Vinland Saga: the manga paused for problems of a creative nature

Vinland Saga: the manga paused for problems of a creative nature

Vinland Saga

While the broadcast of Season 2 of Vinland Saga is underway (recover here our special on the reasons why you should recover the adaptation), the manga and source of inspiration written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura is suddenly on hiatus due to creative issues .

Vinland Saga: the manga on hiatus due to creative issues

The update comes from the author himself who wants to reassure enthusiasts that his health is not in question, but the pause in the manga is due to dissatisfaction with his drawings. The same author, on the other hand, adds that he is sure he will soon find the right path and return soon.

At the moment there are no rumors of an indefinite break, therefore it is possible that the serialized manga monthly between the pages of Afternoon ( Kodansha ) will return in a short period. We recall that the author himself declared last summer that the work was close to the finish line:

Europa, Eleventh Century. The Viking peoples are now an unstoppable force and no coast of the continent can be said to be safe from dragon-prowed ships. The epic narrative of Vinland Saga begins, in which the Great History and the personal stories of a group of characters intertwine, such as the young Thorfinn, whose only purpose is to quench his thirst for revenge, and Askeladd, cunning head of a torma of Vikings. From the capable hands of Makoto Yukimura, a story of war and strong passions that catapults the reader into the bloody and violent world of medieval Europe.

Vinland Saga: the manga and the anime

Makoto Yukimura has been writing and drawing  Vinland Saga since 2005, initially through the pages of  Weekly Shonen Magazine of  Kodansha and then moving to Seinen Afternoon magazine. The series is set in Northern Europe at the beginning of the 11th century and is currently underway with 198 chapters and 26 tankobons active.

In Italy, the manga is published by  Star Comics.

We recommend starting reading the manga by purchasing the 1st volume at this link.

The series anime was announced in 2018 to air in 2019 with Wit Studio producing and Shuhei Yabuta directing. In Italy and in the rest of the world it is available through Amazon's streaming platform, Prime Video. The anime consists of 25 episodes and Season 2 began on January 9, 2023, this time by the animation studio MAPPA. In Italy it is available for viewing with subtitles on Netflix.