‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble’ breathes new life into anime series

LA Times: "Since “Trigun” debuted in 1998, audiences have been trying to figure out just who (and what) the central character, Vash the Stampede, a.k.a. “the Humanoid Typhoon,” is. To bounty hunters, he’s an outlaw with 60,000,000,000 Double Dollars on his head. To Meryl Stryfe and Millie Thompson of the Bernardelli Insurance Society, he’s a walking disaster who’s cost the company a fortune. To his evil twin brother Seeds, he’s an obstacle who must be eliminated.

To otaku, he’s a beloved figure whose popularity has never waned, an indelible figure with a spiky blond crew cut, long red coat, yellow glasses and black boots and gloves.

Based on Yasuhiro Nightow‘s manga, the fantasy-adventure “Trigun” is set in the distant future on a desert planet that looks like the American Old West. Vash stumbles from town to town, unsuccessfully pursuing peace, doughnuts and “the elusive mayfly known as love.” Meryl and Millie follow in his wake, trying to minimize the destruction. But Vash’s only real friend is gun-slinging preacher Nicholas D. Wolfwood."

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