Anime: Norse Culture and Vinland Saga

Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga draws heavy inspiration from Norse culture, from obscure concepts such as the ‘berserker’ to the series title itself. The story follows the life of young Thorfinn as he joins a ship of Vikings, and references to Norse literature can be seen throughout the series. Yukimura took characters and concepts from Norse literature, such as Askeladden, Olaf Tryggvason, and Valhalla, and put his own spin on them to create a unique and complex narrative. The series also presents the Vikings’ lifestyle and mentality, which helps to provide a more accurate representation of Norse culture and events. It’s a good show to watch.

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