Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Title:Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Trigun the Movie
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Notables: Animation - Madhouse
R1 License - FUNimation
The story is set in Makka, a town surrounded by quicksand. With rumors spreading that the legendary robber Gasback has his sights set on the town, the mayor Kepler has brought together bounty hunters to protect the town. These bounty hunters have been following Gasback from town to town in hopes of bagging the prize. Meryl and Milly, two characters previously seen in Yasuhiro Nightow's manga and the later television anime series, have come to town to assess the situation as insurance agents, but are shocked by this turn of events. Moreover, Vash the Stampede is also in town, along with the female bounty hunter Ameria and the fan-favorite character Wolfwood.

With the animation being done by Madhouse, this new movie is a spinoff to the original 1998 Trigun TV series. [sourced from ANN].

A new movie set for release (in Japan) in Spring 2010.
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 9 9 8 7 7 Ggultra2764 [series:2245#1552]
A decent trip of nostalgia, Badlands Rumble brings back Vash, Wolfwood, Meryl and Millie for a movie spinoff where the four cross paths to deal with a robber's plot of revenge against one of his former cohorts. The movie retains the decent mix of comedy, action and drama from the 1998 TV series of Trigun. Vash still fakes being a dunce to hide his true identity and holding onto his oath to never take a life. Meryl and Millie wind up meeting with Vash with Millie paying no mind and Merle exasperated at Vash's antics. You can even expect doughnuts and cameos from Kuroneko-sama. All this comes does come with updated visuals with gun fights being more fluid in movement, smoother looking character designs, color being a bit brighter and use of CG animation for camera angles and some of the vehicles driven in the movie. While the plot to the movie is self-contained, the movie does give you enough sense of the motives and justifications of the major characters exclusive to this movie (mainly Amelia and Gasback). However, it doesn't really offer up anything new concerning the world of Trigun and the movie requires you to have seen some episodes of the original series to be familiar with the four characters in the series. Otherwise, Trigun: Badlands Rumble does make for a decent watch for fans of the original series.

Last updated Saturday, January 01 2011. Created Saturday, January 01 2011.

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