The second season of TV anime VINLAND SAGA will start airing January 2023! And to celebrate the anniversary of the TV broadcast and worldwide streaming of Season One on Prime Video and Netflix, we’re releasing our second interview with the creators. This time, Director Shuhei Yabuta, Sound Effect Director Shoji Hata, and Music Yutaka Yamada have gathered to talk about the music in the show.
One cannot talk about VINLAND SAGA without talking about the music, so we hope you enjoy what everyone had to say!
SPOILER ALERT: Please note that this interview contains some spoilers about Season One.
Second Special Group Interview Part 1
I’d like to start with a question to Yamada and Hata. When you were working on the music for Season One, what did you find particularly appealing about the story?
Yamada, how did you make your 26-song demo?
I understand you’ve worked on a lot of fantasy shows, Yamada. How eager were you to get to work when this show was greenlit?
So points of view are the key.
Hata, could you tell us what you thought of how Yabuta dealt with the music?
Yabuta, do you view the visuals and audio as being of equal importance?
Yamada, can you tell us what you thought when you saw the actual show play out?
Yabuta, what was your intent when you added that piano song to that scene?