Vinland Saga Is Getting Season 2 On Netflix

vinland saga season 2


We all know how amazing the Vinland Saga is. It is one of the best historical anime with the right amount of action, drama, and an intense story that keeps the viewers glued to the screen.


Its thrilling adventure of the Viking era and philosophical approach make it one of the best anime to come out in 2019. It has a major fanbase, with viewers always praising the story and the characters for how they evolve as time passes by.


However, the biggest feature of this franchise was its broad storyline. A storyline that can’t be stuffed into a single season. Therefore, the anime had a 25-episode long season to cover as much content as possible.


Still, with the ending of Season 1, fans have been eagerly waiting for the next season. Another instalment that dives deeper into the storyline is expected by many weebs.




Everything We Know So Far About Vinland Saga


Vinland Saga is an anime adaptation of the Manga of the same name. This Manga is written and illustrated by Yukimura Makoto. The anime aired from July 8, 2019, to December 30, 2019.


Thus, it fell under the Summer 2019 anime category. Set in the Vikings era, Vinland Saga is about the story of a boy named Thorfinn who lost his father, Thors, during a ship hijack.


His father was killed by a Viking named Askeladd. To avenge his father’s death, Thorfinn joins him on his voyage as a Viking. He wants to have a proper duel with Askeladd and to do so, he needs to fulfill his conditions.


On the other hand, the tension between the Danes and England is escalating every passing year. Wars, casualties, and acts of violence have become common occurrences now. People on the receiving end of these actions are experiencing immense hardship. Vikings committing these acts are enjoying the best time of their life.


With all these events unfolding, Thorfinn seeks to take revenge on Askeladd to avenge his father. But on this journey, he becomes entangled in the affairs of the Danes and England.


Vinland Saga explores the after-effects of Thorfinn’s involvement in these issues. It also focuses on the War between these 2 nations and the search for true paradise On Earth. This amazing historical concept is blended with WIT Studio’s excellent animation.


A mix made in heaven if you ask me. Fans appreciated this series for its dynamic action and interesting plot. With these qualities, Vinland Saga took no time to become the most popular in the Seinen genre.


However, the first season covers only a portion of the actual story. Thus, fans have been craving another season. A sequel that explores more about this world and its narrative.


So are we getting a second season? Do we have an official announcement of Season 2? Well, let’s take a look.




Official Announcements And Release Date Of Vinland Saga Season 2


Wit Studio on July 7, 2021, announced that Vinland Saga is getting a season 2. It was confirmed by Shuhei Yabuta via his Twitter account. On January 10, 2023, Netflix premiered Season 2 with 24 episodes.


official announcement via twitter


Shuhei Yabuta will be returning as director, with the character designer Takahiko Abiru. It all got announced with a trailer release on 22 June 2022. The anime is currently available to stream online and has a total of 24 episodes.


Fans are very excited about the new season. So far, it has been receiving positive reviews from the fans.




More Source Material Information On Vinland Saga Season 2


Vinland Saga manga was written and illustrated by Yukimura Makoto. It was first published back on April 13, 2005, and is being published to this day. In a comprehensive sense, the anime adapted 4 double volumes of the Manga.


Thus, if you are planning to read the Manga, the volume you should start reading with is Volume 5. Currently, Vinland Saga Manga consists of 25 volumes. As far as season 2 is concerned it may cover from volume 9 to volume 14 up to chapter 100.


Volumes Release Date[English]
Volume 1 October 13, 2013
Volume 2 October 13, 2013
Volume 3 January 21, 2014
Volume 4 January 21, 2014
Volume 5 April 29, 2014
Volume 6 April 29, 2014
Volume 7 July 29, 2014

Volume 8

(Up to chapter 56)

July 29, 2014
Volume 9 October 7, 2014
Volume 10 October 7, 2014
Volume 11 September 29, 2015
Volume 12 September 29, 2015
Volume 13 December 29, 2015

Volume 14

(Up to chapter 100)

December 29, 2015
Volume 15 December 27, 2016
Volume 16 December 27, 2016
Volume17 June 27, 2017
Volume 18 June 27, 2017
Volume 19 June 5, 2018
Volume 20 June 5, 2018
Volume 21 November 19, 2019
Volume 22 November 19, 2019
Volume 23 December 14, 2021
Volume 24 December 14, 2021
Volume 25


There is also a spin-off parody manga. It is called ‘Ganso Ylva-chan’ and was published from April 25, 2007, to September 25th, 2010. It was about Thorfinn’s sister Ylva and consisted of 3 Volumes.


There was also a 6-page one-shot manga published on October 24. It was a collaboration comic between Vinland Saga and Assassins Creed. Vinland Saga is one of the most critically acclaimed Manga series of all time.


Thanks to its Seinen demographic and accurate historical representation. Such features make this manga capable of winning thousands of hearts. So now that we know about Manga and its recognition, let’s look at the popularity of anime.




Popularity Information Of Vinland Saga Season 2


Popularity is an important factor in the initial success of an anime. So, let’s look at the Google trends searches for Vinland Saga season 2 and see if there are enough people motivated for season 2.


Google Trends

Google trends for vinland saga season 2


Google Trends would help us know about the craze of Vinland Saga. We can assume the consistency of its demand from the graph above. As you can see, the number of searches has been constant for the most part.


Soon after the announcement, the trend peaked at its highest point, showing massive interest from fans all around the globe.



twitter popularity for vinland saga


Twitter is where most Japanese creators reside. So let’s take a look at Vinland Saga’s popularity on Twitter. The Official Twitter handle of Vinland Saga has over 34k followers!! Now that’s a great number.


With so many people following it, it just goes to show how fascinating the anime Vinland Saga is. Its popularity is no joke and these numbers are definite proof of that.


So now that we have Twitter on our side, let’s take a look at the number of searches.


Google Searches

Vinland Saga Season 2 searches on google


Ladies and Gentlemen, now we are going to talk in the language of Maths. It’s time for some statistics and data. Let’s have a look at the number of monthly searches on Google for the term ‘Vinland Saga Season 2’.


As you can see, the numbers are not overwhelming but not shallow either. The total number of monthly searches on Google for the term ‘Vinland Saga Season 2’ is 74K.


Out of which, 32K are from the USA itself. This number has increased a lot after the second season came and fans across the globe seem to be enthusiastic about it.



Expected Plot Of Vinland Saga Season 2


Before the next season came out many of us were guessing what will be season 2 all about. The potential plot for the next season should be what the Manga has in store for us.


So if you are fine with getting spoiled about the next season, you can keep on reading. Otherwise, skip the next section. Now as we all know, the anime ended right after Askeladd’s death.


Thereon, we have only seen a few glimpses of random characters at random locations. If you recall, Askeladd asked Thorfinn about his life’s purpose. Right before his death, he asked Thorfinn about what he was going to do after his death.


Thorfinn was shocked as expected by Askeladd. Thorfinn’s only goal in life was Askeladd’s Death. Thus he never thought about his true purpose in life. In the manga, after a certain time skip, Thorfinn is sold into the slave trade.


Due to a lack of purpose in life, he does nothing but acts as a slave. However, during his days as a slave, Thorfinn meets Einar. Einar was just another slave like Thorfinn.


But their meeting results in Thorfinn getting a purpose for his life. Thereon, they both work together and aim for freedom. Their goal now is to establish a peaceful life in this cruel world.


Now if the anime stays loyal to the manga, this is supposed to be the plot for the next season of Vinland Saga. Now that we have an idea about the plot of the next season, let’s take a look at some reactions.


Reactions from fans on the internet. This will help us know what fans all around the world think about Vinland Saga Season 2.



Online Reactions To Vinland Saga Season 2


Online reactions show the opinions of people around the globe. Thus, let’s have a quick look at what fans all around the world have to say about Vinland Saga Season 2.


Twitter Reaction

As shown earlier, Vinland Saga’s Official Twitter handle has a massive following. And if we look for Vinland Saga Season 2, it is nothing less. There were hundreds of memes about the wait for its second season.


FANS WANTED IT AND THEY GOT IT! Interestingly enough, a lot of people are concerned about the opening of the second season. There have been discussions about how Vinland Saga Season 2 shouldn’t have a rock opening like Mukanjo.


People want a different kind of vibe from its sequel’s opening. They say that the next season would have a different aura than the first one.


Reddit Reaction

Reddit is another platform that fans all around the world use to express their love for anime. Before the announcement, there were thousands of questions and speculations about the second season.


Why has it been delayed or what would be the story of season 2 and many more? All Reddit users who are fans of the series should be happy about the announcement.


Now let’s take a look at another app heavily used by Weebs worldwide, Quora.


Quora Reaction

Another app that fans use a lot is Quora. Let’s take a look at what Quora users have to say about Vinland Saga Season 2. Quora users are more into predicting the possible storyline for the next season.


Their speculations revolve around Thorfinn and his possible course of action in the next part. They are also quite concerned about Season 2 (just like you and me). There have been many questions about season 2 and its release date.


Since we don’t have an official date of release, every speculation stands as speculation only. But we all know that isn’t going to stop us from talking about the anime we love right?



Vinland Saga Ratings And Reviews


Website Score
Myanimelist 8.71
IMDb 8.8


Ratings and reviews give us a general idea of how much love the series is getting. In the case of Vinland Saga, it’s getting in abundance. Let’s take a look.



imdb rating for vinland saga season 2


The incredible score of 8.8 has blessed Vinland Saga on IMDb. But we all saw that coming, didn’t we? I mean just look at the reviews! They are more positive than Covid Cases in the country.


Whether it’s critics or casuals, Vinland Saga is a series that holds no problem in gaining love from both. In recent times, it is tough to get recognition despite being an action anime.


Especially when you are quite popular. But Vinland Saga proved to be one of the best new-gen anime out there. Its intriguing historical setting is beautifully blended with the War theme of the series.


This combination is something that fans just can’t do anything about except love it. So IMDb approved Vinland Saga. But as an ‘Anime’, MyAnimeList ratings hold special significance. So let’s take a look at them as well.



review for vinland saga


Just as you would expect, Vinland Saga is blessed with a gracious score of 8.71. This is especially significant because ratings on MyAnimeList are quite critical. However, Vinland Saga just doesn’t care at all.


It’s ranked 42 in terms of score. This goes to show how fantastic Vinland Saga is. Even the toxic Manga readers don’t complain about its adaptation (except for a few ELITISTS.


Ignore them). So, the series not only succeeds as a ‘Show’ but also as an ‘Adaptation’   Not to mention, Vinland Saga is one of the rare shows that are not only famous but also liked by critics.


That feat is so rare in modern times. So we can say that in terms of ratings and reviews, Vinland Saga is rocking just like its first opening!



Top 5 Best-Rated Episodes


Vinland Saga is an anime that has made its name in the anime community for good reasons, of course. It has an intense story and even more intense characters. Now that the second season is on the way, let’s recap and take a look at the top 5 best-rated episodes from the show.


1. Servant (Episode 17)

On MyAnimeList, this episode has a rating of 4.8/5. Askeladd is dealing with a mutiny, thus this episode is intense. He recalls his ailing mother telling him once that King Atorius was their ancestor.


She also explained to him how the King was recovering in a heavenly realm so he could rejoin his people and defend them.


2. United Front (Episode 19)

This episode has a rating of 4.8/5 on MyAnimeList. In this episode, our hero Thorfin got injured by Thorkell. Thorkell kicked Thorfin and broke his ribs and arm. But later, Thorkell lets him get medical aid from Askeladd.


3. Crown (Episode 20)

This episode has a rating of 4.8/5 on MyAnimeList. Canute and his army are in Gainsborough and are face-to-face with the Danish army and Floki. Canute is there, and he is determined to meet King Sweyn.


4. Reunion (Episode 21)

This episode has a rating of 4.8/5 on MyAnimeList. Canute receives orders from King Selwyn for him and his army to head for a Danish town named York, in the Northumbria region.


5. Lone Wolf (Episode 22)

This episode has a rating of 4.8/5 on MyAnimeList. This episode has an epic battle between Thorfin and Askeladd. Thorfin knows that there is no chance for him to win as Askeladd knows all of Thorfin’s weaknesses.


As the battle starts, Askeladd throws his sword away.



Vinland Saga Manga, Blu-Ray Sales


‘Survival Of The Fittest!’. This principle does not apply to forests only. It is also applicable in many more situations including the anime industry. So how do you stay ‘Fit’ in the anime industry?


By earning a bag full of money.


Manga Sales

First, we are going to talk about Manga Sales. In terms of Manga Sales, Vinland Saga is an absolute banger with over 1.2 Million Copies sold for the first volume as of June 2008.


Not only that but it also had 5 million copies in print as of 2018. Moreover, the Manga has appeared on Taiyosha’s top ten best-selling manga lists multiple times. Therefore, the success of Manga is out of the question.


Vinland Saga Manga is an absolute banger.


Blu-ray Sales

Let’s take a look at BluRay’s sales of the series. On average, Vinland Saga had a sale of 256 copies of Blu-Ray Discs in the summer of 2019. Now on the surface, this might not seem like a great number but remember the age we are living in.


We are not living in the Vikings era. In today’s world, OTT platforms have started to rule over. Therefore BluRay sales are bound to be less. I am 99% sure that YOU watched Vinland Saga on a website or OTT platform instead of buying the BluRay.


So yes the number is low but OTT platforms have their hand behind it. Don’t worry about it.



Popular Vinland Saga Characters


With the release of Vinland Saga Season 2, there would be the return of some of our favourite characters. Let’s discuss it. So, if you remember correctly, most characters died at the end of Season 1.


Therefore there are only 3 famous characters that can make a return in Season 2.





Our protagonist is bound to make a reappearance. Askeladd gave him an important task. The task is to seek his Life’s Purpose. He is the Son of Thors. He must reach the places Thors wasn’t able to.


Thus, in the next season, we can say that Thorfinn will be coming back. His return would be the search for his purpose in life.





Prince Canute or should I say King Canute has taken over the throne of King Sweyn. With the end of his father, Canute is the legal ruler of the Danes.


His achievement was a result of Askeladd’s sacrifice. But his motto is yet to be achieved. Thus in the next season, we can expect him to try and achieve his dream.


The dream of making this world  ‘Paradise’.





Thorkell is a character that was loved by many. And when it comes to his return in the Second Season, it would be with a bang as well. Thorkell likes War and Fight.


But since he is a part of Canute’s team, his reappearance would most likely be in the form of a servant to Canute. No matter what, Thorkell would still be epic all along.



Other Decisive Factors for Vinland Saga Season 2


Let’s have a look at some factors we haven’t looked at properly. These are important factors that played an important role in deciding season 2.


Vinland Saga Ending Explained

Students, it’s time for some revision. Let’s recall what happened at the end of Vinland Saga. Was there room for the next season? So if you punch your brain hard enough, you would remember that in the end, King Sweyn was killed by Askeladd.


Askeladd acted berserk to make room for Canute to take over the throne. However, this act resulted in Askeladd’s death by Canute but that was the plan in the first place.


Thereafter, Thorfinn is deeply affected by Askeladd’s death and goes into a state of turmoil. This was because Thorfinn’s sole purpose in life was to avenge Askeladd but he wasn’t the one who caused his demise. Then we take a look at Thorkell supporting Canute to take credit for Askeladd’s death.


This made the villagers feel that Canute was the brave one who killed the Almighty King Of Britannia. Then we see Thorfinn being taken back by the guards as he remembers the last words of Askeladd.


Finally, the camera roams around various corners of the world like Dessert, Mountain, and the sea. This highlights the potential characters for the next season. And this ends the first season of Vinland Saga.


As you can see, there are a lot of ways to explore this narrative. Just while writing this article, I can feel that the story feels incomplete. Therefore, the ending of Season 1 created a lot of room for Season 2.



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Release of the season 2 has an overall positive effect on fans. Fans all over the world are excited and cannot wait to finally experience their favourite anime one more time.


Thanks a lot for reading. Until next time, Sayonara!


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