A reboot of the hit Trigun anime series is heading to Crunchyroll.
The streaming service announced last Friday that the classic space western anime series is making a comeback in the form of a reboot.
Titled Trigun Stampede, the reboot will be produced and animated by Orange, the Japanese animation studio known for its works on Beastars, Godzilla Singular Point, and Land of Lustrous.
Featuring an all-new staff and cast, Trigun Stampede will debut on Crunchyroll sometime in 2023. It will be available to stream for subscribers residing in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, Commonwealth of Independent States, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
25 years after the first anime series, #TRIGUN will
be reborn in 2023 entitled TRIGUN STAMPEDE, produced by the Japan’s best 3D animation
studio Orange (@cg_orange_inc) with an all-new staff and cast. https://t.co/HqMU1s6sMN pic.twitter.com/a0R1TGsnMg
— 『TRIGUN STAMPEDE』アニメ公式／トライガン・スタンピード (@trigun_anime) June 17, 2022
More details about Trigun Stampede will be revealed at the series panel at Anime Expo 2022 on July 2nd at 8 p.m. ET at the Platinum Ballroom of JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. The panel will be attended by series creator Yasuhiro Nightow, designer Kouji Tajima, and producers Kiyotaka Waki, Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Katsuhiro Takei.
What’s the original Trigun anime about?
Based on the manga series of the same name, the original Trigun anime follows the adventures of Vash the Stampede, a mysterious but sweet lone-gunman roaming the alien planet of No Man’s Land, which is reminiscent of the Wild West. As the narrative progresses, Vash’s past is explored as he fights hunters seeking to obtain the immense bounty on his head.
The 24-episode anime series first aired on TV Tokyo in 1998 and made its way to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block in 2000. According to The Verge, Trigun was hugely popular in the U.S. during its time on Adult Swim, as it was one of the first great English-dubbed anime series.
Johnny Yong Bosch voiced Vash in the English version of the series. The anime was Bosch’s first voice acting gig, which eventually led him to land other popular voice roles like Bleach’s Ichigo Kurosaki and Code Geass’ Lelouch Lamperouge.
Fast-forward to April 2010, an anime feature film, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, premiered in Japan. You can watch the trailer for the movie’s U.S. release below:
Where to watch the original Trigun anime
The original Trigun anime as well as the Trigun movie are currently streaming on Hulu and Crunchyroll/Funimation in the U.S.
Trigun manga series
As mentioned above, Trigun was first released as a manga. It was first serialized in Tokuma Shoten’s shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Captain from 1995 to 1997. After the magazine ceased publication, the series continued its publication in Shōnen Gahosh’s seinen manga magazine Young King OURs, under the title Trigun Maximum, from 1997 to 2007.
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