When Robert Eggers launched his brutal viking film final 12 months, The Northman, anime followers could not assist however discover that the bloody story had fairly a bit in frequent with the story of Thorfinn, the protagonist of the anime franchise, Vinland Saga. With the anime collection getting ready to return with its second season in a number of days, what could be probably the most surreal crossover of all time has occurred as the celebrities of Vinland Saga have offered commentary on the trailer for The Northman, even going as far as to say how the story mimics their very own.

The primary season finale of Vinland Saga resulted in one of many greatest cliffhangers in anime historical past, as the person chargeable for the demise of Thorfinn’s father died earlier than the protagonist might actual his revenge. With the villainous Askeladd taking a swing on the present king to be able to save his homeland, the thing of Thorfinn’s revenge has died, leaving the younger viking aimless as season two will get able to arrive later this month. With Thorfinn’s return, viewers shall be launched to loads of new characters because the hero’s story has modified considerably, a few of which could be acquainted to historical past buffs because the anime continues to work with actual life occasions.

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In getting ready for season two’s premiere, the official crossover between Vinland Saga and The Northman launched the surreal video wherein the anime stars commented on the story of Amleth, the viking who headed up the live-action movie and had an origin story that anime followers felt was fairly acquainted:

If you have not had the chance to take a look at Vinland Saga, Crunchyroll has provided the next official description of the collection:

“A brand new millennium begins within the southern a part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the demise of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn misplaced his goal in life. He was purchased by the landowner Ketil as a “slave” and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm. Thorfinn meets a younger man there, Einar, who was additionally a slave like him. The encounter of Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had dedicated and started to seek out which means in life. Then again, Canute, who turned the King of England, tried to increase his territory for the institution of “the promised land”.


That is “The Story of a True Warrior (Saga)”. “The story of Atonement and Salvation (Saga) “that lies past the prologue.”

Through Crunchyroll