— 幸村誠 (@makotoyukimura) July 29, 2018
Yukimura shared an image of the manga’s 21st volume, which will ship on August 23. It contained some details that the anime staff wasn’t ready to share, including a 2019 release window. Even more tantalizing is the production staff.
We know that Wit Studio (Attack on Titan / The Ancient Magus’ Bride) is producing the animation, and it turns out that Shuhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki) is directing it. Character designer Takahiko Abiru (Hunter x Hunter key animation) and screenwriter Hiroshi Seko (Inuyashiki / Attack on Titan) will be joining him.
Yukimura’s Viking epic has been a best-seller since it debuted in 2005. The series follows Thorfinn, who is the son of a great Viking warrior. When his father is killed by the mercenary leader Askeladd, which causes Thorfinn to seek vengeance by infiltrating the mercenary band. Before Thorfinn can challenge Askeladd to a dual, he finds himself pulled into a fierce war for England’s crown.
Vinland Saga has won praise for Yukimura’s intricate world-building, fleshed-out cast, historical accuracy, and its visceral violence.