The wait has finally ended after nearly three years. Fans had their jaws dropped by the first season of Vinland Saga for its stunning vistas, thrilling action, and authentic story, albeit fictionalized, revolving around European legends. The announcement for Vinland Saga Season 2 is out. And it raises numerous speculations about when fans will be able to see the global shonen anime. What new characters are there? What arc will drive the narrative? Here is all the information you want on the current state of production, the release date, and an overview of the season 2 story.
The anime is based on Makoto Yukimura’s magnum opus, the Vinland saga. This series is set in 11th-century Europe and features a lot of historical figures and events. In April 2005, Weekly Shonen Magazine published the first chapter of the manga, which was soon serialized in Monthly Afternoon, aiming toward a more mature audience. As of now, 26 volumes have been published in Japan, with twenty-four volumes translated into English and launched internationally.
Vinland Saga Season 2: New Trailer Out!
The first trailer of the second season was released back in June 2022, which provided the fans with crucial pieces of information — new characters and a glimpse of the plot. Aside from this, the teaser shows Canute, Floki, and Thorkell, who will return from season 1. We also see a grown-up Thornfinn, but he appears depressed.
The second and latest teaser introduces a new character, Einar, from Northern England, who will be friends with Thorfinn and is crucial to the impending narrative. Thorfinn seems in despair when Einar appears to bring his inner spirit back. Apart from that, There are themes of death and murder, as well as perseverance when all hope appears to be lost.
What Will Happen In Season 2?
Askeladd’s passing marked the conclusion of the first season. Askeladd, in his final moments, tells him to continue to move forward and go beyond the world where Thors went. In the final scene, Thorfinn drops his father’s knife, and we see a montage of past events on it. Vinland Saga Season 2 will focus on the Farmland Arc of the manga. Here, Thorfinn is also a slave to a farmer. Having lost the opportunity to kill Askeladd, he is trying to figure out what else is there for him.
Much of this arc focuses on his character development. Meeting a new friend is as new for Thorfinn. While the new season seems to have traded action for drama, it is nonetheless magnificent and one in which the protagonist will be brought to the forefront. The first season was impressive, as one would expect from a shonen, but this is where it proves to be a more mature plot.
Vinland Saga Season 2: Release Date
With the latest trailer and confirmations from its official Twitter handle. Thus, the anime will return in January 2023. Netflix is expected to broadcast the anime, which will consist of 24 episodes, similar to that of season 1. As for when in January the anime will start streaming, an exact date has yet to be out. Keep checking back on this page to stay updated!