In the official Twitter account for the animated adaptation of Makoto Yukimura’s manga, Vinland Saga, it was announced that on July 7 at 9:00 p.m. (Japan time), there will be “a celebration” of the second anniversary of the premiere of the anime. The statement did not say if there will be any “important announcements” on this date, although some fans have already started to assume that there will be.
It should be noted that the manga, for its part, does have an important announcement scheduled for July 26 in Japan, in this year’s ninth edition of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine. In case there is an important announcement for the animated adaptation on July 7, then the announcement at the end of this month will be related to the manga.
Yukimura began publishing the manga in Kodansha publisher’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in April 2005, and subsequently moved it to Monthly Afternoon magazine in December 2005. The work inspired a twenty-four episode anime adaptation produced by WIT Studio, under the direction of Shuuhei Yabuta and scripts written by Hiroshi Seko and Kenta Ihara, released in July 2019. To date there is no confirmation on a second season.
Vinland Saga Synopsis
Thorfinn, son of one of the greatest warriors of the Vikings, is among the best fighters of the mercenary band of mercenaries led by the cunning Askeladd. However, Thorfinn is not part of the group due to the looting involved, instead, for having caused a great tragedy to his family, the boy has promised to kill Askeladd in a fair duel. Thorfinn spends his childhood with the mercenary crew, honing his skills on the battlefield among the Danes, where killing is just another pleasure in life.
One day, when Askeladd receives news that the Danish prince Canute has been taken hostage, he hatches an ambitious plan: one that will decide the next king of England and drastically alter the lives of Thorfinn, Canute and his own. Set in the 11th century in Europe, Vinland Saga tells a bloody epic in an era where violence, madness and injustice are inescapable, providing a haven for the battle-maddened hell and the rest of those who live in it.