A couple of weeks ago, TOHO and CG studio Orange revealed that they were working on a new anime adaptation of Trigun, titled Trigun Stampede. The new anime project has now received a trailer at Anime Expo as well as the Japanese voice cast and director. Additionally, Vash the Stampede’s new character design was also revealed.
Trigun Stampede is billed as a reimagining (or reboot) of Madhouse’s classic anime Trigun. The anime will utilise CG for the animation, which has certainly caused some debate and discussion among fans in the community. Nonetheless, the first trailer gives us a stylish new slice of a modernised Trigun.
The Japanese voice actors for Trigun Stampede were also revealed:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Vash the Stampede)
- Tomoya Kurosawa (Young Vash)
- Junya Ikeda (Knives Millions)
- Yumiri Hanamori (Young Knives)
- Maaya Sakamoto (Rem Saverem)
Kenji Mutou, best known as a storyboarder on Beastars and an episode director on Land of the Lustrous, will direct the new anime project.
Crunchyroll revealed that it will simulcast Trigun Stampede upon release in more than 200 countries and territories in the world. The anime is set to air sometime in 2023, though no specific date or season was given.
The original Trigun (based on the manga by Yasuhiro Nightow) was animated by Madhouse and aired in 1998 for 26 episodes. It followed the misadventures of Vash the Stampede, a famous gunman with an extremely high bounty which consequently draws the attention of several bounty hunters. A movie, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, was also produced by Madhouse and released in 2010, over a decade later. The new anime will be animated by Orange, best known for Beastars, Black Bullet and Land of the Lustrous.
Trigun Stampede releases in 2023. Check out the CG trailer below.