Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010, Action Comedy) – 8/10 anime movie review

Cast / crew
Director: Satoshi Nishimura
Writer (Original Manga): Yasuhiro Nightow
Writer (Story): Yasuhiro Nightow
Writer (Story): Satoshi Nishimura
Writer (Screenplay): Yasuko Kobayashi
Shou Hayami: Wolfwood
Tsutomu Isobe: Gasback
Masaya Onosaka: Vash the Stampede
Maaya Sakamoto: Amelia
Hiromi Tsuru: Meryl
Satsuki Yukino: Milly

Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010)

Twenty years after saving legendary robber Gasback’s life, Vash the Stampede returns to the town where the somewhat questionable event took place and where Gasback is intending to gain revenge against a treacherous henchman turned highly successful businessman. The businessman, Cain, has set up a massive $$300,000,000 bounty on Gasback’s head but among the bounty hunters that stream into the town is Amelia, a beautiful young woman who seems to have a more personal beef with Gasback.

8/10

Vash the Stampede is one of Japanese animations most brilliant creations: an apparent buffoonish mega-outlaw ($$60,000,000,000 bounty) who is a self-effacing mega-hero completely committed to not killing anyone (good or bad) or letting anyone else kill. If you’ve got the tone of the character (he can take some acclimatising), it’s wonderful stuff and a lot of fun. His buffoonery is jolly, his awesomeness is awesome. Mad House once again spectacularly present his antics, delivering a deceptive plot very well and making sure it’s as stylish and impressive as can be from the opening robbery of world history’s most protected bank vault through to SPOILER Vash making his hero’s entrance for the climax.

This movie contains sexual swear words and strong melee violence, graphic gun violence.

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