The history of Vikings is worth harking back to. Any story relating to these fearsome warriors is deemed to be interesting but nowhere near to the portrayal done by the Anime Vinland Saga. It is based upon a historical manga, both written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. The manga made its appearance on April 13, 2005, and it’s running unbridled although recently the writer announced a hiatus, after having given an effect to 25 novels.
Coming back to the anime, it has in its cast some exalted individuals who have been involved with the creation of all-time classics such as the director Shuhei Yabuta, who was the 3D director on the show ‘Attack on Titans‘, while the composition was carried out by Hiroshi Seko from ‘Mob Psycho ‘and the character designing was undertaken by Takahiko Abiru, who was the episode director of Attack on Titan: Final Season.
The popularity of the first season can be gauged by the fact that it has an IMBD rating of 8.8 and MyAnimeList ranking of 8.72, which is quite spectacular by any given standard. Being opportunistic, as they are Amazon Prime will also but the exclusive streaming rights for the imminent second season.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Release Date
It is pretty understandable that those who obsessively followed season 1 are ravenous for a sequel. Let me tell you news of great joy that YES season 2 will be renewed. On the anime’s second anniversary on July 7, 2021, the official announcement carrying the final decision to release another was made.
And as of now, September 2021, the progress of production is that it has covered few miles. This news was confirmed by none other than Makoto Yukimura, the creator of the show. He said that he was very happy to convey the news that the fans yearned for while also further stated that more follow-up news regarding the anime will come in the succeeding time.
However, it is worth noting that only the confirmation about the making of the season has been in place so far and not the exact release date of the anime. For this, we will perhaps have to wait for a little. In any case, you will get updated here.
The announcement went hand in hand with the season 2 trailer, where it was spotted to be carrying little titbits, which could fuel the plot for the next Moreover, the Twitter page of the anime also posted some updates regarding the confirmation of its production which involved a contest.
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There is also a good chance of production of other sequels as well owing to the fact that the Manga of the anime is still not finished and will perhaps be until some more years. This means that season 2 will not be the conclusive end for the story and fans could bring homes some more action-packed drama.
Apart from the IMBD and MyAnimeList ratings, the popularity of the anime is profusely positive meaning that a possibility of more season renewals can be inferred. The fact pertaining to the popularity of the anime is that it was listed on Amazon Prime abreast to Demon Slayer, Dr. Stone, and Fire Force as the top anime of this season.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Cast
The studio for season 2 remains unannounced. The first season involved in its production big names like WIT Studio. Takahiko Abiru, the animation director of Hunter Hunter is confirmed to be making the return as the designer to the characters. Shuuehi Yabuta will certainly be returning to hold the reins of the direction.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Story
The story is based on the historical drama around the Vikings. The inspiration of Thorfinn has been taken from Leaf Erikson, the renowned Viking leader of the 11th century. The term Vinland carries historical authenticity, as mentioned in two Norse Sagas. The story follows mostly the events happening in England controlled by Dane, at the outset of the 11th century.
The protagonist on the show is Thorfinn, a mercenary whose father, an ex-warrior who was murdered by the same group, under whose authority Thorfinn was serving.
The anime doesn’t exhibit any supernatural elements except in rare instances where we have the use of magic and some monsters here and there.