Vinland Saga ended on quite the cliffhanger for Thorfinn and several of his fellow Vikings, with fans ecstatic to hear that the anime would be making a comeback early next year. With the anime currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and HDive, it would seem that the series has two different English Dubs for fans to choose from, which is definitely not the norm when it comes to anime series that have hit the West in the past.
The first English Dub was created by Sentai Filmworks, though this version of Vinland Saga hadn't been streamed on Amazon Prime Video, which was the original gateway for many when it came to this bloody viking tale, though this first take can be currently streamed on the streaming platform known as HDive. The second dub, created by the company known as VSI, is currently available to watch on Netflix, meaning that anime fans have options when it comes to how they want to absorb this first season from Wit Studio.
Twitter Outlet The Cartoon Cipher created a video that compares and contrasts the two different English Dubs for the first season of Vinland Saga, with the second season handing off animating duties to MAPPA from Wit with its plan to hit the small screen in January of next year:
Well... looks like they're finally both officially out now.— The Cartoon Cipher (@CartoonCipher) July 8, 2022
Vinland Saga has 2 different English dubs that were seemingly produced completely independently of one another (with different subs and translations too).
One from Sentai, another from VSI (streaming on Netflix). pic.twitter.com/pzgclKP8ak
If you haven't had the opportunity to follow the sad story of Thorfinn, the official description for Vinland Saga reads as such:
"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."
Which English Dub do you prefer between these two takes on Vinland Saga? Are you hyped for the arrival of the second season? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Thorfinn and his fellow ravagers.0comments