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.
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.
NICOLE S. CASTRO
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.