Takahiro Abiru, the chief animation director and character designer of Vinland Saga season 2, revealed an illustration with a special message on his official Twitter account to commemorate the broadcast of the final episode on June 19, 2023.
The special message reads “Thorfinn’s journey will continue,” hinting at the possibility of Vinland Saga season 3.
But this wasn’t the only hint that pointed to the 3rd season. The name “Vinland Saga” in the illustration has a “III” highlighted subtly on it, along with arc 3 Thorfinn featured in it.
Vinland Saga Season 2 released in Japan on Jan 9, 2023.
It was streamed on Netflix, Crunchyroll and others outside Japan.
Season 1 of the anime adaptation by WIT Studio premiered on July 7, 2019, to December 29, 2019, consisting of 24 episodes.
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.
MAL describes the plot as:
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.