Twin Engine has teased fans with a new trailer for the second season of Vinland Saga. The video, with a run time of less than a minute, reveals and previews the anime’s ending theme song “Without Love” by LMYK. Twin Engine posted the promotional video on its Official YouTube page on Monday, Dec 19, only weeks before the anime’s much-awaited debut on January 9, 2023.
Based on a hit manga by Makoto Yukimura, Vinland Saga first appeared in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2005. The series eventually moved to Afternoon Magazine later on the same year. It now has a total of 26 tankoubon volumes as of May 2022.
Kodansha USA, the manga’s English publisher, describes its story as follows:
As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Throfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery … the land Leif called Vinland.
The manga inspired a TV anime which aired from July to December 2019. WIT Studio was behind the animation.
For its second season, Shūhei Yabuta will be returning to direct the anime, along with Hiroshi Seko as the series’ screenwriter. Takahiko Abiru will also be returning to design the characters, with Yutaka Yamada again composing the music. MAPPA Studio is animating the series.
Previous cast members of the anime are also set to come back for the second season. These returning actors include Yūto Uemura (Thorfinn), Kensho Ono (Canute), Akio Ohtsuka (Thorkell), and Yōji Ueda (Leif Ericson).
They will be joined by the newly-added cast members, which include Shunsuke Takeuchi as Einar, Mayumi Sako as Arnheid, Fuminori Komatsu as Snake, Yuu Hayashi as Olmar, Taiten Kusunoki as Thorgil, Hideaki Tezuka as Ketil, and Mugihito as Sverkel.