Fan Books Get Serious: Trigun Ultimate Fan Guide
In short, the serious anime fan who wants to know everything about the production of Trigun, its cast and its individual episodes, should be able to find all the details here. Compare this with American TV animation from Jonny Quest to http://mag.awn.com/index.php3?ltype=search&sval=stimpy&article_no=45 ">Ren and Stimpy, South Park, Disney's TaleSpin, http://mag.awn.com/index.php3?ltype=search&sval=spawn&article_no=307 ">Spawn, Pinky and the Brain, Samurai Jack, ReBoot or Darla. It is only recently that American TV animation has generated any publications more serious than coloring books and comic books. Batman: The Animated Series has been the subject of a very attractive and informative coffee-table art book, but not a reference guide to each episode. Trigun Ultimate Fan Guide is one of the first of what Guardians of Order hopes will become a series of guides to popular anime series. Others already available include Serial Experiments Lain and Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure (doubtlessly not coincidentally, also Pioneer Entertainment video/DVD releases in America).
Trigun Ultimate Fan Guide #1. Written by Michelle Lyons; Edited by Lucien Soulban. Guelph, Ontario: Guardians of Order, Inc., 2002. 107 pages. ISBN: 1-894525-36-1 (US$24.95)
Fred Patten has written on anime for fan and professional magazines since the late 1970s. He wrote the liner notes for Rhino Entertainment's The Best of Anime music CD (1998), and was a contributor to The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, 2nd Edition, ed. by Maurice Horn (1999) and Animation in Asia and the Pacific, ed. by John A. Lent (2001).