Viking warfare is brutal in a new trailer for Vinland Saga, an upcoming TV anime based on the seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura about a young man on a journey of revenge and redemption during the age when the Viking longboats were the scourge of the northern European seas.
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.
The Vinland Saga TV anime is directed by Shuhei Yabuta and features animation production by Wit Studio. The series will broadcast in Japan on the NHK network beginning on July 07, 2019, and Vinland Saga will also be streamed in Japan and in other world markets on Amazon Prime Video.