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Jul 8, 1:29 PM

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Why Thors?!?!?! His son is kinda too much irritating me althought i've hope that it would change
Next ep is going to be kinda bloodyyyy
 
Jul 8, 2:42 PM

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How goddamn naive everyone in that village is, thinking war will be all flowers and fun.. I presume he's making those guys attack Thor in order to test Thor? To see whether he's going to be able to fight after his long hiatus?
 
Jul 8, 3:57 PM

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Damn! That was a better episode, compared to the previous one, but still lacking in any fighting or brutality. Also, the animation was top notch, as usual. Let's hope that there'll be some fighting in the next episode. 4/5

Welp clearly this anime has something to teach you I guess haha (manga reader there :3)
 
Jul 8, 5:07 PM
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Those villagers sure are excited about the upcoming war, and oooppppsss, they dont know Floki has a big plan--- and its a trap to Thorr and his men... ohh no!!! Lets see the next episode
 
Jul 8, 5:46 PM

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Those naive kids have no idea how horrible war is.
 
Jul 8, 8:10 PM

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so happy to see my boy Askeladd animated. I love the voice they have chosen for him,it suits him so much
 
Jul 9, 1:01 AM

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Viking invasion of England, jomsvikings, so this anime will be not just "historical", but really based on real historical events? In any case, I adore European history, so I'm on board.

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Those naive kids have no idea how horrible war is.


Well, for the people of that time, war was a normal part of life. However, this doesn't negate that the guys go to war as if they are going fishing with their dad.
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Jul 9, 2:54 AM
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Batora07 said:
Koustubh said:
Damn! That was a better episode, compared to the previous one, but still lacking in any fighting or brutality. Also, the animation was top notch, as usual. Let's hope that there'll be some fighting in the next episode. 4/5

Welp clearly this anime has something to teach you I guess haha (manga reader there :3)


I see. Well the character development is clearly shown in the opening. So I think that it's going to build up and escalate to a new level.
 
Jul 9, 3:43 AM

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Twas a good episode. Goddamn Floki, scheming against a man as great as Thors.



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Jul 9, 5:13 AM

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That's some good old English tactics, kill them while their pants are down.
Is it weird that I'm rooting for the English even though they are clearly the villains?
 
Jul 9, 6:23 AM

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I can see the bara artists going crazy with that first scene.. too bad really, such good looking men.

Other than that, damn this was such a refined episode.. I love the series already. Also the OP gives me the goddamn chills everytime I listen to it.
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Jul 9, 11:11 AM

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Floki garbage as always, thankfully Askeladd was there to cleanse my eyes.
 
Jul 9, 4:07 PM
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I've never read the manga so this is only based off the episodes that have currently aired.

Askeladd seems like he's going to be an interesting character.

I'm also starting to get some Berserk vibes from this, they're very subtle but they're definitely there.
 
Jul 9, 8:41 PM

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This episode seemed more lighthearted, but imo it was darker than the first, it was just subliminal. It felt like the calm before the storm, developing the conflicting ideologies of Thorr and everyone from his past, while also presenting a nice bit of character development for Thorfinn. This is probably my most looked-forward-to anime of the season.
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Jul 9, 10:37 PM

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Rest in peace Thorfinn. You died pretty fast. Props to Faxi for holding that sword in his dead hand like a trooper. So Leif is a Christian. Will he be killed by that Askeladd guy who hates Christians? I love the raw fury Thors is radiating. It sucks that Thors had to make that kind of decision, and Floki is an asshole for pushing Thors in the first place, but in the end, I think Thors made the right decision. How did they figure out where Thors was in the first place? These guys are way too excited to get massacred in a war. Thorfinn knocking the guy out cold with the sword was funny. I liked the attention to detail with his bloody nose. Thors just grabbed that razor-sharp blade and didn't even flinch. What a badass. Wonder what Floki's motivation is, for killing Thors. Maybe to get back at him for deserting? Just seems like a waste of time and money to track Thors down only down to off him.
 
Jul 10, 4:17 AM

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Ah, Thors. What a good man. I'm so sorry from him.
I get that feeling back when his character stood out for me at the starter chapters of the manga. He really is my favorite.

Jomsvikings sure look like a badass bunch of soldiers.
I like that ominous aura they give staring and standing firm without a slight flinch.
Damn chills.

The scene of Thorfinn pulling out the sword and dazing on it gave me some sad, tragic feeling.
 
Jul 10, 8:06 AM
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Although the MAL description has spoilers itself, the pacing of these early episodes showcase remarkable storytelling aspects.
I'm glad the anime adaptation started the show this way instead of littering the rest of the show with flashbacks; this has made a connection with the characters much more genuine compared to some of the other shounen from this season *cough* Fire Force *cough*

These kids are vying to get into war but haven't seen a single day of struggle in their lives.
It will be interesting to see if they can withstand the brutalities of war (though very unlikely)
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Jul 10, 5:01 PM
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Welp, don't know why I thought Thorfinn was the guy at the end of episode 1. I hope Floki dies. Anyways, I love the way the story is being told in the anime. Don't know if it is similar to the manga? Can't wait to see the war. The kids were so adorable.
 
Jul 10, 6:57 PM

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The pacing overall is pretty great and I think it was the best deciosion to start the series with the flashbacks. Fits better in terms of storytelling and how Thorfinn's character is developing.


I decided to keep watching the show just for the pacing. I was really good in deed.


PS: Still dont know why Thors is sort of a saint.
 
Jul 10, 11:11 PM

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Those guys have no clue what war is really like...

Massive death flags for Thors at the end.
 
Jul 11, 5:40 AM

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I don't think Askeladd's voice matches his appearance (I haven't read the manga).
 
Jul 11, 6:32 AM

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Very good episode. They fixed most mistakes. The only think still bothering me is that so many seem to wear mail.Or is it just gambeson poorly drawn?
 
Jul 11, 8:03 PM

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This episode, Death Flags.
Next episode, Tombstones.
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Jul 12, 5:09 PM

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Gingko said:
MonkeyDHunter said:
The pacing overall is pretty great and I think it was the best deciosion to start the series with the flashbacks. Fits better in terms of storytelling and how Thorfinn's character is developing.


I decided to keep watching the show just for the pacing. I was really good in deed.


PS: Still dont know why Thors is sort of a saint.


Because like most people, he does ot like killing. He got sick of it and wanted a better life.
 
Jul 12, 11:00 PM
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I'm just gonna quickly point out that the music in this show is killing it. That piano track at the end of episode 2 just blew my mind. And when the piano piece blows it out of the water, the scene changes to waves crashing in the shore. It just gives an amazing sense of majesty to the world this characters inhabit, and then the series juxtaposes it with the violence this world also has. Its a piano piece similar to the one last chapter when Thors told the dying slave about Vinland.
That contrast between majestic beauty and brutal violence is what I've loved so much about this show so far, and is a characteristic most of my favorites share. I love it.
 
Jul 13, 1:18 AM

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I'm very glad they crammed all the crap CGI into the first 5 mins of episode 1, this episode looked a lot better imo, let's hope WIT's B-Team don't screw it up.
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Jul 13, 7:34 AM
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I suspect those villagers who are all excited to go to war will be crying like the Survey Corps before this is over.
...but then again, I unironically like Warau Salesman.
 
Jul 14, 12:10 AM

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How bored should a 6 yo be to want to kill people.
 
Jul 14, 11:16 AM

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Another great episode, with it really being telling how naive the villagers are about war compared to the Jomsvikings. As for Foki paying Askeladd to kill Thors, it's an interesting and inevitable development (because Thors probably needs to be killed off for the story to progress) but it seems like a lot of hoops to jump through for an assassination.
 
Jul 14, 2:02 PM
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Does anyone know why flokin wants Thor dead?


As a manga reader I can tell you, but are you sure you want to know? Spoiler ahead
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Farabeuf said:
Fafano16 said:
Does anyone know why flokin wants Thor dead?


As a manga reader I can tell you, but are you sure you want to know? Spoiler ahead


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Jul 14, 5:42 PM

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From looking at the OP I get the feeling I wont like the MC once he gets older and this story will become kinda meh a few eps in

watching an anime about vikings must be one of the weirdest things I have done.

Cant decide what is funniers, All Might voicing Thor in MCU, Hela saying Ara or "Thors dono"
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Jul 15, 10:37 AM

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Better attack the English while they're at church then
 
Jul 15, 5:41 PM

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I just wish some characters voices could be deeper, It's a shame, like using a older man with a rougher voice for the viking chiefs.





 
Jul 16, 3:45 AM

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Is them eager for war just because they want to go to Valhalla or something?
 
Jul 16, 6:25 PM

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Is them eager for war just because they want to go to Valhalla or something?


Partially and partially because you can make a lot of money out on raids which is important if your looking to settle down. One of the biggest reasons it is theorized that the Viking age occurred was overpopulation. Raids and conquests were a good way to secure yourself when your options at home seem limited. You could make a killing if you got a good amount of loot.
 
Jul 17, 3:13 PM

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How do they make the sky look so damn beautiful?
 
Jul 17, 4:47 PM
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I wonder why Floki wants Thors to die. It is obvious that Thors now just wants a peaceful life withouth any bloodshed, so he can't be a threat to him in any way whatsoever.
Overall a really nice eps.
 
Jul 17, 4:48 PM
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How do they make the sky look so damn beautiful?
I was fascinated by the sky too. so damn beautiful
 
Jul 18, 4:33 AM

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This is pretty interesting. That guy invites Thors then ask someone to kill him, how evil

 
Jul 18, 6:13 AM

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Well, that was quick. His past has came back to hunt him, literally. Those kids sure are pumped up for a war huh, if only they knew.
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Jul 20, 12:32 PM
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Well with a name like Floki... Snake in the grass lol
 
Jul 21, 12:32 AM

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Askeladd! One of my favorite characters have finally been introduced.

Anyways, I finally got around to watching the second episode. I'll try to watch the third one as soon as I can. Since I've been busy and also got tonsillitis and wasn't in the mood to do anything. I was able to stretch the three episodes as far as I could before the release of the 4th episode on the 28th of July.

Ari and his friends have this glamorized image of war, thinking they're badass. They don't realize how gruesome and traumatizing war can truly be. They wouldn't last five minutes or even five seconds on the battlefield. They're still wet behind the ears. That's why their hero, Thors, despite being so strong is highly against it.
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Jul 21, 1:03 AM

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Everyone is saying that Askeladd guy is amazing, wonder what would he do the next time he appears.
 
Jul 21, 2:20 PM

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That ending...damn.
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