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Trigun


Alternative Titles

English: Trigun
Japanese: トライガン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1998 to Sep 30, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:15 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.321 (scored by 153,914 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #115
Members: 272,468
Favorites: 7,824
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Vash the Stampede is the man with a $$60,000,000 bounty on his head. The reason: he's a merciless villain who lays waste to all those that oppose him and flattens entire cities for fun, garnering him the title "The Humanoid Typhoon." He leaves a trail of death and destruction wherever he goes, and anyone can count themselves dead if they so much as make eye contact—or so the rumors say. In actuality, Vash is a huge softie who claims to have never taken a life and avoids violence at all costs.

With his crazy doughnut obsession and buffoonish attitude in tow, Vash traverses the wasteland of the planet Gunsmoke, all the while followed by two insurance agents, Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who attempt to minimize his impact on the public. But soon, their misadventures evolve into life-or-death situations as a group of legendary assassins are summoned to bring about suffering to the trio. Vash's agonizing past will be unraveled and his morality and principles pushed to the breaking point.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The Japanese release by Victor Entertainment has different openings relating to the specific episode it's played on. The initial Geneon Entertainment USA (then known as Pioneer) releases on VHS and DVD (singles, Signature Series, and box set) used only the first opening on each episode. This was due to the Japanese licensor providing them clean materials for only the first opening to put the English credits on. Geneon later fixed this mistake on their Limited Edition tin releases in 2005/2006, as well as on the Remix singles. Following Geneon USA's demise in late 2007, the show went out of print. When FUNimation Entertainment picked up the show in 2010 and released it, they repeated Geneon's mistake of using only the first opening on every episode. This mistake was later fixed in 2013 on the Anime Classics re-release.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"H.T." by Tsuneo Imahori

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

Xinil
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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Cauthan
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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RangFlash
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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THEAnimeHERO
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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