KEY POINTS

  • "Record of Ragnarok" Season 2 has been confirmed by official sources
  • The show received mix reception due to the quality of its fight scene animations
  • Season 2's release date has not yet been revealed

A second season for the Netflix anime adaptation of “Record of Ragnarok” is currently in production, according to an announcement made by the show’s official Japanese Twitter account.

The announcement confirmed the production of “Record of Ragnarok” Season 2 but other details, including a release window and animation studio, were not included. It’s likely that Studio Graphinica, the same animation team behind the first season, will return to continue the rest of the story.

Character designer Masaki Sato will return according to Dualshockers, seeing how he was the one responsible for drawing S2’s key visual.

The first season of “Record of Ragnarok” (or “Shuumatsu No Valkyrie” in Japanese) was met with mixed reception from anime fans. It was criticized for its animation style which used slideshow-like transitions and lazy combat movements. Other fans criticized the anime for its long bouts of mid-match exposition presented in flashback format.

Records of Ragnarok promotional poster from Netflix Records of Ragnarok promotional poster from Netflix Photo: Netflix

However, other viewers praised “Record of Ragnarok” for being a good show that was decently paced and satisfying in almost all respects, especially in the character design department.

“Record of Ragnarok” was controversially banned in India for its depiction of Hindu gods, specifically the show’s version of Lord Shiva, one of the three supreme divine beings of the Trimurti. This move was done as it was seen as a violation of the Indian Penal Code that outlaws “outraging the religious feelings of any class of [citizens of India]” according to the Anime News Network.

The show’s first season ended in a cliffhanger, which implied that a second season was inevitable. The first three fights of the manga were adapted into the anime while the fighter intros for the fourth bout served as the season’s ending.

Should the anime follow the same three-match seasonal episode lineup and stay faithful to the manga, then fans can expect the second season to end after the sixth bout reaches a conclusion. Since the “Record of Ragnarok” manga only updates once per month (with the occasional double-chapter release), the second season of the anime should arrive by December at the earliest or early 2022 at the latest.