On August 19, 2022, Trigun Stampede’s official Twitter account unveiled concept art by Kouji Tajima for the upcoming reboot of Yasuhiro Nightow’s post-apocalyptic, space western manga/anime Trigun.
The first piece, which is the header of this article, depicts a young Vash wandering alone through the bleak, desert landscape. The sun is beating down on him mercilessly high overhead, but Vash spots the rainbow in the distance and gains hope.
On August 26, 2022, Trigun Stampede’s official Twitter account unveiled more concept art by Kouji Tajima. This next piece depicts a fleet of ships traveling through the vastness of space as humanity tries to find a new home.
For those familiar with the Trigun story, they will recognize that these are Project Seeds ships, and Kouji Tajima was obviously inspired by the name of the fleet with his designs of spaceships, which resemble plant seeds.
Trigun Stampede is set to premiere in 2023, and Crunchyroll plans to simulcast the series as it premieres in Japan worldwide (Philippines, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyztan), excluding Asia.
You can watch a trailer for the upcoming reboot here (now with English subtitles!):
Who are the cast members of Trigun Stampede?
Trigun Stampede cast members include:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke Hashibara in Demon Slay: Kimestsu no Yaiba) – Vash the Stampede
- Junya Ikeda (Jo Kido in Land of the Lustrous) – Knives Millions
- Tomoyo Kurosawa (Phosphophyllite in Land of the Lustrous) – Young Vash
- Yumiri Hanamori (Nadeshiko Kagamihara in Laid-Back Camp) – Young Knives
- Maaya Sakamoto (Hitomi Kanzaki in The Vision of Escaflowne) – Rem Saverem
More cast members will be revealed soon!
Who are the members of the production team?
Trigun Stampede’s production team members include:
- Original creator – Yasuhiro Nightow
- Director – Kenji Mutou (Cavity Express director, BEASTARS storyboarder, Land of the Lustrous episode director)
- Animation – Studio Orange (BEASTARS)
- Concept design/character concept – Kouji Tajima (GANTZ:0 character artist)
More members of the production team will be revealed soon!
What is the plot of Trigun?
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.
Where can I read the manga or watch the anime?
The upcoming anime reboot is inspired by the Japanese sci-fi fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow titled Trigun. From April 1995 to January 1997, Trigun was serialized in Tokuma Shoten’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Captain and its chapters were collected in three volumes. From October 1997 to March 2007, the manga series continued its publication in Shonen Gashosha’s seinen manga magazine Young King OURs under the title Trigun Maximum. The English version of the manga has been licensed by Dark Horse Comics for release in North America.
From April to September 1998, an anime TV series adaptation by Madhouse lasted twenty-six episodes and aired on TV Tokyo in Japan. In April 2010, an anime feature film Trigun: Badlands Rumble premiered in Japan. In 2003, the anime series was licensed by Geneon Entertainment and started broadcast in the United States as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. Later, the anime series was licensed by Funimation. Funimation has released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The original anime series is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.
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