Canute proclaimed himself the ruler of England. Meanwhile, Thorfinn and Einar figure out how to gain their freedom. It is difficult to tell where and how things will turn in Vinland Saga. However, this might give a better look into what is going on with Thorfinn.
On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for the Vinland Saga anime released a short video titled “Episode 6.5 – Drowning in the Shadow”. This video shows an original scene that is not shown in the manga.
The episode is not too long, spanning a bit more than two and a half minutes. It shows Thorfinn as he looked like when he was a part of Askeladd’s raiders. He slaughters some of the villagers who charge toward him.
He later enters a house, but the person entering changes into an adult Thorfinn. In the house, a family is seen cowering because of the attack. Their cries evoke something inside Thorfinn.
Makoto Yukimura, the creator, also shared his comment on the short.
The second season of Vinland Saga premiered on January 9, with Netflix and Crunchyroll streaming the series. As of now, six episodes have been released.
MAPPA is the production studio for the second season, replacing Wit Studio. The main staff is returning with Shuhei Yabuta as the director, Hiroshi Seko as the screenwriter, Takahiko Abiru as the character designer, and Yuta Yamada as the music composer.
About Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga is a Japanese historical manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. The series is published under Kodansha in its monthly manga magazine – Monthly Afternoon – aimed at young adult men. It currently has 26 volumes in tankōbon format.
Vinland Saga is set in ancient Viking times, where a young Thorfinn’s life goes astray when his father Thors – a well-known retired warrior – is killed while on a journey.
Thorfinn then finds himself under the jurisdiction of his enemy – his father’s killer – and hopes to seek revenge on him when he grows stronger. The anime is loosely based on the expedition of Thorfinn Karlsefni in his search for Vinland.
Source: Official Twitter
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