Earlier this month, anime fans were finally able to discover one of the latest projects from the famous studio MAPPA, to know chain saw manwhich is already considered one of the most promising titles of this year 2022. And more recently, fans learned that the sequel to another anime ultra-popular Japanese animation studio would finally soon reveal itself, revealing its release date through a whole new trailer.
the long awaited return of thorfinn
Founded in 2011 by a former Madhouse studioMAPPA quickly managed to make a name for itself in a growing industry, making itself known in particular with the adaptations of Rage of Bahamut, Gambling School or The God of High School. But it was in 2020 that the studio was able to gain enormous popularity.and this in part thanks to anime Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan: Final Season.
This is why in the face of this growing popularity, many fans were delighted to learn that, as for The attack of the Titans, MAPPA was going to take over the torch from Wit Studio by producing the second season from anime Vinland Saga, adapted from the eponymous manga by Makoto Yukimura. A first trailer published last June already gave us a brief overview of the next adventures of the young Icelandic warrior Thorfinn Thorsson.
But a brand new trailer released just yesterday allows us to learn more about the sequel. Vinland Saga. In effect, fans were able to discover the opening of this new seasonwith title River interpreted by Anonymouz, but also and above all the release date of the anime, scheduled for January 9 in Japan.
Despite the change of studio, the animation style of season 2 remains strangely close to that of the previous one, and that’s normal, because we find the entire production team of Wit Studio on the project.. This new season should have 24 episodes, and its international distribution will be provided by Netflix and Crunchyroll.
For those who don’t know, Vinland Saga tells us the story of Thorfinn, son of the illustrious warrior Thors, aka the Troll of Jom, and the moment when his life will change following the assassination of his father. The latter will be killed by Askeladd and his band of pirates, and Thorfinn will then decide to embark on a revenge quest, determined to kill his father’s assassin with his own hands. This desire for revenge will be the main plot of the first season, and will thus lead the protagonist to travel everywhere, participating in particular in the invasion of England by the Danes.
But the end of the first season deeply upset the main character, thus allowing to introduce a whole new narrative arc, where revenge will give way to redemption. Find below the description of season 2 of Vinland Saga shared by Crunchyroll.
A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula, Denmark.
After the death of his lifelong 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 Einar there, a young man who is also a slave, just like him. His meeting with Einar brings Thorfinn to face the sins he has committed and then allows him to find a new meaning in life.
On the other hand, Canute (or Knut), who became the king of England, tries to expand his territory to establish “the promised land”.
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