Vinland Saga Season 1 Episodes Chronological Watch Order

Vinland Saga fans will need to start off with the first season of Vinland Saga  which was released in the year 2019, to begin the story. The Vinland Saga Season 1 had 24 episodes following through in the episode’s numerical progression until the season’s conclusion. After completing the season 1 of Vinland Saga, fans can easily continue with the upcoming 2nd season of Vinland Saga, which comes out in January 2023.

Vinland Saga Season 1 Episodes

Here are the Vinland Saga Season 1 episodes:

No.EpisodeSynopsis (Source: Wikipedia)
1“Somewhere Not Here”
Transcription: “Koko dewanai dokoka” (Japanese: ここではないどこか)
In a Viking sea battle at Hjörungavágr, the fierce warrior Thors Snorresson is tired of the killing and after falling into the sea he deserts his men. Fifteen years later, Thors leads a peaceful life in Iceland with his wife Helga, their young son Thorfinn, and daughter Ylva. However, Thorfinn longs for adventure and is eager to know more about the world.
Transcription: “Ken” (Japanese: 剣)
In the year 1002, the war between England and Denmark was intensifying and the English massacre a band of Vikings in Northumbria. A band of Jomsvikings, led by the intimidating Floki, visit Thorfinn’s village to enlist Thors in their war against the English. Thors was their former commander, known as the Troll of Jom.
Transcription: “Tororu” (Japanese: 戦鬼トロル)
Askeladd, the leader of a band of a hundred Vikings, bargains with Floki and demands double the price to kill Thors. Back in the village, the young men buzz with excitement as they prepare for their first battle. Together with five men from the village and Leif Erikson’s crew, they set sail in two ships to meet Askeladd.
4“A True Warrior”
Transcription: “Hontō no senshi” (Japanese: 本当の戦士)
Thors advances through Askeladd’s men, beating but not killing them, until he faces Bjorn who is in a berserker rage after eating the mushroom. He defeats Bjorn and challenges Askeladd to a duel. After a fierce swordfight, Thors defeats Askeladd, but surrenders to save Thorfinn and his villagers. He is then slain by a volley of arrows.
5“The Troll’s Son”
Transcription: “Tororu no ko” (Japanese: 戦鬼トロルの子)
Askeladd and his men land in England near the Humber River to resupply and they pillage a local village. Thorfinn scrambles ashore and during the night prepares to kill the sleeping Askeladd but cannot do it. Thorfinn trains alone in the woods before emerging to challenge to Askeladd to a duel.
6“The Journey Begins”
Transcription: “Tabi no hajimari” (Japanese: 旅の始まり)
Askeladd and his men row upriver to Gainsborough where they find a band of dead Vikings. Thorfinn follows along, sickened by the stench of death in the air. Askeladd strikes a deal with the Danish forces to join their campaign to conquer England for money and spoils.
Transcription: “Norumanni” (Japanese: 北人ノルマンニ)
The Danish King, Sweyn Forkbeard, withdraws his troops from England over the winter. With the invasion of England on hold, Askeladd’s band set sail for opportunities in France. They offer their services to the Normans and Thorfinn, now a young man, is sent to negotiate.
8“Beyond The Edge of The Sea”
Transcription: “Umi no hate no hate” (Japanese: 海の果ての果て)
Askeladd and his men return to the money-hungry feudal lord Gorm’s village on the Jutland Peninsula with the spoils of their adventures. Thorfinn has a rematch with Askeladd, only to be defeated when Askeladd goads him into making an angry, reckless attack.
9“The Battle of London Bridge”
Transcription: “Rondonkyō no shitō” (Japanese: ロンドン橋の死闘)
The Danish forces are stopped at the fortified London Bridge, guarded by Thorkell the Tall – a fearsome Dane who is supporting the English. Askeladd offers Thorfinn another duel if he can deliver Thorkell’s head. Thorfinn attacks Thorkell, but the giant Viking is too experienced and Thorfinn has to retreat with his injuries.
Transcription: “Ragunaroku” (Japanese: ラグナロク)
Ragnar’s men become impatient with the siege, spurred by the taunts of Thorkell, but he keeps them in check. Askeladd’s men are also becoming bored from inactivity, but after they learn that Thorkell has gone in pursuit of Sweyn’s army, he renews the assault on London.
11“A Gamble”
Transcription: “Kake” (Japanese: 賭け)
Thorkell continues on his way to catch Sweyn’s army with Ragnar and Prince Canute as his hostages, but a group of the Danish army catch up to them and threaten to wipe them out. Thorkell cunningly releases the hostages, but then goads the Danish soldiers into a senseless attack which they cannot win, fighting at close quarters.
12“The Land on The Far Bank”
Transcription: “Taigan no kuni” (Japanese: 対岸の国)
Askeladd now has Prince Canute, but he is hotly pursued by Thorkell and his men and sends for reinforcements. They reach the Bristol Channel, and are greeted by the Welsh general Gratianus with reinforcements from the Morgannwg kingdom. However, as they reach the kingdom of Brycheiniog, they are surrounded by archers on the hilltops.
13“Child of a Hero”
Transcription: “Eiyū no ko” (Japanese: 英雄の子)
In November 1013 AD, Floki reports to the King of Denmark that the Danish forces have defeated the English in Wessex, but he also has to report that Thorkell may have taken Canute. Meanwhile in Wales, Asser of Brycheiniog blocks Askeladd’s passage until Askeladd reveals that he has Welsh ancestry.
14“The Light of Dawn”
Transcription: “Gyōkō” (Japanese: 暁光)
As Askeladd and his men cross northern Mercia, they are caught in early winter snows. Cold and hungry, they come across a village of Christians and pillage it, taking all of their food. They kill the villagers so that no-one can reveal their location.
15“After Yule”
Transcription: “Yuru no Ato” (Japanese: 冬至祭ユルのあと)
Thorkell reaches Gloucester, but learns that the English nobles are tired of war and are ready to accept Danish rule. Some English troops find Askeladd’s group, and his men begin to think his good luck has run out. Askeladd orders Bjorn to kill Prince Canute’s guardian, Ragnar, blaming it on a skirmish with the English.
16“History of Beasts”
Transcription: “Kedamono no Rekishi” (Japanese: ケダモノの歴史)
Askeladd tells Thorfinn to guard Canute and tortures a captured English captain, seeking information. He is interrupted to be told that Thorkell is approaching. Fearing defeat, some of his men decide to desert and attempt to join Thorkell, who kills them when they arrive.
Transcription: “Tsukaeshi mono” (Japanese: 仕えし者)
Threatened by a mutiny, Askeladd recalls feeding his sickly mother while she told him about their ancestor King Artorius who was recovering from his battle wounds in Avalon, a heaven-like place whence he would return to save their people from their suffering. Askeladd informs his men of his secret hatred of the Danes.
18“Out of The Cradle”
Transcription: “Yuri kago no soto” (Japanese: ゆりかごの外)
Thorfinn duels with Thorkell to decide the fate of Askeladd. Meanwhile, Canute lies still in the snow and daydreams about Ragnar, who apologizes for raising him as a son instead of a prince, and bids farewell. After awakening from his reverie, Canute has an epiphany while talking to the priest.
19“United Front”
Transcription: “Kyōtō” (Japanese: 共闘)
Thorfinn has a broken arm and ribs from Thorkell’s kick, and Thorkell allows him to be treated by Askeladd. Thorkell explains that h e and Thors were commanders of the Jomsvikings and their leader Sigvaldi, who was Thorkell older brother, gave him one of his daughters, Helga. This means that Thorkell is Thorfinn’s great-uncle.
Transcription: “Ōkan” (Japanese: 王冠)
At Gainsborough, Canute and his followers confront Floki and the Danish army, and he demands passage to see King Sweyn. At the castle, Canute sends Thorkell to drink with the other commanders while he goes to confront the king, flanked by Askeladd and Thorfinn.
Transcription: “Saikai” (Japanese: 再会)
In the year 1014, on instructions from King Selwyn, Canute takes his followers to York, a Danish occupied town in the Northumbria Region. As their boats row up the Ouse river, Canute is shot in the chest by a crossbow arrow fired by an assassin who is tracked down and killed by Thorfinn.
22“Lone Wolf”
Transcription: “Korō” (Japanese: 孤狼)
Thorfinn and Askeladd prepare to duel, however Askeladd surprisingly throws away his sword. Thorfinn angrily attacks him, but he is no match for Askeladd who has fought with him over a dozen times and knows his moves and weaknesses.
Transcription: “Gosan” (Japanese: 誤算)
While in York, King Sweyn convenes the Imperial Council, but the situation is tense among the Danish leaders following the assassination attempt on Canute. Sweyn addresses the elders of Denmark, and after announcing the successful Viking conquest of England, he openly praises Canute and Thorkell.
24“End of the Prologue”While Askeladd receives his reward for saving Prince Canute, he daringly questions King Sweyn’s order to subjugate his own homeland of Wales. Askeladd justifies his statement by saying that the poor mountainous country of Wales is not worth the cost to conquer, and offers to broker a peace instead.
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