The Record of Ragnarok anime has looked hype ever since the first announcement came, and we now have its first key visual and more cast. They also announced that SymaG will perform the ending song “Fukahi” (Inevitable). Firstly, check out the new visual:
It features 3 of the gods (Thor, Zeus and Poseidon), as well as 3 of the humans (Lu Bu, Adam and Sasaki Kojiro). Studio Graphinica is in charge of the animation production, while Masao Okubo is the director. The anime is set for 2021, and you can also watch the trailer:
The voice actors that have been announced so far are:
Tomokazu Seki as Lu Bu
Midorikawa Hikaru as Thor
Saito Souma as Adam
Wataru Takagi as Zeus
Kazuhiro Yamaji as Kojiro Sasaki
Takahiro Sakurai as Poseidon
Tanaka Rie as Aphrodite
Tadokoro Hinata as Ares
Sawashiro Miyuki as Brunhild
Kurosawa Tomoyo as Geir
Nozuyama Yukihiro as Heimdall
Junichi Suwabe as Hermes
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as Loki
Hayami Sho as Odin
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Shiva
Taisuke Nakano as Huginn and Tomohiro Yamaguchi as Muninn
The manga has been ongoing since November 2017. It is written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, while Ajichika handles the illustration. Judging by the visual and trailer, we can expect the Record of Ragnarok anime to adapt the first 3 fights. If it’s a single cour, it might be just enough to properly adapt each fight in 3-4 episodes, especially considering how epic it looks in the manga. It was previously announced that Maximum The Hormone will perform the opening theme song “Kamigami” (Gods/God Biting).
In case you don’t know what the story is about, you can read the full synopsis:
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!