Fans of Vinland Saga may rejoice! The final trailer for the second half of Season 2 has aired, giving insight into what new battles await Thorfinn and the other Norsemen. Season 2 has begun already, so this trailer hypes the second half.
For those new to Vinland Saga, Peter, Your Friend in Japan, has given several reasons why you should watch it.
Studio MAPPA has previously maintained a promotional home page and an official Twitter page for Vinland Saga. Behind-the-scenes details about the series and numerous visuals can be found there. The two newest key visuals can be seen below.
A Viking Epic for the Ages
Vinland Saga presents a comparatively incredible dramatization of the Danish conquest of England in the eleventh century. The “Vinland” part of the title references a part of what is now known as North America.
Thorfinn is one of the primary characters in this series. He is likewise based on the historical figure Thorfinn Karlsefni Thórdarson. His father, Thor, was murdered by the mercenary Askeladd. In the hopes of avenging Thor, Thorfinn works under Askeladd to one day finally challenge him to a duel.
Thor certainly hoped to instill kindness and peace in his son. Thorfinn grew up listening to tales of Vinland. And how it was a warm and peaceful place, unlike that of his frigid home. Now in England, far away from Iceland, he’s swept up during the war between the Danes and the Anglo-Saxons. He’s even employed as another of the mercenaries under King Sweyn in the Danish invasion of London. Peace and the concept of avoiding pain and misery, as his father spoke of earlier, is unquestionably a long, forgotten dream to Thorfinn.
Vinland Saga Origins
Makoto Yukimura began writing and illustrating this manga series on April 13th, 2005. Kodansha has since released 26 volumes for cultured Jomsvikings to purchase and collect.
Wit Studio began adapting the series to anime format on July 7th, 2019. They were only around to work on the first season before handing the reins to MAPPA for the second season.
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