On July 8th, a rumor started to swirl around Twitter from an account claiming Trigun is getting a new anime adaptation, and that the announcement and more information will be coming soon. However there were no sources given so everyone was very cautiously excited at the possibility. Wednesday night, a new Twitter account popped up without a profile picture, with only a single tweet photo hinting at an announcement coming on the 17th, Japan time. On the very next night, Thursday, that same account had a profile picture with several new tweets in English and Japanese, formally announcing an original new animation of the Trigun series, with all-new staff and cast, set to start airing in 2023.
The tweet that started the firestorm last week:
🚨 Trigun is getting a new anime adaptation!
Official announcement and more infos very soon! pic.twitter.com/VltoKgB1Dq
— SPANKU⁵ᵏ (@Spanku_u) June 8, 2022
The tweet that looked mysteriously official:
— 『TRIGUN STAMPEDE』アニメ公式 (@trigun_anime) June 16, 2022
The formal announcement, complete with an official profile picture by this time and a main website link:
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 (@trigun_anime) June 17, 2022
Trigun Stampede will be produced by 3D animation studio Studio Orange, the company who did other works including Beastars and Land of the Lustrous. How much of the series will be CG is up for questioning. Crunchyroll has already announced they will be streaming the series on their platform when the anime airs next year. They will also be hosting a panel at Anime Expo 2022 on July 2nd, where more information will be revealed about Trigun Stampede. Series creator Yasuhiro Nightow, designer Kouji Tajima, Orange producer Kiyotaka Waki, Orange producer Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Toho producer Katsuhiro Takei will all be attending the event.
The schedule for the Anime Expo panel:
Date: Day 2 – July 2 at 8:00 PM PT
Location: JW Marriott Hotel
Studio Orange will be hosting a panel at Anime Expo at the following time:
Orange Presents: Studio Panel
Date: Day 3 – July 3 at 4:15 PM PT
Trigun started as a manga series that ran in Monthly Shonen Champion from 1995-1997. Followed by a sequel called Trigun Maximum, which ran in Young King OURS from 1997-2007. Dark Horse released an English version of the manga series. The original anime, produced by Madhouse, aired in 1998, followed by the anime film Trigun: Badlands Rumble in 2010.
Following the then-rumor that came out last week, original English voice actor for the main character Vash expressed great interested in reprising his role. Here’s hoping!
If this is legit… I’m down. ❤️&🤞🏻!!! https://t.co/cxnX43KEhv
— Johnny Yong Bosch (@johnnyyongbosch) June 8, 2022
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