With Amazon Prime Video and Netflix now both streaming Vinland Saga, you’d think that they would both use the same English dub, right? You’d think so, but then, you’d be wrong. As it turns out, streaming rights produces some very…interesting results.

2 Different English Dubs for the Same Anime?!

Not bad dubbing. Not bad at all, even just from this single clip.

Comic Book recently released an article that pointed out a very interesting fact about Vinland Saga. Specifically: the English dub for the anime. Or rather: the English dubs in the plural. The original English dub by Sentai Filmworks (which you can listen to above) is what we first got on Amazon Prime Video. Recently, Netflix started streaming the anime globally on July 7, 2022. Instead of using the same English dub Prime Video is using though, Netflix opted to use their own dub by London-based VSI Group. You can listen to the result below:

Aleks Le doesn’t do a bad job either, even if his voice is a bit breathy.

Even from just the clips of both English dubs, both of them seem to do a pretty decent job. Neither of them seem to have any obvious flaws compared to the other. Just subtly different dialogue and different voice actors. So regardless of whether you choose to watch Vinland Saga on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix, you’re going to be in for a good epic.

Vinland Saga: Details

"Vinland Saga" season 1 English key art.
You don’t need the red lettering and background to know that this is going to be a bloody anime.

Vinland Saga is the currently 24-episode 2019 anime adaptation of the historical adventure epic manga of the same name by Makoto Yukimura (Planetes). Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Spy x Family) is the animation studio behind this anime. Shūhei Yabuta is the director, with Naokado Fujiwara, Yōko Ueda, and Mitsuhiro Sugita producing. Hiroshi Seko and Kenta Ihara wrote for the anime, while Yutaka Yamada composed the music. Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have both licensed this anime for NA streaming, with Sentai Filmworks licensing it for NA home video release.

As for what Vinland Saga is about? Well, Sentai Filmworks has an official synopsis for us. Check it out below:

“Thorfinn quickly finds himself ill prepared for a soldier’s life in the long war between Denmark and England… where the opportunistic Vikings earn coin by fighting for both sides. Now he must learn how to fight and survive, even if it means facing friend and clan in battle in VINLAND SAGA!”

You can watch Vinland Saga on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix. There is a 24-episode second season inbound for a January 2023 release window, so this might be your chance to catch up on this anime before that second season arrives.

Source: Comic Book