Apr 1, 1998 to Sep 30, 1998
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisVash the Stampede is a wanted man with a habit of turning entire frontier towns into rubble. The price on his head is a fortune, and his path of destruction reaches across the arid wastelands of a desert planet. Unfortunately, most encounters with the spiky-haired gunslinger don't end well for the bounty hunters who catch up with him; someone almost always gets hurt—and it's never Vash. Oddly enough, for such an infamous fugitive, there's no proof that he's ever taken a life. In fact, he's a pacifist with a doughnut obsession who's more doofus than desperado. There's a whole lot more to him than his reputation lets on—Vash the Stampede definitely ain't your typical outlaw.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"H.T." by Tsuneo Imahori
Ending Theme"Kaze wa Mirai ni Fuku (The Wind Blows to the Future)" by AKIMA & NEOS
(This is a spoiler-free review adapted for this site)
[Synopsis]: Vash the Stampede (Onosaka, Masaya) is a legendary gunslinger with a $60,000,000,000 bounty on his head who has attained the additional title of the ‘humanoid typhoon’ due to the way he leaves a path of destruction in his wake wherever he travels. Because of this rampant devastation, the Bernardelli Insurance Society tasks Meryl Stryfe (Tsuru, Hiromi) and Milly Thompson (Yukino, Satsuki) to find Vash in order to evaluate insurance claims and attempt to minimize the damage. The story follows these characters across a desert wasteland as it quickly becomes apparent that Vash is more than a simple outlaw.
Vash the Stampede, while an absolute ace in every category when concerning marksmanship, is also quite a carefree and kindhearted character. From the get-go it is revealed that the destruction that is attributed to him is actually the fault of the countless bounty hunters chasing after the reward for his head. With this in mind, he is perfectly capable of dealing out major damage with his signature revolver however perhaps his biggest character trait is that he always avoids killing his enemies – opting to disarm or at worst cripple them instead. This mindset, while at first a character quirk, becomes very central to the shows primary story after a turn in what could be described as the conflict of naivety. Vash occupies an odd dichotomy of personalities where he can be both silly and comical but gravely serious the next second. Vash’s past and the reasons for his preservation of life are explored fairly extensively and as the story progresses.
Joining Vash on his journeys in the anime are the two insurance girls Meryl and Milly. While Meryl at first doesn’t believe Vash to be the legitimate ‘Vash the Stampede’ she eventually is convinced wheres Milly is much more certain after their first meeting. The two girls serve primarily as comedic characters throughout the show and their exaggerated reactions (mostly Meryl) are the source of a good deal of the shows comedy along with Vash’s antics. They are fairly flat characters and while they have emotions and serious scenes they feel fairly stunted on the development front. As the show grows more serious in the later episodes and the silliness of things is slightly phased out, they continue to tag along but seem to lack purpose.
Lastly, Vash and company encounter a priest by the name of Nicholas D. Wolfwood (Hayami, Show) on their travels who at first fades in and out of the story intermittently but later becomes a more primary character. I would say that Wolfwood’s appearance is a marked improvement to the show as he is more complex and action-oriented than Meryl or Milly. He shares some qualities with Vash, comedic and otherwise, but is overall of the more serious characters in the cast.
As Trigun hails from the late 90’s period of anime it’s art and animation leave a decent amount to be desired in comparison to more modern shows. This aside, the character designs, primarily of Vash and his enemies, are very exaggerated however they don’t feel out of place in the world. The animation itself varies from episode to episode and naturally the more important action scenes are shown a little more love than others but overall Trigun is par for the course. The setting for almost all of the story is a desert wasteland and so there isn't too much exciting to work with in that regard.
One of my major issues with the show actually concerns its art and animation as I have a problem with how it presents both guns and bullets in the show. Because dancing around bullets is both a good source of comedy and also a clear way to show somebody’s speed of movement in an action scene – a good deal of bullets end up missing… a lot of them. This is highly apparent in that Vash goes more or less unscathed for a good portion of the early episodes – both a sign of his skill but hardly an episode goes by in Trigun where Vash doesn't dart around screaming comically as a whole troop of enemies looses fire at him. So the problem arises in the over-prevalence of guns and the countless number of scenes where bullets seemingly accomplish nothing. When the show relies greatly on the threat of a gun in someones face (which happens multiple times episodically) it somewhat damages the tension and gravity of things when we are conditioned to think that the guns and bullets ultimately don’t mean much.
The show starts out feeling fairly episodic in nature – Vash travels to a city, he is pursued by bounty hunters or encounters a problem already in the city, action and comedy ensue and he moves on. This formula is used for the first 10 or so episodes and so Trigun can feel a bit slow to get into at first. The show picks up pace more than you would initially think it would and it also gets reasonably dark in comparison to its early far more comedic episodes.
At the end of the day, Trigun is less concerned with with actual progression of a plot and more with the moral dilemmas associated with Vash’s lifestyle. Why does Vash cherish life so – and to what lengths will he go to uphold his near-pacifist ideals? The show attempts to drum up a discussion of morals by presenting us with a heroic figure who will stop at nothing to protect and help those in need but who will not take the life of his enemy. This very quickly becomes problematic for Vash and only becomes more so as the show continues – eventually becoming the main focus of the show within the ‘primary plot’. Trigun claims to harbor a moral message but in my opinion its a bit lost and unfounded amongst the action and comedy of the show – it pays close attention to Vash’s own morality but fails to bring up points for one cause or another with any real conviction; it is a little flaky in this regard.
The music of the show fits the setting well enough but isn't anything I would go listen to again after the show ended. As the setting of the show features primarily sand and frontier towns the music is evocative of a wild west environment but there is some sci-fi influence as well.
[Final Thoughts and Rating]:
I think that ones enjoyment of the show will rely heavily on whether or not one thinks that the show explored Vash’s moral dilemma adequately or not. The show has decent comedy in the beginning and reasonably interesting plot developments later in the show however because the show’s main focus becomes a moral one I think it should be held to that standard first and foremost. I would say without that moral intrigue, the show’s comedy and action would rarely outstrip anything else in those respective genres and so additionally so, Trigun relies importantly on its messages.
I will preface that my rating of this show is bias in that I am no great lover of the Sci-Fi western setting and that a more avid fan of that genre would be quick to give it a 6 or even as high as an 8 if they could overlook some of my more nit-picky qualms listed. The show falls short for me because as I have stated above, because it does not do anything exceptionally well and because its animation (by nature of its time period) is not actively beneficial to it, it appears overly reliant on what I would consider an ill-conceived or half-baked moral question.
I think that anyone that jumps at the premise of a Sci-Fi western should certainly investigate this show as its setting and characters support the genre well. I would also recommend this show to anyone wanting to explore the more ‘classic’ anime as Trigun is very much one of the more storied shows in medium and is the point of many a conversation. To action fans looking for good gun-slinging fight scenes I would recommend this however admit that other shows probably hold greater potential in this aspect. Lastly, to those interested in the shows comedy – it has decent gag comedy at the beginning but because the show eventually discards many of these gags in favor of a more serious tone I would recommend a different show unless your willing to stick around after the tonal shift. read more
Trigun is a great anime, i remember i watched this on Cartoon Network but i didn't watch it all, i think it was after Pokemon and after that i was 90% of the time outside building the other part of my childhood playing with my friends, so i never had the chance to see it all until now.
At first is really simple, it follows an episodic formula for 10 eps. and i thought it was fine, nothing special until half way through the anime where everything gets better and interesting with not just action and comedy but with drama, and it really is dramatic if you think how Vash's ideals are flawed, it's genuine and i think just like him but that can be seen as hypocrite because he chooses the life of bad guys which will eventually change life of innocents for worse and even their lives ending in death, even tho he knows he's being chased, he decides to put people in danger by staying near them, he sure is the ''humanoid typhoon''.
He's followed by two women from the insurance company to watch for his actions and see that he doesn't destroy the cities (they fail most of the times) and to be annoying to him but they gain affection towards him, specially Meryl, she falls for him, she is always happy to see him and wants to be close to him. He meets a lot of people that will help him in his adventure, a rough destiny for him to accept but he finally does at the end, and the ending was unsatisfying, without a conclusion, i needed more. Oh there's always a Black Cat in every episode easy to spot on. There's lack of explanation to certain things that are really important, like what is Vash exactly, why this two babies had powers, how can they live more than 100 years (maybe forever untill they are killed) a lot more questions, because of that it was just good.
Art & Animation
The animation was very good considering it was from '98 and i liked it, there are animes from that period of time that didn't have a good animation, so i was glad it wasn't like that in this case.
The VA was great, at first i didn't like Vash's voice because i have heard that voice on a lot of gay characters in previous animes, so it felt weird but i accepted his voice, and it was funny. The music was enjoyable and the OP was great the ED sometimes i felt it was not fitting because after every dramatic ending episodes was followed by that song, it killed the mood for me.
A bunch of great characters, they are really good, even the annoying insurance company ladies becomes likeable.
-Vash has a lot of development, he has a lot of backround and that's great, the only thing that i was asking was, what he really was? i need to know; Vash at first seems coward, a fool who can be made fun of, but in later episodes you will think he's badass and such a great person.
-Wolfwood is the other badass, he needed more backround development tho, because only little is known about him, and one friend told me he was younger than how he looks, a lot younger, really young.
-Meryl is the annoying of the two insurance bla bla. she is really annoying at first, she still is a little, but she understands later that she's annoying to Vash and she knows nothing about him, only the rumors.
-Milly is the funny pitch voiced big girl with the mentality of a kid but sometimes smart, she is kind and really funny and she falls for Wolfwood just like Wolfwood for her, and there's a sad ep. involving not only both of them but others.
A lot more of characters that are interesting an equally good, the bad guys you want Vash to kill the majority of them, but because of his ideals innocents don't seem to be enjoying in the grave.
I had a great enjoyment from the anime and i wanted to see more because of that meh conclusion, i really was entertained, it wasn't perfect because the first half was nothing more than good, but is really enjoyable after all. read more
Trigun トライガン Review
Story (5/10) Average
Alright I'm not going to talk about the countless uninteresting and irrelevant sidestories that the anime had to other through out it's 26 episode run but the main plot which I also found uninteresting and generic anyway. Now I was going to give this anime the benefit of the doubt because of the time it came out when using the word generic but i can't I would be lying to myself if i said "If I say this back when it aired I would have probably enjoyed it more" I HIGHLY fucking doubt that. The story of Vash the Stampede i found uninteresting because not only have I seen it done before that's not the issue, it's the fact that I couldn't find anything unique or interesting about his whole story which MadHouse I felt it a quite mediocre job explaining the events of what happened through flashbacks that where so far spaced out through out this entire anime that even if cared it amount of fluff and retarded shenanigans in between the actual important things just makes me forget certain important points there where shown off as important in the first place. The pacing I felt was also felt short, as like I stated before this suffers the same thing I felt Cowboy Bebop suffered from which is uninteresting fluff in a 26 episode anime that could have been wrapped up in probably 13 episodes but this does it far worse than Cowboy Bebop.
Art and Animation (7/10) Good
More Specifically (7.5/10)
Now yes the art style and animation in this isn't anything amazing but it's far from bad. This is the late 90s so MadHouse back then aren't the Madhouse they are today. And with that being said for a late 90s anime it's just a little bit better looking than the majority of other things that came out during it's time, nothing expect for the character design and weapon designs really stood out to me, so those are the only two things that saved this category to an extent.
Sound (5/10) Mediocre
Now other than the Opening OST (Dub not sure if it's the same for the JP nor do i care) the sound for this anime is average. Gun shots sound average (yes I was expecting something above average from a anime called TriGUN when it came to gun sounds obviously Vash had a unique gun "which they didn't even really go into detail with which also pissed me off" that sounded no different and your average gun. This is coming from a Gundam fan and if you know anything about Gundam they have unique and distinct sound effect for the more important guns in their series so yes I was expecting something and got nothing). The voice acting was average (Dub) also even though this was Johnny Yong Bosch's first anime big anime character to voice act I personally think this is by far the worst character I've heard him voice act and I've heard a few. I don't care if this was the 90s bad voice acting is bad voice acting he obviously becomes better in future roles in my opinion like Ichigo, Lelouch or Yukimura Sananda and like i said this is just his worst out of all of the voices I've heard him voice act, that doesn't mean it horrendous but just the worst. And as far as the BGM chosen at given times I felt didn't fit most of the time. Example in the last episode with the show down against his brother the OST playing is just no, I have no clue who was in charge of OST but I hope they got fired. And let's not even talk about the Outro music.. probably the worst Outro music I've heard in anime history.
Characters (5/10) Average
The only characters I even found remotely interesting and not annoying was Wolfwood and the cat (yes the cat..) Everything other character was just straight annoying to no end with uninteresting or no backstory at all. Yes I've probably used the word uninteresting quite a lot in this review and interesting I guess can be subjective so take it how it is. Nonetheless I felt all the characters were average
Enjoyment (4/10) Bad
Honestly the only enjoyment I got out of this was the opening theme song. After that the enjoyment vanishes. If you've read this far then you already know what I'm word I'm about to spam you with uninteresting uninteresting UNINTERESTING, sorry if you've enjoyed this series than good for you I did not, sure there are worse things out there which is why this is at a 4 and not a 3,2 or 1 but it is what it is.
Overall (5/10) Mediocre
More Specifically (5.30/10)
I've actually started this series year ago, watched one episode and didn't look back. And all this time I kept hearing about Trigun this and Trigun that (oh yeah they as far as I remember the word Trigun never gets explained, idk it's its the name of his actual gun orrr idk anyway) I always told myself if I actually sat down and watched the anime I probably would like it, well I was sadly mistaken. I've had my far share of anime that I still have not seen that people consider some of the best/classic anime of all time and the reason I haven't seen them is mostly because this shit right here happens. Another Example is Akira (Nope didn't like that so called Masterpiece either thought it was a hot mess and mediocre at best also). I'm just going to chalk this one up to "I was never a fan of the Gunslinger anime genre and after watch the top 3 most popular/critically acclaimed Gunslinger anime (Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw being the other two) I would definitely consider this one the weakest of the three. But like I said before I'm not a fan of this genre so take everything I said with that in mind. read more
If you happen to be a fan of Action-comedies, Space-westerns or just something old school, then Trigun is the thing for you. It tells the story about a dangerous, but good hearted Outlaw name Vash the Stampede as he traverse the planet Gunsmoke with two female members of the Bernardelli Insurance Society as they monitor his actions for the fact a huge bounty is been putted on Vash for a a reward.
The series starts in a funny humorous way, but along as the series progresses, you get to witness how the history of Vash came to be, alongside with a feud of his brother, Millions Knives for what happened to their surrogate mother, Rem Saverem. Along with the introductions of Nicolas D. Wolfwood and Legato Bluesummers, where the tone of the series later shifts into action.
Overall all things considered, it's a great series with a classic English dub as well it balances Comedy & Drama perfectly. The props for one would have to go with the Music composed by Tsuneo Imahori who did a great job for creating the atmosphere of the moments of the series. Including the opening theme and the use of Western Ambience. read more
Both these animes have great music, lovable main characters that are infailable gunmen. Both of these animes have some of the best gun martial arts, and gun fights in Anime.
Trigun and Cowboy Bebop are both similar in the sense that they both have a western kind of feel to them, except one takes place in space and one takes place in an actual desert setting. Both animes have a very cool, laid back main character, but they are both different in their own rights, too, in that Trigun's main guy is very emotional and a pacifist with the insane luck and the main character of Cowboy Bebop is a bounty hunter, with amazing luck and skill, but they both have very horrible pasts and very different outlooks on life. Each episode of the anime revolves around a different bounty hunter story or a different story about helping people in a different town and every now and then they throw in some real parts about the storyline, hinting at both the past and the lives of the other characters, but it's mostly about the main character and their views on life, their pasts and they both have guns, insane main male characters and awesome fighting action scenes with a lot of humor sprinkled in.
Even from the first episode, the music and mood of Cowboy Bebop struck me as being similar to Trigun, and both are awesome anime that leave you satisfied and thinking.
Both are set in the future and are about bounty hunters.
Both Cowboy Bebop and Trigun have similar ideas in their storylines. You only have to watch both animes to see how many similarities there are.
The same atmosphere and very similar plot. Even characters are very similar- Vash and Knives are like Spike and Vicious.
I can think of around 20 similarities between Cowboy and Trigun - general mood, main character, plot development ect. All you have to do is watch both to understand that.
They are both similar Anime, but the way they are presented is different. in my opinion trigun is better though, because of the mood of the story. the soundtrack is pretty good but not as good as cowboy bebops
Both main characters Spike (Cowboy Bebop) and Vash the Stampeed (Trigun) are outlaws of sorts. Both appearing to be brash, selfish, and sometimes thoughtless as a mask hiding their inner hearts. Vash and Spike have also suffered great loss and are trying to make sense of it while dealing justice in their own way across the galaxies.
Both of these animes have their own aspect of hilariousness, though Trigun incorporates more humor than Cowboy Bebop. They're pretty similar in their coloring/art style and give off the same Sci-Fi Cowboy vibe.
Cowboy Bebop have similar art styles. The drawing gives each a similar feeling, however, while they may look alike, their characters have a bit of a different feel. Both main characers [Spike & Vash] have dark pasts that are slowly revealed throughout each series, but Vash's story is the center of the plot for Trigun. Trigun and Cowboy Bebop also each have humorous and serious elements to each episode. Again creating similar atmospheres for the viewer.
Both anime is a masterpiece of a genre. In both anime society is like in Wild West, but with advanced technology. Both main characters is skillful gunman. There is great action scenes and the comedy in these anime is outstanding. So if you liked Cowboy Bebop, you might like Trigun.
Both Anime have the same feel to the main characters who both have troubled and mysterious pasts. Combine this with good music and great actions scenes and you have two great shows.
I just started watching Trigun, but when watching the opening for episode 2 comboy bebop popped into my mind. The art style is IMO very alike and i thinks that's a good thing. So if you liked the more well how do i put this i think rough is the proper word for it, yeah rough art, in Trigun you wil love Comboy bebop. And Vice Versa.
(plot is also kinda similar.)
Firstly, the overall mood of both anime is quite similar.
Both are space cowboy themed anime, though the 'space' bit is a lot more emphasized in Cowboy Bebop).
Both have protagonists who are haunted by their past.
Both have main antagonists who usually work from behind the scenes and aren't introduced until halfway through the series.
Also, both follow a mostly episodic pattern, with subplots that are introduced and resolved within one episode.
They both have this intriguing and enigmatic main characters (Vash the Stampede and Spike), When it comes to gunmanship they are second to none, they both have this one girl that has always been like a backbone so to say. They have this crazy crew members and there is something about their eyes too. All in all they are both amazing!!!!
I think both Bebop and Trigun have the same feel with that sensational feel of comedy-drama especially as you dig deeper into these series. You see, I have a crush on Vash while at the moment, I am in love with Spike; so both of these series will have you developing a strong passion for each protagonist.
Despite that they're not really that similar in taste. For example: Vash is a whiny and soft-hearted dude while Spike is a bad-ass and cocky guy, you will both fall for them anyway since they have about the same persona of each guy with a mysterious past and are looking for the girl they once loved.
They both have very strong lead male characters who are lighthearted and comedic yet managed to pull off amazing stunts. Both have a outer space like western feel.
Both anime have a kind of Western space theme, and both have male main characters who are exceptionally strong, mysterious, and funny. Each have interesting and thought-provoking storylines as well.
Two classic series, just classic.
Both of these series has great humor and action as well as an interesting main character.
Additionally, there's that Western theme mixed in with light and dark elements. These two series effectively pull off the comedy and gives a well rounded definition of what it is. Of course, there's some bonus gunslinger action in both series.
Both series' main character also contains a dark past.
Both series contain that jazz-theme that is quite catchy.
Both series has drama.
Both series has similar animation style.
Both series has similar structure.
Both series contain sci-fi western elements
Need I say more?
Both shows have a sci-fi theme in them. They also have a "Wild West" feeling, though this is more obvious in Trigun. Both shows involve bounty hunters: in Cowboy Bebop, the Spike himself is a bounty hunter, while in Trigun, Vash is HUNTED by bounty hunters.
Trigun and Cowboy Bebop are two very unique anime. They are of a similar art style, very westernised. They were both made in the same year as one another, (1998). Both anime share similar main characters, focusing on their personalities and their past and future. Set in western-like worlds with "cowboy/bounty hunter" themes these anime excel at developing their plots and characters through their endeavours.
Both are a mix of comedy and drama, and both happen in the future and focus on the main characters past.
Both Trigun and Cowboy Bebop have a old west bounty hunting gun slinging theme.
They have the same basic shoot em up wasteland atmosphere, and very likeable main characters.
Both of these are fast-paced, stylish action series. However, what really brings these two anime together is the emphasis on story compared to other generic action anime. Both of the main characters have a great backstory revealed as the story goes on, with very unique personalities.
Both are set in the future.
Both main characters are badass future-coyboys.
Both contain good and similar music: country blues/ rock
Both are based around either being chased by bounty hunters or being bounty hunters.
As well as being awesome, each anime has it's funny moments.
Trigun and Cowboy Bepop are the epitome of classic shows that changed the anime world as a whole and aided the spread of popularity allowing for future success along with other classics like Akira. Both shows have similarities in their episodic style as there tends to be a different story each time around without a true goal shining throughout the entire plot line and this lasts through the first part of Trigun as the characters are developed and introduced. Both shows also share the ability to simply flip a switch and go from a lighter mood to one that is intense creating some of the darker and greater moments in all of anime.
Our main character Vash the Stampede though is kind of the opposite of Spike and the Bepop crew as instead of being a bounty hunter, Vash has the world's largest bounty on his head. This provides an interesting contrast to Bepop increasing the shows enjoyability and the show also often revolves around bounty hunters coming after the bounty on Vash's head. Vash and Spike are similar through their badass combat abilities and ability to be some of the most serious characters in all of anime when needed to be but also at times can be fun loving and hilarious.
If you enjoyed Cowboy Bepop, I highly recommend Trigun. Heck, even if you hated Cowboy Bepop I still recommend Trigun as this anime is one that should be on everyone's list.
same feel really. Both are Vintage classics that you should definitely watch. Both have a very lovable MC , amazing mix of action, comedy, romance.
Other than these being anime classics, they both have a style almost similar. They both Have fun characters, a very thought out story, and a humor all there own. But each character has a back story that is kinda dark. There very well rounded anime stretching to different sides to anime. comedy, action, Drama, it has it all. Plus I can't recommend one of these without the other.
-Both shows were produced in the same year.
-They both take place in the future.
-Both shows are about gun slingers and bounty hunters.
-The main cast of Bebop is similar to Trigun's.
-Both Vash (Trigun) and Spike (Bebop) have a painful past which involved a girl they cannot forget about.
-Spike and Wolfwood are very similar.
they are both shows that can be serious but arent afraid to relax and have fun they are both futuristic western ish showswith great pace.
If you want fast-paced, futuristic action, Trigun is the show for you. The story may be a little lacking compared to other animes, but it's still a great show, especially if you like a protagonist who shoots things up. Keep in mind that Cowboy Bebop and Trigun are both canon animes from the 90s. 9/10 for both series.
Both about cowboys, bounty hunters, etc.
Although one anime (Trigun) has a Wild West Cowboy feel, and another (Rurouni Kenshin) has Samurai, they both have a simalar story to tell. Both have a main character who dosen't kill no matter the situation, and both main charaters are skilled badasses. If you enjoyed Trigun then you'll probably enjoy Kenshin just the same, and vicea versa.
Both feature a similar main character who is strong, but does not seem strong.
Godly Swordsman/Gunman wanders around in bright-colored clothes determined not to kill anyone and uses his amazing skills to save people leaving everyone around in awe.
The main character in both animes seems like he is totally oblivious and clumsy, but he's really a major badass. That's about the only similarity, besides the fact that they both rock =)
Both protagonists have a dark past, are immensely skilled fighters, and are being hunted for some reason. Both also appear unthreatening and vulnerable until forced to defend themselves and other, are clumsy outside of combat, and serve as their own comic relief.
Both shows feature a highly-skilled warrior with a troubled past, wandering throughout the world on a mission of peace. Yet, despite their efforts, trouble follows them around, constantly challenging their main principle to not take a life.
Of course, this is all done in a hilarious manner, but while in Kenshin the last 20 or so episodes are just funny filler, Trigun turns more serious the closer it gets to the end.
Both protagonists have a troubling past that haunts them and both tries to bring peace to the land without killing. They are both very skilled in combat and both characters can be goofy at times. The only difference is that one has a Western, cowboy setting and the other has a Japanese, samurai setting
both the protagonists have a troubled past that made them swear never to kill again. they also share several other traits plot and character wise
They both involve a mass murderer that somehow suddenly wants peace and vows never to kill anyone and both are awesome
both main heros dont kill they repent for their past killings
Both have seemingly innocent protagonists that despite how clumsy and carefree they seem, they are actually skilled god-like fighters who want nothing more than to save lives and preserve the peace.
While completely different in setting, Rurouni Kenshin and Trigun share a main character who is trying to escape a violent past through a life of pacifism. They are helped along the way by an often pugnacious female and a really cool second male lead. Trigun is thematically like Kenshin, but has action more akin to Cowboy Bebop.
If you like Tirgun you will LOVE Rurouni Kenshin....it's basically Trigun with Swords....the main character also acts like a dumbs like cash did...but he's actually the best swordsman just like cash was the best gunman....soooo cool
These two anime are SO much alike and I think a list will best describe the similarities:
*Both have main characters, who are masters at killing, but are instead pacifists.
*The main struggle of each is that the MC is trying to escape his past, but each must ultimately confront.
*Both are action heavy, but have a very goofy side.
*MC have scars!!!!
Goofy protagonists that can mow down anyone in their way without taking a life, but struggle with their pacifistic ideals as their series continue and their enemies become more dangerous and ruthless.
Both of the main characters make the vow to not kill.
-both are about a wandering person who is a mater of their own respective skills . . .
-both are about justice. . .
-a good blend of comedy and action, not the best but good enough. . .
-Trigun has a western cowboy theme, while Rurouni Kenshin has a traditional Japanese Samurai theme. . .
To the point. The main characters are very similar and the type of fights are the same.
Fans of the bad ass pacifist of Trigun, meet Kenshin, a sword swinging total kick ass sweetie pie who knows how to do laundry. If you loved Vash you'll love Kenshin.
They main characters have same personality and a crazy goof ball. In the past they had there love one killed by thier enemy, and a tragic past.
Two characters are the same and they both have twin older brothers that despise each other. They even have blond hair and round glasses. Well, besides the physical similarities, both characters are very powerful and different from the average species. Both of the series contains comedy, suspense, action, and some blood. This series are a thrill to enjoy, especially with awesome characters, action, and humor.
They are similar in the way that both shows us the relashonship between two womens but in this case one on the cast female was a male before...
Both protagonists have similar backgrounds. In fact, Abel (Trinity Blood's protagonist) and Vash (Trigun's protagonist) are so similar that the Anime/Manga Character Flaw Website's (http://amcflaws.awardspace.com/) flaw for Abel is:
"if Vash and Alucard ever did the fusion dance, and it failed, they would be him."
Both of the animes have fun loving, seemingly silly main characters who are in fact beings with powerful abilities. Also, both main characters have evil brothers that seek to destroy the world. The similarities really start to become apparent during the last 10 episodes of trinity blood. If you like Trinity blood, you'll probably like Trigun, but it doesn't necessarily work the other way around. Trigun is superior to Trinity blood imho.
Goofy main characters with haunted pasts that carry a great burden and don't really fit in with their world.
To be honest, I'm tempted to say Trinity Blood is just Trigun with vampires, religion, and a darker tone (Trigun tends to be more whimsical and light hearted, using it's dark and serious moments much more sporadically and poignantly, making the contrasting moments pack a bit more punch in Trigun.)
The resemblance between the two shows kind of feels like Flame of Recca vs Yu Yu Hakusho, where the premise and content are so similar that you can't help but draw parallels (maybe even going so far as to wonder if one is a knock off of the other) and can't help but notice that, while you may enjoy both, one definitely pulls it off slightly better.
It's Trigun meets Hellsing. Sounds awesome, I know. Sure it's a gigantic rip off of those two but hey at least it's ripping off two things that are good. How bad could it be? Pretty bad. Seriously just watch Hellsing Ultimate and/or Trigun instead
Cause the main characters are very similar, and they have the same age :D No, really, I think Trigun is very similar to Trinity blood. They also are the same age :D
hmmm... well the plots are very different. but there are several things that remind me of eachother. both fight for good. both are always hungery and broke XD and they both have to deal with alot while helping others. well i cant say much because i have only just started trinity blood. but that shows how simular they are. if you have watched one plz watch another. thanks :)
Many people say it TB is a ripoff of Trigun. It seems that way, but that doesn't make it a bad show by any stretch of the imagination.
If you're looking for more Trigun, Trinity Blood is for you. TB is a modern spin with vampires and politics, while Trigun is a classic western/sci-fi style show.
Take 1 part Vash, 2 parts Wolfwood, and 6 parts short unattractive mega-pervert. Place in a desert oven set to 125° for 17-18 years and you get Kanta "Sunabouzu" Mizuno. Serve with large helpings of big bounties, boisterous badasses, and buxom babes and you get 24 episodes of action packed sexually frustrated hilarity known simply as "Desert Punk"
Both feature Wasteland / after Armageddon type settings and strong comedy elements mixed with nice action and good animation.
A lone wanderer going around and beating the crap out of people in a desert environment.
Both are in this type of desert world, and both main characters travel around. From each episode there's a new story. Both series have guns in them and are action packed. Also the main characters are very comedic.
The two take place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the action scenes consist of amazing gun fights. If you liked Lawrence D. Wolfwood then you may like the Punk but be warned, he is a little more merciless than Wolfwood.
Both animes have that western,desert feel with the comedy aspect that uplifts the shows.
*Both protagonists in the series carries a gun and is a proud fighter
*Contains comic relief and crude humor
*Contains similar setting of the desert/wasteland like theme
*Similar personality and style of the main protagonists
Both series a good watch :)
Both anime have the same post-apocalyptic desert setting. They also consist of a goofy, comedic, and nearly unbeatable main character. The only exception is Desert Punk doesn't have a immense background as Vash does. But other than that both anime are pretty much the same.
Both are set in a post apocalyptic desert setting with horny, gun wielding juggernauts as their protagonists that are constantly down on their luck. Though both share similar elements they both end up going in different directions. Trigun tries to preach pacifism and shows the difficulties that come with it while Sunabouzu supports selfish mercilessness and the type of person that that makes you.
Both anime have the same western feeling and the main characters are both searching for the man that killed the women they loved. Plus they have other similarities.
Vash (main character of Trigun) and Van (main character of Gun X Sword) remind me of each other, although not all of their characteristics match. Both main characters are kind of laid back but still hardcore fighters.
Even though Gun X Sword is a mecha-styled show and Trigun isn't, I think if you were to watch the two you could probably make little lines between the shared qualities like the land and towns in both.
The main characters share many characteristics, that include having abilities that aren't human, being chased by events from the past, being (or at least trying to be) loners, being kind and generous, having unusual weapons and they both are funny in their own ways.
The two animes take place in a post apocalptyc enviroment, and the current civilization is like the western type filled with the blessings of the long forgotten technologies.
The main characters are very similar in beliefs, mannerisms, food obsessions, and "hey look at me I'm harmless JUST KIDDING HERE'S MY AWESOME WEAPON!"ness. Even the planets are similar. And just like Trigun the main character bounces from town to town (where his reputation precedes him) in search of the Big Bad Boss guy.
Both shows have that sort of "Mad Max", post-apocalyptic-planet feel to it. Both shows have their main character bent on revenge, but while Vash is a pacifist, Van just doesn't give a damn, yet the two are also absolute badasses, with Vash being an Android and Van having a humongous mech that falls from space. They have seemingly-inept companions accompany them on their merry quest, go on adventures, visit weird towns, need to take up jobs for some money, and the like.
Both felt very similar with the "Adventure Travel" theme. You get the same good feelin' from both of em'.
Both anime are Western genre and are very entertaining on top of that.
Both main characters are really badass and have quirky personalities and will not fail to entertain you throughout the series.
-Differences: Van uses a sword, not a gun
- Gun X Sword has mecha but Trigun does not
Both are great revenge anime!
The Gungrave game's story, in which the anime'ss story is based, was written by the author of Trigun. They have similar pace and feeling of nostalgy. Both are based on western themes and have lone heroes having to deal with errors of the past.
I think both were developed by the same people and this would make sense because they are very similar in style to each other. Trigun is less gory and violent but still very good. Both have a great storyline, higly developed emotional characters, and action packed gun fights. I higly recomend if you enjoyed gungrave to check out trigun you will like it.
Both characters are excellent gunsmen and are portrayed as such throughout their animes, both in their former life. Grave is more on a revenge trip than Vash though and definitely won't hesitate to kill... most of the time. I think Gungrave is a little darker then Trigun but give it a try if you enjoyed Trigun.
While Trigun is filled with comedy and action, anyone with a brain can see the serious undertone of the series, especially in the second half. Gungrave lacks the comedy that was found in Trigun, but the emotional ride is just as good, if not better. Not to mention, the final episode of Gungrave is quite possibly one of the best endings of an anime I have ever seen.
similar storylines of redemption, gungrave is a bit darker. both have a similar badass feel where it counts, especially gungrave. if you want the lighter side of things go for trigun
A more serious and darker version of Trigun, and has one of the best story development ever.
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