Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!

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Saturday, September 26, 1998
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Masaya Onosaka ...
 Vash the Stampede (26 episodes, 1998)
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 Vash the Stampeed / ... (26 episodes, 1998)
Dean Wein ...
 Additional Voices (25 episodes, 1998)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Meryl Stryfe (24 episodes, 1998)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Milly Thompson (24 episodes, 1998)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
 Meryl Strife (24 episodes, 1998)
Lia Sargent ...
 Milly Thompson (24 episodes, 1998)
Kazuyuki Ishikawa ...
 Man / ... (22 episodes, 1998)
Takashi Nagasako ...
 Man / ... (14 episodes, 1998)
Shô Hayami ...
 Nicholas D. Wolfwood (13 episodes, 1998)
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 Nicholas D. Wolfwood (11 episodes, 1998)
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Trigun takes place in the distant future on a deserted planet. Vash the Stampede is a gunfighter with a legend so ruthless that he has a $$60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. Entire towns evacuate at the rumor of his arrival. However, the real Vash the Stampede is not the same man that rumor portrays him to be. The enigmatic and conflicted lead character in Trigun is actually more heroic in nature; as well as a complete and utter idiot at times. Written by Toonzone.com

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Trigun #1: The $$60,000,000,000 Man  »

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For unknown reasons, the anime contains various fictional units of measurement. The three most prominent are "iles" instead of "miles", "yarz" instead of "yards", and "double dollars ($$)" instead of "dollars ($)". See more »

Quotes

Vash the Stampede: [after jumping off a cliff onto a flying machine] No matter how many times I do that I still feel like I'm gonna have a heart attack! This thing's going ba-da-boom, BA-DA-BOOM!
Wolfwood: I thought you were committing suicide!
Vash the Stampede: Suicide? I strongly disapprove of...
[looks around]
Vash the Stampede: Wolfwood! What are you doing here?
Wolfwood: YOU MANIAC! I followed you! What do you think you're doing crying your eyes out like a baby and jumping off of cliffs!
Vash the Stampede: I'm visiting the folks.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits for the first 17 episodes, a poster reading "WANTED - Vash the Stampede - 60,000,000,000$$" is briefly shown three times. For episodes #18-26, however, this poster is replaced by one which reads "-EMERGENCY- EVACUATION ORDER! HUMANOID TYPHOON IS COMING". See more »

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Featured in Anime Abandon: The Big O and Trigun (2013) See more »

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Kaze-wa Mirai-ni Fuku (Wind Blows In the Future)
Written by Tsuneo Imahori
Performed by Tsuneo Imahori
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The spectacular story of love & peace.
7 June 2004 | by (Bristol, CT) – See all my reviews

For Vash the Stampede, life really sucks. He is a drifter who merely wishes to spread love and peace, but ultimately can't. Everyone claims to be him, and tragedy and destruction follow him wherever he goes. It's so excessive that two female insurance agents, Millie Thompson and Meryl Strife, have to shadow him. It's kind of tough to describe the personality of Vash, let's just say he is one of a kind.

Trigun is a very unusual and entertaining space western, with a central character like Vash, the two insurance girls whom he can't shake, and a wandering, unconventional priest, Nicholas Wolfwood. The stories focus on Vash and the extremes he goes through to make right without killing or anyone dying. Plus, we get an offhanded taste of affection (love?) from Meryl to Vash, and it warms the heart to see it.

The animation is very loose and the anime exaggerations are annoying but passable. Story wise, the first half of the episodes are light hearted, adventurous, wacky, and whole lot of fun. But well into the the second half, Vash degenerates into a dark and deadly serious person, especially once his evil twin brother Knives and his minions, the Gung Ho Guns rear their presence. When people begin to die and Vash gets very upset, his credo not to kill is tested to its limit. It's a sad, powerful, and strange dichotomy from how the show began, but makes some sense when you add it all up.

The ending leaves room for a sequel, which is good because action heroes who do not want to kill need more exposure. I think this is an awesome show, especially for it's message. I highly recommend for all.


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