Crunchyroll has announced the English voice casting for the character of Vash the Stampede in the rebooted sci-fi space western TRIGUN STAMPEDE, with the lead role going to Johnny Yong Bosch — the actor who originally voiced Vash the Stampede in the 1998 Trigun series. The English dub will debut weekly on Saturdays starting January 21, following the Japanese language simulcast, which also airs new episodes every Saturday and premiered January 7.
“Voicing Vash the Stampede in the original Trigun series is a role that literally launched my voice over career and I am extremely excited to voice him again in this all-new anime adaptation from Orange. I look forward to going on this adventure with fans once more and hope new audiences enjoy the journey as well.”
Bosch shared his excitement in a video shared to Crunchyroll’s Twitter account:
We’re excited to welcome @johnnyyongbosch back as the English voice of Vash. Get ready for the dub premiere of TRIGUN STAMPEDE on January 21.
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) January 12, 2023
Before Trigun, Bosch got his start as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo & Green Turbo, on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He continued his anime journey providing English dubbing as Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Sasori in Naruto, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Giyu in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Lio in Promare, and many, many more.
Jeremy Inman will serve as the ADR director on the English dub; a fellow voice actor who has also ADR directed other anime series such as Golden Kamuy, Saga of Tanya the Evil, DECA-DENCE, ID: Invaded, and more.
“Trigun is anime royalty and I can’t wait to work with Johnny Yong Bosch in bringing it back to life with this new and fresh take, promising old fans the same gun-slinging action while bringing in new fans as well with amazing animation, characters and story,” said Inman.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, best known for voicing Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Kirito in Sword Art Online, voices Vash the Stampede in the Japanese language version of TRIGUN STAMPEDE.
Synopsis: Vash the Stampede’s a joyful gunslinging pacifist, so why does he have a $$6 million bounty on his head? That’s what’s puzzling rookie reporter Meryl Stryfe and her jaded veteran partner when looking into the vigilante only to find someone who hates blood. But their investigation turns out to uncover something heinous—his evil twin brother, Millions Knives.
Both TRIGUN STAMPEDE and Trigun are based on the manga written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The new series is produced by Orange (BEASTARS: Land of the Lustrous), directed by Kenji Muto from an original story by Takehiko Okishi with series composition by Shin Okashima, Tatsuro Inamoto & Yoshihisa Ueda; original character design by Kouji Tajima (GANTZ:0); and music composed by Tatsuya Kato (Revue Starlight).