Trigun Feb 25, 2013 6:58:15 GMT -5
Post by Bytor on Feb 25, 2013 6:58:15 GMT -5
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Action (Sci-Fi)
Company: Madhouse Studios
Format: 24 episodes
Dates: Apr 1, 1998 to Sep 30, 1998
The visual style can best be described as "all over the place", lol. Sometimes you have some very serious realistic looking styles, often the style is typical comedic anime with over the top facial expressions and even some chibi thrown in for good measure. And sometimes it simply has a more cartoonish look while still fitting into what we normally think of as anime (big eyes, big hair, garish outfits and colors). Honestly it's really a hard show to describe visually, mostly due to the absolute plethora of looks and designs. But, having said that I honestly can find little to complain about, the show is simply so well done on so many levels that unless it was drawn using stick figures I seriously just don't think I would have complained. The fact that the show is able to show Vash as serious, hurtful, playful, mischievous, caring, crying and powerful and mysterious all within one episode (and all with him looking different) is simply amazing. And oh yeah, all of the other characters can, and do portray many of the same emotions, once again while being drawn in various different styles.
PS backgrounds and environments look pretty freaking amazing as well.
These have to be some of my favorite characters in any show I have ever watched. And one thing that made them so interesting is the fact that I was able to feel their emotions, I was able to laugh both with them and at them. I was able to feel Milly's pain and Meryl's longing and I was able to feel Wolfwood's confusion. But most of all I got to share in Vash's sheer delight at life, shed a tear for him pain and suffering, and immerse myself in his longing and desire to make things right. Honestly this show is a journey, a journey you share with some of the most fleshed out individuals who each have their faults and weaknesses and more importantly show that decisions we make in life are seldom truly black and white.
Now here is where you better be ready for a roller coaster ride. I started this show thinking is was a fine comedy and little more. I then progressed into being convinced it was a comedy, but with a lot of action thrown in. Then...then the story truly started. To tell too much would , in my opinion, ruin it. So, suffice it to say that humans have colonized a dessert planet and while there are municipal areas the majority of the planet is made up of circa 1890/s USA western style towns, deserts, with a modicum of technology thrown in for good measure. Enter into this wasteland Vash the Stampede, the human typhoon who has a 60 million double dollar bounty on his head. Ya see, it seems where ever Vash goes destruction and mayhem seem to ensue, in spite of the fact that he actually is very seldom truly at fault. The story is essentially about Vash, how he , and the planet came to exists and his efforts to save everyone on the planet, in his own indomitable and wacky way. Now, if you watch this I do ask that you be patient as the story does take some time to progress and develop, but once it does what a remarkable story you will be immersed into!
This is, believe it or not, a hard anime to review. It's simply so many different things at times, and perhaps that is one of it's strengths. Because not only is it a diverse show but it's a show where all of the diversity is constantly leading you on a remarkable journey into Vash's world. I have always said the sign of a good show is when you want more, and I certainly want more (to a certain degree, because honestly unlike some shows this one does end) but I am also satisfied, and immensely happy I decided to continue watching this after the first couple of episodes, and I am happy that my journey with Vash and company ended, it was a fun journey to say the least.