So this was supposed to go with a review of the old anime series “Trigun”. You know the saying that there’s weird, and then there’s Japanese Game Show weird? This one’s like that.
Trigun features a super-powered mysterious gunslinger on an alien planet wild-wild-west with a really weird nemesis (and a deeply confused “Catholic” “priest”). We all watched it: a mix of badly-subbed YouTube episodes and grainy library copies. The art is old-school, but good, and the story hooks you faster than you’d expect.
So a short review, in place of the “Killing Star Wars” comic that Codex didn’t quite get finished before she had to leave. It was inspired by this masterpiece of authentic curmudgeonly dudgeon. Episode One of The Last Straw.
Wolfwood isn’t actually Catholic, I think. I also don’t remember reincarnation being mentioned, though I did see the dub, so hey.
In the manga – which I haven’t actually read – Wolfwood is part of some weirdo cult he was indoctrinated into as a child. In this one thdy keep it vague.
But the creator of Trigun was, at the time it was made, a Catholic.
Truly a great show.
Dave W. said:
Loved that show. Great series. I thought Wolfwood was an assassin that used the fake priest thing for cover?
Sort of? He was kind of a combination assassin/Priest.