Vikings, the Manga Version

Vinland Saga, Omnibus 1 Book Cover Vinland Saga, Omnibus 1
Vinland Saga
Makoto Yukimura
Kodansha Comics
Hardcover
470

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. (via Goodreads)

  • I wanted to read this manga, because I was at that moment watching the TV series Vikings.
  • More than 450 pages, hardback for a very good price.
  • The art style matches the setting and mood of the story perfectly.
  • At the end of this omnibus, I don’t have a complete picture of the main character. However, it intrigues you to read the next omnibus.
  • Some might call the above a good marketing trick. I call it good character-development. Not everything has to be clear from the beginning or from the first book.
  • I don’t know if they will turn it into a long-running series, such as One Piece. It all depends on the development of the story of course, but from what I’ve read up until now, they will not (or should not) stretch it that far as One Piece.
  • The story itself was amusing, and I enjoyed reading it, however, aside from the main character, the story did not connect with me as much as I hoped.
  • That’s why buying the next omnibus is not on my to-read list at the moment.
  • Buy, borrow or burn? Borrow
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