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Vinland Saga (Manga)

Vinland Saga

Alternative Titles

English: Vinland Saga
Japanese: ヴィンランド・サガ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 15, 2005 to ?
Authors: Yukimura, Makoto (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 8398 users)
Ranked: #422
Popularity: #91
Members: 20,315
Favorites: 1,874
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Popular Tags

adventure historical seinen

Synopsis

Thorfinn is son to one of the Viking's greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears his intent to have revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd's group in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England.

Related Manga

Spin-off: Ganso Ylva-chan

Characters

 Thorfinn
Thorfinn
Main
 Askeladd
Askeladd
Main
 Canute
Canute
Main
 Bjorn
Bjorn
Supporting
 Snake
Snake
Supporting
 Ragnar
Ragnar
Supporting
 Willibald
Willibald
Supporting



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May 20, 2013
UrameshiNHK
“A true warrior needs no blade” – Thors

Mix the tragedy of a Shakespearean play and badass Vikings and you have Vinland Saga. There are very few mangas that can transcend the medium of manga as a whole; Vinland Saga is one of the few elite mangas that do that with ease. Makoto Yukimura is able to tell a captivating emotional tale about revenge and power, grounded in extreme realism, something that most mangaka simply cannot do.

Vinland Saga starts with an epic prolong that takes up about the first 54 chapters of the manga. I don’t mean epic as in cool fights and read more
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Jan 24, 2009
Beatnik
Revenge, compassion, humanity, love. Pointy weapons making minced meat of people.

Vinland Saga almost has nothing in common with Makoto Yukimura's previous much praised work, Planetes, except for his passion for technical realism. He grounds his work with research, yet at the same time leaving it open for creative exploration. It’s not dry and lifeless, and at the same time it’s not completely in the realm of fantasy. Vinland saga walks the thin line well. Razor blood soaked thin.

This manga is brutal. More brutal than Berserk, Vagabond or anything of that ilk. Not to slight those manga, but one read more
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User Recommendations

Both are violent and got nicely done action scenes and interesting flashbacks. Berserk is set in a more fantasy medieval world while Vinland Saga follows the life of Danish Vikings. Berserk Golden age part is very similar to Vinland saga, both is about a strong young boy who is a part of a mercenary group and got full respect from the leader who gives him the most important missions. The art in the two are very close, tho Vinland Saga is a more clean while Berserk is more sketchy and more detailed.
Both are historical mangas with a great focus on the details to each titles respective eras, the detail is so good that sometimes it will make you wonder if these titles were produced and or directed by members of the history channel, discovery channel or national geographic. Both titles show considerable amount of action and violence and both titles don't make use of super powers or special moves but rather focus on technique to keep the action going (although vinland saga has some characters that posses super human strength)

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