Sword of the Dark Ones
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Japanese: RAGNAROK
English: Sword of the Dark Ones
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2001 to Feb 2003
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Kotobuki, Tsukasa (Art), Yasui, Kentarou (Story)


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Ranked: #127422
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Popularity: #7817
Members: 2,381
Favorites: 16


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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.


Northlight, Lena


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 ...
Nov 4, 2021
Found it just occasionally when was searching for the Record Of Ragnarok manga :)

But ironically I loved it even more then records, ahah)
It's hard to tell why I enjoyed this manga so much... The story is pretty much cliche, as well as the character types. However there is definitely something special about characters)

The art style is not outstanding, but very very decent. Manga is not a masterpiece, but it touched me somehow.

Give a try to the first chapter, maybe you also will be trapped as I was :D


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