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 includes:
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, Gekijōban PriPara: Mi~nna de Kagayake! Kirarin Star Live) is directing the series at Graphinica. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!, By the Grace of the Gods) is handling the series composition. Masaki Saito is designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) is composing the music.
Warner Bros. Japan 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!
The Shūmatsu no Walküre manga launched in Comic Zenon magazine in November 2017. Umemura is writing the story, while Ajichika is drawing the art. Fukui is credited for composition. The ninth compiled book volume shipped on Saturday.
The Ryo Fu Hō Sen Hishōden (The Legend of Lu Bu Fengxiang The Flying General) spinoff launched in Comic Zenon in October 2019.
Umemura also provides the story for the Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka (Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem) manga, with Eiji Hashimoto drawing the art. The duo launched the series in the inaugural issue of Comic Zenon magazine in 2010. They launched a comedy spinoff manga titled Chiruran Nibun no Ichi in the magazine in May 2016. The spinoff manga received an anime adaptation that premiered in January 2017, and Crunchyroll streamed the series under the title Chiruran 1/2 as it aired.
Source: Press release