A recent tweet by AnimeHype regarding a shift in Vinland Saga studio from WIT has been making rounds on the internet. The tweet claims that Vinland Saga season 2 would be animated by Studio MAPPA.
However, no official statements or further information has been revealed on the “claim”.
It was also mentioned that there wouldn’t be any changes in the core staff.
In a recent tweet on October 1st, Yubata posted a curious update on Twitter noting that the animation producer is more important than the studio in charge.
This is not an unknown fact that it is the job of an Animation Producer to keep the animators in check and it is one of the prominent roles in the production of an anime series.
The update is likely because the second season of Vinland Saga has suffered a change in the animation studio in charge.
While WIT Studio handled the first season, it becomes a question mark if it will also handle the second.
Author Makoto Yukimura also assured the fans in a recent tweet that “season 2 won’t skip any material from the manga.”
Vinland Saga is a Japanese historical manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. The series is published by Kodansha, and was first serialized in the youth-targeted Weekly Shōnen Magazine before moving to the monthly manga magazine Monthly Afternoon, aimed at young adult men. As of July 2021, the series has been compiled into twenty-five bound volumes. Vinland Saga has also been licensed for English-language publication by Kodansha USA.
Synopsis as described by MAL:
Young Thorfinn grew up listening to the stories of old sailors that had traveled the ocean and reached the place of legend, Vinland. It’s said to be warm and fertile, a place where there would be no need for fighting—not at all like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary. War is his home now. Though his father once told him, “You have no enemies, nobody does. There is nobody who it’s okay to hurt,” as he grew, Thorfinn knew that nothing was further from the truth.
The war between England and the Danes grows worse with each passing year. Death has become commonplace, and the viking mercenaries are loving every moment of it. Allying with either side will cause a massive swing in the balance of power, and the vikings are happy to make names for themselves and take any spoils they earn along the way. Among the chaos, Thorfinn must take his revenge and kill Askeladd, the man who murdered his father. The only paradise for the vikings, it seems, is the era of war and death that rages on.