The official Twitter account of the Trigun Stampede TV anime revealed a new cast member on Dec 27, 2022. Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata in Gintama) will be voicing Chuck Lee (a high-ranking military police officer of the city of July) in the anime.
They also revealed the preview for the first episode:
Orange studio is in charge of animating Trigun Stampede.
A new key visual for the character Nicholas D. Wolfwood was revealed by the anime’s official website on Dec 24, 2022.
Cast members include:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Vash the Stampede
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Young Vash
- Junya Ikeda as Millions Knives
- Yumiri Hanamori as Young Knives
- Maaya Sakamoto as Rem Saverem
- Sakura Andou as Meryl Stryfe
- Kenji Matsuda as Roberto De Niro
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Nicholas D. Wolfwood
- Kouki Uchiyama as Legato Bluesummers
- TARAKO as Zazie the Beast
- Ryusei Nakao as William Conrad
Additionally, Tomoyo Kurosawa and Yumiri Hanamori will be voicing the younger version of Vash and Knives respectively.
The series will release on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ channels on January 7 at 11:15 p.m. (9:15 a.m. EST). After that, it will be moving to its regular 11:00 p.m. timeslot for further episodes.
Crunchyroll will stream TRIGUN STAMPEDE anime as it airs when the series releases in January 2023 worldwide. It will exclude Asia but will include the Philippines, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
- Director: Kenji Muto
- Concept Design, Character Concept: Kouji Tajima
- Story draft: Takehiko Okishi
- Composition/screenplay: Tatsuro Inamoto, Shin Okashima, Yoshihisa Ueda
- Character design: Kodai Watanabe, Tetsuro Moronuki, Takahiko Abiru, Akiko Sato, Soji Ninomiya, and Yumihiko Amano
- Chief designer: Nao Ootsu
- CG Chief Director: Eiji Inomoto
- VFX Art Director: Kensuke Yamamoto, Taishi Hayakawa
- Creature Design: Eiji Yamamori
- Special Effects Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
- Art Director: Yuji Kaneko
- Music: Tatsuya Kato
TRIGUN is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The original Trigun manga ran from 1995 to 1997 and was published by Monthly Shonen Champion. The sequel ran from 1997 to 2007 and was published by Young King OURS. Dark Horse released the English edition of the manga in North America.
An anime adaptation of the manga aired in 1998 and was produced by Madhouse.
MAL describes the plot as:
Much of the damage attributed to “Vash” is caused by the activities of bounty hunters who are after the 60,000,000,000$$ (sixty billion “double dollars”) reward on Vash’s head for the destruction of a city called July. Vash does not clearly remember the destruction of July, and only wants “love and peace,” as he puts it; though he is a gunfighter of inhuman skill, he uses his weapons only to save lives wherever he can.
As the series progresses, more is gradually learned about Vash’s mysterious history and the history of the human civilization on Gunsmoke, the desert planet the series is set on. The series is often humorous in tone, but at the same time it involves very serious character development and especially in later episodes it becomes quite emotionally intense. Vash is occasionally joined by a priest, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who is almost as good a gunfighter as Vash himself, and later is targeted by a band of assassins known as the Gung-Ho Guns for reasons which are mysterious at first.
Trigun evolves into a very serious discussion of the nature of morality, posing questions such as: What is the nature of morality? Can we judge different moral codes? If a person is forced to betray their moral code, does that betrayal invalidate that moral code, and can the person still try to live up to that moral code? Can the person find redemption from their wrongs, and if so, how?