Makoto Yukimara, the author of Vinland Saga, said in a recent interview with Hajime Isayama, the author of Attack on Titan, that Vinland Saga manga ending is near.
In the interview, the author delved deep into Vinland Saga, not just from his perspective, but also from the perspective of Isayama, talking about the themes, plot and the upcoming Season 2 of the anime.
Towards the end of the interview, Yukimura was asked if there was a roadmap for the completion of Vinland Saga, to which he replied that the final chapter of the manga was not far away.
“To tell the truth, there is not much left on the roadmap. We are not that far away from the final chapter,” Yukimura said.
The author explained that the roadmap for Vinland Saga was created before its serialization had begun. However, as he worked on the manga, characters, who were not there in the original plan, were added to the story, thus expanding his initial idea.
While he was flexible enough to make changes to the original story accordingly, he added that it was always better to leave space for some extra details in the main framework of the story.
Vinland Saga had entered its final arc in December 2019.
Yukimura also said that as a manga author, his current wish is to be able to draw Vinland Saga manga properly to its final chapter and to make sure that his children grow up safely.
“It’s been about 25 years since I became a manga artist, and my current wish is to make sure my children grow safely into adults, and to draw ‘Vinland Saga’ properly until the final episode,” the author said.
The author, who shifted to creating manga using digital means during the COVID-19 pandemic, hoped the draw a manga which would make use of the medium completely.
“I think I can do full-color if I can change the process of applying screen tones to coloring. I would like to try that kind of work,” he said.
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1976, Makoto Yukimura made his debut with Planetes manga, which was serialized in Kodansha’s Morning magazine from 1999. The manga won the Seiun Award in the comic category in 2002, and received an anime adaptation in 2003.
In 2005, Yukimura began serializing Vinland Saga in Kodansha’s monthly magazine Afternoon. The work was highly acclaimed and won the Grand Prize in the Manga Division of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival and the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the General Division.
As of May 2022, the the chapters of the manga have been compiled into 26 tankobon volumes.
An anime adaptation by WIT Studio aired on December 2019. A second season of the anime, animated by MAPPA, is set to air in January 2023.
Source: Comic Natalie
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