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Evergreen would be a peaceful and prosperous place – if it wasn’t under siege by bandits. Most of the inhabitants have already been killed or driven off, but among the ones remaining is Wendy – a young girl who is intent on finding her kidnapped brother. As the outlaws bring their full arsenal to bear, including one of the dreaded Armor war-machines, the fate of Evergreen looks sealed. However, a slim hope appears in the form of the wanderer Van, who possesses extraordinary martial skills and even an Armor of his own. But Van has motives and goals of his own, which don’t necessarily involve saving besieged towns...

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Gun x Sword-san DVD Special 2006 TBD Omake released on the DVDs.
Name Role
Takahiro KIMURA Character Design
Goro TANIGUCHI Director
Kotaro NAKAGAWA Music
Hiroyuki ORUKAWA Producer
Hiroyuki SAEKI Producer

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Gun x Sword CoulterRail 3.5/10 Apr 4, 2014
Gun x Sword FullmetalCowboy24 7.2/10 Dec 17, 2012
Gun x Sword PinkyIvan 8/10 Oct 15, 2012
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Trigun

Trigun

“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.

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madcastle

Both Gun x Sword and Trigun are about a legendary wanderer and his journey against bandits and stuff like that. Although they differ a lot, because Gun x Sword is a mecha series. Both stories focus on the main character's revenge, and they are both great anime.

BrandonHeat

A story of a big soft tough guy... a CLASSIC! You're sure to love Trigun if you liked Gun X Sword. It has a man on a mission who wants to be alone but deep down loves the company... lol. Not to mention, Vash and Van Voth are badasses and make you laugh too.

arasin2758

Trigun and Gun x Sword are alike in that their main characters are aloof towards others. The characters are different in attitude and have a comic relief-like personality, but still get very serious when it comes down to it.

caitlin

Both of the series are in a less common branch of science fiction: 'sci-fi western'. Both protagonists have a sort of split personality of sorts (switching, with the mood of the anime, from comedic to serious, frequently), and are looking for revenge. Also, in both, the female lead gets pulled into things, following the male lead around while he tries to push her away as he searches out the revenge he desires.

riseofanimal

Western type at is great for someone that's a fan of the genre. Both have great gun fights and have a mysterious main character.

Michichan

I rarely recommend anime based only on genre, but I have to make an exception for Trigun and Gun X Sword. "Sci-fi Western Adventure" is not an incredibly common category and Trigun is an awesome anime. Fans of Gun X Sword will find similarities between Van's personality and that of Trigun's Vash. Meryl and Milly of Trigun are also ver similar to Wendy and Joshua of Gun X Sword.

bijanabrahim

They both have very similary characters and both have a theme of being based on a planet which was colonized by earth and that the technology level is less than earth, but the main character is in possession of high level technology from earth.

PinkyIvan

Well it feels like Gun x Sword is somewhat happening in Trigun universe. Both are episodic and are very fun to watch. Both get a serious story later on and end is awsome ways.

anto13

Both are in a futuristic western time set,and the main characters are focused on facing one special person with whom they have unfinished business

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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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Spike777

Both Cowboy Bebop and Gun x Sword have a badass character; Van (Gun x Sword) is very similar to Spike (Bebop) in the sense of attitude and physical resemblance. In both anime, they want to face their past and kick some serious ass while doing it.

Michichan

Both Van and Spike are mysterious men trying to confront their past. Anyone who enjoyed Gun X Sword will love the humor, action, and adventure of Cowboy Bebop.

Adonia

Well... comparing Cowboy Bebop to Gun X Sword.... 

here you have two guys with bad hairstyles and somewhat aloof personalities going to the destructive ends of the earth for a pretty woman that no longer exists in their world.  Spike has a tight little space jet, Vann has a massive mecha named Dan and both have a futuristic cowboy style when they roam those vast praries.  Luckily, in the future, cowboys don't need horses... so everyone can walk properly without looking ridiculous.

VivisQueen

So you probably liked the weird genre mish-mash that Gun x Sword offers, and the action, and the fact that the main character says little and kicks a lot of arse. Well, then Cowboy Bebop will knock your socks off. Like Gun x Sword, it's episodic, offering mini stories and mini-arcs which build a bigger picture of the characters and their backgrounds. It's got a mix of comedy, action, drama, romance, tragedy and all sorts. Where Bebop is not like Gun x Sword, is the fact that it's about ten times better. Everything Gun x Sword does, Bebop does with more ingenuity, more flare, and simply more intelligence. If you think Van is kick-arse, wait until you get a taste of Spike...

DeathCrunch

Both main characters are the cold silent type, solving problems with fighting prowess rather than words.

Both have an innate lazy streak and both will love no other than the one they each lost.

PinkyIvan

Episodic fun with badasses. That is what these anime are about. Althrough Gun x Sword gets a serious plot later on.

RG

Hell, for all we know, Van could be the reicarnation of Spie Spiegel.

That said, both shows offer taut action and stirring drama.

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?

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BrandonHeat

Your basic story of REVENGE, that's what Afro Samurai and Gun X Sword have in common. Both have a badass lead character who is traveling to find the men who killed his loved ones.

koukatsu

Another story of a man traveling for vengance, constant fights, the only main difference is the mass of the weapons, so to speak.

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Escaflowne

Escaflowne

Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.

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caitlin

Both Gun x Sword and Escaflowne are centered around an unwitting young girl, who gets herself caught up in a fantasy world of mecha and in the protagonist's search for revenge. Although inheritly different, if you liked one, you should check out the other.

TothAnime

GunXsword and escaflowne are much alike in ways that they throw an innocent young girl into a world of war and chaos. Both of these great series feed from a great mysticism of the world and how everything works along with personal struggles that push the main charecters to achieve there goals, wheather it's for revenge or for personal gain. if you enjoyed one series you will deffinitly enjoy the other. both are action packed with a great story line.

Break Blade Movie 6: Doukoku no Toride

Break Blade Movie 6: Doukoku no Toride
  • Movie (1 ep x 52 min)
  • 2011

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AmandaKondrael

They both have mechas and the feel is very much the same. I think that someone who liked either Break Blade or Gun X Sword would like the other as well. 

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