Vinland Saga is set to make a comeback next year with the second season of its anime adaptation. In a recent interview, the creator of the series along with some of the creative minds behind the anime series discussed various details of the television show. One of the biggest is the inclusion of a new major character in season two which fans of the manga might recognize from the viking story’s pages. Needless to say, expect Einar to have a major role in the future of the franchise.
Director Shuhei Yubata had this to say about the newest character that is set to be the “lynchpin” of Vinland Saga’s second season, with Thorfinn still set to have a major role in the anime series that introduced this story of vikings to a number of new fans:
“The lynchpin of the start of Season Two is definitely Einar. He left a strong impression on me when I read the manga, so when we were outlining the series, Seko and I started with discussing where his strength came from. I didn’t think we could start mapping out the series until we understood the source of his strength.”