The opening theme song performers have been revealed for Vinland Saga, an upcoming TV anime based on the seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura that tells a story of revenge and redemption during the time of the Vikings. The opening theme, entitled “MUKANJYO”, is performed by Survive Said The Prophet (pictured above).
Yosh from Survive Said The Prophet describes the experience of creating music for Vinland Saga as follows: “The director of Vinland Saga and their team really took the extra step to make sure this experience was enjoyable for us! I was struggling with the ideas surrounding revenge, because from my experience, revenge never gave me true satisfaction. So I think I was inspired by the idea of closure. I’m so proud of how fast and efficient we worked on this song. I hope everyone is stoked as much as we are!”
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.
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