Gun X Sword, is produced by AIC A.S.T.A. The series is directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Hideyuki Kurata.
The story is set on the “Planet of Endless Illusion”, a place where rogues of all sorts gather. The protagonist, Van, travels the world searching for a man with a clawed right hand who killed his bride. He is joined by several other travelers along the way, each linked to the clawed man by a personal loss.
The series aired on TV Tokyo from July 4, 2005 to December 26 of the same year, totaling 26 episodes. It was published here in the US in March 2007 by Geneon Entertainment.
On the surface this looks like just another Mecha anime but if you scratch the surface you find a great science fiction adventure. With interesting characters and a villain, who believes that he is the good guy, the plot more complex than just some Mecha anime. The humor is lighter in this series than some others, that said the making fun of the Power Rangers is really hilarious and a wonderful break, and at time feels out of place with the characters. But the fight scenes are just great. With the mecha and non-armoured fighters gives the battles a real sense of danger. The mystery and adventure of Gun X Sword makes this anime one I look forward to watching with everyone!