Vinland Saga turned a few heads last year with its gory and intense narrative of Viking times with an animation style that speaks genuinely of WIT Studio’s quality.
It has even managed to win Crunchyroll’s Best Drama of the year 2019. Rightfully so!
1. Why Was Chapter 171 Delayed?
Vinland Saga’s manga is published under Kondasha’s Monthly Afternoon – a magazine that releases on the 25th of every month.
However, Vinland Saga, chapter 171, did not get released in the Monthly Afternoon. There was no pre-announced hiatus or even a reason given, however, in early March, Makoto Yukimura tweeted out that he was feeling under the weather.
Hi bro. Now I have a cold.— 幸村誠 (@makotoyukimura) March 3, 2020
He further clarified that it is not COVID-19, just the normal flu:
Not a corona. Just a cold 😷— 幸村誠 (@makotoyukimura) March 3, 2020
This could possibly be why there was no chapter in March.
2. When Will Chapter 171 Be Announced?
Since no official announcement was posted about the manga’s hiatus. Chapter 171 will probably be published on 25th April now.
3. What Happened In Chapter 170?
Chapter 170 continues from exactly where 169 ended – which is Halfdan’s entrance and discovery of Cordelia. Halfdan notices the mirroring personalities of Thorfinn and his father Thors – who was known to help the underprivileged or injured.
Thorfinn greets him amicably, but Halfdan clearly states that this talk won’t affect their arrangement. Thorfinn informs him that their preparations for Vinland require not only materials but also people – referring to Cordelia’s desire to go to Vinland. But Cordelia gives in and decides to leave with Halfdan.
Einar attempts to negotiate a price to release Cordelia from Halfdan, who demands an unattainable price. Halfdan elaborates that Halvar (as he calls Cordelia) works equivalent to that of ten men.
Thorfinn then goes on to narrate his slavery days and claims that the “owner determines the motivation of slaves” by offering freedom in turn for a job.
As Cordelia leaves with Halfdan, Thorfinn reassures them that they’ll go to Vinland together – even offering Halfdan to build farmlands there.
The chapter ends with Thorfinn saying that “the first means to everything is to speak and understand each other” – establishing his maturity.
4. Spoilers For Vinland Saga Chapter 171
Vinland Saga’s chapter 171 raw scans are likely to release 1-2 days prior to the chapter release on 25th April. This article will be updated with the relevant information so be sure to check back!
5. About Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga is a Japanese historical manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. The series is published under Kodansha in its monthly manga magazine – Monthly Afternoon – aimed at young adult men. It currently has 22 volumes in tankōbon format.
Vinland Saga is set within Viking times, where a young Thorfinn’s life goes astray when his father Thors – a well known retired warrior – is killed while on a journey.
Thorfinn then finds himself under the jurisdiction of his enemy – his father’s killer – and hopes to seek revenge on him when he grows stronger. The anime is loosely based on the expedition of Thorfinn Karlsefni in his search for Vinland.