The official website for TOHO and Studio Orange’s (BEASTARS) upcoming remake, Trigun Stampede, released the anime’s second trailer this Saturday! The trailer revealed the series premiere date will be January 2023, three new cast members, and more! This is of course a new adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow’s Trigun manga, the same series Madhouse released back in 1998.
We already had confirmation of Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito from Sword Art Online, Souma from Food Wars) voicing Vash the Stampede and Junya Ikeda (Kido, Jou from Digimon Adventure tri.) voicing Knives Mullions, but with this trailer, we now know three new additions!
Sakura Ando (Legom in BEASTARS) as Meryl Stryfe
Kenji Matsuda (Kamen Rider Zanki in Kamen Rider Hibiki) as Roberto De Niro
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Fumikage Tokoyami in My Hero Academia) as Nicholas D. Wolfwood
View the new trailer below and let us know what you think! Are you excited about a remake of Trigun or do you believe it didn’t need one?
Crunchyroll has confirmed it will stream the series when it releases in January 2023 worldwide except for Asia, unless in the Philippines, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
Kenji Muto (BEASTARS storyboarder, Land of Lustrous episode director) is directing TRIGUN STAMPEDE with Kouji Tajima doing the concept designs for the series and its characters.
The original Trigun series was originally serialized in Monthly Shonen Captain magazine from 1995 to 1997 with a continuation of the series, Trigun Maximum, running in Young King Ours magazine in late 1997 and going all the way until 2007. Dark Horse Comics released the manga in English in 2013. The original anime based on the series aired for 26 episodes in 1998 and was released in North America in the year 2000. The series even went on to run on Cartoon Networks Adult Swim programming in 2003. The series returned with an original anime film titled Trigun: Badlands Rumble in April 2010 which followed a story by the original manga creator Nightow and director Satoshi Nishimura.
On the desert world of Gunsmoke, a large bounty is placed on the head of a man known as Vash the Stampede. Vash is no ordinary gunslinger, he wields a weapon capable of punching holes in a planet and that alone makes the average person tremble at the mention of his name. A truly dangerous person lurks in the wastelands of this world… That would be if Vash wasn’t a pacifist who vows not to kill anyone! With sixty billion double dollars on his head, every trigger-happy bounty hunter and psycho is on the hunt for Vash, dead or alive!