After stunning global fans with unusual plot lines, Vinland Saga is returning for the second season next year.
Vinland Saga has become one of the greatest anime in recent years for its stunning visuals and plot. Even if fans praise the layered characters of the story, the anime also focuses on the landscapes. It indicates that every new land has a story to tell with its stunning beauty, which has been reflected in the anime.
The series focuses on a five years old boy Thorfinn and his journey of getting revenge for his father’s death. In the first season, the boy witnessed his father’s death at the hands of Askeladd and his men. Since then, he started following Askeladd to get his payback.
Season 1 entirely focused on that journey. But in the end, Canute ends up killing Askeladd. Askeladd’s murder was the moment when Thorfinn lost all the reasons for the path of getting revenge. As he failed his only goal that day, he attacked Canute. In the end, Thorfinn was enslaved for attacking Canute as punishment.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Key Visual
Vinland Saga Season 2 Trailer
As the season 2 trailer suggests, Thorfinn will spend a large amount of time exploring his past while working with Askeladd. The first few episodes will primarily focus on Thorfinn’s new life as an enslaved person working under a landowner, Ketil. Our protagonist will meet his fellow slave, Einar. Both of them are purchased by Ketil to cultivate the fields and harvest the crops.
The trailer also gave a glimpse of Canute becoming more ambitious and corrupt. Canute, who had become the King of England, attempted to extend his territory. He is seen laughing at the end over a huge pile of gold.
Thorfinn’s great uncle Thorkell has also appeared in the trailer with some new faces about to come to season 2. But one thing is coming for sure that is a lot of action with heartwarming and saddening moments.
The first season of Vinland Saga featured a lot of significant characters. But most of them are dead in season 2. But that does not mean none will reprise their role. The official voice-acting cast of Vinland Saga season 2 includes the below individuals.
- Yuuto Uemura as Thorfinn
- Naoya Uchida as Askeladd
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Einar
- Mayumi Sako as Arnheid
- Kensho Ono as Canute
- Youji Ueda as Leif Erikson
- Hideaki Tezuka as Ketil
- Yuu Hayashi as Olmar
- Fuminori Komatsu as Snake
- Mugihito as Sverkei
- Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil
- Akio Ootsuka as Thorkell
Shuhei Yabuta directed season 1 of Vinland Saga, and he is returning for season 2 as well. The primary staff of Vinland Saga season 2 follows:
- Shuhei Yabuta – Director
- Takahito Abiru – Character designer
- Shouji Hata – Sound Director
- Satoshi Hashimoto – Color Designer
- Yuusuke Takeda – Art Director
- Naokado Fujiyama – Producer
- Hiroshi Seko – Series Composition
Vinland Saga Season 2 Studio
One of the most famous animation studios, “Studio MAPPA,” has produced season 2 of the series. The first season was produced under Wit Studio and got released in 2019. Due to the switch between the studios, the series took almost three years to return for the sequel.
In an interview, the show’s producer, Fujiyama, revealed the reason behind the studio change. He said, “We chose to switch studios from WIT Studio to MAPPA this time. I think that’s where a lot of people were surprised. But by switching the studio to MAPPA, new and wonderful staff members have joined the team, and they are working together with the staff from season 1 to create season 2.”
Studio MAPPA has produced some of the best Anime of all time. These names include anime series like Jujutsu Kaisen, Kakegurui, Dororo, Chainsaw Man, Dorohedoro, Yuri!!! on Ice, and Attack on Titan.
How Many Episodes Will There Be In Vinland Saga Season 2?
It is officially confirmed that Vinland Saga Season 2 will have 24 episodes in total. Now, these episodes cover Slave Arc, and Flattered Tern Arc from the manga.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Release Date & Time
Netflix has officially confirmed the release date of Vinland Saga Season 2, which airs on Tuesday, 10th January 2023, at 12.30 am in Japanese Standard Time.
The 1st episode of Season 2 will be available at different times in different time zones. It follows:
- PST (Pacific Standard Time): 7.30 am, Monday, 9th January
- CST (Central Standard Time): 9.30 am, Monday, 9th January
- EST (Eastern Standard Time): 10.30 am, Monday, 9th January
- BST (British Standard Time): 3.30 pm, Monday, 9th January
- IST (Indian Standard Time): 9 pm, Monday, 9th January
All anime fans around the globe can watch the series on Crunchyroll and Netflix. Crunchyroll has claimed the streaming rights of Vinland Saga Season 2 in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. But Netflix has not disclosed any details about their streaming rights’ territories.
Which Manga/Light Novel Volume To Read After Vinland Saga Season 1?
Season 2 will focus on the Slave Arc of Makoto Yukimura’s manga of the same title. The 24-episode first season covered the first 54 chapters of the manga. Anyone who wants to follow the story can start reading chapter 55.
Slave Arc is covered in 45 chapters. But if the show follows the 24-episode structure, they can easily pick 55 chapters where 10 chaptered Flattered Tern Arc will be included with the Slave Arc.
What To Expect From Vinland Saga Season 2?
Askeladd was the most important character in the first season of Vinland Saga. After his demise, Thorfinn has lost the purpose of his life. He was driven by revenge. The boy wanted to kill Askeladd himself.
In season 2, Thorfinn’s fellow slave, Einar, will play a major part in the plot of season 2. Einar will help the protagonist to find the purpose in his life. The story will focus on not only Thorfinn but also the King of England Canute.
The first season became popular among fans because of its unique animation style and historical storyline. After the series ended on 30th December 2019, the fans were expecting the second season. But after almost 3 years, the official trailer has sighed relief to the fans for more of Vinland Saga coming at the beginning of the next year.
Well, Get ready to enter the world of Vinland Saga in season 2, and visit averagebeing.com for more anime updates.