Aired: April 1, 1998 - September 3, 1998
Current MAL score: 8.35
Current MAL rank: 157
Short synopsis: Vash the Stampede is portrayed as a dangerous man capable of destroying an entire town ruthlessly. Because of his reputation, people flee whenever they hear his name, but this enigmatic character is not as heartless as he's put out to be. In fact, he's much more kindhearted and heroic than a villain, and sometimes his actions can be borderline idiotic.
Before I started Trigun, I was a little skeptical of Vash's character and how peaceable he was. I like my main characters to be powerful fighters that don't mind roughing up their enemies. I heard that Vash wasn't this way; he wanted to avoid pain and suffering as much as possible, and I figured the fact that he wouldn't take up arms would bother me. But it didn't bother me at all. Actually, the writers were really smart about revealing more and more of Vash's badassed-ry as the show went on. In the early episodes, Vash barely struck back at his enemies when they were attacking him, instead he tried to nullify their attack in the least aggressive way possible, and it often times ended up being comical. Later on in the series, though, Vash's enemies started attacking the innocent people around him, and that's when Vash fought back. His strong sense of justice, his hilarious personality, and his reasons for pacifism made him a perfect main character. I never got tired of watching him on screen as he was such a fun guy. Not only that, but as his past was carefully unraveled throughout the episodes, I really began to understand his character and the dark past he had to live through.
|Nicholas D. Wolfwood and his cross in action|
Also, the music in this show was great for the most part. The opening theme is reminiscent of Cowboy Bebop's (they came out at about the same time, though Bebop took longer to air for some reason...)
I really, really love this opening. ^^
Personal Enjoyment: 10/10
I kind of want to give it a 10 on MAL because I loved it that much... I think I will. xD
- Thanks to Glo for telling me about Windows Live Writer which I didn't use on this post and was a bitch to set up, but is still awesome, and I should probably start using it.
- HOLY SHIT DEXTER. Basically the best show ever.
- Yay! My hot water is working again! I'm going to take a nice long hot bath right now. Oh Jesus, it's been too long. >.<
- I also need to hang postcards on my ceiling. I can't believe the ones already up haven't fallen down yet, especially with the fan on high constantly. That is the power of tacks and tape.