Vinland Saga turns certain historically accurate events on their heads, with a young guy named Thorfinn being snatched from his loving home and forced to journey alongside people guilty of his father’s killing.
With the second season set to premiere in early 2023, Vinland Saga Season 2 is teasing a new update. It’s already been announced that the anime series is switching from Wit Studio to MAPPA for its planned new installments, so what else could it be?
Vinland Saga Season 2 coming update
The official Vinland Saga Twitter revealed new information about Vinland Saga Season 2 would be available on October 24, 2022. Viking fans will only have to wait one more day to learn more about Thorfinn and his new life in the anime adaptation.
Shuhei Yabuta, the director of Vinland Saga, addressed the switch from Wit to MAPPA, explaining why the decision was finally made for season two via their Official Twitter Account:
“It was my personal matter that I transferred to MAPPA, and our team had to leave the previous studio regardless of my transfer. The release of our team wasn’t planned in advance and at that point, we had already started production for season 2 while keeping almost the same team.
“Of the several options, MAPPA made the quickest decision. At that time, my transfer had been decided, so I think it’s one of the reasons why they decided. But more than that, they respected the work of our team and had an understanding of the significance of keeping our team,” they continued. “Also, if the team wasn’t released, I was planning to direct this title in a previous studio as an employee of MAPPA.”Shuhei Yabuta
As you can see, Yabuta was eager to go on to greater pastures, and MAPPA sweetened the offer when the director expressed interest in departing WIT Studios. Not only did the animation studio obtain the ability to make Vinland Saga Season 2, but it also brought over the main creative team. So, when the series returns for the sequel, fans can expect to witness the same level of greatness that was present throughout the first season.
The Vikings are coming
Despite the fact that the anime took a few years’ breaks after the completion of its first season, mangaka Makoto Yukimura has continued to release fresh manga chapters for Vinland Saga. While Vinland Saga Season 3 hasn’t been announced yet, there are still plenty of stories left for Thorfinn and his tale of vengeance, which took a drastic turn following the first season’s finale. As stated in trailers and marketing materials, Askaladd’s death will lead Thorfinn on an entirely different road, bringing a slew of new warriors into his world as he attempts to figure out what to do now that his retribution has been snatched from him.
Thorfinn sat at the feet of the famous Leif Ericson as a boy, enthralled by strange tales of a land far to the west. A mercenary raid, however, crushed his childhood fantasies. Raised by the Vikings who slaughtered his family, Thorfinn grew into a formidable warrior obsessed with assassinating the band’s commander, Askeladd, and avenging his father. Thorfinn’s pride in his family and his visions of a bountiful westward land, free of conflict and slavery…the land Leif called Vinland, sustain him through his struggle.
What would you like to see in the Viking epic when it returns next year? Let us know what you think in the comments.