Watch & Learn: TRIGUN #18

Topic started by No_name_here on Dec. 24, 2010. Last post by No_name_here 4 years ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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 Why can't all the villains have outfits as sensible as Knives'
 Why can't all the villains have outfits as sensible as Knives'

At last, the greatest secret of TRIGUN has been revealed!

Vash does, indeed, have a ton of product in his hair. There’s no telling how much, for sure, but I can say (from having had some anime hair of my own at one point) that he’d have to absolutely blast it with aquanet to get those golden locks up to be that high and solid.

It figured that the superhero parallels would just keep continuing until Vash had his own evil twin. I don’t know if Knives or Legato will ultimately be the “big bad” of the series - - or even if they'll be at odds or in a alliance - - but I’m enjoying how the kill-or-don’t-kill issue’s coming to a head. It gives this a kind of broadstrokes melodrama that makes the whole thing more akin to an opera or, (given those guitar licks that accompany every bumper) a rock opera.  

Even as Vash tries to escape this violence and live a normal life, his past, his enemies or his violent nature will seek him out wherever he goes. There is a powerful kind of tragedy in this little unrealized love affair with that Lena girl. A normal life can be so close as to just be on his lips, but he simply can’t have it. I wonder if she'll be back to get a love triangle going with Meryl?

On the negative side, the porker with the cannon arm, Mohawk and eye patch has continued this show’s tradition of awfully-designed villains. His look was a specific kind of bad that seemed like he was taken off the case of some cheap, mistranslated, possibly-pirated NES game. And, man, I don’t know… the dub cast seemed less enthusiastic on this one. I’ve enjoyed their work up until this point but, for some reason, they seemed like they were intentionally keeping a lot of lines monotonic or, at best, without the kind of enthusiastic delivery you’d expect.

Watch this episode, “Goodbye For Now,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.    

   

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of  HYBRID BASTARDS!  &  UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon   here  &   here .  Follow him on Twitter:  @tompinchuk

Post by ninjadude853 (464 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I really love the scene in this episode where Vash and Wolfwood are just walking towards that big house when all the grunts are firing at them. BADASS
 
Anyway, Knives, he's certainly not he greatest villain ever. But what really sells him is his relationship with Vash. Neither one of them wants to hurt the other. While it's downright ordinary for Vash to not want to kill anyone, Knives wants to kill everyone. It's kind of odd when I see a villain as messed up as Knives with that kind of restraint. It adds to his humanity.
 
Of course, he's definitely ready to HURT Vash... a lot. Just not kill him.
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@ninjadude853 said:
" I really love the scene in this episode where Vash and Wolfwood are just walking towards that big house when all the grunts are firing at them. BADASS  
Yeah, it was. Although they didn't even show how the actual fight played out. 
 Anyway, Knives, he's certainly not he greatest villain ever. But what really sells him is his relationship with Vash. Neither one of them wants to hurt the other. While it's downright ordinary for Vash to not want to kill anyone, Knives wants to kill everyone. It's kind of odd when I see a villain as messed up as Knives with that kind of restraint. It adds to his humanity.  
Since the last episode got a little Biblical in its allusions, I can't help thinking of them as a riff on Cain and Abel.
Post by Doctorchimp (14 posts) See mini bio Level 9
@Tom_Pinchuk: That's funny, I always looked at it as having more in common with Romulus and Remus. 
Post by darfox8 (25 posts) See mini bio Level 6
I never saw Vash and Lena's relationship as a romantic one(she's suppose to be twelve, I believe) but since Vash is over 100 years old I guess even Meryle is way out of his age range.  
 
That Vash impostor was just an Post-Apocalypse weirdo. Like the dudes in Mad Max who get elaborate mohawks done. Where do you go to get your hair did when it's the end of the world?
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@doctorchimp said:
" @Tom_Pinchuk: That's funny, I always looked at it as having more in common with Romulus and Remus.  "
That probably is a more apt comparison. I think I went with Cain & Abel because that episode definitely had a Biblical tone.
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@darfox8 said:
" I never saw Vash and Lena's relationship as a romantic one(she's suppose to be twelve, I believe) 
Seriously? She's supposed to be 12? Younger or older, no woman looks her age in anime.@darfox8 said:
That Vash impostor was just an Post-Apocalypse weirdo. Like the dudes in Mad Max who get elaborate mohawks done. Where do you go to get your hair did when it's the end of the world? 
Don't you know that brylcream is more precious than gasoline in the wasteland?
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