Vinland Saga is back this season, and it’s one of Winter 23’s hottest shows thanks to the first season’s popularity. Though many fans have remarked that Season 2 is starting slow. Recently, the Vinland Saga Season 2 director addressed this slow start.
On Twitter, series director Shuhei Yabuta acknowledged the slow start of the season.
He mentioned how this was what they intended, as they wanted to explore Thorfinn and Einar’s relationship, even if it meant slowing down the pace.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Initial Reactions
The first season of Vinland Saga was released back in 2019, and it got lots of praise for its impressive animation and complex characters.
Fans of the manga source material were also happy with how the anime handled the story. While it was a hit, it took a while before the next season premiered.
Season 2 also saw the change from Wit Studio to MAPPA. A similar thing happened with Attack on Titan, which was also passed along to MAPPA from Wit.
Earlier this month, the second season premiered, and many fans were delighted to see the anime’s return.
Now that we’re a couple of episodes in, some fans are talking about how slow the events are.
On Twitter, there are fans who complained about the slow pace of the season’s opening episodes.
While this part of the story in the manga is on the slow side, the anime extends the events some more.
Despite the complaints, fans are still happy with the second season so far, especially as there are going to be a lot more episodes to come.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Director on the Slow Start
Following the latest episode’s release, manga creator Makoto Yukimura expressed his thoughts on Episode 4.
He specifically mentioned how happy he is to see how the animation team handled Einar’s story and animation.
Director Yabuta then followed up with a tweet of his own, saying how thankful he is to Yukimura for allowing the animation team to explore Einar and Thorfinn’s relationship even more, even if it meant slowing down the pace.
A slow pace might not be great for your typical shonen anime, but this is fine for Vinland Saga given the more serious nature of its story.
Vinland Saga Season 2 continues with Episode 5 next week, and it will be streamed on Crunchyroll and Netflix.
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Source: Shuhei Yabuta's Twitter account