WIT Studio will not be handling the Vinland Saga Season 2 project, it has already been announced. Studio MAPPA will instead develop the anime TV sequel.
BREAKING: Vinland Saga Season 2 has been confirmed! The anime series is in production.
— Anime Trending (@AniTrendz) July 7, 2021
The animation creators also expressed their wish for a complete adaptation of the manga. Does this imply that Vinland Saga Seasons 3 and 4 are on the way?!
On July 7, 2021, the official announcement of the second season was announced on the 2nd anniversary of the Vinland Saga anime. Producer Twin Engine’s first announcement of the second season includes a Vinland Saga Season 2 trailer, which teases the new tale. (A complete trailer PV is in the works right now.)
When will Vinland Saga 2 be released?
Abiru Takahiko, character designer/chief animation director, acknowledged that actual production was still on April 19, 2022, but did not indicate when Vinland Saga Season 2 will be released.
“A much longer time had passed before I realized it since we announced the creation of [Vinland Saga] Season 2,” he tweeted. “With the anime production, we’re still pushing forward day by day, so please bear with us for a little longer.”
“The day when the Viking Age is believed to have begun is approaching,” Vinland Saga Season 2 director Shuuhei Yabuta commented in reaction to this tweet. That’s June 8, 793 in history, so maybe he’s hinting about the complete Vinland Saga Season 2 teaser PV release on June 8, 2022?
Reddit users reported on a Twitter Spaces conversation between director Yabuta and Vinland Saga manga creator Makoto Yukimura on May 1, 2022, on May 3, 2022. Yukimura verified the earlier speculation that Vinland Saga Season 2 would undergo a studio change during this meeting, claiming that the animation staff “went from WIT to MAPPA.”
Employees who previously worked on Vinland Saga Season 1 at WIT Studio have gone over to Studio MAPPA, making the studio transition rumor credible months ago. Director Yabuta, for example, joined MAPPA in May 2020 and worked on Attack On Titan: The Final Season, producing the first promotional video teaser before moving on to the production of Vinland Saga Season 2.
Studio MAPPA may already have too many tasks on its plate. Chainsaw Man, Jigokuraku, Dance Dance Danseur, Kakegurui Twin, and the Yuri on Ice film had all been announced by February 2022.
Given that the box office for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 shattered the previous record set by Demon Slayer: Mugen Train in Japan, the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime was reported to be in production in 2022. In addition, the release date for Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 3 has been set for 2023.
The director cut Yukimura off in response to his revelation and joked about disclosing confidential material, which could lead to the second season’s termination. The animation crew will remain the same, according to the director, which is the most crucial component.
Director Yabuta has long stated that the main creative team for Vinland Saga 2 will be largely the same as for the first season.
“Time flies by so quickly. On July 25, 2021, the director tweeted, “Our team faced numerous challenges to tackle this year, and we had to make painful decisions.” “However, the team composition is nearly identical, and we are determined to focus on this season.”
The filmmaker said that he is currently preparing or editing the Vinland Saga Season 2 teaser PV during the May 2022 Twitter Space chat. Since Yukimura mentioned some of the seiyuu, they observed that Snake’s voice is very manly and sensual, the voice recording is also in process. The second point is crucial because VAs usually don’t start working until near the project’s conclusion.
Furthermore, because it is the final arc, the Vinland Saga manga is nearing its conclusion. According to anime news Twitter user Komi, the manga series may get a “complete adaptation,” which means Studio MAPPA may turn the entire tale into an anime series.
That isn’t to say that the second season will be too long and conclude the plot. Instead, Yukimura brought up Vinland Saga Seasons 3 and 4 when he begged the director to do his best not just for the second season, but also for the third and fourth!
Keep in mind that this is not an official confirmation of Seasons 3 and 4 of the Vinland Saga. All Yukimura was probably expressing was a wish for the manga to be fully animated, rather than that the producer had already given the go-ahead to develop the further sequels.
Komi’s interpretation was, “sadly, erroneous information,” according to the Vinland Saga World Twitter account. “This may be a mistranslation,” Komi confessed the next day, “so don’t think about [it] too much.”
Vinland Saga mangaka Makoto Yukimura, publisher Kodansha, Studio MAPPA, and Studio Kafka will make up the Vinland Saga Season 2 anime production committee, according to news source Animehype. Keep in mind that this material has not been confirmed by an official source and should be considered rumor.
Animehype also said that a Vinland Saga Season 2 trailer preview (PV) would be released in the first half of February 2022. This did not occur, but work may have been delayed.
Director Yabuta may have been referring to the Vinland Saga Season 2 preview trailer when he mentioned an “unexpected occurrence” while working on the second season on February 14, 2022:
“An unforeseen circumstance has arisen.” But today, owing to the support of many people, we can focus on our work in a stable environment,” the director tweeted. “Some may believe that the story of this season is inappropriate for an anime series, but I disagree. The storytelling is unusual. However, this season contains a crucial part of the overall tale. And I feel it will distinguish this anime.”
The return of a director and character designer for the Vinland Saga Season 2 anime TV series has been officially announced.
“Due to illness, I lost a half-year.” But now that I’m back in this team, I’m pleased to be able to focus on Vinland Saga,” director Yabuta tweeted. “I’m going to give it my all.” “Many thanks!”
Vinland Saga character designer/chief animation director Abiru Takahiko tweeted, “I’m very delighted to be able to finally announce that Season 2 is coming.” “I believe that the best thing for me to do right now is to keep painting every day with passion, striving to meet all of the fans’ expectations.” Thank you for your continued support. Today I mow fields once more.”
On July 7, 2021, the official announcement of the second season was announced on the 2nd anniversary of the Vinland Saga anime.
“The anime Vinland Saga is now in production for its second season. Vinland Saga creator Makoto Yukimura commented, “I am very glad to be able to give the news that the fans expected.” “I’m looking forward to the second season as well.” Let’s all wait for the next piece of information together.”
According to Makoto-sensei, the official Twitter account promises that more follow-up news will be issued in the future. This second announcement’s date was not given.
On February 25, 2022, the director discussed the results of a fan art contest organized by producer Twin Engine in honor of the manga series.
“I appreciate your participation! He wrote, “I’m pleased to see so many different fan arts and recognized again that Vinland Saga is a manga appreciated all over the world.” “It’s taking us so long to be ready for next season. Please wait a little longer for the next piece of information!”
Early on, an anime news leaker announced that the second season would be released. “Vinland [Saga] S2 is on the pipeline,” Spytrue, for example, tweeted. Spytrue was also truthful when he said, “Unfortunately, Vinland Saga S2 will not be in 2020.”
Why might the anime sequel be delayed until 2022 or later? At the time, Spytrue claimed a massive reason, albeit it turns out that portion of his assertion was incorrect (see the release date section below for more details).
Furthermore, Spytrue predicted the release date of Vinland Saga Season 2 before the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus epidemic ravaged the globe.
The good news is that Thorfinn, the historical adventurer, is currently in the middle of his final tale arc, which will likely take years to complete. As a result, the anime series could go for numerous seasons if it is routinely renewed.
Kodansha, the Japanese publisher, has gone to great lengths to ensure that the anime is the next big thing. The anime has received extremely good reviews and attention. Vinland Saga, an Amazon Prime exclusive anime, has been ranked with Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba), Fire Force (Enen no Shouboutai), and Dr. Stone among the season’s best.
It’s a coming-of-age story set against the horrors of Viking warfare at the beginning of the 11th century. The opening episode places viewers in the thick of the Battle of Hjörungavágr in the year 987, but the main tale is a slow-burner that emphasizes character development and philosophy.
The characters in the Vinland Saga are based on historical reports from the period, with the main protagonist Thorfinn Karlsefni being a real-life adventurer. Of course, Leif is based on the historical Leif Erikson, the explorer who is credited with discovering the North American continent where Vinland is located in current times. Other characters are based on tales or made up, with Askeladd’s name being based on a witty Norweigan mythology character.
As previously said, the studio responsible for Vinland Saga Season 2 has yet to be revealed. WIT Studio (of Attack On Titan fame) produced the first season. The special effects are handled by Studio MAD BOX, a Madhouse subsidiary.
Shuuhei Yabuta has indicated that he will direct the second season of the Vinland Saga anime. Yabuta also directed the fantastic animation Inuyashiki: Last Hero. Because the director has worked as a CGI artist and a CGI/3D director (Attack On Titan), it’s no surprise that CGI is heavily utilized in the fight scenes.
Takahiko Abiru, the character designer from Hunter x Hunter, has indicated that he will return.
The first season’s screenplays were written by Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish and Ajin: Demi-Human) and Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil). The music was composed by Yutaka Yamada of Tokyo Ghoul.
The opening theme song for the first season of The Vinland Saga was “MUKANJYO” by Survive Said The Prophet, while the closing theme song was “Torches” by Aimer.
Beginning with Vinland Saga Episode 13, the opening song (as shown above)
was changed to Man With A Mission’s “Dark Crow.” Milet’s “Drown” replaced the ending theme music (see video below)
Updated May 3, 2022: Added confirmation of the studio change as well as other details from the Twitter Spaces discussion.
Vinland Saga Season 2 MAPPA studio change rumor was added on February 11, 2022.
Vinland Saga Season 2 will be produced by the majority of the same crew, according to the director.
Vinland Saga Season 2 production announcement, July 7, 2021!
Updated June 21, 2021: An announcement is anticipated for June 2021. A new manga analysis has been added.
Vinland Saga 2 was teased during the WIT Studio Livestream on October 29, 2020.
Updated September 28, 2020: The director teases the second season of the Vinland Saga anime.
Updated July 22, 2020: Added information about the Great Pretender and its relevance to the Vinland Saga.
Updated May 29, 2020: The studio for Attack On Titan Season 4 has been confirmed. What effect does this have on the Vinland Saga Season 2 rumors?
Updated on December 27, 2019: Added speculation that Vinland Saga Season 2 will not be released in 2020 owing to WIT’s commitment to Attack On Titan Season 4.
Vinland Saga S2 rumor was added on December 16, 2019.
Added director’s comments about anime original content on November 25, 2019.
Updated November 11, 2019: Added information about the ending/final arc of the Vinland Saga manga and the postponement of EP 18.
This article contains all information on Vinland Saga Season 2 as well as any relevant news. As a result, news, rumors, and analysis will be added to this article over time. Meanwhile, let’s look into what we do know for sure.
Is Winter 2023 a possible release date for Vinland Saga Season 2?
As of the last update, neither Kodansha nor WIT Studio nor any other entity involved in the anime’s development had announced the actual Vinland Saga Season 2 release date. On July 7, 2021, a sequel to the Vinland Saga was revealed.
This post will be updated with the appropriate information once the news is officially confirmed.