The rumors had been sounding all week and they haven’t finished falling on deaf ears. In the end it has turned out that TOHO has not played with our illusions and ‘Trigun’ will have a new anime series which will be released in 2023. No trailer has yet been seen but some details have been confirmed, including its international distribution.
Stampedes in CGI
The original anime series produced by mad house It was broadcast back in 1998 and has become a classic. The story of Yasuhiro Nightow follows Vash Stampede, a gunslinger who has a “60 Billion” bounty on him and is followed by a legion of bounty hunters for the loot.
Since the premiere of the movie ‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble’ in 2010 we had not had more animated content from the franchise, but now we know that the new series will arrive in 2023 and a first image has been revealed.
不朽の名作 #TRIGUN が25年の時を超えて新生。
オレンジ @cg_orange_inc が制作。
—『TRIGUN STAMPEDE』アニメ公式 (@trigun_anime) June 17, 2022
‘Trigun Stampede’ is the name given to this new anime, which will be animated by Orange. The studio is specialized in CG animation, as we have seen with ‘Beastars’ and ‘Land of the Lustrous’, so in principle we can expect the new ‘Trigun’ series to have similar animation.
There is still no confirmed release window beyond 2023 but the good news is that Crunchyroll will distribute it by simulcast in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The streaming service has promised that they will provide more information during the Anime Expo that takes place between July 1 and 4 in Los Angeles.
The creative team has not been confirmed either after ‘Trigun Stampede’but the producers of Orange Kiyotaka Waki and Yoshihiro Watanabethe character designer Koji Tajima and TOHO producer Katsuhiro Takei They will be on the Crunchyroll panel, so now it’s time to cross our fingers and wait to see what they show us.