Vinland Saga is the anime based on Makoto Yukimura’s manga and, here in the UK, was one of the first award-winners Amazon Prime landed for its collection.
The story avoids fantasy, in season one at least, and instead tells the brutal story of a boy growing up among warriors in a land of war, to become a hardened killer.
We’ve known the show has been coming for about a year. Now have more details;
The Viking epic will premiere in January 2023, and there’s a new studio at the helm. It’s one of those Wit vs MAPPA stories, and this time it’s MAPPA who has taken the title.
The first season’s staff will return, including director Shūhei Yabuta and script supervisor Hiroshi Seko.
Sentai Filmworks have the home license and describe Vinland Saga;
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 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.
Via Anime News Network.
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