On Monday, Crunchyroll announced that the second season of the television anime adaptation of Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga manga would be available for viewing in English.
The cast and crew for Episode 1, who will subsequently be joined by Mike Haimoto as Thorfinn and Josh Grelle as Canute, are as follows:
- Ian Sinclair as Einar
- Wendy Powell as Emma
- Doug Jackson as Ketil
- John Swasey as Leif
- Marisa Duran as Lotta
- Kent Williams as Narrator
- Additional Voices: Ashe Thurman, Jennifer Alyx, Josh Martin, Jeff Plunk, Mac McGee, Tom Laflin, Gerardo Davila, Ivan Jasso, Marcus Stimac, Jennifer AuBuchon
- ADR Director: Jerry Jewell
- Assistant ADR Director: Jill Harris
- ADR Engineers: Jeremy Woods, Olivia Harris, Sawyer Pfledderer
- ADR Script Supervisor: Jarrod Greene
- ADR Script Writer: James Cheek
- ADR Prep: Benjamin Tehrani
Vinland Saga Season 2 is produced by studio MAPPA under the direction of Shuhei Yabuta (INUYASHIKI LAST HERO), with the series composition being done by Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan), character designs by Takahiko Abiru (TRIGUN STAMPEDE), and the music by Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul). It is based on the manga series by Makoto Yukimura.
The second season of the anime debuted on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Gifu Broadcasting on January 9. Netflix and other streaming providers are offering the anime in Japan. Additionally, Crunchyroll is streaming the season globally, except in Asia, while Netflix is streaming the anime globally, excluding China. The season is also available on Crunchyroll with English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and other language dubs.
In July 2019, the anime's first season debuted. Both in Japan and abroad, the animation was streamed on Amazon Prime Video. The anime's home video distribution was authorized by Sentai Filmworks. In July, HIDIVE and Netflix started streaming the show. Two distinct English dubs were streamed on each of the two services.
The series was introduced by Yukimura in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2005, but later that year Kodansha transferred it to Afternoon. In November 2019, Yukimura began work on the manga's fourth and final arc. More than 7 million copies of the series are in use. The manga is being published in English by Kodansha USA Publishing.
About Vinland Saga
England has been mostly overrun by the Danish King Sweyn Forkbeard by the time the Vinland Saga opens in 1013 AD when much of the action takes place. Prince Harald and Prince Canute are fighting about who will succeed King Sweyn as he draws closer to death.
Thorfinn, a young man, decides to seek revenge against his father's killer. He initially enjoyed the greatness of battle and honor, but this soon changed as he was forced to live both alone and then with the man he vowed to kill, experiencing mixed emotions toward the cause of his past and current lives.