Record of Ragnarok anime has been adapted from the manga of the same name written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and has been illustrated by Ajichinka. The story follows the decision of mankind and Gods as God’s council to end humanity once and for all.
But Valkyrie Brunhilde convinces the Gods to give humanity one last chance and prove their worth in the tournament of Ragnarok. The first season of Record of Ragnarok anime was not very well-liked by the manga readers, but the second season managed to neutralize that with its developed storyline.
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 1 Recap
- The battle between the Gods and the humans rages on and the Gods are up by 2-1. The next two bouts were between Hercules and Jack the Ripper, and Shiva and Raiden. The improved animation quality further adds to the hype behind this season.
- The first battle is between the greatest demigod Hercules and humanity’s worst serial killer Jack the Ripper, where the viewer is made to root for the latter making it rather a necessary evil to overcome the wrath of the Gods.
The second battle between Shiva and Raiden is much more aggressive and brutal, making it a perfect piece to end the season’s first part. The battle is also packed with emotions and the first part of the season actually puts great focus into building the characters, introducing us to their backstory, and also at times making the 10-episode cour seem very short as it is used to build depth into the plot.
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 2 Recap
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 2 started where the earlier part left off, with Buddha fighting on humanity’s side. With just six episodes at its disposal, this part breaks the cliffhanger from the earlier one and shows how Buddha decides to change sides and fight for the ones he came from, giving humanity a chance to actually win their battle. This battle between Zerofuku and Buddha is also the best-animated fight sequence by studio Graphinica so far.
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 2 takes its time to build the characters of both Zerofuku and Buddha. It is also interesting because on one side we have the God of Misfortune, Zerofuku, who is also one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune and on the other hand we have the sentient and enlightened Buddha. While we see Buddha as a cool show-stealing character, we have Zerofuku filled with loneliness and depth which makes him stand out.
- Zerofuku and Buddha build a good relationship and they agree on how suffering takes a toll on human life and how resilient it makes them.
- Record of Ragnarok season 2 part 2 is so far the best sequence in the entire franchise and it has all of the depth, connection, and consequential reasoning that it needed.
How was Record of Ragnarok Season 2 different from Season 1 of this series?
Record of Ragnarok Season 1 was plain and simplistic. It has no notable animation or any important battle which we could follow. It lacked the depth and understanding which was needed to follow such a complex storyline and it lacked the basic story-building ability.
On the other hand, Record of Ragnarok season 2 greatly focused on altering these set notions about the story, and greatly invested in all of the areas where the former season lacked. The animation improved, the character building happened and so did the fights with some classic battle sequences.
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 has been groundbreaking for the anime and it is hopeful that this will set the future course for the franchise. The decision to divide it into two parts was highly necessary, and the second part greatly altered the perceptions about the entire anime. It gave us a glimpse of what this show could actually be, revealing the true potential and power of the characters in it.