Vinland Saga S2 reveals anime character designs for Snake, Olmar, Arnheid, Ketil, and Thorgil

Screenshot of Snake from the Vinland Saga Season 2 trailer.
A screenshot of Snake from the Vinland Saga Season 2 trailer. Pic credit: MAPPA

On September 1, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga historical manga unveiled a character design for Snake — a Danish warrior who is employed by Ketil as head of his farm’s guards. The tweet also reminds fans that the Vinland Saga Season 2 premiere date is in January 2023!

You can see Snake’s character design here:

Character design for Snake.
Character design for Snake. Pic credit: @V_SAGA_ANIME/Twitter

Voice actor Fuminori Komatsu will play Snake.

You can watch a trailer (which features Fuminori’s vocal performance) for the Vinland Saga Season 2 on Twin Engine’s official YouTube channel here:

TV Anime 「VINLAND SAGA」SEASON 2 OFFICIAL 1st Trailer
Trailer for the upcoming Vinland Saga Season 2.

Who is Snake?

Snake is a character who will appear in the Vinland Saga Season 2 during the Ketil’s Farm Arc. He is the head guard at Ketil’s Farm and a Danish warrior whose real name is Roald. In the manga, Snake is seen showing compassion towards free men and slaves alike. He ends up saving Thorfinn and other slaves many times from brutal treatment using his sharp mind and intimidating combat prowess.

Snake is usually a calm, easygoing guy, but when his men are slaughtered by Gardar he gets angry at the fact his men were treated as mere pawns. Although Snake says he and Ketil are strangers he appears to have a strong bond with Ketil and his father.

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Vinland Saga’s Twitter account also released character designs for Olmar, Arnheid, Ketil, and Thorgil – characters who will make an appearance in Season 2.

Character design for Ketil.
Character design for Ketil. Pic credit: @V_SAGA_ANIME/Twitter

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Who are the members of the production team?

Vinland Saga Season 2 production team members include:

  • Director — Shūhei Yabuta
  • Animation — MAPPA
  • Casting director — Hiroshi Seko
  • Character Design and Chief Animation Director — Takahiko Abiru
  • Music composer — Yutaka Yamada
  • Scriptwriter — Hiroshi Seko (24 episodes), Kenta Ihara (5-24)
Character design for Thorgil.
Character design for Thorgil. Pic credit: @V_SAGA_ANIME/Twitter

Who are the cast members?

Vinland Saga Season 2 cast members include:

  • Yuu Hayashi — Olmar
  • Rikka Sakuragawa — Arnheid
  • Hideaki Tezuka — Ketil
  • Taiten Kusunoki — Thorgil
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi — Einar
Character design for Olmar.
Character design for Olmar. Pic credit: @V_SAGA_ANIME/Twitter

Where can I watch the anime?

From July to December 2019, a 24-episode TV anime adaptation aired on the NHK General TV channel in Japan. As mentioned above, the Vinland Saga S2 will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 in Japan in January 2023.

Currently, you can binge-watch the Vinland Saga Season 1 on Amazon Prime, Netflix and HIDIVE.

READ: Vinland Saga Season 2 anime hyped by Yuto Uemura, Kensho Ono cast with interviews, Viking recipes, and more

Where can I read the manga?

Makoto Yukimura launched Vinland Saga in the youth-targeted Weekly Shounen Magazine before moving it to the monthly magazine Monthly Afternoon, which is aimed at young adult men. The individual chapters have been collected in twenty-six tankoubon volumes. Kodansha USA has licensed the English version of the series.

Character design for Arnheid.
Character design for Arnheid. Pic credit: @V_SAGA_ANIME/Twitter

What is the plot of Vinland Saga?

The story centers on a young Viking named Thorfinn, who admires his father for being a great Viking warrior. However, when the mercenary leader Askeladd kills his father in battle, he vows to get revenge. In order to accomplish this, Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s group in order to challenge him to a duel to the death.

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However, Askeladd defeats Thorfinn easily and leaves him alive, much to Thorfinn’s chagrin. As Thorfinn continues to get stronger in order to defeat Askeladd he ends up getting involved in Askeladd’s political plotting and a war for the crown of England.

Commemorative illustration celebrating the official Twitter account of Vinland Saga reaching 50,000 followers!
Commemorative illustration celebrating the official Twitter account of Vinland Saga reaching 50,000 followers! Pic credit: @V_SAGA_ANIME/Twitter

Are you looking forward to the Vinland Saga Season 2? Let us know in the comment section below!

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