Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future ... See full summary »
A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.
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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 $$60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. Entire towns evacuate at the rumor of his arrival. However, the real Vash the Stampede is not the same man that rumor portrays him to be. The enigmatic and conflicted lead character in Trigun is actually more heroic in nature; as well as a complete and utter idiot at times. Written by
The black cat that appears in every episode of Trigun is called "Kuroneko Sama" (which means "Lord Black Cat". The cat is a female and was a creation for one of Yasuhiro Nightow's first mangas (Japanese comic books) and he has stated that the cat is female. Her alternate name is "Kuroneko Kukan" or "Black Cat Space". She also makes a cameo in the video game "Wild ARMs: 2nd Ignition". See more »
Chapel the Evergreen:
Life is an incessant series of problems... all difficult, with brutally limited choices - and a time limit.
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In the opening credits for the first 17 episodes, a poster reading "WANTED - Vash the Stampede - 60,000,000,000$$" 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 »
This has to be one of the most amazing Anime series ever made. It combines some of the funniest and absurd physical and intellectual comedy with a powerful drama and sense of what I would consider to be Horror in the emotional sense.
Vash has to be one of the most contradictory characters in any anime. A Gunfighter who hates killing. Nearly Immortal, yet vulnerable. Power to destroy all life on a planet, but upset at the death of a bug... It really is amazing.
If I had to choose any series which has impacted my own sense of ethics, this would be it.
The concepts of Life and Death, Good and evil are brought to the line in the grey... Not the blurry grey area, but the pencil thin line within the miles of grey.
The goodness of Milly, the callousness of Nick, the pride of Meryl, the hate of knives, and the love of Vash... Though through it all, even the smallest character is "Fleshed out" with a multi-faceted personality. It really is amazing.
Though I would not recommend this for young children, I believe that rational adults people can only come out better people after seeing it.
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