Ranked #7942

Ragnarok (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Sword of the Dark Ones
Japanese: RAGNAROK


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2001 to Feb 2003
Authors: Kotobuki, Tsukasa (Art), Yasui, Kentarou (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


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Ranked: #79422
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In the late-medieval land of Barnard, between the mountains and sea, the peaceful lifestyle of the people has been shattered by fear. Monsters known as the Dark Ones roam the land, killing indiscriminately. The townsfolk fear to venture out from their homes, and travel from town to town has become a risk to life and limb. To protect the people from this terror, several guilds have sprung up, including the Guild of Assassins and the Guild of Mercenaries. To go out into the world, or travel across the wilderness, hired mercenaries are essential.

One man has built a reputation as an especially fierce monster-killer ‹ a man known as Leroy Schwartz. A former high-ranking member of the Guild of Mercenaries, Leroy has struck out on his own. Many try to hire him for his superior skills, but Leroy has his own agenda. He has a mission to accomplish, a vow to fulfill. This vow is known only to himself, and his one companion: his sentient long-sword Ragnarok.

(Source: ANN)


Ragnarok was published in English as Sword of the Dark Ones by CMX Manga from April 1, 2005 to October 1, 2005.


Schwartz, Leroy
Schwartz, Leroy
Northlight, Lena
Northlight, Lena

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May 3, 2013
Sorry for my english, first of all.
Summe up:
The story was Initial called Ragnarok, but suffer an alteration to "Sword of the Dark Ones". If you are looking for a nice battle manga with a very decent and short background story, and some body exposure, blood, love , revange, hate, you will have it.

Story: 8
Leroy is the main character, this world takes place in a world dominated by "Dark Ones". These monsters devour anything within their pass, and are incredibly strong. Leroy's exemplar type of mercenary, that catch's attention of some sort of underworld guild and plus, a strange girl called Lena shows up offering him read more
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Manga: Claymore
The concept behind both of these series are very similar. In Claymore we have the sword wielding ladies, and man, face off against mankind's enemy, the Yoma. In Ragnarok we have this same enemy in the form of the Dark Ones. With the main character from Ragnarok, Leroy, also being a claymore using fighter with a background similar to the Claymores, it gives the same feeling you get when you learn about the mankind's feelings towards the claymores. Both series deal with a sword wielding protagonist with "demonic" powers fighting against their monster enemies. 
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