Vinland Saga is a history-themed action-adventure drama anime series. The anime is a manga adaptation and inspired by the manga written by Makoto Yukimura. It is made by the famous Japanese studio Wit studio. Anime followers are well aware that Wit Studio is also the producer of the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Seraph of the end† The historical anime Vinland Saga originally aired on NHK General TV in Japan, and Amazon Video licenses it, and is shown worldwide on Amazon Prime Videos† (It is also licensed by Netflix in Japan and Sentai.) Thanks to this license, anime has become popular worldwide. The reviews and ratings of the series, on the other hand, were excellent. The series bears the title of the highest IMDb rated anime in recent years. Fans are now wondering if the series has been renewed for the second season† We watched the last episode of the series in the winter of 2019. Before moving on to the details of the second season and Publication date expectations, let’s remember the last season of the series and look at the short review.
What was the plot of the anime: Vinland Saga?
Based on real events, Vinland Saga is set in the 1010s. Thors is one of the leading soldiers of the Danish army. After a war at sea, however, he pretends to be dead, disappears and takes his wife and daughter with him to Iceland. According to Thors, “a true warrior is the one who does not wield his sword” and adopting this principle, he begins to live a village life in a small village. Before long, he also had a son named Thorfinn. However, Thors’ past haunts and the Jomsvikings find their way. According to Floki, the leader of the Jimsvikings, King Sweyn plans to conquer England, and if Thors takes part in this war, he will be forgiven for escaping.
Today we see many productions that tell about Viking epics. Although it is a historical series, we encounter many fictional elements with action and adventure in the foreground. The Vinland sagas are historical texts from the 13th century. Anime continues this with beautiful fiction. Our series begins with the conquest of England by the Dan King Sveinn Tjúguskegg. Overall, it doesn’t quite match the real story. Our series is presented to us by taking the basic structure of the epics and starting from there.
It all starts in the 11th century, in a small ink colony in England. The fall of the castle becomes very difficult for them as the Franks trying to encircle a castle make one inadequate attack after another. Askeladd and his small company offer to help the Franks capture the castle for some of the loot. After long and unsuccessful attempts, they accepted the offer given the Vikings’ military skills. Our main character in the series, Thorfinn, is also part of this union. Askeladd surprises everyone and successfully conquers the castle.
As the series progresses, our series, which gets more beautiful with sections recounting the characters’ past, mainly focuses between Thorfinn and his father. The series is of great importance to Japan and worldwide.
Will there be a second season of Vinland Saga?
The fans’ wait has resulted in some good news, and yes, the anime has been too renewed for a second season. One of its production partners, Twin Engine, announced on: July 7, 2021that the anime will have one second season† The news, which was also confirmed by the anime’s official Twitter account, came with the trailer for the expected second season. At the end of our article, you can watch the new season trailer of Vinland Saga with English subtitles. For Season 2, director Shūhei Yabuta and character designer Takahiko Abiru return. A second season with the quality of the first season awaits the fans.
Animes often use manga as source material. Vinland Saga is also a manga adaptation, as we mentioned earlier. The manga, written by Makoto Yukimura, started publishing in Shōnen Magazine on April 13, 2005. The last part of the manga, which is still in progress, was published on July 21, 2021 and the manga consists of 25 parts and 187 chapters in total with the chapters that are not yet in tankōbon format. 54 parts were adapted into the first season of anime. You can see in detail below which episode has been adapted from which chapters. The remaining chapters are beautiful enough to create more than Season 2.
|Episode 1||2 (pages 40-42), 3, 4|
|Episode 2||5, 6, 7, 9 (pages 1-8)|
|Episode #3||8, 9 (pages 9-20), 10, 11|
|Episode #4||12, 13, 14, 15, 16|
|Episode #5||Original + Ylva Gaiden|
|Episode #6||Original (first half) + 17|
|Episode #8||2 (pages 1-39)|
|Episode #9||18, 19|
|Episode #11||21, 22|
|Episode #12||23, 24|
|Episode #13||25, 26|
|Episode #14||27, 28|
|Episode #15||29, 30|
|Episode #16||31, 32, 33 (pages 1-6)|
|Episode#17||33 (pages 7-32), 34, 35|
|Episode#18||36, 37, 38, 39 (pages 1-18)|
|Episode#19||39 (pages 19-32), 40, 41, 42|
|Episode #20||43, 44, 45 (pages 1-27)|
|Episode#21||48, 49, 43 (pages 8-12), 50, 45 (pages 28-42)|
|Episode 22||46, 47|
|Episode #23||Original (all about Thorfinn) +51|
|Episode #24||52, 53, 54|
Popularity of the anime
Vinland Saga is one of the most followed anime of recent years. So much so that there is strong search volume on Google. News about the new season is more sought after than other popular anime-like Re: Zero or firepower† Anime is currently ranked as the 112th most popular anime on Myanimelist, which isn’t bad. 43k people are currently following anime’s official Twitter page† While this number of followers is low, it is undeniably popular worldwide thanks to Amazon Prime. Therefore, it would not be correct to evaluate its popularity only in Japan. If all goes well, the anime will have an audience that could easily gain approval for a third season as well.
Season 2 Chance of Vinland Saga
TBA (expected in 2022)
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Perfect ratings (8.73 on MA, 8.8 on IMDb)
Good Manga Sales (5.5 million copies in print)
Major distributor like Amazon Video
Enough availability of manga source material
No success in disc sales
When is the second season release date?
The anime’s first season aired as 24 episodes in the latter half of 2019. Although the disc sales were not good enough, the second season is confirmed thanks to the number of viewers and the good reviews. We expect it to consist of 24 episodes just like the first season. However, from January 5, 2022, there is still no release date for the new season of Vinland Saga. This information will be officially shared in the coming months, but the series is currently in production, and summer 2022 seems like the best bet for the new season Publication date†
What will the Season 2 storyline be like? (Spoilers)
In the first period of the Vinland Saga anime, it is developed from the childhood of Torfinn until the coronation of Knut and the death of his father, Askeladd. In the original content after that, the figure of Torfin was drawn, who lost the meaning of life. If you compare this part with the original content, the referer volume will be 9. Now let’s look at the synopsis after the 9th volume of the manga.
In volume 9 of mangas, the main character, Torfinn, has lived to take revenge on his father, Askleadd. Yet Askeladd is murdered. Torfinn was expelled from the Danish army for not accepting the fact and being confused. In addition, Torfin became a slave to a man named Ketil. As a slave, he was involved in clearing the forests on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, where he met a slave, Einar, who had the same status as himself.
In part 10: While living as a slave, Torfinn gradually regained his energy. One day a servant comes to destroy Torfin and Einar’s fields. When Torfinn saw it, he was angry and beat him, but he was beaten by several people and passed out.
Torfinn saw Askeladd in a faint consciousness. Askeladd says: “Fight a real battle! Become a real warrior!” And Torfinn, regaining consciousness, decided that “I will never hurt people again.” He understood the meaning of the words his father Thor said.
In part 11, Torfinn and Einar are finally released from slavery. He will continue his way like a true warrior. You can read the manga to find out what will happen in the future or wait for a new season.
Who are the main characters of Vinland Saga?
We don’t expect a radical character change in the second season of the series. New characters will be added, but the main cast will remain the same.
Thorfinn ► Voiced by: Yuto Uemura, Shizuka Ishigami (Youth)
Askeladd ► Voiced by: Naoya Uchida
Bjorn ► Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
Thors ► Voiced by: Kenichiro Matsuda
Thorkell ► Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka
Canute ► Voiced by: Kenshō Ono
Leif ► Voiced by: Yuji Ueda
- 1 What was the plot of the anime: Vinland Saga?
- 2 Will there be a second season of Vinland Saga?
- 3 When is the second season release date?
- 4 What will the Season 2 storyline be like? (Spoilers)
- 5 Who are the main characters of Vinland Saga?