“Vinland Saga” is a series that holds a profound impact on its fans, with themes that deepen as the story progresses. Season 2 of the anime, covering the “Farmland Saga,” aired from January to July 2023. However, the manga, authored by Makoto Yukimura, is notably ahead of the anime in terms of content.
The “Slave arc,” also known as “Farmland Saga,” spans from Chapter 55 to Chapter 99 of the manga. For anime viewers wishing to continue the story from where Season 2 concluded, Chapter 100, which follows Thorfinn’s return to Iceland, serves as a suitable starting point. Presently, the manga is over 100 chapters ahead of the anime, having progressed beyond the “Farmland Saga” to the currently unfolding “Vinland arc.”
New chapters of Makoto Yukimura’s manga are released monthly. They typically become available on the 24th at midnight JST, or on the 25th for most regions. The manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine, which focuses on publishing content targeted at an older male demographic (seinen), as opposed to the younger male demographic (shonen). The latest arc in “Vinland Saga” began with Chapter 167 and is still ongoing, with an anticipated conclusion sometime in 2024.
For those interested, the 13 two-in-one book editions of “Vinland Saga” are currently accessible on Kodansha’s website, offered in both print and digital formats.