Vinland Saga Season 2 revealed a preview for episode 7, titled “Iron Fist Ketil” which is scheduled to air Monday, February 20. Studio MAPPA is animating the second season of the series. The last episode gave us an insight into Ketil’s family situation, while also showing us Thorfinn’s growth.
The official website describes the plot of the upcoming episode as:
Food theft continues on Ketil’s farm and the guests are investigating. At the same time, Thorgil, the eldest son of the Ketil family, returns home. Unlike his quiet father Ketil, Thorgil has a strong Viking temper and was Canute’s squire. A young boy and girl who are siblings are caught as the culprits of the robbery. A meeting begins to decide their punishment.
The staff for episode 7 of Vinland Saga Season 2 includes:
- Storyboard: Tadahito Matsubayashi
- Direction: Michiru Itabisashi
- Animation Directors: Mutsumi Murata, Shinobu Isoko, Saki Nishihara, Lee Eun-Young
In the previous week, the anime also revealed a special video that shows off Thorfinn’s struggles. The special is labelled as episode 6.5 and titled “Drowning in the Shadow”:
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 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