Synonyms: Gekijouban Trigun Badlands Rumble: Bangaihen, Trigun: The Lost Plant, Suna no Wakusei no Tami, Denizens of the Sand Planet, Les Enfants, Eisei Mil Mer TV, Mil/Mer TV, Raijin: Risin, Trigun: Rising, Cutting is Fighting
1-2. Gekijouban Trigun Badlands Rumble: Bangaihen
3. Trigun: The Lost Plant
4. Suna no Wakusei no Tami (Denizens of the Sand Planet)
5. Les Enfants
6. Eisei Mil Mer TV (Mil/Mer TV)
7. Raijin: Risin (Trigun: Rising)
8. Cutting is Fighting
A series of oneshot stories in the Trigun universe, all but one of them not written by Nightow. Sadly, most of these either fall under cute but forgettable fluff, or in the case of The Lost Plant and Cutting is Fighting, straight up insults to the source material. Of the oneshots, I (and most of the rest of the fandom) think the best is easily Les Enfants, a story book style retelling of Trigun Maximum up to a certain infamous point which will gutpunch you right in the feels at the end. I also somewhat enjoyed Raijin Rising, as while it felt edgy for the
sake of being edgy, I liked how it attempted to give Rai-Dei the Blade a backstory, as I always felt Rai-Dei was an interesting concept of a character with wasted potential, as Nightow never really gave him any sort of backstory or motivation. Of course, Nightow's contribution is essentially filler taking place after Badlands Rumble, but there's nothing wrong with that! Just some typical Trigun fun with Vash, Wolfwood, and the insurance girls! In the "forgettable but cute" category includes MilMer TV, a 4koma gag manga taking place after the events of Trimax focusing on Milly and Meryl's new careers as reporters, which has quite a few laughs (poor Livio...) but nothing gut busting. There's also Denizens of the Sandy Planet, which is a cute slice of life story about original characters in the Trigun setting, but overall is very forgettable. As for the bad... The Lost Plant adds a lot of distracting and pointless ecchi fanservice to a series that is known for not having any, and the plot borders on nonsensical. Cutting is Fighting is just plain cringey Vash/Meryl fanfic and looks like borderline fetish porn... Like, even the Vash/Meryl shippers I know hated it.
Even though the one-shots vary in quality, this is still worth checking out for any Trigun fan as in addition to the one-shots of varying quality, there's also tons of fanart and words of support from well-known mangaka, most notably Hiromu Arakawa!