Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997. The series continued in Shōnen Gahosha's Young King OURs magazine, under the title Trigun Maximum , where it remained until finishing in 2007. Set in fictional planet known as No Man's Land, the plot follows Vash the Stampede, a famous gunman who is constantly fighting bounty hunters seeking to obtain the prize money. As the narrative progresses, Vash's past is explored. Trigun originated from Nightow's fascination with Western movies and wanted Vash to contrast cowboys by avoiding killing enemies and thus explore more the characters involved in story arcs.