>read 4 volumes of Vinland Saga
>don't give a shit about Thorfinn and his revenge
is this standard reaction?
Standard? Not for the usual shounenshit kids, but it was certainly mine. Hope you enjoy farming. It's pretty chill.
You're supposed to bear up with his edgy shit until he undergoes his famous introspective farming arc, at which point you can start to rave about how deep and complex his character is.
Neither did the mangaka. Hope you like to continue reading the next chapter of Farmland Saga Z.
I never cared about anyone but Canute and boy did that pay off well
Dude, just stick around for the bitches and hoes.
Or at least a dog maybe female, farming implements are there too. The guy is an awesome farmer is what I'm trying to say.
Sure, I didn't give a fuck about his revenge either. Thorfinn stops caring too once he experiences the hardships and complexities of farm life.
Of course its standard, because Thorfinn is an edgy piece of shit while everybody cares about Askeladd because he's a glorious bastard
His revenge phase was just edgy as fuck.
Atleast you'll have plenty of interesting side characters before Thorfinn goes green.
The whole arc was to introspect Thorfinn's inner feelings and a warmup to the Farmland Saga.
Askeladd is pretty cool.
>is this standard reaction?
Yes. It's so normal even Thorfinn eventually realizes it's stupid and stops caring.
You haven't even met the true king of England you faggot OP.
Keep reading and stop making retarded threads.
But Askeladd is introduced almost right away.
Askeladd is the driving force, Thorfinn is more like extra spice by virtue of being more suicidal and easier for Askeladd to rile up than the other characters. That he's young doesn't really add anything to the story, although his vengeance theme is a low-key constant reminder of how all the killing that the vikings do and the effects it has on the survivors. If you made him just a viking ninja without the vengeance theme then I think the story would suffer some, even if it doesn't seem like much. But it's just as well that you don't care about his personality at this point, because what little personality he has will be thrown out the window and replaced with something completely different later on in the manga.
that's the main problem with Vinland Saga
the MC is the least interesting character
>His revenge phase was just edgy as fuck.
>Wanting to take down the guy that killed your dad in a honorable duel
Truly that word has lost it's meaning
He had daggers. They had edges. Hence edgy.
Anyways, I would probably go with childish. Fruitless recompense. Anger, but not really angst.
asklad was the best character.
Well no shit. Anyone would go bunkers if they saw their father killed in front of them.
Thorfinn's revenge is small and unimportant part of the story which is being told in the prologue. Prologue is mainly about Askeladd and Knut's rise to the throne. Thorfinn is just one of Askeladd's pawns (even if he is constantly deluding himself that he isn't). The only reason why we are aware of him and that his perspective is brought up at times is because he will become important later on. Prologue is shaping Thorfinn and depicts important part of Thorfinn's life but ultimately is not really about him.
Happens all the time at /a/, welcome.
First of all, while people in VS threads use argument they stole somewhere "prologue is shounen-shit, farmland is truly deep seinen", that is pretty much bullshit. Practically only people who did not read the manga can say that because prologue is gory bloodbath, political struggle, full of death, shaping up Knut and depicting Askeladd as a person. Shounen as shit. Only first 16 chapters were published in Shuukan Shounen Magazine if you want to use this kind of argument.
Vinland Saga is complex, well-developed and well-researched story full of interesting characters in one way or another. Only Thorfinn is quite "idealistic" now but he will get better.
Vinland saga is about Askeladd anon. You aren't reading it right.
Series reminds me of Vagabond, just endless waits for something to happen, haha T_T
and still better than most shit out there
The worst part is waiting, but if you read it all at once its glorious.
It's clear that Askeladd is the main character when he's introduced and until he's killed. Thorfinn was to introduce him and set up the story, and takes over when Askeladd is no longer in the story.
Basically what >>100833018 said.
Thorfinn only becomes likeable as a character after the prologue is over, which is reasonable.
That page made me chuckle. Thorfin's half right.
Askeladd is love, Askeladd is life. '
ALL HAIL THE TRUE KING OF BRITAIN!
Thorfinn is a piece of shit
He started out as an edgy dumb faggot
then he became a pussy dumb faggot
>Only Thorfinn is quite "idealistic" now but he will get better.
No he won't he will just go too far in the other direction
The philosophical part is usually the part that really pisses me off in manga
>True warriors don't fight
nigga you don't know what warrior means
>Love isn't actually love
Truly wisdom brough forth by booze
How is VS complex? I can agree with the other points, but anyone who has difficulty following this series has bigger issues than discussing on /a/ they need to go back to school.
You can literally use it in a high school English course and 90% of the class will ace it.
> No he won't he will just go too far in the other direction
No, he will, or at least he did historically.
Complex does not mean solely "too hard to follow" (at least in this case). (Nothing is hard to follow if you pay enought attention.) I meant, that story was developed very carefully and intelligently. Yukimura used uncertainties of history to tell his story (no matter how implausible) such as adjudging unexpected and rather sudden death of Sven Tjúguskegg to someone named Askeladd and then "explain" that it was masked as "sudden death" because news of Sven being successfully assassinated by half-Dane could lead to new rebellions of people of England. Which it kind of did but one gets the sense of how they tried to prevent that. Though, this may not seem so interesting and compelling to not history-fags.
The attention to detail is superb. Just for example how just after the prologue you can see how Einar's and Thorfinn's beards are slowly growing from day to day. And such little stuff. Combining personal stories, changing between micro and macro perspective of the world, fine attention to detail… these and other aspects create complex story.