It has been a while since Vinland Saga Season 2 was announced and it seems like we are finally getting new information about the upcoming project. The information was revealed on the official Twitter for the series and a video with June 8 premiere is counting down hours on YouTube:
Shuehei Yabuta, who worked on the first season, tweeted saying that the staff would be returning. Yabuta is currently working at MAPPA, although he directed the first season of Vinland Saga as a freelancer. He is best known as a CG director and he worked on titles such as Highschool of the Dead (MADHOUSE) and later on WIT Studio’s Attack on Titan.
Vinland Saga is based on a manga by Makoto Yukimura, initially published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. In late 2005 the manga moved to seinen magazine Afternoon, where it’s still being serialized. The story is a dramatization of Cnut the Great’s story, with a heavy focus on Thorfinn Karlsefni Thórdarson, who is given a sullen personality and revenge goal.
An anime adaptation by WIT Studio aired from July to December 2019 and had 24 episodes. The staff included:
- Director: Shuhei Yabuta
- Series composition: Hiroshi Seko
- Character design: Takahiko Abiru
- Chief animation director: Takahiko Abiru
- Music; Yutaka Yamada
- Script: Hiroshi Seko (24 episodes), Kenta Ihara (episodes 5-24)
Survive Said The Prophet and Man with a Mission performed the opening songs, titled “Mukanjyo” and “Dark Crow,” respectively. Aimer and Milet sang the ending themes – “Torches” and “Drown.”
So far, the only new information about Vinland Saga Season 2 was a visual from last year:
An announcement trailer is also available:
Source: Official Twitter
© Makoto Yukimura, Kodansha/Vinland Saga Production Committee