After 20 years since the release of the original anime, Trigun returns in the form of a reboot called Trigun Stampede.
The new anime will once again follow the adventures of the Vash Stampede but with some changes. The look of the story will be adapted to the modern era, which is why the character designs have been changed. Even Vash’s weapon will be adapted to the new environment.
Most of the information regarding this reboot is out, so here’s everything you need to know about Trigun Stampede.
Trigun Stampede Release Date and Trailer
Crunchyroll, producer TOHO, and Studio Orange, initially announced Trigun Stampede on June 17, 2022. The anime is scheduled for January 2023. Crunchyroll confirmed this information on October 15 of this year, by releasing the second trailer. The number of episodes is still unknown.
By changing not only the design and animation but also the aesthetics of the anime itself, the story is also changing. It immediately became clear that Trigun Stampede would be very different from the series from the 90s. This caused a split in the audience. While some resent the huge changes in appearance and story, others can’t wait to see what the new Trigun has to offer.
The second trailer and key visuals confirm significant changes in the story. First of all, Milly Thompson, remembered for her size, is not part of the main team. Veteran reporter Roberto De Niro replaces her in that role.
Meryl Stryfene doesn’t stay the same either. Instead of working for Bernardelli Insurance, she’s a young reporter who carries a camera instead of a gun.
Trigun Stampede Cast and Staff
In the role of Vash will be Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. People know him as Kirito from SAO, Sora from No Game No Life, and Soma from Food Wars. Sakura Andou will be Meryl Stryfe, Kenji Matsuda as Roberto De Niro, and Yoshimashu Hosoya as Nicholas D. Wolfwood.
As for the other roles, there’s Junya Ikeda as Knives Millions, Tomoya Kurosawa as young Vash, Yumiri Hanamori as young Knives Millions, and Maaya Sakamoto as Rem Saverem.
TOHO Animation will produce the anime, and the responsible studio will be Orange. The director is Kenji Mutou, and Kouji Tajima is responsible for the character concept. Takehiko Okishi is responsible for the story draft.
Tatsurō Inamoto, Shin Okashima, and Yoshihisa Ueda are writing the scripts, and are responsible for the composition. Character designers are Kōdai Watanabe, Tetsurō Moronuki, Takahiko Abiru, Akiko Satō, Soji Ninomiya, and Yumihiko Amano. Tatsuya Kato is in charge of the music composition.
The rest of the staff for Trigun Stampede:
- Set Design: Tomoyuki Aoki, Tomoyasu Fujise, Toshiyuki Sakae, Anri Jojo
- Creature Design: Eiji Yamamori
- Special Effects Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
- CG Chief Director: Eiji Inomoto
- VFX Art Director: Kensuke Yamamoto, Taishi Hayakawa
- Color Design: Ken Hashimoto
- Art Director: Yūji Kaneko
- Screen Layout: Hiroshi Saitō
- Director of Photography: Takashi Aoki, Ryūdai Koshida
- Editing: Daisuke Imai
- Recording Mixer: Takahiro Fujishima
- Sound Editor: Masatoshi Katsumata
Trigun is a space western anime and manga illustrated and written by Yasuhiro Nightow.
The story follows Vash The Stampede, a gunman who has a bounty of $$66 billion on his head. According to the stories, he is a criminal who destroys everything in front of him. That’s why the workers of Bernardelli Insurance, Milly and Meryl, go after him in order to stop him from destroying cities.
However, it turns out that Vash is completely different from how he is described. He didn’t kill anyone and usually isn’t responsible for the caused damage. He is a cheerful person who likes to drink and likes to help those in need. However, what is true about him is that he is a great gunslinger who has no equal.
Manga Trigun was first published in 1995 in Monthly Shonen Captain, until January 1997. Then, Young King OURs serialized it under the name Trigun Maximum until 2007.
Madhouse adapted Trigun manga and released the series on April 1, 1998. The anime has 26 episodes.
In 2010, the movie Trigun: Badlands Rumble also appeared.
Frequently Asked Questions
Was Trigun Cancelled?
Trigun wasn’t exactly popular when it came out. So, it was canceled and ended with a cliffhanger.
What is Vash?
Vash looks like a human, however, he belongs to a race of human-like plants.
Are Trigun and Trigun Maximus related?
Trigun Maximum is a direct continuation of the Trigun manga.