Vinland Saga Season 2 revealed a preview for episode 5, titled “The Path of Blood” which is scheduled to air Monday, February 6. Studio MAPPA is animating the second season of the series. In the previous episode, we got to see a glimpse of old Thorfinn and his demons. The official website describes the plot of the upcoming episode as:
After the death of King Sven of Denmark, England was once again embroiled in war, having lost its ruler. Canute, who once hated conflicts more than anyone, walks a hellish path alone to conquer England.
Ayumu Kotake was in charge of the storyboard for the fifth episode, which was directed by Shigeru Fukase. Animation directors include Emi Hirano and Tomoaki Mimiura.
The theme songs for this season of the anime are “River” by Anonymouz (opening song) and “Without Love” by LMYK (ending theme). 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 includes:
- 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