Trigun: Badlands Rumble

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Synonyms: Trigun the Movie
Japanese: トライガン
English: Trigun: Badlands Rumble
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2010
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 7598775,987 users)
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Ranked: #7472
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Popularity: #1575
Members: 142,129
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Preliminary Spoiler
Jan 1, 2011
When you hear the name "Vash the Stampede" mentioned in an anime conversation, what is the first thing you think of? If it happens to be Trigun in the first 5 seconds, I can safely guarantee without you even reading this review that you will like this movie....

...and if I asked if you heard the name "Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gombigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andri Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III", and you answered with a smile that it's from the same anime, I can personally guarantee that this movie may even become a personal favorite.

So your probably wondering where I'm getting at ...
Jul 17, 2013

While it was fun to see Vash and the gang again I was really disappointed by this. My major problem was the story-line. It was predictable.

1 - Vash rolls into town, destruction (best part)
2 - Introduce the sex appeal (she's useless throughout the movie, but she can beat up a couple nameless thugs pretty good)
3 - Introduce the Bad Guy, he has a strange philosophy where destruction and robbery fuel his massive ego
4 - Re-introduce the old mains, who rally to save everyone
5 - Vash rolls in to save everyone at the last second, because only he can.
6 - Sun glances off ...
Apr 15, 2011
I love the anime for Trigun, and I love the manga. Like LOTS of other people, I was beyond excited when I heard about a movie. It's one of my all time favorite Anime. I was only hoping for something as good as an average episode of Trigun though (so pretty amazing), but didn't even get a decent film.

The worst part was probably the story. It is very obvious, every little twist that is. And I don't just mean that Vash isn't dead. If that's a spoiler for you, you're just strangely not aware of the likelyhood of the main character of a large franchise ...
Apr 6, 2010
The day was 4/2/2010, the location was Seattle WA at the World premiere of the Trigun movie, shown to a lucky audience at Sakura Con. The movie was Presented in person by Takahiro Yoshimatsu, and Saoshi Nishimura (the director). It was presented in Japanese only with no subtitles and I do not speaky the Japanesey. So I wasnt able to grasp the depth of the story.... :( but it was good!!!!!

I strongly believe that everyone could enjoy watching this movie. The reasons that make the Trigun series good is also what makes this movie good. If you like Trigun, you ...
May 29, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Trigun Badlands Rumble is an okay movie but could've been better if the story was about Vash's journey to face Knives rather than the plot we got instead.

The mains story of Badlands Rumble is centered on a robber named Gasback which leads to bounty hunters to gun him down for the reward money, however the film's main characters aren't very dominant onscreen as it leans more towards Gasback & Amelia; a woman who has a grudge against Gasback. The main dilemma is Vash sparring Gasback's life leading his morality being put into question as the criminal managed to get away from judgment. While it brings ...
Mar 4, 2018
Hop along the idiot train everybody, because our top fool (Vash) is here to save the day.

The incessant need for Vash to portray a juvenile imbecile waned on my nerves, as it did during the original series. But having the displeasure to sit through an entire 90 minute movie, without the ability to take breaks through episodes, was especially excruciating. In addition, the same tired, “I’m the hero; therefore, I do not kill,” motive that was annoyingly prevalent, indicated that the writers were making no effort(s) in testing the protagonists resolve. When Amelia, a fresh character introduced in the movie, pushed back ...
Dec 19, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Trigun was a manga series that originally came out in 1996 in Japan that spawned a sequel or reboot in Trigun Maximum in 1998. Together they birthed Trigun the 26 episode anime series that became hugely successful in Japan and the United States. The late 1990's to the early 2000's was a great time for anime in the United States and in general with a boom in popularity with shows like Cowboy Bebop, Big O, Zoids: Chaotic Century, Outlaw Star, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Trigun, Blue Gender, Fullmetal Alchemist and others. I had always been an anime fan growing up with anime ...
Oct 17, 2010
I was one of the lucky ones to catch the UK premiere of Badlands in Scotland's film festival cinema, among other animations, in Japanese with subtitles, but missed the first screening in Glascow where the producer himself introduced the movie to the audience.

heres the rundown.

- Awesome and refreshing to see polished Trigun art 12 years after the series.High quality animation deeply rich in detail, movement, and beautifully packed environments. The sound effects were flawless and the music, although not heard frequently, is great.

-The story sits comfortably as a filler in the series which to me was initially a downside since the ...
Feb 17, 2013
Mixed Feelings
I know I'm going to get a lot of slack for this. I've read people's reviews, and forum posts on this film, and I did not get the same feelings as most of them did with Trigun: Badlands Rumble.
This is coming from someone who loves the original series (Nostalgia), and is very interested in reading the manga (I own it).
I must say though, this is probably one of the best extra's you could get after watching the series. But I would not call this an amazing film. It's an amazing special for fans.

Lets talk about the story. It's a simple story, and I'm all for ...
Jan 3, 2011
Trigun Badlands Rumble is a very good movie, with some nice nostalgia for Trigun fans.

It's in the style of the first half of the series, Vash wandering around getting into trouble and helping people out. He runs into our cool heroine of the movie, Amelia, and she's quite likable. Of course, Meryl, Millie, and Wolfwood are in the house as well.

The story here is not black and white with good guys and bad guys, it's interesting in that the villains of this movie aren't all that evil, and overall the movie has a more laid-back feel than you might expect.

One cool aspect is how ...
Mar 28, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Trigun: Badlands Rumble - 6/10

Very good for a movie, feels like an episode of Trigun done in eyecandy graphics and extended to 1.5 hours.
Seriously, i loved it and i think it was perfect, truly enjoyable, just like the show itself.
The story is a little cliche and reminds me of the Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door movie but i think this one had a bit more to it, especially the difference in visuals and artwork just makes it all better
Sep 9, 2014
Back in 1998, I was only 2 years old, and it wouldn't be another 3 years until I was introduced to anime. So I never got to watch the Trigun series, and to this day I have yet to watch it. Its been on my to do list, but I just haven't gotten around to it. However, now that I have Netflix, I watched one episode of the series, and then went straight to the 2010 movie. I know, a really strange decision, but I did it anyway. And honestly, I don't regret that. Not in the slightest.

Trigun: Badlands Rumble is one of those ...
Jan 3, 2015
After almost 12 years, Yasuhiro Nightow's western sci-fi series Trigun blazes back onto the scene with a new adventure about bankrobbers, consequences and another dose of the Humanoid Typhoon. However, is this blast from the past able to keep up with the times? Let's see...

The underlining premise of Badlands Rumble is that is right in line with the first episodes of the original series: Wanderer Vash the Stampede brings chaos where ever he goes and even if he isn't the one leveling towns, he tends to cause his share of "peaceful destruction". The series' signature goofy comedy and hectic gunfights are back in full force, ...
Oct 19, 2015
Trigun: Badlands Rumble トライガン Review

Story (9/10) Great

The story in Trigun Badlands is yes predictable but sometimes you don't need some super deep story in every single story especially in an anime movie which is why I liked this movie a bit more than the Cowboy Bebop Movie. Like said the plot is simple and I which the actual anime had interesting story instead of what it decided to focus on. I think with Vash's personality it fits well in a simple stories like these even though in majority of the episodic episodes in the actual anime I found them uninteresting the movie is different and ...
Feb 13, 2015
I didn't like the anime at all. I only made myself watch it because everyone (i.e. american anime fans) wouldn't stop talking about. Suffice to say I would have to agree with Japan on this one: Trigun was nothing special. I will say that I liked this movie. The art was better and I enjoyed the plot, it was far better than the anime. Of course the people who liked the anime are giving this a 3 but whatever. If you didn't like the anime than give this movie a shot! You might be surprised, I know I was!
Jan 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
If you adore Trigun, you'll most likely like this movie; however, if you aren't a fan of the series, it's best to look the other way, as you're not really missing much.

Here's what you should know.
This movie has some heavy Black Lagoon vibes, and the action scenes are beautifully animated.
The story is simplistic and predictable, with many memorable quotes and the trademark Trigun introspection about whether killing is moralistic and the consequences of going through with it or not.

Overall, the movie is good for what it is. But, despite its positives, it doesn't add to the series.
You could completely ignore this movie, ...
Oct 31, 2011
Mixed Feelings
I admit that I am not much of a fan of Trigun. I really liked the show, but it's not one of my favs and some of the episodes were either boring or bad. Although, from what I've seen in the series, it's pretty decent. When I heard that there was a Trigun movie that already came out (but not in America) back when I was watching the show, I was skeptical because I have a friend who is a huge fan of Trigun and was ecstatic when he heard that there was a movie coming out. I was planning on watching with with my ...
Sep 4, 2015
By giving this movie 9, I do not necessarily mean it's equally as good as the original TV series, which I gave the same score. No, I just think that this project, as a movie, has less flaws than the original Trigun.

This movie intented to be just a pure entertainment and it succeeded in it. It is in no way plot intriguing, it really doesn't have anything to do with plants nor you hear a word about Knives. Animation is technologically improved which for some old school lovers doesn't mean it is preferable. Some of us just want to stick with the ...
Nov 19, 2013
Note: While i have watched the parent anime series, this review does not assume viewers have previous familiarity with the Trigun anime series, and will base scores as if the movie is fully standalone. However, I will make note when familiarity does affects scores.

Trigun: Badlands Rumble (BLR henceforth) is an excellent space western that distills the best of the Trigun anime series into 120 minutes of exhilarating action and quirky comedy. Despite being intended for fans, even newcomers unfamiliar with Trigun will find the movie immensely entertaining, while fans will find the movie nearly perfect.

Story: 7 (for newcomers, 8 for fans)
+classic "Western" storyline
+lighthearted, fun tone
+tightly ...
Mar 3, 2014
Mixed Feelings
To be honest, I expected more. This movie/OVA has it's flaws and strong points.
This is coming from a HARDCORE fan of the original TRIGUN Anime, btw.
I expected a psychological thriller like the Anime. They could have done more. Didn't a lot more Plants survive after the starting of the original Anime? Yes! The were contained in the Ark. There was nothing to grasp except a lacking NEW Plot. I wanted there to be more people like Vash and Knives. Something to drive chills down my spine, more comedy and humble beginnings, more heartbreak, something to have m enjoying it.

- Little to NO Character Development.
- New, ...