Gun Blaze West
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Gun Blaze West

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English: Gun Blaze West
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 12, 2000 to Jul 31, 2001
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Watsuki, Nobuhiro (Story & Art)


Score: 6.481 (scored by 758758 users)
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Ranked: #159532
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Popularity: #9473
Members: 1,866
Favorites: 8


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Volumes: /3
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America, 19th century. Viu Bannes, a young and determined boy gets to know the legend of Gun Blaze West—a perfect place, where only the best gunmen can get. With his friend, the wanderer Marcus Homer, they began training to be able to overcome the difficulties during the planned journey to Gun Blaze West. But soon they have to face the first enemies, and the gang of robbers are just the first step during the long-long journey...


Gun Blaze West was published in English by VIZ Media under Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from April 1, 2008 to October 7, 2008.



Apr 26, 2015
Gun Blaze West is a manga that had potential to become something special, but because of its cancellation, it never got a chance to take off, thus making it difficult to judge the manga. It's fun while it lasts, but it's definitely a manga that won't leave you satisfied. If you've ever read Zombie Powder by Tite Kubo, you know what I'm talking about. Gun Blaze West to Nobuhiro Watsuki is more or less what Zombie Powder is to Tite Kubo.

The story isn't exactly original. Its plot is akin to popular shounen manga such as One Piece and Naruto. It's the "I'm gonna be the ...
Dec 3, 2016
Gun Blaze West - A Lost Pearl.

The problem with Shonen Jump at the time was the cancellation of some series due to not selling enough content and Gun Blaze West was one of those works. The series was canceled against the very will of Nobuhiro Watsuki, the man behind Buso Renkin and the best-known seinen manga ever, Rurouni Kenshin ("Samurai X" in Europe).

The series had everything to be successful but due to the lack of sales was eventually forgotten in the memory of the people who supported the series. I have to admit that I didn't know the series at all, but out of curiosity ...
Oct 7, 2011
It was a nice concept that they used with the West rather than go with your generic Japanese setting. A goal is enough to power someone's life. The very same can be said about this story. Gun Blaze West focuses on only one true path. It may have been a short series with a disappointing discontinued ending but Gun Blaze West forever takes us to the place we've always dreamt of going to. And it gives us a strong realization to embrace our goals. One that is as strong as that of the main character's, Viu Bannes.

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