This weekend, the trailer for the newly revived Trigun anime was released online. Entitled ‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble’ the trailer is now available to watch via Quicktime.com Due for an American release on 27 September on DVD and Blu-ray through Funimation, the anime seems to be hotly anticipated, with all manner of twitter-buzz on the #Trigun hashtag over the past weekend.
Badlands scramble sees Vash The Stampede’s past resurfacing after 20 years when a man named Gasback strolls into town looking to cause a little trouble. As it turns out Gasback has something of a beef with the town’s mayor, who’s paying dozens of bounty hunters to protect his turf. Things start to get a bit more complicated when you consider one of those hired guns is a beautiful woman with a vendetta against Gasback, whose only shot at revenge means getting through Gasback’s bodyguard Wolfwood. And what’s vash got to do with this mess? Not much, except for the fact that he personally set off the entire chain of events two decades ago.
Badlands scramble is the first new Trigun animation in over a decade, not that the wait has diminished Vash’s appeal. The anime film was first screened in Japan in the spring of 2010 but Madhouse’s plans for the film go all the way back to 2005. The film will be screening at London’s Barbican Centre from 7 July.