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Crunchyroll to Stream ‘VINLAND SAGA’ Season 2

The hit historical action anime’s sophomore season follows Thorfinn trying to find meaning in life after the death of his nemesis Askeladd.

Crunchyroll has acquired the streaming rights to simulcast Season 2 of the highly acclaimed anime series VINLAND SAGA this coming January in more than 200 countries and territories.  MAPPA (Chainsaw ManJUJUTSU KAISEN; Attack on Titan: The Final Season) produces the new season, with Season 1 director Shuhei Yabuta returning at the helm.

The series is based on the award-winning manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura, and published by Kodansha in the Japanese magazine Monthly Afternoon, with over seven million copies sold. The story follows a young fighter, Thorfinn, who joins the mercenary band of his father’s murderer, Askeladd, and waits for an opportunity to enact revenge while Askeladd plots politics.

In Season 2, a new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn hast lost his purpose in life. A landowner named Ketil buys Thorfinn as a slave to work on his farm. There, Thorfinn meets Einar, also a slave, who leads Thorfinn to face his sins and begin to find meaning in life. Meanwhile Canute, who became the King of England, attempts to extend his territory for the establishment of "the promised land."  

The Japanese voice cast includes Yuto Uemura as Thorfinn; Shunsuke Takeuchi as Einar; Kensho Ono as Canute; Mayumi Sako as Arnheid; Yu Hayashi as Olmar; Hideaki Tezuka as Ketil; Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil; Fuminori Komatsu as Snake; Mugihito as Sverkel; Yoji Ueda as Leif; and Akio Otsuka as Thorkel.

The opening theme is "River" performed by Anonymouz.

VINLAND SAGA Season 2’s screenplay is by Hiroshi Seko (Chainsaw Man, Attack on Titan, JUJUTSU KAISEN); character design and chief animation direction by Takahiko Abiru (Death Note, Attack on Titan Final Season);  art direction by Yusuke Takeda (Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song, Penguin Highway), Kentaro Onuki (Gintama: The Final Movie, Sword Art Online), and Izumi Hirabayashi (The Ancient Magus' Bride); and music composed by Yutaka Yamada (Alice in Borderland, Tokyo Revengers, Tokyo Ghoul).

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.