Earlier today, the official Vinland Saga anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 56-second trailer previews the main plot, as ending theme song Torches by Aimer plays as a background track.
Vinland Saga will hit Japanese TV on July 7. The first three episodes will air on NHK starting at 24:10 (7/8/2019 at 12:10AM). Amazon Prime Video holds the exclusive digital distribution rights to the title in Japan and abroad.
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.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Thorfinn: Yūto Uemura
- Thorkell: Akio Ohtsuka
- Helga: Ao Takahashi
- Floki: Atsushi Ono
- Torgrim: Hiroki Gotō
- Bjorn: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Ylva: Hitomi Nabatame
- Ragnar: Jin Urayama
- Kenichirou Matsuda as Thors
- Canute: Kensho Ono
- The Ear: Makoto Furukawa
- Ari: Mitsuhiro Ichiki
- Askeladd: Naoya Uchida
- Asgeir: Ryota Takeuchi
- Willibald: Satoshi Hino
- Atli: Shinya Takahashi
- Sweyn: Takayuki Sugo
- Leif Ericson: Yōji Ueda
- Halfdan: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama
- Thorfinn (Young): Shizuka Ishigami
- Canute: Kensho Ono
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 21 compiled volumes, with the most recent hitting retailers on August 23, 2018.
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: Comic Natalie