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Dec 10, 2018 2:18 AM

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Starts airing on 8 July 2019. It will be 24 episodes (2 cour)


PV 1:



PV 2:



PV 3 (with an opening song):



PV 4 (with an ending song):



PV 5:


Key Visuals:

First Key Visual



Second Key Visual




Third Key Visual





Character Designs for Thorfinn, little Thorfinn, and Thors:



Character Designs for Askeladd, Canute, Thorkell and Bjorn:





Comments from the mangaka, staff, and cast:





Background Art:






Snippets of storyboards:






Mangaka Makoto Yukimura made a mistake in his original work, he drew mountains and hills in Denmark. When he finally visited Denmark he found out that there are in fact no mountains there. Anime will fix this mistake and make Denmark flat as it should be.
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Dec 10, 2018 9:08 AM

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that background art looks amazing I'm so fckn hyped
 
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Finally Skyrim is getting an anime adaptation. I bet the adaptation will end before
 
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Dec 13, 2018 2:56 PM

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I hope they adapt characters in more detailed style of latter chapters.
 
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Dec 17, 2018 2:46 AM

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More snippets from Vinland Saga's official twitter account: https://twitter.com/V_SAGA_ANIME/status/1074605194980323328

Here are the images of the longboats included in the tweet:




 
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Gorgeous, the background scenery of the show will be rivalling Makoto Shinkai’s new projects Animation Scale for sure now!
Can’t wait to see both of them later this upcoming next year!
Since it’s not going to air in the Winter Season, I think it’ll most likely air either in the Summer or Fall Season and not Spring Season because of Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2. Can’t wait!
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Oh boy, after these comments from the author i hope VINLAND SAGA to be THE ANIME. Can't wait
 
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New background art of Thorfinn's house:
https://twitter.com/V_SAGA_ANIME/status/1077126973451833344




 
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Dec 28, 2018 11:22 PM

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the art looks amazing
no better than wit studios to animate this series
 
Dec 29, 2018 7:10 PM

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Didn't see some of the other designs wow that looks beautiful really captured the detail that Yukimura had in the manga. Still will need a PV and see some of the more bigger scale scenes but this looks promising.
 
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Just imagining that years ago I thought Vinland Saga would never get an anime. Seeing all this come to fruition with WIT Studio on the helm is truly amazing.
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This looks so fucking sick! As expected of Wit Studio. I reckon a Fall 2019 release tbh.
 
Jan 7, 4:23 PM

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hope this gets aired soon, because it is already looking amazing. can't wait to watch thorkell swing logs like a madman.
 
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Yo that looks cool, I should start binge reading the manga sometime soon :)
 
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Luminlight said:
Yo that looks cool, I should start binge reading the manga sometime soon :)

Yes, You should ;-)

I really hope they do 24 episodes right off the bat and won't mess around with deviding it into 12-episode seasons. There is a moment/scene which in my opinion would be a perfect way to end the first season... Can't wait.
 
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Voice actors:
Thorfinn (young): Ishigami Shizuka
Thorfinn: Uemura Yuuto
Thors: Matsuda Kenichirou
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Composer is Yutaka Yamada
Comment from the composer:


New Key Visual and PV are also out




 
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New trailer and realease date!!!

https://youtu.be/x2aneW0sH7c
 
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Hicron said:
New trailer and realease date!!!

https://youtu.be/x2aneW0sH7c


Looks great!

It's confirmed to be 24 episodes!
Starts airing July 7th!


More voice cast and their comments:
Askeladd: Naoya Uchida
Canute: Kensho Ono
Thorkell: Akio Otsuka
Bjorn: Hiroki Yasumoto
 
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that new PV looks great

hopefully they have enough production time to make the animation consistent all through out its run, but meh that is just wishful thinking lol the best we can get is just 1-3 episodes of below or average animation
 
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that new PV looks great

hopefully they have enough production time to make the animation consistent all through out its run, but meh that is just wishful thinking lol the best we can get is just 1-3 episodes of below or average animation


Hopefully they manage to make it consistent. They've been working on this for quite some time.
 
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Great news,I think they will cover until







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Tsarko said:
deg said:
that new PV looks great

hopefully they have enough production time to make the animation consistent all through out its run, but meh that is just wishful thinking lol the best we can get is just 1-3 episodes of below or average animation


Hopefully they manage to make it consistent. They've been working on this for quite some time.


fingers cross on that one, i heard this to be the next Attack on Titan lol
 
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Looks great, still debating whether I should read the manga first or not.
 
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deg said:
Tsarko said:


Hopefully they manage to make it consistent. They've been working on this for quite some time.


fingers cross on that one, i heard this to be the next Attack on Titan lol


They are different types of stories so I don't think it's fair to compare them. But it does indeed have a lot of potential to become really popular! Though I don't think it can reach AoT levels of popular.
 
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Tsarko said:
deg said:


fingers cross on that one, i heard this to be the next Attack on Titan lol


They are different types of stories so I don't think it's fair to compare them. But it does indeed have a lot of potential to become really popular! Though I don't think it can reach AoT levels of popular.


ye maybe in popularity it can reach Attack on Titan levels if they do it good since i heard a lot of praise about its manga too
 
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Massive hype for this!
I need to continue the manga.
 
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Yutaka Yamada, no wonder why I was so fascinated by the soundtracks from the trailer.

I’m really hyped, more so after the second trailer, to see how the Sound Department does!
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That background art is really promising
 
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deg said:
Tsarko said:


Hopefully they manage to make it consistent. They've been working on this for quite some time.


fingers cross on that one, i heard this to be the next Attack on Titan lol


It's better than AoT imo, but I don't think it could be as popular as it.
SnK is a phenomenon. ^^
But Vinland Saga is a seinen, well written, most mature and realistic. The rest will depend on you SnK has more "mystery" but characters from VS are most interesting (but only few of them).
 
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Looks good.

unrelated, but I found out recently that the author for vinland saga is a huge attack on titan fan, he has bought all the available volumes.

Both series are great, I need to continue it.

@HaarWyvern

People should really stop using the ''it is a seinen series'' as a proof that it is mature, because I can list a ton of seinen series that is far from mature.
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New trailer with preview of an ending.

 
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the ending song really fits the mood of the trailers so far
 
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New trailer with preview of an ending.

Shit hit me in the feels. This looks like AOTY. Wit put alot of work into this.
 
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Looks pretty good, will definitely check it out. I had the manga at hold at chapter 50 and I really like it.
 
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New trailer with preview of an ending.



Aimer with another glorious song, the ED sounds perfect for the theme of the series. Wit Studio is really delivering the goods with the animation too, good to see them always giving their projects their very best! Looking forward to the show even more now!
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My god another glorious ending by Aimer can't wait for the full version.
 
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Vinland Saga will be the best anime of 2019. I cant wait.
 
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Did Aimer create the Ending? Obviously it's gonna be good.





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sakugablog made a prodiction quality preview https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2019/07/02/summer-2019-anime-preview/

It’s not every season that we get an anime with a scope as grandiose as Vinland Saga‘s. Its story draws elements from various medieval Icelandic texts, obviously borrowing the concept of Vinland from the Norse sagas, as a means to ground Makoto Yukimura‘s fictional events in a setting that feels authentic. It’s set in the early 11th century, following fictionalized versions of numerous historical figures amidst a fight for the throne of England and constant Danish – which is to say, viking – invasions and pillaging. The protagonist Thorfinn, inspired by a historical explorer, is a ferocious young man whose quest to avenge his father takes him through a multitude of locations and influential events in European history.

If adapting this story sounds like an ambitious task, it’s because it is. One of the most overlooked, arduous tasks when it comes to animated storytelling is the design work: not the character’s, but the setting. In a story like this with constantly changing locations, different cultures, and even precise historical locations to recreate, the number of reference sheets and artboards required to do a satisfactory job is unbelievable. Mind you, the opposite isn’t necessarily true – there are anime set within one single room with more effort put into authentic props, clothing, and subtle changes in the surroundings than less inspired epic adventures get, but the point here is that nailing Vinland Saga‘s setting will take a tremendous amount of work. Fortunately, art director Yusuke Takeda and his crew at studio BAMBOO happen to be among the best digital background art teams in the TV anime space; I could imagine more traditionally oriented crews doing an exceptional job with its broad setting, but there’s so much work to do that I wouldn’t fault anyone for choosing a more efficient yet still trustworthy team.

To raise that bar even higher, Yukimura’s stunning drawings also happen to focus on plenty of elements that hand-drawn anime often struggles to depict; sprawling uncoordinated crowds during battles, large solid structures like boats, and the constant waves rocking them about. The dream of all fans would be to assemble a theatrical production level team who could handle that workload… but we’re in the real world, and studio WIT has decided on a more pragmatic solution to all that trouble. Director Shuhei Yabuta has spent most of his time in this industry as a CG animator and 3D director on projects like Attack on Titan (the first two seasons), meaning that he’s got exactly the kind of experience you’d need to tackle this project from the angle WIT have chosen to. Having a proficient CG artist on the director’s seat might prove to be one of the greatest assets for the production… and also the source of some unavoidable pitfalls. If you’re looking for a traditional experience, this may not be your show.

Leaving aside all those grand scale elements, though, there’s yet another tricky element to adapt: the crudeness of war. It’s not as if Vinland Saga is nothing but nasty fights, but there’s no denying that Yukimura’s horrific illustrations of war are integral to the visceral experience, and CG with poor tactility isn’t going to help with that. To handle that, ex-Madhouse (later affiliated to studio VOLN) ace animator Takahiko Abiru was recruited as character designer to provide an excellent approximation to Yukimura’s art that still works within an animated canvas. Abiru made his name known after supervising countless Hunter x Hunter (2011) episodes, where his emphasis on detailed facial expressions and sturdy human body form made him shine as one of the team’s best animation directors. Incidentally, you might already be acquainted with him without having noticed – yes, he’s that person who posts stunning illustrations on Twitter.

Adding onto this optimistic outlook we’ve settled on, it’s worth noting that the production appears to be well planned; it’s no secret that this has been WIT’s focus for quite a while, and the reasonable schedule at least ensures that there won’t be noticeable quality dips during the first cours. Whether they’ll be able to maintain that healthy buffer (unlike a certain title about a girl and a nice skull lad), and whether Yabuta’s 3D-heavy approach to Vinland Saga can highlight the qualities of the series while also taking some advantages of the new medium, still remains to be seen. The right ingredients are there, so we’ll see if this team’s recipe leads to a meal as grandiose as Vinland Saga is meant to be.
 
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To raise that bar even higher, Yukimura’s stunning drawings also happen to focus on plenty of elements that hand-drawn anime often struggles to depict; sprawling uncoordinated crowds during battles, large solid structures like boats, and the constant waves rocking them about. The dream of all fans would be to assemble a theatrical production level team who could handle that workload… but we’re in the real world, and studio WIT has decided on a more pragmatic solution to all that trouble. Director Shuhei Yabuta has spent most of his time in this industry as a CG animator and 3D director on projects like Attack on Titan (the first two seasons), meaning that he’s got exactly the kind of experience you’d need to tackle this project from the angle WIT have chosen to. Having a proficient CG artist on the director’s seat might prove to be one of the greatest assets for the production… and also the source of some unavoidable pitfalls. If you’re looking for a traditional experience, this may not be your show.

Perfectly summarizes the importance of CGI in this anime.
 
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https://twitter.com/v_saga_anime/status/1146705442111991811?s=21

Here’s another new PV!
It looks stunning, just as you’d expect from the good folks over at Wit Studio!
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_MushiRock11_ said:
https://twitter.com/v_saga_anime/status/1146705442111991811?s=21

Here’s another new PV!
It looks stunning, just as you’d expect from the good folks over at Wit Studio!


Looks great! Only few days remaining!

Here's a youtube link:
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Tsarko said:
_MushiRock11_ said:
https://twitter.com/v_saga_anime/status/1146705442111991811?s=21

Here’s another new PV!
It looks stunning, just as you’d expect from the good folks over at Wit Studio!


Looks great! Only few days remaining!

Here's a youtube link:

WIT is doing a damn amazing job, according to this PV.
I'm super excited for this.
 
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thats a cool new preview
 
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Tsarko said:
_MushiRock11_ said:
https://twitter.com/v_saga_anime/status/1146705442111991811?s=21

Here’s another new PV!
It looks stunning, just as you’d expect from the good folks over at Wit Studio!


Looks great! Only few days remaining!

Here's a youtube link:

Nice, another PV. And Thorkell best girl anyway. :)
 
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I have trust in WIT studio to pull this off even with 3D animation.
As a viewer who survived Berserk 2016/17, anything else won't bother me.
 
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I really wanted Studio Bihou to do the backgrounds (like they did and will do for Attack on Titan) but after seeing this I'm 100% trusting in Studio BAMBOO.
Don't disappoint me.
 
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Damn, I just cannot wait right now. Every PV looks better than the other.
 
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This PV looks trully awesome. The Thorkell vs Thorfinn scene is just perfectly done omg
 
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