The tone of this space western darkens as director Satoshi Nishimura hints at the hero's curious past. In a two-part episode, the people of Inepril City try to capture Vash: they need the $$60,000,000,000 reward on his he... more »ad to repair their ancient power plant. When Vash defeats the evil Nebraska Family with his extraordinary marksmanship, he gives the reward to the townspeople to fix the plant. Meryl has to admit that the often clownish blond stranger really is Vash the Stampede. Elizabeth, the beautiful repair engineer, believes Vash destroyed her hometown years ago and is seeking revenge. But Vash has no memory of what happened to the city; he can only recall the ruins. Vash leaves on a sand steamer, but a young stowaway takes advantage of the soft heart beneath his cool exterior. The kid helps the Bad Lad gang hijack the steamer, but the plan backfires as the vicious leader threatens to destroy the vehicle and kill everyone aboard in a cliffhanger ending. The increased violence and choppy cutting don't always mix satisfactorily with the comic tone set in the first episodes, but Nishimura piques the viewer's curiosity about who and what Vash really is. --Charles Solomon« less
"in the first tape it seems like deep down Vash is brave, but when he realizes what he is doing he chickens out and is a coward... but that's only in the fist tape, in the second one he actually shoots some, if you look closely you can see him use his second of his three guns (hence the name TRIgun) and he appears to be quite a bit braver and not so much a geek... and you actually peek into the past... not a big peek, i expect that in future episodes, but it is still a peak... if you are afraid of spending money without seeing it... borrow it from a friend... and then buy it.."
Krathen Astreyk | Ohio | 08/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are several reasons why this set is better then the less expensive edition. First of all, it has 5.1 surround sound which I think is worth the price jump. It also has better extra features and comes with an attractive Keychain, not as cool as the bullet necklace from collectors edition I but still a neat thing to have. If you are a trigun fan I highly recomend this set."
Good! You must have already seen Vol.! :D
pedro_miguel | 04/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, if you are reading this, then you must have already seen the first volume, "The $$60 Billion Man".You won't be disappointed. BUT from now on there are only three episodes per DVD (except for the last volume).Everyone says that this DVD is some sort of turning point, but it really isn't. The action gets upped a bit, but it still has a lot of great humor in it. The story doesn't really get much more serious until Vol. 4 (the halfway point).Episode 5: Vash vs. an entire town Episode 6: First look at the 'lost technology' Episode 7: First episode of a 2 part series set on a train."
Hard Hitter, Soft Heart
Tobias Domino | Indianapolis, Indiana United States | 12/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you loved the first tape, I'm sure you'll love the second.Vash, our spiky, blonde-headed gunslinging hero is back in "Lost Past". Before I start droning on and on (therefore making you sit here for hours), let me tell you the only thing that bummed me out about this volume. 3... episodes... Urgh. That's really the only downside...In my humble opinion, "Hard Puncher" is the best episode in the volume, mainly, because it's the first time we ever get to see Vash fire his revolver (discounting the intro movie at the start of every episode, and the time where Vash tries to take out a few bounty hunters in the first volume, and is out of ammo ^^;;;) .We get to see a little hint of how angry Vash can just be. (Which is vaguely frightening. Well, maybe that's just me, but still.) Turns out that, aside from being a ditz, Vash is actually not entirely a soft-hearted person, and actually will kill to get out of a fix. (That is, if he's driven over the edge, which is shown in "Hard Puncher"... well, at least a little bit. But this is only at drastic measures.)I was a bit disappointed that this volume was a bit more serious then the first (You have to love those hijinks. ^^)- I was expecting a bit more comedy, although there's enough to go around. (The ketchup scene is most likely the funniest, but I won't spoil it for you.)Reguardless, you don't have to fear about wasting your money, this volume is just as good as the first. So get out there and see it. (This coming from the person who's hooked more then 10 friends on it.)"Ishoni Tonairunda. Konoiiwa Love and Peace-u" - Vash de Stampede"
Vash is back, but not as Goofy. :(
Tobias Domino | 02/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the Vash I was expecting in the fist Volume. Calm, cool, and with a sense of humor. He has Spiderman's personality, but not as bouncy. Jokes, but has a purpose, and can be strong and radiate power. BUT..... This was not the Vash I was expecting in the Second volume, after seeing the first volume. This volume is much more serious. The first Volume sets him up to be skilled, but just totally loony with moments of continence skill in a crises. All, in all, I like this DVD. The stories actually run together to form one long story. Buy Volume 3 with this volume. So you can see what happens after the the 3rd episode on this Disk."