"Worst Hurricane" by Various
December 1998 I 225 pages
Size: A5 (5 ¾w x 8 ¼h)
A fat anthology comic, "Worst Hurricane" has 33 stories parodying both the Trigun anime and the manga. Most of the material is humorous, with some knee-slappingly funny stuff like Vash showing off his pajamas, and an hilarious replay of the hot dog scene from "Diablo." There's a little shounen ai mixed in (nothing explicit), and some tragic, touching stuff as well. Overall, a really good read (and terriffic art, for the most part). I've scanned a few whole stories, and some individual pages as well. Special thanks to Sumire, who translated the titles and circle names for me. If you want to see the full list of titles in "Worst Hurricane," click here.
by Nigoshi Toshimi
by Nino Tenko
"Beneath the Sky" by OPINION
|Chibi Vash no sooner finds his missing Rem than she suddenly and inexplicably falls to the ground. He runs to her, horrified, only to find out that she just tripped. Vash freaks out--for God's sake, he was scared!--and Rem pulls him down beside her to look at the sky together. Very sweet. Incidentally, this is the comic I used for my layout.|
"A Certain Kind of Girl Power" by AVANT-GARDE
|A funny replay of the shower scene from episode 13, with some of the best art in the whole book.|
from "(I Want to Be/I'll Be) With You at the End of the World"
by JUNKAI KYOUKU and "One More Paradise" by TRI-HAN
|Apparently, the subject matter of episode 23 is popular with doujinshi circles|
--it appears four seperate times in this book (maybe five; I've never seen it, so I may have missed a story)! Here are two interpretations of Wolfwood's death (I mentioned the whole "spoilers" thing, right?).
from "Saver of Souls 1" by U.D.T. MAXIMUM
|Another Project Seeds story. Rem tells Vash and Knives something, and picks on Vash a little when he freaks out. She later finds him fast asleep on some pictures he'd drawn. Then some stuff happens, but I'm not sure what, since the art's a little ambiguous and I haven't seen episode 17 yet (damn Pioneer's release schedule!).|
"When He Put On His Pajamas..." and "When He Put on His Pajamas, Continued..."
by Ii Ka Mo Shinnai
|This is one of those stories that makes Japanese illiterate otaku cry, because you can just tell that the joke would be a lot funnier if you knew what people were saying. In both, Vash is relating an incident to Wolfwood in which Rem is getting Chibi Vash ready for bed (in cute "Piyo Piyo" chick pajamas). As she does, she gives Vash some terrific wisdom nuggets. What, I'm not exactly sure, but I think that in the first, she's telling him not to forget something, and in the second, to share. At any rate, when we zip to the present, we find that Vash seems to have missed Rem's point. And so has Knives. If anybody wants to translate this one, lemme know!|
"Legato-sama's ???" by Puni Puni Saboten
|The hot dog incident redux.|
"Legato-sama's Secret" by Puni Puni Saboten
|Just as Vash and Wolfwood are about to enjoy a nice, quiet snack, they come face to face with the terror that is--Chibi Legato! AHHHH! Actually, the kid just looks at them menacingly, but our heroes' reactions are priceless. Hey, question for anyone currently reading the manga. This is the second time I've seen the whole lil' Legato thing in a Trigun doujinshi. Is this related to the story somehow?|
"Legato-sama's Exquisite Meal" by Puni Puni Saboten
|Midvalley goes looking for Legato, and finds him sitting in a field eating grass. Again, one of those stories that'd (probably) make more sense if I knew Japanese. Incidentally, "saboten" means "cactus."|
from "Second Life" by MOMO
|Vash and Wolfwood are chained together at the ankles, and wackiness ensues as they try to evade Meryl and Milly.|
"On this Planet" by Shayoukan
|This is my favorite story in the entire book, by my favorite circle (I think they did the front cover, too). Vash seems to be having one of his usual "Sound Life" hallucinations about Rem, but finds Wolfwood waiting for him instead. Sweet, touching, plus the art is really good. I'd be surprised if someone from this circle doesn't go professional.|
from "Dead or Alive" by Kuroneko-Dan
|A man in town takes a hostage, and Vash rushes in to save the day.|
from "The Storm Man...?" by Kuroneko-Dan
|After a similar situation, Meryl and Milly rush in with first aid to treat Vash's injuries, only to see them spontaneously heal on their own. Vash walks off whistling while Meryl tries to reconcile this to all the scars Vash had in the shower.|
|These are all single pages from different stories. I've tried to note circle names in the ALT tags.|
For a full list of titles in "Worst Hurricane," click here.