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Vinland Saga Anime Gets 2nd Season

posted on by Egan Loo
Director Shūhei Yabuta, character designer Takahiko Abiru return

The English-subtitled "Vinland Saga 2nd Anniversary Memorial Movie" announced on Wednesday that production on the second Vinland Saga anime season has been green-lit. Director Shūhei Yabuta and character designer Takahiko Abiru are returning for the second season.

The anime's website also posted a new teaser visual:

The website posted illustrations commemorating the news by creator Makoto Yukimura, director Shūhei Yabuta, and chief animation director/character designer Takahiko Abiru:

Sentai Filmworks licensed the first television anime season based on Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga manga for home video release this summer., and it describes the story:

Raised on tales of the legendary land of Vinland, where warmth and plenty abound, young Thorfinn dreams of leaving behind the cold climate of Iceland and venturing into the great unknown. But when Viking sails appear on the horizon, the young boy is conscripted into a life of violence and brutality at the hands of merciless Viking Askalaad. With nothing left to him save revenge, Thorfinn swears vengeance against the man who slew his family, plunging headlong into a sprawling, blood-soaked, coming-of-age epic that marches to the drums of war.

The first anime season premiered in July 2019. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime both in Japan and overseas.

Shūhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki Last Hero director, Attack on Titan 3D director) directed the anime at Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, The Ancient Magus' Bride). Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Ajin: Demi-Human) supervised the series scripts and wrote them with Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil). Takahiko Abiru (Hunter × Hunter animation director) designed the characters. Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul, Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai) composed the music.

Yukimura launched the series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2005, but Kodansha moved the series to Afternoon later that year. Yukimura started drawing the fourth and final arc of the manga in November 2019. The series has over 5.5 million copies in circulation.

Sources: Vinland Saga 2nd Anniversary Memorial Movie, Vinland Saga anime's website

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