Vinland Saga Season 2: Release date, plot, characters, episode count, and everything you need to know about the second season of Vinland Saga anime.
Based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura, Vinland Saga is a Vikings-theme anime. Season 1 comprising of 24 episodes aired in Japan from July 7, 2019, to Dec 29, 2019. In the past two years, this exciting anime series has gained a huge fan following across the world. Now, these fans are eagerly waiting for the next instalment. Here is everything we know about Vinland Saga Season 2.
Vinland Saga Season 2 release date
In September 2020, director Shuuhei Yabuta posted on Twitter the sketches of three characters, Thorfinn, Askeladd, and Canute. He told his followers that “there is a small easter egg” and asked everyone to figure it out.
There were Nordic runes at the bottom of each artwork. If you spell it out, the runes reportedly translate to “SEA SON TWO.” However, in the comment section, Yabuta wrote that there was no deeper meaning.
There is also Japanese text that has the characters complaining about the season 2 delay. Thorfinn says, “How long must we wait?” To which, Askeladd replies, “That’s why I hate kids…” and Canute says, “It’s soon… I guess…”
This pretty much confirms that the second season of Vinland Saga is definitely on the cards. In March 2021, series character designer, Abiru Takahiko, hinted through a tweet that he was working on Vinland Saga. He tweeted:
Have continued to involve in the production of "Attack on Titan." And I will also participate in "The Ancient Magus Bride" as one of the Studio KAFKA staff. But there is another work that I have to do the most. My most important work, you know.
I plow fields again today.
— 阿比留隆彦 (@mountful) March 20, 2021
This most important work is a clear reference to the portion of Vinland Saga set on a farm, which wasn’t covered in the first season.
After a lot of speculations, on the second anniversary of ‘Vinland Saga’ on July 7, 2021, manga artist Makoto Yukimura confirmed the production of the second season on Twitter. He tweeted:
The second season of the anime Vinland Saga is in production. I am very happy to be able to convey the news that the fans expected. I am also looking forward to the second season. Let's wait for the follow-up news together.
— 幸村誠 (@makotoyukimura) July 7, 2021
Though we don’t have an official release date, expect Vinland Saga season 2 to arrive in early 2022.
— MyAnimeList (@myanimelist) July 7, 2021
Vinland Saga Plot
The story is set in the 11th century AD, with northern Europe at war. An Icelandic boy Thorfinn, joins the company of the Viking and military commander Askeladd after the latter kills his father. Thorfinn continues to challenge Askeladd in contests and loses every time. He seeks revenge but, ended up developing an uneasy, intense father/son relationship with Askeladd. Overall, Vinland Saga is a story of heartbreak, revenge, feeling, peace and relationship.
The trailer of the second season doesn’t hint much about what to expect. However, it suggests that Thorfinn may be looking for more than revenge to give meaning to his life.
Vinland Saga characters
In the first season of Vinland Saga, we saw some incredible characters. Each one of them had its own unique style of fighting. A look at lead characters:
Thorfinn: He is the main character of Vinland Saga. Thorfinn vowed to avenge Thors’ death and he began to live his life as a Viking.
Askeladd: The leader of a group of Vikings, Askeladd is a great swordsman and strategist
Thors: He was the father of Thorfinn. He was the strongest character in the first season.
Canute: He is the son of King Sweyn. He is one of the weakest (in terms of power) characters.
Thorkell: He is a giant man who only lives for the sake of fighting.
Willibald: The Preist against any form of violence.
Ragnar: He was the guardian of Prince Canute.
Jabbathe: A weak character who was under the false impression that he was a great military commander.
Floki: Floki is a commander of the Jomsviking.
Leif Ericson: Leif was a very close friend of Thors. After his death, he took it upon himself to bring back Thorfinn.
Where To Read The Vinland Saga Manga?
Vinland Saga manga is written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. It was first serialized in Kodansha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from April 13 to October 19, 2005. It was then transferred to Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon and is still ongoing, publishing new chapters monthly.
So far, 25 manga volumes have been published in Japan with the latest released on July 21, 2021. Vinland Saga Season 1 adapted the first 8 volumes of the manga series.
Where To Watch The Vinland Saga Anime?
Well, there are not many options to watch this splendid action anime. In fact, it is only available on Amazon Prime Video. All 24 episodes are available in Japanese with English subtitles. The series will once again stream on Amazon in the United States, just like the first season.
Coming to home video, the action anime is available in a Japanese Blu-Ray. So, Amazon Prime remains one of the best ways to watch Vinland Saga.
The team behind Vinland Saga Season 2
The first season was animated by Wit Studio, the studio behind the first three seasons of Attack on Titan. Wit Studio will return for the second season, along with the anime’s director Shūhei Yabuta and character designer Takahiko Abiru.