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Vinland Saga – 17

「仕えし者」 (Tsukaeshi mono)
“Servant”

The cliffhangers keep coming as Vinland Saga continues to stake its claim as one of the greatest shows from this season.

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November 7, 2019 at 6:16 am Comments (10)

Vinland Saga – 16

「ケダモノの歴史」 (Kedamono no Rekishi)
“History of Beasts”

A reminder of why the Geneva Conventions exist for good reason.

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October 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm Comments (3)

Vinland Saga – 15

「冬至祭のあと」 (Yuru no Ato)
“After Yule”

King Sweyn might have been Canute’s father. But he sure as heck isn’t his daddy.

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October 22, 2019 at 6:24 am Comments (8)

Vinland Saga – 14

「暁光」 (Gyoukou)
“The Light of Dawn”

It’s one thing to read about the ruthless massacre of people in the news, before nonchalantly going about your daily business. It’s a whole other thing to see the systematic murdering of innocents begging for their lives play out on screen.

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October 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm Comments (6)

Vinland Saga – 13

「英雄の子」 (英雄の子)
“The Hero’s Child”

A quintessential exposition into the motivations of a character who has largely remained mysterious.

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October 7, 2019 at 6:57 am Comments (14)

Vinland Saga – 12

「対岸の国」 (Taigan no kuni)
“The Land on The Far Bank”

Long before, there existed a civilisation of Romans, who were driven into Wales by the invading Anglo-Saxons.

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October 1, 2019 at 4:56 am Comments (11)

Vinland Saga – 11

「賭け」 (Kake)
“A Gamble”

You can’t see the forest for the trees when there’s smoke everywhere because you’re burning it down.

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September 25, 2019 at 7:49 am Comments (13)

Vinland Saga – 10

「ラグナロク」 (Ragunaroku)
“Ragnarok”

Thorfinn: Ragnarok. The extended edition.

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September 16, 2019 at 4:46 am Comments (2)

Vinland Saga – 09

「ロンドン橋の死闘」 (Rondonkyou no shitou)
“The Battle of London Bridge”

I repeat, contrary to the popular nursery rhyme, London Bridge is not falling down. At least not from the combined invasion in 1013 AD.

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September 2, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments (14)

Vinland Saga – 08

「海の果ての果て」 (Umi no Hate no Hate)
“The Edge of the Sea”

This ep wasn’t just back in-character, it was flat-out superb.

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August 26, 2019 at 5:38 pm Comments (8)

Vinland Saga – 07

「北人ノルマンニ」 (Norumanni)
“Normanni”

This ep was shounen to the hilt.

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August 21, 2019 at 4:07 am Comments (11)

Vinland Saga – 06

「旅の始まり」 ( Tabi no hajimari )
“The Journey Begins”

In order for us to understand the depth of the tragedy that’s playing out here, it seems to me that we really need to understand just what is being lost.

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August 13, 2019 at 3:46 am Comments (6)

Vinland Saga – 05

「戦鬼の子」 (Senoni (Tororu) no ko)
“The Troll’s Son”

It’s not often that fillers can be leveraged to full effect, in a way that fulfils the original creators vision while substantially adding to their imagined world. Being able to do so is the mark of a truly great adaptation.

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August 5, 2019 at 4:38 am Comments (5)

Vinland Saga – 04

「本当の戦士」 (Hontou no senshi)
“A True Warrior”

A true warrior doesn’t need a sword.

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July 30, 2019 at 5:45 am Comments (12)

Vinland Saga – 01, 02, 03

「ここではないどこか/剣/戦鬼」 (Koko dewanai dokoka/Ken/Tororu)
“Somewhere Not Here/Sword/Troll”

It’s finally here! Enzo and Zaiden team up to take you on a journey through the premiere of Vinland Saga, and beyond!

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July 9, 2019 at 3:11 pm Comments (20)