Vinland Saga Season 2 revealed creditless versions of the opening and ending, less than a week after the premiere. The opening features the theme song “River” by Anonymouz. Yusuke Sunouchi, who worked on the first season of the anime, directed and storyboarded the opening.
“Without Love” by LMYK is the ending theme song for the second season of Vinland Saga. Toshiyuki Yamashita directed the ending. Takahiko Abiru is credited as the animation director.
Studio MAPPA is animating the adaptation of Makoto Yukimura’s manga, after taking over from WIT Studio, which did the first season. The main staff returned and includes:
- Director: Shuhei Yabuta
- Character design: Takahiko Abiru
- Series composition: Hiroshi Seko
- Chief animation director: Takahiko Abiru
- Music: Yutaka Yamada
- Script: Hiroshi Seko
The main also returned for the second season. Yuto Uemura is Thorfinn once again, Kensho Ono is Canute, Yoji Ueda is Leif, Akio Otsuka is Thorkell, Hideaki Tezuka is Ketil, Shinsuke Takeuchi is Einar, Mayumi Sako is Arnheid, Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil, Fuminori Komatsu as Snake, Muhihito as Sverkel and Yu Hayashi as Olmar.
Crunchyroll and Netflix are streaming the anime, which is set to have 24 episodes that will air in two consecutive cours. Crunchyroll describes the plot of the second season as:
A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn lost his purpose in life. He was bought by the landowner Ketil as a “slave” and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm. Thorfinn meets a young man there, Einar, who was also a slave like him. The encounter of Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had committed and began to find meaning in life. On the other hand, Canute, who became the King of England, attempted to extend his territory for the establishment of “the promised land”. This is “The Story of a True Warrior (Saga)”. “The story of Atonement and Salvation (Saga)” that lies beyond the prologue.
Source: Press Release
© Makoto Yukimura, Kodansha/VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 Project