Is a Trigun Maximum anime release date coming up over the horizon? On June 8, 2022, two reliable anime news leakers with more hits than misses announced that a Trigun reboot or remake would be a new anime adaptation.
SPANKU4k(@Spanku_u) commented, “Trigun is getting a new anime adaptation! Official announcement and more info very soon!” While YouTuber Jaymes Hanson (@JaymesHanson) retweeted one of his own tweets where he’d given fans a heads up that in a few years Trigun would get a reboot. Jaymes commented, “Again, ahead of the curve again. Hellsing is the other one.”
Keep in mind that no official sources have made an announcement. Thus, while the entire anime fandom is clamoring for a Trigun Maximum anime to happen, this information should be treated as a rumor and taken with a grain of salt.
Apparently, the current anime news trend this week is that some of our favorite classic animes will be getting reboots! Hunter X Hunter has new manga chapters coming soon. The Berserk manga will have a new chapter out on June 24, 2022. Trigun will be getting a reboot. Allegedly, there will also be a Hellsing reboot.
You can read more about Beserk returning here: Berserk coming back! Kouji Mori’s Berserk manga continuing original work by Kentaro Miura, Studio Gaga
You can read more about Vinland Saga Season 2 here: Vinland Saga 2 trailer confirms MAPPA studio change, January 2023 premiere
Trigun anime deserves the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood treatment
Trigun fans have been saying for years that the series could use the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood treatment and follow more closely to the original source material. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood was an adaptation that was a complete and correct version of the manga when compared to its predecessor Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-04). Following in FMA: Brotherhood’s footsteps, Trigun could get a second shot at telling its story correctly and completely. Fans believe it would come back under the seinen title Trigun Maximum.
Trigun’s story centers on the wandering gunslinger Vash the Stampede. Although Vash has a happy-go-lucky personality, he has a dark past that haunts him in the form of his twin brother Knives Millions. Vash has several adventures on the planet of No Man’s Land (that resembles the Wild Wild West) and encounters some interesting individuals along the way whom he befriends: Milly and Meryl, who both work as insurance agents chasing down an infamous Humanoid Typhoon, and the traveling, gun-packing priest Nicolas D. Wolfwood. Eventually, Vash can’t escape his past and ends up facing Knives in an epic final battle.
With the way things ended so decisively in the anime a sequel wouldn’t make much sense even though there is a lot of stories yet to be told. During the late 90s and 2000s, some anime adaptations weren’t adapted as faithfully as Trigun was. Trigun managed to keep most of its original story intact, and its characters were depicted accurately as they were seen in the manga, personality, and looks-wise.
Unfortunately, in 1997 Tokuma Shoten’s Shonen Captain magazine – the original magazine where Yasuhiro Nightow was telling his story was canceled and around this time the story had been selected to become an anime adaptation. Trigun was later picked up by Shonen Gahosha’s Young King Ours magazine and Nightow was able to finish continuing his legendary space adventure story, releasing the first chapter of Trigun Maximum in 1998 at the same time the anime began airing. Unfortunately, since the anime had already been completed there was no way it was able to change its ending to coincide with Nightow’s continuation of the story.
Vash’s gunslinging space adventure continues in Trigun Maximum
Nightow continued Trigun’s incredible story in 14 manga volumes and the story finally ended in 2008 in Young King Ours. The original magazine had been shonen (young adult male) and the magazine that picked up Trigun was seinen (adult male), which meant the overall mood became much more serious. There was even a two-year time skip within the manga catering to the magazine’s more mature audience. With 14 extra volumes of material, Trigun has many mysteries left to be explained, new stories to be told, and bounties to be claimed by Vash and his friends.
Yasuhiro Nightow once commented that he felt there was no way there could be a continuation to the anime series because of its decisive ending, but that a retelling of the anime and completing the entire story would be better. Well, Nightow may just get his wish with the rumored reboot!
The original anime series only covered the first two volumes of the original manga with its 26 episodes. If Studio Madhouse (the studio that created the original anime) decides to pick up Trigun it could easily redo the original 26 episodes, keeping them more accurate to the manga so that they would be able to continue the story this time around. Studio Madhouse is also known for producing other anime classics: Hellsing, Hunter X Hunter (2011), Parasyte: The Maxim, Death Note, and Hajime No Ippo.
With all of the complex and intricate world-building, character redemption arcs, and exciting unsolved mysteries that occur in Trigun Maximum there is plenty of source material to make a couple of seasons’ worth of anime. It is still unknown whether or not director Satoshi Nishimura will return to direct the reboot of the series. While you are waiting for the Trigun reboot I suggest you check out the film that was produced for the series in 2010 titled Trigun: Badlands Rumble.
Are you excited for the Trigun Maximum anime reboot? Which reboot are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comment section below!