Record of Ragnarok, also known as Shūmatsu no Walküre (終末のワルキューレ, Shūmatsu no Warukyūre, lit. “Valkyrie of the End”), is a Japanese manga series written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika. It began in Coamix’s (formerly also published by Tokuma Shoten) seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Zenon in November 2017. An anime series adaptation by Graphinica is set to premiere in June 2021.
Every 1000 years, the Gods’ Council assembles to decide the fate of humanity. After 7 million years of human history, the gods come to the decision that humans are irredeemable and must go extinct. However, the valkyrie Brunhild proposes to give humanity one last chance to prove their worth and the gods agree to hold the battle of Ragnarok, a tournament with 13 notable humans from across history against 13 of the most powerful gods engaging in duels to the death. Humanity will be spared if their side achieves 7 victories in the competition. To even the odds, each human is granted the assistance of a valkyrie who transforms into a powerful weapon tailored for their user’s combat style called “Volund”, at the risk of losing her life if the user is killed.