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Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2022

Wit Studio’s Vinland Saga is the epitome of historical anime. Vinland Saga follows the life of Thorfinn, a young boy who loses his father after a sudden ambush from a mercenary band of Vikings led by Askeladd.

Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021

Filled with pain and anger, Thorfinn vows to kill Askeladd, the man who killed his father Thors. Be it the solid character development, the refined animation, or showcasing the morals and fragility of human beings, Vinland Saga excels in every way as a perfect historical anime.

So, let’s dive right into the list of top 10 historical anime like Vinland Saga.

10. Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the immortal - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – October 2019
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 24
  • Studio – LIDENFILMS

Manji is an immortal swordsman who is infamous for killing one hundred innocent men.

And to atone for his crimes, Manji will kill one hundred evil men that will also set him free from immortality, brought upon by a witch.

Following this, he encounters Rin Asano.

She asks Manji to assist her in getting revenge against her parent’s killers, which he denies.

But after witnessing her resolve, he promises to help her.

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9. Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – October 2018
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 12
  • Studio – White Fox

Goblins are the lowliest of the monsters who kidnap human females to breed their species.

With low bounties on their head, adventurers don’t choose to exterminate them.

One day an amateur adventurer group enters a cave for goblin extermination.

Unfortunately, every one of them dies except the Priestess, who gets saved by a Goblin Slayer.

Following this, she decides to join him on his adventures.

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8. Kingdom

Kingdom - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – June 2012
  • Status – Season 3 Airing
  • Seasons – 3
  • Episodes – 77
  • Studio – Studio Pierrot, Studio Signpost

Only seven powerful states have emerged amongst numerous states in China’s Warring States Period.

During that time, best friends and fellow slaves, Li Xin and Piao, dreamed about becoming the Great General of the Heavens.

Sadly, they have to part ways when Piao gets recruited to work in the royal palace.

However, after a coup d’état, a half-dead Piao comes to Xin and gives him a mission leading him to China’s king Ying Zheng.

And thus, began Xin’s journey to becoming a great general.

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7. Berserk

Berserk - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – October 1997
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 3
  • Episodes – 49
  • Studio – OLM, Millepensee, GEMBA

Guts is a force to reckon with on a battlefield.

Born from the corpse of his mother, Gut’s life is nothing but bloodshed.

Soon he gets recruited by a formidable mercenary troop led by Griffith.

Following this, he becomes the leader of the offensive unit.

Continuing to create havoc in the Midland, Guts realizes that life has much more to it than just bloodshed on the battlefield.

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6. Dororo

Dororo - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – January 2019
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 24
  • Studio – Tezuka Productions, MAPPA

Samurai Lord Daigo Kagemitsu exchanged the life of his newborn to the twelve demons for his growth and prosperity of the land.

The newborn with no eyes, ears, limbs, or skin lives but is soon disposed of. Luckily he was found by a man named Jukai who has expertise in medicine and prosthetics.

Jukai gave “Hyakkimaru” a chance to regain his missing organs by providing him with prosthetics that will help him to defeat the twelve demons.

On the way, Hyakkimaru finds his partner in Dororo, an orphan boy who joins him in his deadly adventure.

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5. Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the dawn - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – October 2014
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 24
  • Studio – Studio Pierrot

Princess Yona led a life devoid of the pain and suffering of the real world.

Her luxury-clad life ends when her beloved cousin Su-won backstabs the king.

Luckily she was rescued by her childhood friend and bodyguard, Son Hak.

While escaping, she was shocked to witness the dire state of her kingdom.

And thus, she embarks on a journey to restore the kingdom to its glory while pursued by the new king’s forces.

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4. Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – April 2018
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 3
  • Episodes – 36
  • Studio – Geno Studio

Saichi Sugimoto, an ex-soldier, is in search of gold.

As promised, Sugimoto wants to support the family of his best friend, who died in the Russo-Japanese war.

During this time, he comes across a drunken man who tells him about hidden gold treasures in Hokkaido, which can be located only by collecting the tattoos from the body of Abashiri prisoners.

On his way, he meets Asirpa, a young Ainu girl whose goals align with his.

And both of them end up accompanying each other on a dangerous quest for treasure.

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3. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – April 2013
  • Status – AOT Season 4 Part 2 Upcoming
  • Seasons – 4
  • Episodes – 75
  • Studio – Wit Studio, MAPPA

Humanity gets forced to live within enormous walls due to man-eating monsters called titans.

One day, when the wall gets breached by a colossal titan, numerous titans wreak havoc while the inhabitants of the walls lose their life.

Amongst them was Eren, who witnessed his mother getting eaten by a titan.

Following this event, he dedicates his life to exterminate every titan from the face of the earth.

For this, he joins the specialized titan-slaying Survey Corps.

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2. The Heroic Legend of Arslan

The heroic legend of Arslan - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – April 2015
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 2
  • Episodes – 33
  • Studio – SANGIZEN, LIDENFILMS

The Kingdom of Pars and Lusitania are at war.

Par’s young prince Arslan joins the battlefield to prove his bravery.

But a sudden betrayal leads the city of Ecbatana to the hand of Lusitana.

Amidst the chaos of the army of Pars, Arslan escapes the battlefield looking for allies to take back his home.

While on the run, Arslan gets followed by a mysterious masked man who possesses a secret to reject Arslan’s claim on the throne.

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1. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito Guardian of the Spirit - Top 10 Historical Anime like Vinland Saga to Watch in 2021
  • Release Date – April 2007
  • Status – Completed
  • Seasons – 1
  • Episodes – 26
  • Studio – Production I.G

The Shin Yogo Empire overcame a drought after the first emperor defeated the water demon.

Yet again, the empire is on the verge of a devastating drought. And they have to beat the water demon to stop it.

Unfortunately, Prince Chagum is the host of the water demon and is up for execution.

A mercenary named Balsa saves Chagun from getting assassinated.

Following this, his mother tasks Chagum’s protection on Balsa, who vows to fulfill it.

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