Ranked #196


Alternative Titles

English: Trigun
Japanese: トライガン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1998 to Sep 30, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.321 (scored by 136,550 users)
Ranked: #1962
Popularity: #100
Members: 234,926
Favorites: 7,065
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Vash 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.

(Source: FUNimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Vash the Stampede
Vash the Stampede
Onosaka, Masaya
Onosaka, Masaya
Miyata, Kouki
Miyata, Kouki
Wolfwood, Nicholas D.
Wolfwood, Nicholas D.
Hayami, Show
Hayami, Show
Thompson, Milly
Thompson, Milly
Yukino, Satsuki
Yukino, Satsuki
Stryfe, Meryl
Stryfe, Meryl
Tsuru, Hiromi
Tsuru, Hiromi


Kitayama, Shigeru
Kitayama, Shigeru
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Nishimura, Satoshi
Nishimura, Satoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Honda, Yasunori
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(6/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 The $$60,000,000,000.00 Man
600-oku $$ no Otoko (600億$$の男)
Apr 1, 1998
2 Truth of Mistake
Truth of Mistake (TRUTH OF MISTAKE)
Apr 9, 1998
3 FillerPeace Maker
Peace Maker (PEACE MAKER)
Apr 16, 1998
4 FillerLove & Peace
Love & Peace (LOVE & PEACE)
Apr 23, 1998
5 Hard Puncher
Hard Puncher (HARD PUNCHER)
Apr 30, 1998

Opening Theme

"H.T." by Tsuneo Imahori

Ending Theme

"Kaze wa Mirai ni Fuku (The Wind Blows to the Future)" by AKIMA & NEOS

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Jan 24, 2007
Trigun is another one of my "must see in your anime career" shows. The easiest way to explain why I believe this can be summed up by one name: Vash. Vash the Stampede is arguably one of the coolest, toughest, and funniest characters ever created. He's everyone's favorite superhero (even though he demolishes everything he gets close to). Vash brings forth something that I think everyone has a little in themselves, compassion. If Vash had a middle name, it would be Compassion.

As if Vash wasn't enough for this show, they thought it might be a good idea to throw in a fantastic music score too. read more
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May 17, 2015
(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 read more
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Jun 24, 2008
26 episodes of a revolutionary anime that mixed comedy and drama flawlessly. This anime found great popularity in the U.S. and for good reason. Like Wings of Honneamise, it very thoughtfully combined religious themes and pacifism in a morality tale.

The first half of the series introduces the characters, and may turn some people off by its silliness, but it makes sense throughout the second half. If the entire thing was completely serious, Vash's character development wouldn't have the same effect.

The music is very subtle and gets the job done. It's not overly noticeable, and compliments the scenes quite well. I heard one of the read more
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May 30, 2014
I personally like this anime, however due to some pacing issues & tone, this series is not for everyone. Trigun anime should be considered to the original Fullmetal Alchemist as it doesn't follow it manga storyline & is more original content, however there are some strengths to this adaptation. Also, it's main principle isn't gunslinger fights but its true writing is based on morality.

Taking place on Planet Gunsmoke where desert is found everywhere forcing people to live in this harsh climate. To make matters worse, people have developed this culture of the wild west leaving many outlaws running about. One of these men is Vash read more
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