Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Trigun



Trigun tells us the story of Vash the Stampede who is a wanted man. Nicknamed the "Humanoid Typhoon,"because he brings destruction to any town he passes through. Because of this, a $$60 billion bounty (that's double dollars) has been put on his head. Some insurance agency has also dispatched two of its agents, Meryl Strife and Milly Thompson, to seek Vash and report on why he causes every town that he passes through to be utterly destroyed. And what do they actually find out? Well, that the Humanoid Typhoon isn't quite what he seems. Vash is more or less a dork. Though he is an exceptional gunslinger, Vash would rather roam from town to town spreading the message of "Love and Peace!". Unfortunately, many bounty hunters are motivated by the immense bounty on Vash's head, and it is the battles between Vash and these bounty hunters that destroy every town Vash comes to. Trigun starts out as a comedy and remains so throughout the run of the series, although midway, as a lot of anime series tend to do, it really takes that darker turn, as we get a look at Vash's past and find out what made him into the man known as the Humanoid Typhoon (he is an alien...yeah, I said it...fuck it). About halfway through the series, Vash is caught up in the midst of his brother, Knives, who wants nothing better than to see Vash suffer. Vash has one weakness, and a pretty serious one at that: He cannot kill ANYBODY or else he'll go fucking crazy. So, what's one thing that Knives does? He sends out about a dozen totally unique fighters called the "Gung Ho Guns", a gang (of asian whores) whose job is to drive Vash to kill them. The episodes are very well-paced, making you want more, not so much because you feel that there is something lacking, but because you get drawn into the story and its main players. I can't think of anything wrong with this anime. The characters are lovable (even the bad guys, to a degree); the message of love is clear without being too annoying or getting in the way of the action; the plot twists aren't predictable, and the music is breathtaking. Trigun appeals to both male and female viewers, whether you're into action, adventure, comedy, and/or drama. Little wonder why it has become very popular in recent years. Trigun is a great series that gets even better as the series progresses. It's not perfect, but its flaws actually make it better, if you know what I mean. Ok, I am starting to make no sense. So just go and watch it, if you haven't already, which would be a true shock.




Graphics 9/10
Sound 8/10
Storyline 8/10
Characters 8/10
Overall 8.5/10

2 comments:

Sapphire Pyro said...

Trigun is pure awesome. 'nuff said xD Heheehee~

Animenerdz said...

not one of my favorites, but still, a great anime series...