Last week he played ‘Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre’, and this week Netflix continues with its anime premieres by releasing the second season of ‘Record of Ragnarok’.
the anime about the spectacular tournament between gods and humans It was one of the most viewed of 2021, and we still have a few frantic fights ahead of us. Because every thousand years, the gods decide if humanity deserves to continue living and this time the sieve has not passed… so their last chance is based on humans being able to win seven out of thirteen brutal duels against the most powerful gods.
Place your bets
Up to now we have had great heroes to represent humans, so the series surprised us by showing that the next representative changed registration.
The next match in the tournament has turned the tables on which we were accustomed to in the first season by introducing a kind god with Hercules already a really ruthless human with Jack the Ripper. Perhaps this second season has been taking more chichilla because it introduces us to historical figures and gods perhaps a little more well-known, and It is very interesting to see how the creators of the manga Shinya Umemura, Takumi Fukui and Ajichika have turned their stories around.
As before, in the middle of the fights we have several flashback sequences focused on each combatant. The new chapters have taken a better pace when interspersing drama and action, In fact, if until now the structure of the tournament could be made repetitive, the anime surprises us without fully compromising its fighting facet.
Good start, but derails
The truth is that the first fight in the series is really spectacular, because we also got a bit of power out of blows and enormous powers in favor of still more dirty tricks and conspiracies. Not only that, but also by introducing some elements in CGI it has also been possible to give more dynamism to many scenes.
One of the biggest criticisms of the first season of ‘Record of Ragnarok’ it was its animation, especially since it pulled a lot of that “slide” finish that doesn’t always sit well with anime. If we talk about a comedy series like ‘From yakuza to a househusband’ it can be quite successful, but in an action anime like ‘Record of Ragnarok’ it doesn’t feel so good.
So although it starts off on the right foot, as the season progresses the quality is declining and we find that we have some more static sequences again. In fact, this second anime is divided into two parts, with the first ten chapters now and the next five later, so you don’t have to get too wet to say that Graphinica perhaps it has run out of time during production.
Even so, ‘Record of Ragnarok’ continues to be good entertainment and has gone up a notch with even more drama and building their characters very well beyond a simple fighting anime. The only thing missing is that I wish the animation could have also gone up a level.