Just a list of Asian films I've seen so far. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…
Trigun: Badlands Rumble
In a quicksand surrounded town called Makka, rumors spread of a legendary robber named Gasback is after the town. To protect it, Mayor Kepler has hired bounty hunters. These hunters have been following Gasback from town to town in hopes of getting the bounty. Vash the Stampede is in town, along with Meryl and Milly, along with the female bounty hunter Ameria and Nicholas D. Wolfwood.
PART OF: Summer of Anime Movie #2
Trigun. One of the most popular anime in the west. It's right up there with shows like Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Even though it may not have the pulp nature of Bebop, or the mythology behind Evangelion, Trigun is still a great anime. Bandlands Rumble takes place 20 year after Vash the Stampede foils the plans of notorious bank robber, Gasback. Now, the humanoid Typhoon has made his way to Macca Town, now run by one of the old gang members of Gasback who betrayed him all those years. Upon hearing that Gasback may come to Macca Town to settle the score, all the bounty hunters from all around gather to…
I want so much more trigun. I want him to travel forever trying to save people but ending up killing so many other people and then the children of their dead parents seek revenge after him when they grow up and he hasn't aged and then they find out he's not so bad after all he just likes donuts and never dies but holy shit is he good with a gun.
I will never tire of this. I wish trigun had as many episodes as ranma 1/2 cuz I never got tired of those shenanigans either.
CG blended seamlessly with cel shading, character details were more defined with bigger movie budget. wolfwood's pecks were increased along side budget increase. I love the sieyuus of this show.
The first two DVDs I purchased were 'The Abyss Special Edition' & 'Trigun The $$60,000,000,000 Man'. The latter was the first volume of an 8 volume Anime series I knew little to nothing about. The cover struck me as something I really wanted to see. The guns & the badass, red cloaked protagonist screamed "Go ahead and buy me, Matt". That night I watched The Abyss once & The Trigun disc twice in a row. Needless to say I adore the series. It was fun, silly & action-packed while at the same time thoughtful & sometimes sad.
I wanted to love Badlands Rumble. I REALLY wanted to REALLY love it. Most of the elements from the show were in place. All the characters I came…
it was able to recapture the heart of the show and that's really all that matters
So i watched Trigun to the end some time last year, wasn't a huge fan of it to be honest but it kept me interested enough to keep watching. This movie was made a good decade after the show yet seems to take place somewhere in the middle of its canon. The animation is good and the funimation dub was on point. It's generally pretty fun i guess but like I said I was never really that into Trigun.
If you wanna watch Trigun just watch the show. This is an okay film but the show blows it out of the water.
Back in the days the overworking emphasis of the series had seemed to me pretty jarring, while in this movie i think they've been able to render a more 'informal' narrative and this certainly helped to make it more fluid. Also animated action is directed with accuracy: clashes are dynamic – sometimes more than necessary, but also scenes in the city and environments are teeming with life in a way that sometimes i would have wanted to see in the series.
On the other hand i missed the aspect of philosophical meditation, which is quite limited in the film. I think it's a distant reprise from the original (not only in terms of time), but remains a beautiful bracket after the pretty long absence from the scenes of these characters. I had like a feeling of peace in the end, when 'Lovely calamities' strats playing. I was definitely impressed from that track.. You don't need to be explained why!
Loved the show so this was awesome. Was like seeing one of the episode remastered. The gunman with a big heart delivers another parable about humanism. I daydream about making a live-action adaptation of the series.
I loved the TV series (which I strongly recommend), was excited when this film was announced and wish I'd watched it sooner. The animation is pretty good, and overall it's a great film.
This relies on a small amount of familiarity with the world and characters but is surprisingly self-contained. Fun and well-animated, but no different than watching a few episodes of the show.
I had way more fun watching this than I thought I would. It was a quick, light watch that knew what it was and never strayed.
Plays like a long episode from the series. It was nice to see Wolfwood in action again.
Excluding films based on anime TV series, due to how common they are.