New key visual and key cast members revealed for upcoming adaptation based on Makoto Yukimura's seinen manga
A new key visual (above), a new trailer (below), and three key cast members have all been revealed for Vinland Saga, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura about life among the Vikings during the war-torn era of 11th century Europe.
The cast members revealed for Vinland Saga include:
Shizuka Ishigami as Young Thorfinn.
Yūto Uemura as Thorfinn.
And Kenichiro Matsuda as Thors.
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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