Johnny Yong Bosch Returns as Vash for Trigun Stampede Anime's English Dub
Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that Johnny Yong Bosch will return from the original 1998 Trigun anime to reprise his role as the main character Vash the Stampede in the English dub for the Trigun Stampede anime. The dub will debut on January 21, and new episodes will stream on Saturdays. The company posted a video with a message from Bosch:
Jeremy Inman is directing the English dub.
The series premiered on the TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ channels on January 7 at 11:15 p.m. (9:15 a.m. EST). The series will move to its regular 11:00 p.m. timeslot for subsequent episodes.
Crunchyroll began streaming the series on January 7 worldwide excluding Asia, but including the Philippines, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Hulu is also streaming the series.
The story follows the misadventures of Vash the Stampede, a gunman on the lam with a "60 billion double dollar" bounty on his head. Vash earned his "Stampede" nickname thanks to the destruction that zealous bounty hunters wreak on any town he visits.
The anime stars:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Vash the Stampede
- Sakura Andou as Meryl Stryfe
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Nicholas D. Wolfwood
- Kenji Matsuda as Roberto De Niro
- Junya Ikeda as Millions Knives
- Kouki Uchiyama as Legato Bluesummers
- TARAKO as Zazie the Beast
- Ryusei Nakao as William Conrad
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Young Vash
- Yumiri Hanamori as Young Knives
- Maaya Sakamoto as Rem Saverem
Kenji Mutou (Cavity Express director, BEASTARS storyboarder, Land of the Lustrous episode director) is directing the anime at Orange. Kouji Tajima is the concept designer and is credited with the character concept. Takehiko Okishi is credited with the story draft, and Tatsurō Inamoto, Shin Okashima, and Yoshihisa Ueda are writing the srcripts and are in charge of composition. Nao Ootsu is the chief designer, and character designers include Kōdai Watanabe, Tetsurō Moronuki, Takahiko Abiru, Akiko Satō, Soji Ninomiya, and Yumihiko Amano. Tatsuya Katō (Free!, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya franchises) is composing the music. The rapper and singer-songwriter Kvi Baba performs the opening theme song "TOMBI," and singer Salyu and composer Haruka Nakamura contribute the ending theme song "Hoshi no Kuzu α."
Image ©2023 Yasuhiro Nightow, SHONENGAHOSHA / TRIGUN STAMPEDE Project
Update: Added video message from Johnny Yong Bosch.