|Far, far to the west, across the sea, there is a land called Vinland. It's warm and fertile. It's a faraway land, without slave traders and without war. What do you think? Come live there with us someday.|
|— Thors to the runaway slave|
"Somewhere Not Here" is the 1st episode of the Vinland Saga anime.
Thorfinn, a boy living in Iceland, longs for adventure and is eager to know more about the world. He dreams of a land of paradise called Vinland that he hears about from the adventurer Leif, while he leads his peaceful life with this father Thors, a former warrior. One day, Thors saves a runaway slave and sets a series of events in motion. This is the story of a true warrior in an age of turmoil.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- The opening scene to this episode depicting Thors' final battle and desertion from the Jomvikings is an anime original scene that was not featured in the original manga.
- Because of this Thorkell makes his first appearance earlier than in the manga.