Vinland Saga Anime Reveals 3rd Promo Video, 13 More Cast Members
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The official website for the television anime of Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga manga began streaming the show's third promotional video on Sunday. The video previews Survive Said the Prophet's opening theme song "MUKANJYO."
The site also revealed that the show will air the first three episodes together. The series will premiere with the first three episodes on July 7 at 24:10 (effectively, July 8 at 12:10 a.m.) on the NHK General channel, except in the Kansai area, where it will start at 24:45 (12:45 a.m.). The anime will also stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video both in Japan and overseas, with the first episode streaming in Japan early on July 6 at 24:00 (July 7 at 12:00 a.m.). The second episode will premiere on Amazon in Japan on July 8 at 1:40 a.m. and the third episode will premiere on July 8 at 2:10 a.m. The show will run for 24 episodes.
Additionally, the website revealed 13 more cast members:
- Atsushi Ono as Floki
- Yōji Ueda as Leif Ericson
- Ao Takahashi as Helga
- Hitomi Nabatame as Ylva
- Jin Urayama as Ragnar
- Satoshi Hino as Willibald
- Ryōta Takeuchi as Asgeir
- Takayuki Sugo as Sweyn
- Hiroki Gotō as Torgrim
- Shinya Takahashi as Atli
- Makoto Furukawa as The Ear
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Ari
- Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Halfdan
The previously revealed cast includes:
- Shizuka Ishigami as Thorfinn (childhood)
- Yūto Uemura as Thorfinn
- Kenichirō Matsuda as Thors
- Naoya Uchida as Askeladd
- Kensho Ono as Canute
- Akio Ohtsuka as Thorkell
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Bjorn
Shūhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki Last Hero director, Attack on Titan 3D director) is directing the anime at Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, The Ancient Magus' Bride). Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Ajin: Demi-Human) is supervising the series scripts and writing them with Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil). Takahiko Abiru (Hunter × Hunter animation director) is designing the characters. Bamboo is in charge of the art, and MAD BOX is in charge of special effects. Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul, Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai) is composing the music.
Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd's band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. From the creator of the classic Planetes manga comes this epic, highly-anticipated tale.
Yukimura launched the series in Japan in 2005.