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angelxxuan's Trigun Tv Review

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Trigun tv Review

Everyone has heard of Vash the Stampede, the mysterious gunman who seems to cause trouble wherever he goes. He is considered to be very dangerous, so a bounty of $6 billion has been placed on his head (dead or alive); everyone is trailing him to get the money.

Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, two insurance agents, are sent out to assess the damages and follow him around in order to prevent him from causing any more destruction. However, when they meet him, they discover he isn't quite the one they expected. Armed with patience, the two set out on a journey alongside him, slowly discovering bits of Vash's past and what made him become what he is today.

Contributed by pandemonium91.

Story & Characters

As we all know the main character is Kuroneko-sama however any great actor would gladly give the love to the entire cast. Trigun is an anime that is slightly vintage in age. It's based upon a future world which is mostly desert. Suns and Moons which shine down upon the planet yet somehow humans live and still attempt to co-exist and survive. It's not really certain or mentioned why, it's just noted that humans had to go somewhere else.

Which brings us to the co-actor of the story Vash the Stampede. Somehow he's gotten himself the name of Humanoid Typhoon and an extremely large bounty is placed upon his head due to an event which transpired in the town of July which causes several bounty hunters that come along to collect the $$60,000,000,000 (sixty billion double dollar) for him either dead or alive. Causing Vash to constantly be finding ways to get himself out of trouble and dodging bullets, yet still enjoying his thrills with the doughnuts ! Could Vash's helpful deeds actually be the cause of Rem Saverem notion of a more peaceful time where she believed you really don't need violence to solve your problems and no one has the right to take another life or could it be his caring nature towards humans such as he meets along the way?

Meryl Stryfe aka "Derringer Meryl" and Milly Thompson aka "Stungun Milly" are Bernardelli insurance agents which are assigned to keep people safe, investigate Vash and claims that the damages he does is or isn't related and that Bernardelli are or aren't held liable for payouts to the damages that Vash constantly does which is more the other side than Vash's fault to begin with. It's hard to keep a wanted man life style and not break a few eggs in the process, or blow up a building or wreck a sand steamer, whichever the case might be.

Nicholas D. Wolfwood, a man which is probably Vash's equal with the gun, or at least pretty close to it, yet raised in the wrong setting and/or environment. A gun smoking, cigarette toking, man of the cloth which carries a big cross on his back heavy with mercy. He has compassion for the children and constantly showing this by going around trying to raise money for the orphanage.

Knives, a devious of a man which is the opposite of Vash in every way. He wants to destroy humans not protect them. He wants to make Vash suffer for all eternity so he does just that with the help and aide of a man by the name of Legato Bluesummers which becomes famous for his white coat and uncontrollable lust to inflict chaos everywhere he goes. Knives also uses a group of assassins which call themselves the Gung-Ho Guns, capable of being just as sinister and sick as Knives and equally bent on creating great chaos unto Vash's world and life. And they greatly succeed at it too. By that time Vash has encountered many demons in human form, having given up their humanity to become twisted assassins to do even more carnage with Knives pulling the strings.

Rating: 7

Art

As this anime is slightly older, it still hasn't lost it's incapable beauty. I feel it's been remastered nicely, however it's still older than some, yet still nicely done. I have to admit, I was impressed by how much detail went into things, even upon it's age. Tears which flowed felt real, however I was just not impressed with a few scenes where the clouds floated by and they looked too fake. Over all, the character design was nicely done, the spiky of the hair, the density of the eyes and the depth to the red coat was nicely done. The background shots were not so great, the buildings looked slightly disappointing until they were actually used for the scene itself.

Rating: 6

Sound

Once again, I am doing this review on overall not the age from which it came from. The sound was slightly off. I couldn't hear things properly. And at times one could barely hear the sounds of footsteps, even if they were present. Unless they were actually needed for the scene. I felt Funimation did a decent job at dubbing, however some of the voices they used were just so whiny and, at times, difficult to tolerate but they could have probably done slightly better, from both versions which I have seen now (dubbed/subbed), I still like Funimation's version better. However the background music I felt suited each and every scene. At least the sounds of bullets going off sounded just like that, and the sound effects to the other important things were equally there, however if it wasn't related to the scene somehow, it felt as if it was sloppy fill-ins at times.

Rating: 6

Presentation

Over all, I would have to say, I have forgotten how good this anime really was. The depths of emotions which sucked me in and I felt myself tearing up at moments of either happiness, sorrow or moments of giggles when I would watch poor little Kuroneko-sama go flying through the air. It has been a great long time since I have seen this anime, I was lucky to find a box set at the store a few weeks back and I thought, why not, it was reasonably cheap and it's been over a decade since my copy finally gave up the ghost. After I started watching it, it wasn't hard to look past the age, but I still felt it was an anime of it's time, during it's time and honored that a box set was released that I could get my hands on. Sadly, like a lot of the anime of yesteryear, it's forgotten until it's either remastered or slipped out into a box set. Regardless, the anime is well worth a watch, and a worthy of a collection to others. It's a moment in time which we feel the loss and gains of one man and struggles with both inner and outer demons. In the end it's all about the love and peace ^.^x

Rating: 8

Final Verdict

7.00 (above average)

Reviewed by angelxxuan, Jun 09, 2011

Comments

  1. SnickerdoodleNinja Moderator Jun 09, 2011

    I enjoyed your review, and the occasional bits of humor you use really help. There were some sentence I felt were worded awkwardly and made it a lil confusing, and I still would like to hear more analysis of the story and how it holds up in its genre, character development, etc. (though I know we've had this conversation before and I can respect your reasoning for how you write your story section). Still, I like that you don't get bogged down with unessecary details and tell it like it is. Nice job!

    Btw, I watched this show, but it was so long ago I remember nothing about it. Now I want to go rewatch it. :)

  2. angelxxuan May 20, 2012

    seems like the reviews are acting up some or something :| but the movie is better than the series, in my opinion :)

  3. UberDog Mar 08, 2015

    Great Review Bunny, I can't argue against this at the very least. The Anime and Movie sure were an interesting moments of serious, random and comedy at times.

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