The story begins when the gods call a convention to decide the whether to let humanity live or die, and settle on destroying humanity. But a lone valkyrie puts forward a suggestion to let the gods and humanity fight one last battle, as a last hope for humanity's continued survival. 13 gods will fight against 13 human champions in one-on-one battles to decide whether humanity lives or dies.
Okay, this isn't going to take too long. First of all, this is my first review, and my english isn't perfect, so sorry for that. That aside, let's get to the point:
This is just amazing. It is a pure shock of endorphins. I've never felt like that reading a manga.
Okay, this definitely isn't the main purpose after this series. If you are expecting to get into an awesome story that will change your life forever... well, just skip it.
The plot is very simple: every 1000 years the gods (from the Greek deities to de Indian ones) make a meeting where they decide if
the human being shall continue existing or not. This time they decided that they shouldn't, so they decide to exterminate them, but one Valkyre interrupt the meeting, since due to a old law, they humans had the right to fight for their existance in the Ragnarok, a short of 1vs1 tournament between 13 gods and 13 humans. Thats the whole story, simple as that. There is also a kind of coup d'etat from the Valkyries, but nevermind that. Basic as it is, it works perfectly for the main objective of this manga: show outstanding and over-the-top fights.
What to say, this is probably the main appeal of this. Everything and everyone look so fucking gorgeous. The art is incredible, and it have some panels that will make you scream due to the emotion. Just see it by yourselves, everyone looks so badass, it's just perfect
Okay, i wasn't so sure about what score I should give, but this should be fine. Okay, to the moment only 2 and a half fights has happened, but every character is so fucking charismatic, cool and badass. It's easy. They show you a flashback about each of them, the god and the human, wich is enough to catch affectin to each of them, dunno how. Oh, and speaking abou the humans, they are not random ones, they are the strongest humans that has existed in the whole Earth's story. (spoilers incoming i guess? ) Lu Bu, a badass beast. Adam, best daddy. And Sasaki Kojiro, cool as always. The gods are super dope as well, every one of them. Dunno, all the carachters are perfect for this kind of story.
Of course, it has to be a 10. This manga has probably some of the best fights I've ever seen. Dunno if I'm overhyped, but it has been amazing. The art is awesome, the carachters are super cool and the fights are just incredible.
This isn't a masterpiece because of its simplicity, and it's far from ending. Maybe in 3 or 4 years it become one, or a mediocre manga, we will see.
Nevertheless, to have a great time, I doubt there is a better manga. Just give it a try. Oh, and a personal tip, read it while playing some Two Steps From Hell music, it's just the best.
This is a straight up blast. The tourney-style plot kicks you off right away and the action is 10/10. If you're looking for a straight forward, brutal AF, super well drawn battle of humans and gods with zero exposition this is for you.
It is very self aware of what it is never taking itself seriously. It embraces the hell out of that fact pushing everything to 11.
The story is nothing to write home about and is generic at its foundation. But it still manages to be really unique and enthralling while being very well paced.
Each character gets a little backstory and the author actually
makes you care what is going on. Despite the absurdity of everything that's happening.
Similar in ways to manga like Hellsing, Drifters and Fate series. Mostly in that the majority of characters are historical figures.
The art is dope and has great comedy.
Check it out, its a quick read and is only on chapter 19.
“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.”
- James Baldwin
Shuumatsu no Walküre, or Record of Ragnarok, is a truly interesting manga. As the synopsis declares, we have a lone valkyrie whom initiates what is the record of ragnarok. Yet there is a fascinating twist on the way this is done. Within this manga, we see the inevitable price humanity must pay, and the mindset of Gods in this world, each as result of the lives they lead.
The story is a very
simple one. Simply put, essentially we follow one big tournament arc in which 13 Gods face off against 13 Humans, in separate One vs One battles, as the synopsis entails. However, while being an extremely simple premise, it is portrayed in a superbly interesting manner using intriguing undertones that embellish what it is we have. There is fantastic lore behind this story, one of which elucidates the high stakes, from Gods of mythology that we ourselves may be interested in to human beings within our timeline that we may have taken note of. I believe this manga takes the idea of a simple action, tournament arc, and stretches it to its greatest lengths. The only flaw I can give here is the simplicity, however this simplicity is also one of this work's greatest strengths.
There's not much I can say here. The art is truly outstanding. Each panel is so intricately drawn and, while this manga is one that updates monthly, the art that we receive in return makes it more than worth it. Truly some of the greatest art in manga I can say I think I've ever seen, and the attention to detail here is extraordinary.
So, we have our lone valkyrie, and a few other recurring characters. However, what I really like about the way the characters are set up in this manga is that it's very difficult to establish a "main" character. We have many different characters, all amazing in their own right. Each character is fleshed out very well, and yet there are so many interesting characters with such fascinating lore that it's honestly a wonder. So while I can't say something along the lines of "I'm a fan of the main character because of...", I can say that I really enjoy every single character in this manga for what they are, and how they are presented. However, this lack of a fundemental "main" character is the reason I cannot give this category a 10. Even so, I am very fond of the characterisation done within this work.
I've enjoyed every chapter so far to a very high extent. I believe anyone looking for a good seinen action will truly enjoy this read. It's one that is easy to get into due to the simplicity of story, amazing to look at due to the intricacy and quality of the art, and wholly enjoyable all the way through due to the lack of uninteresting characters and lore that we are presented with along the way.
While this isn't necessarily a masterpiece, it is far from being bad. In fact, it is one of the best works I've had the pleasure of reading. However, I believe that the manga being far from over factors into the overall score here. Down the line, this work could become one of the greatest in the history of manga, or perhaps it could be the opposite in which it loses traction. With that said, I truly believe this is worth reading. It is very good for any fan of the action genre, and is undoubtedly a diamond in the rough within this scope.
It is sooo good every time I read the newest chapter whatever I am feeling at the time I always come out of it feeling hyped and wanting for more. This is my first review and considering the amount of anime and manga I have read it shows how amazing this manga is. The fights that are depicted in this manga are simpily brilliant and each chapter tells you allot about the characters and their motivations. The characters are all either mythological gods or iconic figures in human history and all there stories are very interesting while also putting a new spin on there tales.
I hope it lives up to my expectations in the future and I am looking forward to more, if you are hesitating to read this don't and just give it a try it is a wild ride.