Three videos just got released to get people excited about the second cours for Vinland Saga’s second season.
It turns out the new opening theme song will be called “Paradox” and performed by Survive Said the Prophet, who is back from the first season. This video lets us hear a clip of the song.
Likewise, info and a video with the new ending theme song were also released. The new ending theme song is titled “Ember” and performed by haju:harmonics. You can hear a snippet of it in this video.
But that’s not all! A trailer was also released to give people a teaser of what to expect in the second season’s episode 13.
Kodansha publishes the original manga by Makoto Yukimura in English and gave this description for the series:
“As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery … the land Leif called Vinland.”
Last year Yukimura remarked that he was interested in exploring the idea of violence, and Vikings in pre-Christian Europe lived during violent times. He additionally said he thought people ought to check out the Vinland Saga anime prior to reading the manga. That’s because he thought the anime does a better job of telling the story because it smooths out some things in the manga. We’ll have to see if that’s still the case going forward as new episodes get released!
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