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Sep 15, 1:43 PM

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RainyShadow said:
Can we have an alternate story where the stupid brat dies along with Thors and then Ylva goes on a revenge quest, please?!


I don't understand the hype for Ylva, forgetable as hell. oh wait. Waifu's.

Also we don't need an alternate story, since it is already great.
 
Sep 15, 1:45 PM

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I liked Askeladd’s speech to Thorfinn. I do wonder how long thorfinn intends to hound after Askeladd.

Thorkell is, once again, strong and batshit crazy!
 
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It's funny how a forgettable scene to one person is one of the more defining scenes to someone else, all the more reason to keep them all in when you're not stretched for time, I'd argue.

I would completely agree in the case of many other shows, but -spoken like a true fan of this story- Vinland Saga has so many great scenes! It's one of few series that manages to make every scene relevant to the story or meaningful in some way. It's why the absence of one or two scenes doesn't harm the show that much, since as you said the same/similar points have been made with other scenes already.
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His father would've helped anyone who needed it, at great personal cost but Thorfinn is not following in his footsteps at all.

Like, you could argue from a story-technical point of view this point was made in the dream sequence, and a few episodes ago with Thorfinn burning the house and christian woman more subtly. If leaving out a scene makes the content more accessible to some watchers, I would be okay with that.
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It's so rare to have a rape related scene in Manga or Anime that isn't supposed to be either titilating or an excuse to have a situation for the protagonist to resolve (or a mixture of both).

I mean, Devilman (Crybaby adaptation) and any other show that has drawn direct inspiration from it (Berserk, NGE) come to mind as shows that also directly or indirectly discuss rape in a more serious way. It just kinda scares me when people can't separate shows that try to discuss rape, from rape hentai shows.

"Accessible"? You mean, less complete. Or worse, twisted from the original meaning.
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Kimurah said:
What a bunch of absolutely nothing.

Boring slow episode with a huge epiphany dream that lasts too long with already reused footage (where are my wit fanboys now?)

Askeladd's phrases sound like I'mfourteenandthisdeep kind of thing, just shallow phrases to impress teenagers.

Thorkell beats Canute's forces, oh, lets just "tell" what happen and just show a couple of static shots with tons of speedlines to make it look like it has movement.

This boat is sinking faster than their undestructible viking boats.

Akkhhtually, what Askeladd says is the most profound thing yet found in this series after Thors outlook. Askeladd is royally disappointed in the post-Romans world and perishing while trying to destroy it seems to be his prime dream.
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NotFred said:
RainyShadow said:
Can we have an alternate story where the stupid brat dies along with Thors and then Ylva goes on a revenge quest, please?!


I don't understand the hype for Ylva, forgetable as hell. oh wait. Waifu's.

Also we don't need an alternate story, since it is already great.

Personally - it's not hype for Ylva, just hate for Thorfuckn...

Also, the story is boring.
 
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Kimurah said:
What a bunch of absolutely nothing.

Boring slow episode with a huge epiphany dream that lasts too long with already reused footage (where are my wit fanboys now?)

Askeladd's phrases sound like I'mfourteenandthisdeep kind of thing, just shallow phrases to impress teenagers.

Thorkell beats Canute's forces, oh, lets just "tell" what happen and just show a couple of static shots with tons of speedlines to make it look like it has movement.

This boat is sinking faster than their undestructible viking boats.


None of your points are actual criticisms. Week in week out there are clowns on here making generic disses thinking its criticism. Go on sakugabooru to see the sakuga in this episode especially thorkell and his men. 'static shots' lol.

 
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Okay I was critical. I was rash when talking about this series. But when Thorkell threw those stones like M&Ms I lost it. I lost all desire to keep going. As the series lost any desire to stay coherent. I will just... observe the drama, and try not to refer to this series as "historical" anymore.

AcceleratorAngel said:

Thorkell put his fingers back on and they grew together dont forget hes a super human.

I actually don't think they did, as at least when the Thorkell and the Asgeird were talking, both tips of his cut fingers were missing. But I did not pay much attention to that, I kinda lost any desire to pay attention after Thorkell became a catapult.
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Guess the rape scene was too much to animate after all. Oh well, I expected as much



Yeah, wonder why they didn't fix that. They had a bunch of time to make a small edit for that

Honestly for a series like that it does not seem that they care for a coherent adaptation any more than the author cared for a coherent story to begin with.


Maybe read up on some 'history' mr historian. Icelandic sagas vastly exaggerated the feats vikings accomplished making them appear superhuman. The word saga in vinland saga implies a retelling of these events. And apart from Thorkell other characters dont display superhuman strength.

The story seems coherent to me. Canute is captured and the plan is to save him. Not hard to grasp im sure even for you.

 
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Marrone said:
Daniel_Naumov said:
Okay I was critical. I was rash when talking about this series. But when Thorkell threw those stones like M&Ms I lost it. I lost all desire to keep going. As the series lost any desire to stay coherent. I will just... observe the drama, and try not to refer to this series as "historical" anymore.


I actually don't think they did, as at least when the Thorkell and the Asgeird were talking, both tips of his cut fingers were missing. But I did not pay much attention to that, I kinda lost any desire to pay attention after Thorkell became a catapult.

Honestly for a series like that it does not seem that they care for a coherent adaptation any more than the author cared for a coherent story to begin with.


Maybe read up on some 'history' mr historian. Icelandic sagas vastly exaggerated the feats vikings accomplished making them appear superhuman. The word saga in vinland saga implies a retelling of these events. And apart from Thorkell other characters dont display superhuman strength.

The story seems coherent to me. Canute is captured and the plan is to save him. Not hard to grasp im sure even for you.

Top tier excuses but please spare me them: this is a forum for civilized and matter discussions, and these excuses amount to nigh, even to you! If only you were slightly less insecure and able to admit that the series you like is not so great. Why, even I am able to do so.
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Okay I was critical. I was rash when talking about this series. But when Thorkell threw those stones like M&Ms I lost it. I lost all desire to keep going. As the series lost any desire to stay coherent. I will just... observe the drama, and try not to refer to this series as "historical" anymore.

Vinland Saga is modeled after the Icelandic Sagas. While those sagas contained exploits of historical figures that match other historical records, many of those exploits are exaggerated. By the time some sagas were written, many accomplishments were inflated after years of constant retelling, to the point where you could consider some sagas part-historical record and part-works of fiction. (i.e. Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok).
 
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Thorfinn is still saddened by his father's death. And he's still determined to kill Askaleed. Overall, nothing much to think about honestly.
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Okay I was critical. I was rash when talking about this series. But when Thorkell threw those stones like M&Ms I lost it. I lost all desire to keep going. As the series lost any desire to stay coherent. I will just... observe the drama, and try not to refer to this series as "historical" anymore.

Vinland Saga is modeled after the Icelandic Sagas. While those sagas contained exploits of historical figures that match other historical records, many of those exploits are exaggerated. By the time some sagas were written, many accomplishments were inflated after years of constant retelling, to the point where you could consider some sagas part-historical record and part-works of fiction. (i.e. Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok).

If you are really trying to support the "saga" excuse, then how come in this epic, in this saga only Thors and Thorkell, from a pool of about 20 characters, fit into this? Were they not conventionally "overpowered" to propel the story in the needed way the author envisioned, no matter the cost of the quality? I believe so.
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another epic episode worth the wait for 2 weeks
 
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Marrone said:


Maybe read up on some 'history' mr historian. Icelandic sagas vastly exaggerated the feats vikings accomplished making them appear superhuman. The word saga in vinland saga implies a retelling of these events. And apart from Thorkell other characters dont display superhuman strength.

The story seems coherent to me. Canute is captured and the plan is to save him. Not hard to grasp im sure even for you.

Top tier excuses but please spare me them: this is a forum for civilized and matter discussions, and these excuses amount to nigh, even to you! If only you were slightly less insecure and able to admit that the series you like is not so great. Why, even I am able to do so.


so you replied back without actually making any points. what about the plot is not coherent to you? and yes lol icelandic sagas are what i just made up on the spot not that they are real legitimate scriptures. bye mr historian in quotation marks

 
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Marrone said:
Daniel_Naumov said:

Top tier excuses but please spare me them: this is a forum for civilized and matter discussions, and these excuses amount to nigh, even to you! If only you were slightly less insecure and able to admit that the series you like is not so great. Why, even I am able to do so.


so you replied back without actually making any points. what about the plot is not coherent to you? and yes lol icelandic sagas are what i just made up on the spot not that they are real legitimate scriptures. bye mr historian in quotation marks

I can not counter excuses. That's the whole point. Either way if you have nothing of a value to share do not participate in forum discussions, I beseech ye.
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Okay I was critical. I was rash when talking about this series. But when Thorkell threw those stones like M&Ms I lost it. I lost all desire to keep going. As the series lost any desire to stay coherent. I will just... observe the drama, and try not to refer to this series as "historical" anymore.


I agree with this one. For the past few episodes I watched everything with pure joy but when Thorkell threw those rocks like that I thought I was watching a fantastic shounen for a second. Totally disliked that part.

I still love the series though.
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Marrone said:


so you replied back without actually making any points. what about the plot is not coherent to you? and yes lol icelandic sagas are what i just made up on the spot not that they are real legitimate scriptures. bye mr historian in quotation marks

I can not counter excuses. That's the whole point. Either way if you have nothing of a value to share do not participate in forum discussions, I beseech ye.


How is referencing historical events/figures excuses? You just dont have any valid points to make. Stop trying to act as if you do. I just educated you on some history that you speak of so much contributed much more than you in the discussion.

 
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Daniel_Naumov said:
najumobi said:

Vinland Saga is modeled after the Icelandic Sagas. While those sagas contained exploits of historical figures that match other historical records, many of those exploits are exaggerated. By the time some sagas were written, many accomplishments were inflated after years of constant retelling, to the point where you could consider some sagas part-historical record and part-works of fiction. (i.e. Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok).

If you are really trying to support the "saga" excuse, then how come in this epic, in this saga only Thors and Thorkell, from a pool of about 20 characters, fit into this? Were they not conventionally "overpowered" to propel the story in the needed way the author envisioned, no matter the cost of the quality? I believe so.

Early contextualization & characterization, with consistency moving forward matters.
The word Saga lets you know upfront that it draws inspiration from semi-historical works. In addition, many sagas are written about people who were seen as being larger than life, so telling of their deeds would reflect that they're doing things other people can't. Vinland lets you know upfront how a figure should be viewed. Thors effortlessly kills 10 in a row, and Thorkell chops a ship's mast in half with one swing. That's episode 1, Scene 1. That early characterization lets you know upfront that going forward, that their scenes will play out as if they have abilities that are super human unless there's a reason it should be otherwise.
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Anyways, I had an earlier theory about Askeladd that I feel has all but confirmed it for me in this scene.



I'm fairly sure that I am correct.
 
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Week 10 of dumb trolls that can't come up with any legitimate criticism.
 
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Okay I was critical. I was rash when talking about this series. But when Thorkell threw those stones like M&Ms I lost it. I lost all desire to keep going. As the series lost any desire to stay coherent. I will just... observe the drama, and try not to refer to this series as "historical" anymore.

AcceleratorAngel said:

Thorkell put his fingers back on and they grew together dont forget hes a super human.

I actually don't think they did, as at least when the Thorkell and the Asgeird were talking, both tips of his cut fingers were missing. But I did not pay much attention to that, I kinda lost any desire to pay attention after Thorkell became a catapult.
dicecop said:
Guess the rape scene was too much to animate after all. Oh well, I expected as much



Yeah, wonder why they didn't fix that. They had a bunch of time to make a small edit for that

Honestly for a series like that it does not seem that they care for a coherent adaptation any more than the author cared for a coherent story to begin with.


But being consistent or realistic is not optional? I believe that storytellers tend to go one way, there is the fact that a mangaka uses more exaggerated action scenes to hook another audience, are justifiable by work.

I don't know what this generation of people tend to do that every work needs to be 100% realistic.
 
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Can Throkell please stop hurling those rocks several kilometers away and waving around with those logs?
I know I had grumbled about it several times before but all those feats of strength pretty much undermine the otherwise serious tone of the show.

Other than that, this was a good episode, with that Thorfinn's dream and Askeldadd's fateful talk about Ragnarok. Thorfinn is still pain in the ass until he gets his revenge though. I have the feeling that Askeldadd will use him as means to end his life at his highest, showing him he get nothing with it.

Still, the pace is really slow... we are still circling around and around and nothing than more pillages and fights are happenning lately. I almost feel like the story is bit aimless in this part.
 
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Ah yes, the trolls are out in force today I see.

Another phenomenal episode, Vinland Saga has been the most consistent show I've seen in years, OST, animation, writing and especially the background art have always held to a high standard of quality throughout (apart from a few CG shots during large scale events)

A little flash to Askeladd's past, the insight to his current world view and his hunger is absolutely enthralling, those few minutes during the latter part of the episode have opened up so many questions that I can't wait for the anime to deliver.
 
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Can Throkell please stop hurling those rocks several kilometers away and waving around with those logs?
I know I had grumbled about it several times before but all those feats of strength pretty much undermine the otherwise serious tone of the show.

Other than that, this was a good episode, with that Thorfinn's dream and Askeldadd's fateful talk about Ragnarok. Thorfinn is still pain in the ass until he gets his revenge though. I have the feeling that Askeldadd will use him as means to end his life at his highest, showing him he get nothing with it.

Still, the pace is really slow... we are still circling around and around and nothing than more pillages and fights are happenning lately. I almost feel like the story is bit aimless in this part.
The story is aware of were it's going Askeladd decision to save Caunte it's just another random job,it will lead to the driving plot and conflict of the rest of the season. The stroy of Vinland Saga is in general not exactly fast paced and some episodes of the anime including this one has only covered one chapter from the manga in an episode.
 
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Why was this episode delayed again?
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Mich666 said:
Can Throkell please stop hurling those rocks several kilometers away and waving around with those logs?
I know I had grumbled about it several times before but all those feats of strength pretty much undermine the otherwise serious tone of the show.

Other than that, this was a good episode, with that Thorfinn's dream and Askeldadd's fateful talk about Ragnarok. Thorfinn is still pain in the ass until he gets his revenge though. I have the feeling that Askeldadd will use him as means to end his life at his highest, showing him he get nothing with it.

Still, the pace is really slow... we are still circling around and around and nothing than more pillages and fights are happenning lately. I almost feel like the story is bit aimless in this part.

I don't mind feats of super strength this episode from Thorkell since it's consistent.
But I agree about the pace. The story didn't progress as far as I thought it would have. Based on how they added and cut material maybe they thought later episodes would be more cohesive with this stopping point. Though there's no way to know until we see the payoff.
 
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Like I expected they didn't include the rape scene from chapter 20. It wasn't Thorfinn who did it, they were some randos in Askeladd's crew but still. He ignored her and walked right past without helping her. He even seemed annoyed about it, not even one iota of compassion. If he thought if he would have stopped the rape, Askeladd's men would have complained about it to Askeladd and make him upset at Thorfinn, denying him any duels in the future, Thorfinn could have easily gone around the issue. He could have just said they woke him up from his sleep and if he's not at 100% he won't be able to find some treasure or steal it from someone strong or something like that. Askeladd would have no problem with it since he wants treasure to keep his operation afloat.

Thorfinn wouldn't have needed to go all gentlemanlike "You won't rape this woman on my watch, that's disgraceful" he could have just said "Hey, her screams bother my sleep, so stop raping her". That's a wrap. But him not doing anything about it really made me hate him when I first read this chapter years ago. Now he's one of my favorite characters so that shows how much he has changed.

The actual rape wasn't even shown in the manga, it was very tastefully done. Just them surrounding her and putting some cloth in her mouth so she won't scream and her looking at Thorfinn pleading with her eyes for help. No skin was shown. So I don't think they didn't show that scene because of the censors but because it would make Thorfinn look very bad. They wanted to make Thorfinn more likeable in the anime. They did the same with episode 8. In the manga, Thofinn doesn't tell Hordaland about Vinland. It's just Hordaland wondering if there's a land of peace across the horizon while Thorfinn stays silent. In the anime however Hordaland is pessimistic and thinks no matter how far you go there's no peace anywhere. Thorfinn doesn't stay silent in the anime and tells her of Vinland, and describes it as a place of peace, with no slaves.

It really upsets me they didn't include this scene since I think it's pivotal for Thorfinn's character and shows just how much of a monster he is at this point in time. Again, he didn't do the raping but he totally ignored it and didn't help one bit.

Studio WIT and the director trying to make these changes weaken the story, it makes it toothless and not as impactful and raw as in the manga.
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Why was this episode delayed again?

The episode was delayed because of a typhoon: https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/09/08/vinland-saga-anime-delay-new-episodes-typhoon/
 
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It was OK episode, I am sure the episode could have worked without the flashbacks. And yikes the last minutes was almost unwatchable with the awful background art! o_O pretty sure it was done on the last minute of the production but damn now this really worries me of the upcoming episodes while the show is not half done yet.
 
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Daniel_Naumov said:
Okay I was critical. I was rash when talking about this series. But when Thorkell threw those stones like M&Ms I lost it. I lost all desire to keep going. As the series lost any desire to stay coherent. I will just... observe the drama, and try not to refer to this series as "historical" anymore.


I agree with this one. For the past few episodes I watched everything with pure joy but when Thorkell threw those rocks like that I thought I was watching a fantastic shounen for a second. Totally disliked that part.

I still love the series though.
prior to that we saw cut down people in half and we saw Thors do all that superhuman stuff , so him throwing that wasn't out of place. We also saw thorfin leap 30 feet, so this isn't that out of place.
 
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Like I expected they didn't include the rape scene from chapter 20. It wasn't Thorfinn who did it, they were some randos in Askeladd's crew but still. He ignored her and walked right past without helping her. He even seemed annoyed about it, not even one iota of compassion. If he thought if he would have stopped the rape, Askeladd's men would have complained about it to Askeladd and make him upset at Thorfinn, denying him any duels in the future, Thorfinn could have easily gone around the issue. He could have just said they woke him up from his sleep and if he's not at 100% he won't be able to find some treasure or steal it from someone strong or something like that. Askeladd would have no problem with it since he wants treasure to keep his operation afloat.

Thorfinn wouldn't have needed to go all gentlemanlike "You won't rape this woman on my watch, that's disgraceful" he could have just said "Hey, her screams bother my sleep, so stop raping her". That's a wrap. But him not doing anything about it really made me hate him when I first read this chapter years ago. Now he's one of my favorite characters so that shows how much he has changed.

The actual rape wasn't even shown in the manga, it was very tastefully done. Just them surrounding her and putting some cloth in her mouth so she won't scream and her looking at Thorfinn pleading with her eyes for help. No skin was shown. So I don't think they didn't show that scene because of the censors but because it would make Thorfinn look very bad. They wanted to make Thorfinn more likeable in the anime. They did the same with episode 8. In the manga, Thofinn doesn't tell Hordaland about Vinland. It's just Hordaland wondering if there's a land of peace across the horizon while Thorfinn stays silent. In the anime however Hordaland is pessimistic and thinks no matter how far you go there's no peace anywhere. Thorfinn doesn't stay silent in the anime and tells her of Vinland, and describes it as a place of peace, with no slaves.

It really upsets me they didn't include this scene since I think it's pivotal for Thorfinn's character and shows just how much of a monster he is at this point in time. Again, he didn't do the raping but he totally ignored it and didn't help one bit.

Studio WIT and the director trying to make these changes weaken the story, it makes it toothless and not as impactful and raw as in the manga.
in the manga, she pleaded for help but I don't remember her calling thorfin for help, and them excluding that rape scene detract from the story at all in my opinion, all it does is reaffirm a certain aspect of his character that we already knew, he selfishness and willingness to only help himself but feel remorse for that as well, it doesn't introduce anything new about him. I would've preferred that they kept it in but I understand why they didn't.
Plus I would argue , that the filler they put in the series enhanced it.
 
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in the manga, she pleaded for help but I don't remember her calling thorfin for help, and them excluding that rape scene doesn't change anything


She did look at him.
Actually yeah, it makes Thorfinn look better, less of a monster. It takes a lot from his characterization at this moment in time.
 
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They should not have cut that scene, it's not an essential story beat, it's not a dealbreaker that will ruin the adaptation, but it was one of the most memorable parts of the Manga still.

It's completely tasteful, not in anyway eroticised, doesn't actually show the rape but it does show the violence and the fact that even though Thorfinn doesn't participate, he doesn't intervene when we know he could easily stop it.

He was just thinking about his mother and sister back home but he doesn't empathise at all with this other girl who is just as innocent.

As someone who thinks Goblin slayer is irredeemable trash this scene should've been kept in, and they had ample time to have it in there + they've been inserting lots of anime original content to stretch this arc over a season so the absence of anything that was actually in the manga is clearly very deliberate and clearly in this case to avoid controversy which I don't think it would have actually even generated because of how it was executed.
it really doesn't add anything new to the story, it's never implied in the manga that he was thinking about his mother and sister back home when that happened in the manga.

That scene doesn't add anything new to his character, all it does is reaffirm a part of his characterization that was developed in the previous episodes. That he values his quest for vengeance more than anything else and wouldn't do anything to conflict that.
 
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'A dawn in the age of twilight'

One of the best anime quotes. Completely sums up Vinland Saga's philosophy thus far.

I liked the psychoanalysis of Thorfinn this episode, and the touch of geopolitics

We are humans, not fish.
We don't know what kind of people we truly are until the moment before our deaths.
As death comes to embrace you, you will realise what you are.
That's what death is, don't you think?


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-Ereya- said:
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in the manga, she pleaded for help but I don't remember her calling thorfin for help, and them excluding that rape scene doesn't change anything


She did look at him.
Actually yeah, it makes Thorfinn look better, less of a monster. It takes a lot from his characterization at this moment in time.
yeah she did, but we don't know if that was a cry for help ,made eye contact with her and walked away. it doesn't make thorfinn look less of monster cause even when that happened, he didn't participate but his reaction to it wasn't even remorseful , this shows his disregard for others which is something that was developed and showcased before with village burning sequence, that moment arguably developed him to this. And this semi monster characteristics of it can be inferred from other events that happen before and after.

If he did rape her, it would be essential to show as that portrays him who we could classify to be more monstrous.
 
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it's never implied in the manga that he was thinking about his mother and sister back home when that happened in the manga.

He was just dreaming about his family (that includes his mother and sister) right when he woke up to the guys starting to rape the girl.
 
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With the sjws all over the media it's a smart move. I mean even Tanjirous earrings got criticized lmao


I think just the fact that there are several innocent people being killed around askeladd's group, already shows this apathetic relationship of thorfinn, does not change much for what material will adapt
It shows how dark these times were and it makes you feel uncomfortable. It also shows you the relationship between Askeladd’s group and Thorfinn.
 
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The first 3 episodes of this anime were good. After that, the show got boring quickly.
 
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I think just the fact that there are several innocent people being killed around askeladd's group, already shows this apathetic relationship of thorfinn, does not change much for what material will adapt
It shows how dark these times were and it makes you feel uncomfortable. It also shows you the relationship between Askeladd’s group and Thorfinn.

Yeah, I think askladd's men say "he always looks down on us" or something like that.
 
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Got to love Askeladd and Thorkell Why sit around when you can fight On to Ragnarok What you idiots do not seem to realize is that Canute will become of king of England, Denmark and Norway but his empire will fade on his death
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This is easily anime of the season, I love and hate how underrated it is tho. Yes, it has a high rating here, but not many people are watching this gem. It has serious berserk and vagabond vibes and the manga has God tier art.
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Black_Sheep97 said:
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I agree with this one. For the past few episodes I watched everything with pure joy but when Thorkell threw those rocks like that I thought I was watching a fantastic shounen for a second. Totally disliked that part.

I still love the series though.
prior to that we saw cut down people in half and we saw Thors do all that superhuman stuff , so him throwing that wasn't out of place. We also saw thorfin leap 30 feet, so this isn't that out of place.

Ugh... precisely! All of this is straight out of Dragon Ball, whatever it is. I also remember someone saying that in Mongolmois they jumped whole seas or something. If we look at this series objectively, these "supernatural" action sequences do not earn it any points towards "masterpiece". I will not go as far as to say it lowers the rating to "Fairy Tail", but it certainly does not earn any points.
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And there's always fanboys crying and squealing "wah wah your complains aren't criticism, stop shitting on muh perfect animuh" Also funny that you claim that my complains are generic disses, yet you use a very by the book butthurt retort I've heard so many times in this site "none of your points are actual criticisms" go fetch a dictionary and look for the word "irony" before you use the word generic as a peyorative.

Askeladd is a perfect example of a wannabe character, cool looking on the outside, but as deep as a puddle with his quotes out of a cheap self motivational book out of amazon.

LOL, go on sakugabooru? get some new eyes and a functional brain, the most impactuful shots were still shots with speedlines, and you didn't even have a proper retort for me pointing out that they reused footage from previous episodes to pad out a flashback sequence.

Nice try kiddo, go cry in a corner with all your butthurt


I got a warning for reporting a troll and insulting said troll in the same quote that I reported them in.

I want you to know that I just reported your post and the mods will take care of it. You have contributed nothing, your posts mean nothing, and literally no one else here takes you seriously.

Bye.

Ugh... still there. Hopefully it does not mean moderators do not take these fake reports seriously? I am told (by common sense, mind you) repeated reports of malicious nature against users not breaking rules of the forum might get you in trouble taps temple.
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A bit slower episode this time.

The talk between Thorfinn and Askeladd, or rather, the latter's monologue about every era not being eternal was quite interesting to hear but other than that, the rest of the episode wasn't something truly remarkable. Though I wound be lying if I said I'm not interested in seeing how Askeladd and co. will manage to deal with Thorkell, the madman.
 
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Sad that they cut put the r*pe the scene where thorfinn wakes up and see the vikings take a village girl and raping her, showing how little throfinn really cares abt heroic deeds and how far he is from his fathers ideals.

Just imagine the reaction in the media if they did put it in, it would've probably been worse than the first episode of Goblin Slayer
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I really liked the entire conversation with Thorfinn and Askeladd.

I love how Thorkell charges into battle swinging a giant log lol
 
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it really doesn't add anything new to the story, it's never implied in the manga that he was thinking about his mother and sister back home when that happened in the manga.

That scene doesn't add anything new to his character, all it does is reaffirm a part of his characterization that was developed in the previous episodes. That he values his quest for vengeance more than anything else and wouldn't do anything to conflict that.


If every reiteration of a point already made in some way in the story were done away with they certainly wouldn't need to construct entire episodes of anime original content as they have done, this scene wasn't essential to tell the story, but it was better than plenty of scenes they left in, and plenty of scenes they made up.

This very episode had superfluous flashbacks and reused footage of scenes no one has forgotten, they can do that but not adapt all of the content from the manga that made a point in a new way and shed more light on the setting?

We're watching a show about vikings, vikings are known for rape and pillage, this adaptation hasn't shied away from the violence in the manga until now so this scene's absence is glaring.

Again, it's not essential to the story, it's not a plot hole, you can argue the scene is "not important", but actually in terms of impact I think this scene is very important. The Manga would've been lesser without it and the Anime is lesser for not having it too.

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AcceleratorAngel said:
Sad that they cut put the r*pe the scene where thorfinn wakes up and see the vikings take a village girl and raping her, showing how little throfinn really cares abt heroic deeds and how far he is from his fathers ideals.

Just imagine the reaction in the media if they did put it in, it would've probably been worse than the first episode of Goblin Slayer


No it really wouldn't have, because the difference in class between these two portrayals of rape cannot be overstated.
 
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Black_Sheep97 said:
yeah she did, but we don't know if that was a cry for help ,made eye contact with her and walked away. it doesn't make thorfinn look less of monster cause even when that happened, he didn't participate but his reaction to it wasn't even remorseful , this shows his disregard for others which is something that was developed and showcased before with village burning sequence, that moment arguably developed him to this. And this semi monster characteristics of it can be inferred from other events that happen before and after.

If he did rape her, it would be essential to show as that portrays him who we could classify to be more monstrous.
Amen. Glad to see at least someone agrees with me :') It's fair for people to argue that the rape scene is interesting characterization and I can understand their opinion that they feel leaving it out takes away a very interesting scene that adds to the story. But saying that it has any significant influence on the story that's being told, is just not true.

As for the superhuman strength stuff, it's really a matter of taste. If you're looking for realistic historical seinen, then yes, the exaggeration will be too lighthearted and jarring. Some people are less willing to suspend their disbelief, and that's ok. But as people have pointed out this exaggeration stuff was already there in the very first episode, it's a bit silly if you start complaining about it 10 episodes in.
 
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I'm surprised this episode has a lower score than usual.
Perhaps the slow pace, maybe?
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AcceleratorAngel said:
Sad that they cut put the r*pe the scene where thorfinn wakes up and see the vikings take a village girl and raping her, showing how little throfinn really cares abt heroic deeds and how far he is from his fathers ideals.

They really toned down the brutality with this adaptation. Though I hope they adapt
as true to the manga.
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Marrone said:


None of your points are actual criticisms. Week in week out there are clowns on here making generic disses thinking its criticism. Go on sakugabooru to see the sakuga in this episode especially thorkell and his men. 'static shots' lol.


And there's always fanboys crying and squealing "wah wah your complains aren't criticism, stop shitting on muh perfect animuh" Also funny that you claim that my complains are generic disses, yet you use a very by the book butthurt retort I've heard so many times in this site "none of your points are actual criticisms" go fetch a dictionary and look for the word "irony" before you use the word generic as a peyorative.

Askeladd is a perfect example of a wannabe character, cool looking on the outside, but as deep as a puddle with his quotes out of a cheap self motivational book out of amazon.

LOL, go on sakugabooru? get some new eyes and a functional brain, the most impactuful shots were still shots with speedlines, and you didn't even have a proper retort for me pointing out that they reused footage from previous episodes to pad out a flashback sequence.

Nice try kiddo, go cry in a corner with all your butthurt


there was nothing for me to rebuttal since you gave generic disses. nothing for me to go on so you were met with a generic reply. reused footage took up 1% of the episode dont see the big deal
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Kimurah said:
Marrone said:


None of your points are actual criticisms. Week in week out there are clowns on here making generic disses thinking its criticism. Go on sakugabooru to see the sakuga in this episode especially thorkell and his men. 'static shots' lol.


And there's always fanboys crying and squealing "wah wah your complains aren't criticism, stop shitting on muh perfect animuh" Also funny that you claim that my complains are generic disses, yet you use a very by the book butthurt retort I've heard so many times in this site "none of your points are actual criticisms" go fetch a dictionary and look for the word "irony" before you use the word generic as a peyorative.

Askeladd is a perfect example of a wannabe character, cool looking on the outside, but as deep as a puddle with his quotes out of a cheap self motivational book out of amazon.

LOL, go on sakugabooru? get some new eyes and a functional brain, the most impactuful shots were still shots with speedlines, and you didn't even have a proper retort for me pointing out that they reused footage from previous episodes to pad out a flashback sequence.

Nice try kiddo, go cry in a corner with all your butthurt


I'm an anime-only and I don't see Askeladd as what you described. He's really a nuanced character so far.
 
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Kimurah said:
Marrone said:


None of your points are actual criticisms. Week in week out there are clowns on here making generic disses thinking its criticism. Go on sakugabooru to see the sakuga in this episode especially thorkell and his men. 'static shots' lol.


And there's always fanboys crying and squealing "wah wah your complains aren't criticism, stop shitting on muh perfect animuh" Also funny that you claim that my complains are generic disses, yet you use a very by the book butthurt retort I've heard so many times in this site "none of your points are actual criticisms" go fetch a dictionary and look for the word "irony" before you use the word generic as a peyorative.

Askeladd is a perfect example of a wannabe character, cool looking on the outside, but as deep as a puddle with his quotes out of a cheap self motivational book out of amazon.

LOL, go on sakugabooru? get some new eyes and a functional brain, the most impactuful shots were still shots with speedlines, and you didn't even have a proper retort for me pointing out that they reused footage from previous episodes to pad out a flashback sequence.

Nice try kiddo, go cry in a corner with all your butthurt


I'm an anime-only and I don't see Askeladd as what you described. He's really a nuanced character so far.
 
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