Eleven Arts and FUNimation Entertainment are bringing the feature length follow up film to the popular “Trigun” anime series, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, to the big screen in theaters across North America in Summer 2011. A one-week Twin Cities release will begin July 8, 2011 at St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street, SE, Minneapolis.
The original Trigun storyline, created by Yasuhiro Naito, is set in a remote planet of the near future, and portrays the life and actions of a wanted man named Vash, an extreme pacifist by nature bizarrely nicknamed as the “human typhoon”.
For the Trigun: Badlands Rumble film, veteran voice actor Masaya Onozaka, who has starred in famous anime series such as “Pocket monster series”, “Bleach”, and “Yu-gi-oh” will be dubbing for the main character Vash. Others include Susumu Hayami (in “BLEACH”, “Mobile Suit Gundam”), Hiromi Tsuru (“Dragonball”, “Ghost Sweeper Mikami”), Satsuki Yukino (“InuYasha”, “Gintama”), Maaya Sakamoto (“Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny”, “Evangelion2.0 You Can (Not) Advance”).
Yasuhiro Naito’s work was adapted into an animated TV series in 1998, and gained massive support throughout the world despite being aired at midnight. Fighting scenes filled with action and meticulous designing captivated the audience.
Production was done by Madhouse, which also worked on “Naruto” animated films, “Death Note TV” series, and “Summer Wars.”
Story and designs have been renovated for this animated film, so that not only fans, but people who haven’t read the original manga or seen the animated TV series could enjoy the work.
Trigun: Badlands Rumble” had its Japan debut on April 24, 2010, and enjoyed a long run as a hit movie – placing third on the Pia satisfaction ranking and has since screened worldwide.“
The original comic was published from 1995 to 2007 in “Shonen Captain” and “Young King Ours” (serialized). It received the Seiun award – the oldest sci-fi related award in Japan.
The manga has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, making it widely read around the world. All 35,000 of the English translated version distributed in 2003 was sold out immediately, and in 2004 it achieved the position as the #1 best seller graphic novel.
The television animated series was created by Madhouse, and all 26 episodes were broadcast on TV Tokyo in 1998 – and in the west on Cartoon Network in 2003. It is now available on DVD by FUNimation and as a complete series box set.
Eleven Arts is the company that has brought you such celebrated Japanese films as “Memories of Tomorrow” starring Ken Watanabe and Yoji Yamada’s “Love and Honor.” FUNimation Entertainment is known for releasing quality anime titles to the American market, and they have released such popular titles as “Dragon Ball” and “Full Metal Alchemist.”