At the same time as the announcement of its anime adaptation, it was announced that the literary franchise would be based on the manga by Takumi Fukui and Shinya Umemuraand illustrated by Ajichika, Shuumatsu no Valkyrie ((Record of Ragnarok) has more than 5 million accumulated copies in circulation.
In turn, Fukui, Umemura and Ajichika began publishing the manga through the magazine Monthly comic Zenon from the publisher Tokuma Shoten in November 2017. The publisher published the ninth compiled volume in Japan on December 19. A spin-off manga called Shuumatsu no Valkyrie: Lu Bu Housen Hishouden, is written and illustrated by Takeo Ono and it has been published in the same journal since October 2019 with three compilation volumes so far.
The piece inspired an anime adaptation produced by the studios Graphinica ((Hellsing Ultimate, Juuni taisen), Headed by Masao Okubo and scripts from Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, scheduled to premiere in Japan in 2021.
Shuumatsu no Valkyrie Synopsis
High above the human kingdom, the gods of the world have come together to decide on one thing: the continued existence of humanity. Under the head of Zeus, among other things, the deities of ancient Greece, Norse mythology and Hinduism gather every thousand years to decide the fate of humanity. Because of their relentless abuse of one another and of the planet, the gods unanimously vote this time for the end of humanity.
But before the term of office is up, Brunhild, one of the 13 demigods Valkyries, presents an alternative proposal: instead of destroying humanity in an anti-climactic way, you should give them the chance to fight and represent Ragnarok, a confrontation congress One between human and God? Spurred on by the daring of the challenge, the divine advice is quick to accept and firmly believe that this competition will show the absolute power of the gods. In order to have a chance against the highest beings, Brunhild must collect the greatest characters in history, otherwise the death sentence will sound for humanity.
Source: Yahoo! News Japan
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