Record of Ragnarok (Episode 5) – FILE No. 00000000001

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Thor was victorious and Lu Bu was dead. However, Brunhilde had no time to mourn him or her sister as the second bout was imminent. But who would she choose to fight for humanity when her strongest warrior was defeated?

Record of Ragnarok (Episode 5) – FILE No. 00000000001

What happened?

With Lu Bu defeated, his army and Red Hare charged Thor asking to be reunited with their lord. As a favour to Lu Bu, Thor complied with their request. Their souls were shattered along with Lu Bu and Randgriz never to be restored. Goll was devastated at the loss of her sister and was troubled by Brunhilde’s lack of compassion. However, this was a battle for the fate of humanity, there was no time for despair. She needed to select her next fighter.

After some deliberation, she picked someone who truly hated the gods. Someone that would bring a level of rancour previously unseen. She chose the first man, Adam. He entered the arena and caused quite the stir among the humans and gods. Every Aphrodite was enchanted. However, there was then a last-minute switch to the lineup as Adam’s opponent was announced. He would face the god of god – Zeus!

Record of Ragnarok Episode 5 Thor mourns Lu Bu

What did you think?

This was an episode filled with spectacular faces from Brunhilde and little else. I can’t believe this was the fifth episode in a twelve-episode season of a battle anime and there has only been one fight I also find the idea of Adam as a warrior to be quite hilarious and not just because he was white with blue eyes and blonde hair…

Not to mention the bizarre introduction for Zeus with a 3D animated Hermes playing the violin. It was a very strange moment and Goll and Brunhilde captured my feelings perfectly. It’s getting hard to tell whether this series is trying to take itself seriously or not. The first fight was pretty serious, but this one feels like it’s going to be a parody. I’m not sure what to think anymore.

Record of Ragnarok Episode 5 Brunhilde discovers Zeus will fight second

What have you learnt?

I’m not even sure where the time went in this episode. Was it mostly Zeus’ introduction? Either way, it was pretty boring. Even Thor massacring Lu Bu’s army with a single strike didn’t manage to save it. I’m not sure what can save it, especially as we’re now looking at the next fight being broken up with flashbacks of Adam and Zeus.

I’ve made it this far and will continue to the end, but I’m definitely watching it more out of morbid curiosity now than hoping to learn anything from it. I’m just hoping the fights step it up a little and at least make it a bit of a spectacle.

Record of Ragnarok Episode 5 Brunhilde concerned

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