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Vinland Saga  
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Description
Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England.

Won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Ganso Ylva-chan (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
ヴィンランド・サガ
海盗战记

Groups Scanlating
4chan
Anonymous Spore
Binktopia
Colony Drop
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Latest Release(s)
c.102 by Mangabandits (16d ago)
c.101 by Mangabandits (21d ago)
c.101v2 by MiB (37d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Vinland Saga by canucks

Forum
6 topics, 70 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1295 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 21st 2014, 1:57am PST

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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)
Shuukan Shounen Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (3 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #226 decreased(-7)
Monthly Pos #129 decreased(-50)
3 Month Pos #71 increased(+6)
6 Month Pos #86 increased(+9)

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On 1447 wish lists
On 69 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Where is this going? 147 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes ago
Discussion up to ch.56 804 days, 6 hours, 3 minutes ago
Farmland Saga 1208 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes ago
1st topic 1357 days, 7 hours, 28 minutes ago
Thank You Anonymous Spore! 2210 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes ago

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Vinland Saga   
Rating: N/A
by GodOfMadness
April 30th, 2009, 1:09am
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Man, I thought Prince Canute was a girl!!, Really he hoped he was a girl oh well lol, and yeah his change was amazing in mere few chapters from a whimp to Aji Tae(ruthless killer from shin angyo onshi). Thorfinn reminds me of Kenji from Eden manga, I bet he will grow even stronger, can't wait for next chapters!!
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names   
Rating: N/A
by zevz
March 18th, 2009, 9:36pm
Well i gotta say, i havent even started reading this manga yet, but after reading that description i just gotta do it. I'm from Norway, and the tales of the Vikings are just ordinary here. + Askeladd(en) is a guy from a folktale, my fathers name is Thorfinn. gets me laughing wink i wont submit a rating ofcorse, until after i've read it
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amazing!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zoff
March 3rd, 2009, 8:57am
this is surely one of the best mangas i've ever read. the art is just amazing, story is undeniably neutral and if i ever start to try to describe the epic feeling this manga's characters give, i won't be able to stop. =P anyway, enough fapping, if you like historic mangas, this is definitely for you; even if you don't like them, you should try this one. =P
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superb   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GuardianPL
January 16th, 2009, 2:26pm
I just can't describe it properly. It's amazing how one guy from Far East can relate such intricate knowledge of Dark Ages period through manga. Not only historically, but action-wise Vinland Saga is exceptional. All fights and battles are done in a way that takes my breath away. I lack words to recommend it, just try it yourself. And if you like Vikings, you're definitely in for a treat biggrin
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Clichéd settings on a new turf? Huh?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by OppKnox
November 30th, 2008, 2:31pm
I can understand why someone might dislike Vinland Saga, which features a potentially unsympathetic anti-hero, his Machiavellian contemporaries, and plenty of emphatic gore. However, any criticism regarding the manga’s originality, or lack thereof, deserves a response, particularly when the so-called clichés are fundamental plot threads found not only in most shonen/seinen manga, but in film and classical literature, as well. Why not accuse Shakespeare of being uninspired for incorporating Greek mythology in his work? My point is that Yukimura Makoto is in good company, and it seems a bit churlish to fault him for the few unavoidably familiar elements in an uncommonly intelligent plot. The political intrigue is well crafted, and Thorfinn and Askeladd’s relationship is more complicated than any simplified notion of the former’s vengefulness might imply. Also, the oft-lamented flashback is interesting (in my humble opinion) and essential to the story for introducing Thorfinn’s suitably iconic father—a multi-dimensional legend worthy of his son’s admiration and ours. Many popular titles are redundant in their mindless and melodramatic application of manga tropes and conventions. Vinland Saga is not one of them. I think fans of the genre would actually appreciate the degree to which the story does embody certain recognizable traits. I would hazard to add that, contrary to BimboSilly’s assertions, one does not have to be new to historical action adventures or a Norse fanatic to enjoy the series. Even if the plot is not to your taste, the art and exposition are laudable and hardly worth the lowest rating possible.

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2009, 9:57am
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cliched settings on a new turf for manga   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by BimboSilly
November 7th, 2008, 11:04pm
idolizing father- check, parent's death - check, revenge - check, 1+1/2 volume flash back- check, Exceptionally talented fighter on his path to become the greatest- check..
Trust me, if you
a> have a fascination for vikings
b>are or know about Vikings
c> havent read that many historical war mangas/comics or just have a fascination for such mangas/comics
d> all of the above
Then you will love this manga otherwise its not something that you have never seen before... I prefer the english movies though- they have the funny parts...

... Last updated on November 11th, 2008, 7:00am
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~~~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mono-sama
November 6th, 2008, 5:03am
great manga.
nice clean artwork and GREAT story, some nice twists.
definately worth following.
IMO this is one of the best ongoing seinens right now, and probably ever.

... Last updated on December 2nd, 2010, 3:12am
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Vikings!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gjoerulv
November 3rd, 2008, 6:13pm
I'm a viking myself lol. It might be a bit slow, but I wouldn't take away a single panel. This truly is a masterpiece. Recommended to everyone. Both artwork and plot are magnificent. One of those few 10/10 mangas out there (perhaps I'm being this generous 'cause I love vikings though bigrazz).
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I wish this was a Weekly!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Keikun6969
September 28th, 2008, 9:40pm
I was really hesitant to read this Manga because I Studied the Vikings in College. I figured this series was just some cheap "Vikings are Bad, Grrr" kind of Manga. It's not. I was Pleasantly surprised and I enjoyed every minute of reading this series (as I write this its not complete yet) and look forward to reading even more as its Scanlated.
The Art is Top notch, absolutely Gorgeous in its Execution.
The Story is Based on the REAL occurences in the 11th century, Down to the Feelings of the Christians towards the "Heathens" and the way the Vikings felt to toward the "Cowardly Christians".
This story has it all, in all one of the Best Manga I have EVER read.
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Very nice   
Rating: N/A
by darknova42
September 4th, 2008, 4:39am
At first I didn't want to read this manga and passed it up a bunch of times thinking "well it'd probably move too slow and won't be any good". Then one day I got bored and decided to give the first few chapters a shot... then by the time I realised it I had finished all of the scanlated chapters.

Vinland saga is the kind of manga that once you start reading you find it really hard to stop. It grabs you with the action and the story and keeps you reading it whether you want to or not.

Lets put it this way: I'm not an emotional person and I pride myself on that, and this manga had me tearing up when thorfinn's dad dies.
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