This anime can considered one of the best anime classics Japan has released in to the world. The underlying story of the anime is quite entertaining as well as emotional. Frankly 26 episodes is quite few for the anime of this caliber.
The Anime in a nutshell:
The anime follows the day – to day adventures of Vash the Stampede, a legendary gunman who has a 60 billion $$ double dollars (‘$$’ the currency of the anime) bounty on his head. And he has a quite a bit history too, because hes different from any regular man. (That’s all I’ve got to say because I might spoil you)
Story-line 50/50 The whole concept of the story-line is simply amazing, when your watching its as you are there beside the characters, every episode has a new twist, and also gives you a little bit of critical piece of information (like the history of the planet and the main characters). It’s quite emotional, when one of the character dies (*spoiler alert*) you can be drawn in to the emotion, I myself when watching the specific part was in the brink of crying.
Animation 28/30 The animation was the cutting edge of the time that this anime was created, effects are quite good considering the time that this was created, the main characters themselves are quite detailed, and fluently animated. This anime is better viewed in HD, because it brings out the incredible fidelity and details that the animators have put into it.
Sound 19/20The sounds are good, it has western cowboy ambiance to the whole anime theme. Soundtracks are good, and adopts nicely to every scene. The anime is also good in the English dub, Johnny Young Bosch voices Vash, which is sensational he was to able to capture the whole essence of Vash
making on par with the Japanese version. Johnny Young Bosch also dub voices of Ichigo in Bleach, Lelouch in Code of Geass, and many more.
Overall: a must watch anime, considered one of the anime classics. Watch it you’ll love it.
The anime is quite unique wherein it was able to blend in the super natural phenomenon with hard core scientific explanation. This anime will surely get you thinking.
The Anime in a nutshell:
The anime focuses mainly solving paranormal occurrences at a given place, this will include
occasional ghostly encounters and hauntings. The group is mainly composed of people with
varying spiritual beliefs, which makes their suitable contribution in the whole anime series.
Storyline 45/50 The whole concept and story is quite good, although some parts of the anime
are down right boring, and if you’re not paying attention to small details you
can get easily confused. Make sure that you have a handy dictionary while
watching this because some terms in the English dub are quite deep and
Animation 25/30 The character design is good but not a total stand off, the details in the
places and locations are quite good, the overall rendering of the scenes
clean and logical.
Sound 18/20 The sound effects are good, the English dub is okay, it’s not record breaking but
delivers the right thought and content, the script is translated nicely. The downside
is some voices are stale, and the soundtracks for the anime is not that engaging.
But coincides with the theme rather well.
Overall: a good anime which will surely give you the goosebumps.
In a short-while, i will start reviewing selected anime’s and will grade them according to the following criteria:
Story-line: 50% – the soul of any anime out there
Animation: 30% – all about the visuals
Sounds: 20% – all music and soundtracks used in the anime and voice acting (sub and dub)
I will also provide a short summary of the anime (as to not to spoil you), and a trailer if I can find one.