Crunchyroll recently announced its acquisition of the streaming rights to simulcast the upcoming second season of VINLAND SAGA from Japan later this January 2023 in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. A new trailer was also released.
Based on the award-winning manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura, and published by Kodansha in the Japanese magazine Monthly Afternoon with over seven million copies sold, the story follows young Thorfinn who joins the mercenary band of his father’s murderer, Askeladd, who awaits for his revenge while Askeladd plots politics.
The second season of VINLAND SAGA is being produced by MAPPA (Chainsaw Man; JUJUTSU KAISEN; Attack on Titan: The Final Season) with Shuhei Yabuta continuing on as director from the first season. Additional credits for VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2, which are the same as the first season, includes a screenplay by Hiroshi Seko (Chainsaw Man; Attack on Titan; JUJUTSU KAISEN); character design and chief animation direction by Takahiko Abiru (Death Note; Attack on Titan Final Season); art direction by Yusuke Takeda (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song; Penguin Highway), Kentaro Onuki (Gintama: The Final Movie; Sword Art Online), and Izumi Hirabayashi (The Ancient Magus’ Bride); and music composed by Yutaka Yamada (Alice in Borderland; Tokyo Revengers; Tokyo Ghoul).
The Japanese voice cast includes:
- Yuto Uemura as Thorfinn
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Einar
- Kensho Ono as Canute
- Mayumi Sako as Arnheid
- Yu Hayashi as Olmar
- Hideaki Tezuka as Ketil
- Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil
- Fuminori Komatsu as Snake
- Mugihito as Sverkel
- Yoji Ueda as Leif
- Akio Otsuka as Thorkel
- The opening theme is “River” performed by Anonymouz.
Official VINLAND SAGA Season 2 synopsis:
A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark.
After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn lost his purpose in life.
He was bought by the landowner Ketil as a “slave” and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm.
Thorfinn meets a young man there, Einar, who was also a slave like him.
The encounter of Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had committed and began to find meaning in life.
On the other hand, Canute, who became the King of England, attempted to extend his territory for the establishment of “the promised land”.
This is “The Story of a True Warrior (Saga)”.
“The story of Atonement and Salvation (Saga) “that lies beyond the prologue.
Source: press release