Record of Ragnarok Anime Adaptation Announced for 2021

Warner Bros. Japan announced the anime adaptation for Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Valkyrie) and will be released in 2021. The manga is written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika. 

Graphinica is in charge of the animation production with Masao Okubo as director, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (By the Grace of Gods, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as series composer, Masaki Saito as character designer, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto, Fairy Tail, Zombieland Saga) as music composer. 

The main cast includes Miyuki Sawashiro (Mordred in Fate/Apocrypha) as Brunhild, Tomoyo Kurosawa (Ordinary Person in Akudama Drive, Saya in Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) as Geir, Tomokazu Seki (Gilgamesh in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Work) as Lu Bu, Hikaru Midorikawa (Gridman in SSSS.Gridman) as Thor, and Wataru Takagi (Eikichi Onizuka in GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka) as Zeus. 

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE will perform the opening theme song titled “KAMIGAMI.” 

The teaser trailer featured a first-hand look at the animation. 

Warner Bros. Japan describes the series as:

7 million years of human civilization is coming to an end…

Every thousand years, all the gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the Conference of Mankind Survival. The gods agree to end to mankind due to their 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 the humans?”

She proposes that the all-powerful gods face off in one-on-one battles against the strongest champions from human history — during a final struggle known as “Ragnarok.” The first team to win 7 out of 13 battles will be declared the winner, but it seems almost impossible for humans to win against the gods. 

Although the gods sneer at her declaration, Brunhild provokes them further:

“Are you chickening out?”

Her words hit the gods’ nerves, and, enraged, they accept her proposal. Now, Brunhild and her sisters must choose humanity’s 13 champions in a desperate battle for survival. Will humans surpass gods and prevent humanity’s ultimate end? The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begins!


©Azychika, Shinya Umemura, Takumi Fukui/Coamix, Ragnarok Project

Source: press release 

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