The Second Season of the Record of Ragnarok Is Scheduled to Premiere on Netflix in 2023

Warner Bros. Japan has announced that Record of Ragnarok II, the second season of the Record of Ragnarok anime, is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2023.

The story of Record of Ragnarok is described as:

7 million Years of Human Civilization is coming to an end…

Every 1,000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the “Conference of Mankind Survival.”
All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters makes an objection.

“To spice things up, why don’t you test humans?”

Her proposal was to have God vs Humanity’s final struggle also known as the “Ragnarok,” where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters one on one battle. The first team to win seven battles out of 13 will be the winner.

It seems almost impossible for the humans to win against the Gods.
Although Gods sneer at them, Brunhild makes further provocation;

“Are you chickening out?”

That touches the Gods’ nerves and they accept her proposal in anger.

Therefore, Brunhild and her sisters must choose 13 of the strongest champions throughout human history.

Will humans surpass Gods and make a stop to the ultimate end?

The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begin.

The first season of Record of Ragnarok premiered on Netflix exclusively worldwide in June 2021.

Source: ANN

New Record of Ragnarok Manga Volume to Be Released on Mangamo

Mangamo, the mobile manga subscription app that gives readers unlimited access to hundreds of titles from Japanese publishers, has announced the acquisition of Volume 14 of Record of Ragnarok. Volume 14 is the latest release of the hit manga that became an anime on Netflix in 2021.

Record of Ragnarok Volume 14 will join Volumes 1 through 13 on Mangamo on May 18, 2022. All volumes will be available to read unlimited, ad-free for subscribers of the Mangamo app.

In Volume 14, the battle between the Gods and humans reaches a peak. It is Round 7 and the score is tied. The Gods bring out their King, but representing humans is also a King–the very first King of humankind. It’s King vs. King. Volume 14 was just released in Japan in March 2022, and Mangamo is the first to license and release this volume in English.

Record of Ragnarok is written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika, and serialized in Monthly Comic Zenon by publisher Coamix since November 2017. The series follows an epic tournament between 13 notable humans from across history and 13 powerful gods and deities. The manga was adapted as an anime by Graphinica and premiered on Netflix in June 2021. The second season of the anime is currently in production.

In addition to the Record of Ragnarok series, Mangamo publishes the hit title Loving Yamada at Lv999!, as well as over 50 series that make their weekly English debut on the app, including Devil-Chi, Immortal Undertaker, Ghost Story Loop, Ultra-Fem Shishihara-kun, Tokyo Death Game, Nanase-san’s Crazy Love Obsession, You Guys are All Annoying!, I Wanna Be Your Girl, Memento Memori, DEATHDEUS: Hero of the Dead, A Man With A Thousand Skills, Do It or Die and many more, all included in one low monthly unlimited subscription price of US$4.99.

With Mangamo’s Daily Free Chapter promotional offer, readers new to the service can read up to four free chapters a day for free every day, without a subscription. This would also allow any user to read up to four chapters of Record of Ragnarok for free.

https://www.Mangamo.com/record-of-ragnarok

Manga Review: Record of Ragnarok Volume Two

Record of Ragnarok Volume Two concludes the battle between Thor and Lu Bu, and the second battle of Ragnarok begins.

Record of Ragnarok Volume Two
Written by: Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui
Publisher: COAMIX, Inc.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: April 19, 2022

The first two chapters focus on the ongoing battle between Thor and Lu Bu. Right at first, each time that it looks like Thor is going to win, something happens that allows Lu Bu to continue. Overall, these first two chapters are a rather quick read due to all of the action associated with the battle. Lu Bu has a very impressive final move, and I appreciated getting to see a flashback of how he developed his weapon in order to come up with his final move. Unfortunately, though, it’s just not quite enough to keep Lu Bu in the fight. But considering he was a human up against a god like Thor, he actually did a lot better than the gods (or anyone else, really) thought he could. Unfortunately, this was still a loss, so it’s not a great start for trying to save the existence of the human race. I will give a brief content warning for this battle and say that the depiction of Lu Bu’s defeat is on the gory side.

It’s up to Brunhilde to choose the next fighter for Ragnarok. The person she picks is a bit of a surprise at first, but after she explains her choice and we see the actual battle, it makes sense. Her choice: Adam (the first man). Out of all the people on the human fighter list, he would be the one who would have the most reason to hate gods. But when Adam makes his appearance in the ring, though, I almost laughed. In this series, Adam is given a “bishonen” look, and all he’s wearing is a strategically placed leaf. You can’t blame the gods for wondering why this scrawny guy who doesn’t look terribly strong has been called to fight.

Adam was supposed to battle the Hindu god, Shiva. However, there’s a change in plans with Zeus interferes and forces his way into the battle. Wow, Zeus is…… something else. He’s an old man who tries to make a “flashy” entrance into the ring, and he comes across as an old guy who’s “trying too hard to be hip.” That had to be kind of embarrassing for the gods to witness. And I can’t blame Brunhilde for getting pissed that Zeus went out into the battle, especially with that display he put on.

But this means that the second battle turns out to be against the father of man and the father of the gods. Before their fight begins, Adam merges with Reginleif, the seventh Valkyrie sister, and this gives him brass knuckles for his weapon. It turns out Zeus is going to fight bare handed, so this ends up being a better weapon for Adam than anyone initially expected. Their fight goes for the remainder of the volume, but it turns out it’s not going to be as easy for Zeus and he expects, because Adam has an ability that no one is aware of, and it’s actually pretty impressive. I don’t want to spoil the explanation, so all I will say is that when you read the explanation, it makes perfect sense. It appears the winner of this battle is decided at the end of Volume Two, but there’s always the chance that the one who’s down may not necessarily stay down when the action in Volume Three commences.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Record of Ragnarok Volume Two, although I still can’t get over the design choice for Adam. To be honest, I hadn’t expected him to be portrayed with a “bishonen” look. I wasn’t expecting a buff guy or anything, but I was expecting him to be a little more… “average.”

The ending of the Thor and Lu Bu fight was the realistic way to conclude it. While I was cheering for Lu Bu, I knew deep down that there was no way that he could possibly win against Thor. There were a lot of action panels included throughout this volume for both of the fights, but there was also just enough character development and explanations included to balance out the action.

If you’ve read and enjoyed the first volume of Record of Ragnarok, then I think you will be satisfied with how the story continues in Volume Two.

The reviewer was provided a review copy by VIZ Media

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Mangamo to Add the Record of Ragnarok Manga

Mangamo has announced that it will launch all currently released 13 volumes of Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui’s Record of Ragnarok manga on its service on March 18, 2022. They will be available unlimited and ad-free for subscribers.

The story is described as:

7 million Years of Human Civilization is coming to an end…

Every 1000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the “Conference of Mankind Survival.” All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to the mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters make and objection.

“To spice things up, why don’t you test humans?”

Her proposal was to have God vs Humanity’s final struggle also known as the “Ragnarok,” where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters 1 on 1 battle. The first team to win 7 battles out of 13 will be the winner.

It seems almost impossible for the humans to win against the Gods.

Although Gods sneer at them, Brunhild makes further provocation;

“Are you chickening out?”

That touches Gods’ nerves and they accept her proposal in anger.

Therefore, Brunhild and her sisters must choose 13 of the strongest champions throughout the human history.

Will humans surpass Gods and make an stop to the ultimate end?

The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begin.

The Record of Ragnarok manga launched in Comic Zenon magazine in November 2017.

Source: ANN

Manga Review: Record of Ragnarok Volume One

Record of Ragnarok Volume One sees the gods assembling to decide if humanity is worthy to continue its existence or if it should be destroyed.

Record of Ragnarok Volume One
Written by: Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui
Publisher: COAMIX, Inc.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: January 18, 2022

At the meeting of the gods, it’s established to the reader that many well-known gods and deities are in attendance (including Zeus, Shiva, Aphrodite, and Odin). Later in the volume, the reader is introduced to other gods and deities as well, but these are the ones that are specifically pointed out at the meeting. When it looks like the gods will vote to destroy humanity, a Valkyrie named Brunhilde steps forward and suggests testing the humans. She invokes Ragnarok, which is a battle between the gods and humanity, which is buried within the Valhalla Constitution. In a Regnarok, each side has a team of 13 fighters, and the first team with seven victories wins. At first, the gods laugh and sneer at this idea, because it’s inconceivable that mere humans could defeat gods. But once Brunhilde insults the gods by insinuating that they’re afraid of fighting the humans, the gods are goaded into agreeing.

After the meeting, it’s insinuated that Brunhilde had once been transformed into a human, which is why she has such empathy for them. But this is the only time this idea is even touched on, so I’m hoping we can learn more about this plot point in a future volume of the series. After an encounter with Thor, Brunhilde begins hatching her plan by selecting 13 of the ultimate warriors from seven million years of human history.

From here, the story transitions to the first battle of the Ragnarok, and this first battle takes up the remainder of Volume One. It’s revealed that Thor is fighting for the gods, and the warrior for the humans is Lu Bu Fengxian, a military warlord and general from the three kingdoms. There are a lot of action panels during the fighting, which helps to make parts of this volume a quick read. Interspersed in between the fighting, though, are backstories for both Thor and Lu Bu, as well as reactions from Brunhilde and the other spectators. There’s also a surprising twist with Lu Bu, when it’s realized that he seems to be Thor’s equal. Zeus realizes that this due to something that Brunhilde has done.

Although something that jumped out at me with Thor’s backstory is the invasion of the giants where Thor ultimately defeats them all on his own. When the giants make their approach and ultimately breach the wall into the village, I was really getting some Attack on Titan vibes as I read this section.

The fight between Thor and Lu Bu does not conclude in Volume One, but right at the end of the volume, the 13 fighters for both the humans and the gods are revealed. There are many expected names for the gods, but some of the names on the list for the humans are… intriguing. I hope to be able to read future volumes of Record of Ragnarok in order to learn why Brunhilde chose some of the fighters that she did.

I thought the art style worked really well for the tone of the series’ story. One of the best drawn characters in this volume was Brunhilde, and there were several panels that featured her that really jump out at the reader. But I have to give the artist credit for the fact that each character has their own unique look, and that none of the major characters can be mistaken for someone else.

Record of Ragnarok is off to a strong start, and enough information and character development happened in this volume to make me want to read the next volume to find out how this story will continue. I think that this series will have a strong appeal to manga readers who also enjoy mythology, and to readers who like reading shonen manga that focuses on fighting and battles.

The reviewer was provided a review copy by VIZ Media

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Comikey Announces Upcoming Catalog Additions and Partnership With Four More Publishers

COMIKEY MEDIA, a USA-based localization company is slated to start publishing nine new series over the next couple of months to their online comic reading platform, Comikey. On July 17, 2021, Comikey added Cursed Sword and Promise Cinderella to its collection of manga by publisher Shogakukan. The rest of the new comic additions are from four new publishers Comikey recently partnered with: Coamix, Compass, Manhuatai.com, and Shinchosha.

In August 2021, Comikey will start releasing Girl Crush from Shinchosha. Girl Crush is a K-pop themed manga about the friendship between two high school girls—Tenka Momose and Erian Satou—and their fun and heartwarming journey to become K-pop idols. Other series with August 2021 launches on Comikey will be Beneath the Mask from Compass and four series from Manhuatai.com: Adorable Spoiled Little Princess, My Prince Charming and his Daughter, Vengeful Young Master’s Sweetheart, and The Unbridled Genius Medic.

Record of Ragnarok from Coamix will have its Comikey premiere in October 2021.

VIZ Media Licenses the Record of Ragnarok Manga

VIZ Media has announced on Twitter that it will digitally launch Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui’s Record of Ragnarok manga in English in Fall 2021. The company will ship physical copies of the manga in Spring 2022.

The story is described as:

7 million Years of Human Civilization is coming to an end.

Every 1000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the “Conference of Mankind Survival.” All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters make and objection.

“To spice things up, why don’t you test humans?”

Her proposal was to have God vs Humanity’s final struggle also known as the “Ragnarok,” where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters 1 on 1 battle. The first team to win seven battles out of 13 will be the winner.

It seems almost impossible for the humans to win against the Gods.

Although Gods sneer at them, Brunhild makes further provocation;

“Are you chickening out?”

That touches Gods’ nerves and they accept her proposal in anger.

Therefore, Brunhild and her sisters must choose 13 of the strongest champions throughout the human history.

Will humans surpass Gods and make an stop to the ultimate end?

The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begin.

The Record of Ragnarok manga launched in Comic Zenon magazine in November 2017.

Source: ANN

Record of Ragnarok Anime to Debut Worldwide on Netflix on June 17, 2021

The staff of the Record of Ragnarok anime has announced that Netflix will debut the anime exclusively worldwide on June 17, 2021.

Masao Ookubo is directing the series at Graphinica. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is handling the series composition. Masaki Sato is designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music.

The story of Record of Ragnarok is described as:

7 million Years of Human Civilization is coming to an end…

Every 1,000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the “Conference of Mankind Survival.”
All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters makes an objection.

“To spice things up, why don’t you test humans?”

Her proposal was to have God vs Humanity’s final struggle also known as the “Ragnarok,” where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters one on one battle. The first team to win seven battles out of 13 will be the winner.

It seems almost impossible for the humans to win against the Gods.
Although Gods sneer at them, Brunhild makes further provocation;

“Are you chickening out?”

That touches the Gods’ nerves and they accept her proposal in anger.

Therefore, Brunhild and her sisters must choose 13 of the strongest champions throughout human history.

Will humans surpass Gods and make a stop to the ultimate end?

The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begin.

Source: ANN