New chapter's out.
Vinland Saga c128
Hype as fuck.
I'll lure them away
one ship disembarks near where Thorfinn landed
the other ship continues its pursuit of Leif and Co.
the other ship catches up with Leif and holds the crew hostage
Thorkell: "hey Thorfinn, become our chief or your friends become sharkbait!"
Leave the others
two boats full of Joms can take Thorfinn, the man that went head to head with Axe Man
WOOO, my favorite time of the month.
Thanks again Hox!
Does he think the rest of us are useless or something?
You certainly are, Gudrid
Hooray, now there's someone else in the thread besides me and Hox.
the rest of us are useless
an old man
Cheers for the chapter lad
When will Hild stop being so edgy?
yay! Thank you based Hox
I'd never miss a Hox thread, this is my favorite Manga after all.
This is the only time of the month where I constantly browse Sup Forums.
Where did they get horses?
Don't you know Jomsviking can conjure horse out of thin air?
They're the Jomsvikings, clearly they saw their plan ahead of time and stationed them there :^)
That, or they were on the other ship not shown.
need two boats full of elite viking warriors to subdue one guy
Do they think Thorfinn is a troll?
Are they going to burn down the forest?
Must be good for business.
those poor kids crying
It's been a while since we saw this kind of stuff.
they must've seized them from local farm
God damn, is shit finally get real?
I truly hope Thorfinn learns not to be a complete pacifist, but fight when necessary.
Damn, Jomsvikings do not fuck around.
Holy shit, fucking nut bars.
How nice of him, is he going to cut him a nice roast with that axe?
inb4 crossbow bolt to the arm
Thank you based Hox!!
are they thorkells men?
They're Floki's, did you even read the chapter?
They are Floki's men.
Is he gonna pacify some motherfuckers or is he still gonna be all MUH NONVIOLENCE
IN THE NAME OF LOVE
They're going to kill him but Hild's going to stop them because MUH VENGEANCE.
Please them attack him. Please.
Awww yisss here it comes.
In before cross bow bolts
I'm glad they're under orders to kill him. Imagine the boring shit that would happen otherwise.
Ruh roh raggy
It's time for them old dagger tactics,
Thorfinn, pacifism is great, really but for the love of God realize that being a fucking marthyr amounts to jack shit. You already got a sniper , now acquire a fucking dagger, and kick. some. ass.
her face when thorfinn's already bodied the jomsfags
I feel I am going to be so blueballed when this chapter ends.
Dude fuck all y'all the manga got 100X better after his epiphany. You guys just want your braindead shonen back
Thorfinn you better not start begging or something, you got no fucking options right now.
Fuck YOU leatherman
Tune in next month to another installment of Legend of the Pacifist Fist!
So pretentious he actually pretends to like watching grass grow
I like the manga currently. But nonviolence doesn't solve every damn thing. Even his dad was willing to knock heads.
You're not the boss of this thread.
that Kenshiro face
Thank fucking god but still blueballed as shit.
Thanks. Maybe we'll get a Hokuto no Ken reference.
I knew he was gonna do this.
a whole month before we can see Thorfinn kick some shitty Viking ass
Legend of the Pacifist fist
You could have just gone with Paci-Fist
I bet Askeladd is laughing his ass off nearby.
Wow, you people sure are soooooo stupid to think a manga about viking warfare turning into a grass simulator is not exciting
There's nothing wrong with character development but you people are the fucking worst. Get off your high horse.
Thanks Hox! Great as always.
See you next month.
tune in next month to see thorfinn pass-a-fist through some nordic skulls!
farmland fag VS horse-punching fag at it again
Meh, close enough.
Hilde drops them all before Thorfinn can land a single punch
entire chapter is Thorfinn whining about Hilde killing people and consoling the villagers
i think that it is u, who is on the highe horsee
The Nolan's batmans had some fucking shit choreography and fights.
For those who want a dl link to this month's chapter: sendspace.com
Also, for those who like historical manga, be sure to check out My Name is Nero, a manga about the Roman Emperor Nero. It's by Yasuhiko Yoshikazu, a man most famous for being the character designer of the original Gundam, but who has transformed himself over the past few decades into a mangaka of serious historical dramas, ranging from ancient rome and Japan to late 19th/early 20th century East Asia.. I'll be releasing the second and final volume this week. You can get the first volume at my site.
that guy falling on his own at 0:32
That lady is beautiful but damn, she has a long neck. About as long as Nefertiti.
So he still does manga huh. Admirable guy.
ooooh plz fuck shit da fuck up Thorfinn and show that dicehead an that edgy muh vengeance gurl who the boss is.
Thank you Hox!
Spends the whole thread complaining about how the character who's developed into a pacifist won't fight anymore like it doesn't matter why he changed in the first place
Is challenged on how stupid he sounds
if it turns into shaolin kung fu action i'll piss on my face in glee
Yeah, he currently has a serialization running in Afternoon, alongside Viland Saga and Historie. It's a manga simultaneously about early imperial Japan as well as the mysterious roots of its imperial lineage. Cool series but obviously no translations yet.
HERE IT COMES HERE IT COOOOOOMES
It doesn't matter why he changed, if he intends to do what he set out to do, he cannot completely swear of violence, and this chapter proves it.
His father was a pacifist, but he wasn't stupid about it. People are understandably wary, because pacifism is often very childishly handled in manga, and they don't want VS to do the same.
he cannot completely swear of violence, and this chapter proves it
I think he was ready all along. He just tried to delay the inevitable.
Try to be smartasses
It get explained literally on the next page.
Don't get me wrong, his conflict is very interesting, and I'm glad the author keeps putting him in situations like this, or the one with Snake and whatsherface's husband.
But I'm still worried sometimes. Guess I should trust the author more.
It completely matters why he changed, his whole point was that there is always an alternative to fighting. Here you have guys who are completely devoted to fighting and killing with no compromise, I'm interested to see what it is he does to compromise with this, and if he actually fights, what that means for him. I think it'll be cool if he finds some way to get out of this.
We gonna get some more kungfu Viking?
Are you okay anon?
It completely matters why he changed,
It doesn't, because the world doesn't care why he changed.
his whole point was that there is always an alternative to fighting
And he's been in for a rude awakening once already, almost certainly twice as we'll see next chapter.
If he doesn't want to fight, all he has to do is die (or crawl into some hole and essentially stop living). Else he's shit out of luck, really, and any bullshit on the contrary would honestly be insulting.
Or run away to vinland.
Haha, no. Vinland is full of angry indians by the way.
mfw this, GoT and some other stuff makes me want to play CK2.
Remember Paradogs ruined it.
It's really sad how low this manga had fallen quality wise.
Oh come on anon I don't like that either but go cry about hotpockets on /v/.
Besides, all this means is the mod is off the steam store. Who the fuck needs steam to mod stuff?
Man people really don't like it now huh? I just marathoned it, I'm really loving it. Did people really think it was that special before? It was just another shonen but with vikings and good art.
Has Hild raped Thorfinn yet?
My bad I was thinking Stellaris because some dude kept trying to cry about it on /v/ all day but hotpockets shut him down.
It was just another shonen
What does that even mean to you? Anyway, Vinland Saga was by far the most fantastic manga ongoing.
Lots of people really liked the horsepunching. I liked that too, but I wouldn't have enjoyed it for 20-volumes, which is the planned length for this series. Even during the farming arc, the story hasn't exactly been lacking in conflict, which is what any drama needs.
Man people really don't like it now huh?
And you base this off one contextless comment in a thread that's mostly excited about it?
I still like it and all but I'll say I'd have preferred 20 volumes of horsepunching than 20 volumes of wheat growing.
Thankfully we got neither.
I don't know what shounen is
I wuv u Hoxie-poo
More like the entire thread complaining about how Thorfinn was spending that current page punching someone (or some horse)
Top fucking nice my man.
You should really either work on your reading comprehension or work on your shitposting.
At what point?
Askeladd was a far more compelling protagonist than Thorifinn and his band of schmucks.
I'm still rooting for Full-Eyes x Gudrid, so we can get hatesex from Thorfinn and Hild.
Thats a sexy axe.
Thorfinn married Gudrid irl so you should probably go root for some other garbage ship for idiots.
eh it's a solid 7
pic related is a sexy axe
Yeah, but he did so after NTRing Einar with her so....
I was more talking about the way it was drawn, take a look at that shameless slut chopping that boat, what a fucking whore.
That's zebra, not a sexy axe.
Gosh anon, that's so passé.
I'm seriously tired of pattern welding. It was cool for like three seconds.
"Notto dissu shittu again"
How will Thorfinn die in this?
Stabbed in the chest with a pitchfork.
this ain't the Witcher
also the real Thorfinn returned home and settled down after his adventures in Vinland IIRC
Man vinland sucks
You refugee dorks are on your own.
See ya, Einar. Don't worry I'll take care of your GF
He's an unbelievably pure husbando.
Oh fuck, another cliffhanger?
God hath provided thee with a worthy reward, Thorfinn.
I'd like a The Witcher mango. Something like the first book.
I think the act itself is cool, just that it's kinda the hip new thing to do. I'd rather hipsters run it into the ground than have an interesting thousand year old technique completely die off. At least this way a few cool pieces will be put out.
Thorfinn was just recovering from a crossbow bolt to the leg. He's going to end up chopped up into little bits.
Gets to Vinland, sets up camp, ends up chased out by savages, realizes how shit the place is because natives,goes home, and dies of old age.
How long until Thorfinn/Hild hatesex?
But modern day stuff isn't even an exact replication of the original technique right?
Honestly I'd want Hild to hate follow me. She's still a lethal hunter and she'll be in her element.
shouldn't it be "We'll run in AS straight A course as possible."?
Sorta, from what I understand there are ways to stimulate it making it easier to make more complex patterns. The original style was caused by having shit metal and even worse forges. So it was basically various chunks of iron with different carbon qualities being mashed together to make a slightly more hard solid piece. So you can do that today, but unless you dug some crap iron out of your back yard and hand built your kiln it will actually be of better overall quality than what they had back then. It's really cool visually but counterproductive if you are aiming for maximum quality steel. The most practical form of it is actually Japanese sword making because they separated their fragments of metal and choose their location in the blade to maximize strength instead of just mashing it all together.
Well, you can always eat the dog in case of needing to.
one month for this
another fucking month for Thorfinn to kill them
Then he's going to make the world care. When he's fighting all these guys without killing, the Jomsviking will have to spend time on thinking what happened to the bloodthirsty killer from a couple years ago.
In the end his goal is to fund and habitate Vinland, which is supposed to be peaceful without killing. And also to break through the hell of killing and getting killed for the sake of fighting (supposedly Valhalla). Therefore committing to violence is his last resort and that's why he's so reluctant to use it.
the Jomsviking will have to spend time on thinking what happened to the bloodthirsty killer from a couple years ago
Would they really?
If they get back to blockface at least he would think about the why. It shouldn't happen in their world of death and violence.
the Jomsviking will have to spend time on thinking what happened to the bloodthirsty killer from a couple years ago
You are cute.
Why not? Thorkell did it
Man I'm not saying they will throw flowers instead of axes but at least wonder what the shit was that about. Maybe they will keep chasing and get knocked out again, at some point they will start wondering why a very capable warrior doesn't kill them off.
Thors was related to him, and they were close friends too. Others? Fuck no, they don't have time for this shit.
Hopefully rumours start in the camp and Thorkell hears of it.
Dude I may have missed its begining, but know that this thread is a ray of sunshine.
I prefer the Red Saber version.
ORA ORA ORA
Great to see that Yas STILL can't draw necks and only has a handful of character designs.
Can't teach an old dog new tricks.
He had the same problem when he was new, too.
I want to fug Hild
Deep down, she's not always edgy, the pure girl is still in there
We need to build Hox a time machine to translate all upcoming chapters... I don't feel like waiting.
many thanks based hox, you truly are doing gods work....
Nah, that was Sangokushi. This is just the layup.
I've been looking forward to this! Hahahahaha!
Why is this allowed?
He's going to have to kill at least a couple of guys to get out of this.
I liked peaceful Thorfinn.
can't draw necks
has a handful of character designs
Welcome to eastern character design in general. With the exception of anomalies like Tomonori Kogawa (who I honestly wish did manga himself), it seems most anime/manga designers can't into drawing certain proportions right or have the ability break out of at like 7 designs (when not concerning monsters and shit). That's why I generally prefer western designers in those aspects, even with the latest CalArts trends n' crap.
Well the "vikings" of today don't give a very aggressive vibe.
one unarmed man in peasant garb
known monster in hand to hand combat
not a single bow
Fucking Jomsvikings I swear.
Vikings don't exist anymore, anon
My point still stands in a way anon.
This jesus christ
Learn some tactics
It doesn't. This is the way japs write stories. Heroes are pussies. Vikings loved violence. It's basically his way of trying to write a character that's "good."
Western designers are way worse in general and YAS isn't the norm, he has a real problem with sameface that most don't have. Also, western comics have the worst layouts and a striking inability to convey natural movement.
Thanks a lot Hox
Vinland Saga is my favourite ongoing
from boat to marathon thorfinn arc
You mispelled cute.
And so Thorfinn dies here and the rest of the story is about his company trying to fulfill his dream. Oh, and Hilde marries Full-Eyes.
Western designers are way worse in general
Not really. I can recall plenty of western artists that have better variety and sense of proportion than like, 97% of Japanese artists. Herge and Glen Keane among them.
YAS isn't the norm, he has a real problem with sameface that most don't have.
While I don't disagree that he tend to reuse certain designs a lot, I don't really see how he's worse than somebody like Miyazaki, who is known to have similar issues in that aspect. Eh, at the very least they''re still both better than people like Akira "GOOD MORNING CHRONO" Toriyama.
Also, western comics have the worst layouts and a striking inability to convey natural movement.
If you think modern cape comics epitomize all western comics I guess.
now he's the viking Bruce Lee
I'm not even mad.
Also, thank you Hox, based as always.
be sure to check out My Name is Nero
I'll be releasing the second and final volume this week
You can get the first volume at my site
You want me to become gay for you don't you.
I can't express how grateful I am Hox, thank you so much.
Thanks Hox. And thank you for always providing a download link.
Monthly farm arc installments chased many away. There were A LOT of "metaphor for lesson learned!" chapters mixed with "suffering dark past". They aren't bad, but it got arguably redundant at after a point. Reading the series now, in bulk, probably alieviated any pacing issues or plot slowdowns.
Recalled in another thread that said no Historie this month.
Fug, thanks for that info anon.
That first panel
Next chapter is going to be 90% on the people on the boat
"Full-eyes"? That sounds really awkward. How about going with some romanji of the nickname instead?
This reminds me of One Piece where Aokiji was called "Blue Pheasant" in some translations. Directly translating some nicknames just makes it sound stupid.
Does it have incest?
It works because his eyes are literally full/big.
Aokiji isn't a blue pheasant, so a direct translation in that case would make no sense.
A better example from One Piece would be 'Strawhat' vs 'Mugiwara'.
You're a retard.
well to be fair they're pretty badass themself
2 boats of jomsvikings >>>>>>>> 2 boats of askeladd's drunk pirates 2bh
Gudrid married Thorfinn in the real story, right?
better sense of proportions
you mean, "anime proportions"? those are stylized anon..
Japanese seems to prefer stylized proportion rather than realistic proportions like the Westerns do. If you look up on some of their artbooks you can see that they can do normal/realistic proportions just fine.
I've waited for this.
a whole month
We can get through the wait together, anon.
I don't know, maybe I enjoyed it because I read everything in one go. Did any of you have to wait month after month while Thorfinn was a slave, and if so, how drastically did it change your perception of the series?
Yeah, because a Japanese nickname would fit so much better in a manga about fucking vikings. Might as well add -san and -kun to everyone while we're at it too.
Nothing much change on how I feel about the series, less fighting but I got my fill of viking carnage before the farmland saga starts. I'm not really extra passionate on a monthly series as in not going mental when he went and trying to live as a pacifist.
The manga is almost 20 years old, just saying. Feel free to critcize Yasuhiko's art, but at least point to his recent artwork if you're going to point out flaws he "still" has.
Gudrid married a guy with the name "Thorfinn" IRL.
Still on the fence with this one. What studio would bring it justice?
Not that I think an anime adaptation is ever going to happen.
How far are we from the ending? Halfway through?
I think the author said before it'll be a twenty-something volume series, so past half-way.
They got him surrounded, poor bastards.
Muh viking berserk turned into an adventure series
It's called Vinland Saga you moron, what did you expect
I don't think you should be talking about "97% of Japanese artists" if you don't even know who fucking Kondou is.
the amount of days, weeks, months, years that i've waited for this pacifist fuck to do something violent...
this is like fapping for the first time after abstaining for a year, except here we're getting blueballed
It doesn't need an anime.