In the official Twitter account for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura, Vinland Saga, it was revealed that in commemoration of the fact that a year has passed since the last episode was broadcast, on December 30 an “announcement special ”for the franchise. The statement did not reveal further details.
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 publisher published the twenty-third compiled volume in November 2019, followed by the twenty-fourth on October 23 in Japan.
The play inspired a 24-episode anime adaptation produced by Wit Studio, directed by Shuuhei Yabuta and scripts written by Hiroshi Seko and Kenta Ihara, released in July 2019. So far there have been no indications of the production of a second. season.
Vinland Saga Synopsis
Thorfinn, son of one of the greatest warriors of the Vikings, is among the best fighters in 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.