Parents' Guide to

Record of Ragnarok

By jeremy94, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gods and humans clash in arena combat, has graphic violence.

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Despite the over-the-top premise this action anime fails to deliver -- it's plagued by poor pacing, bland characters and a confusing plot. Record of Ragnarok is a show about bloody arena combat. The story is nonsensical, jumps around a lot and there isn't much to take away from the plot. The show starts off with a council of gods deciding humanity must face them in combat if they want a chance at survival. Then in the next sequence we're already witnessing the combat with no explanations about what is going on. Why were these figures chosen to represent humanity? How are they picked from throughout history? How did they get here? Why are they strong enough to fight deities? How do they feel about this situation? Most of these questions go unanswered or are only briefly touched upon. Instead, the focus tries to be all about the action, but even that fails.

Constant cutaways in the middle of combat to show the reactions of unnecessary side characters and combatant flashbacks completely ruin the flow of the action. Many of the characters are uninteresting and flat, they feel like they're only there as punching bags for their opponents. The art and animation are good when done right. Unfortunately, there are many still shots that make the show feel more like a visual novel rather than a proper anime. Overall, Record of Ragnarok doesn't offer anything that other anime series don't already do better.

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