Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the exclusive home video distribution rights to Vinland Saga, WIT STUDIO’s Viking-inspired anime epic based on the manga of the same name. Originally a streaming-only release, Sentai is now readying Vinland Saga for home video and targeting a Summer 2021 release. Sentai is planning both collector and standard editions for this highly anticipated series.
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.
Vinland Saga is animated by WIT STUDIO and directed by Shuhei Yabuta. Hiroshi Seko provides the series’ script and series composition; Kenta Ihara provides the series’ script and screenplay. Vinland Saga stars Yuto Uemura as Thorfinn, Naoya Uchida as Askeladd, Kensho Ono as Canute, and Yumi Hara as Anne.
The series was awarded Anime of the Year at the 6th Anime Trending Awards, with Gerald Rathkolb of Otaku USA stating, “[Vinland Saga] is one of those rare anime that could have appeal outside of the anime sphere because of its setting and focus on complex characters and the excellent political intrigue ever-present in the show. It comes with my highest recommendation.”
Source: Sentai Filmworks