It seems that Trigun Stampede wants to hype themselves up, even though the anime is still a year away. How do I know this, you might ask? Well, why else would they release some concept art for it?

Vash the Concept Art?

"Trigun Stampede" concept art.
Boy, that hand-drawn sun sure looks bright.

The official Twitter account of Trigun Stampede recently posted the concept art above, apparently as an attempt to hype up the upcoming reboot anime. As you can see by the quality of that concept art, it’s working. In case you can’t see the concept art above for some reason, said art shows Vash the Stampede standing in an unnamed city on the planet Gunsmoke, where the anime takes place on. Vash is just staring up at a gorgeously drawn sun, complete with some nicely rendered light scattering on the right. Random bystanders are just calmly walking by, uncaring of Vash’s solar obsession. High up in the distance, you can see a tall tower that the sun’s glare almost but not quite hides. It’s quite an appropriate picture for the sometimes lonely Space Western setting of Yasuhiro Nightow’s desert world.

The words planted right in the middle of that concept art only reminds us of when we’ll get to see this. Albeit, in a rebooted form. Trigun Stampede will make its premiere sometime in 2023. Unfortunately, the concept art doesn’t give us anything to narrow down that release window. Tune back in to THS as we get closer to next year to see if they’ll give us a more specific release date later.

Trigun Stampede: Details

Still the only trailer we have for this reboot anime, and Vash still looks weird with his hair not sticking up.

Trigun Stampede is a reboot of the 1998 Trigun anime series, which is the anime adaptation of the post-apocalyptic action Space Western manga of the same name by Yasuhiro Nightow (Gungrave, Blood Blockade Battlefront). There’s not a lot of info on this reboot anime, but here’s what we do know. Orange (Land of the Lustrous, Beastars, Godzilla Singular Point) is the animation studio behind this reboot anime, and bodes well for the CG of this reboot given their amazing work on all of those previous CG anime series. Kenji Mutō is the director of this reboot anime, with Kōji Tajima as concept designer. Lastly, Crunchyroll is licensing this reboot anime for its eventual NA release.

As for what Trigun Stampede is about? While we don’t have any official synopsis for the reboot, we do have one for the 1998 anime from Crunchyroll. 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 catch up on the original 1998 Trigun anime series on Crunchyroll or Funimation. If you enjoy the anime, then you can also check out the 2010 anime film Trigun: Badlands Rumble on the same streaming platforms.

Source: Twitter