On July 3, 2022, on Trigun Stampede’s official Twitter account a new trailer was revealed for the upcoming anime reboot by TOHO and CG Studio Orange. The trailer was also revealed during the Anime Expo 2022 that was held in Los Angeles, California.
You can watch the trailer on TOHO Animation’s official YouTube channel here:
The trailer reveals Vash’s character designs for when he was just a kid and for when he became an adult. Knives’ character design for when he was a kid is also revealed. The CGI animation looks very fluid, which means that the upcoming battle scenes that will be depicted in the anime reboot should be amazing.
Trigun Stampede’s official Twitter account released a Wanted Poster featuring Vash the Stampede:
Who are the cast members of Trigun Stampede?
Trigun Stampede cast members:
- Yoshitsugu – Vash the Stampede
- Junya Ikeda – Knives Millions
- Tomoyo Kurosawa – Young Vash
- Yumiri Hanamori – Young Knives
- Maaya Sakamoto – Rem Saverem
More cast members will be revealed soon!
Who are the members of the anime’s production team?
Trigun Stampede’s production team:
- Director – Kenji Mutou (Cavity Express director, BEASTARS storyboarder, Land of the Lustrous episode director)
- Concept design/character concept – Kouji Tajima (GANTZ:0 character artist)
More members of the production team will be revealed soon!
The anime will premiere in 2023, and Crunchyroll will simulcast the anime upon its release in more than 200 countries!
Trigun Stampede’s official Twitter account also unveiled a new key visual highlighting Vash’s new edgy character design:
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 or watch Trigun?
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 lasting twenty-six episodes 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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