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Title: Trigun: Multiple Bullets Genre: Western, Sci-fi, Ronin
Writer/Artist: Yasuhiro Nightow, Boichi, Masakazu Ishiguro, and others
Format: Collaborative Manga (7 stories) Licensed by: Dark Horse Manga
Multiple Bullets is a collaborative manga set in the world of Yasuhiro Nightow’s Trigun. It was released to compliment the then-new movie, Badlands Rumble, and features a collection of one-shots from mostly amateur mangaka, along with praise for the franchise from Hiromu Arakawa (Full Metal Alchemist, Silver Spoon), Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass), Masashi Ishihama (Mezzo Forte, Read or Die), Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Highschool of the Dead, Attack on Titan), and many less interesting people.
The styles of the guest mangaka vary greatly, both visually and narratively. The high point is the first two chapters, from Nightow himself, which form an original, traditional Trigun episode. This review will cover each of these stories. They seem to be organized from most interesting to least, so the summaries will get shorter as we go along. Continue reading