Record of Ragnarok 2 trailer reveals more cast and Buddha anime character designs

Key visual for Record of Ragnarok II.
Key visual for Record of Ragnarok II. Pic credit: @ragnarok-official.com

On August 24, 2022, more cast additions and a Record of Ragnarok 2 trailer were revealed for the second season of the anime adaptation of Shinya Umemura, Ajichika and Takumi Fukui’s Record of Ragnarok (Shumatsu no Walkure) manga titled Record of Ragnarok II.

The Record of Ragnarok Season 2 release date on Netflix is in 2023! In June 2021, Record of Ragnarok Season 1 premiered exclusively on Netflix with rave reviews.

You can watch the new trailer on Warner Bros. Japan Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

アニメ『終末のワルキューレ II』Voice Updated PV / Record of Ragnarok II Updated PV
Record of Ragnarok II trailer.

The trailer teases, “Humanity is now facing the ultimate extinction by the will of the gods. One-on-one battles, humans versus gods. The end time is drawing near. Will humanity gain the right to prosper another 1,000 years?”

Then we get our first glimpse of Heracles. The trailer teases, “[Hercules] has ascended from human to god. He is a symbol of justice and highly praised. He will face humanity’s most evil man head on in battle.” Next, it’s revealed Heracles will be facing off against Jack the Ripper.

Brunhilde asks, “Do you know what the only thing humans are better at than the gods? That is…malicious intent.”

Will Jack the Ripper’s malicious intent be strong enough to defeat Heracles with his strong sense of justice?

Later, we see Shiva facing off against Raiden Tameemon, who declares he’s going to go all out in his battle against Shiva. Shiva seems excited and comments, “I think this is going to be quite fun.”

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Lastly, we get a small peak of the Buddha, who looked somewhat bored and impatient as he remarks to himself, “Man, I really want to fight.”

Who will the Buddha fight? In the key visual we see a demonic-looking god with purple hair and red horns, who may end up being Buddha’s opponent. We’ll have to wait until Record of Ragnarok Season 2 in order to find out!

Character designs for Jack the Ripper, Heracles, Raiden Tameemon, and Buddha.
Character designs for Jack the Ripper, Heracles, Raiden Tameemon, and Buddha. Pic credit: @Mantan-web.jp

Who are the new cast members?

Record of Ragnarok Season 2 cast members include:

  • Tomokazu Sugita – Jack the Ripper
  • Katsuyuki Konishi – Heracles
  • Subaru Kimura – Raiden Tameemon (strongest sumo wrestler in the world)
  • Yuichi Nakamura – Buddha
Character designs for Brunhilde, Goll and Shiva.
Character designs for Brunhilde, Goll and Shiva. Pic credit: @Mantan-web.jp

Who are the previously announced cast members?

Record of Ragnarok Season 2 cast members include:

  • Miyuki Sawashiro – Brunhilde
  • Tomoyo Kurosawa – Goll
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki – Shiva

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What is the plot of Record of Ragnarok?

The story centers on the premise that every 1000 years the God’s Council meets in order to decide the fate of humanity. After 7 million years of human history, the gods come to the decision that humans are irredeemable and need to be annihilated into extinction. Luckily, humanity finds an unlikely ally in the valkyrie, Brunhilde, who suggests to the gods to give humanity one last chance to prove its worth.

The gods agree to hold the battle of Ragnarok – a tournament where 13 legendary humans from across history would be pitted against 13 of the most powerful gods in the pantheon in duels to the death. If the human fighters manage to gain 7 victories humanity will be spared.

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To even the odds, each human is granted the assistance of a valkyrie, who transforms into a powerful weapon (called a Volund) that is tailored for the user’s unique combat style. For example, Adam, the first human, ends up transforming his valkyrie into brass knuckles and proceeds to try and beat the crap out of Zeus with them boxer-style. Unfortunately, if the user is killed the valkyrie also loses her life. The stakes are high in this epic battle for the fate of humanity!

Full-sized new key visual for Record of Ragnarok II.
Full-sized new key visual for Record of Ragnarok II. Pic credit: @ragnarok-official.com

Who are the members of the production team?

Record of Ragnarok Season 2 production team members include:

  • Director – Masao Ookubo (Onegai My Melody Yu and Ai, Gekijoban PriPara: Minna de Kagayake! Kirarin Star Live)
  • Animation production – Graphinica and Yumeta Company
  • Scriptwriter – Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!, By the Grace of the Gods) and Yuka Yamada (Aikatsu!)
  • Character designer – Masaki Sato
  • Music composer – Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Sound direction – Yasunori Ebina (Naruto)

The anime series was inspired by the Japanese manga series of the same name written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika. In November 2017, the manga was serialized in Coamix’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Zenon, which was geared toward mature audiences. As of December 2021, the manga has over 9 million copies currently in circulation!

Are you looking forward to Record of Ragnarok Season 2? In the battle of Heracles VS Jack the Ripper who do you think will win? In the battle of Raiden Tameemon VS Shiva who do you think will win? Let us know in the comment section below!

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