Kodoani.com – Publisher Kodansha USA announced on Thursday that manga creator Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga, Planetes) will be attending Comic-Con International San Diego 2023. The company announced that its booth at the event The event will host autographs, giveaways and “additional surprises.” This event will mark Yukimura’s first appearance in the United States.
Yukimura launched his Vinland Saga manga series in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2005, but Kodansha ported the series to Afternoon later that year. The manga received the Best General Manga award in the 36th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2012. The series won the Grand Prize in the manga category in the Media Arts Festival Awards. Japan’s 13th edition of the Japanese Ministry of Culture in 2009. Yukimura began drawing the fourth and final manga in November 2019. The series has more than 7 million copies in circulation. The anime adaptation of the manga premiered in July 2019. The second season of the anime premiered on January 9.
Yukimura’s other work includes the 2001 manga Planetes. Dark Horse published the manga in English as a magazine.
Comic-Con International San Diego 2023 will run from July 20 to July 23 at the San Diego Convention Center. The organizers will hold a closing night of the event on July 19.
Last year’s live SDCC event was held at the San Diego Convention Center on July 21-24. Organizers canceled the 2021 physical event due to the pandemic. Instead of an actual event, the organizers held a virtual event “Comic-Con@Home” in July of the same year.