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'Vinland Saga Season 2' releases 1st PV, airs January 2023

Thorfinn's hardships continue in season 2, produced by MAPPA and slated to air in January 2023.

By: Nicole S. Castro on June 08, 2022 at 20:32 PHT

Official channels have released the first promotional video for the upcoming season 2 of TV anime Vinland Saga, scheduled to air in January 2023.

Unlike season 1 which was animated by Wit Studio, season 2 will be animated by studio MAPPA.

©Vinland Saga 2 PROJECT

Below is the first promotional video. Season 2 follows protagonist Thorfinn living as a slave after the death of Askeladd.


  • Thorfinn (CV: Yūto Uemura)

  • Einar (CV: Shunsuke Takeuchi)

  • Canute (CV: Kenshō Ono)

  • Arnheid (CV: Mayumi Sako)

  • Olmar (CV: Yū Hayashi)

  • Ketil (CV: Hideaki Tezuka)

  • Thorgil (CV: Taiten Kusunoki)

  • Snake (CV: Fuminori Komatsu)

  • Sverkel (CV: Mugihito)

  • Leif (CV: Yōji Ueda)

  • Thorkell (CV: Akio Ōtsuka)

Below is a project video for season 2, wherein author Makoto Yukimura, staff, and voice actors Yūto Uemura and Shunsuke Takeuchi (the voices of Thorfinn and Einar) reflect on their thoughts for the upcoming continuation.


  • Original work: Makoto Yukimura's "Vinland Saga" (serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine)

  • Director: Shuhei Yabuta

  • Series composition, Script: Hiroshi Seko

  • Animation producer: Hiroya Hasegawa

  • Character design, Chief animation director: Takahiko Abiru

  • Art directors: Yusuke Takeda, Kentaro Onuki, Izumi Hirabayashi

  • Color design: Ken Hashimoto, Minori Nishida

  • Cinematographer: Yuki Kawashita, Hisashi Matsumuko

  • Editor: Kashiko Kimura

  • 3DCG director: Kohei Ogawa

  • Sound director: Shoji Hata

  • Sound effects: Takuya Hasegawa

  • Sound production: Sound Team Don Juan

  • Music: Yutaka Yamada

  • Animation production: MAPPA

  • Production: Vinland Saga Season 2 Production Committee

About Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga (Japanese: ヴィンランド・サガ) is a Japanese historical manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. The series is published by Kodansha, and was first serialized in 2005 in the youth-targeted Weekly Shōnen Magazine before moving to the monthly manga magazine Monthly Afternoon, aimed at young adult men.

As of May 2022, its chapters have been collected in 26 tankōbon volumes. Vinland Saga has been licensed for English-language publication by Kodansha USA.

Season 1 of the TV anime adaptation by Wit Studio aired on NHK General TV from July to December 2019 with a total of 24 episodes.

Source: Vinland Saga official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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