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TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project
Photo Credit: ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

Trigun creator, author, and illustrator Yasuhiro Nightow commented on the upcoming release of TRIGUN STAMPEDE at Anime Expo 2022.

“Trigun is coming. Not ‘coming back.’ It’s ‘coming.’ The typhoon that started 25 years ago never disappeared. Biding its time as a calm wind, it met with a young singularity and became a whirlwind.
 
After an enormous amount of analysis, restructuring, renovation and amplification, it has grown into a tornado with coiled up energy that’s off the chart. Finally, the time has come. Finally, I can slam this beast on you. You will witness vividly new, yet an unmistakably recognizable Trigun.
 
Trigun will always be Trigun, no matter how much you rework on it. Perhaps it’s because the staff understands and protects what’s at the core of this work.
 
I’m proud of this tenacious work, if I do say so myself. Are you ready? Hang on tight, friends. Brace yourselves for Stampede.” – Yasuhiro Nightow

Director Kenji Muto comments at Anime Expo’s ‘TRIGUN STAMPEDE Lock ‘n Load Panel!!’

“Rather than simply tracing the original manga that started 27 years ago, we wanted to define the meaning of creating this work as an entertainment piece in this day and age. So Nightow-sensei, producers, and I talked again and again.
 
In the far distant future, a spaceship lands on an unexplored planet called No Man’s Land. Reminiscent of the American Old West, the residents of No Man’s Land, who are the immigrants from Earth, create a new, free world where myriads of cultures and religions coexist, with guns in their hands.
 
While it’s a fantasy, we wanted to illustrate a world that resonates with our reality. We feel close and are drawn to the characterswho do whatever they please in that world.
 
It’ll be a super cool battle-action series where outlaws, sheriffs, and gunslingers are constantly blazing guns. And please sense the twin brothers’ clash of fate that lies underneath. It’s my directorial debut, so it might not be perfect. But I’m confident that it’s a ‘flawed-yet-attractive’ product.
 
Please enjoy the journey of the invincible gunman Vash the Stampede, who never stops running away with no guns and no violence.”

Concept Artist Kouji Tajima comments at ‘TRIGUN STAMPEDE Lock ‘n Load Panel!!’

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA – TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

“First of all, I’m extremely honored that I am involved in this amazing project! But if I’m being honest, when Producer Waki first approached me about it, I had my doubts since I only have experience in live-action films. But he assured me that I don’t have to dwell on that, so I poured everything I have into this project.
 
In drawing the concept art for this, I focused on paying the utmost, absolute respect for the original work.
 
My initial thought was, ‘What am I supposed to do when the original designs are just so cool…?’ But discussing and working with Director Muto and other staff members, I did my best to represent the best Trigun we can create for this era.”

Kiyotaka Waki, Producer, Orange comments at ‘TRIGUN STAMPEDE Lock ‘n Load Panel!!’

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA – TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

“It was back in 2017 when the proposal of TRIGUN came to me. It was before Orange’s first prime contracting series, Land of the Lustrous, aired. Personally, I started my career at MADHOUSE, so naturally I knew about Trigun.
 
While I was there, I saw the production of the film, TRIGUN Badlands Rumble, so I knew just how big this title was. Furthermore, it was the title produced by Masao Maruyama, who I consider to be my mentor in a way. He’s a legendary producer who has supported the anime industry since its dawn, and his influence in this field of work is immeasurable.
 
That’s why I believed that it would be meaningful for Orange to produce Trigun so that CG animation can grow even more in the next couple of decades.
 
With any title, I’m always anxious during the production process. But that anxiety fuels my urge to explore the endless possibilities of expression. Combining every skill and knowledge we gained thus far into this project, I hope that this series will set Orange at a new starting point.”

Katsuhiro Takei, Producer, Toho comments at ‘TRIGUN STAMPEDE Lock ‘n Load Panel!!’

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA – TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

“The journey in search of the new Trigun was, as a result, a journey back to its origin.
 
It was about remembering the excitement of hearing “Sci-Fi Western.” And there was none more loyal to the essence of the original work, the spirit of entertainment, than our director, Kenji Muto.
 
Trigun is coming! It is as nostalgic as it is new. For seasoned fans and new fans alike, this anime will give you the appeal of the original work while exciting you with its novelty.
 
Right now, as a fan of the original work, I’m so thrilled to be witnessing the completion of such aspirational work.”

At Anime Expo 2022’s TRIGUN STAMPEDE Lock ‘n Load Panel!!, attendees were shown a first look trailer. Which teased footage of a young Vash, his twin brother Knives and Rem, who tries to send the brothers to safety. Time flies, and next we see Vash, grown up to be a wanted man with $$60 billion bounty on his head.

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA – TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

TRIGUN STAMPEDE Lock ‘n Load Panel!! took place on Saturday, July 2 in Los Angeles, California.

Japanese Voice Cast Announced at Anime Expo 2022

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA – TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Vash Stampede
Junya Ikeda as Knives Millions
Tomoyo Kurosawa as Young Vash
Yumiri Hanamori as Young Knives
Maaya Sakamoto as Rem Saverem

TRIGUN STAMPEDE Key Visual revealed at Anime Expo 2022: Humanoid Typhoon

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA - TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA – TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project

A new key visual featuring Vash the Stampede debuted for the Trigun anime series reboot that will be streaming on Crunchyroll in 2023.

TRIGUN STAMPEDE – OFFICIAL TRAILER



Catch up on Trigun, dubbed and subbed, with the Crunchyroll streaming service.

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