Vinland Saga official Twitter page has just confirmed the release date and international streaming partners for season 2 of the Viking anime series
Vinland Saga is an epic Viking tale, which launched in 2019. It is widely considered as one of the best new series to launch worldwide in recent years.
Vinland Saga Anime Season 2 (S2) Release Date Ep 1, Total Episodes List, Easter Eggs, Plot Story, Where To Watch Ep Eng Sub Online
Thorfinn's grown and is now facing the consequences of his childhood actions.
Return to the land of vikings when VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 premieres on Crunchyroll this January!
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) October 24, 2022
VINLAND SAGA SEASON-2 NEW TRAILER. BROADCAST BEGINS FROM JANUARY-9, 2023pic.twitter.com/nldvwFoUI7
— Shonenleaks (@shonenleaks) October 24, 2022
The series consists of almost everything that fans would want from an action anime.
It includes well-planned fight scenes along with some excellent character development.
It also includes undoubtedly one of the best-written villains of all time in anime history. To top it off, the series has an incredible opening song by Survive Said The Profit.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Easter Eggs
On September 22, 2020, Shuhei Yabuta, the director of Vinland Saga tweeted three images of the main characters and asked fans to decipher “a small Easter egg.”
Each image had Nordic runes in the bottom corners. Upon examining fans realized that each rune, when translated to English, read “Sea-Son-Two.”
Besides the runes, the images also depicted some Japanese text from a conversation between the characters:
Thorfinn asks “How long must we wait?”
Askeladd replies “That’s why I hate kids…”
While Canute adds, “It’s soon…I guess…”
The following year, on July 7, 2021, the series’ official Japanese Twitter page shared the news about a season 2 renewal for the hit anime series with the first teaser trailer.
While fans were indeed delighted to hear the official confirmation, most fans weren’t surprised by the news.
Vinland saga scored an impressive 8.8/10 rating on IMDB in its first season. It also received as 8.73/10 rating on MyAnimeList, rated by over 660,000 users and over 1 million members. Moreover, the manga still has plenty of source material for more adaptations.
According to Anime Geek, the final episode, episode 24 adapted up until chapter 54 of volume 8 in the manga.
Kodansha have so far published around 197 chapters across 26 complete volumes in Japan as of October 2022.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Confirmed Release Date And Streaming
The game’s official Twitter page confirmed the news that Vinland Saga season 2 will release on 9 January in Japan.
A press release and blog post shared that the series will simulcast on the popular streaming channel, Crunchyroll.
The series will stream across different regions – North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle-East, and CIS-based viewers.
Netflix Asia will also simulcast the series’ second season. Though all these platforms haven’t confirmed a specific release date, they will probably release on January 9 as well.
Studio MAPPA will take over from Wit Studio for season 2. The key staff from season one will reprise their roles in the upcoming second season.
A video from the Twin Engine YouTube channel confirmed that season 2 would consist of 24 episodes in total.
Vinland Saga Where To Read
Publishers of the English version of Vinland Saga Manga will launch two volumes at the same time.
So far, publishers have released a total of 26 volumes in Japan. The English release on the other hand is slightly behind having only launched around 24 volumes internationally.
Fans can purchase physical copies of the manga on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Indiebound, etc. They can also read the series online on different applications like Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Book Walker, etc.