‘Vinland Saga’ is a historical epic action anime series based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. 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. But when will Vinland Saga Season 2 come out?
Vinland Saga Season 2 Release Date
On the Twitter account of the anime adaptation of “Vinland Saga”, it was announced that a “special project” will be unveiled to celebrate the last episode of the anime series aired a year ago.
The anime adaptation of “Vinland Saga” has been broadcast on Japanese television since July. Now the well-known leaker “SPY” wants to know that the series will receive a second season. However, an official confirmation has yet to be confirmed.
In September 2020, director Shuuhei Yabuta tweeted out three drawings of some of the main Vinland Saga characters. He told his followers that “there is a small easter egg” and asked everyone to figure it out.
On the bottom left of each artwork, there were Nordic runes, and each symbol represents an English character sound. If you spell it out, the runes say “sea son two”.
There is also Japanese text that has the characters grumbling about being made to wait.
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…”
While the director is definitely teasing Vinland Saga Season 2, he also added a disclaimer by saying, “Whatever it [the easter egg] is, there are no deep meanings…”
Is there a Vinland saga season 2?
In March 2021, series character designer, Abiru Takahiko, hinted through a tweet that he was working on Vinland Saga Season 2. He tweeted:
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.
Well, the makers and studio are tight-lipped about the second season. As far as I understand, season two is already in production. I am expecting an official announcement pretty soon. Expect Vinland Saga season 2 to arrive in late 2021 or early 2022.
The anime adaptation of “Vinland Saga” was directed by Shuhei Yabuta (3D director of “Attack on Titan”) in studio WIT (“Attack on Titan”). Hiroshi Seko (“Mob Psycho 100”) was responsible for the series composition, while Kenta Ihara wrote the script. The character design was contributed by Takahiko Abiru (Hunter x Hunter 2011) and the music of Yutaka Yamada was composed.
The original manga was written by Makoto Yukimura, who launched it in 2005 in “Weekly Shonen Magazine” and later switched to the “Afternoon” magazine. So far, 24 volumes have been published in Japan.
Where To Watch The Vinland Saga Anime?
The 24-part series was broadcast on Japanese television between July and December 2019 and was shown in the original simulcast on Amazon Prime Video with English subtitles. A disc release has not yet been announced.
Vinland Saga Special Video
Vinland Saga Characters
Thorfinn: The Hero of the saga, an Icelandic warrior and son of a great general turned freehold farmer. Thorfinn starts the series as a violent, revenge-driven warrior in the employ of his own father’s killer. The saga follows his growth from his origins into the “true warrior” exemplified by his father.
Askeladd: A Danish mercenary commander of mysterious origins, driven to excel through his own unknown motivations. Askeladd serves as antagonist and surrogate father-figure to Thorfinn during the first arc of the saga, pushing around the younger man through having killed his father Thors and using the promise of revenge to make Thorfinn follow him.
Thors: Thorfinn’s dead father, the mightiest and most favoured captain of the Jomsvikings mercenary band turned anonymous Icelandic farmer and family man. Thors only appears in the saga for less than ten chapters during a flashback, but Thorfinn spends the first two arcs haunted by his death or trying to live up to the ideals Thors attempted to impact on him.
Canute: Youngest son of Sweyn Forkbeard, king of Denmark and England. Based on the historical king of the same name, making his character arc somewhat of a Foregone Conclusion to any student of history. Starting the story as a girly-looking Royal Brat, he comes into importance during the latter half of the first arc and is an important background figure and ultimate antagonist of the second arc.
Thorkell: Former captain of the Jomsvikings, Thorkell is an extremely tall and mighty and above all jovial warrior based on the historical/mythological figure of the same name. He has his own band of Blood Knights defined by their tendency to switch to whichever side is losing so they’ll have the stronger side to fight against.
What chapter of Vinland Saga is the anime on?
The English releases of Vinland Saga are all double volumes. So English volume 8 is actually volumes 15 and 16 in all other languages. The anime adapted up to chapter 54. Where does Season 1 of Vinland saga end in the manga? Chapter 54 is the end of the first arc.
Vinland Saga Action
It is the end of the millennium. Everywhere the people of the extremely strong, boundlessly cruel Vikings appear. Thorfinn, son of the strongest of her warriors, whose life takes place on the battlefield as a child, moves to the legendary continent of Vinland. This is the saga of a true warrior in an age of great upheaval.