Ghost_MH Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 1 hour ago, LazyPiranha said: I’m up to episode five and I enjoy it so far, the art style has grown on me and I do think that they manage to make some really compelling imagery. I don’t really know how well the show works on its own as opposed to a companion piece to the original. So much of what’s going on doesn’t feel like it stands as well on its own. Most of the show doesn’t really make a ton of sense unless you already know these people, and the rushed pace comes off as trying to get to the new direction as quickly as possible because most people are already going to know the basic deal. I get that, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense to spend five whole episodes before he even pulls his gun again, he’s no longer a mystery, but the show ejects that intrigue and replaces it with… nothing? It’s fine for me as someone who understands the presumed past for Vash, but if you only ever watched this I don’t know if any of it lands. I'll poke my nephews. They're younger, hadn't seen the original series or read the manga. I know a few episodes in and they weren't really confused by anything going on. This seems like a recurring criticism of the series, but I can't help but feel like this is based on our own expectations on where we believe things are going or when they take place versus items that have been revealed in full and what's still being kept a secret. This far into the 98 series and Vash not being a regular human had yet to be established, nor has Wolfwood's double agent role. I can't help but point out that the 98 anime AND manga took place after the events at July. Vash's bounty was already at $$60b in the first episode of the 98 anime. In Trigun Stampede, his bounty is only $$6m. This series so far has taken place entirely prior to July. There is a very good chance this series/season will end on the July Incidence which Vash will be blamed for and will skyrocket his bounty by 10,000x. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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