Vinland Saga Season 2 is almost here! After announcing and releasing a teaser trailer for the next chapter of Thorfinn’s voyage last summer, anime production firm Twin Engine has now revealed a new look at the episode, which will premiere in January 2023.
The first season of Vinland Saga, based on the “prologue” arc of the original manga, tells the tale of a young Viking warrior named Thorfinn who teams up with a group of mercenaries to avenge the death of his father at the hands of the mercenaries’ leader, Askeladd.
We are happy to finally release our new promo video.
All the creative team staff is working hard to improve the quality further.
I hope you stay tuned for the upcoming airing!
— 阿比留隆彦 (@mountful) June 8, 2022
When we left Thorfinn, he was grappling with the reality that there was more to life than seeking vengeance and the weight of a terrible decision taken in a fit of rage.
The new trailer features scenes from the first season, including King Canute standing atop a pile of treasure and brushing his hand across the scar he received at the climax of the first season.
As well as flashbacks to Thorfinn’s time as a mercenary under Askeladd’s command, Leif Erikson meeting new characters, and Thorfinn’s great uncle Thorkell.
The same staff as season one are working on, with a deeper understanding of the title.
— やぶた Shuhei Yabuta (@yabshu55) June 6, 2022
Stories about major figures in Viking history, such as King Canute the Great, Thorfinn, and Leif Erikson, are commonly interwoven with dramatic fictional aspects in Vinland Saga.
When will Season 2 of “Vinland Saga” be available to stream?
The second season of Vinland Saga will air in Japan in the first month of 2023. The first teaser for Season 3 dropped in June of 2022, announcing this.
Dubbed episodes are scheduled to arrive later than subtitled ones, but we should get the former soon after they air in Japan. We don’t have the exact date just yet, but we do know the month.
Our collective anticipation for the second season of Vinland Saga has been building for nearly three years now.
Director Shohei Yabuta revealed on Twitter that the majority of the same cast and crew will return for Vinland Saga Season 2, although with greater familiarity with the source material. In other words, keep your expectations at the same level.
Is Season 2 of “Vinland Saga” in the Cards?
The anime’s director, Shuhei Yabuta, seemed to provide hints about a second season is in production long before it was officially confirmed. The filmmaker shared a sketch of the three major “Vinland Saga” characters back in September 2020.
Fans were quick to spot the runes written under each character, which the filmmaker had described as a “little easter egg.” Sea, son, and two are the words spelled out in runes. Those who found the hidden message assumed production had begun on a new season.
The director, however, was quick to dispel such speculation, insisting that “there is no deeper message.” The director of the ‘Vinland Saga anime, Abiru Takahiko, issued a cryptic message in March 2021, leading fans to believe (again) that production on season 2 of the anime is underway.
As for “Attack on Titan,” “The Ancient Magus Bride,” and his other work, Takahiko claims he has been sidetracked. In regards to his “other work,” many have assumed that season 2 of “Vinland Saga” is what he is working on. But these were only wild guesses back then.
Then, in July of 2021, the good news is revealed to “Vinland Saga” followers. The second season of “Vinland Saga” has been confirmed. Additionally, a teaser trailer featuring glimpses of the forthcoming season was released alongside the news.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Cast
The new Voice Actors who will be playing important roles in Vinland Saga II have also been depicted in reports, in addition to the noteworthy returning staff members. This group consists of:
- The voice of Thorgil is provided by Taiten Kusunoki.
- Omar’s voice actor is Yuu Hayashi.
- Ketil is portrayed by Hideaki Tezuka.
- A recording of Mugihito reading in the role of Sverkel.
The first season of Vinland Saga premiered in 2019, and its 24 episodes quickly gained a big fanbase thanks to the show’s captivating subject matter.
Based on a manga series by Makoto Yukimura, the anime follows the story of Thorfinn, who tries to kill his father’s killer, Askeladd, in order to avenge his death.
Thorfinn’s attempt to eliminate Askeladd failed, and the Viking ultimately met his end in Season 1. Since this was the case, most viewers who only watch anime were curious about the plot of the upcoming season.
The good news is that the trailer for Vinland Saga II gave us a taste of what to expect from the game. Unlike the action-packed first season, the second is likely to focus on the growth of the main characters.
Vinland saga season 2 Trailer
Given that the first season of Vinland Saga adapted the whole first arc of the manga, the War Arc, from Thorfinn’s traumatic upbringing to Askeladd’s untimely demise, we may assume that the second season will do the same for the second arc, the Slave Arc.
Thorfinn is punished for hitting Prince Canute by being sold into slavery in this chapter of the manga. Thorfinn’s life goal was to kill Askeladd, and when a foolish prince took that away from him, Thorfinn lost it and started throwing his fists around wildly in frustration.
Thorfinn meets Einar while they are both under servitude, and the two strive together to escape their disturbing situation. But now that Canute is king, he will put his plans for an Earthly utopia into action.
Mark your calendars for January 2023, since that’s when you’ll likely come into Thorfinn again in Vinland Saga: Season 2, and it will be great to witness such an emotional aspect of the plot.