Vinland Saga Creator Celebrates Season 2 With Special Art
The team behind Vinland Saga is currently hard at work with the highly anticipated second season of the series, and the original series creator behind it all has whipped up some special new art for the series to help celebrate! Vinland Saga's first season was one of the more curious releases a few years back as while many fans were not able to catch it during its initial streaming run, it has exploded in popularity in the years since as more and more fans discover what kind of action and drama the Viking filled series has to offer. Now all eyes are looking ahead to the second season of its adaptation.
With the Vinland Saga team attending the Japan Expo convention this Summer, the official Twitter account for the anime has shared some slick new art from Makoto Yukimura to help hype up what to expect from the new season. While it's not much in terms of the actual tease, the art features a cool look at a now adult Thorfinn that fans will get to know more of over the course of the second season's episodes when they start hitting early next year. You can check out the special new art from the Vinland Saga creator below:
⚔Original illustration by Makoto Yukimura is now available for viewing ⚔.— TVアニメ「ヴィンランド・サガ」/「VINLAND SAGA」Official (@V_SAGA_ANIME) July 16, 2022
We are pleased to announce the original illustration distributed at the MAPPA panel in Japan Expo held today 💥
Please continue to support "VINLAND SAGA" ❗❗#VINLAND_SAGA pic.twitter.com/7u3p6zK4ff
Currently scheduled for a release during the Winter 2023 anime schedule, Vinland Saga Season 2 will feature a returning cast and staff from the first season under new production studio MAPPA. This means Shuhei Yabuta returns as director, Takahiko Abiru returns as character designer, and Yutaka Yamada will be composing the music once more. New additions to the voice cast for the second season currently include the likes of Shunsuke Takeuchi as Einar, Mayumi Sako as Arnheid, Fuminori Komatsu as Snake, Yuu Hayashi as Olmar, and Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil.
If you wanted to catch up with the first season before the new episodes hit, Vinland Saga is now streaming with HIDIVE, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix. They tease the series as such, "Raised on tales of the legendary land of Vinland, where warmth and plenty abound, young Thorfinn dreams of leaving behind the cold climate of Iceland and venturing into the great unknown. But when Viking sails appear on the horizon, the young boy is conscripted into a life of violence and brutality at the hands of merciless Viking Askalaad. With nothing left to him save revenge, Thorfinn swears vengeance against the man who slew his family, plunging headlong into a sprawling, blood-soaked, coming-of-age epic that marches to the drums of war."
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