The Best Episodes of Trigun

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2018

Vash the Stampede is a gunman on the run with a 60 billion double dollar bounty on his head which has made it difficult for him to go anywhere without being chased and shot at. Every town he ever visits ends up being destroyed because of his pursuers, but miraculously no one ever gets killed. Meryl and Milly are two insurance agents that have been sent to find Vash the Stampede and keep him under surveillance so no more damage is caused. Meryl, who leads the pair, refuses to believe that the man they have met can possibly be the legendary gunman. This spikey haired, gangly, young man is extremely friendly, a pacifist, hates blood and suicide, absolutely loves donuts, and is a dork and a crybaby (far from a notorious outlaw). But there is more to Vash and his past than meets the eye.

Rem Saverem

#1 - Rem Saverem

Season 1 - Episode 17

In a very unorthodox episode, many explanations about the mystery surrounding Vash the Stampede are put forth. Where did he come from? Who is he? What is he fighting for?

star 8.59
79 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Diablo

#2 - Diablo

Season 1 - Episode 12

Vash's past catches up to him as Legato Bluesummers, new nemesis, frames him for murder and sends an assassin to destroy him - and as push comes to shove Vash exposes a new side in his personality.

star 8.42
83 votes
Directors: Hideo Hayashi
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Paradise

#3 - Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 23

Wolfwood's past catches up with him as the priest acknowledges he has a few sins to confess himself.

star 8.37
67 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Under the Sky So Blue

#4 - Under the Sky So Blue

Season 1 - Episode 26

Vash confronts his brother Knives in a big climax, and all of the remaining questions about their pasts are answered.

star 8.26
74 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Hard Puncher

#5 - Hard Puncher

Season 1 - Episode 5

An entire town has gone rampage searching for the $$60 billion head of Vash The Stampede in the hopes of hunting him for the reward. The humanoid typhoon will have to make a choice, will he reveal what he's really made of?

star 8.25
90 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Out of Time

#6 - Out of Time

Season 1 - Episode 21

Things worsen at the city in the clouds as two more Gung-Ho Guns appear, and what they're after might bring grim consequences.

star 8.22
64 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Sin

#7 - Sin

Season 1 - Episode 24

As Vash ventures on he finally confronts Legato, who proves that the winner in not necessarily the last man standing.

star 8.22
69 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Goodbye for Now

#8 - Goodbye for Now

Season 1 - Episode 18

Two years after Vash disappeared in the ruins of the city, two years after Milly and Meryl were forced to run away from the devastating arm, two years after Vash was declared the first human act of god by the insurance company because of how unstoppable he is - a quiet town is surrounded by bounty hunters, their leader claims to be Vash the Stampede, and Wolfwood is besieged inside! All seems to be lost until a young blond man who has been living in that town for two years now, known only as Erics to it's residents, pops out to the rescue...

star 8.18
71 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Live Through

#9 - Live Through

Season 1 - Episode 25

Vash has suffered enough for an eternity. As decision-making time approaches, the town's people decide to lynch him and he may not try to stop them.

star 8.16
65 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Murder Machine

#10 - Murder Machine

Season 1 - Episode 9

A simple bus trip across the dunes goes wrong when mechanical spiders threaten the passengers. Vash meets a traveling priest who seems more than meets the eye.

star 8.13
82 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Fifth Moon

#11 - Fifth Moon

Season 1 - Episode 16

Vash is challenged to a duel inside an inhabited city with two of the Gung-Ho Guns. The plot thickens as Legato butts in and unleashes Vash's horrible secret.

star 8.11
70 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Flying Ship

#12 - Flying Ship

Season 1 - Episode 20

Vash takes the nearest "ride" to a city in the clouds, a relic from the times of old, to meet up with his old friends. Wolfwood follows him and joins him in the friendly visit, but there's also another who followed them both...

star 8.05
65 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Lost July

#13 - Lost July

Season 1 - Episode 6

After the town's folk gather enough money for a repair crew to be called for to repair their power plant, Vash is hired as a body guard for the head engineer - an attractive woman who seems to have a particular interest in the gunslinger. An interest which might be accidentally mistaken to be affection.

star 8.02
91 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Demon's Eye

#14 - Demon's Eye

Season 1 - Episode 15

Things get serious as Legato and his Gung-Ho Guns stir up trouble. Vash will have no choice but to roughen up to answer the challenge.

star 7.99
71 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Alternative

#15 - Alternative

Season 1 - Episode 22

Many people have been disappearing, whole towns even, and people are getting paranoid. Vash, Wolfwood and the girls are stuck outside and can't come in because the guards are too afraid to let them. They find shelter in an orphanage of sorts, and when trouble starts, a surprising adversary helps Wolfwood see the error in his ways.

star 7.94
65 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Love and Peace

#16 - Love and Peace

Season 1 - Episode 4

Vash is stuck between a rock and a hard place as he accidentally waltzes into a live robbery scene with his headphones on, unable to hear the police officers yelling at him to stay away. The plot thickens, though, as the robbery is revealed to be of the more personal sort...

star 7.89
99 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Quick Draw

#17 - Quick Draw

Season 1 - Episode 10

In a noble attempt, Vash and Wolfwood join a quick drawing competition to help a single mother and her daughter.

star 7.84
82 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Hang Fire

#18 - Hang Fire

Season 1 - Episode 19

News of Vash's reappearance reach the Bernardelli Insurance Company. Meryl and Milly go on the road to search for the Humanoid Typhoon while he steps into a bloody dispute between two families.

star 7.82
68 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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And Between the Wasteland and Sky

#19 - And Between the Wasteland and Sky

Season 1 - Episode 8

The adventure on the speeding sand-steamer continues as Vash reveals another aspect in his personality and his young friend is faced with the dilemma of speaking up to a grown-up.

star 7.82
79 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Truth of Mistake

#20 - Truth of Mistake

Season 1 - Episode 2

In a town suffering from drought, Vash is hired to be the bodyguard of the only man who has water in the arid desert.

star 7.79
108 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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The $$60 Billion Man

#21 - The $$60 Billion Man

Season 1 - Episode 1

There are many rumors circulating about Vash the Stampede, but few people have actually seen him. Confusion follows as a couple of bounty hunters and two insurance girls separately try to find the real Vash, but only one of the bounty hunters guesses right. The other bounty hunter and the two girls think the first bounty hunter is Vash and even more confusion comes. In the end, the girls can't believe that the real Vash is who he actually is, because he's too nice and silly to match up with the rumors about "Vash the Stampede."

star 7.75
144 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Escape from Pain

#22 - Escape from Pain

Season 1 - Episode 11

In this Wolfwood-Milly-centered episode, the two encounter a couple on the run while Vash is hired to hunt them down.

star 7.67
82 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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B.D.N.

#23 - B.D.N.

Season 1 - Episode 7

Vash is joined with a young boy whom he's forced to take under his wings when the steamer comes under attack.

star 7.67
82 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Peace Maker

#24 - Peace Maker

Season 1 - Episode 3

Vash is forced to befriend a drunk as a city comes under attack by bandits whose leader claims he is Vash the Stampede.

star 7.65
101 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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Little Arcadia

#25 - Little Arcadia

Season 1 - Episode 14

In this almost completely Vash free episode, the two insurance girls need to help an old farmer save his beautiful grove from a gang who wants to take it away from him, in which the farmer's son is a member.

star 7.44
73 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
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