The first episode of TRIGUN STAMPEDE, the upcoming take on Trigun from studio Orange, will premiere at Anime NYC on November 18.
The screening will take place during a panel with Orange staff members Waki Kiyotaka and Yoshihiro Watanabe.
Thankfully, those of us who can’t make it to NYC won’t have to wait tooo much longer to see Vash stampede onto screens: the show debuts in January.
The TRIGUN STAMPEDE staff includes director Kenji Muto (episodes of Land of the Lustrous) and concept designer and character designer Kouji Tajima. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka voices Vash the Stampede alongside Tomoyo Kurosawa as Young Vash, Junya Ikeda as Knives Millions, Yumiri Hanamori as Young Knives and Maaya Sakamoto as Rem Saverem.
Here’s how Funiroll describes the original 1998 series:
Vash the Stampede is a wanted man with a habit of turning entire towns into rubble. The price on his head is a fortune, and his path of destruction reaches across the arid wastelands of a desert planet. Unfortunately, most encounters with the spiky-haired gunslinger don’t end well for the bounty hunters who catch up with him; someone almost always gets hurt – and it’s never Vash.
Oddly enough, for such an infamous fugitive, there’s no proof that he’s ever taken a life. In fact, he’s a pacifist with a doughnut obsession who’s more doofus than desperado. There’s a whole lot more to him than his reputation lets on – Vash the Stampede definitely ain’t your typical outlaw.