SDCC 2023: Vinland Saga Creator Makoto Yukimura Makes U.S. Debut

Vinland Saga SDCC 2023

Kodansha USA has announced that acclaimed manga creator Makoto Yukimura, author of the fan-favorite viking drama and inspiration for the anime, Vinland Saga, will make his U.S. Debut appearance at Comic-Con International San Diego 2023. From July 20 through 23, Kodansha USA will celebrate both Yukimura-sensei and Vinland Saga at booth #5542 with signings, con-exclusive giveaways and additional surprises to be announced closer to the event. Fans can experience the unfolding viking epic Vinland Saga across 13 volumes, available in print and digital, and as two seasons of anime now streaming on Netflix. 

Read Chapter 1 of Vinland Saga free at As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.

Makoto Yukimura is the winner of the Japan Media Arts Awards Grand Prize for Manga and the prestigious Kodansha Manga Awards.