The new one Trample the triangle The anime that aired received critical acclaim, but the highly anticipated first season of the Trigun reboot had plenty of fans asking only one question: what happened to Milly Thompson?
Milly Thompson is a character who appeared in the 1998 Trigun anime and the manga before it. In those works, Milly is a tall woman with a big gun who acts as Meryl Strife’s partner at the Bernardelli Insurance Company. While Meryl is depicted as a skilled hand, Milly is her lucky rookie friend, even calling Meryl in Japanese “senpai”, a sign of respect. The two women are almost complete opposites, Meryl being much more prone to anger, while Milly remains calm and composed in most situations, allowing them to balance each other out. The dynamics of Meryl and Milly formed the heart of the original Trigun anime, so when Milly was absent from the first Trigun Stampede trailers, many fans were worried.
Trigun Stampede Cuts Milly to focus on Meryl
When the first episode premiered and Milly was nowhere to be seen, even in a cameo, questions about why she went missing began to flood in. In Trigun Stampede, Meryl has a new partner, a man named Roberto De Niro (yes, really). Meryl is now the young rookie, and instead, Roberto is her weary, experienced, and hard-drinking partner. However, their dynamics are hardly the same as those of Meryl and Milly, as Meryl always treats Milly with respect, while Roberto, while concerned for her safety, considers Meryl no different. a new person with a fresh face. Meryl and Roberto are also now said to be reporters, not insurance adjusters, and Meryl hopes that the interview with Vash will set her up for great success.
However, Trigun Stampede isn’t afraid to change as each character has had some major design changes, most notably Vash’s hair, with the net effect of making them look a bit younger. It’s only fair that the studio wanted to change things up; After all, the original Trigun anime is considered a classic in the West, so re-reading the same background wouldn’t be very productive. In Roberto’s defense, the character works fine as Meryl’s partner and the series isn’t badly damaged by Milly’s absence. Even with it working, though, fans are simply baffled when they remove such an important character… or so it seems.
Trigun Stampede confirms Milly’s return for season 2
Initially, the Orange factory did not comment on Milly’s absence. However, when the show started airing in January 2023, it became clear that Trigun Stampede was indeed set earlier in the characters’ lives; The new character designs in Stampede are intended to make the characters look younger because they’re actually younger than they were in the 1998 series. Meryl is currently a rookie character because Stampede intends to show exactly how she becomes. should be experienced right from the start. This was eventually confirmed, as the events of the end of the Trigun Stampede season involved an incident that occurred prior to the start of the Trigun Maximum manga. That’s not to say a big change has been made to when the characters met in their lives, but on the other hand the series will become a more outspoken manga adaptation. from this point forward.
The season one finale finally answered fans’ questions about Milly in a very direct way: by mentioning her name. The final episode of Trigun Stampede includes a year-long timeskip, and Meryl appears after this year much closer to the Meryl that fans know from the 1998 anime. She’s sitting in the car alone, talking to her boss. herself, who said it was time for her to find a new partner and that one lucky young rookie was specially asked to be paired with Meryl—a Milly Thompson. Of course, this heavily hints that Milly will be added to the cast of Trigun Stampede in season 2, which has already been confirmed to be in production.
the first season of Trample the triangle proved the quality of the series, so fans have every reason to look forward to seeing Milly next season and what Stampede will do with her.
Trample the triangle The entire season one is available on Crunchyroll.