On Wednesday, the “Vinland Saga 2nd Anniversary Memorial Movie” revealed that the development of Vinland Saga Season 2 has been green-lit. A new promotional video and key visual was revealed on the official website.
Creator Makoto Yukimura, director Shūhei Yabuta, and chief animation director/character designer Takahiko Abiru posted the following illustrations respectively to commemorate the announcement.
Raised on tales of the legendary land of Vinland, where warmth and plenty abound, young Thorfinn dreams of leaving behind the cold climate of Iceland and venturing into the great unknown. But when Viking sails appear on the horizon, the young boy is conscripted into a life of violence and brutality at the hands of merciless Viking Askalaad. With nothing left to him save revenge, Thorfinn swears vengeance against the man who slew his family, plunging headlong into a sprawling, blood-soaked, coming-of-age epic that marches to the drums of war.
|Director||Shūhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki, Attack on Titan)|
|Studio||Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)|
|Scripts||Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Ajin – Demi-Human)|
Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil)
|Character Design||Takahiko Abiru (Hunter × Hunter)|
|Music||Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul)|
In 2005, Yukimura debuted the series in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Later, the series was moved to the Afternoon KC imprint. Yukimura began writing the manga’s fourth and final arc in November 2019. 24 volumes had been published as of October 23, 2020. On July 21, 2021, the 25th volume will be released. As of 2018, Vinland Saga had sold over 5 million copies. The series received the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga in 2012.
The first anime season premiered in July 2019 consisting of 24 episodes. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime both in Japan and overseas.