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Einar (エイナル Einaru?) is a former slave, who worked in a field in Northern England up until it was burned down during a Viking raid, afterwards becoming a slave. He met Thorfinn at Ketil's farm and later becomes close friends with him. He also grew very close to Arnheid and Sverkel on the farm.

He joins Thorfinn in his journey to Vinland, and helps create Arnheid Village.


Einar is a tall man with auburn hair. His eyes are brown in the manga and blue in the anime. He is 20 years old when he is introduced in 1015. After many years of hard labor in the fields, Einar develops a muscular stature.

Einar has a mole on the left side of the bridge of his nose.


The events at Ketil's farm revealed Einar to be one of Thorfinn's more straightforward companions. He tends to react emotionally. Although outspoken, he demonstrates a great understanding of the people around him and especially of Thorfinn's struggles. Acknowledging his lack of combat prowess, Einar vows to help Thorfinn in his own way and is an ever welcoming companion. He's kinda fussy and tried to be friendly to Thorfinn. A softer side to Einar is evident as he can easily get embarrassed - noted by his reactions and blushing to whenever Arnheid compliments him.



Einar’s first appearance in the anime.

Einar is originally from Northern England. The villagers' ancestors were Norse; the current villagers, Einar included, thus spoke both Norse and English (Chapter 58). When Einar was a lad, his village was attacked by the King of England's troops, resulting in the death of his father.

Years later, Einar's village was invaded by the Danish, resulting in the murder of the rest of his family and Einar ultimately being sold into slavery. After being transported and auctioned, he ended up on Ketil's farm. Shortly after arriving at Ketil's farm Einar met Thorfinn and they were tasked with clearing a forested area to make room for more fields which guaranteed their freedom from slavery. Einar did not become friends with Thorfinn immediately, but after a while of working together and understanding Thorfinn's past and his current mental state he began to embrace him as a friend and later his brother. They are brought together under a common goal of founding a country in Vinland, free of slavery and violence, after the death of Arnheid.


Einar has few abilities when it comes to combat, but he is quite large in stature and musculature. He also has experience farming and doing various other hands on tasks.


Manga Appearances[]

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

Slave Arc

Eastern Expedition Arc

Vinland Arc

Anime Appearances[]

Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Season 2


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 VS Official Guidebook, p. 62 (Age at first appearance, height, weight)