Is there a Trigun Maximum anime release date on 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 coming soon!” While YouTuber Jaymes Hanson (@JaymesHanson) retweeted one of his own tweets in which he gave a hint to fans that Trigun would be getting a reboot in a few years. Jaymes commented, “Again, ahead of the curve. Hellsing is the other.”
Keep in mind that no official sources have made an announcement. So while the entire anime fandom is clamoring for a Trigun Maximum anime, this information should be treated as a rumor and taken with a grain of salt.
Apparently the current anime news trend this week is some of our favorite classic anime reboots! Hunter X Hunter will have new manga chapters soon. The Berserk manga will release a new chapter on June 24, 2022. Trigun will restart. Supposedly there should also be a Hellsing reboot.
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Trigun anime deserves the treatment of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Trigun fans have been saying for years that the series could use the treatment from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and stick closer to the original source material. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood was an adaptation that was a complete and correct version of the manga compared to its predecessor Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-04). Following in the footsteps of FMA: Brotherhood, Trigun could get a second chance to tell its story correctly and fully. Fans believe it would come back under its title Trigun Maximum.
Trigun’s story revolves around the wandering gunslinger Vash the Stampede. Although Vash has a cheerful 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 No Man’s Land (which resembles the Wild Wild West) and along the way he meets and befriends some interesting people: Milly and Meryl, who both work as insurance agents and hunt an infamous humanoid Typhoon, and the traveller, weapon-wielding Father Nicolas D. Wolfwood. Finally, Vash cannot escape his past and eventually meets Knives in an epic final battle.
With the way things ended so decidedly in the anime, a sequel wouldn’t make much sense, although there are still plenty of stories to be told. In the late ’90s and 2000s, some anime adaptations weren’t adapted as faithfully as Trigun. Trigun managed to keep most of its original story intact and its characters were portrayed exactly as they were seen in the manga, in personality and appearance.
Unfortunately, in 1997 Tokuma Shoten’s Shonen Captain magazine – the original magazine in which Yasuhiro Nightow told his story – was canceled and around that time the story was selected for an anime adaptation. Trigun was later picked up by Shonen Gahosha’s Young King Ours magazine, and Nightow was able to complete the continuation of his legendary space adventure story by releasing the first chapter of Trigun Maximum in 1998 at the same time the anime was airing. Unfortunately, since the anime was already completed, it was impossible to alter its ending to coincide with Nightow’s continuation of the story.
Vash’s armed space adventure continues in Trigun Maximum
Nightow continued Trigun’s incredible story in 14 manga volumes and the story finally ended in 2008’s Young King Ours. The original magazine was shonen (young adult male) and the magazine Trigun picked up was his (adult male), meaning the general mood became much more serious. There was even a two-year time warp within the manga, aimed at the magazine’s more mature audience. With 14 additional volumes of material, Trigun still has many mysteries to solve, new stories to tell, and bounties to be claimed from Vash and his friends.
Yasuhiro Nightow once commented that he felt there could be no way continuation to the anime series because of its pivotal ending, but that retelling the anime and completing the entire story would be better. Well, Nightow might get his wish with the rumored reboot!
The original anime series included only the first two volumes of the original manga, with its 26 episodes. If Studio Madhouse (the studio that created the original anime) decides to record Trigun, it could easily redo the original 26 episodes and keep them more accurate to the manga so they could continue the story this time. 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 storylines, and exciting unsolved mysteries set to appear in Trigun Maximum, there is plenty of source material to create a few seasons’ worth of anime. It’s not yet known if director Satoshi Nishimura will return to helm the series reboot. While you’re waiting for the Trigun reboot, I suggest you watch the movie produced for the series in 2010 titled Trigun: Badlands Rumble.
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