First cast and character visuals, main staff, first visual, and teaser trailer released, opening theme artists announced
Warner Bros. Japan announced today that the Record of Ragnarok manga series, written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika, will be adapted into a TV anime series in 2021. The main cast and staff were revealed alongside the opening theme song artists, as well as releasing the first teaser trailer, first visual, and character art.
The lead cast includes:
Miyuki Sawashiro voicing Brunhild
The eldest of the 13 Valkyrie Sisters.
Being a demi-God, she has a strong bond with humanity and therefore tries to prolong the ultimate end of humanity by setting up Gods vs Mankindʼs one-on-one battle also known as the “Ragnarok”.
She is bold and even speaks up to God but also has a bad-mouth.
Tomoyo Kurosawa voicing Geir
The youngest of the 13 Valkyrie Sisters.
Although she has great affection for Brunhild, she is concerned and worried about her intentions.
Tomokazu Seki voicing Lu Bu
The first champion from the human side.
He is the strongest warrior from China whom Brunhild recognizes as the most brutal and fierce fighter of all times.
Hikaru Midorikawa voicing Thor
The first champion from Godʼs side.
He is the strongest Nordic War God and also known as the “Berserker of Thunder”. He uses a Godly weapon bigger than his own size called “Mjolnir”.
Wataru Takagi voicing Zeus
The second champion from Godʼs side and one pillar of Greek 12 Gods.
The main God of Greek mythology who is omniscient and omnipotent.
Being king of all Gods, he also a chairman of Valhalla Council. He loves fighting above all.
Directing the series is Masao Okubo, with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu as the screenwriter, Masaki Saito designing the characters, and music from Masaharu Takanashi. Record of Ragnarok will be animated at Graphinica. The opening theme song "KAMIGAMI" will be sung by the legends themselves, MAXIMUM THE HORMONE! Warner Bros. Japan describes the series as such:
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!
The battle starts in the Record of Ragnarok TV anime sometime in 2021!
© Azychika, Shinya Umemura, Takumi Fukui/Coamix, Ragnarok Project
Source: Press Release
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