Yasuhiro Nightow is best known for his most recent work, Trigun, and his work on the Samurai Spirits manga.
Yasuhiro Nightow has been a manga artist for about five years, and
is just now becoming popular in the US thanks to the US release of
Trigun. Trigun, the TV series, had a limited broadcast run in 1998
yet proved to be quite popular. The original publisher of the Trigun
manga closed shop, but another publisher picked up the title under a
slightly different name, Trigun Maximum. Nightow stated that there is
no difference in the story between the two titles, and the only reason
for the change is because of the switch of publishing house. Trigun
Maximum is currently running in Young King Hours.
As for the story of Trigun, he stated that the TV series drew from
different parts of the manga and had a conclusion although the current
story he is illustrating has not reached an ending yet. When asked as
to whether or not Trigun could spawn a sequel, he said that it would
be unlikely given the story brings itself to a natural close.
However, he did not necessarily rule out an idea for a game, but this
would have to be taken as musings rather than concrete plans. He is,
however, a toy collector, and he showed the new Trigun figures that
will be on sale later this year.
When asked if his characters ever surprise him by what they say, he said, "Millie. She surprises me every time she says something."
One question that was asked that everybody that is a fan of Trigun
wants to know: What is the significance of Kuroneko-sama (Lord Black
Cat), that appears at random moments in his work and at least once an
episode in the TV series but seems to serve no purpose?
His answer, which he said in English: "Kuroneko-sama is a small black cat."