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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Series: Trigun (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: DMP / Dark Horse; 1 edition (October 21, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593070527
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593070526
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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American readers may be familiar with the version of Trigun seen in the popular anime series Daffy Duck, directed by Sergio Leone. However, the story first appeared as a manga serial, the first 12 installments of which are gathered here in the right to left format. Readers must absorb several installments before figuring out the basic setup: colonizing starships dropped groups of people on a desert planet. Survival is difficult for their descendants, since their original high-tech machinery has either stopped working or is dangerously erratic. A version of Old West society has evolved, enlivened by the presence of wacky outlaws with huge weapons. One of the most notorious gunslingers is Vash the Stampede, a skinny, spiky-haired geek wearing a long, bullet-shredded duster. Vash manages to avoid killing anyone while he dodges the hail of lead everyone aims at him, but that doesn't stop two cute but clueless insurance-company representatives from tagging along to record the massive damage that occurs wherever Vash goes. Just when readers have decided this all must be an elaborate farce, though, flashbacks occur, suggesting Vash may not be the wild and crazy guy he seems. It's too early to tell how much of a serious side the story might reveal. What is beyond doubt is the artwork's uncommon vigor, which fills each page with exploding, overlapping panels of the rootin'-tootin', Wild West, sci-fi space action. It's energetic to the point of being delirious (maybe even demented) but still entertaining.
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Nightow has a wonderful style full of detail.
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It's very similar to the anime but shows more information in certain parts and is much more suspenseful.
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This is a DEFINET must own for any manga/anime fan.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Christopher P. Cecena on March 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
There are tons of manga on that I regularly collect. Dragonball/Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, Ranma 1/2, Case Closed(Detective Conan), Yu-Gi-Oh/Duelist/Millenium World, and others.... but there are a rare few that grab me, that are are real gems that contend for the greatest manga in existence, such as Akira, Nausicaa... and Trigun(and Trigun Maximum).

Most people are probably familiar with Yasuhiro Nightow's series through the 26 episode anime series that was released in the US by Pioneer(now Geneon) and has aired on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, and let me tell you, as good as it can be, does not do this manga total justice. Covering only about 1/3 of both Trigun and Trigun Maximumn, the anime was forced to not only cut the overall plot short, but also cut out the development of many characters. Vash, the tortured wanderer throughout the planet Gunsmoke, who endlessly searches for his sinister brother, Knives, has a slightly deeper history, as does his eventual traveling companion, the priest/gunman Nicholas D. Wolfwood. Millions Knives, Vash's bro, is far more vicious and cruel, as is his subordinate, Legato Bluesummers. Bernadeli insurance girls Meryl Strife and Milly Thompson are pretty much the same, although personally I found Meryl far more likeable in the manga. Most of the Gung-Ho Guns are also far more sadistic, screwed up, and crazy than the manga(particularly Zazie, although I won't spoil anything), shocking anyone who's used to their anime personas. Nightow's artwork is a true sight to behold, something people will just have to see to fully understand its beauty. The grimy, dusty, and decayed design of Gunsmoke truly is a marvel to look at, and I often spend minutes just staring at the art before proceeding on with the story.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
I feel like I am going against all that is right in the world when I say that the anime of Trigun is definitely better than the manga. While some manga artists are able to skillfully capture fighting, I felt the fight scenes were very confusing (not to mention that all the sound effects are in Japanese, which can be rather perplexing also.) The manga also starts farther ahead than the anime. Volume one starts with Hard Puncher, and goes until Murder Machine.
Not to say that the whole manga is terrible. Frankly, I still enjoyed it very much. The "plants" have a better explanation, and the dialogue is much better also (yay, more curse words!). The story flows better, too (until you get to the fight scenes.) And it's a bit more philosophical in places also.
The Trigun manga IS the sort of thing that a Trigun fan should own, because the story diverges from the anime dramatically halfway through the story, and there is an extra Gung Ho Gun that never managed to make it into the anime. But none of that is in this volume, so it's not really a point here.
I did have a point to this review, somewhere, maybe...the point is that if you want to get into Trigun, watch the anime, but if you're a fan already, buy the manga. Just don't be surprised if all the characters are drawn very differently. That's another thing I forgot to mention.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sam McComb on March 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is by far the best manga I have ever read. It is a great blend of action and comedy and unforgetable characters. It isn't that much different than the anime, only slightly differing in some parts. It contains the original manga form of the first few episodes (those with Brilliant Dynamites Neon and the Nebraska Family ending with Meryl and Millie saving "without help" the plantation) and they are portrayed quite well. The artwork although in the very beginning is of a slight less quality than the anime early in the Manga. Those of you out there with a Wolfwood Legato or Knives obession shouldn't worry about this volume, as these characters are yet to appear. Bottom Line Anyway you want this Novel if you like Vash at all.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 18, 2003
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One of thee best animes ever is finnaly released in it's natural form! The manga is chock full of Triguny goodness. Vash is even cuter in black and white! I wanted to read it soo bad, and now it's finally out. It has beautifull artwork and the characters are as funny as ever. Sure it is the first volume, and you already know what happens, but it's still a great manga, and I love seeing it the original way. If you liked the anime, than you'll surely like the manga. And if you've never seen the anime, then you'll LOVE the manga!
Anyway, it's a great anime and now it's a great manga as well. I hope you enjoy reading it!!
^.^<see ya!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 27, 2004
Format: Paperback
Trigun is probably the best anime/manga out there, it has a great story plot and about every genre added into it! This is one of those rare animes/mangas that has perfect art, plots and lovable characters. It can get serious at times, but it still brings in humor at the right places. In my opinion, if you like Cowboy Bebop, Beserk or even Weiss Kreuz, you should really try Trigun out. I'd buy it now if I were you! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Perrine on November 15, 2003
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This is a DEFINET must own for any manga/anime fan. I've seen a lot of anime and read a lot of manga, but this has got to rank as one of my better purchase. The little notes about what certain words mean are VERY creative and make reading the manga a lot of fun! You may want to watch the show before read this, it will help you follow the flow a little easier, but you don't have to. Fellow manga fans, read this. You will NOT be disappointed.
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