Via Comic Natalie: a second season of the anime adaptation of Makoto Yukimura’s “Vinland Saga” has been announced. A teaser visual and a short trailer has been released to accompany the announcement, with more information to be revealed about the show’s production very soon.
Set in Dark Ages Europe, at the height of the Viking conquests, the series follows Thorfinn, an aspiring Viking warrior. He’s the son of a great Viking, and is loosely based on the historical personage of early Vinland explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni. However, the mercenary leader Askeladd killed his father, so he joins his band to exact revenge.
But then, things get complicated as a war for England’s throne descends into chaos. The story draws elements from historical accounts of the period such as The Flateyjarbók, The Saga of the Greenlanders and The Saga of Eric the Red. The manga also gained a reputation for being brutal and violent, much like the actual Vikings. Aside from that, the series also won several awards, including the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga in 2012.