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Vinland Saga  
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From Kodansha USA:
As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band's leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Throfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery...the land Leif called Vinland.

Note: Was nominated for the 2008 Manga Taisho award. Won the Grand Prize in the manga division of the Japan Media Arts awards in 2009. Won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga in 2012.


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Latest Release(s)
v.16 c.120 by 4chan (11d ago)
v.16 c.119 by 4chan (43d ago)
c.118 by 4chan (73d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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Vinland Saga by canucks

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1440 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 25th 2015, 12:32pm PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (6 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #342 decreased(-104)
Monthly Pos #166 increased(+54)
3 Month Pos #212 increased(+9)
6 Month Pos #209 decreased(-9)

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Where is this going? 173 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes ago
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Farmland Saga 1740 days, 4 hours, 51 minutes ago
1st topic 1889 days, 1 hours, 39 minutes ago
Thank You Anonymous Spore! 2742 days, 5 hours, 17 minutes ago

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Great potential here   
Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by XileDragon
January 19th, 2008, 11:57pm
As the previous posts have said, this one holds tremendous potential. An out-of-the-ordinary story that has all the necessary ingredients to become a masterpiece. Gives a similar feel as claymore in my opinion, but Vinland Saga targets perhaps a more mature audience. I loved claymore, but I think I will love this one even more. Can't wait for the next release.
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yup, this one has a big potential   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by palabasa
July 20th, 2007, 6:54am
i agree with darkgenio, this one could be great. i hope it keeps up to the quality it is showing right has great artwork, excellent fighting scenes, interesting plot, and intensifying character development..

what happened to this one by the way?...scanlators anyone?mangascreener what happended?

... Last updated on December 2nd, 2007, 10:53pm
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very good manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by darkgenio
July 11th, 2007, 3:21am
A promising historical manga. Art is very good and fighting scenes are really well done. I like character and environment. If it keeps its present level and maybe goes a little more in depth it will be a great work. Lots of potentialities
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by spduke
June 23rd, 2007, 11:06pm
Excellent manga. The art is nice, the story fully builds the characters and builds toward climatic fights. I wish more was released...but such is always desired of great manga!
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I never know what to put here   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Avalon
April 29th, 2007, 7:15pm
The art kind of reminds me of Berserk, only more...clean? Not quite as sketchy, i guess, but very close in terms of quality imho. Plot is just a bit linear, revolving around Thorfin trying to avenge his dead father, but Vinland makes up for it in sheer badassness (is that a word?). The fighting scenes are really amazing; they have this sense of speed, motion, impact, etc that makes it seem like you're watching a movie, not pictures on a page.
I love how Yukimura is able to manipulate the mood so perfectly...from the tranquility of an elder telling tales to children to the chaos of an army storming a fortress.
An easy 10 from me.

And the HQ scans really do the art justice...
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Promising? Sure!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Raide
December 15th, 2006, 11:29pm
This is the story about the Medieval era and the Vikings. Based on the historical/realistical side, not fantasies like One Piece. So you can't compare those two. If you've read Planetes, you'll get what I mean.

Right now for the 2 volumes, we got finely realistic battles here and there, but not much explanation about weapons, the culture, or fighting style I'm interested about. We got intense good story instead.

In short, this manga got historical sense, one you would hardly get at any other manga. But since the story is pretty slow, even it feels like just beginning at the end of volume 2, I give the rating 8.
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Finally, a vikings manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ChaperonNoir
December 10th, 2006, 9:07am
This manga feels a bit different from One Piece huh huh huh smile

So far, read 2 volumes, and it's very good. The drawings are the best (Looks like Berserk sometimes). I can't wait for the next release.

The story is about Thorfinn, a crazy blonde teenager fighter you see on the picture above. He fights with 2 shorts swords, and he's strong. He currently sails with Askeladd, a man who killed his father. And of course, he wants to take revenge in a duel with him.

Oh, and mangascreener is doing a wonderful job with this project. Read it!

... Last updated on December 10th, 2006, 9:09am
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by guybrush
February 4th, 2006, 8:40am
new manga
good manga
best manga
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Very promising   
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by barbapapa
October 18th, 2005, 6:54pm
only 2 chapters released but I have already fallen in love with it
more a shounen approach from Yukimura but in an unexpected setting
Hear he switched to Afternoon btw, in stead of Shonen Magazine
anyway, think this is gonna be big and I urge everyone to check it out!
Artwork is beautifull and the characters kick ass
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