“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
Our story starts in a barren wasteland--a planet humanity's spaceships crash-landed on a couple hundred years ago. It takes enormous effort for any vegetation to grow, so human settlements are built around the remnants of the spaceships, where they're able to survive. In this world, there is one man who has survived for more than 150 years and who is rumored to have singlehandedly wiped a city off the face of the planet--Vash the Stampede. One might expect Vash to be a cold and heartless man, but he is chipper and friendly, and he dislikes violence. He's a pacifist gunslinger, who dodges and outdraws the bounty hunters, assassins, and ne'erdowells he encounters, using his inhuman accuracy to disarm or otherwise incapacitate them while never dealing killing blows. Several times, the motives of those he goes again aren't understandable, especially the reasoning behind the half-coins. It seems like the author is more concerned with Vash having a steady stream of opponents than those opponents being good characters. The plot technique is one that relies on mysteries--presenting unanswered questions (What is Vash's origin? Is Vash human? What are Plants?) and then slowly unveiling answers to those questions while presenting new questions to answer. Characters are drawn with overly wide shoulders and small heads. Vash and others will sometimes have their skin tone change for a panel or two, which looks awkward. Chins are pronounced and faces are sometimes off-center. But the backgrounds and clothes are enticing and aesthetically pleasing. The story continues in Trigun Maximum, which I haven't read yet.
How does this not have a review like Baki and Mob didn't either, well whatever. The scores are a baseline high, maybe nostalgia played a role but I did try to review unbiased, tried, but I might have failed. Very funny faces which I love World Trigger does this very well. I just got done the original Trigun(the first time I've read it, watched it twice) and it was very good, and it held my interest, engrossing is the word I love to use on very good stories, just like all Baki's I want to read the next chapter and not sleep. ~SPOILERS~ Basic story setting is simple: vast wasteland(old west style[US]), big bounty(Massive 60 billion $$[double dollars]), lost tech, two companions(female) who do tend to help more than hinder. Has a strong hatred towards some douche bag named Knives, who made the "seed ship" crash killing his BFF Rem. He fights windy(Monev The Gale), ballman(E.G. Mine), and dragon eye lady(Dominique The Cyclops), so three assassins(Gung-Ho-Guns) out of twelve to "test" himself i guess. He also has a small fight with a newly birthed Knives who grabs his arm and transforms it into some giant ass arm cannon. Vash regains the control of his arm and aims it up away from the city and punches the moon with some sort of huge energy beam. This also leave a huge crater where he fired the beam and as of now it seems Vash is dead.
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