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Trigun: Season 1: Episode 22 -- Vash and the gang meet a group of orphans whose parents vanished after falling victim to a strange trance. Is it Legato's doing? Or is there a secret villain hidden among the children?


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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! Full summary »
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Masaya Onosaka ... Vash the Stampede (26 episodes, 1998)

Johnny Yong Bosch ... Vash the Stampeed / ... (26 episodes, 1998)
Dean Wein ... Additional Voices (2000) (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)
Kirk Baily ... Additional Voices / ... (16 episodes, 1998)
Takashi Nagasako ... Man / ... (14 episodes, 1998)
Shô Hayami ... Nicholas D. Wolfwood (13 episodes, 1998)

Jeff Nimoy ... Nicholas D. Wolfwood (11 episodes, 1998)

Series Directed by
Satoshi Nishimura (26 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Yôsuke Kuroda (26 episodes, 1998)
Yasuhiro Nightow (26 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Shigeru Kitayama .... producer (26 episodes, 1998)
Shigeki Komatsu .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1998)
Masao Maruyama .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1998)
Yuji Moriya .... producer (26 episodes, 1998)
Masao Morosawa .... producer (26 episodes, 1998)
Series Original Music by
Tsuneo Imahori (26 episodes, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
Yukiko Ito (26 episodes, 1998)
Harutoshi Ogata (26 episodes, 1998)
Satoshi Terauchi (26 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Design by
Masahiro Otake (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Hidetoshi Kaneko (26 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Management
Toru Iikawa .... assistant production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yutaka Sato .... assistant unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Satoshi Nishimura .... storyboard artist: opening animation / storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1998)
Series Sound Department
Phil Brewster .... sound re-recording mixer / sound effects editor (26 episodes, 1998)
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects editor (26 episodes, 1998)
Kazunari Tanaka .... sound recordist (26 episodes, 1998)
Keiko Terao .... sound producer (26 episodes, 1998)
Series Special Effects by
Toyohiko Sakakibara .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Akihiko Isozaki .... color designer: Studio OZ (26 episodes, 1998)
Noriyuki Jinguji .... mechanical designer (26 episodes, 1998)
Takahiro Yoshimatsu .... animation director: opening animation / character designer / ... (26 episodes, 1998)
Yoshimitsu Ôhashi .... animator: ending animation (25 episodes, 1998)

Takuya Iida .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Matsatsugu Kawai .... inbetween checker (unknown episodes)
Hiroki Matsumoto .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Masumi Nishikawa .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Akiko Ohashi .... animator / inbetween artist (unknown episodes)
Mayumi Okada .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Yuka Okamoto .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Toshiyuki Yoshimura .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Akihiko Sozaki .... color coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Yôsuke Kuroda .... series organization (26 episodes, 1998)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trigun #1: The $$60,000,000,000 Man" - USA (DVD title)
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24 min | 24 min (26 episodes) | 645 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (episodes 1-12) | Australia:M (episodes 13-26) | Italy:VM14 (episodes 1-12) (DVD rating) | Italy:T (episodes 13-26) (DVD rating) | New Zealand:M | South Korea:12 | Spain:7 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-PG (one episode)

Did You Know?

Knives and Vash are twins, that fact not only makes them both equal theoretically,_ but practically as well. In the beginning of the plot of the anime, Knives is shown to have upper hand in combat against Vash, but as the plot progresses and the final fight between Vash and Knives comes up, Vash is shown to have more dominance in the scene, contributing to the fact that Vash had fought different powerful enemies, while Knives simply commanded the 'powerful fighters' to kill Vash.See more »
Vash the Stampede:[laughs drunkenly] Grandma! Whatcha waiting for? Fill 'er up!
[Bartender hits him in the head with a beer pitcher]
Vash the Stampede:I mean please fill 'er up, miss, if you wouldn't mind.
Bartender:That's better.
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39 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Not to be missed!, 10 September 2001
Author: The Fox-2 from southern California

Being a fan of the more "magical girl" type of anime (Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth, Card Captor Sakura), I was a little hesitant to sit down and watch Trigun, given its rough-and-tumble looking guy on the front, and all the images of guns and violence. After viewing the first episode, I was clamoring for more.

Vash the Stampede is a wanted man. Nicknamed the "Humanoid Typhoon," he brings destruction to any town he passes through. Because of this, a $$60 billion bounty has been put on his head. The Bernardelli Insurance Agency has also dispatched two of its agents, Meryl Strife and Milly Thompson, to find Vash and report on why he causes every town that he passes through to be utterly destroyed.

What they find is that the Humanoid Typhoon isn't quite what he seems. If one wants to be blunt, Vash is more or less a dork. He has a very strong aversion to taking another human life, instilled in him as a boy by his guardian Rem. Though he is an exceptional gunslinger, Vash would rather roam from town to town spreading the message of "Love and Peace!". Unfortunately, many bounty hunters are motivated by the immense bounty on Vash's head, and it is the battles between Vash and these bounty hunters that destroy every town Vash comes to.

Along the way, we meet a motley band of characters, most notable among them being the gunslinging preacher Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who has an unholy surprise in the cross he carries on his back, and Legato, the one man that Vash seems to actually fear. Ultimately, it is a man named Knives Millions that Vash seeks. Who is Knives, what is his connection to Vash, and why does Vash want to find him so badly?

Trigun offers a new twist on the American western, without doing something as drastic as set the whole series in space, as anime often does. Another twist is the characterization of its hero as not always perfect. Like Usagi Tsukino from Sailor Moon, Vash the Stampede is a bit of a klutz, and, as mentioned before, quite the dork. When he has to, though, like Sailor Moon, he gets the job done effectively. He also has his "bishonen" moments that help to bring in the female viewers. Another departure from the usual is that the female characters are less fragile flowers than steel magnolias. Early on, Meryl and Milly show that they take no guff from sexist saloon patrons who look to terrorize them, thanks to Milly's superhuman strength. (If you think Vash and Wolfwood carry big guns, you haven't seen Milly's monster of a weapon.)

Trigun starts out as a comedy and remains so throughout the run of the series, though midway, as many anime tend to do, it takes a darker turn, as we get a look at Vash's past and find out what made him into the man known as the Humanoid Typhoon. The episodes are very well-paced, making you want more, not so much because you feel that there is something lacking, but because you get drawn into the story and its main players. Trigun appeals to both male and female viewers, whether you're into action, adventure, comedy, and/or drama. Little wonder why it has become very popular in recent years.

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