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But then again I DO prefer realism over fantasy. Basically for me Berserk was good until Midget Witch was brought into the story. Then it started sucking. HARD.
Really the only thing I look forward to in Berserk is Hot N' Nekkid Retarded Casca. I could care less about Guts vs Griffith at this point.
Rickert the Sixth God Hand should pwnage Griffith and then whisk Casca away so he can show her a good time. Guts should get eaten by a moose and die.
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will become the real deal of Christianity or close to it. Canute will use Christianity to his political advantage while Thorfinn will be up against all odds to
stay true to his Christian faith. In a way I think this is actually more interesting than when he was a viking because while Thorfinn will be less violent
it doesn't mean his opponents will be. And if push comes to shove will Thorfinn pick up his sword and fight? It's pretty intense.
Ye, Old Nordic Gods which I believe in with my heart, soul and sword, shall have mine thanks for yours blessing. Vinland Saga IS in line up for this months Afternoon Magazine. We can expect new chapter in about week or two, depends on how fast will our great warrior Hox will be, I guess.
About Vinland Saga and Berserk... I actually don't understand why people compares these to works over and over again... Each of these pieces are about something completely different and each of them has completely different narrative part, character development and so on. I guess I'm just too obsessed with details but whatever... To actually contribute to this conversation, I like Vinland Saga much more... I even loved Berserk until this Guts' new band was formed (I hate every one of these characters), but even when Berserk was in good old times I liked Vinland Saga more. While Berserk tends to fall into some cheap fanservise and deformations (a lot in these years) Vinland Saga never suffers from these ailments.
I love Vinland Saga because of its story, because of theme and setting, because of characters, because of drawings, because Yukimura Makoto is my favorite author, because I like Nordic culture for like my whole life and so on and so on.
EDIT: New chapter (81) was released by Hox and HappyScans!. By Gods, that was fast!
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chapter was out,i even linked it and made a temporary thread for discussion...but it seems nobody cares about vinland saga anymore. what a shame.
Maybe nobody here at Mangahelpers does...
I think it's great, and getting better and better.
Sorry for being late everyone, I am not up to date with this series, the new discussion thread was a opened a few days ago, maybe it was unnoticed in the stickies? Anyway, I help around this section as well as best as I can.
^ No need to apologize man. The fault is probably on my side for not seeing the thread. I understand that its probably not too enjoyable to mod a section as unpopular as this one(apparently)...so we owe you loads of thanks for still taking care of it. Personally i think this is very disappointing that ppl just want action and excitement when Vinland Saga offers so much more.
Being a history buff, history was the thing that got me interested in Vinland Saga, that and really the rumors that you hate that the series is similar to Berserk, plus violence is really a thing that I see marketed to some otaku in Japan. There are people there that really like heavy violence manga. So that must be it, but Vinland Saga is not that of a violent manga compared to some with even weird and more disturbing things.
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Although, I don't feel that Vinland Saga is unnoticed in MH.
Because, it was in MH that I got a recommendation for it, and I know quite a few who read it and really like it.
Naturally, progression is slow like any other seinen manga out there produced monthly. Hell, even Berserk with its popularity is quite slow in threads because we really can't help if the source material also churns out slow, and we've said all we wanted to say long before a new chapter is out. The latest chapter becomes stale, and the spoilers for the next one come a lot later. By then we've exhausted our theories, our agonies, our excitement, etc.
the bad ass violence definitely got me interested in Vinland Saga but what kept me was the intricate plotwork.
And what's most impressive is it's able to do it such a short amount of time. A good reason why I like
Farmerland Saga so much is because I know the pay off is going to be huge. IMO Thorfinn has
become even MORE interesting than he was as someone who wanted to get revenge.
Whoever thinks it will be easy for Thorfinn to live as a pacifist has no idea.
what do you think will be the ultimate trigger for him to start fighting again?
Probably Ketil's farm being overrun per Canute's order. What it will be specifically I don't know. Obviously him being a slave now has had the recent events weigh on him personally. There will have to be a breaking point. I don't think he'll turn back to vengeance unless he finds out why Ketil's farm was overrun.
A death could trigger or rather forced him to fight. Death of his partner slave (sorry I forgot the name. Happens to me in most of the monthly scheduled series). What bothers me, what will happen after that? He used to have an objective in life, even if it was "the revenge". I have said it before, his role has to grow or become grander.