Oh man… those headphones are so 90s. Where was Vash’s walkman?
Alright, so understand that I’m going to watch this whole thing to the end. All the way, through every one of the 26 episodes. You lunatics have recommended it heartily enough, and you know my follow-through is resolute. I’m probably not going to quit, but…
I’m still not seeing what the big deal is with this.
Wait wait… surely I’m speaking too soon. Surely there’s going to be some huge twist in ten episodes that’s going to totally blow my mind and make me eat my words. But still, at this moment, there doesn’t seem to be much to TRIGUN. The setting and plots are so simple, I have little to comment on. It seems like reruns of some 50s cowboy show - - say RAWHIDE - - with some kooky characters swapped in for the posse you're familiar with. Is this case of a lot of fans falling in love with a series at a young age and their perception of it being positively skewed forever after? Maybe.
I’ve got 22 odd episodes to find out, don't I?
Y'know, while I was looking at DARK KNIGHT and wondering how it captured the popular imagination more than almost any Batman story had before, I figured it had to do with the more street, almost punk, take on the Joker. People dig a character who’s unpredictable, who doesn’t play by the rules, who isn't bound by any of the serious concerns that everybody else is. I wondered if you could ever get away with having a hero act like him and, considering Vash’s bullet-dodging jazzercise and his non-sequitor statement about how the “World’s made of love and peace!” I’m starting consider that he might be what I pictured.
Perhaps I’ve got another comparative-literature, psycho-philsophical, meta-textual rant brewing...Watch this episode, “Love and Peace,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.