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Vinland Saga Anime Gets New Visual, Main Staffers

Set your sails for adventure, and prepare for an epic experience like no other.

Earlier today, the official Vinland Saga anime website updated with the show’s main staffers and a key visual.

We break the details down below.


The image features series lead Thorfinn seated alone in a Viking boat, which drifts among a snowy mountain region.

Vinland Saga Anime Visual


Shuhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki Last Hero) was tapped to direct the project at Wit Studio, with Takahiko Abiru providing character designs. Hiroshi Seko (Ajin: Demi-Human, Banana Fish) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Scripts: Hiroshi Seko
  • Scripts: Kenta Ihara
  • Art Production: Bamboo
  • Visual Effects: MADBOX

Vinland Saga will hit Japanese TV in 2019. Amazon holds the digital rights to the project, and will stream the show exclusively on their platform in Japan and abroad.

Vinland Saga Anime Visual 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.

Sources: Ota-suke

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