“A fascinating, violent, and moving story [that’s] firmly among other timeless classics … Seriously, I don’t know how many different ways I can say this manga is worth reading.” —Kotaku
"Gripping doesn't begin to describe Vinland Saga. 5 stars." —ICv2
"With its rich visual details, emotional pull and strong characters, this historical epic is an instant winner." —Anime News Network
From the acclaimed author of Planetes. Winner of the Japan Media Arts Awards Grand Prize for Manga and the Kodansha Manga Awards.
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 Throfinn 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.
By Makoto Yukimura
The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list! Part II: With Manga from Me to You Working in […]
Update: ONLY TWO MORE DAYS for the first-ever Humble Manga Bundle! Kodansha Comics has teamed up with our good pals at Humble Bundle, the phenomenal pay-what-you-want digital book bundler, on the first volumes of 10 digital manga series. THIS SPECIAL BUNDLE ENDS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME. While manga has appeared in previous Humble Bundle book bundles, this […]
Round 2 of the Vinland Saga contest begins today on our Tumblr! After some clever wins, brutal beatings, and epic fights in Round 1… we can’t wait to see what Round 2 will hold! For those who missed Round 1, we’re currently holding a contest to win original art by Vinland Saga creator Makoto […]
Let's cut to the chase: We have three pieces of signed original art by "Vinland Saga" creator Makoto Yukimura. They depict three characters from the series, Thorfinn, Thorkell, and Askeladd, and bear Mr. Yukimura's signature, seal, and a personal message to his American readers. As incredible as this sounds, we are giving these away. […]
It’s here! Finally! Vinland Saga 1 by Makoto Yukimura Out digitally and in print on October 8th, 2013! FOR HONOR AND VENGEANCE 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 […]
Over 100 titles included at launch, including New York Times’ bestsellers Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail NEW YORK, July 6, 2013 – Kodansha Comics, one of the top manga publishers in America, is proud to announce the debut of their eBook program on multiple platforms, including Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook. […]
As some of you may know, this October we’re releasing Book One of Vinland Saga, the historical action manga by Makoto Yukimura, the artist of Planetes. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s set in medieval England during the Viking invasions, and it follows a band of Viking warriors through an epic story of vengeance, […]