Vash the Stampede carries a gun capable of destroying planets, and yet his credo is "Peace and Love." But Vash never gets much peace with a galaxy of zealots and killers for hire dogging his every step. The freakish Gung Ho Guns are always hot on his bootheels, and a showdown with his brother Knives is a deadly inevitability-if Vash survives! Collects Trigun Maximum Volumes 4-6.
* Popular anime series and Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.
* Trigun: Badlands Rumble film available from Funimation.
May 16, 2016
More of "Vash the Stampede," a pacifist gunfighter. This volume begins after the manga diverged from the anime. It goes farther and deeper than the anime. Meryl's kidnapping and rescue occur in this book.
Vash's tale is humorous, tragic, and often violent. Vash never initiates trouble, yet trouble follows him as if he sweats its mating pheromone.
There are crass moments, mostly in comments by bad guys. Vash rarely says anything rude, unless significant amounts of "fertilizer" have "hit a fan."
The harsh, often violent setting is a stark contrast to Vash's gentle nature. He fell on the wrong side of the law, but he's more vigilante than villain.
Trigun [Maximum] is as good as Rurouni Kenshin, and as deep as (if not deeper than) Full Metal Alchemist. If moments or situations including significant violence don't offend, then this series is well worth reading.