It turns out that the new Trigun rebooted anime series has been in the process for much longer than fans might have guessed as it gets ready for its big debut next year! It was surprisingly announced that Yasuhiro Nightow's original manga series will be getting a second chance at an anime life with a new series produced by studio Orange, the highly CG animation studio behind recent projects such as Beastars, Godzilla Singular Point, Land of the Lustrous, and more. Now the series is getting ready to take one of the most notable classic action manga franchises of all time.
Although Trigun had both a successful anime series adaptation and feature film released back in the 1990s, the series is getting a new anime reboot of sorts with Trigun Stampede. There's been very little concrete information revealed about this new series yet outside of the fact it will be animated by Studio Orange and scheduled for a release some time this year, but according to a Tweet in response to the announcement from producer Kiyotaka Waki, the series has been in the planning stages since 2017.
Noting his excitement for Trigun Stampede's announcement, Waki revealed that the first meetings about the series took place all the way back in 2017 as the studio has been working for quite some time to even get to this point. That certainly paints this upcoming new take on the franchise in a new light, and thankfully it won't be too much longer until we get to find out more about its production as the series will be headling Studio Orange's panel at the upcoming Anime Expo convention later this weekend.
Taking place on Saturday, July 2 at 8pm PT at the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles during the convention, the panel for Trigun Stampede will not only have Kiyotaka Waki in attendance representing Studio Orange alongside fellow producer Yoshihiro Watanabe, but original series creator Yasuhiro Nightow, designer Kouji Tajima, and Toho producer Katsuhiro Takei all giving the first details about the new anime's production. Given the many questions fans already have, it's likely going to be eye-opening.
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