The following review was written by guest contributor Sam.
Created by Yasuhiro Nightow, Trigun follows the story of the infamous man known as “Vash the Stampede” (Johnny Yong Bosch) on the distant planet Gunsmoke. Entire cities are evacuated at the mere mention of Vash’s name, and he has a enormous bounty put on his head. Vash is demonized as the humanoid typhoon because he is a legendary killer outlaw, however as the series goes on, you find that Vash is on a mission for love and peace. In fact, Vash has strong morals to never kill and help those in need, so why is he so bad?
As the series goes on, you find out that there is more to Vash’s past then meets the eye, and people after him are actually causing a majority of the destruction to the cities he is in. Eventually he runs into a priest named Wolfwood (Jeff Nimoy) who wields a cross — which turns out to be one of the most bad-ass weapons ever imagined — and Vash finds out there are people after him that aren’t necessarily human. Wolfwood finds himself befriending Vash and adopting his code to never kill another human being (this isn’t a normal priest). All the while, Vash is also accompanied by two insurance agents that find him and try to enforce risk management.
Watching this show from beginning to end, Trigun gets you thinking about how your actions affect others. Character development in this anime is excellent, but the inconsistent animation can be very irritating. Regardless of the animation flaws you will find this series is easily watchable.