Record of Ragnarok is a seinen manga written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika, published in the Monthly Comic Zenon magazine since November 2017 and published by Coamix (also initially by Tokuma Shoten) in bound tankobon volumes since May 2018. Record of Ragnarok has been adapted into an animated series adaptation produced by the Graphinica studio and released in June 2021 on Netflix. A second season was announced in August 2021.
Record of Ragnarok is going to get a second season, as was announced in August 2021. No further details about the second season show have been revealed as of the time of writing this text.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to season 2 of Record of Ragnarok. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Release Date
Netflix has released the first season of Record of Ragnarok on June 17, 2021. The first batch of 12 episodes was released simultaneously, as per Netflix’s usual distribution policy. The show was directed by Masao Ōkubo from a screenplay written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. Yasuharu Takanashi composed the music for the series.
The show was quite popular and in August 2021, it was confirmed that the show would be getting a second season on Netflix, alongside a release on Japanese television. Now, as of this moment, we don’t have any official release date for the second season and it will depend on how big of a priority the show is for Netflix.
Knowing how things work, we assume that we can expect the show in the second half of 2022, or possibly even 2023, depending on how quickly Netflix approached the production.
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Trailer
Now that we’ve given you the basic info, you have probably assumed yourselves that there is no trailer for the second season of Record of Ragnarok simply because the season has not yet been produced, although it has been announced
Record of Ragnarok will return, we know that now, but until we actually get some info on the dates concerning the second season, we won’t be getting any information on a trailer for the new season. Knowing Netflix, though, we’ll probably be getting a trailer around a month before the season releases.
Taking into account all of the delays, we could probably wait until late 2022, early 2023 to get some info on the new season’s release date and, with it, its trailer.
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Plot
Now, Record of Ragnarok is one of those series that is pretty faithful to the original manga, which is why we expect the show to adapt the remaining manga story in its second season. So you can know what to expect, we are going to bring you a short synopsis of the manga, which will hopefully help you adjust your expectations.
At the Valhalla Council held every thousand years, the gods unanimously voted for the extinction of the human race. The only ones to oppose are the Valkyries, whose leader, Brunhilde, reminds them that in such cases humanity is granted one last chance, represented by the Ragnarok tournament: thirteen human fighters and thirteen divine fighters must battle to the death in an arena.
The first faction to get seven wins is considered the winner. The fate of humanity is therefore in the balance between extinction and existence for another 1,000 years. Those who are defeated in Ragnarok see their souls reduced to ashes and sent to Niflhel, the Norse realm of mist, breaking the cycle of reincarnation and leading to the permanent death of the spirit.
Thus begins a series of battles where great men of history face the gods for the salvation of humanity by exploiting the power and the link with the Valkyries known as Volund.
After an initial advantage of the gods in the first two rounds thanks to Thor and Zeus, who respectively defeat Lu Bu and Adam, the humans show their potential by catching up in the third and fourth round thanks to Sasaki Kojiro and Jack the Ripper, who defeat Poseidon and Heracles respectively, leaving the deities who are witnessing astonished.
In the fifth round, the gods take the lead thanks to Shiva’s victory over Raiden Tameemon. In the sixth round, however, something unpredictable happens: the competitor of the Buddha gods decides to fight for humanity and faces Zerofuku, the fusion of the Seven Gods of Fortune led by Bishamonten.
Despite Zerofuku being possessed by the demon Hajun, Buddha wins the duel and the humans are back on par with the gods, which is why Hades decides to take the field in the seventh round against Qin Shi Huang, taking the place of Buddha in the array of gods to avenge his brother Poseidon.
As for the first season, this is how Warner Bros. Japan described it in their official press release:
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!
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Cast
The cast of Record of Ragnarok probably won’t change very much, since it’s a relatively fixed story with little to no side interventions. Now, in order to tell you what will happen to the cast in the second season, we are going to give you an overview of the Japanese cast, along with the English cast of the show. The Japanese cast is as follows:
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Thor
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Brunhild
- Tomokazu Seki as Lu Bu
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Göll
- Wataru Takagi as Zeus
- Aya Kawakami as Randgrid
- Hinata Tadokoro as Ares
- Junichi Suwabe as Hermes
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Kojiro Sasaki
- Rie Tanaka as Aphrodite
- Rina Kawaguchi as Reginleif
- Sho Hayami as Odin
- Sōma Saitō as Adam
- Taisuke Nakano as Huginn
- Takahiro Sakurai as Poseidon
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Shiva
- Tomohiro Yamaguchi as Muninn
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Loki
- Yu Kobayashi as Hrist
- Yukihiro Nozuyama as Heimdall
- Akihiro Tajima as Guan Yu (eps 1-5) and Kagekasa Toda (eps 10-12)
- Chikako Sugimura as Iori Miyamoto (eps 9-12)
- Daiki Hamano as Chen Gong (eps 1-5)
- Kōji Ishii as the Narrator
- Naoko Komatsu as Eve (eps 7-8)
- Rie Kawaguchi as Reginleif (ep 6)
- Satoru Ito as Forseti (eps 1-5)
- Shougo Yano as Lu Bu (young; ep 4)
- Shūichi Uchida as Cain (eps 6-8)
- Tadashi Miyazawa as Siegen Toda (eps 10-12)
- Takuma Terashima as Kojiro Sasaki (young; eps 10-11)
- Tomoyuki Maruyama as Michelangelo (eps 5-7)
- Tsuguo Mogami as Musashi Miyamoto (eps 9-12)
And the English voice actors include:
- Anairis Quinones as Göll
- Chris Edgerly as Zeus
- Jalen K. Cassell as Thor
- Kaiji Tang as Lu Bu
- Laura Post as Brunhilde
- Artemis Snow as Reginleif
- Ben Diskin as Shiva
- Ben Pronsky as Muninn
- Bill Butts as Odin
- Bumper Robinson as Poseidon
- Cory Yee as Hermes
- Jonah Scott as Adam
- Kayleigh McKee as Randgrid
- Kellen Goff as Heimdall
- Keone Young as Kojiro Sasaki
- Mela Lee as Hrist
- Michael Chapman as Huginn
- Reba Buhr as Aphrodite
- Ryan Colt Levy as Loki
- Tim Friedlander as Ares
- Aleks Le as Cain and Liu Bei
- Ben Diskin as Musashi Miyamoto
- Ben Pronsky as Sekishusai Yagyu
- Bill Butts as Bach and Tyr
- Bumper Robinson as Michelangelo and The Serpent
- Cory Yee as Munetoshi
- Donald Li as Seigen Toda and Zhang Fei
- Griffin Burns as Kojiro Sasaki (young)
- James Mathis III as the Narrator
- Jonah Scott as Seijuro Yoshioka
- Kayleigh McKee as Mozart
- Keone Young as Guan Yu
- Mark Atherlay as Kagekatsu Toda and Nobutsuna Kamiizumi
- Michael Chapman as Inshun Hozoin
- Patrick Seitz as Adamas and Kagemasa Toda
- Paul Castro Jr. as Abel and Forseti
- Ryan Colt Levy as Kagehusa Ittosai Ito
- Stephen Fu as Chen Gong
- Victoria Platt as the Female Narrator
- Xanthe Huynh as Eve and Iori Miyamoto
Additional English voices have been provided by Aleks Le, Artemis Snow, Ben Diskin, Ben Pronsky, Bill Butts, Bumper Robinson, Chris Edgerly, Cory Yee, Griffin Burns, Jalen K. Cassell, Kayleigh McKee, Mark Atherlay, Mela Lee, Michael Chapman, Patrick Seitz, Reba Buhr, Ryan Colt Levy, Stephen Fu, Tim Friedlander, Victoria Platt, and Xanthe Huynh.
Now, we don’t know for sure, but we expect all of them to return to reprise their roles in the forthcoming season when it gets announced since that is the practice we’ve seen in multiple different anime.