In a much-awaited announcement, Makoto Yukimura revealed that Vinland Saga Season 2 is in production. The announcement was made on the second anniversary of the anime’s release and fans cannot hold it in. Yukimura took to Twitter to make the announcement on Wednesday along with a teaser trailer of the new season. The Vinland Saga season 2 trailer gave a glimpse into snippets from the upcoming episodes. He also stated that illness and the pandemic had taken up a lot of time but he is glad to be able to make this return.
Vinland Saga was first serialized in 2005 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine before moving to Monthly Afternoon. The manga series has 183 published chapters and 24 tankobon volumes. The 25th volume is set for release on July 21, 2021. The series has accolades to its name including a crossover chapter with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The first season of the anime aired in 2019 and has a rating of 8.8/10 on IMDb and 8.7/10 on My Anime List.
The announcement of Vinland Saga Season 2 has left fans reeling. Here’s all we know of the upcoming release!
Vinland Saga Season 2 Official Trailer
What is Vinland Saga about?
Vinland Saga derives its story from myths and tales of the old and is set in the 11th Century. It takes up the rule of Vikings and Kings and seems loosely based on true historical events. The Danish King Sweyn Forkbeard occupies a majority of English land and as he nears his death, his sons fight for succession to the throne. Thors, Helga, and their son Thorfinn live peacefully in Iceland. What they don’t anticipate is that Thors’ former comrade Floki, a Jomsviking arrives to enlist Thors in the war again, with a true movie to kill him for desertion years ago.
Thorfinn wishes to see Vinland. Aboard the ship, the conspiracy to kill Thors unfolds. Thorfinn joins the Askeladd, Jomsvikings’s fellow conspirator to avenge his father. Thus begins his journey on a vengeful path, fighting wars between the Vikings and eventually wanting to settle down peacefully. A saga of valor, myths, and growth, Vinland Saga creates a capturing story master-crafted for all its fans.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Plot
Vinland Saga Season 1 of the anime had 24 episodes that aired from July to December 2019. Vinland Saga Season 2 will be returning soon, hopefully taking off from where Season 1 left. There are further announcements to come on July 26 2021 but it is uncertain whether the announcements pertain to the anime or the manga. The latter is currently in its final saga but the end to it does not seem to be coming anytime soon.
With Vinland Saga Season 2 officially in production, the journey of Thorfinn is set to move ahead. Not only is this a coming-of-age story, but it is also an experience of aging through war and exploring all that is meaningful in the middle of it. The first season has 24 episodes which cover about 8 volumes of the manga. The assassination of King Sweyn is done. Thorfinn gets an opportunity to free himself by working a farm after being sold into slavery.
King Canute plans to create a paradise for Vikings and in doing so he sets out for plunder. With an army at his disposal, one of his targets is the land Thorfinn works on. Gaining his freedom, Thorfinn must face his path of a warrior and confront King Canute.
When is Vinland Saga Season 2 Coming?
The manga currently has enough source material to fuel another two seasons of the anime. That said, the announcement of production was made on July 7, 2021. Assuming that this means production began sometime earlier this year, Vinland Saga Season 2 may not be making an appearance in 2021. WIT Studios have not made any announcements either. They are the ones behind the first three seasons of Attack on Titan.
Assuming that there were delays due to the pandemic as fo.r The Great Pretender Season 2 by the same studio, Vinland Saga Season 2 could be coming in 2022. While it is difficult to designate a release window at the moment, we can expect further announcements in the coming months. The popularity and critical acclaim of the series have resulted in a lot of enthusiasm around its release. Updates will be shared as soon as they are available!
Where can I watch Vinland Saga Dub?
Vinland Saga had been available in Japanese audio with different languages for subtitles for the longest time. A recent announcement revealed that Vinland Saga will be getting a Blu-Ray release with both Japanese and English audio. Sentai Filmworks has shared the arrival of the English Dub for the anime Summer 2021, specifically August 31, 2021.
Season 1 is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It is likely that the series will drop in for its second season on Amazon in the United States. Release dates have not yet been officially confirmed.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Cast
While we don’t know much about the Voice cast for the new season, it is likely that the main characters from the first season of the anime will be returning. The only confirmed news that we have is that Wit Studios will continue in Season 2, along with the director Shūhei Yabuta and character designer Takahiko Abiru. If true, then the voice cast of Vinland Saga Season 2 will have:
- Yuuto Uemura is Thorfinn
- Noaya Uchida as Askeladd
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Bjorn
- Kensho Ono as King Canute
- Akio Otsuka as Thorkell
- Youji Ueda as Leif
Vinland Saga had won the Anime of the Year Award in 2019 during the 6th Anime Trending Awards. Are you excited about the return of this fantastic anime series? We will keep you updated with all the news about Vinland Saga Season 2. While we wait, don’t forget to check out the Summer 2021 releases that you absolutely cannot miss. Stay tuned and let us know all the releases you are hyped about!