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Trigun Maximum Volume 1: Hero Returns (Trigun Maximum #1)

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As an anime series, Trigun gained a multitude of fans across the otaku landscape before gaining a huge mainstream manga audience. Now, Trigun goes beyond the storyline laid out in the anime and the first two volumes of the manga into brand new territory!

Our hero Vash the Stampede disappeared for two years after blasting a crater onto the moon orbiting the desert planet he
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 8th 2004 by Dark Horse Manga (first published July 1998)
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Feb 16, 2012 Taylor rated it it was amazing
I thought this book had a good mixture of humor, action and storytelling all wrapped up in a sci-fi setting that was appealing. i remember watching this anime when i was younger and this re sparked my intrest and placed feelings of nostalgia in me. The characters were believeable and the fights that occoured were amuzing to see and showed the skill of the characters. This is Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action indeed.
Jul 08, 2014 Silver rated it it was amazing
This... Vash always has a special place in my heart. I recommend this to everyone everywhere!!! This is a story that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. I cannot explain how beautifully written this story was, and the illustrations were so seducing in the way that they were executed. Many emotions are definitely to be had for this hero; so many characters to fall in love with and so many to be angered with. *This world is made of LOVE AND PEACE!*
Jan 28, 2017 Anirudh rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Surprisingly mature at times
Apr 05, 2013 Immano rated it liked it
Shelves: digital
WARNING: minor spoilers past this particular volume below, nothing that ruins the whole series but I do mention a few things that happen later in the series (Also: see "Trigun", its inception/prequel).

'90s manga with a successful anime series in tow, set on a barren, desert planet in the future where hundreds of sleeper ships crashland, forcing survivors to struggle to survive in an extreme frontier setting. They succeed thanks to artificial beings called "plants" that were powering their ships
Emizel Doe
Sep 12, 2016 Emizel Doe rated it really liked it
Finalmente he terminado los 14 tomos de Trigun Maximum (version de Dark Horse) y debo decir que he quedado satisfecho, su final fue digno de la obra que cierra, el argumento pese a no ser muy innovador en cuanto a la ambientación presenta personajes magníficos, bien construidos y con una personalidad y pasado propio. El protagonista, Vash la Estampida, esta entre los mas originales que he visto en mucho tiempo, dando una nueva perspectiva a estas obras con sus ideales y su repulsión a la muerte, ...more
Holly Letson
This is the action-packed fun and quick read I've been longing to find since *Bleach* has been getting serious and laying off the action.
I went into this already in love with Wolfwood, though, and this volume just made me like him more.
Thanks much to Edelweiss for allowing me to read and review the first omnibus, of which this volume is a part of. All the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Vash the Stampede (the real one, not the kid using his name!
Sep 02, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
The classic Trigun continues in this newly titled volume. All the characters are reintroduced right in the first volume, and Vash is more immediately beset by his woes than in the first part. Although comedy is still a part of the mixture, it is not as abundant. The action format is not well realized in the manga format, often it jumps around too much, and becomes difficult to follow. The written aspect sets up the story nicely though. For those that have not read the first part, or watched the ...more
Jul 12, 2012 Hephaestus rated it really liked it
Hephaestus' rating system:

5 Stars: The book went above and beyond my expectations, delivering a tremendous literary understanding while not sacrificing the pacing of a compelling story.

4 Stars: The book was everything I had hoped it would be, delivering a terrific story while not blowing my mind.

3 Stars: The book was average - which does NOT mean bad. The book may have been well written, but the story was nothing special.

2 Stars: The book was below average. It did not meet my expectations and
Oct 17, 2011 Katie rated it liked it
Ok, first off, let me say I watched the Anime first. Loved the anime, it's one of my favorite TV shows ever. Let me also say this was my first manga; I was looking to get some of the back story that the show missed. But I had one heck of a time following this; maybe its cause I'm a newbie to the genre, maybe it's because I hadn't read the first two, maybe it's the fact that all the sounds were still in Japanese; I'm not sure.

The art was very confusing and I have since read several Mangas and ha
Randolph Carter
Nov 11, 2011 Randolph Carter rated it really liked it
The man in the red duster is back and we're in for more deep space planet future gun action. The whole gang is back: Wolfwood the priest, the two lesbians from the Bernardelli insurance agency, and even Knives.

Will Vash the Stampede cause even more mayhem? Will he blast the moon or devastate more cities while trying to not hurt anybody? You betcha!

Trigun is still my favorite manga/anime of all time and this first volume of Maximum is no disappointment. Picks up where Trigun left off.
Brandon Bundy
Dec 30, 2016 Brandon Bundy rated it really liked it
It's been a very long time since I've read the original Trigun, let alone opened up Maximum. Yet time has softened my memory and allowed me to relearn aspects of this series and elements like it was the first time all over again, and so I enjoyed Hero Returns quite a lot despite my confusion over some sections. Vash's pacifist nature is really something in contrast to the skills which he wields. A part of me sees some of Roland Deschain of the Dark Tower in Vash's reaction and sharp-shooting cap ...more
As of right now (2014/01/18), I am still a bit spotty in understanding in some places, and my rating has more to do with somehow rekindling abnormal amounts of enthusiasm about this series than it being particularly well written, ahah. I might revise it on a later re-reading. But having never read the manga before and yet knowing the anime pretty well/having just rewatched it, it's interesting what's different and what's the same.
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
I liked this Trigun more so then the first two. It was still a little chaotic at times but I managed to follow the entire time and wasn't lost like I was with the others. I still don't understand some of it but I'm getting there. Vash is a interesting character and pretty odd at times but I enjoy his outlook on things, and I liked Wolfwood because he's kind of odd too.
Miss Ryoko
Jun 02, 2009 Miss Ryoko rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I really think I would have no clue what is going on in the manga if I hadn't seen the anime. I'm curious to see how the series progresses passed the anime series, and I hope I can follow it. The manga is still a bit chaotic and hard to understand. I hope it gets better cuz I really love (some) of the characters and the story line!
Karaoke OK
Sep 15, 2008 Karaoke OK rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-okay
[Series Length: 14 volumes / Read: volumes 1-4]

NOTE: This is the sequel to the original "Trigun: Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action!" manga and anime series.

(Would you like me to post a short review of this series? Feel free to place a request in my GoodReads InBox. Thanks!)
Deandre Walker
Dec 09, 2012 Deandre Walker rated it really liked it
Trigun Maximum is an excellent mix of comedy and action. Along with the excellent artwork. Now that Vash is back on his feet he's the humanoid typhoon once again. Vash is a very unique character in the series because he's always funny,sometimes serious, and he loves donuts.
Dave B.
The first half of this volume is a fantastic story. I really quite like it. The second half isn't the most compelling Trigun story, but it does have some good elements, and it does a good job of further developing the idealist conflict between Vash and Wolfwood.
Jan 04, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Action readers, Gun fight fans, Science Fiction Western fans
I love the manga series Trigun! I never was able to watch the anime, so I have no clue how it compared to the manga, but this has comedy, seriousness, gun skills, and a ton of action!
Roberto Guillen
Feb 28, 2014 Roberto Guillen rated it it was amazing
I loved it and I always hoped one day vash would finally snap but till the end he suffers like an idiot. Poor vash
Jayden is the Legendary Super Saiyan
This book is about how Broly destroyed the universe and it's a true story.
Marica Loparco
Sep 21, 2016 Marica Loparco rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Interessante ma ovviamente le sparatorie rendono di più nella versione animata
Oct 26, 2014 Sara rated it really liked it
and trigun begins again, with most characters seemingly intact, and two years later from Vash's dissapearance.
Oct 13, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
I so don't read manga. Ever. And I didn't understand like half of this book....but it was definitely interesting. And funny.
Feb 23, 2010 Nicole rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
Fantastic series with great, memorable characters and plot. The art style is in tune with its times and won't age. This is a series to read over again because it's that enjoyable.
Aug 30, 2010 Brianna rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
It's pretty good and funny.i feel kind of lost thought because i think this is the second season of the book, but i am going to keep reading and see what happens next.
May 23, 2009 John rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
I couldn't follow what was happening for pages at a time. There were some cool ideas, but effectively no story.
Devin A.
Apr 30, 2009 Devin A. is currently reading it
nice gun skillz yo got the ill skillz szohn
Kurt Rocourt
Jun 04, 2012 Kurt Rocourt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Great series. The manga makes more sense than the anime.
Sep 23, 2009 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi
There's some improvement to the storytelling, as far as panel layout goes this time around. The whole wounded-hero-rescued-by-young-girl is a hoary cliche though. YAWN.
Racquel Jones
Dec 30, 2010 Racquel Jones rated it liked it
I love the show, but to me it seemed like too much was going on in the manga. Not with the storyline, but with the art.
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