Anime Expo 2022 recently unveiled a new trailer for Trigun Stampede. Said trailer reveals what the titular Vash the Stampede’s new look will be for this reboot anime. You can check him out in that trailer for yourself below:

Vash the Stampede’s New Look?

I feel like that hair is both spiky and not. A limp spikiness?

At Anime Expo 2022, Crunchyroll revealed this new official trailer for Trigun Stampede above and then subsequently posted it on YouTube. As you can see in the thumbnail, Vash the Stampede will be sporting a new look for this reboot. His hair is still kinda sorta spiky, but it’s also noticeably limp. It hangs down his face in bangs rather than remaining upright in proper spikes. His signature orange sunglasses are also noticeably larger in comparison to his face. Even his earring on his left ear is now gold-colored rather than its usual silvery grey. Oh well, at least the rest of him still looks more or less the same. You can compare the new Vash to the old one from Trigun: Badlands Rumble below:

"Trigun: Badlands Rumble" screenshot showing an embarrassed Vash.
You can clearly see this Vash’s glasses are smaller, and his earring is a different color.
"Trigun: Badlands Rumble" screenshot showing a dead serious Vash without his glasses.
At least his eye color is the same, along with his mole and his coat.

Unfortunately, we still have pretty long to wait before we get to see the new Vash in action. Trigun Stampede will debut on Crunchyroll sometime in 2023. It will likely also be locked behind Crunchyroll‘s shiny new paywall though, so you’re likely going to have to pay for a premium account to be able to watch it. Let’s hope the new Vash is worth the money.

Trigun Stampede: Details

"Trigun Stampede" key art.
Man, that ship has been burning for a while, hasn’t it?

Trigun Stampede is a reboot of the original 1998 Trigun anime, which is itself the anime adaptation of the action post-apocalyptic space western manga of the same name by Yasuhiro Nightow. This new reboot will feature Orange (Land of the Lustrous, Beastars, Godzilla Singular Point) as the new animation studio behind it. The only member of production that we know of is Kenji Mutō, who is the director. Crunchyroll is licensing this anime for its global release.

As for what Trigun Stampede is about? Well, while we don’t have a synopsis for this reboot yet, Crunchyroll does have a synopsis for the original anime. Check it out below:

“Vash the Stampede is a wanted gunslinger with a habit of turning entire towns into rubble. His path of destruction reaches across the wastelands of a desert planet. Oddly enough, for such an infamous outlaw, there’s no proof he’s ever taken a life. In fact, he’s a pacifist who’s more doofus than desperado. There’s definitely a whole lot more to Vash than his reputation lets on.”

You can watch the original Trigun anime on Crunchyroll or Funimation. If you like it, then you can watch the 2010 anime film Trigun: Badlands Rumble on the same streaming platforms.

Source: Crunchyroll Collection YouTube