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Vinland Saga Season 2 Voted Most Anticipated Anime of the Winter 2023 Season

Our poll for the most anticipated Winter 2023 anime season has ended, and VINLAND SAGA Season 2 is the show most of our fans are looking forward to. It’s followed by The Misfit of Demon King Academy II and NieR:Automata Ver1.1a, with votes from 19,560 people. You can see the top 10 graphic below:

Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime of Winter 2023 | VINLAND SAGA Season 2 Ranks First

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The anime is returning after 3 years, with studio MAPPA in charge of the sequel’s animation. Shuhei Yabuta is returning as director, and he said that the rest of the main staff for the anime would also be be returning. The staff for the first episode includes:

  • Episode Director: Nobuyoshi Arai, Yousuke Yamamoto
  • Storyboard: Shuhei Yabuta
  • Animation Directors: Yukie Suzuki, Kenji Wakasa, Ayano Fujita, Miyuki Honda, LEE MI YOUNG, Akiko Kudo, Toshiko Inada

They’ve also revealed the episode 1 preview, which is titled “Slave” and has an official synopsis:
Einar, a young man from the north of England, lived with his mother and younger sister in a quiet farming town. However, one day the farming village is destroyed by a Viking attack and Einar’s life changes completely. Now, once again, the saga of true warriors begins in a turbulent era…

The main cast is returning for the second season. Yuto Uemura will be Thorfinn once again, Kensho Ono is Canute, Yoji Ueda as Leif, Akio Otsuka as Thorkell, Hideaki Tezuka as Ketil, Shinsuke Takeuchi as Einar, Mayumi Sako as Arnheid, Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil, Fuminori Komatsu as Snake, Muhihito as Sverkel and Yu Hayashi as Olmar. Watch the latest trailer:

VINLAND SAGA Season 2 – Trailer Feat. Ending Theme Song

Both Crunchyroll and Netflix will stream the VINLAND SAGA Season 2 anime, and Crunchyroll describes the story:
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.

Source: Anime Corner Ranking
© Makoto Yukimura, Kodansha/VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 Project

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