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Trigun (Manga)

Trigun

Alternative Titles

English: Trigun
Synonyms: Tri Gun
Japanese: トライガン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 22, 1995 to Jan 22, 1997
Authors: Nightow, Yasuhiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Captain

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 6829 users)
Ranked: #10782
Popularity: #299
Members: 13,201
Favorites: 481
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Synopsis

Much of the damage attributed to "Vash" is caused by the activities of bounty hunters who are after the 60,000,000,000$$ (sixty billion "double dollars") reward on Vash's head for the destruction of a city called July. Vash does not clearly remember the destruction of July, and only wants "love and peace," as he puts it; though he is a gunfighter of inhuman skill, he uses his weapons only to save lives wherever he can.

As the series progresses, more is gradually learned about Vash's mysterious history and the history of the human civilization on Gunsmoke, the desert planet the series is set on. The series is often humorous in tone, but at the same time it involves very serious character development and especially in later episodes it becomes quite emotionally intense. Vash is occasionally joined by a priest, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who is almost as good a gunfighter as Vash himself, and later is targeted by a band of assassins known as the Gung-Ho Guns for reasons which are mysterious at first.

Trigun evolves into a very serious discussion of the nature of morality, posing questions such as: What is the nature of morality? Can we judge different moral codes? If a person is forced to betray their moral code, does that betrayal invalidate that moral code, and can the person still try to live up to that moral code? Can the person find redemption from their wrongs, and if so, how?

(Source: Wikipedia)

Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Trigun (pilot)

Background

Trigun was published in two volumes by Dark Horse from October 21, 2003 to January 10, 2004, which were collected into an omnibus edition released on October 22, 2013.

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Kod_Creed
Jun 19, 2008
60,000,000,000$$ man who is a pacifist. Even that short sentence gives it all. But why would a guy like him be worth so much? Well it's for you, reader, to uncover.
Manga Trigun is a mix-up of future and western.
The story behind it is quite good, although it can be a bit confusing. When you finally add everything, it's not as good as it could be, but nonetheless it's worth reading.
Art is slightly worse, just because sometimes, while Vash is struggling against others, you don't really know what happened. Also the art itself is not incredible, but it's not that important.
Now we enter the pride of read more
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trishoverman47
Oct 29, 2010
I never watched much of the anime series. But I can tell it's a good one by reading the manga. The original Trigun manga has only two volumes which is a bummer, but it continues in a series called Trigun Maximum. This manga series tells some of the journeys Vash has had in the anime.
The stories in volume one have some great moments most of which are humorous. However in the volume two, Vash is more seroius and there aren't many funny moments in it. So that basically takes away some points. But the characters are still great at least.
If you like the read more
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tehbohemian
Jan 28, 2010
This one is a little hard to review because of the fact that it is only Half of the series so i guess this is half a review O_O.
anyway Trigun is about a comedic, pacifistic gunman with a 6,000,000,000 $ bounty on his head so pretty much everywhere he goes he gets shot at by greedy mercenaries, crazy villains, Sad poor people in need of money etc. as the series progresses you learn of vash's past and why he is who he is. Vash meets some of the most memorable characters in his travels like the Sarcastic Priest Wolfwood, The Insurance Girls Milly and Meyrl read more
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