4.674 out of 5 from 134 votes
Ten years ago, a strong warrior named Thors lost his life in a fight with Askeladd - a powerful and ruthless Viking. Having witnessed his demise, Thors’ son, Thorfinn, became consumed by hatred and vowed to exact revenge on his father’s killer in an honorable duel. With nowhere to go, Thorfinn was recruited onto Askeladd’s ship and began working with the crew as they pillage settlements and trick naive armies. Now, the young boy spends his days honing his battle skills while carrying out Askeladd’s bidding in order to earn his reward of a duel with the vicious captain. But despite having failed in all his bouts with the man he despises so much, will the day ever come when Thorfinn can finally defeat Askeladd and lay his father’s memory to rest?
except kingdom is a bit less serious and more uplifting
Very similar atmosphere between these manga , Both MC at the beginning of series are looking for revenge and are in their teen years. Also both provides plenty of action , drama and gore.
Only difference is that Vinland Saga is based on Vikings but Kingdom is set in ancient China.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the Band of the Hawk, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Very soon, what seems like a straightforward march for conquest becomes a harrowing struggle for humanity and life itself. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
The manga and the anime is realy simler to the berserk manga and anime caracters are realy simler. For example Xin here is simler to guts in berserk for me this is a realy good. The mangas are taking in Medieval time line got Action,Swordsmen, Good story i yest can't say enymore you realy need to read it and whatch the anime too =)
Both series are based on Chinese history.
While FSJ follows Chinese Mythology and shows us struggle between Gods and Humans with Dark ones at one side. The battle between these forces is imminient.
Kingdom follows Chinese War history from the viewpoint of great country Qin whose king strives to unify all of china but by no means it is easy task.
Both stories have MC that had nothing at start but the skills they worked hard for years, Both lost something precious to them which was the turning point in their lifes.
Both MC goals seem impossible at start but they work through it.
Both got good amount of action, badass characters and great story.