Based on the manga of the same name by Makoto Yukimura, the 2019 anime adaptation Vinland Saga has been a critical and commercial success ever since it first aired. A longtime favorite, the series has an amazing MyAnimeList score of 8.73 and was named best anime of the year at the 6th Anime Trending Awards.
The first season will air from July to December of 2019, and with the series adapting the Slave Arc after the War Arc, a second season of the same length is expected. Even though Wit Studio made the first film in the Vinland Saga franchise, MAPPA studio has given the go-ahead for the production of the sequel to begin in July 2021.
As we’ve seen in the first season, Vinland Saga is a tale that pulls from Viking history and depicts it with deep depth. Here’s everything we know about Vinland Saga season 2, one of the most anticipated anime of 2023, even though there’s still a lot to find out about the tale and a lot of new people to cross paths with.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Release Date
The first episode of Vinland Saga Season 2 will air on January 9, 2023, in the US. The episodes will be broadcast in Japan every Tuesday at 12:30 JST. Netflix subscribers will be able to see the series.
Not only is the season’s official trailer available on streaming services like YouTube and Crunchyroll, but it’s also out in the wild. In addition, a pivotal image showing the story’s new characters has been unveiled. It appears that Yukimura’s manga artwork is faithfully reproduced in MAPPA.
Vinland Saga Season 2: The Characters & Crew
There were a lot of people in the first season of Vinland Saga who helped move the plot along, but most of them were murdered. However, the second season introduces a slew of new intriguing people, including Einar, who will play a pivotal part in shaping Thorfinn’s personality.
Season 2 of Vinland Saga stars Shunsuke Takeuchi as Einar, Yuuto Uemura as Thorfinn, 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 Thorg
Vinland Saga Season 2 Plot
Thors, an esteemed general of the Jomsvikings, was assassinated by Askeladd, the head of a band of mercenaries, in the first season. His son Thorfinn, who was there at the scene, pledged to exact vengeance on Askeladd by honorable fight. But after spending his formative years with Askeladd and then witnessing his death,
he killed the vengeful Thorfinn within and gave up the fight for survival. According to manga fans, the real saga is just beginning, and the first season serves as a fitting conclusion to Thorfinn’s arc. Known in the manga as Ketil’s Farm Arc, the Slave Arc is the focus of Season 2 of Vinland Saga.
After the first season ends and Askeladd is executed, Thorfinn becomes a slave as punishment for attacking the new king, Canute, for taking away his reason for living. Season 2 will show Thorfinn’s humanity by allowing viewers to feel his pain as a slave rather than just as a killing machine battling for Askeladd.
It’s likely that Thorfinn will undergo some sort of metamorphosis and emerge as a stronger, more determined person. Canute, on the other hand, has the opposite goal, and while he means well by constructing a tranquil world, he may have an adverse effect on the plot.
Where Can You Stream Vinland Saga Season 2?
Season 2 of Vinland Saga is coming soon to Netflix and Crunchyroll. The series has moved from its prior US home on Prime Video. So far, that’s all the information we have on this set. If you want more anime, read up on our picks for the top Dragon Ball Z characters and top My Hero Academia characters.
Is There a Vinland Saga Season 2 Trailer?
The teaser for season 2 of Vinland Saga has arrived, and it does not disappoint. A big fire as part of a raid, typical for the Viking subject matter, is depicted in the June 2022 installment, along with clues about some new characters and the potential next steps in Thorfinn’s story arc.