The land of Endless Illusion is a lawless place where heaven
and hell collide, spewing forth degenerates of every type.
The land is full of Coleridge dreams, whilst the urban areas
are morally corrupt and violent. Through this land roams a
wanderer with a past. Van is looking for The Claw Man, the
man who killed his wife. His lonely existence is changed when
he meets Wendy, a young girl who has lost both her parents
and her brother. Together they travel Endless Illusion in
search of answers...
Four of Gun Sword contains episodes thirteen through
sixteen. The show remains entertaining with a nice combination
of stand alone shows which do not ignore the overall story
thirteen, Dream in Progress, and the show opens with
Ray losing his best chance to kill the Claw Man when a flock
of birds get in the way of his shots. His desire to avenge
Shino means that regardless of the disarming way the Claw
Man behaves he will not be swayed from his task, even to the
point of summoning the armour which Shino created. Van, meanwhile,
is in an armour fight of his own against his former colleague
Gadved, on the same revenge train as Ray.
was a particularly interesting episode. Having caught up with
their nemesis; he acts like a man with a dream of peace, which
helps to wrong foot the audience and brings into doubt everything
that they know about the main protagonists. In fact if you
had never seen the show before, by their actions, you would
assume that Van and Ray were the bad guys.
fourteen, Swift Brownie, and after the plot fuelled
previous episodes, the show takes a rest with a stand alone
episode. In this story Van and Wendy end up at the B-1 Grand
Prix Armour Contest with Van competing against Pricilla.
with their stand alone stories Gun Sword still delivers
a quality plot. Character design and animation remain high
with no sign that the show is skimping. There is still a look
of the Studio Gibli about the show, but then that is no bad
fifteen, Neo Originals, and the show returns to the
wandering in the countryside motif. Things are obviously desperate
with Van resting on a 'Bodyguard for Hire' sign. Wendy decides
that she is going to gamble the last of her money on a turtle
race. After a little gigery pokery the two are able to purchase
an airship to Jhoschdarn, to meet Carmen 99.
episode contains a nice little alcohol fuelled flashback showing
Van getting his armour Dann.
up is episode sixteen, The Electric Fireworks. Van
remains stricken on the ground from the previous episode's
defeat. Like before Wendy has to nurse van back to health.
remain quite good with two more amusing Gun Sword-sans
episodes (7 & 8). There is also the second TV commercial,
the third trailer and an art gallery. Audio is also a little
above average with a choice of English or Japanese DTS or
Japanese Dolby Digital with English subtitles and/or signs.