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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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First episode is up on Amazon Japan.

It has an intense OP song and I love the art style of the setting. The opening minutes of the action on the ship is also very thrilling. In particular, we are introduced to how cruel the world their world can be with the slavery and survival. I'm prepared for the rest of this adventure to be fleshed out with the amount of episodes.

ED theme song by Aimer is also fantastic imo.

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Jul 6, 8:39 AM

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So... English Amazon bamboozled us yet again...
 
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Jul 6, 8:58 AM
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Where can I watch it sub
 
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Jul 6, 9:05 AM

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Ch0taku said:
Where can I watch it sub


Nowhere for now because Amazon fucked up.
 
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Jul 6, 9:06 AM
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Just loving the ending theme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2j2YU7igro

Waiting for english subs, typical amazon.
 
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Jul 6, 9:12 AM
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That opening was LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!! the best opening of this season for sure ♥
 
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OP Here



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https://twitter.com/Kirari_star/status/1147524082033819650

Now that I've watched episode 1:
The adaptation is phenomenal. I'm so happy to finally see one of my favorite seinen manga getting adapted properly with a lot of love and passion. The voice acting was excellent and I enjoyed the artistic direction. This is going to be great, to all the anime only people, make sure you avoid manga spoilers or just read the manga.
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I couldn’t help but watch the raw version and I’m up for rewatching this with English subs anytime!

Op is intense and the visuals solid but the music just keeps getting more and more edgy as it goes on, to be frankly honest. ED, on the other hand, is freakin’ glorious! I know I’m always biased when Aimer is around but this is seriously lit! Some stunning visuals for it to boot, amazing stuff! We got a short glimpse of the Soundtracks too in this first episode and it totally delivered!

And right off the bat we’re thrown into a bloody battle after Thors’ little daydreaming! Got to say though, among all the versions of the Twin Engine signatures, this is definitely the best lol. Moving on, some Brutal slaughtering there from Thors. A lucky save there, also. A lot of CGI use during the whole fight scene and it sometimes stood out but not too jarring imo. His friend, from the PVs and Trailers, definitely seems to be sketchy on first look xD but I’m looking forward to seeing just how he fares in the demise of the great Thors. Present-time and things look fairly peaceful but it seems like they’ve made some formidable enemies now in the present. Dat chain wielder snapping his own men there was horrifying and his disregard for slaves aggravating but a job well done to show some of the more harsher bits of the world. I couldn’t catch everything from that talkative Ojii-san but he’s definitely gone through a lot! Seeing how the numbers diminished from a squadron to a single person was seriously heavy. He’s gotten to see Vinland and even went on to make some friends there too so I suppose it wasn’t all for naught at the very least. On another note, Thorfinn’s sister seems to be a very lively person but her wailing over the dead slave was very unsettling. Maybe I failed to catch the whole thing exactly so I’ll just leave it for later.

Cliffhanger with the shot of Thors weapons suggests things are definitely going to start getting dark real soon so can’t wait to see how that goes! Patiently waiting and lucking about these whereabouts for the past year or so, so I had high hopes to begin with and I’m glad to say I haven’t been disappointed one bit yet. 5/5 introductory episode, good that we got a slightly longer episode for this too!

Edit: Listening to the Op a numerous times and it’s really grown on me. Captures the heavy emotions so brilliantly and the transitions between the phases is glorious and the middle phase is absolutely stunning! Edgy final bits still but it’s still amazing! I don’t really know how to explain it but it feels like going through Thorfinn’s growth or something of the sort. The ED does the same too but this is more like the internal aggressive feelings, I suppose. God bless anyone who gets me.
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Jul 6, 10:55 AM
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I checked amazon prime and the episode is not up, what happened?
 
Jul 6, 11:06 AM
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How many chapters did this episode adapt?
 
Jul 6, 11:22 AM

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https://twitter.com/v_saga_anime/status/1147570370137882624?s=21

Subbed version will be here soon, hopefully! A direct message from the official twitter account above.
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_MushiRock11_ said:
https://twitter.com/v_saga_anime/status/1147570370137882624?s=21

Subbed version will be here soon, hopefully! A direct message from the official twitter account above.


amazon has like 3 episodes to sub right ? as 3 episodes are being released
 
Jul 6, 11:51 AM

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Wait Amazon Japan already released it


The ED looks excellent


This is definitely a great contender for AOTS & AOTY
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Jul 6, 12:51 PM
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Vinland Saga has been one of my favorite manga ever since I started reading it oh so many years ago. So I was never, ever in any doubt that I was gonna enjoy the anime adaptation unless they dropped the ball and started messing around with the awesome story.

So far I have not been dissapointed.

They are respecting the story and the voice actors are very adequate for the roles they have to play. The art is very similar to that of the manga. And while obviously this show doesn't have the budget for animation on part with the big shounen manga, it's adequate.

Don't mess it up Wit Studio, please don't mess it up!
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Jul 6, 1:25 PM
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Amazon exclusive?
So, we are going to wait few days for sub just like with Magmel?
 
Jul 6, 2:00 PM
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Piromysl said:
Amazon exclusive?
So, we are going to wait few days for sub just like with Magmel?
Yes and no. The episode is supposed to officially release tomorrow anyway, it was a day early.
 
Jul 6, 3:40 PM
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The HYPE is REAL!!!!!
Also ED is done by Aimer :D
 
Jul 6, 6:08 PM

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CG Saga.... is it going to be 28 minute every episode or a one time thing?
 
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forexjammer said:
CG Saga.... is it going to be 28 minute every episode or a one time thing?


Episode no bad i n my opinion
as you said
I like it TBH
 
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forexjammer said:
CG Saga.... is it going to be 28 minute every episode or a one time thing?


Most likely a time thing considering how the post below highlight ‘slightly longer than tv broadcast’.
https://twitter.com/v_saga_anime/status/1147520675168436224?s=21

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amazon has like 3 episodes to sub right ? as 3 episodes are being released


Only one episode came out during the early release, to my knowledge. By the way, the official release is slated for today (7th June Pacific Standard Time) so the three episodes will most likely come out tonight. And then probably Amazon will go on to sub these. If this is true, then subs will only be available at the earliest in the evening in North American time slot.
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Amazon screwed up again I see...
 
Jul 6, 11:14 PM
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https://twitter.com/V_SAGA_ANIME/status/1147749043860152321 Schedule has been changed, english sub of episode one will be released on July 8 at 01:10 JST.
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Does the CGI looks good in this episode?
 
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forexjammer said:
CG Saga.... is it going to be 28 minute every episode or a one time thing?

CGI didn't look that bad. It only seemed bad in that Thorkell scene and when Thors is jumping from into boats in my opinion.

Btw really good introductory chapter, next chapters will start the dark things owo
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Hicron said:
forexjammer said:
CG Saga.... is it going to be 28 minute every episode or a one time thing?

CGI didn't look that bad. It only seemed bad in that Thorkell scene and when Thors is jumping from into boats in my opinion.

Btw really good introductory chapter, next chapters will start the dark things owo

yeah it wasn't bad but it's not good either haha, by the way episode 2 and 3 is going to air later!
 
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Yazan_Aot said:

why didnt they do the animation like AOT


AoT uses a lot of CGI, the colossal titan for example, plus the environments in AoT are mainly 3D to help animated the ODM gear, and when using shots from a birds eye view characters tend to be CGI also, you may just not notice it.
 
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Ehistox said:
Yazan_Aot said:

why didnt they do the animation like AOT


AoT uses a lot of CGI, the colossal titan for example, plus the environments in AoT are mainly 3D to help animated the ODM gear, and when using shots from a birds eye view characters tend to be CGI also, you may just not notice it.

yes i know
thats why i said why not like AOT (mixed with CGI)
and i noticed if you have lots of characters only the main characters is drawn and the rest is CGI

still i didnt watch the episode so i cant fully compare them

 
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Yazan_Aot said:
i didnt watched the episode yet
but i read that the CGI is really bad
i had very high hope for this anime to be in my top 10
WHY WIT studio!!!!!!!!!!
why didnt they do the animation like AOT

Watch first and then jump into conclusion, maybe? Don't take opinion from internet to your consideration.
 
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Yazan_Aot said:
i didnt watched the episode yet
but i read that the CGI is really bad
i had very high hope for this anime to be in my top 10
WHY WIT studio!!!!!!!!!!
why didnt they do the animation like AOT
The cgi is awesome, what are you talking about? It's barely noticeable and people who said those stuff might just be some hater that didn't watch the episode like you for lack of english sub. And here's cgi is mixed with 2d as well so i don't have a clue what do you want to prove with this(?), if you didn't watch episode 1 at least watch pv 5 so you can know what you're talking about.
 
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Yazan_Aot said:
i didnt watched the episode yet
but i read that the CGI is really bad
i had very high hope for this anime to be in my top 10
WHY WIT studio!!!!!!!!!!
why didnt they do the animation like AOT


and who told you that??? Stop spreading false information. apart from the first 4 minutes which had a little bit of CGI the rest of the episode was in beautiful 2D animation. watch the episode first before commenting on here with such crap honestly unwarranted negativity.

 
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Yazan_Aot said:
i didnt watched the episode yet
but i read that the CGI is really bad
i had very high hope for this anime to be in my top 10
WHY WIT studio!!!!!!!!!!
why didnt they do the animation like AOT
Watch the episode first dude, The CGI in this episode is not bad, it's decent.
 
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Strong first episode. The OP is great and the ED is actually my favorite this season.
My biggest fear was the noticeable CGI, and I'm happy to report that it really isn't bad at all, surely not Berserk 2016 levels of hot garbage. Please don't drop this show for the CG, don't be dumb
 
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Strong first episode. The OP is great and the ED is actually my favorite this season.
My biggest fear was the noticeable CGI, and I'm happy to report that it really isn't bad at all, surely not Berserk 2016 levels of hot garbage. Please don't drop this show for the CG, don't be dumb
I pretty much figured there were would be cgi but nah that dont bother me. WITS busted their ass to give us two awesome shows and I'm very thankful. This will easily be AOTY.
 
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shane_nichols said:
botomonogatari said:
Strong first episode. The OP is great and the ED is actually my favorite this season.
My biggest fear was the noticeable CGI, and I'm happy to report that it really isn't bad at all, surely not Berserk 2016 levels of hot garbage. Please don't drop this show for the CG, don't be dumb
I pretty much figured there were would be cgi but nah that dont bother me. WITS busted their ass to give us two awesome shows and I'm very thankful. This will easily be AOTY.
They really did go above and beyond, and that's amazing to me
 
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The CGI it's ok, practically unnoticed about it, question...
There were 3 episodes? I heard something like that in another page
 
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The CGI it's ok, practically unnoticed about it, question...
There were 3 episodes? I heard something like that in another page


That’ll be later today, https://twitter.com/V_SAGA_ANIME/status/1147749043860152321.

One episode, that came out yesterday, was an early release and it’ll be getting the official release later today with three episodes, as per the information given by the Studio themselves earlier.
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Marrone said:
Yazan_Aot said:
i didnt watched the episode yet
but i read that the CGI is really bad
i had very high hope for this anime to be in my top 10
WHY WIT studio!!!!!!!!!!
why didnt they do the animation like AOT


and who told you that??? Stop spreading false information. apart from the first 4 minutes which had a little bit of CGI the rest of the episode was in beautiful 2D animation. watch the episode first before commenting on here with such crap honestly unwarranted negativity.

am not spreading false information
you can read my comment once again to check if i speed anything (your Majesty)
believe me i want this anime to be a big hit
but fans like you make people go away from these kind of anime
 
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what an awesome episode
i fell in love with thorofin and thors in one episode.

also wit did an amazing job with the directing and osts,CGI not that bad.
 
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and we haven't even met Askeladd,looking forward to that.
 
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Yazan_Aot said:

am not spreading false information
you can read my comment once again to check if i speed anything (your Majesty)
believe me i want this anime to be a big hit
but fans like you make people go away from these kind of anime


Stop being stupid
 
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poemofdevil said:
Yazan_Aot said:

am not spreading false information
you can read my comment once again to check if i speed anything (your Majesty)
believe me i want this anime to be a big hit
but fans like you make people go away from these kind of anime


Stop being stupid


don't talk to him your brain cells will rot
You son of a .. turtle

 
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Nim0174 said:
poemofdevil said:


Stop being stupid


don't talk to him your brain cells will rot


you can talk to then
you dont have a brain right?
stupid monkey with no brain
 
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poemofdevil said:
Yazan_Aot said:

am not spreading false information
you can read my comment once again to check if i speed anything (your Majesty)
believe me i want this anime to be a big hit
but fans like you make people go away from these kind of anime


Stop being stupid

am not stupid
you are the stupid here thats why you see people like you
 
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where's the thread for episode 2 and 3. episode 1,2 and 3 are being aired at the same time.
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Szuke said:
where's the thread for episode 2 and 3. episode 1,2 and 3 are being aired at the same time.
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Episode 1 just finished airing and 2+3 will air respectively.
Persona 4 (Golden obviously) is better than Persona 5 imo
 
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amazon releases according to respective time zones... it's simple!
 
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THANK YOU WIT !!!!
 
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Ch0taku said:
Where can I watch it sub

I think we all know the fucking answer
 
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I thought the episode was good personally. I wasn't bored in the slightest. The CG is slightly noticeable but it's not eerily distracting. I thought the scenery was great and I like how the characterizations hold. There's more to come too, hooray! ^^
 
Jul 7, 9:47 AM
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Good first episode. The OP and ED are great. I hope the pace and animation will be consistent throughout the series. Can't wait for the debut of Askeladd and Canute.
 
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