Review of Trigun (1998)

Moving picture, 10 hours

A world reminiscent of the Wild West. A much sought-after criminal turns out to be an easy-going dude until people die. That’s when his long past catches up.

A post-apocalyptic Western and enemy-of-the-week action comedy. The ambience shifts are poorly executed and the stylized biophysics are bad, but there’s a hint of substance. A strong example of the secular yurodivy or “holy fool” motif in Japanese animation.

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