Trigun, Volume 1
  • Trigun, Volume 1
  • Trigun, Volume 1

Trigun, Volume 1

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by Yasuhiro Nightow
     
 

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It's a western, it's sci-fi, it's punk, and it's popular. It's Trigun and it's become one of the most popular anime in America. But before it was animated, it was a manga. And now Dark Horse has finally brought that manga to America! Continuing our foray into the world of non-Westernized manga publishing, Trigun promises to be entertaining with its huge guns,

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It's a western, it's sci-fi, it's punk, and it's popular. It's Trigun and it's become one of the most popular anime in America. But before it was animated, it was a manga. And now Dark Horse has finally brought that manga to America! Continuing our foray into the world of non-Westernized manga publishing, Trigun promises to be entertaining with its huge guns, signature characters, wild shoot-em-up action, and funny writing.
Vash is a nice guy, but everyone wants to kill him. An enigma of a man with a coat full of bullet holes, he's widely feared because of the destruction left in his wake. And he's also highly valued for the price on his head. But he's no easy man to kill. Of course, that doesn't stop people from trying. What's his mission? Where's he from? This volume may have the answers to those questions, and more. See what you've been missing in the video, visit Vash in true black and white coolness. Finally, Trigun is here!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
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. (Oct. 2003) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal - Library Journal
The Trigun anime TV series, an sf action comedy, has been a hit with fans since its DVD release in 2000; it's also been shown on the Cartoon Network. Now Dark Horse is releasing the original manga that inspired the anime version. On an arid planet in the future, in a Wild West-like society, Vash the Stampede has a tremendous bounty on his head: 60 billion double dollars. Destruction follows him everywhere, as do a pair of insurance investigators, Meryl Strife and Minnie Thompson. Though Vash is an expert marksman, his reputation seems unearned by his actions: he's taken a vow never to kill, and he acts to help those who are threatened by villains such as the Nevada Family (who look like something out of the British series "Judge Dredd"). The manga tells a somewhat different story: Vash here seems more a haunted and serious figure than his anime version. The action in Nightow's art can be hard to follow, and the manga doesn't quite achieve excellence overall. Still, given the popularity of the anime, it's recommended for all collections, for teens and adults. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760759127
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Trigun Series, #1
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 7.32(h) x 1.14(d)

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