The Trigun Stampede anime has released its opening sequence, as well as details on new cast members. The first episode, titled “No Man’s Land,” premiered on January 7.
The opening theme song is titled “TOMBI” and performed by Japanese hip-hop artist Kvi Baba. The newly announced cast members are Shigeru Chiba (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Dragon Ball Z) as Nebraska and Kenji Nomura (One Piece, Drifters) as Gofsef.
CGI studio Orange is animating the series, with Kenji Muto as the director. The main cast members for the anime include:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Vash
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Young Vash
- Junya Ikeda as Knives Millions
- Yumiri Hanamori as Young Knives
- Maaya Sakamoto as Rem Saverem
- Sakura Ando as Meryl Stryfe
- Kenji Matsuda as Robert de Niro
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Nicholas D. Wolfwood
- Ryusei Nakao as William Conrad
- Koki Uchiyama as Koki Uchiyama
- TARAKO as Zazie the Beast
Trigun Stampede is based on the Trigun manga series by Yasuhiro Nightow, which was serialized on the Monthly Shonen Captain from April 1995 to January 1997, and then moved to Young King OURs, where it stayed from October 1997 to March 2007. The manga received an anime adaptation by Madhouse that is composed of twenty-six episodes, which aired from April to September 1998. It also received an anime film titled Trigun: Badlands Rumble in 2010.
Dark Horse has licensed the manga in English, describing the plot as:
On the forbidding desert world of Gunsmoke, a mysterious bounty hangs above the head of Vash the Stampede, and the gunslinging pacifist can’t seem to find a moment’s respite. Vash is no ordinary pistolero, packing a weapon capable of punching holes in a planet, which explains why the locals tremble at the very mention of his name. But sixty billion double dollars is no ordinary reward, and every trigger-happy psycho in creation is aiming to claim Vash dead or alive—preferably dead!
Source: Comic Natalie
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