- Trigun The Movie Badlands Rumble's story is set in Makka, a town surrounded by quicksand. With rumors spreading that the legendary robber Gasback has his sights set on the town, the mayor Kepler has brought together bounty hunters to protect the town. These bounty hunters have been following Gasback from town to town in hopes of bagging the prize. Meryl and Milly have come to town to assess the situation as insurance agents, but are shocked by this turn of events. Moreover, Vash the Stampede is also in town, along with the female bounty hunter Ameria and Nicholas D. Wolfwood.
In development for nearly five years, Trigun: Badlands Rumble is an ode to all the joyous fans fond of the original television series. Taking place within the television series timeline, Badlands Rumble presents all the humorous antics, frenetic battles, and dramatic storylines all present in the series itself, with the obvious higher technical attributes. Right from the beginning, Badlands Rumble pacing is extremely well balanced and calculated, all the while careful to accommodate people who haven’t seen the series. A majority of the cast from the television series returns as well, including two new characters by the name of Gasback and Ameria. Gasback is the main villain in the film who basically wants to steal everything he can, while Ameria is the quiet and reserved bounty hunter with a dark past that is slowly unveiled throughout the course of the film. All these characters cultivate to provide a unique and enjoyable viewing experience for old and new viewers alike, which is quite an accomplishment considering the age of the original television series. It’s nice to see the old cast return in the form of a cinematic film, bringing back all the mannerisms and personalities present within the original.