Global streaming service Netflix has announced that they will stream the upcoming anime series Record of Ragnarok in June 2021.
The announcement was made during the service’s presentation during the AnimeJapan 2021 virtual event on Saturday.
Record of Ragnarok is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series, written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika, which is being published in Coamix’s Monthly Comic Zenon magazine since November 2017
The manga currently has 10 volumes published.
Warner Bros. Japan, which will be producer the upcoming anime series, describes the story:
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 donʼt you test humans?”
Her proposal was to have God vs Humanityʼs 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 Godsʼ 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!
Record of Ragnarok anime series will be directed by Masao Okubo, who previously worked in Onegai My Melody Yu & Ai and Gekijoban PriPara: Mi~nna de Kagayake! Kirarin Star Live anime films, while That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime scriptwriter Kazuyuki Fudeyasu will handle the series composition.
Masaki Sato, who worked on several Initial D television anime adaptations, will handle character designs, which will be animated by Graphinica.
The Japanese voice cast will include Miyuki Sawashiro as “Brunhild”, Tomoyo Kurosawa as “Geir”, Tomokazu Seki as “Lu Bu”, Hikaru Midorikawa as “Thor”, Wataru Takagi as “Zeus”, Soma Saito as “Adam”, Kazuhiro Yamaji as “Kojiro Sasaki”, Takahiro Sakurai as “Poseidon” and Rie Tanaka as “Aphrodite”.
Japanese heavy metal rock band Maximum the Hormone performs the opening theme song “Kamigami”, while Japanese singer SymaG performs the ending theme song “Fukahi”.
Yasuharu Takanashi, who worked on popular anime titles like Fairy Tail and Log Horizon, will compose the upcoming anime’s music.