Vinland Saga |OT| Ragnar Lothbrok's great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson's saga

nDesh

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Oct 27, 2017
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Watched all three eps. Looks good so far, maybe a bit slow.

Getting a bit of a different vibe that I'll discuss in the manga thread. Also, is the "sk" in Askeladd really pronounced with an "sh" sound? The more you know.

Ya'll enjoy yourselves.

EDIT: Shit, there's no manga thread. Should I make one or would be okay if we discuss manga stuff here with tagged spoilers? Don't want it to end up like the Attack on Titan thread.
I think I get what you mean, I read some manga chapters after the 3 episodes and the manga seems a little lighter perhaps? a lot more funny faces and expressions compared to the more serious tone of the anime so far.
 

KimiNewt

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Oct 27, 2017
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I think I get what you mean, I read some manga chapters after the 3 episodes and the manga seems a little lighter perhaps? a lot more funny faces and expressions compared to the more serious tone of the anime so far.
Not quite what I meant. At any rate, I made a manga thread so we can discuss spoilers there.
 

Spired

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Oct 28, 2017
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As a fan of the Manga, I'm so happy that the adaptation is nailing it so far. I'm not sure if I like starting from the young Thorfinn stuff right of the bat but I get it.

Askeladd's Seyiuu is real good. Basically how I imagined him to be when reading. Thorkell is gonna take some getting used too, I'd imagine a bit more unhinged but I'm sure it'll grow on me.
 

Richter1887

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Oct 27, 2017
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This anime delivered and more. I was recommended the manga but never got around to it but this is just so good so far.

I can already see the death flags so the wait for next episodes is going to be painful to see if the father will survive or not.
 

jett

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Oct 25, 2017
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Kind of a slow start but I'm impressed with the production values. Looks like it could be great.
 

bangai-o

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This anime delivered and more. I was recommended the manga but never got around to it but this is just so good so far.

I can already see the death flags so the wait for next episodes is going to be painful to see if the father will survive or not.
Presuming everyone watching has Prime, you can also read V1 of the manga as a free borrow.
 

Edgar

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Oct 29, 2017
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Watched the first ep . I like everything except for character animations . Like in normal scenes characters look stiff and does not have that fluidity and motion that I associate with high profile studios /shows . And when it goes into action scenes the cgi is distracting and framey and they use it too much .
Other than that , i like everything. Funny thing is, when i was reading manga years ago, when Thorkell showed up i had same VA in my head as it is in anime , hahah.
 

Tizoc

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Why are they doing the flashback first?! DO THE BADASS VIKING SHIP SCENE!!!!!! SET UP THE BADASSARY THEN SHOW US HOW BADASS HIS DAD WAS
 

MilesQ

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Oct 25, 2017
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Enjoyed the first three episodes, even though it's definitely much slower than I was expecting after that opening.

Animation is on point and the main reason I'll be coming back, hopefully it picks up really soon.
 
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Watched the first episode for the lulz, so can I assume the Manga is just very loosely "based" on the Greenland saga?
Thorfinn is Thorfinn, but since there aren't much historical records of his childhood/teenage years, most of what we see about him is fictional. But it's different for other characters or events, such as the one told in the first episode about King Harald
At one point, this changes and we start to follow slightly more the real Thorfinn's life (Edit: not something this season of the anime will cover btw). But afaik even in the manga, we haven't reached yet the stuff told in the sagas... It will come though, we just gotta wait
 

RedSwirl

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Oct 25, 2017
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Enjoyed the first three episodes, even though it's definitely much slower than I was expecting after that opening.

Animation is on point and the main reason I'll be coming back, hopefully it picks up really soon.
Yeah, the manga actually starts with a battle scene that takes place after this. What the anime decided to start with is actually a flashback.
 
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Is this still true? This can kill the momentum of the show
It's still true. But there doesn't seem to be much momentum to kill, at least sales wise. Not a single older volume has made its way into the daily top 500 (volume 22 came out recently so there is that). And if you are worried about how much the show is discussed, the fact that it ended with a cliffhanger will help. And with 24 episodes, a break at the beginning won't be as harmful as it would be for a 12 episode show.
 
Nov 5, 2017
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Slow Start but i am already extremely intrested in the world and the charcters. I can see how it would not be for everyone as it doesn't include a lot of action in these first episodes but the charcter and world building is enough to become really invested
 
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Please tell us more about how there are no such things as "history spoilers".
But if your argument is "Well, this is history we are talking about, you can't spoil it, it has already happened" then you would be wrong. See my post earlier:

Someone who knows about those sources could spoil to an anime-only which character dies, who wins which battles, etc. This is no different to regular manga spoilers.

Don't "Christ all fucking mighty" me, the second sentence of Thorfinn's wikipedia page spoils the end of the manga, we are talking about major stuff that is not common knowledge
I am pretty certain Vinland the manga isn't finished yet and the manga's event differ from the real life story of Thorfinn
 
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Rouk'

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I am pretty certain Vinland the manga isn't finished yet and the manga's event differ from the real life story of Thorfinn
But here's the thing, the manga isn't finished yet. While most of it is fictional, it has some historical background, even for Thorfinn. So we just can't know whether the manga will follow the historical sources or not. Therefore, it's better to be careful and not say anything about what's told in the sagas, just in case.
 
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But here's the thing, the manga isn't finished yet. While most of it is fictional, it has some historical background, even for Thorfinn. So we just can't know whether the manga will follow the historical sources or not. Therefore, it's better to be careful and not say anything about what's told in the sagas, just in case.
True...also while i didn't watch it there, GoGoAnime literally spoils a key plot point of the anime
 
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True...also while i didn't watch it there, GoGoAnime literally spoils a key plot point of the anime
Yep, MAL uses the same synopsis. I think that's the one on the first volume back cover ? (I'm not sure as I've got the French one, which also spoils the anime). I had the same issue in the OT, but I deleted as soon as I realised episode 1 did not adapt chapter 1
 

Dr Doom

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Oct 25, 2017
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Episode 1

I thought I was watching TV live action drama. Only thing reminded me that I was watching anime was that intro music....
 

bangai-o

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Episode 1

I thought I was watching TV live action drama. Only thing reminded me that I was watching anime was that intro music....
I was thinking similarly until one of the characters is able to jump 50 feet into the air.

Browsing on youtube, I found this video that tries to put Vinland Saga, Vikings, and Last Kingdom into a timeline. He avoids spoilers for all three series, but there are history spoilers.

 

RedSwirl

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From what I understand, the manga hasn't yet reached the point where Thorfinn enters the Greenlandic Saga timeline-wise, but it incorporates other history stuff from the same time period.
 

Dr Doom

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damn just caught up to episode 3 and now I'm itching for episode 4 already.

It's been awhile since I'm eager to watch the next episode
 

Loan Wolf

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Nov 9, 2017
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Welp, was hoping episode 4 would air tonight, considering we had 3 episodes pumped out in one day. That's understandable it'll be postponed until 7/28
 

Dragoon

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Oct 31, 2017
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Watched all 3 episodes. I can tell I'm gonna love this and it's gonna be one I'm gonna be watching for years. You can tell a show is special, and this has got it all so far. Loving that WIT is on this, feels like I'm watching movie-quality anime in episodic fashion.