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‘Vinland Saga Season 2’ Now Available on Crunchyroll

The epic Viking anime’s second season follows Thorfinn trying to find meaning in life after the death of his nemesis Askeladd; new episodes available every Monday.

Crunchyroll has just announced that fans may now view Vinland Saga Season 2 episode 1, with new episodes dropped weekly, every Monday at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT on the streamer.  The epic Viking anime, produced by MAPPA (Chainsaw ManJUJUTSU KAISENAttack on Titan Final Season), sees the return of Season 1 director Shuhei Yabuta. Crunchyroll has also made Vinland Saga Season 1 available to stream. 

The series, based on Makoto Yukimura’s award-winning manga of the same name, 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 has lost his purpose in life. He was bought by the landowner Ketil as a "slave" and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm. Thorfinn meets a young man there, Einar, who leads Thorfinn to face the sins he has committed and begin to find meaning in life. Meanwhile, Canute, who has become 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.

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).

Source: Crunchyroll

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