On June 17, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime Record of Ragnarok tweeted that in just a couple of days there would be an announcement regarding the upcoming Record of Ragnarok Season 2 anime TV show.
On August 17, 2021, it was announced that Shuumatsu no Valkyrie Season 2 was under production, which makes it likely that the announcement is its imminent release date!
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 towards mature audiences. As of December 2021, the manga has over 9 million copies currently in circulation!
In June 2021, the manga was adapted into an ONA by Graphinica and premiered on Netflix. If you haven’t watched Season 1 yet, the entire season is currently streaming on Netflix.
The ultimate showdown between gods and humans starts now
The story centers on the premise that every 1,000 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.
The stakes are high in this epic battle for the fate of humanity
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.
In December 2020, it was announced that the series would receive an anime series adaptation produced by Warner Bros. Japan and animated by Graphinica. The studio is most known for animating Hellsing: Ultimate and Hellsing: The Dawn.
Masao Okubo directed the series with the series composition written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. Masaki Saito was in charge of character design and Yasuharu Takanashi composed the music. Netflix licensed the series, which premiered on June 17, 2021.
The opening theme song is titled “Kamigami” and performed by the Japanese heavy metal band from Hachioji, Tokyo, Maximum the Hormone. The ending theme song is titled “Fukahi” and performed by SymaG.