Vinland Saga Season 2 is entering its second cour with episode 13, which is slated to premiere on April 3, 2023. The preview for the episode that will kick off the new part of the story is now out, along with a new trailer for the second cour. The anime is also getting new theme songs: SURVIVE SAID THE PROPHET is returning with “Paradox” (opening) and haju:harmonics is singing “Ember,” the new ending song.
“Dark Clouds” is the title of the upcoming episode and the official website describes the plot as:
Near Ketil’s farm, a slave murders his master’s family and escapes.
In the farm, Thorfinn and Einar, whose freedom was before their eyes, reflected on his future actions. Einar worries about Arnheid, who cannot be free on her own will while Sverkel collapses on the pitch.
The staff for the episode includes:
- Storyboard: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
- Direction: Koki Aoshima
- Animation Directors: Yukie Suzuki, Mikine Kuwahara, Fumihide Sai, Yukie Suzuki, Kenji Shinohara, Akari Minagawa, Yoshiko Inada, Riko Kaneda
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.
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