Vinland Saga
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Vinland Saga

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Japanese: ヴィンランド・サガ
English: Vinland Saga
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 13, 2005 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Yukimura, Makoto (Story & Art)


Score: 9.071 (scored by 132366132,366 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #82
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #18
Members: 308,144
Favorites: 33,963

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Vinland Saga
Volume 1


Thorfinn, son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, is among the finest fighters in the merry band of mercenaries run by the cunning Askeladd, an impressive feat for a person his age. However, Thorfinn is not part of the group for the plunder it entails—instead, for having caused his family great tragedy, the boy has vowed to kill Askeladd in a fair duel. Not yet skilled enough to defeat him, but unable to abandon his vengeance, Thorfinn spends his boyhood with the mercenary crew, honing his skills on the battlefield among the war-loving Danes, where killing is just another pleasure of life.

One day, when Askeladd receives word that Danish prince Canute has been taken hostage, he hatches an ambitious plot—one that will decide the next King of England and drastically alter the lives of Thorfinn, Canute, and himself. Set in 11th-century Europe, Vinland Saga tells a bloody epic in an era where violence, madness, and injustice are inescapable, providing a paradise for the battle-crazed and utter hell for the rest who live in it.

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Vinland Saga won the 13th Japan Media Arts Award Grand Prize in the Manga division and the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga (which mangaka Makoto Yukimura accepted in full viking gear). An animated crossover between Vinland Saga and Ponkotsu Quest titled Ponkotsuland Saga was released on October 24, 2015.

The series has been published in English by Kodansha Comics USA in 2-in-1 hardcover omnibuses since October 14, 2013. The release includes Makoto Yukimura's Sayonara ga Chikai no de (For Our Farewell Is Near) spread across the first five volumes. It is also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics since February 2014; in Spanish by Planeta Cómic since October 21, 2014; and in Polish by Hanami since January 2017.




Jan 18, 2024
Preliminary (107/? eps)
Vinland Saga, a masterfully crafted manga by Makoto Yukimura, stands as a shining gem within the realm of historical fiction. From its inception, the series plunges readers into the violent and captivating world of Vikings, delivering a narrative that seamlessly weaves together history, character development, and breathtaking action.

The story follows Thorfinn, a young and skilled warrior seeking vengeance for the murder of his father. However, what begins as a revenge-driven narrative evolves into a profound exploration of morality, identity, and the consequences of one's actions. Yukimura's ability to delve into the complexities of human nature elevates Vinland Saga beyond a mere action-packed saga, turning it ...
Jun 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (202/? eps)
To people wanting to get into it would recommend but only the first part after the farmland arc there is a big dip in the story imo. Here are the reason

Art gets worse imo the dark and griddy vibe is gone entirely gone mc gets such a wierd face especially compared to other characters it's like a jojo character replaced him

Immature topics sometimes characters used to be so multidimensional but it's like they are given one trait and that's the only thing that matters.

Mc becomes increasingly naive it's so frustrating to me i can understand avoiding violence you can make a brilliant story ...
Nov 17, 2023
Preliminary (192/? eps)
"Idealistic, but not realistic" that is the core problem of Vinland Saga.

It is nothing more than an overrated manga that presents itself as a realistic, and historical take on pacifism, and the Norse setting only to fail horribly.


-Thorfinn, the main character is nothing more than wasted potential. He starts off as a person who is fueled by revenge towards Askeladd, the mercenary who killed his father, Thors.

Not once during this period does Thorfinn ever ask himself the question of "who is the person that hired Askeladd to kill my father?" As a result Thorfinn wastes a decade of his life for ...

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