The winds of fate are blowing through the realm of Midgard. Ragnarok, the prophesized fall of the gods, is at hand, and the age of Man is set to begin. But the ancient gods are not about to resign themselves to fate. They have sent their elite warriors, the Valkyries, to scour the land for those destined to bring about Ragnarok. If the event can be prevented, the reign of the gods will continue for another 1000 years.
Fenris Fenrir knows Ragnarok must happen. She is on a desperate search to find the reincarnation of Balder, the fallen god, with whose help she can change the world. But if the Valkyries find him first, Fenris's quest may be over before it even begins.
Well, Ragnarok is definitely one of the most top selling manwha. Myung Jin-Lee's Ragnarok started as a manwha and now we all play it on the computer. Still, there is a similarity between them and a difference.
I give the story a Very Good rating. The story is definitely based from the Scandinavian or the Norse Mythology. This goes to show that Myung Jin-Lee is also a big researcher about the Norse Mythology and to its gods and goddesses. There are also characters in the manwha that are taken from the mythology. Take for example Chaos, Fenris, and Loki. They are from the Norse Myth.
give the art an Outstanding rating. Myung Jin-Lee not only knows how to illustrate static panels but he really knows how to illustrate action scenes. You can really understand how they fight with other characters. Myung Jin-Lee also cares about his background art especially those supporting background characters. He also designs the clothes very well.
I give the characters a Very Good rating. Some of the characters in the manwha are taken from Norse Mythology. Kidding aside, Myung Jin-Lee really developed the personalities of the characters. You can see serious characters, funny ones, the annoying characters, and many others.
I give the enjoyment an Outstanding rating. You will definitely enjoy reading the whole 10 volumes of the manwha. There are those really funny scenes that will make you laugh out loud. There are also interesting battles that will really caught your attention and will add enjoyment and pleasure to your reading.
Overall, I give Myung Jin-Lee's work an Outstanding rating. He really gives all he has in this manwah.
As a reviewer, I recommend you all to buy and read this manwha. It really matches your expectations and I guarantee you that you'll never regret purchasing this.
For information, Myung Jin-Lee put this manwha into a hiatus because he still has to help Gravity Corp. in their Ragnarok Online project.
Heh... Accidentally passed by, I had completely forgotten about this, until I read through the ten books, that the douchebag artist released before he decided to leave the fans of at a cliffhanger.
There's some things about this series that are really good and really welldone and others are just awful, so my feelings with the manwha is really mixed. I guess it's a different kind of storytelling, it's kind of reminiscent of Game of Thrones where several characters are introduced and given backgrounds ( usually by someone else telling them about their background ) and then we get to figure the rest out ourselves. I
actually enjoy books that dont treat us like we were born with a pipewrench through our heads, but things get a little too messy in this show.
The motivation for the characters is sometimes completely inunderstandable and it's common that they interact in a way that seems almost aspbergic. But the characters are very well personified and he establishes their character very early and does it very good.
As somebody who love norse mythology, I feel almost a little insulted on how loosely based the story is on the genuine article, but I am willing to forgive it, because there are some really sound ideas in this series.
As opposed to Rebirth, which feels like the artist improvises every page coming up, Ragnarok have a really good foreshadowing, so you can look forward to powerful oponents in the future. But like I said: the motivation becomes almost ridiciolous from time to time. For instance, the rivalry between Skurai and Chaos, who are both really 3-dimensional and interesting characters, but they didnt interract a single time before they met in combat. Which I see as a problem, once again, the motivation, nobody ever really explains what their goals are, even 10 books in.
My final problem is that the art style changes heavily with every single volume. The first book have a pretty edgy style, the second one becomes more clean and welldrawn, the third goes too murky and basey. 4-5-6 is actually pretty reminiscent and they are the books who look the best. After that, it takes up a immature and less verified art. Every character begins to look like they suffer from reserve aging.
But like I said, the characterization is brilliant. I love everyone in this show. Even the messed up psychopat characters.
All around, pretty good, it could work out in time. If the asshole ever releases it.