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!Read Kindle ë Trigun Maximum Volume 14: Mind Games ï Fourteen volumes, almost three thousand pages, an internationally popular anime, and one of the most recognizable characters in the genre this is the saga of Vash the Stampede For the past decade, Trigun Maximum has pollinated the manga medium and now permeates the otaku culture worldwide Now, join Dark Horse Manga as they celebrate the amazing conclusion to this epic tale Running and gunning Vash keeps his trademark wits and savvy fully loaded with both barrels blazing as his enemies draw nearer and his friends hang dangerously in the balance As the sun sets on this climactic final fight, will it be happy trails for Vash or will it end in a blaze of bullet riddled glory This review stands in for the whole series, which starts in the same place as the anime, but departs about two thirds of the way through and ends up adding some interesting additional plot wrinkles and characters Suffers from the usual WTF is going on here of many epic world conflict manga, but the characters keep the story grounded and engaging. Even on a second reading, this manga was plenty confusing and left many questions unanswered, many fights fuzzy in my head But it at least ends on a pretty high note back to the comedic and lower stakes roots of the story, that I rather enjoyedthan what it became at the end. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Since I don t want to count each individual manga volume as a separate book, I ll just put my full review on this last volume and count it.Where do I even begin with this story The Trigun anime has been my favorite anime of all time for forever and a day but only in recent years have I decided solidly on that fact so while I was scared of having that tainted , so to speak, I knew deep down I would have to read the manga eventually.When I joined a Discord server dedicated to Trigun and I saw how Since I don t want to count each individual manga volume as a separate book, I ll just put my full review on this last volume and count it.Where do I even begin with this story The Trigun anime has been my favorite anime of all time for forever and a day but only in recent years have I decided solidly on that fact so while I was scared of having that tainted , so to speak, I knew deep down I would have to read the manga eventually.When I joined a Discord server dedicated to Trigun and I saw how many people had both watched the anime and read the manga and saw how many people agreed with the sentiment that the two are easily separated, I decided to jump head first in And I agree with that aforementioned sentiment.The anime and manga are completely different and as such it s easy to love both That being said, the anime being as important as it is to me, it s impossible to not compare them.And here is where we get into spoiler territory.The ending of the anime was always the part that I loved the most about the series Being a pacifist who can not bring herself to cause harm to anybody either emotionally or physically without nearly breaking down, the fact that Vash was able to end the series with only one major causality directly caused by him in both anime and manga in Legato s death and the fact that he was torn apart by that action is extremely important to me.The whole time I was reading the manga I was worried that he was going to kill Knives, especially considering close to the end of the first two volumes where he made it clear that killing Knives was his sole purpose for surviving and moving forward The fact that the series ended not only with Vash defeating Knives WITHOUT killing him but with Knives saving Vash s life at the very end by bringing him to a doctor after their final battle is very satisfying.While reading the second part of the manga in the form of Trigun Maximum the series had switched magazines part way through so a re branding was necessary as well as the time skip I noticed that Vash s smile wasn t real any It didn t feel genuine And when I discovered that that was a purposeful effort by the artist, I was very impressed Certain human emotions like faking smiling are difficult to get on paper At least, they are for me.There is a page in the manga during Legato and Vash s battle where Legato states his realization that This man, just like me, sees no value for himself in this world and that absolutely broke my heart.I ve been there, I understand that feeling, even if my reasoning for those kinds of thoughts about myself were caused by MUCH different circumstances, I still can resonate with it.This feeling that the world would be better off with you not in it is very relatable to me and what made the resonance even stronger is the fact that I can completely understand where Vash is coming from.I disagree with him because I believe that his philosophy of We don t know everything about why people do the awful things they do in my opinion should extend to We don t know everything about what we have done as an individual has done for others but I still resonate with him.You see, resonance is a big part of what will make or break a series for me I tell everyone, you can have the best plot, you can have the best art, you can have the best background and lore but if I can not resonate with your characters if I can not attach myself to them then I will have no interest in your story.That s part of what makes me stop reading a lot of the time It s difficult for me to get attached to a character It s a slow process and as such I m often dropping new series or stories like hot pockets.The fact that the Trigun manga had admittedly only slightly different characterizations for characters I already held VERY dear and close to my heart and STILL kept me invested without giving me the feeling of they ve ruined the most important part is an accomplishment above all others.A good example of this is the fact that Wolfwood, my second favorite character in the anime, had a death in the anime that I adored him holding his gun that looks like an actual honest to goodness cross in a church as he prays his last prayer while bleeding out while ALSO having a death in the manga that I adored him sitting with Vash as they drink together one last time, the children from the orphanage he used to live in dropping confetti from the sky to thank him for saving them and Vash telling Wolfwood to not say anything stupid is super ultra mega impressive to me.Wolfwood s character arc remained entirely intact and the meaning of his death was not lost in translation so to speak from manga to anime despite the extreme differences that were involved.Some might say Why does that matter You re reviewing the manga it s still important to me and I ll explain why.The characters are the most important part to me, right Their personalities and their arcs, to bespecific We ve got that established So the fact that this characters personality and arc, in my honest opinion, stayed the same shows to me that these characters live far beyond the pages and the screen Wolfwoods character goes beyond the circumstances of his death, his philosophies go beyond his way of communicating them and all in all everything he stands for in this story goes beyond a simple outline of events.That s some pretty powerful and heavy stuff.And that s why I love this manga.Now to get technical, the paneling is a little hard to follow I found myself confused about what was going on and had a hard time figuring out who was saying what as about 90% of the time the speech bubbles didn t have tails to tell you where they were coming from, but maybe that s because I don t read enough manga Then again, I ve had other people tell me that it s hard to follow the paneling for them as well so I don t think I m alone in this complaint.The backgrounds for the group of bad guys following Knives orders felt kinda rushed and Legato s especially felt kind of pointless Yes it showed that they were still human but I don t know, Legato s background kind of scarred me and there s one page in particular that keeps me from being able to suggest this manga to everybody despite me feeling they ll love the story and that page felt pointlessly dark and brutal and as though it could ve been alluded to without graphically showing it but hey to each their own I guess it s not my preferred type of story telling but it is for some people.All in all, I adore this manga I ll need to let it sit to see where it stands on my list of favorite manga of all time which could take anywhere from a week to a few years but we shall see.Four stars for the emotional roller coaster it sent me on as well as the impressive characters and their philosophical conversations about a topic very dear to me, minus one star for those technical gripes I have with it Specifically the paneling thing.Love and Peace Overall, this was not my favorite Manga I loved the Anime based on the Manga a lotThe Manga suffered from not being as coherent, for me The gun action scenes, which there are LOTS, can be confusing It can be difficult to determine who thought and speech bubbles belong to The story line is interesting, though, which kept me reading through the whole series This volume is the final in this series, and the final battle between Vash the Stampede and Knives Without giving away too much, Overall, this was not my favorite Manga I loved the Anime based on the Manga a lotThe Manga suffered from not being as coherent, for me The gun action scenes, which there are LOTS, can be confusing It can be difficult to determine who thought and speech bubbles belong to The story line is interesting, though, which kept me reading through the whole series This volume is the final in this series, and the final battle between Vash the Stampede and Knives Without giving away too much, I think the ending worked for the direction the story line between the two was heading in