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The official website of the Vinland Saga television anime revealed the second promotional video, the third key visual (pictured), and four supporting cast members on Wednesday. The anime series will begin airing on July 8 at 12:10 a.m. on NHK General and run for 24 episodes. Amazon's Prime Video service will debut the first episode ahead of the television broadcast in Japan on July 7.

Cast
Askeladd: Naoya Uchida (Drifters)
Canute: Kensho Ono (Owari no Seraph)
Thorkell: Akio Ootsuka (Ghost in the Shell)
Bjorn: Hiroki Yasumoto (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka)

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Shuuhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki) is directing the anime at Wit Studio, featuring character designs by Takahiko Abiru (Hunter x Hunter (2011) animation director). Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish) is in charge of the series composition and also writing the script with Kenta Ihara (Youjo Senki).

The viking-themed manga by Makoto Yukimura originally launched in Weekly Shounen Magazine in April 2005 before moving the monthly Afternoon magazine in December that year. Kodansha plans to publish the 21st compiled volume on June 21. Vinland Saga has a cumulative 5 million copies of its complied volumes in circulation.

Kodansha Comics began publishing the series in English in 2-in-1 omnibus format in October 2013, and shipped the tenth volume on June 5, which covers volumes 19 and 20.

The anime will have an advance screening on June 2 at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo, where director Yabuta and cast members Shizuka Ishigami, Yuuto Uemura, and Kenichirou Matsuda will make an appearance.

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i got high hopes for this, im hearing it will be the next Attack on Titan
 
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deg said:
i got high hopes for this, im hearing it will be the next Attack on Titan


It's nothing like Attack on Titan, though. Don't even know why people keep comparing those two, only common factors are that they have the same studio and action scenes.

On topic, looks decent, but I will be keeping my expectations low for this adaptation.
 
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Frostbytes said:
deg said:
i got high hopes for this, im hearing it will be the next Attack on Titan


It's nothing like Attack on Titan, though. Don't even know why people keep comparing those two, only common factors are that they have the same studio and action scenes.

On topic, looks decent, but I will be keeping my expectations low for this adaptation.


maybe because of the old history setting, lots of action, and also being mature or more serious in tone overall thats just my take on it but ye i have not read the source material for this
 
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deg said:
Frostbytes said:


It's nothing like Attack on Titan, though. Don't even know why people keep comparing those two, only common factors are that they have the same studio and action scenes.

On topic, looks decent, but I will be keeping my expectations low for this adaptation.



maybe because of the old history setting, lots of action, and also being mature or more serious in tone overall thats just my take on it but ye i have not read the source material for this


1. Attack on Titan doesn't have old historical setting like Vinland saga
2. They have totally different tones
 
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Frostbytes said:
deg said:



maybe because of the old history setting, lots of action, and also being mature or more serious in tone overall thats just my take on it but ye i have not read the source material for this


1. Attack on Titan doesn't have old historical setting like Vinland saga
2. They have totally different tones


well ok thats just my impression from the PVs anyway
 
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@Frostbytes

Probably @Deg wanted to say "The next AOT" in terms of popularity as it could became the new "Hit" on the anime industry/MAL rather "Similar" to AOT.

OT: The PV looks fantastic and considering the events that showed it will probably be 2-cour.


Too bad that if it ever gets season 2, some "fans" of season 1 would instantly drop it in the first few episodes of second season.
 
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Skana said:
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Probably @Deg wanted to say "The next AOT" in terms of popularity as it could became the new "Hit" on the anime industry/MAL rather "Similar" to AOT.


ye that too, but his arguments makes sense too though since i hear a lot of people around the internet comparing it to Attack on Titan in both popularity potential and show similarities in the PV alone lol
 
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I'm happy that it is getting 24 episodes

Frostbytes said:
Skana said:
@Frostbytes

Probably @Deg wanted to say "The next AOT" in terms of popularity as it could became the new "Hit" on the anime industry/MAL rather "Similar" to AOT.

OT: The PV looks fantastic and considering the events that showed it will probably be 2-cour.


Too bad that if it ever gets season 2, some "fans" of season 1 would instantly drop it in the first few episodes of second season.


Why ?

I don't have problem if I get spoiled
 
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thepath said:
Frostbytes said:


Too bad that if it ever gets season 2, some "fans" of season 1 would instantly drop it in the first few episodes of second season.


Why ?

I don't have problem if I get spoiled


Because

 
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Amazing stuff, super hyped to see it coming in the Summer and that too with 2 cours to boot! I’m very fond of the Vikings and have always to watch an anime series covering this and here it is! It’s going to be a dime, I know for sure! Stunning PV too, by the way. Some wonderful music to accompany during the first few minutes and there was an awesome track from the previous trailer so the Sound Department of this show must be pretty gold too!

Wit Studio have done stunning jobs with nearly each and every of their projects, looking forward to seeing this get that very treatment too! I hope this’ll aim for the stars and erupt within the anime industry just like Shingeki no Kyojin did back in 2013 but I’ll keep my hopes for that to a minimal. A little worried regarding the usage of CGI, there was a scene from the last trailer that looked really jarring of sorts but overall it looks just about fine.

Summer season was already really good, but now it’s just even better!
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So hyped for this!!! I’ll pick up the manga again from where I stopped.
 
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Hmm looking good so far. Only thing that worries me is the lack of female characters so far, I prefer a more balanced cast when it comes to that.
 
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Hmm looking good so far. Only thing that worries me is the lack of female characters so far, I prefer a more balanced cast when it comes to that.


more female characters are introduced as the story progresses. its set at a time where society was primarily male dominated but there are some good female characters dont worry.


 
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This anime is so hyped up that i feel is gonna get lots of backlash when it finally airs, same thing happened to VEG.


"𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤."
 
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This anime is so hyped up that i feel is gonna get lots of backlash when it finally airs, same thing happened to VEG.


whats VEG? im not aware of any anime like that
 
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Marrone said:
Gator said:
Hmm looking good so far. Only thing that worries me is the lack of female characters so far, I prefer a more balanced cast when it comes to that.

more female characters are introduced as the story progresses. its set at a time where society was primarily male dominated but there are some good female characters dont worry.

Good to hear that. I know it makes sense when it comes to the story and context, I just rather have something unrealistic I enjoy than something realistic that I don't. Will watch it anyway of course since it seems interesting, I just hope it won't be such a sausage fest like HxH xD
 
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This looks delicious, there was not a single title I was looking forward to in summer season till now.
 
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deg said:
Luna_Estlin said:
This anime is so hyped up that i feel is gonna get lots of backlash when it finally airs, same thing happened to VEG.


whats VEG? im not aware of any anime like that
Violet Evergarden


"𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤."
 
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Luna_Estlin said:
deg said:


whats VEG? im not aware of any anime like that
Violet Evergarden


ah ok, i did not watch that one but that sure is a popular anime that i heard too
 
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Whoo boy.
I try to not get hyped about anything anymore (since 95 % of the time it's gonna be a disappointment), but this I can get hyped for.
 
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They keenly avoided 3DCG scenes in this trailer...
 
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Looking good so far. I'm really excited to see thorfinn in full action.


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Q: is there any fantasy or supernatural in this anime?
 
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Summer season is stacked, next to winter season. The PV is good this is gonna be a hype anime. And its a two cour.


 
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Looks amazing. I'm excited for this since Vinland is one of my favorite manga series. Since this is on NHK it already has chances to get more than one season.
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Looks great tbh

I'm glad this will have 2 cour
and it may even have more seasons
 
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Q: is there any fantasy or supernatural in this anime?
No there isn't. It's a historical setting in the North Sea. Still really good and highly recommended!
 
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So Madara as Askeladd and All for One as Thorkell? Nice.
 
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Q: is there any fantasy or supernatural in this anime?


There are some visions the characters get (I don't think any in the arc they are adapting I don't remember) but outside of that is supposed to be loosely based historical fiction with a lot of the characters themselves based on real people (Leif Erikson and King Canute are prominent characters in it for instance). It takes place in the early 11th century during King Sweyn's and Canute's invasion of England. Yukimura was very much about historical accuracy regarding the design and some of the events though obviously the fight scenes are a little over the top.
 
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Luna_Estlin said:
This anime is so hyped up that i feel is gonna get lots of backlash when it finally airs, same thing happened to VEG.


Is it getting really hyped up? I mean among those who have read the manga sure but I haven't seen much about outside of that.
 
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Why ?

I don't have problem if I get spoiled


Because



A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.
 
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Because



A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.


Good job missing the point of my comment then. I wasn't talking about manga fans, I was talking about anime watchers who would like season 1 for action obviously.
 
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A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.


I don't think he is bashing it just pointing out those in it purely for action might drop it. There is still a lot of action in Vinland but that arc is pretty different. I personally thought it was just as good as prologue due to the character development it helps if your reading it all in one go like I did than if you had to wait for months and months for the arc to progress.
 
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Gator said:
Marrone said:

more female characters are introduced as the story progresses. its set at a time where society was primarily male dominated but there are some good female characters dont worry.

Good to hear that. I know it makes sense when it comes to the story and context, I just rather have something unrealistic I enjoy than something realistic that I don't. Will watch it anyway of course since it seems interesting, I just hope it won't be such a sausage fest like HxH xD


There are some prominent female characters that said its more limited in this arc (they are there just mostly side characters that the main cast encounters) we do get some more notable female characters as the story progress that do get added to the main cast but we would need to see another season or two for that to happen.
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finally a potential aotY show and two cour confirmation makes it even better. Really looking forward to this!
 
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This is looking great so far I hope it won't disappoint
 
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deg said:
i got high hopes for this, im hearing it will be the next Attack on Titan


I read both and they have some similarities in the beginning in terms of plot and characters. So yes, it will be the next "AoT" and also in terms of how hyped it will be (big chances it will be one of the most popular anime this decade if adapted properly)

Berserk (Golden Age arc) and Cestvs are also 2 manga that share strong similarities with Vinland saga
 
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This second trailer looks really good.. First trailer is not good though ...
And 24 episodes is perfect for the first arc (about 8 volumes of manga) ...
 
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MichaelJackson said:
deg said:
i got high hopes for this, im hearing it will be the next Attack on Titan


I read both and they have some similarities in the beginning in terms of plot and characters. So yes, it will be the next "AoT" and also in terms of how hyped it will be (big chances it will be one of the most popular anime this decade if adapted properly)

Berserk (Golden Age arc) and Cestvs are also 2 manga that share strong similarities with Vinland saga


i see thats nice to know
 
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Frostbytes said:
Elessar44 said:


A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.


Good job missing the point of my comment then. I wasn't talking about manga fans, I was talking about anime watchers who would like season 1 for action obviously.


And I'm saying it'll likely be the same for a majority of the anime watchers
 
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