Item description for Ragnarok #1 by Myong-jin Yi...
Overview In the time when Ragnarok, the fall of the gods, has been predicted to occur, Fenris Fenrir is on a desperate quest to locate the reincarnated Balder, to seek his help in changing the world, before the valkyries find him and civilization is doomed.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date May 21, 2002
ISBN 1931514739 ISBN13 9781931514736 UPC 645573045791
Reviews - What do customers think about Ragnarok #1?
Correction Jan 16, 2007
I think most of what has been said is already pretty relevant. But to correct one flaw, someone mistakenly cited this Manwha (It's Korean made, manga is for Japanese) as being based on the Ragnarok Online MMORPG. This is incorrect, the manga is adapted from the original story.
This happened to be my first manga and I can't reccomend it enough. It blends Norse Mythology nicely with anime themes and takes some traditional Character Concepts and works to break the molds they're set in.
Unfortunately, after the 10 Graphic Novel release Lee has since been on a hiatus to help use his notes and information to develop on the MMORPG, the anime series adapted from said RPG and even a sequel MMORPG. If Lee ever gets back to working on this series, it will truly become something great.
Manga at its finest Sep 7, 2005
This is an action packed anime which also had a very strong background story which deals with Norse Mythology. Anyone interested in Norse Mythology and seeing such a mythology play out in the Japanese anime style should definitely check this book out.
An avid manga reader and anime fan I've been deeply disappointed lately by animes and mangas which were ridden with senseless violence and poor character creation - this anime is something truly special though, I assure you and one thing is for sure: I'm hooked on Ragnarok! For those of you who like Japanese animation, Ragnarok features some of the prettiest artwork for the fantasy/action manga genre I've seen yet.
Fun stuff, give it a read!
Wizard needs food badly... May 11, 2004
Ragnarok is kinda-sorta based on the Korean MMORPG of the same name. This would certainly explain why the cast sounds just like the character line-up for a FF game... The magic user who is a princess, the capricious thief, the steely-eyed assassin, and of course the rugged hero who has the power to save the world from the ENCROACHING DARKNESS (tm)...
To put it mildly, the story is pretty fluffy (Berserk this aint...) But it's still a fun read with some really slick art. If you're looking for a light RPG-esque comic fix then give Ragnarok a spin.
THIS IS NOT THOR May 6, 2004
1000 years ago, the God Balder was killed fighting against the goddess Freya. Now he has been resurrected as the mortal named Chaos, living in the city of Fayon. He is suffering from amnesia and is therefore ignorant of his past and of the forces that are hunting him. He is spending his time being the mentor of the princess of the city, a reckless but potentially powerful cleric named Iris Irine. Freya is seeking the lands with her valkyries in order to destroy him. The valkyrie in charge of the hunt is Sara Irine, who just happens to have a personal grievance against Fayon. Chaos' only hope is if Fenris Fenrir, the reincarnated wolf god can find him before Freya and jog his memory. Chaos and Iris are also befriended by a Lara Croft treasure hunter type named Lidia who is really just a common thief who tags along with them looking for opportunities to steal any magic item she can. There is also the mysterious Skurai, an cursed outlaw whose living sword promises to free him from his bondage if he kills a certain someone in Fayon.
This is a great manga. All of the characters are well drawn and the story smacks of an epic. It's a great setup for volume 2 in which this panorama of characters are going to come into conflict once they all reach the city.
Norse myth manga rocks! Apr 26, 2004
Ragnarok is one of the greatest mangas I ever have read! In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is the end of the world. This series is a great insight on Norse mythology. In it, Fenris (like Fenrir, an offspring of Loki in wolf form, that helped cause Ragnarok) is trying to find Baldur's sword. You also meet Chaos and Iris. Chaos is teaching Iris to be more powerful. Eventually (but not in vol. 1), Iris and Chaos meet Fenris, and try to prevent Ragnarok.