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Record Of Ragnarok Season 2 Release Date, Characters, And Plot - What We Know So Far

It hasn't been on Netflix long, but "Record of Ragnarok" is already proving to be a hit for the streamer. The first season hit Netflix on June 17 (via The Cinemaholic), and some fans have already binged their way through the series and are eager to hear more about what comes next for the show's central characters. 

The fantasy-action series takes a fairly high-concept premise and turns it into a classic martial arts-style tournament. In the world of "Record of Ragnarok," the gods assemble every 1,000 years to determine the fate of humanity, and this time around, they decide that humanity is irredeemable and must be destroyed. 

After a plea from the Valkyrie Brunhilde, however, the gods decide to give humanity one last chance. If 13 notable figures from throughout human history can defeat 13 of the universe's most powerful gods in battle, they'll be allowed to survive. To even the odds, the humans even get to use a Valkyrie that can transform into a highly useful weapon. 

When's the release date for Season 2 of Record of Ragnarok?

There are plenty of incredible fights in the first season of "Record of Ragnarok," but the show leaves viewers hanging at the end. As of yet, "Record of Ragnarok" has not been renewed for a second season. Given how recently the first one was released, though, it's not exactly surprising that the show has yet to be greenlit for more seasons.

If the series is renewed, it may be a year or more before more episodes of the show are available to stream. "Record of Ragnarok" is based on a manga of the same name by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, and the manga is not yet complete either. As a result, the series may want to make sure that it tracks closely with the story it's being adapted from. If future seasons come, there may be fairly long waits between them.

Which characters will appear in Season 2 of Record of Ragnarok?

The first season of "Record of Ragnarok" has already depicted three of the battles that will ultimately decide the fate of humanity. In the first, Thor faced off against and ultimately defeated Lu Bu, a military general and warlord from the Han Dynasty in China. The gods scored another victory in the battle between Zeus and Adam, the first man, and humanity scored its first win when Kojiro Sasaki, a famous Japanese swordsman, beat out Poseidon. 

If the series continues to follow the events of the manga, the second season will prominently feature the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper, as well as Raiden Tameemon, a highly-rated Japanese sumo wrestler, and none other than Buddha himself on the human side.

On the gods' side, the Greek demigod Hercules, Shiva, the four-armed Hindu god of destruction, and Bishamonten, one of the four heavenly gods of Buddhism, will take the ring. 

What will the plot of Season 2 of Record of Ragnarok be?

Thankfully, the setup for "Record of Ragnarok" is remarkably straightforward. Based on what happens in the manga, the next matchup will be between Jack the Ripper and Hercules. From there, Raiden Tameemon will take on Shiva and Buddha will take on Bishamonten. 

The first season contained a total of three fights, and it seems possible that the second season will follow suit. Humanity has to win seven total fights to save itself from total destruction, and they're already down by one. If the fighting goes all the way to the 13th matchup, the show could conceivably last for at least two more seasons after its second. 

"Record of Ragnarok" isn't likely to return for roughly a year, but until then, fans can rewatch the first season as much as they want on Netflix. What's more, they can speculate about all the gods and humans that have not yet been paired up to battle in the ring.