Netflix’s ‘Shūmatsu no Valkyrie’ anime: Release date revealed

Since its announcement in late 2020, Warner Bros. Pictures Japan had made it known that Shūmatsu no Valkyrie, also known as Record of Ragnarok, would be released in 2021. However, the specific release date remained a mystery. Fortunately, the latest teaser finally answers the question on every fan’s head of the manga by Takami Fukui, Shinya Umemura and Chika Aji: “When will the release date be?”

The release date of Shūmatsu no ValkyrieRecord of Ragnarok will be in June.

In addition to showing multiple moments that comprise the first three confrontations, the latest preview reveals what will be the opening anime theme song of Shūmatsu no Valkyrie/Record of Ragnarok. This will be titled Kamigami, a song composed and performed by Maximum The Hormone. Unfortunately, the trailer does not let you hear the ending song: Fukahi, by SymaG.

More importantly, the trailer reveals that Shūmatsu no ValkyrieRecord of Ragnarok will air outside of Japan. The anime will be distributed by Netflix, and the broadcast will be done simultaneously.

From the announcement ‘teaser’ we got to know that Masao Ookubo (Onegai My Melody Yū & AiGekijōban PriPara: Mi~nna de Kagayake! Kirarin Star Live ) acts as the director; Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!By the Grace of the Gods), is responsible for the composition; Masaki Saito, as character designer; and Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy TailBoruto: Naruto Next Generation), is in charge of the soundtrack.

Here’s how WB describes the anime:

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!

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