Vinland Saga Sets Season 2 Release Date, Reveals Opening Theme

Vinland Saga has been preparing for its second season to launch next year, and the newest episode for its comeback has revealed its release date along with debuting the opening theme song for the new episodes! The first season of the anime adapting Makoto Yukimura's original manga series was one of the most hyped releases of the last few years, and that fervor has returned now that the series is closer than ever to the release of its second season. Previously teasing a launch during the Winter 2023 anime slate, now it's been confirmed that it won't be too much of a wait before the new episodes hit.

Together with a new trailer showing off more of Vinland Saga's new season, it's been announced that Season 2 of the anime will be making its debut on January 9th next year as part of the Winter 2023 slate of anime releases. Together with the release of the newest trailer confirming the release date for the second season, we also got to get our first listen of the new opening theme titled "River" as performed by Anonymouz. You can check it out in action with the newest trailer for Vinland Saga Season 2 below: 

Ready for Vinland Saga Season 2? 

While Netflix will be releasing the series internationally when the new episodes hit next year, Crunchyroll has confirmed they will be streaming the new season alongside its launch in January. Season 2 will feature a returning cast and staff from the first season under new production studio MAPPA, and new additions 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. Teasing what to expect from the new season, Crunchyroll hypes Vinland Saga Season 2 as such:

"A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn 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 was also a slave like him. The encounter of Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had committed and began to find meaning in life. On the other hand, Canute, who became the King of England, attempted to extend his territory for the establishment of 'the promised land'. This is 'The Story of a True Warrior (Saga)'. 'The story of Atonement and Salvation (Saga)' that lies beyond the prologue."

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. Are you excited for Vinland Saga's new season to hit next January? What are you hoping to see from the new episodes? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!