It looks like fans will be making their way to not-so-jolly old England for this epic.
Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga will receive an anime TV series. The first staff, as well as a visual and trailer were unveiled for the project. We break the details down below.
The 42-second teaser offers a series of brief text blurbs, superimposed over the show’s visual. The promo cuts to a black screen with the logo, as well as the studios behind the project.
The image features headshots of the show’s major characters.
Series creator Makoto Yukimura also drew an illustration to celebrate the news, which you can check out below.
The series is being produced by Wit Studio, with Twin Engine serving as a general producer.
Amazon holds the digital rights to the project, and will stream the show exclusively on their platform in Japan and abroad.
Vinland Saga is an ongoing series, which began publication in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in April 2005. The title ran in Weekly Shōnen Magazine until October 2005, when it switched to Monthly Afternoon. The series currently spans 20 compiled volumes, with the most recent hitting retailers on November 22.
Kodansha Comics currently holds the domestic rights to the Vinland Saga manga, which they describe as:
As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west, but his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father.
Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery… the land Leif called Vinland.
Editor’s note: contributor, Herald Anime Club member, and Nerdy Talk co-host L.B. Bryant reviewed Vinland Saga for ICv2. I’m not being compensated for this, I just wanted to shine some light on his stellar review work