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Poll: Vinland Saga Episode 13 Discussion

Oct 7, 2:22 PM

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New OP and ED, love it especially the OP. Things are looking good right now, Prince Canute talking, Askeladd's past, getting Wales as an ally, and ofcourse Askeladd's true intention. Looks like the revenge and fight isn't the main topic right now, which is the best for sure because I am enjoying it.
Oct 7, 2:36 PM

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This was an interesting episode plot-wise. Not too much happened but we did get some character development.

The reveal about Askalaad's heritage was an interesting twist. I didn't really expect it but I guess they've been building it up with all the Roman references.

Seeing Canute get mad was a pretty cool scene. Hopefully we'll see more of that in the future.
Oct 7, 3:26 PM
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A great opening..very catchy. It was nice to see the background information. Canute finally spoke. Wonder if the next episode will be more violent.
Oct 7, 4:26 PM

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New theme songs. I like the ending better.

Really liked Thorfinn and Canute's interaction.
Oct 7, 8:26 PM

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Awesome new OP and ED. This was a really interesting episode. We're finally getting to know a bit about Askeladd. Idk if I can take his "I hate Danes" line as completely true given the situation. Certainly he might hate his father (Dane) because of what he did to his mother (Welsh). I wonder if that was all it took. Perhaps part of him does hate the violent viking life style the Danes are known for. I don't think he feels very highly of the king anyway.
Oct 7, 11:34 PM

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mohrip said:
operationvalkyri said:
Ah Askeladd's actions start to make some sense now. He's motivated by revenge just like Thorfinn. No wonder he likes the poor kid.

Instead of doing revenge, Askeladd wanted to save Wales. He already foreshadowing it when everyone wanted ships, but Askeladd said "this is a small country, 3 ships means a lot for them".

Superns18 said:
Canute best girl

also who the fuck rated this a 1 out of 5 lol

Shut up! Thorkell is definitely best waifu of the season. Canute can't defeat him.

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lmaooo, it's a close call
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Oct 7, 11:40 PM
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This new op is way better than the first one and the ed is very good as well, Askellad by far the best AND most interesnting character.
Oct 8, 2:36 AM
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sweet new opening and ending ans we finally get to hea the princess talk lol good job Thofinn
Oct 8, 4:31 AM

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Man with a mission with another great OP song. Good episode as well.
Oct 8, 5:06 AM

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Vinland has the best openings and endings this season, one is better than the other! I can't wait for the release.

I liked Askeladd from the beginning and now I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM IN ACTION! This episode was so good.

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Oct 8, 5:29 AM

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Lizard1970 said:
This new op is way better than the first one and the ed is very good as well, Askellad by far the best AND most interesnting character.

I like the original way more
Oct 8, 8:29 AM
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Finally we get Askeladd's big reveal. It was a bit downplayed, but probably for the best. He's such a little schemer.

The new ED is fantastic. I love how well they're adapting this and putting care into all aspects of it.
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Oct 8, 3:50 PM
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i feel like the quality increased a lot in this episode, especially at the beginning

i love the new op ! the first one was good but it felt a bit out of the place
Oct 8, 7:45 PM
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I posted the op and ed of episode 13, if anyone wants to enjoy the songs then please visit.


Oct 8, 8:47 PM
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dc22 said:
The new OP is dogshit, even screamo was better.

They have "scream".
Here 4 minutes full ver :
Oct 9, 6:16 AM
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I feel like Bjorn is about something. He feel fooled by askeladd after seeing him talk with the wealsh people and know them well without knowing about a thing even after the decades of fighting togther and the way he looked at that member who said "I 'll follow askeladd if he keeps making me earn more and I dont give a shit about where's he from" was terrifying he always been the cold person but he definitely changed now.

and I really like the wealsh genral and his voice actor.
Oct 9, 11:18 AM
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The new OP and the ED are great, although I liked the song from the previous OP better.
It was an episode full of surprises about Askeladd's blood, incredible that he is the last descendant of Artorius. Askeladd is full of secrets, his father must have been a true bastard so that Askeladd will come to hate the Danes.
It was also funny and a bit impressive to hear Prince Canute talk to Thorfinn, hahaha.
Oct 9, 2:45 PM
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Thorfinn trolling the f^^^ out of "princess" Canute was my favorite part of this episode. Askeladd may be somewhat being honest about his past/lineage but I doubt he really hates his followers, especially Bjorn. I don't think he particularly loves them either. He is the quintessential egocentric in he loves only himself and all he does is to secure his future, whether its glory in battle or political intrigue. I love the new OO and ED but I am going to miss the first ones.
Oct 9, 2:59 PM

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Askeladd's character got extra points for this development. Bjorn suspects something about him too. It's gonna lead to something fatal I'm sure
Oct 9, 9:48 PM

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"Like rowing boat,
we enter the future backwards.
All we see are the scenes the past,
and no one cannot see the views of tomorrow."

Someone seriously needs to check their grammar, holy shit. There should be at least ONE person in Japan who speaks English, right?
Oct 10, 4:53 AM

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Yeah man with a mission
Really askeladd best charac for me but i love canute
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Oct 10, 12:48 PM
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Hylianticipated said:
"Like rowing boat,
we enter the future backwards.
All we see are the scenes the past,
and no one cannot see the views of tomorrow."

Someone seriously needs to check their grammar, holy shit. There should be at least ONE person in Japan who speaks English, right?

"Like rowing bodt
We enter the future backwards
All we see are the scenes the past
And no one cannot see the views of tomorrow"

Thats supposed to be ancient english....someone seriously need to check history.
Oct 11, 4:38 AM

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I loved that line by Askeladd, "I hate the Danes." Even though he himself, is half Dane, he holds a strong hatred for them. It was one of my favorite moments in the manga too. You see a side of him that he kept from his own men. He was more handsome than Thorfinn when he was younger. Definitely love his design even as an older man, he's one of the better-looking ones. I'm being biased because he's one of my favorites.

Anyways, I saw Canute's blushing face meme'd on Twitter a couple of times. I saw a lot of fujoshis shipping them just because they had a semi-argument. The miniscule condition to ship any two male characters together, according to most fujoshis.

They will delve deeper into Askeladd's past. There is so much they need to cover about his past.
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Oct 11, 8:25 AM

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Not into the new OP and the ed is kinda meh...

Some info about Askeladd has been revealed which piqued my interest.
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Oct 11, 11:54 AM

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I like the new OP and ED. Just wish the ED visuals weren't basically an AMV made from the first cour with filter over it.
Nice episode, but it felt kinda stiff and static which I feel lessened the impact of stuff happening in it.
Oct 11, 11:57 AM
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Loved the episode and the opening had some very interesting scenes along with a nice song as well as the ending song.
Canute finally talked though wow he's cute lol

I don't like admitting it but I'm starting to like Askeladds' character xD
Oct 12, 12:51 AM

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Tougen said:
Hylianticipated said:
"Like rowing boat,
we enter the future backwards.
All we see are the scenes the past,
and no one cannot see the views of tomorrow."

Someone seriously needs to check their grammar, holy shit. There should be at least ONE person in Japan who speaks English, right?

"Like rowing bodt
We enter the future backwards
All we see are the scenes the past
And no one cannot see the views of tomorrow"

Thats supposed to be ancient english....someone seriously need to check history.

Lol no it's not. Ancient English is nothing like this. Ancient/old English looks barely anything like modern English. This is just shitty grammar. Stop trying to sound smart when you don't know what you're talking about.
Oct 13, 1:07 AM

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Normally I don't think much of Thornfinn but the way his interaction with princess is portrayed, I find his personality in the moment of the conversation kinda hot. Ngl, I can already see ppl shipping him with princess in a yaoi paring though. Though, tbf in lieu of repercussions, I would've told the prince how pathetic he's acting too if I were sitting next to him in that wagon. His shit was pretty much "I can't do anything for my people without daddy's approval!" <--might as well have said "I'm just a puppet who can't do shit." XD
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Oct 13, 2:31 AM

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nice ED, tho the OP isn't good... Didn't expect for Canute to start rambling all of a sudden, that was a cool moment.
Oct 13, 6:46 AM
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That new OP is such a total fucking banger, I've been listening to it on repeat for a good while now. God bless Man With A Mission.
Oct 13, 8:28 AM

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Meh..kanute is such a pussy.
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Oct 14, 8:52 AM

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Lelouch0202 said:
I'm a little confused about the whole European history. I'm not very familiar with it, what exactly did Britannia as a country comprise of? Was it essentially United Kingdom as it stands today? Did the countries of England, Wales and Scotland exist pre-Britannia or post? Who exactly is Artorius and are the Welsh people in this show descendants of the Romans who once ruled?

Basically, modern England and Wales have been part of the Roman Empire. But when the Huns came and the German tribes started assaulting the Roman Empire, Rome ordered its British armies to come back home. But many stayed behind, some out of honor, some for politics, and others because they had their families there. Though Celtic before arrival of Romans, the people in Roman Britain were now Romano-British, a mix of Roman and Celtic culture.

The Germanic tribes of Northern Germany and Denmark saw an opportunity in the fact that Roman Britain was no longer well defended. Many Juts, Angles, and Saxons decided to invade the now vulnerable Roman Britain and conquer it. And they succeed, and what is now modern England became the land of Anglo-Saxons (Juts are tiny so they are usually not mentioned), while the Romano-British were only left with what is now known as Wales. Later on, the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms would unite into Kingdom of England (which basically means "Kingdom of the Angles").

Around 500 years later, in times of Vinland Saga, Anglo-Saxon England is a battlefield between Anglo-Saxons and the Norse from Scandinavia (though the Scandinavians will win, and Canute here will be the King of Denmark, England and Norway), but in 1066 William the Bastard, a Lord from Northern France will invade and conquer England, kick out the Scandinavians for good and fully replace the Anglo-Saxon nobility with French. Thus, England will become an Anglo-Saxon country ruled by French nobility. Both Anglo-Saxon and French culture will eventually merge and become English culture, which are the English we now know and love.
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Oct 17, 1:18 PM

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Now that's a more fitting OP at least, cool episode showing just how Askeladd is the most interesting character.
Oct 19, 9:56 PM

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oh god! another splendid episode! so much seriousness which is badass!
we got to learn more about Askeladd which is half Welsh and half Danish!
LOL at Prince Canute! started to speak and against Thorfinn and Ragnar was shocked by Canute's ranting! lolz!
new OP by MAN WITH A MISSION is always a treat this this band is always highly respected!
ED was great as well!
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Oct 20, 4:43 PM

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I can't believe Askeladd is related to Saber. Wild.
Oct 21, 7:58 AM

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New OP and ED, I liked the previous OP more but this is fine too, the new ED is cool too.

Well well, it turns out that Askeladd is a descendant of the people that dates back to the Roman Empire, very nice.
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Oct 30, 9:43 PM

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I bet Canute and Thorfinn will have a great bond in the near future :>

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Oct 31, 8:02 PM

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New opening and endings. They are good, equal to the old ones.

Askeladd is descendant of King Arthur?! Haha, now that was unexpected. :D He is my favorite character in this anime, so this revelation was a positive surprise for me. I wonder in which direction his character is gonna develop later.
Nov 5, 4:26 PM

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Normally when a story branches away from the protagonist's perspective, I lose interest. But not this time because it's also expanding. Now I'm curious about Askellad's past.
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