Vinland Saga final chapter is coming – Manga creator Makoto Yukimura teases roadmap in an interview with Attack on Titan mangaka Hajime Isayama

Vinland Saga season 2 poster
Vinland Saga season 2 poster. Pic credit: Crunchyroll

Since the Vinland Saga manga’s debut in 2005, creator Makoto Yukimura, the Vinland Saga creator, has been narrating the tale of Thorfinn that’s based on the real-life Vinland Saga in history. There is undoubtedly a lot of material for the Vinland Saga Season 2 anime adaptation to explore in the future, with about twenty-six volumes to the manga’s credit.

But in a recent interview, the mangaka behind this Viking world hinted that the Vinland Saga’s final chapter would be coming relatively when speaking with Hajime Isayama, the man behind the Attack on Titan manga.

Makoto Yukimura’s interview with Comic Natalie

A joint interview between Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga mangakas Makoto Yukimura and Hajime Isayama took place for the first time. Comic Natalie, one of Japan’s most well-known media businesses, performed the interview.

On August 22, 2022, a transcript of this interview was posted on their corporate website. The two manga creators exchanged works they greatly admired and briefly discussed each other’s individual series.

The journey of Thorfinn is in its final act, which means the series’ conclusion is in sight.

“As a matter of fact, there are not that many roadmaps left. We are not that far away from the final chapter.”

Makoto Yukimura

 The Vinland Saga final arc started with Volume 24: Chapter 167. As Yukimura stated in the interview, the anime adaptation covered a lot of significant moments from Vinland Saga’s manga. Still, he was quite pleased with the new material added to the show. He says:

“First, I was really happy to see a Vinland Saga that I didn’t know play out on screen. I particularly felt a sense of gratitude regarding the fifth and sixth episodes. Thorfinn is separated from his father Thors at a young age and ends up working for Askeladd, but in the manga I skipped over what happened until Thorfinn was sixteen. The anime did a great job of showing the process of him growing up and filling in that gap, so I really appreciated it.”  

Makoto Yukimura

Vinland Saga Season 2 trailer and more

With series like One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Black Clover being a few notable examples of stories that are in their “Final Arcs,” manga fans can expect to see a number of their favorites come to an end. Although Yukimura hasn’t explicitly said when Thorfinn is reaching the end of his gruesome revenge voyage, the artist is implying that there aren’t many more paths left for the Viking to explore.

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Following the shocking conclusion of the first season, the second season of the anime adaptation—whose production has switched from Wit Studio to MAPPA—will start, putting Thorfinn in a drastically different situation as new characters are introduced to the horrifying universe. The television show may need some time to catch up to its source material but anticipate some monumental moments along the road.

TV Anime 「VINLAND SAGA」SEASON 2 OFFICIAL 1st Trailer

On July 7, 2021, Twin Engine announced that the popular anime’s second season was already in development. Later on June 8, 2022, the show debuted its 2nd season’s official trailer and also made a significant announcement regarding the arrival of the Vinland Saga Season 2 release date, which is planned for January 2023.

What do you think of this first glimpse of Vinland Saga’s anime return? Your thoughts on this joint interview between the Vinland Saga creator and Attack on Titan creator? Will you watch the second season? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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