To be honest: I had thought Amazon Prime Video would acquire the streaming rights for Vinland Saga season 2. After all, they did originally acquire the streaming rights for season 1. Even Netflix acquiring those rights would make sense since they’re now streaming the anime as well. But nope, it’s neither of those companies. I guess Crunchyroll deciding snapping up the streaming rights to season 2 would make them a lot of money, regardless of their ability (or lack thereof) to stream the first season.

Crunchyroll Embarks on the Viking Life?!

He’s screaming at the nonsense of it all.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce that they have acquired the streaming rights to the long-awaited season 2 of Vinland Saga. With apparently no plans to acquire season 1. I guess what Crunchyroll is telling us is to go elsewhere to watch season 1 before coming back to season 2 on their streaming platform. It’s a bit of an awkward workaround, and potentially expensive if you don’t already have a subscription to those other streaming services. But I guess Crunchyroll just thinks that’s a “you” problem.

Vikings certainly believed their raids were a “you” problem.

Back to the topic though, this new announcement from Crunchyroll also reveals when we’ll actually get to see this season 2 of the anime. Apparently, Vinland Saga season 2 will make its debut sometime in January 2023 as part of a simulcast with Japan. As of this writing, that’s just over 2 months away, so you won’t have long to wait to see season 2. Of course, season 2 will also be a Crunchyroll exclusive, given that they now hold the streaming rights to it. Thus, you will need to pay for a Crunchyroll premium account to watch season 2. If you enjoyed season 1 or are a fan of the manga though, this might be worth it.

Vinland Saga Season 2: Synopsis

"Vinland Saga" season 2 key art.
Well, the columns of black smoke aren’t ominous at all.

Want a taste of what Vinland Saga season 2 will be about? Well, Crunchyroll has prepared an official synopsis for us today. Check it out below:

“A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark.

After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn lost his purpose in life.

He was bought by the landowner Ketil as a “slave” and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm.

Thorfinn meets a young man there, Einar, who was also a slave like him. The encounter of Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had committed and began to find meaning in life.

On the other hand, Canute, who became the King of England, attempted to extend his territory for the establishment of “the promised land”.

This is “The Story of a True Warrior (Saga)”.

“The story of Atonement and Salvation (Saga) “that lies beyond the prologue.

You can catch up on Vinland Saga season 1 not on Crunchyroll (which just gives you a blank page as of this writing), but on either Amazon Prime Video or Netflix.

Source: Crunchyroll News