What is it?
The 2021 Netflix anime TV show Record Of Ragnarok (Season 1).
This is how Fandom describes this anime TV show:
Record of Ragnarok is a Japanese anime sci-fi and fantasy series directed Masao Okubo.
It based on the manga created by Azychika, Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui.
The first season of Record of Ragnarok was released on June 17, 2021.
The show is produced by Warner Bros. Japan and animated by the Japanese studio Graphinica.
The series is composite by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu.
The characters are designed by Masaki Sato, and the music is by Masaki Sato.
The series is the story of 13 gods from across the globe and 13 of the world’s most notable humans fighting it out in one-on-one battles to decide the fate of humanity.
“Before eradicating humankind from the world, the gods give them one last chance to prove themselves worthy of survival. Let the Ragnarok battles begin.” — Official Netflix synopsis
The story begins when the gods call a convention to decide whether to let humanity live or die, and settle on destroying humanity.
But a lone valkyrie puts forward a suggestion to let the gods and humanity fight one last battle, as the last hope for humanity’s continued survival.
13 gods will fight against 13 human champions in one-on-one battles to decide whether humanity lives or dies.
I actually binge-watched this season in one day during the weekend holiday last week.
It was easy to watch because they kept ending each episode as a cliffhanger, and so you had to watch the next episode to see who wins a fight.
This show spent too much time on each fight, the first fight took four episodes to complete, but I like the concept even though there are obviously flaws with the plot & other flaws.
This show is a bit like professional wrestling, it does a good job of hyping up fights, and they even take time to give short backstories for the fighters during the fights.
I like how the fights often had surprises & even in defeat, they had respect for the fighters.
If you like things involving fighting, whether sport or entertainment or real, the concept of deities & humans fighting each other in a tournament for the fate of humanity, then you will probably at least find this show to be watchable.
If not, then it will probably annoy you a bit & not be watchable, and I can understand some reasons why.
Fortunately for me, those flaws were not enough to make me stop watching it, and I plan on watching the next season.
- John Jr