The Vikings are coming back: Vinland Saga Season 2 will be released in Japan early next year. In addition, Netflix has secured the first season of the anime series.
After the success of the first season, it was already clear that Vinland Saga would get a sequel. Now there are new details such as a trailer, which also reveals the start date of the second season. This time, another anime studio is responsible for the production.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Release Date
The newly released trailer features some familiar faces and exciting fight scenes. In addition, he finally tells us when the second season of Vinland Saga will be released. Accordingly, the broadcast on Japanese television is to begin in January 2023. Who shows the new episodes in this country and when is unfortunately still unclear.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Visual
Vinland Saga Season 2 Trailer
One thing is certain: Studio Wit, which has produced the anime so far, is stepping down and handing over responsibility for season 2 to Studio MAPPA. It is directed by Shuuhei Yabuta (No Game No Life), while Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen 0) is once again writing the screenplay together with Kenta Ishihara.
Netflix adds the first season to program
But fans will not only be able to look forward to the new episodes soon. Recently, Netflix announced that it had secured the rights to the first season. From July 7, 2022, it will be available worldwide outside of China from the streaming provider. On the same day, Crunchyroll also includes the series in its catalog.
Vinland Saga revolves around Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors. But when his father is killed in a battle by mercenary leader Askeladd, he vows to take revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s gang to challenge him to a duel and finds himself in the middle of a war for the crown of England.
Vinland Saga: Action
Young Thorfinn grew up listening to the stories of old sailors that had traveled the ocean and reached the place of legend, Vinland. It’s said to be warm and fertile, a place where there would be no need for fighting—not at all like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary. War is his home now. Though his father once told him, “You have no enemies, nobody does. There is nobody who it’s okay to hurt,” as he grew, Thorfinn knew that nothing was further from the truth.
The war between England and the Danes grows worse with each passing year. Death has become commonplace, and the viking mercenaries are loving every moment of it. Allying with either side will cause a massive swing in the balance of power, and the vikings are happy to make names for themselves and take any spoils they earn along the way. Among the chaos, Thorfinn must take his revenge and kill Askeladd, the man who murdered his father. The only paradise for the vikings, it seems, is the era of war and death that rages on.