Warner Bros. Japan announced on Friday that it is producing an anime adaptation of Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre) manga that will debut in 2021. The company revealed a teaser trailer, teaser visual, character visuals, cast, and staff for the anime.
The cast that Record of Ragnarok Manga Gets Anime Adaptation in 2021 were revealed are:
Miyuki Sawashiro as Brunhild
Tomoyo Kurosawa as Geir
Tomokazu Seki as Lu Bu
Hikaru Midorikawa as Thor
Wataru Takagi as Zeus
Masao Ookubo (Onegai My Melody Yū & Ai) is directing the series at Graphinica. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!,) is handling the series composition. Masaki Saito is designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) is composing the music.
The opening theme titled, "Kamigami" will be performed by Maximum the Hormone.
Warner Bros. Japan describes the anime as:
"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 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 enter 1 on 1 battle. The first team to win 7 battles out of 13 will be the winner.
It seems almost impossible for 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 human history.
Will humans surpass Gods and make a stop to the ultimate end?
The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begin!"
The Shūmatsu no Walküre manga launched in Comic Zenon magazine on November 25, 2017. It is written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, and illustrated by Ajichika.
A spin-off titled Shūmatsu no Valkyrie: Ryo Fu Hō Sen Hishōden launched in Monthly Comic Zenon on October 25, 2019.