The BEST Episodes of Trigun

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Network: TV Tokyo

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 - Aired Jul 29, 1998

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 8.47
176 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Goodbye for Now

#2 - Goodbye for Now

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 5, 1998

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 8.09
165 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Out of Time

#3 - Out of Time

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 26, 1998

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 8.09
158 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Truth of Mistake

#4 - Truth of Mistake

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 8, 1998

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 8.08
267 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Fifth Moon

#5 - Fifth Moon

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 22, 1998

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 8.07
164 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda

#6 - Sin

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 16, 1998

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

star 8.06
195 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Flying Ship

#7 - Flying Ship

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 19, 1998

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 8.03
159 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Live Through

#8 - Live Through

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 23, 1998

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 7.99
187 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Under the Sky So Blue

#9 - Under the Sky So Blue

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 30, 1998

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

star 7.99
222 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Demon's Eye

#10 - Demon's Eye

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 15, 1998

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 7.98
166 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Hang Fire

#11 - Hang Fire

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 12, 1998

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 7.94
162 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda

#12 - Alternative

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 2, 1998

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 7.87
185 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda

#13 - Diablo

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 24, 1998

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 7.75
257 votes
Directors: Hideo Hayashi
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Murder Machine

#14 - Murder Machine

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 27, 1998

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 7.71
230 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
The $$60 Billion Man

#15 - The $$60 Billion Man

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 1998

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 7.69
395 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
And Between the Wasteland and Sky

#16 - And Between the Wasteland and Sky

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 20, 1998

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 7.65
204 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Hard Puncher

#17 - Hard Puncher

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 29, 1998

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 7.64
269 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Peace Maker

#18 - Peace Maker

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 1998

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

star 7.62
307 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Love and Peace

#19 - Love and Peace

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 1998

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 7.62
255 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Lost July

#20 - Lost July

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 1998

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 7.61
247 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda

#21 - B.D.N.

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 13, 1998

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

star 7.54
208 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Little Arcadia

#22 - Little Arcadia

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 8, 1998

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 7.48
192 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Quick Draw

#23 - Quick Draw

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 10, 1998

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

star 7.45
256 votes
Directors: Shoji Yabushita
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda

#24 - Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 9, 1998

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

star 7.33
215 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Escape from Pain

#25 - Escape from Pain

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 17, 1998

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

star 7.31
228 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda