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TRIGUN BOOKCLUB TRIMAX VOL11 PART1
Time to make my vol11 post so that I can read the other bookclubposts! This one will be MUCH shorter than my vol10 review. Chapters 1-3 below the cut!
EXCUSE ME I thought we had just established that we had FINALLY gotten over this old man and now we have to see his face one more time?? The audacity
Aaah I love Zazie as a character! Their concept is really cool, and it’s pretty easy to kinda overlook it in your first read through, because I remember that it was Stampede where I understood that OH Zazie ist one of the worms! Of the native inhabitant species of the planets! Makes you remember that this is, after all, a Scifi Manga. (In a way).
Also hehe Elendira and her murderous side is so funny.
Snork mimimi snork mimimi
God knows he needs the rest after all. I wonder if he dreams, and what he’d dream about in this night.
The fact that even Livio is shocked to hear that Vash was willingly making himself vulnerable in Livio’s presence…really shows how much of a good guy he is I think! And the fact that Vash was trusting Livio enough to do that is something I really really like…regardless of how he might feel towards Livio now. I don’t think he hates him. It’s complicated and at first was a bit hostile-sounding, rightfully so, maybe, but Wolfwood gave his life to bring him back, and Vash trusts Wolfwood, so, logically he trusts Livio, too.
Ouch, not saying his name because that might still hurt too much…
I’m a little confused why Vash blushes here? Is he embarassed because he’s sounding so naive? Or maybe it’s less blushing and more being close to tears? Could be that.
uuh cool panel and cool Knives look!
THEY ARE HERE THEY ARE HERE
Even though Nightow is sometimes a bit, well…chaotic with his worldbuilding, I still feel like he’s doing a great job. Because he’s really good at getting the overall feeling across, the atmosphere, and making the world feel lively, so that we know there’s stuff happening around our main characters. This might also mainly be because the stuff happening heavily influences our protagonists and the story. But it’s also because it’s well put into words and pictures!
Yeah girl you show that military guy!! Love her 😀
Have I told you that ponytail Milly in a jacket and jeans is my favourite Milly flavour? I have now! She’s so sweet and strong and huggable. Also these two are girlfriends.
And directly after that we get a trigun humour scene, where even those two scratch the 4th wall in disbelief :DD I love the duality of this manga, we have sooo many dark and tough scenes, but in between, at the right moments, we get a bit of fun to have a breather.
But really, this happening just after both of them stare into the distance, reminiscing about old times, is peak humour.
Oho! It’s one of Vash’s newly developed bullets!
Yeeeess the family is back together! <:’))
Haha I didn’t get this on my first, possibly two, read throughs at all: the mechanical parts of the ark are breaking apart, while it’s transforming into this even bigger ship, an amalgamation of all the plants…there’s this trace of a female body at the bottom, wow. Body horror! Looks pretty badass though.
Saving this for the only reason that it’s all 3 of them together and it’s therefor a precious panel
Ouch. (It’s good that he’s mentioned though and not just “oh well character is dead bye” We’ll get to see this more, but really, until the very end, Wolfwood will not be forgotten and will stay a part of the story) And the look of Livio when he’s mentioned! We know that boy must be overcome with guild and shame. Brad comes in to help him, though he says later in the chapter he didn’t do it for him, but still, a tiny part of Brad, the one that believes in Vash, is willing to believe in Livio for him, and has already accepted Livio as a companion! I’m sure of that.
The most cruel thing through all of this is how we don’t get to see any reaction from Vash. Because we really don’t need to. Simply showing his grayed out back is SO telling already…again, some things are best left to imagination, like his expression. I imagine that’s not always easy to follow as an artist, at least I LOVE to draw the hurt, the pain and all strong emotions in my characters, so I would really have to force myself to not do that.
Oh my god Milly :’( She’s trying to go along with that story (a story that fools nobody), to not ruin the mood or well make a big topic out of it in this situation I guess, but she’s just so open with her emotions, she just can’t : (( Milly and Wolfwood also were such great characters with a nice dynamic (most of which we got to know at the Dragon’s Den), how lovely it would have been to see more. Especially since they are both pretty different in ways, but also so similiar in ways! Both care deeply for family and both are protectors! Wolfwood could have probably learned a lot from Milly, like asking for help and such things.
Hehe Zazie got kicked out
Did pre-Juneora Rock Vash collect figurines?? What a nerd (lovingly)
If I had to choose a fetish it would be about Nightow’s hand drawings. Maybe call it an art fetish. Cause damn he makes hands look so…substantial! Real! It’s not even that they are super accurate anatomical wise (all joints are there and where they belong, but I think sometimes some lengths of the bones look a bit off?) but..I think it’s the little details like scratches and such stuff that makes them not look so hospital-clean. Uhm know what I mean? I’m gonna stop talking now.
Livio, you’re looking like a cockatoo!
Someone in the bookclub already pointed out this scene and I just want to add, there’s now way Livio DIDN’T cry his eyes out after this
FINALLY someone closer to Vash says this to him. I really like Marlon for this (and that flashback drinking scene is great) because someone needs to drum this into Vash’s head…good thing Marlon always speaks his mind!
I also love this right after, but I wanted to put the Dark Horse translation (right side) next to the Overhaul on the left! The Overhaul makes a bit more sense to me, at least sounds more sensible, but for some reason, the Dark Horse translation kinda stuck with me! This “Please, let me be! You’ll get me all confused!” I really felt that, and I always thought this was a great way of showing the mess of emotions Vash must be feeling! The left one makes it a bit more clearer that Vash doesn’t really know how to ask for help and NOT try to shoulder everything on his own. The Vash on the right…he feels a bit more like he’s just so overwhelmed with everything that’s been going on, Wolfwood’s death, and now someone telling him he’s allowed to get help, to ask for it…it’s just too much at the moment and he doesn’t know how to process that now. I like both, but I love the vulnerability the right translation gives off.
And that’s it for chapters 1-3! Next ones in another post!