Vinland Saga is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed anime series of recent years. Based on the award-winning manga by Makoto Yukimura, the show follows the adventures of Thorfinn, a young Viking warrior who seeks revenge against Askeladd, the man who killed his father. Along the way, he gets involved in the historical events of 11th century Europe, such as the Danish invasion of England and the rise of King Canute.
The first season of Vinland Saga aired in 2019 and adapted the first four arcs of the manga: War, Slave, Eastern Expedition and King’s Landing. It ended with a shocking twist that changed Thorfinn’s life forever and set up the stage for the next arc: The Farmland Saga.
Fans have been eagerly waiting for the second season of Vinland Saga, which was announced in July 2020. Here is everything you need to know about Vinland Saga Season 2, including its release date, cast, episode guide, plot, trailer and more.
Vinland Saga Season 2 premiered on January 10, 2023, on Tokyo MX, BS11 and GBS in Japan. The season will run for 24 episodes, with a new episode airing every Monday for most timezones. The season will also be available for streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll, with English subtitles and dubbing.
For the home media releases, the episodes will be divided into two DVD and Blu-ray volumes to be released on June 21, 2023 and August 23, 2023.
The main cast of Vinland Saga Season 2 will reprise their roles from the first season. They are:
- Yuto Uemura as Thorfinn
- Naoya Uchida as Askeladd
- Kensho Ono as Canute
- Akio Otsuka as Thorkell
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Bjorn
- Satoshi Hino as Floki
- Atsushi Ono as Sweyn
Some new characters will also join the cast in Season 2. They are:
- Takahiro Sakurai as Einar
- Yu Kobayashi as Arneis
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Sigurd
- Tomokazu Sugita as Snake
Vinland Saga Season 2 will adapt the fifth arc of the manga: The Farmland Saga. This arc follows Thorfinn’s life as a slave on Ketil’s farm in Denmark, where he meets Einar, an English slave who becomes his friend. Thorfinn also encounters Arneis, Ketil’s daughter who has a crush on him, and Snake, a mysterious assassin who is after Askeladd’s head.
Here is a list of the episodes in Season 2 and their titles:
- Episode 1: Slave
- Episode 2: Ketil’s Farm
- Episode 3: Snake
- Episode 4: Awakening
- Episode 5: The Path of Blood
- Episode 6: I Want A Horse
- Episode 7: Iron Fist Ketil
- Episode 8: An Empty Man
- Episode 9: Oath
- Episode 10: Cursed Head
- Episode 11: The King and the Sword
- Episode 12: For the Love That Was Lost
- Episode 13: Dark Clouds
- Episode 14: Freedom
- Episode 15: Storm
- Episode 16: Cause
- Episode 17: Way Home
- Episode 18: The First Measure
- Episode 19: War at Ketil’s Farm
- Episode 20: Pain
- Episode 21: TBA
- Episode 22: TBA
- Episode 23: TBA
- Episode 24: TBA
Vinland Saga Season 2 will continue Thorfinn’s journey of self-discovery and redemption. After killing Askeladd in a duel, Thorfinn is captured by Floki and sold as a slave to Ketil, a wealthy farmer in Denmark. There, he meets Einar, an English slave who feels guilty for not being able to save his mother and sister from slavery. Einar tries to befriend Thorfinn and help him escape from his despair.
Meanwhile, Canute has become the king of Denmark after assassinating his father Sweyn. He plans to reform the country and end the cycle of violence and war. However, he faces opposition from his enemies and allies alike, who plot to overthrow him or manipulate him for their own interests. Canute also struggles with his own inner demons and doubts about his role as a ruler.
Thorfinn also encounters Arneis, Ketil’s daughter who has a crush on him. She tries to make him happy and free him from slavery. However, her actions cause trouble for Thorfinn and Einar, who are caught in a conflict between Ketil and his rival Halfdan.
Another threat comes from Snake, a mysterious assassin who is after Askeladd’s head. He believes that Askeladd was the true king of Wales and that he must avenge his death by killing Thorfinn, who he thinks is Askeladd’s son. Snake is ruthless and cunning, and will stop at nothing to fulfill his mission.
Vinland Saga Season 2 will explore Thorfinn’s growth as a character and his relationship with Einar, Arneis and Snake. It will also show Canute’s challenges as a king and his vision for a peaceful world. The season will also feature some epic battles and twists that will keep the fans on the edge of their seats.
The official trailer for Vinland Saga Season 2 was released on December 25th, 2022. It showcases some scenes from the upcoming episodes and introduces some new characters. It also features the opening theme song “Sacrifice” by MAN WITH A MISSION and the ending theme song “Life Goes On” by Aimer.
You can watch the trailer here:
Vinland Saga Season 2 is one of the most anticipated anime series of 2023. It promises to deliver an emotional and thrilling story that will captivate the fans of the manga and anime alike. With stunning animation by MAPPA Studio (the same studio behind Jujutsu Kaisen), amazing voice acting by a talented cast, and an epic soundtrack by Yutaka Yamada (the same composer behind Tokyo Ghoul), Vinland Saga Season 2 is a must-watch for any anime lover.
If you want to catch up with Vinland Saga Season 2 or rewatch Season 1, you can find them on Netflix or Crunchyroll. You can also read the manga by Makoto Yukimura online or buy it from your local bookstore.
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