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Gun X Sword: The Complete Box Set

David Vincent , Jennifer Sekiguchi , Liam O'Brien  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: David Vincent, Jennifer Sekiguchi, Michelle Ruff
  • Directors: Liam O'Brien
  • Format: Widescreen, Color, Box set, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: December 14, 2010
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0043988J4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,608 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Japanese TV commercials

Japanese trailers 01 - 03

Episode 17 (TV version)

David Vincent’s proposal video

Textless opening & closing song


Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Van (pronounced "Vaughn"), the hero of the 2005 broadcast series Gun x Sword (pronounced "Gun-sword"), roams the wastes of the planet Endless Illusion, seeking The Claw, the one-armed man who murdered his bride on their wedding day. When he gets in trouble, Van summons Dann, a powerful Gundam-esque mecha, to clobber his foes. During his wanderings, he picks up several ill-assorted companions, including Wendy, a girl who's looking for her missing brother; Carmen, an "information broker" in a skimpy outfit; and Joshua, the eager younger brother of Ray--who's also out to kill The Claw. For the first several episodes, Van and his pals stumble from one short, often silly misadventure to another. Around episode 9, the story begins to gel. The Claw isn't some casual murderer but the cult leader known as "Our Comrade," who plans to use ancient technology to remake the entire planet's society according to his will. Gun x Sword is obviously trying to be a combination of Trigun and Cowboy Bebop, but Van commands neither the film noir charisma of Spike Spiegel nor the nutty charm of Vash the Stampede. Carmen is an obvious clone of Faye Valentine from Bebop and the mecha fights are shamelessly lifted from various Gundam series. The first eight episodes do almost nothing to advance the plot, and the later ones feel padded with repetitions, mawkish sentimentality, pointless subplots, fan service cleavage shots, and endless nattering. The Complete Collection comes with a disc of extras that includes Japanese commercials, 13 episodes of Gun x Sword San, a "super-deformed" spoof with CG hand puppets, and the footage from the series voice actor David Vincent (Van) recut to propose to his girlfriend. (Rated TV-14, but suitable for ages 16 and older: violence, violence against women, profanity, toilet and risqué humor, nudity, sexual situations, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon

(1. Tuxedo Blowing in the Wind, 2. Fury Stream, 3. Heroes One More Time, 4. And the Rain Kept Falling, 5. Twins Guard, 6. Light My Fire, 7. The Vengeance Within, 8. Bound by Blood, 9. Carmen Goes Home, 10. Thank You Ocean, 11. Where the Goodbyes Are, 12. The Days of No Return, 13. Dream in Progress, 14. Swift Brownie, 15. Neo Originals, 16. Electric Fireworks, 17. Follow the X Spot, 18. Prayers Are for Saudade, 19. Prayer's End, 20. Wonderful Universe, 21. Prayers for Heaven and Peace on Earth, 22. For Whose Sake? 23. A Song for Everyone, 24. End of a Dream, 25. Fool Comes by Armor, 26. Tuxedo Blowing in Tomorrow)

Product Description

There’s a claw-fisted, fiancé-murdering, older-brother-corrupting, genocidal maniac terrorizing the planet of endless illusion, and only Van, a tight-lipped loner in a jet black tuxedo, can bring the scoundrel to justice. Armed with his shape-shifting sword, a mechanized suit of armor sent from the heavens, and a fierce hunger for condiments, Van hunts the villain who murdered his one true love with dogged determination. Riding shotgun on his quest is Wendy Garret, a pretty young spitfire who’ll do anything to reunite with her long lost brother. Together, they seek vengeance in a lawless, futuristic frontier, draining bottles of ketchup and righting wrongs wherever heroes are needed. With any luck, they’ll find the men they seek before the sun sets on civilization once and for all.

Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5-DVD COLLECTION! December 9, 2010
Format:DVD
Just got the Funimation release of Gun Sword today and was pleasantly surprised to find that this is really a 5-DVD set. The 26 episodes of the series are on the first 4 DVDs and then there is a 5th "Extra Features" DVD in the back of the case with what I believe were all the extras included with the original Geneon releases including...YES! the 13 Gun Sword San episodes.

I think with the inclusion of the extras, it makes this set a great value, but I wish Funimation would do a better job of getting the correct information out on their releases.

The series itself is very good blending the Western/Mecha genres together. It has been compared to earlier animes like Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Trigun and the main character Van does seem somewhat similar to Spike from Cowboy Bebop. It also has an odd main villain in the form of the Claw who preaches friendship and harmony and wants to "save" the world but has no qualms about tearing apart anyone that interferes with his plans. Maybe the story isn't that original, but it does a good job of being entertaining throughout.

The packaging is pretty basic , but still nice with all 5 DVD houses in a normal size DVD case with a glossy cardboard slip-cover. I actually prefer these type of releases because of the space (and money) that is saved compared to when anime series were released over 6-8 DVDs, though I do miss the artwork from the covers and artboxes a little. The video is 16:9 widescreen and the transfer looks solid from what I've watched so far.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring me all of your condiments! November 26, 2010
By NC
Format:DVD
Fantastic series. My personal favorite. It is great news that Funimation picked this one up and is going to republish it again. Sadly usually when this happens, they tend to cut out some of the extras from the original release. Hopefully included in this will be the goofy Gun Sword-san episodes. But I would really doubt that judging from the price. Still, great show, great characters, and it'll keep you watching old episodes again and again. Watch both dubs if you can. This is probably the only series I've seen where I wished I could combine both dubs. The voice actor who plays Van in English is exceptional. So are a few other characters. But then theres some in Japanese which are great too. Enjoy!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gun X Sword! January 25, 2012
By David
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is budget box set you've been waiting for if you want an inexpensive way to get the sword wielding anime that doesn't suck. S.A.V.E. is the way to go if want inexpensive anime. Anyways this is a great anime if you want fun action, chicks, story, and gun fights that are just fun to watch.
Story-8.5
Animation-10
Value-10
Oh and just more bang for buck too:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic September 29, 2013
Format:DVD
One of the best animes I've ever seen. Absolutely fantastic. Great writing, great characters. Almost can't be better. Actually made me tear up several times. I've watched the entire season several times, and haven't gotten tired of it yet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! February 16, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Love this anime! It reminds me of Cowboy Beebop - it's got a hint of darkness, great characters and lots of laughs.

however, the case this set comes in sucks. Part of the hinge has broken and the center things the dvds click onto are chipping away, while the first center ring has broken off part of the disc. I don't know if mine is defective, or if this is a problem with other sets, but if so I recommend putting these in a different case. However, the discs themselves are excellent quality, the show looks great and I am still pleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying, Oh Yeah -Jult Warfell May 17, 2012
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This series is very comical and sometimes over the top. The primary characters sport great chemestry and the animation is more than decent for a series. -Jult Warfell
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Entertaining But Not Great Series December 18, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The series was enjoyable reminding me a little of a water-down version of Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo, meaning you have the wandering anti-hero hardcore fighting main male character who seeks revenge for the murder of someone he loved and the young female sidekick with her own personal agenda for following the male character as well as her unresolved feelings for said character and feelings of inadequacy when meeting with other much more busty endowed female characters with their own feelings for the main male character. The only thing that was uncomfortable with the series and with what a few anime series have is the Lolita complex the producers put in the series, I mean they have the female sidekick look like a middle elementary or junior high school kid though she's supposed to be older while trying to put some weird romantic plot between the two main characters even though the male character is drawn to look much older than the girl sidekick. Luckily nothing happens with this situation really which was a very good thing and if you can look pass this the action and storyline for the series is actually pretty good, The voice cast for the Japanese subbed and English dubbed did their character roles great as well so no complaints on that part either. So for the price is it worth getting for your home anime library?, if you're a fan of series like Cowboy Bebop or action sci-fi animes than I say yes but expect to feel some discomfort with the Lolita issues the series has as well...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good March 28, 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Product met expectations and then some, DVDs are brand new, with no scratches or blemishes and the extra features disc was pretty cool
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes
These anime shows are awesome to watch. If you love a good anime series, then this is a show for you. This show will blow your mind.
Published 1 month ago by Kerry Ryan Maloney
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed watching this again, Great Story.
Purchased this as I enjoyed watching the series when it was available on Netflix, the only thing I found frustrating is that the episodes where not separated on each dvd, but the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Clint Eastwood of Anime
To say that this series is awesome would be an understatement. I have watched a lot of anime series, and being part-Japanese, I understand the plot and its dynamics more than most. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lee Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Van rules the original seven
I picked this up on a whim. The description sounded okay and I needed something to watch over the lengthy holidays. Surprisingly I liked it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by albionphoto
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
I choose this my cuzin said its a great anime
So I did its pretty good
U should get it if it s under 20. Bucks
Get it!!
Published 3 months ago by Edward empty elvis
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here. NOTHING.
I've been sifting through the S.A.V.E. titles looking for rare gems of animes that shouldn't be there. "Gun X Sword" should. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Coulter Rail
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Anime
I watched the series on Netflix and saw it was Available on Amazon so I purchased this box set. The box set holds five DVDs four which contain the 26 episodes and disc five which... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Darkstlkr
4.0 out of 5 stars Gun X Sword
I personally like this anime. It's interesting, has decent action. Carmen 99 is my favorite character. The end was pretty cool. I would recommend this anime
Published 9 months ago by Randy V. "Last King"
5.0 out of 5 stars best anime
the show starts with a man who is a wanderer. he drives a mech called a arma and this show reminds me of trigun
Published 10 months ago by Tevin igiehon
4.0 out of 5 stars Lone mech rider
So he's dressed in a modified Tuxedo with tails. . .and is an Armor rider. He travels searching for the man with a claw hand. Read more
Published 12 months ago by J3F
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