The official website for the Trigun the Movie project has opened on Friday with an announcement of the movie’s opening in spring of 2010.
The story is set in Makka, a town surrounded by quicksand. With rumors spreading that the legendary robber Gasback has his sights set on the town, the mayor Kepler has brought together bounty-hunters to protect the town. These bounty hunters have been following Gasback from town to town in hopes of bagging the prize. Meryl and Milly, two characters previously seen in Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga and the later television anime series, have come to town to assess the situation as insurance agents, but are shocked by this turn of events. Moreover, Vash the Stampede is also in town, along with the female bounty hunter Ameria and the fan-favorite character Wolfwood.
I’d prefer a new series or OVA that followed the original manga more closely (ala Hellsing Ultimate), but I guess this is still pretty cool. Trigun is one of my favorite series, and the manga is truly an epic.