Newly obtained rights to the second season of the anime Vinland Saga have been acquired by Crunchyroll. The next installment of the hit historical action anime series will be released on the streaming platform for fans to enjoy, which will be simulcasted alongside the air dates in Japan. Anime fans around the world will have access to this fantastic anime series, which has previously aired 24 episodes in the first season.
Vinland Saga is a Japanese historical series that started as a manga, written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. It was first released in the Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2005 and later adapted into an anime TV series that premiered in 2009. The first season of the show is currently available on Netflix globally and on Crunchyroll in select territories. The show features a story set in 1013 AD England, which draws from the historical accounts related to Icelandic manuscripts.
Vinland Saga Season 2 to Premiere on Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll has acquired the streaming rights to simulcast the upcoming second season of the highly acclaimed anime series VINLAND SAGA from Japan later this January 2023 in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
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, include 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 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 long-time 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.
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
Many fans of the show have highlighted the historical use featured in the show, which is found to be the defining feature that makes it stand out among other anime. To see stories relating to the Vikings in this format proves just how amazing anime is as a source of entertainment, with the proof that history can be portrayed in captivated audiences. The next installment is already highly anticipated and hopes for English dubs are an additional desire that fans are waiting for.
Vinland Saga season 2 will be released on the 9th of January 2023 in Japan and will also be simulcast on Crunchyroll. The show will be released worldwide for fans to enjoy.
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