‘Vinland Saga’ Anime, English Dub Gets Picked Up By HiDive


‘Vinland Saga’ is a historical fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura for Kodansha starting in 2005. It is a dramatization of Viking legends set during the Danish occupation of England in 1013 AD. The series was picked up in 2019 by Wit Studios for a first season of twenty-four episodes. A second season will be produced by MAPPA which will launch in 2023. Sentai Filmworks has acquired the rights for the English dub that includes both the first season and the upcoming second season.
HiDive announced on their website that they will stream the anime starting on “Thor’s Day,” July 7, 2022.
You can watch the trailer below:

Sentai revealed the English dub cast as:

  • Thors – Jason Douglas
  • Askeladd – David Wald
  • Thorfinn – Mike Haimoto
  • Young Thorfinn – Shannon Emerick
  • Thorkell – Joe Daniels
  • Leif – John Swasey
  • Prince Canute – Josh Grelle
  • King Sweyn – Luis Galindo
  • Bjorn – Andrew Love
  • Ragnar – Rob Mungle
  • Floki – Jay Hickman
  • Atli – Ty Mahany
  • Torgrim – Orlanders Tao Jones
  • Willibald – Kyle Colby Jones
  • The Ear, Halfdan – John Gremillion
  • Gratianus – Chris Rager
  • Asser – Josh Morrison
  • Asgier – Blake Weir
  • Ylva – Olivia Swasey
  • Helga – Patricia Duran
  • Jabbathe – Greg Cote
  • Interpreter – Jim Johnson
  • Gorm – Chris Hutchison
  • Hordaland, Faxi – Alexis Tipton
  • Gunnar – Jeremy Gee
  • Anne – Jessica Boone
  • Father – Kregg Dailey
  • Mother – Julie Oliver-Touchstone
  • Sister – Luci Christian
  • Olaf Sean – Patrick Judge
  • Lydia – Joanne Bonasso
  • Ari – Tyler Galindo
  • Mord – Antonio Lasanta
  • Snorre – Chelsea McCurdy
  • Magni – Gareth West
  • Hakon – Ry McKeand
  • Grim – Nathan Wilson
  • Mols – Michael Wronski
  • Narrator – Marty Fleck

Kyle Colby Jones and John Swasey serve as the ADR directors.
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Young Thorfinn grew up listening to the stories of old sailors that had traveled the ocean and reached the place of legend, Vinland. It’s said to be warm and fertile, a place where there would be no need for fighting—not at all like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary. War is his home now. Though his father once told him, “You have no enemies, nobody does. There is nobody who it’s okay to hurt,” as he grew, Thorfinn knew that nothing was further from the truth.
The war between England and the Danes grows worse with each passing year. Death has become commonplace, and the viking mercenaries are loving every moment of it. Allying with either side will cause a massive swing in the balance of power, and the vikings are happy to make names for themselves and take any spoils they earn along the way. Among the chaos, Thorfinn must take his revenge and kill Askeladd, the man who murdered his father. The only paradise for the vikings, it seems, is the era of war and death that rages on.”
The show is produced by Naokado Fujiwara, Yōko Ueda, and Mitsuhiro Sugita. Netflix previously made its own dubbed version before Sentai Filmworks had their own.


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