Record of Ragnarok is a fighting-themed action anime series released by Netflix in the summer of 2021. Netflix lists dozens of anime every year, and many of them are published under the Netflix main license. Anime lovers are delighted that Netflix frequently features these works from Japanese culture spread all over the world. ‘Record of Ragnarok’, animated by Graphinica and originally released on Netflix on June 17, 2021, was adapted from manga like many other animes. The manga is written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui. As we are used to in many fighting series, the manga of the series, which progresses within the tournament framework, has become one of the most read in Japan. (It is surpassed Kengan Ashura and Baki.) The anime’s first season has already enticed viewers to read the manga. But the real question is, will the anime have a second season in the future?
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What is the plotline of the anime?
Every 1,000 years, the Gods meet in Heaven to decide on the future of Humanity. In short, we can call this meeting the “Human Survival Conference”. But at the last meeting, because of the mistakes made by Humans, the Gods decide that humankind should perish. But one of the gods will oppose this and make an offer to give humankind a last chance. According to this proposal, a struggle called “Ragnarok” will be held between Gods and Humans. In this fight, the winner of 7 of 13 battles will be the champion. Let’s see if Humanity can beat the Gods and say stop to the end.
Will there be a second season of Record of Ragnarok?
Netflix has not shared any information about how many seasons the series will have. On the other hand, at the time of writing, there is no announcement for a second season yet. The renewal of animes depends on some main criteria. We speculated for a new season under these main factors. There is no official news yet, but it looks like the anime will be renewed for a second season. Let’s look at these main criteria together.
Manga status in terms of a second season
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the manga of the anime is written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika. Published in Japan by Tokuma Shoten and Coamix, the series will also meet with readers in English thanks to Viz Media in the coming days. The series published its first volume in Monthly Comic Zenon on November 25, 2017. The good news is that the series is still ongoing. Anime not only makes a profit on its own but also increases manga sales. Also, the continuation of the series means that more source material can be adapted into the anime.
The manga series released its latest volume on June 18, 2021, reaching 11 volumes in total. The anime’s first season covered the manga’s first 5 volumes. It seems that there is almost as much source material as used in the first season. Considering that the manga series is ongoing, there will be no problem regarding source material for a second season. The manga of the series has 7 million copies in circulation as of June 2021, which is really good popularity. The presence of a strong manga behind the anime series strengthens the possibilities for a second season.
Popularity and the other factors
Anime series are for-profit productions, so having a strong distributor like Netflix behind the series keeps it in a good financial position. From this perspective, it is likely that the series has already received sufficient financial support for a second season. It is also highly likely that Netflix will give the series a chance for at least one more season, as the story left many open doors for a second season. When we look at Google searches, we see that it has a higher search volume than other animes released in the same period. One reason is that it is aired on Netflix, but the viewerships look pretty good. When all these details are put together, the probability of a second season is quite high. We saw a phrase as “And Ragnarok continues.” in the first season’s final episode. Although this phrase does not directly refer to a second season, it is increasing hope. We also know that similar types of anime with Baki easily get new season approvals on Netflix.
When is the second season of Record of Ragnarok?
The first season of the series was announced in December 2020 and met with the audience only six months later. The absence of a long time between the announcement and the broadcast means that the series can prepare for a new season in about one year. The Graphinica studio behind the anime is a fairly new studio trying to prove itself. The studio will be as eager as the fans for a new season. Considering the average production and renewal time, the second season of the series will likely meet with the audience in 2022. We will update our article with official updates. Stay tuned.