"The Journey Begins" is the 6th episode of the Vinland Saga anime.


Thorfinn goes to battle for the first time as a member of Askeladd’s army. After witnessing the harsh reality of the war to conquer England first-hand, Thorfinn tries to run away but later throws himself into battle in order to get revenge for his father by defeating Askeladd. One night, Thorfinn gets wounded in battle and is saved by a mother and daughter living in a village by the sea.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Anime Notes

  • The first half of this episode is anime original content that was not in the manga.
  • This episode shows that Thorfinn obtained his second dagger by stealing it off an English soldier attempting to kill him, in the manga it is never explained where the dagger came from.

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