, Van does nothing to help initially preferring to remain uninvolved. He is forced into a confrontation with the bandits though and calls down his armor, Dann, from the heavens to put down the outlaw's reign of terror.

During all of this, Van is approached by a young girl named Wendy, who admires his strength and prowess in battle. She finds out that he is seeking a man with a claw. This resembles the same man who kidnapped her older brother several years prior, whom she looked up to. She therefore determines to join Van, tagging along despite his protests and takes up the role of his sidekick.

They continue following rumors about the man with the claw, chasing after news of him and meeting allies and enemies of the Claw in equal measure. The repeated battles and challenges bring Van and Wendy closer, although Van never loses sight of his goal, revenge on the man with the claw, he does begin to soften up in some ways and make efforts to take care of Wendy and his companions.

As the story progresses, we learn more about the relationship Van has with the man with the claw and Van's quest for revenge is pitted against the ideals of those who aid the Claw, who expound upon the futility of revenge and the all encompassing peace and unity the Claw will bring to the world. The opponents become more and more a challenge and a wide array of opponents face off against Van with their respective armors. In addition.

The series does not take itself too seriously however, as Van continuously picks up a large repertoire of amusing nicknames from friends and foe alike, which he seems to enjoy adopting and utilizing for his introduction when meeting new people. This along with other classic Japanese humor brings to life a thrilling tale of revenge and justice. All-in-all, Gun-X-Sword provides a healthy balance of comedy with action to keep its audience entertained but also challenged with the wide variety of characters and their goals.


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