On August 19, 2022, the official Trigun Stampede Twitter account revealed Kouji Tajima’s concept art for the upcoming reboot of Yasuhiro Nightow’s post-apocalyptic space western manga/anime Trigun.
The first piece, which is the title of this article, shows a young Vash wandering alone through the desolate desert landscape. The sun beats down relentlessly high above him, but Vash spots the rainbow in the distance and draws hope.
On August 26, 2022, the official Trigun Stampede Twitter account revealed more concept art by Kouji Tajima. This next piece features a fleet of ships traveling the vast expanses of space as humanity tries to find a new home.
Those familiar with the Trigun storyline will recognize that these are Project Seeds ships, and Kouji Tajima was obviously inspired by the fleet’s name with his designs of starships resembling plant seeds.
TIED TOGETHER: The new Trigun Stampede concept art depicts a brotherly moment between young Vash and Knives
Trigun Stampede is scheduled to premiere in 2023, and Crunchyroll plans to broadcast the series worldwide (Philippines, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) excluding Asia during its Japan premiere.
You can watch a trailer for the upcoming reboot here (now with English subtitles!):
Who are the cast 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 Shining) – Knives Millions
- Tomoyo Kurosawa (Phosphophyllite in the Land of Shining) – 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 to be announced soon!
Who are the members of the production team?
Trigun Stampede 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)
Additional members of the production team will be announced soon!
What is the plot of Trigun?
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.
Where can I read the manga or watch the anime?
The upcoming anime reboot is inspired by the Japanese sci-fi fantasy manga series titled Trigun, written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. From April 1995 to January 1997, Trigun was published in Tokuma Shoten’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Captain and its chapters were collected into three volumes. From October 1997 to March 2007, the manga series was published in Shonen Gashosha’s manga magazine Young King OURs under the title Trigun Maximum. The English version of the manga has been licensed by Dark Horse Comics for publication 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 aired 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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