Vinland Saga season 2 is coming out January 9, and it will be streamed by both Netflix and Crunchyroll. Ahead of its debut, a trailer has dropped that includes the ending theme song “Without Love” being performed by LMYK.
A trailer with the opening theme song ( “River” performed by Anonymouz) was released in October.
Here is the returning cast: Yūto Uemura plays Thorfinn, Kensho Ono plays Canute, Akio Ohtsuka plays Thorkell, and Yōji Ueda plays Leif Ericson.
Here are the new cast members for the second season: Shunsuke Takeuchi plays Einar, Mayumi Sako plays Arnheid, Fuminori Komatsu plays Snake, Yuu Hayashi plays Olmar, Taiten Kusunoki plays Thorgil, Hideaki Tezuka plays Ketil, and Mugihito plays Sverkel.
The second season is being made by Studio MAPPA, whereas the first season had been made by Wit Studio. Though the studio has changed, the crew (director Shūhei Yabuta, script writer Hiroshi Seko, designer Takahiko Abiru, etc.) will be the same people who worked on the first season.
Kodansha publishes the Vinland Saga manga by Makoto Yukimura in English, and gave this description for the plot:
“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 Throfinn 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.”
The historical Viking manga debuted in 2005, published by Weekly Shonen Magazine. There are more than seven million copies of the manga out in circulation.
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