Sentai Filmworks‘ latest release to come to the US will be the television anime adaptation of Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga manga. The announcement came Thursday with Sentai preparing to release the anime on home video with both a standard edition and a special collector’s edition. The licensing company expected the release to come this summer. The release also features a new translation by Jake Jung, who has previously worked on the Made in Abyss anime and Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather.
Sentai Filmworks describes the anime as follows:
“Raised on tales of the legendary land of Vinland, where warmth and plenty abound, young Thorfinn dreams of leaving behind the cold climate of Iceland and venturing into the great unknown. But when Viking sails appear on the horizon, the young boy is conscripted into a life of violence and brutality at the hands of merciless Viking Askalaad. With nothing left to him to save revenge, Thorfinn swears vengeance against the man who slew his family, plunging headlong into a sprawling, blood-soaked, coming-of-age epic that marches to the drums of war.
The anime premiered in July 2019. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime both in Japan and overseas.”
Shūhei Yabuta is the director for the Vinland Saga anime. He is also known for his work directing Inuyashiki: Last Hero as well as being the Attack on Titan 3D director. Wit Studio is producing the anime; they are best known for their work on Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and The Ancient Magus’ Bride. Hiroshi Seko is in charge of the series’ scripts and has leant work to Banana Fish and Ajin: Demi-Human in the past.
Kenta Ihara is assisting with writing the scripts and has previously worked on Saga of Tanya the Evil. Takahiko Abiru is in charge of designing the characters, with previous experience from Hunter × Hunter as animation director. Yutaka Yamada is in charge of composing the music and has previously composed for Tokyo Ghoul, Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, and Yamainu no Chikai.
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