Vinland Saga Season 2 revealed a preview for episode 16, titled “Cause.” It will air on April 24 and it will further explain the events of the previous episode. The official website describes the plot of the episode as:
Gardar, who had killed the guards and fled the fortress, disappears.
As Snake and his men intensify their search for Gardar, Einar, knowing the situation, decides to help Arnheid. Thorfinn, though hesitant, offers to help both of them.
The staff for “Cause” includes:
- Storyboard: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
- Direction: Tadahito Matsubayashi
- Animation Directors: Lee Mi Young, Shiho Tanaka, Hatsue Koizumi, Daiki Fuji, Riko Kaneda, Koki Tsujimura
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