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The Best Episodes of Vinland Saga

Every episode of Vinland Saga ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Vinland Saga!

For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield enhancing his skills in his adventure to redeem his most-desired revenge after his father was murdered.

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The best episode of "Vinland Saga" is "End of the Prologue", rated 9.9/10 from 17061 user votes. It was directed by Tadahito Matsubayashi, Shuhei Yabuta and written by Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara. "End of the Prologue" aired on 12/30/2019 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The King of Rebellion".

  • End of the Prologue
    9.9/10 17,061 votes

    #1 - End of the Prologue

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2019-12-30

    Askeladd comes forth before King Sweyn and implores him to halt his invasion of Wales. Meanwhile, Thorfinn decides to return home at Leif’s urging. However, the moment before he boards the ship, Thorfinn catches a glimpse of a single tern taking off into the sky...

    Director: Tadahito Matsubayashi, Shuhei Yabuta

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • The King of Rebellion
    9.7/10 6,372 votes

    #2 - The King of Rebellion

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2023-06-06

    Snake tries to put a stop to it, but Thorfinn insists on receiving all 100 blows from Canute's brutish guard Drott, shocking the rowdy onlookers.

    Director: Yoji Sato

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Two Paths
    9.7/10 5,461 votes

    #3 - Two Paths

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2023-06-13

    Thorfinn and Einar have said their piece, but Canute stubbornly refuses to give up Ketil's Farm. Then, Thorfinn breaks the standoff with a decision.

    Director: Iho Ishikawa

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • A True Warrior
    9.6/10 6,629 votes

    #4 - A True Warrior

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-07-29

    Thors and his men fall for Askeladd's trap and faces a dangerous situation, but Thors defeats many of Askeladd's men with his overpowering strength. However, Thors knows that it will be difficult to save everyone, including his son, who've been living in a peaceful village their entire lives, and makes a tough decision.

    Director: Michiru Itabisashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Oath
    9.6/10 5,841 votes

    #5 - Oath

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-03-07

    Thorfinn wakes up in a peaceful place and he sees his father again. But then things quickly turn dark, and Thorfinn must face his painful past.

    Director: Kento Matsui

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Pain
    9.6/10 4,159 votes

    #6 - Pain

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2023-05-23

    As Thorfinn and Einar head for their escape, Arnheid regains consciousness and asks where they are going — and if there are slaves and wars there, too.

    Director: Kouki Aoshima

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • United Front
    9.5/10 4,114 votes

    #7 - United Front

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2019-11-25

    Thorfinn suffers a serious injury in his fight against Thorkell. Thorfinn is told to think about what he has to do to beat Thorkell. Askeladd treats Thorfinn’s wounds so that he may fight again someday, and proposes a joint strategy to help the two of them survive longer.

    Director: Yoji Sato

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • Lone Wolf
    9.5/10 4,340 votes

    #8 - Lone Wolf

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-12-16

    Thorfinn begins his duel against Askeladd with Canute and Thorkell as witnesses. However, Thorfinn is unable to strike as he stands overwhelmed by the extraordinary mood that overtakes Askeladd after Bjorn's departure. Having noticed Thorfinn's hesitation, Askeladd lays down his sword and provokes Thorfinn into an unarmed fight, which incites Thorfinn's fury.

    Director: Yasuo Ejima

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • The Road Home
    9.5/10 4,500 votes

    #9 - The Road Home

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2023-05-02

    Snake strikes quickly, surprising Thorfinn with his speed and agility. As he lies wounded, Gardar thinks back on the life he shared with Arnheid.

    Director: Shingo Uchida, Iho Ishikawa

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • The Journey Begins
    9.4/10 4,526 votes

    #10 - The Journey Begins

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-08-12

    Thorfinn kills his first man. As more time goes on Thorfinn kills more men and becomes more skilled. One day when Thorfinn is in battle he gets shot with an arrow and ends up unconscious. An English woman and her daughter help him recover.

    Director: Yousuke Yamamoto

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • Servant
    9.4/10 3,620 votes

    #11 - Servant

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-11-04

    Askeladd's men continued their march to escape Thorkell. However, Torgrim and his friends were hatching a plot to switch sides and join Thorkell, taking Canute with them. Torgrim finally launches his rebellion and corners Askeladd, negotiating with him to hand over Canute, then Thorkell arrives in the midst of the confusion.

    Director: Daisuke Kurose

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • Reunion
    9.3/10 3,607 votes

    #12 - Reunion

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-12-09

    Canute’s party arrives in York to attend the Imperial Council. Although Canute had wanted to strike out against King Sweyn, the King was being guarded by the most powerful Jomsviking unit in the Northern Sea while keeping a close eye on Canute. With the situation strained to the breaking point, Askeladd comes up with a plan. Meanwhile, Thorfinn is reunited with a person who knew his former self.

    Director: Yusuke Sunouchi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • Out of the Cradle
    9.2/10 3,652 votes

    #13 - Out of the Cradle

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2019-11-18

    Thorfinn and Thorkell agree to have a duel over the fate of Askeladd. Thorkell looks forward to facing off against Thors’s son, Thorfinn, and asks him what a true warrior really is. Meanwhile, Canute is suddenly ambushed while he attempts to escape, and has a dream about a certain individual.

    Director: Shujiro Ami

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • For Lost Love
    9.2/10 3,045 votes

    #14 - For Lost Love

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2023-03-28

    Olmar feels insulted by Canute's messenger and, encouraged by his older brother Thorgil, takes matters into his own hands.

    Director: Hiromi Nishiyama

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Home
    9.2/10 3,295 votes

    #15 - Home

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2023-06-20

    At long last, Thorfinn returns to Iceland and finds a moment of happiness, reunited with his loved ones. But soon, he opens up about his next journey.

    Director: Kento Matsui

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • The Battle of London Bridge
    9.1/10 3,567 votes

    #16 - The Battle of London Bridge

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-09-02

    In October 1013, King Sweyn leads a fleet of Danish and Viking ships in an attempt to take London Bridge of England. Askeladd's army, hired by the army of Denmark, was among them. However, after the betrayal of Thorkell the Tall, a Viking known for his overpowering strength, London Bridge has become impregnable. Askeladd tells Thorfinn he'll reward him with a duel if he's able to kill Thorkell.

    Director: Michiru Itabisashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • Great Purpose
    9.1/10 2,986 votes

    #17 - Great Purpose

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2023-04-25

    As Snake intensifies his search, Arnheid tells Einar and Thorfinn everything she's done. Knowing the risks, Einar and Thorfinn offer to help her.

    Director: Tadahito Matsubayashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • The Light of Dawn
    9.0/10 3,497 votes

    #18 - The Light of Dawn

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2019-10-14

    Askeladd and his men change course and decide to return to Gainsborough, by crossing through the Earldom of Mercia in the midst of a harsh snowstorm, where the main army of Denmark awaits. The men spot a small village in the blizzard and make their move.

    Director: Atsushi Kobayashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • An Empty Man
    9.0/10 3,235 votes

    #19 - An Empty Man

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-02-28

    Thorfinn has nightmares almost every night, but he can never remember what he dreamed about — and that bothers him.

    Director: Tadahito Matsubayashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • The First Method
    9.0/10 2,761 votes

    #20 - The First Method

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2023-05-09

    After returning home to his farm, an exhausted Ketil starts searching for Arnheid, only to find out what happened in his absence.

    Director: Yousuke Yamamoto

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Normanni
    8.8/10 3,256 votes

    #21 - Normanni

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-08-19

    Askeladd withdraws temporarily from the war against England. While searching for a new source of income, he encounters a skirmish among the Franks and hatches a plot to steal their treasure. Askeladd sends 16 years old Thorfinn, who has grown up into a cold-hearted Viking, ahead as a messenger.

    Director: Shingo Uchida

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • Crown
    8.8/10 2,923 votes

    #22 - Crown

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2019-12-02

    Thorfinn suffers a serious injury in his fight against Thorkell. Thorfinn is told to think about what he has to do to beat Thorkell. Askeladd treats Thorfinn’s wounds so that he may fight again someday, and proposes a joint strategy to help the two of them survive longer.

    Director: Michiru Itabisashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kenta Ihara

  • Awakening
    8.8/10 3,257 votes

    #23 - Awakening

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-01-31

    After everything that happened, Einar asks Thorfinn if he's ever fought in a war — and if he's ever killed a man.

    Director: Yoji Sato

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Storm
    8.8/10 2,648 votes

    #24 - Storm

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2023-04-18

    Arnheid comes to the fortress where Gardar is imprisoned. She wants to see her husband and treat his injuries.

    Director: Tokio Igarashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko

  • Courage
    8.8/10 2,677 votes

    #25 - Courage

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2023-05-30

    The battle has left heartbreaking casualties in its wake. Though Thorgil and Ketil's wife want to continue the fight, Canute demands their surrender.

    Director: Tomoko Hiramuki, Taro Kubo

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko