Meet the brilliant cast of Vinland Saga season 2 as we find out what each of the English and Japanese anime voice actors is best-known for.

Vinland Saga season 2 is the current ruler of the 2023 Winter anime slate, being the highest-rated series on almost every single popular anime-ratings platform.

Whilst the main storyline and visuals are dominating most of the headlines, it’s the cast of fantastic voice actors who are doing a tremendous job at bringing the world of Vinland Saga to life.

So, who are the main voice actors in Vinland Saga season 2, and what roles are the cast best-known for amongst the global anime community?

Who are the voice actors in Vinland Saga season 2?

  • Thorfinn – Yuto Uemura (Japanese) and Mike Haimoto (English)
  • Einar – Shunsuke Takeuchi (Japanese) and Ian Sinclair (English)
  • Canute – Kensho Ono (Japanese) and Josh Grelle (English)
  • Arnheid – Mayumi Saco (Japanese)
  • Ketil – Hideaki Teduka (Japanese) and Doug Jackson (English)
  • Olmar – Yuu Hayashi (Japanese)
  • Thorgil – Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese)
  • Snake – Fuminori Komatsu (Japanese)
  • Sverkel – Mugihito (Japanese)
  • Leif Ericson – Youji Ueda (Japanese) and John Swasey (English)
  • Thorkell – Akio Otsuka (Japanese)
  • Emma – Tomoka Shiota (Japanese) and Wendy Powell (English)
  • Lotta – Nao Toyama (Japanese) and Marisa Duran (English)

Yuto Uemura (Thorfinn): Uemura is best-known for voicing Johan Liebert in Monster, Atsushi in Bungo Stray Dogs, Tamaki in My Hero Academia, Hiro in Darling in the Franxx, and Yuliy in Sirius the Jaeger.

“Finally, a new story of Thorfinn will begin. I’d like to fully utilize my experience playing the role in SEASON 1, and carefully create the story by interacting with other casts. I really love the intimate time spent on “Vinland Saga.”. All the cast and staff are working on the production by putting all their hearts into it, so please look forward to it! Stay tuned for the releases!!” – Yuto Uemura, via official website.

Shunsuke Takeuchi (Einar): Takeuchi is best-known for voicing Daisuke in Lupin Zero, Harumi in My Senpai is Annoying, Xi Duanmu in Ling Qi, and Producer in The Idolmaster.

“The theme of season 2 is about a conflict of the mental battle rather than physical one. In order to draw the psychological depiction more attractively, I had extensive meetings with the director before recording. Thorfinn shows a different side of him compared to the last season. Meanwhile, Thorfin being a formal warrior becomes a hindrance for Einar. I’m hoping that fans that’s going to watch the show will enjoy the crude, but also beautiful human drama that starts off from a distorted encounter.” – Shunsuke Takeuchi, via official website.

Kensho Ono (Canute): Ono is best-known for voicing Tetsuya in Kuroko’s Basketball, Mikaela in Seraph of the End, Giorno in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Floch in Attack on Titan.

“Thorfinn and Canute are grown up and walking their respective paths. I think SEASON2 is told on an even deeper scale. In a journey to find answers such as what are we living for, fighting for and seizing. I would like to face Canute once again and play him with dignity. Please look forward to it!” – Kensho Ono, via official website.

Mayumi Saco (Arnheid): Saco is best-known for voicing Isabelle in Great Pretender, Saki in Persona: Trinity Soul, and Rikka in In/Spectre.

“There are wars in every age. In textbooks, novels, manga and even on screens. However, I have never felt this close to war, and emotions of anger, sadness and fear are bursting stronger than ever before. I spotted many Arnheid in the news that was reported every day. What can I do in this devastating reality? I played Arnheid, praying for hope and light ahead of the storm. Hopefully my role will reach out to everyone’s hearts.” – Mayumi Saco, via official website.

Hideaki Teduka (Ketil): Teduka is best-known for voicing A in Naruto, and Suberoa in Mobile Suit Gundam.

“I felt that the historical and world view of this work is a magnificent drama that has never been seen in any other anime. Although Ketil is a powerful landowner, he is a person with inner conflicts and weaknesses due to his kindness. As long as I don’t overthink, and act exactly according to the story, I should be able to act Ketil pretty naturally.” – Hideaki Teduka, via official website.

Yuu Hayashi (Olmar): Hayashi is best-known for voicing Mickey in Tokyo Revengers, Ryuunosuke in Haikyu, and Takuya in Yu-No.

“I’m Yuu Hayashi, playing the voice of Olmar. Olma is the next head of the farm, but he is a character who longs to be named as a sword fighter on the battlefield. I fell in love with this adoring character, which has various sides to him. While he longs to become a sword fighter, he also has a side of him which he is timid, but also gets carried away from time to time. All those sides of him make him a “humane” character. I feel so honored to play the role of such a lovable character. I’ll do my best to play him!” – Yuu Hayashi, via official website.

Taiten Kusunoki (Thorgil): Kusunoki is best-known for voicing Morel in Hunter x Hunter, Yoshimura in Tokyo Ghoul, and Genichirou in The Prince of Tennis.

“’Vinland Saga is a drama-like work that feels more realistic than an anime. Among other characters, Thorgil shows various human dramas, and at the same time, he is a character with no hesitation to violence, which is a completely different value in the present day. I challenge myself to re-enact Thorgil’s cruelty as close as I can to the original story, by facing him in every recording session.” – Taiten Kusunoki, via official website.

Fuminori Komatsu (Snake): Komatsu is best-known for voicing Jean-Pierre in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sam in Great Pretender, and Takeuchi in A Silent Voice.

“He is tough, intelligent and always puts others first. However his cool expressions he shows on the screen is also an attractive thing about him. I wish to express his weight of words that everyone would want to look up to him. In a world of constant conflicts, I’d like to think about what and who we are fighting for, and what we are sacrificing in the battle.” – Fuminori Komatsu, via official website.

Mugihito (Sverkel): Mugihito is best-known for voicing Kaseki in Dr Stone, Pipimi in Pop Team Epic, and Doppo in Baki The Grappler.

“Although Sverker is a stubborn and rugged old man, he has a strong belief and pride living as a farmer. I will DO MY BEST to fulfill my assigned role.” – Mugihito, via official website.

Youji Ueda (Leif): Ueda is best-known for voicing Robert Speedwagon in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Alexis in Steins Gate, and Touka in Inari Kon Kon.

“I myself was looking forward to the sequel. Thorfinn is again put in a harsh situation different from the first season. What has he left behind? I am convinced that this season will have a spectacular human drama that carefully depicts the big changes that occur in the minds of the characters. Whenever I play as Leif, I have the feeling that I have to be more mature. Now that I’m slightly older, I’m hoping to express it.” – Youji Ueda, via official website.

Akio Otsuka (Thorkell): Otsuka is best-known for voicing Rider in Fate/Zero, Jirou in Bleach, and Ekubo in Mob Psycho 100.

“The time has come, what we were all waiting for. I wondered how far this season will go, and wondered if Uncle Thorkell is going to go wild again. I’m getting really excited.
A lot of attractive characters will come out from now on. All the casts that are playing the characters are also attractive.” – Akio Otsuka, via official website.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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