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TRIGUN BOOKCLUB VOL1 CH1-3
Heey I also want to contribute some thoughts from my third reread during the Trigunbookclub Event! It is so fun seeing all the other posts, theories and stuff, often something that completely slipped my mind before! I really can’t wait to see all the reactions of people reading that stuff for the first time 😀
I probably won’t go so much into detail, more or less just point out stuff that I found nice 🙂 My focus throughout the series will be more on the gorgeous drawings and storytelling style of Nightow! Until mentioned otherwise, these reviews are spoilerfree.
I really like the introduction into the world. People dying on the street is a total normal picture here, even more so emphased by the bad guys that just step over him, not even sparing a glance. The reader directly knows this is not a place where you’d like to be.
I’m posting these whole pages cause I just like how they are set up and the effect they have! On this page, I adore the middle panel. It cuts right into the scene of Vash getting his food, so we know that these events are taking place at the same moment and second, and then the way it is slightly tilted in the angle, one guy closer and one further away…giving me super cinematic vibes because I can really feel the scene play out in my head! Nightow, I love your storytelling.
I love this page because nobody listens to what Meryl has to say. Poor girl.
These are probably things I missed when I rushed through my first reads and didn’t take my time to really understand what’s going on sometimes. (Here it’s not so complex but we’ll get more pages where the situation is much more difficult to grasp) So, apparently poor Gofsef hurt his knee because someone parked their car at the wrong place! Look at that poor boy’s face 🙁
I love how Milly is holding Meryl here! Please let her catch her breath, Milly.
Slight spoiler so just skip to the next image if you’d rather not read
I just kinda like how this page already picks up on the theme that will follow us through the series, aka Vash never killing anybody and being called a hypocrite, and just how alien and absurd that concept is to everybody else on the planet.
This is just before Gofsef fires his arm again, and I loved the panelling here! I’ll say it more often and especially a lot in Trimax because I know we’ll get the most gorgeous panels there, but I love Nightow’s style! Just like his characters, as somebody else pointed out in another post/tweet I read, the actions read without being explicitly told or announced. Rather Nightow uses lots of silent panels, showing what is happening through a neat sequence of panels…like here, you can really feel the suspension before the shoot. It would maybe be much less impactful if somebody said “He’s gonna shoot any second now…what is he gonna do to defend himself??”. But because we have all these different views arranged in front of one background, nobody saying anything, it feels much more like the silence before the storm, and like all these scenes happening at the same time. SO well done.
Another thing that just caught my attention were these panels and the beautiful way, the japanese sound words are used as elemtent of the image! Because of the nature of the japanese characters it just works better than in western comics, and the Katakana especially with their very reduced, graphic style. So really cool how this “Do” splits the image in half! It also looks like it’s the sound effect of the cannon arm, being split in half between those panels (the other says “n” so the full is probably “Don”)
TINY MERYL I ALERT TINY MERYL