On the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura, Vinland Sagait was announced that more information about the project will be announced on June 8 at 9:00 p.m. (Japan time). The title and description of the video confirm that it is the first promotional video for the second season.while they already list the first members of the production team, which include:
- Shuhei Yabuta (Shingeki no Kyojin, No Game No Life, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri) returns to direct the anime at a studio to be confirmed.
- Takahiko Abiru (Hunter x Hunter (2011), Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season) returns to handle character design and animation direction.
Previous leaks ensured that supposedly the production will change WIT Studiowhich animated the first season, towards the studios MAP, keeping the entire production team, although it has not been officially confirmed and remains a rumor. Director Yabuta shared the announcement of the upcoming trailer and wrote, “We can finally bring you more details about the second season of Vinland Saga. Thanks to the trusted staff who have been with us since the first season, we have great content! We hope you enjoy it».
Makoto Yukimura the publication of the manga began in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in April 2005, and later moved it to the magazine Monthly Afternoon in December 2005. The play inspired a twenty-four episode anime adaptation produced by WIT Studiounder the direction of Shuhei Yabuta and scripts written by Hiroshi Seko Y Kenta Iharareleased in July 2019. A second season is confirmed, and the director Shuhei Yabuta confirmed that the production team is “almost the same“.
Vinland Saga Synopsis
Thorfinn, son of one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors, is among the best fighters in the merry band of mercenaries led by the cunning Askeladd. However, Thorfinn is not part of the group because of the plunder involved, instead, having caused great tragedy to his family, the boy has vowed to kill Askeladd in a fair duel. Thorfinn spends his childhood with the mercenary crew, honing his skills on the battlefield among the Danes, where killing is just another life’s joy.
One day, when Askeladd receives news that the Danish Prince Canute has been taken hostage, he hatches an ambitious plan: one that will decide the next King of England and drastically alter the lives of Thorfinn, Canute and his own. Set in 11th century Europe, Vinland Saga tells a bloody epic in an era where violence, madness and injustice are inescapable, providing a paradise for the battle-crazed hell and the rest who live in it.
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