Trigun Stampede is currently in the works to bring the classic action anime and manga series into a new era, and the reboot has shared some weird new concept art leading up to its release! One of the biggest surprises this year was the news that Yasuhiro Nightow’s classic western action manga series is returning for an all-new anime adaptation. But unlike the first anime seen years ago, this new version of the series will be fully CG animated. It raised all sorts of questions about what we can expect to see from this new era for the franchise.
Stampede Trigun has regularly shared new production looks with fans as it prepares for release next year. While it’s still a long way from seeing the series in motion, fans got to see some choice concept art showing off many of the environments and characters we’ll see in the reboot series. The latest piece of concept art posted on the show’s official Twitter account is pretty odd, though, as it’s a cold, dark look at one of the new environments. Check it out below:
—『TRIGUN STAMPEDE』アニメ公式 (@trigun_anime) September 3, 2022
Stampede Trigun is currently slated for a 2023 release, but has yet to set a concrete date as of this writing. Directed by Kenji Muto at Studio Orange with Kouji Tajima handling character and concept design, original series creator Yasuhiro Nightow will also be involved in the creative process for the new series. Confirmed additions to the cast so far include Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (demon slayer(Inosuke) as Vash the Stampede, Tomoyo Kurosawa (Land of the Shining) as Young Vash, Junya Ikeda (Gokai Silver in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger) as Knives Millions, Yumiri Hanamori (Relaxed camp) as Young Knives, and Maaya Sakamoto (Echidna in Re:Zero -Starting life in another world-) as Rem Saverem.
Nightow teased Stampede Trigun as such, “Finally, the time has come. Finally, I can slam this beast on you. You will witness an entirely new, yet unequivocally recognizable Trigun. Trigun will always be Trigun, no matter how much you rework on it. Maybe it’s because the staff understand and protect what’s at the heart of this work. I’m proud of this hard work, if I say so myself. Are you ready? Hold on tight , friends. Get ready for the Stampede.”
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