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Trigun: Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action!! Vol. 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
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 20th 2003 by Dark Horse Manga (first published April 1995)
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Lacona Snyder
Mar 29, 2017 Lacona Snyder rated it it was amazing
Love and Peace! Trigun is my favorite manga ever!
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Jan 26, 2009 Dram rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 02, 2014 Yaya rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Miss Ryoko
Jun 02, 2009 Miss Ryoko rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
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
Aug 15, 2008 Lord rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, sci-fi
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.
Corey Timmins
Mar 16, 2017 Corey Timmins rated it did not like it
No character development and almost no story I lost interest in this book.
Justyn Rampa
Oct 16, 2012 Justyn Rampa rated it really liked it
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
Oct 06, 2013 Claire rated it really liked it
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
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
Vernon Ray
Jan 31, 2017 Vernon Ray rated it really liked it
Trigun #1

Long story short: On a inhospitable planet colonized by humans, the force of nature known as Vash The Stampede tries to save everyone who is trying to kill him, while being pursued by two intrepid insurance adjusters.

I luckily found this and volume 2 at a thrift store. There was also a whole shelf of Narutos, but Naruto is kinda the point of no return. (Don’t worry I looked away for a second and the Narutos had disappeared, they are off running at a tilt somewhere.) I’m not sure if I wo
Jul 01, 2014 Plaguedoctor rated it liked it
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
May 02, 2014 Lyndsay-ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-comic
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
steven XD
Sep 12, 2009 steven XD rated it it was amazing
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
Edwin Serpas
Nov 04, 2010 Edwin Serpas rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 19, 2008 Juliana rated it liked it
Shelves: sff, comics, manga
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
Jul 09, 2013 Sam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would definitely read another volume of this manga. In fact, I already have! It has also been adapted into anime, which happens to be one of my favorite anime and the reason I chose to read the manga. I love anything science fiction and steampunk, and the fact that this is a Space Western makes it more fun. I am also extremely fond of the character Vash because it's so rare to see a character who is so good and selfless without being fake or annoying. I also like the overall theme that life is ...more
Adrian  Sanchez
Nov 24, 2009 Adrian Sanchez rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 03, 2008 Snicker-doodle rated it really liked it
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.
I love the Trigun anime, and was very excited about reading the manga--the few spoilers I'd heard about it sounded really interesting, and the things I wasn't crazy about in the anime ending sounded like they weren't in the manga...and then I absolutely could not follow the action scenes. I bought both Trigun volumes and the first few Trigun Maximum, but eventually gave up (and sold off the TriMax ;_;). Still very sad.
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.
May 23, 2010 Matt rated it liked it
Trigun is a decent read, and pretty much what one would expect from a Western-set-in-space. The major problem I had with the manga is that it can be a bit hard to follow the action based on the illustrations. To be sure, there's more going on than the action sequences, but it's a pretty major part to have a problem with. Reading it isn't a waste of time, but it's not something that makes me want to seek out the other volumes.
Dec 03, 2008 Lena rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
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:
Mar 07, 2011 Tom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit silly, a bit frantic drawing style, a bit over the top anime, and dusted with an interesting story line... what do you have? Well Trigun pretty much fits the bill. It's a crazed story about Vash who casue lots of trouble and has a huge price on his head, but is also a "pacifist." The beginning was not so great but it really picked up and I am excited to read more.
Sep 22, 2009 Susan rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi
I'm kind of tempted to add a "hot mess" shelf just for this. I remember finding it extremely hard to follow when I first read it for SLJ lo these many years ago--basically, I only understood what was going on because I had seen the anime--but I thought it had more to do with me. Now I know it's all Nightow.
Aug 16, 2011 Coco rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Trigun's setting is one of my favorite parts about it: accidental colonization on a wasteland planet, lost technology, and lawlessness reminiscent of the Old West. The main character is another: a pacifist and unbeatable gunman shrouded in mystery, accused of wiping out an entire city, and disaster follows him everywhere--Vash the Stampede. Just a really interesting story. (January 2009)
Tyler Dykema
Apr 02, 2014 Tyler Dykema rated it it was amazing
This will serve as my super-biased "review" of both volumes of the reprint of Trigun.

Basically this is my favorite manga and anime ever and I've read and watched them multiple times over. It's perfect to me. The characters, story, art, themes, all perfect. There are things about the manga I like better than the anime and vice versa, but both are the best ever.

That's it.
Feather Mista
El dibujo es bastante feíto, lleno de personajes llanamente feos y escenas confusas. Pero las pequeñas historias que conforman el librote me parecieron muy entretenidas y bien contadas, con un protagonista alegre y buenazo a lo Kenshin, que hizo que le tomara cariño rápidamente. Lástima que no tengo a mano el #2 de esta colección, porque si no procuraba tirármele cuanto antes.
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
For a good bit of the book I was trying to figure what exactly was happening, the art gets fairly chaotic and then I'm staring explosion or something like it trying to figure out what exploded. I like the idea of it but I'm still lost on the who, why, and what stuff, so I'll probably have to roam the internet for answers.
Mar 17, 2016 Rin rated it really liked it
I used to love the anime of of this manga, so I thought I'd check the manga out, if only for the curiosity of seeing how similar the two are. The anime is pretty closely based on the manga. The one complaint I have is that art work wise, it's a little hard to follow the action. If I hadn't seen the anime first, I think I would have a hard time following what's going on in the action scenes.
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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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