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Trigun: Badlands Rumble Blasts Into North American Box Offices in Summer 2011!

ELEVEN ARTS and FUNimation Entertainment are bringing the feature length followup film to the popular “Trigun” anime series, TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE, to the big screen in theaters across North America in Summer 2011.

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 “Fullmetal Alchemist.”

- About TRIGUN -

l TRIGUN popular sci-fi action anime series with the original storyline created by Yasuhiro Naito. The setting takes place in a remote planet of the near future. It portrays the life and actions of a wanted man named Vash, an extreme pacifist by nature bizarrely nicknamed as the “human typhoon”. 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.

l 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.

l The animated film TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE” debuted on April 24th 2010 in Japan, and became a long running hit movie. The film was third on the Pia satisfaction ranking of movies released on April 24th 2010 and has screened worldwide.“

About the original comic
Published from 1995 to 2007 in “Shonen Captain” and “Young King Ours” (serialized). Complete 14 issue set. Was given 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.

About the TV series
Animated by Madhouse, the 26 episode series was broadcast on TV Tokyo in 1998 and on Cartoon Network in 2003. Now available on DVD by FUNimation, the complete series box set has a high rating of 4.5 (out of 5) in Amazon.com. (Number of Reviews: 224 as of April 5th 2011)

About voice casts
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 (“Dragon Ball”, “Ghost Sweeper Mikami”), Satsuki Yukino (“Inuyasha”, “Gintama”), Maaya Sakamoto (“Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny”, “Evangelion2.0 You Can (Not) Advance”).

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.funimation.com/Trigun
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