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Trigun: Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action!! # 1 (Trigun: Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action!! #1)

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Action, comedy, science fiction, and western gunslinger action congregate within these pages. Created by Yasuhiro Nightow, this compound of genre-bending ingredients has turned the Trigun animation into a wildly popular series, and finally, the long-awaited manga comes to America.

Somehow the past has placed a sixty billion double dollar bounty on Vash's head, and the gunsl
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 20th 2003 by Dark Horse Manga (first published 2000)
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Julia
Dec 04, 2013 Julia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
I think most people, myself included, consider Trigun to be a classic anime. I saw it back when I was in late middle or early high school, so probably around 13 or 14 years old, and I fell in unabashed love. The story was interesting, the hero was admirable and the comedy was hilarious. I am happy to say that all of the things I loved about the anime are included in this three volume manga.

Vash the Stampede has a bounty of 60 million double dollars placed on his head. According to sources, he d
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Natalie
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Yaya
Aug 07, 2014 Yaya rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
I'm not too happy with character development, the situations they find themselves in, got increasingly boring. And I'm reminded why I don't read action manga, it's hard to make out what is happening. However the characters themselves are likable and I'm actually enjoying the humor. I am curious about Vash's past and origins.And would also be about plant technology, but I'm afraid the explanation will be half assed, as it has been so far. I'd like the main plot to hurry up and catch up with the s ...more
*Queen Diva*
Anime, like movies based on books, usually aren't as good as their manga counterparts, but I find Trigun to be the exception to the rule. The manga art is sometimes too chaotic and hard to follow, and I feel like Vash's personality doesn't really come out at all like it does in the anime. The story line also doesn't seem to have a rhyme or reason. It just started and that was that. But, it's still a good read, and I will continue to read the whole series
Joey
I think that this book has cool people. Trigun: Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action Vol.1 has good cool cars like there sanded steamer I think that whats its called. My favet part is when he is in a cite and all the people tried kill him.
Lyndsay-ann Stewart
One of the best and craziest Manga I've read is Trigun, with Vash the Stampede.

I watched the series years ago, and read this book, but I don't remember a whole lot of the details. Rereading this though has brought a lot back. And it's still great now.

The antics Vash find himself in the middle of are hilarious, and I love that he can find his way out in quite often crazy funny ways. We also are only just starting to learn about Vash and his past, and the mystery of what happened to July City.

I r
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Lord
Weak art, shallow characters and the story full of senseless action scenes that are quite hard to follow. There are tons of better manga than this.
Dram
Let me be clear when I say I am NOT a fan of manga, just comics in general. I find the plots of most to be childish and unoriginal, and frankly pathetic. There was a time when I was younger, however, when I, as many did and continue to do, craved all things Japanese. I was lucky that this was one of my first series, and after revisiting it I can say it has done more than stand up to my nostalgic rememberances. The art is dumbfoundingly complex, the storyboarding effective, simple, and beautiful, ...more
Jenni Noordhoek
The brilliant thing about Trigun is that it's definitely Doctor Who meets Firefly. It could have been an influence on both series - open possibility.

(Review for this volume only)

Seven chapters, equivalent to two or three of the episodes from the anime. (I can't remember)

Honestly I agree with those who said that it was hard to follow the panels. There is a lot of shading and angles and small panels that make it difficult to read. The anime in this regard is much better because it's much easier
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Justyn Rampa
Trigun has always held an odd place in my heart because although I've never actually completed the series, I love the aesthetic and the concepts behind the anime. I mean what is not to love about an action, comedy, science fiction, western gunslinger epic. Trigun is certainly unique.

In order to expose my Otaku Club kids to some "classic" anime and manga (I use classically generously here to refer to the late 90s:-) I decided to focus on Trigun this month. This is my first time reading the manga
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Claire
This was the first manga/graphic novel I've read all the way through. My now husband (back when we first started dating) encouraged me to start watching Anime again. I hadn't watched Anime since I was a kid and the animation in this one seemed rather old fashioned.. so I was hesitant.

I fell in LOVE with the Anime; so much so that I turned to the Mangas to find out more about the overall Trigun story (it is a very short Anime.. too short!). I purchased this one and its sequel in paperback from A
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Yvensong
I'm torn between 2 stars and 3. I really like the Trigun anime series. It's a weird mix of scifi/western/action/comedy. What I didn't enjoy was the way the action scenes were drawn out in this particular manga. They were hard to follow. At first, I thought it was just these poor old eyes, but after reading a few other reviews, I know it's not just me. In Manga, artwork really does matter. It can make or break a story pretty quick.
Sara
I really liked this manga, guess it reminded me why I like the action genre so much.
Trigun is a great bundle of comedy, action, sci-fi with a lot of shooting.

Some of the action panels were hard to follow, but I didn't mind just letting my imagination fill in gaps for me. The characters are goofy, and interesting all in all definately worth it.
Plaguedoctor
I enjoyed this manga fairly well. I liked the art style and portrayal of the characters. However, the story goes to fast and it gets a little confusing. The same can be said for the second volume. I think this manga could be more confusing for people who have never watched the anime. So, I recommend watching the anime first then reading Deep Space because it would probably make more sense then. I watched the anime before reading the manga and I'm glad I did because I think I would have been comp ...more
Ian Zimmerman
Today we look at a situation where the anime was better than the manga. In terms of action, plot, character development, and all around feel I really didn't think the manga held a candle to the anime.
Edwin Serpas
This book is about a pacifist who is on the run because of destruction He has a bounty of $$60 billion double dollars. In some time he is found by a gang who attempted to shoot him. They fail and without killing anyone he demonstrates how good he is. But then is chased once more because of the bounty. He is then freed beacause of 2 girls named Meryl and Millie who were sent to protect him. He ends up having them follow him. And they start of in a new journey.
This book is awesome. If you love old
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steven XD
this book was very awesome its is about a guy no one can capture in the beginning of the book was nice it had a good problem i thought there going to catch him in the beginning but i was wrong.the book itself was great good ending but i expected more in the action parts but it was great.things i didnt like were the part that he couldn't hurt any human even though they hurt him i thought it was dumb (sorry for my language but thats the only word that dis subscribe it)thing i liked were the part t ...more
Joe
It was okay. I went in with high expectations as I'd heard great things about this series, but to me, it just seemed a bit lacking and at times, very confusing. 3 stars. :D
Reader-ramble
While I love the show, the manga does have a slow start and chaotic art. Will always have a fondness for it though.
Zachary
I just couldn't connect with any of the characters and the art style was chaotic and hard to follow.
Adrian  Sanchez
This book is about when a guy is wanted for alot of money which is $100,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000 then a whole mob of people chase him so they can rebulid their town but then they found out that he was not wanted anymore then a old man and his son that is the tallest person in the whole world attacks the town then the guy that was wanted kills the gaint and the old man and his son go put back in jail and two investigators have to stay with him until that he is cleard for all the stuff h ...more
Rochelle
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Laura
Two out of five stars. The anime was astronomically better than the manga. :(
K. Adams
A classic! A blast from my past! I love Trigun with all of my heart.
Juliana
I wanted to learn more about manga, and this seemed like one I'd probably like since I'm very fond of the anime version. I finally managed to get used to reading the panels correctly, so that's good. I did enjoy it, but I'm not sure I can distinguish it from my enjoyment of the anime-- I'm not sure I'd have found it as exciting otherwise, since at least in this volume the stories are pretty much the same.

I will note that the Nebraska Family is significantly less irritating in manga form. God, I
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Ladiibbug
Jan 27, 2015 Ladiibbug marked it as to-read
Shelves: manga
Libr: Paradise Br has - see Yve's review
Katy
Before I read the manga, I watched the show. There's definitely more material in the manga, so if you enjoyed the show you will definitely want to read this series.
Lena
Okay, this is just my personal feeling, but it seems almost like the "Trigun" manga lacks the comical touch that the anime has. It wasn't as fun to read as I had hoped, honestly, but it also didn't make me like the series any less. The story and the characters are obviously very entertaining, but I just prefer the anime, which is strange for me.

Also, for some reason or another, a big chunk of the story was repeated in my copy. It was strange. D:
Snicker-doodle
I very much liked the Trigun anime for its humor and action. It was the manga I read first, however. It was the biggest manga I had ever read, but I was eager to read it.
I found Trigun to be intersting and unique, being filled with action, a few jokes, and a cute hero to boot.
It was hard to follow at times, though, and some of the action scenes I had to read over to make sure I understood what had happened.
Overall, Trigun's an entertaining read.
Michelle Ruedin
Nov 01, 2014 Michelle Ruedin rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the Trigun anime
Trigun is a wonderful story in a sci-fi dystopian world with a western feel and quirky humor. However, I think I would have found the manga slightly confusing had I not already seen the anime.

In this rare case, I would recommend the film over the book.
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内藤 泰弘. Traditional transliteration would be Yasuhiro Naitou. Author uses "Nightow" for better pronunciation by English natives.
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