Debuting over Japanese television under the title Toraigan in 1998, the half-hour animé series Trigun was, like so many others in the sci-fi genre, essentially an outer-space Western. The hero of the piece was, technically speaking, the villain: Vash the Stampede, the most notorious outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke. With a reward of 60 billion dollars on his head, the blond, blue-eyed Vash would have been well-advised to keep himself scarce, but he insisted upon poking about and trying to rescue the weak and helpless from worse outlaws than himself. And besides, despite his gunslinging prowess, Vash never killed anybody (a rarity in a Western, to say nothing of an animé series). In America, Trigun premiered March 31, 2003, on cable's Cartoon Network. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
It's been ten years since I saw Trigun, and even after all this time, I still can't fathom why so many people vehemently call this a classic in the anime genre, when it really has about as much artistic integrity as the Pokémon anime titles. While the tones, forms of mature content, and art styles don't clash quite as hard with titles like Elfen Lied and High School of the Dead, it's still a salad bowl of elements that simply don't go together. … more
First of all, before I start reviewing this anime, keep in mind that I haven't seen this anime since 2003, so I can't remember every name of every character or some episodes, but I remember enough to have a well-rounded opinion of it. I saw the English-dubbed version of Trigun on Adult Swim seven years ago, and I hated it. I still hate it now, but my reasoning for it has changed after sitting down and thinking about the anime much deeper than before in recent years. … more
It's a dystopic future. The world is dusty and dry. Pieces of a strange technology litter the landscape and criminals, human, mutant or cyborg wander the landscape. Some people try and farm, some are bounty hunters or cops and many are poor. In spite of all of this is the rumor of a man so terrifying he has a tremendous bounty on his head who is travelling from town to town. What kind of a danger does he pose to those around him?.......Not much. He's … more
Anime about the future of mankinds remnants in an old west setting and an eccentric man in the middle of it all. REALLY hides it's cards and shows them only when needed. An interesting mix of humor, action and comedy.