Vinland Saga Season 2 revealed a preview for episode 18, titled “The First Measure.” The new episode will air on May 8 and it will show the fallout caused by Gardar’s actions from the previous episode. Ketil and Leif will also arrive at the farm. The synopsis for the episode is as follows:
Ketil and the others managed to escape from Canute’s hands and return to the farm in Leif’s ship.
Thorgil begins preparations for the war to meet Canute and the others, but an exhausted Ketil heads home in search of Arnheid.
However, he is informed that Arnheid, who was the only peaceful place for him, tried to escape with Gardar while he was away.
The staff for the episode includes:
- Storyboard: Shigeyuki Miya
- Direction: Yousuke Yamamoto
- Animation Directors: Yukie Suzuki, Hideaki Matsuoka, Shuichi Inoue, Keiko Watanabe, Riko Kaneda
Crunchyroll and Netflix are streaming the anime, which is set to have 24 episodes 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.
The cast consists of:
- Yuto Uemura as Thorfinn
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Einar
- Kensho Ono as Canute
- Mayumi Sako as Arnheid
- Yu Hayashi as Olmar
- Hideaki Tezuka as Ketil
- Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil
- Fuminori Komatsu as Snake
- Mugihito as Sverkel
- Yoji Ueda as Leif
- Akio Otsuka as Thorkell
Source: Press Release, Official Website
© Makoto Yukimura, Kodansha/VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 Project