People got their first look at a teaser trailer for Trigun Stampede, the upcoming Trigun anime series, at Anime Expo 2022. The trailer was shown at a special panel for the project hosted by Toho and Studio Orange. Manga Creator Yasuhiro Nightow, Character Artist Kouji Tajima (Gantz: O) and Producers Kiyotaka Waki and Yoshihiro Watanabe (Godzilla: Singular Point and Beastars) were in attendance. The series will simulcast on Crunchyroll globally when it airs in 2023 [Thanks, ANN!].
Check out the Trigun Stampede trailer below.
The Trigun Stampede trailer, produced by Studio Orange, shows a different vision of Trigun. The series appears to be a reboot of the original story, taking place at an earlier point in Vash the Stampede’s career. For one, the bounty on his head is just $$6 million double dollars, rather than the $$60 billion it was in the original series and manga. The trailer is also more explicit about Vash’s backstory, showing him, his brother Knives, and their caretaker Rem. The 1998 anime series referred to Vash’s past only indirectly until its final episodes. Vash himself also looks quite different, with his double-breasted red duster reimagined as a more modern hooded coat. His revolver as well, looks less like a realistic weapon, now packing eight shots in the cylinder and having the appearance of a large, blocky hand cannon.
Along with the trailer, Orange revealed key staff members on the project. Kenji Mutou, who worked on Beastars, Land of the Lustrous and Cavity Express, will direct the show. Character Designer Kouji Tajima, who worked on the Attack on Titan live-action adaptations, Gantz: O, and Harlock: Space Pirate, is credited as providing the character concept and other concept art for Trigun Stampede.
Some members of the Trigun Stampede voice cast were detailed, as well.
- Vash the Stampede – Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito in Sword Art Online, Inosuke in Demon Slayer, Futaro in Quintessential Quintuplets)
- Knives Millions – Junya Ikeda (Mitsuru Tenma in Ensemble Stars!, Ataru in Majestic Prince, Jo Kido in Digimon Adventure tri)
- Maaya Sakamoto – Rem Saverem (Aegis in Persona 3, Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII, Echidna in Re: Zero)
- Young Vash – Tomoyo Kurosawa (Phos in Land of the Lustrous, Itsuki in Yuki Yuna is a Hero)
- Young Knives – Yumiri Hanamori (Shin Sato in Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, Nadeshiko in Laid-Back Camp, Ai Hayasaka in Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
Trigun Stampede will air in 2023.