Viking Boy Endures the Cold in Vinland Saga TV Anime Key Visual

Main staff revealed for upcoming adaptation based on the historical fiction seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura


A chilly new key visual and the main staff have been revealed for Vinland Saga, an upcoming TV anime based on the historical fiction seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura about a young boy who becomes a terrifying Viking warrior to avenge the death of his father. The visual depicts the main character, Thorfinn, crouching alone in the bow of Askeladd's longship.



The main staff for Vinland Saga includes:


  • Director: Shuhei Yabuta
  • Series composition, screenplay: Hiroshi Seko
  • Script: Kenta Ishihara
  • Character design: Takahiro Abiru
  • Art: Bamboo
  • Special effects: MADBOX
  • Animation production: Wit Studio
  • Production: Vinland Saga Production Committee 



The original Vinland Saga manga is serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon seinen manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Kodansha Comics, who describe the story as follows:


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


Vinland Saga will broadcast in Japan in 2019, and it will also be streamed in Japan and internationally via Amazon Prime Video.




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