The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

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The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar light novel vol 1.jpg
The cover of the first light novel volume.
百錬の覇王と聖約の戦乙女
(Hyakuren no Haō to Seiyaku no Valkyria)
Light novel
Written bySeiichi Takayama
Illustrated byYukisan
Published byHobby Japan
English publisher
DemographicMale
ImprintHJ Bunko
Original runAugust 1, 2013 – present
Volumes17
Manga
Written byChany
Published byHobby Japan
DemographicShōnen
ImprintHJ Comics
Original run2015 – present
Volumes4
Anime television series
Directed byKōsuke Kobayashi
Produced byDaiki Meguro
Takaya Ibira
Makoto Kuwabara
Hideyuki Saida
Kenji Gotou
Masaaki Yokota
Written byNatsuko Takahashi
Music byKouta Yokoseki
StudioEMT Squared
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, AT-X
Original run July 8, 2018 September 23, 2018
Episodes12
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The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar (Japanese: 百錬の覇王と聖約の戦乙女ヴァルキュリア, Hepburn: Hyakuren no Haō to Seiyaku no Varukyuria, literally "Well-tempered high king and valkyrie of covenant") is a Japanese light novel series written by Seiichi Takayama and illustrated by Yukisan. The series is published in English by J-Novel Club. Chany is serializing a manga adaptation on Hobby Japan's website. An anime television series adaptation by EMT Squared aired from July 8 to September 23, 2018

Plot[edit]

Yuuto Suoh is a normal high school student who is knowledgeable about urban legends. In order to prove one of these legends, he and his childhood friend Mitsuki Shimoya visit a local shrine nearby. However, while using his solar-powered smartphone to take a picture of himself next to the shrine's divine mirror, he gets mysteriously transported to another world called Yggdrasil.

This new world he arrives in is heavily steeped in Norse mythology. He also finds that many people fight each other over land domination. Yuuto is later taken in by the so-called Wolf Clan, a group of people with weak military tactics. Using the knowledge of military tactics he gained from school and his smartphone, he gradually makes the Wolf Clan rise to prominence. In turn, he also gains the affection of a group of magic-wielding warrior maidens known as the Einherjar.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Yuuto Suoh (周防勇斗, Suō Yuuto)
Voiced by: Kōdai Sakai[1] (Japanese); Brandon McInnis[2] (English)
A high school student who accidentally transported himself to the world of Yggdrasil when he took a selfie in front of a divine mirror. Afterwards, he became the patriarch of the Wolf Clan and used his knowledge of the 21st century to update their Bronze Age technology. Despite not having any unique abilities, he is a skilled commander by imitating tactics from famous conquerors, though he considers this to be mere "cheats".
Felicia (フェリシア, Ferishia)
Voiced by: Rie Suegara[1] (Japanese); Bryn Apprill[2] (English)
One of the Wolf Clan's Einherjars and Yuuto's sworn younger sister. She fights using a whip and her rune allows her to move at super human speeds. She also secretly harbors a crush on Yuuto, taking every opportunity to seduce him with her beauty.
Sigrun (ジークルーネ, Jīkurūne)
Voiced by: Arisa Date[1] (Japanese); Amanda Lee[2] (English)
One of the Wolf Clan's Einherjars and Yuuto's sworn daughter. She fights using a katana given to her by Yuuto and her rune enhances her strength. She greatly admires Yuuto, desiring his praise and causing her to be very protective of him. This eventually causes her to develop feelings for him.

Supporting characters[edit]

Ingrid (イングリット, Inguritto)
Voiced by: Maki Kawase[1] (Japanese); Felecia Angelle[2] (English)
One of the Wolf Clan's Einherjars and Yuuto's sworn daughter. Her rune gives her master-class blacksmith skills. She has a crush on Yuuto and often misinterprets the meaning behind his words as him wanting to have intercourse with her.
Linnea (リネーア, Rinēa)
Voiced by: Kanon Takao[3] (Japanese); Jad Saxton[2] (English)
The patriarch of the Horn Clan who became Yuuto's sworn younger sister after her clan was conquered by the Wolf Clan. She is a hereditary patriarch, which is illegal in the technocratic Yggdrasil. Considering herself unworthy to lead, she proposed to marry Yuuto and unify their clans with him as patriarch. Despite her proposal being diplomatic, she eventually develops a genuine affection for him.
Mitsuki Shimoya (志百家美月, Shimoya Mitsuki)
Voiced by: Aya Uchida[1] (Japanese); Lara Woodhull[2] (English)
Yuuto's childhood friend whom he has a crush on. She is able to call Yuuto using the phone he still possesses while he is close to the divine mirror that summoned him to Yggdrasil. When Yuuto is returned to the 21st century, while she is ecstatic, it doesn't take long for Mitsuki to realize Yuuto wants to go back, so she resolved to go with him. After managing to convince Yuuto that she won't back down on her resolution, she accepts Yuuto's marriage proposal.
Albertina (アルベルティーナ, Aruberutīna)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[4] (Japanese); Monica Rial[5] (English)
One of the princesses of the Claw Clan and the older twin sister of Christina. In contrast to her sister, she is innocent and slow-minded. She is an Einherjar whose rune allows her to move at superhuman speeds and conceal her presence a little, making her an excellent assassin. She became Yuuto sworn daughter merely because her sister did so as well.
Christina (クリスティーナ, Kurisutīna)
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu[4] (Japanese); Kate Bristol[5] (English)
One of the princesses of the Claw Clan and the younger twin sister of Albertina. In contrast to her sister, she is mischievous and intelligent. She is an Eingerjar whose rune allows her to conceal her presence and increase her speed a little, which, along with her information gathering skills, makes her an excellent spy. She became Yuuto's sworn daughter due to her respecting his leadership skills.

Media[edit]

Light novel[edit]

The light novels are written by Seiichi Takayama and illustrated by Yukisan. Hobby Japan published the first novel in August 2013.[6] Digital publisher J-Novel Club licensed the series for an English release, and published the first four chapters on January 27, 2018.[6]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 August 1, 2013[7]ISBN 978-4-7986-0654-5March 17, 2018[8]
2 November 1, 2013[9]ISBN 978-4-7986-0704-7May 28, 2018[10]
3 February 1, 2014[11]ISBN 978-4-7986-0747-4September 3, 2018[12]
4 May 1, 2014[13]ISBN 978-4-7986-0812-9November 5, 2018[14]
5 September 1, 2014[15]ISBN 978-4-7986-0871-6January 7, 2019[16]
6 November 1, 2014[17]ISBN 978-4-7986-0910-2March 12, 2019[18]
7 February 28, 2015[19]ISBN 978-4-7986-0956-0
8 July 1, 2015[20]ISBN 978-4-7986-1043-6
9 December 1, 2015[21]ISBN 978-4-7986-1109-9
10 March 1, 2016[22]ISBN 978-4-7986-1187-7
11 July 1, 2016[23]ISBN 978-4-7986-1255-3
12 November 1, 2016[24]ISBN 978-4-7986-1321-5
13 July 1, 2017[25]ISBN 978-4-7986-1476-2
14 November 1, 2017[26]ISBN 978-4-7986-1562-2
15 March 31, 2018[27]ISBN 978-4-7986-1674-2
16 June 30, 2018[28]ISBN 978-4-7986-1722-0
17 March 1, 2019[29]ISBN 978-4-7986-1787-9


Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation by Chany is serialized on Hobby Japan's website since 2015.[6]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 October 27, 2015[30]ISBN 978-4798611044
2 July 27, 2016[31]ISBN 978-4798612607
3 June 27, 2017[32]ISBN 978-4798614540
4 June 27, 2018[33]ISBN 978-4798617176

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation aired from July 8 to September 23, 2018 and broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11.[34][a] The series is directed by Kōsuke Kobayashi and written by Natsuko Takahashi, with animation by studio EMT Squared.[36] Mariko Ito served as the series' character designer and also as chief animation director alongside Miyako Yatsu.[36] Aya Uchida performed the opening theme song "Bright way", and petit milady performed the ending theme song "Sekaijū ga Koi o Suru Yoru" (世界中が恋をする夜).[4][37] The series is simulcast by Crunchyroll, who also co-produced the series.[38] Funimation produced the English dub.[39] The series ran for 12 episodes.[40]

No. Title[b] Original air date[41]
1"The Oath of the Chalice"
Transcription: "Sakazuki no Chikai" (Japanese: 盃の誓い)
July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)
Yuuto Suoh, a young man who was transported to the world of Yggdrasil and became the patriarch of the Wolf Clan, leads his people into war with the Horn Clan alongside one of his Einherjars, Felicia. Using phalanx formations, which Yuuto knows about due to his knowledge of the 21st Century, the Wolf Clan overpowers the Horn Clan. The battle ends in the Wolf Clan's victory when another of their Einherjars, Sigrun, captures the Horn Clan's patriarch, Linnea. Yuuto then threatens to burn the Horn Clan's capital to force her to become his sworn little sister, making her his vassal. After the battle, Yuuto contacts his childhood friend, Mitsuki Shimoya, in the 21st Century using the cellphone he still possesses. Later, Yuuto and Linnea attend a ceremony where she becomes his sworn little sister. However, Yuuto then receives news that the Horn Clan is being invaded by the Hoof Clan, prompting him to come to their aid.
2"Tactics of the Wolf"
Transcription: "Ōkami no Senjutsu" (Japanese: 狼の戦術)
July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
The Wolf Clan agrees to aid the Horn Clan in their conflict with the Hoof Clan. Yuuto has Sigrun perform nightly cavalry raids on the Hoof Clan's camps, depriving them of sleep and causing them to be exhausted during the battle. The Hoof Clan's patriarch, YNGVI, attempts to flank the Wolf Clan's phalanx formations, but he is intercepted by Sigrun and killed. Thus ending the battle with the Wolf and Horn Clan's victory. Later, Linnea reveals that she is hereditary patriarch, which is illegal in the technocratic Yggdrasil. Believing herself unworthy to lead, she proposes to marry Yuuto, uniting their Clans with him as patriarch. However, despite Felicia going over the advantages of this, Yuuto cannot bring himself to accept. Later, a young man arrives at the Wolf Clan's capital.
3"Twin Runes and Twin Sisters"
Transcription: "Sō Mon to Futago" (Japanese: 双紋と双子)
July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)
The Wolf and Horn Clans celebrate their victory over the Hoof Clan when Steinthor, the patriarch of the Lightning Clan as well as an Einherjar with two runes and the murderer of the Horn Clan's previous patriarch, arrives unannounced. He and Yuuto have a brief face-to-face after which he peacefully leaves. After the celebration, Yuuto contacts Mitsuki, who scolts him for not calling in for such a long time. Later, Yuuto is visited by twin princesses of the Claw Clan, Albertina and Christina, who came to him with a marriage proposal. However, Yuuto rejects them and Christina reveals that it just a test. She then reveals that she and her sister wish to become his sworn daughters as they had deemed him to be the greatest patriarch in Yggdrasil.
4"Steel is Tempered One Hundred Times"
Transcription: "Hyakuren seikō" (Japanese: 百錬成鋼)
July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)
Yuuto and Felicia visit a Horn Clan city, escorted by Albertina and Christina. The city's inhabitants were unwilling to accept their subjection by the Wolf Clan and refused to execute their policies. Luckily, Linnea was there and convinced the people to try crop change. Linnea later confronts Yuuto about her marriage proposal, which he respectfully rejects. When asked why, he tells her about him being from the 21st Century and that he has a crush on Mitsuki. He is then informed that the Lightning Clan is preparing for war against the Wolf Clan. While Albertina and Christina volunteer to spy on the Lightning Clan, Yuuto does research on Steinthor and learns that he is actually a "brave fool" who can only use brute force, causing him to vow not to lose to him.
5"The Lion That Devours the Tiger"
Transcription: "Tora o kuu shishi" (Japanese: 虎を食う獅子)
August 5, 2018 (2018-08-05)
The battle between the Wolf and the Lightning Clan begins. The Wolf Clan initially has the adventage with their superior weapons and strategies. Until Steinthor single-handedly turns the tide when he overpowers Sigrun and breaks through the Wolf Clan's phalanx formations, forcing them to retreat. He gives chase and eventually catches up with Yuuto at a river where he fights the Wolf and Horn Clan's Einherjars by himself. While Steinthor is able to hold his own, he and the Lightning Clan are defeated when they get caught in a flood wave caused by Linnea destroying a dam. Yuuto notes that Steinthor was foolish to rely only on his own strength and believes him to be dead. However, he actually survived, but with his army annihilated he is forced to admit defeat.
6"Valkyrie's Day Off"
Transcription: "Sen'otome no Kyūjitsu" (Japanese: 戦乙女の休日)
August 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)
Following the war against the Lightning Clan, Yuuto agrees to take a vacation with Linnea and the Wolf Clan's Einherjars. However, it turned into a disaster when they all try to use the opportunity to seduce him. After the vacation, Sigrun receives a new katana from the Wolf Clan's blacksmith, Ingrid, to replace the one she lost while fighting Steinthor. However, this doesn't erase her shame for losing it in the first place, until Yuuto returns it to her after he found it on a market. Later, the Wolf Clan receives a huge profit by selling glass cups Ingrid made using Yuuto's instructions, which he then uses to fund free education.
7"A Long-Awaited Revenge"
Transcription: "Irō no Hōfuku" (Japanese: 遺恨の報復)
August 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)
Yuuto recalls how he became patriarch: The previous patriarch, Felicia's father Farbauti, named him successor, causing his son and expected successor, Felicia's brother Loptr, to kill him out of spite and flee. Later, Yuuto is informed that the Hoof Clan has been conquered by the Panther Clan using the Wolf Clan's technology. Realizing Loptr is their patriarch, Yuuto attempts to make peace. However, they respond by attacking the Horn Clan, forcing the Wolf Clan to go to war with them. While the Panther Clan is able to surround them, Yuuto protects his forces with war wagons. To break through, Loptr has his Einherjar, Sigyn, turn his soldiers into Berserkers. He then confronts Yuuto, but Felicia holds him off long enough for Sigrun to arrive riding a camel. The camel's scent causes the Panther Clan's cavalry to flee, forcing them to retreat and ending the battle in the Wolf Clan's victory.
8"The Kotatsu and the Empty Bellows"
Transcription: "Kotatsu to Karamawari no Fuigo" (Japanese: こたつと空回りのふいご)
August 26, 2018 (2018-08-26)
9"Beautiful Moon"
Transcription: "Utsukushiki tsuki" (Japanese: 美しき月)
September 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)
In the 21st Century, Mitsuki's friend, Ruri, takes her to her cousin, Saya, hoping that her knowledge of mythology might help them find out more on where Yuuto is. After hearing Mitsuki's story, Saya draws several connections between the world of Yggdrasil and Norse Mythology, with Yuuto being the "Black One" Surtr, who causes the end of the world known as Ragnarok, the Wolf Clan being the "Infamous Wolf" Fenrir and the "Massive Snake" Jörmungandr, both of whom die at Ragnarok, and Steinthor being the "Thunder God" Thor. Mitsuki later informs Yuuto about Yggdrasil's connections to Norse Mythology, after which he goes on a walk with Albertina and Christina to clear his mind. This leads him to a brothel where he meets a girl who strongly resembles Mitsuki.
10"Cornered Wolf"
Transcription: "Oitsumerareta Ookami" (Japanese: 追い詰められた狼)
September 9, 2018 (2018-09-09)
The girl who resembles Mitsuki claims to be Leafa of the Jarl Clan and Yuuto takes her to the Wolf Clan's palace. However, she is soon revealed to actually be Sigrdrífa, the Divine Emperor of the Holy Ásgarðr Empire, the ruling power of Yggdrasil. She also reveals that she knows about the ritual that summoned Yuuto to Yggdrasil, causing him to regain hope of returning home. Later, the Wolf Clan enjoys a New Year banquet. However, afterwards, Yuuto is informed that the Lightning clan has started moving again. The two clans meet on the battlefield and, while Steinthor is able to break through the Wolf Clan's war wagons, Yuuto is able to separate him from his forces. However, at that moment, the Wolf Clan is ambushed by the Panther Clan, leaving Sigrun to face Steinthor by herself.
2"Proof of a Great Ruler"
Transcription: "Haō no Shōmei" (Japanese: 覇王の証明)
September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)
Facing the Panther Clan as well as Lightning Clan and being out of strategies, Yuuto decides to face them head-on after inspiring him men with a speech. Meanwhile, Sigrun is able to defeat Steinthor using a sword technique Yuuto once showed her, causing the Lightning Clan to retreat. As the Wolf Clan begins to overpower the Panther Clan, a desperate Loptr once again has Sigyn turn his men into Berserkers to get to Yuuto. The two then face off in a sword duel, with Yuuto ultimately coming out on top. However, Sigyn then uses her rune to cause Yuuto "break free" from the effects of the Divine Mirror that summoned him to Yggdrasil and fade away, leaving only cellphone behind. He is then transported back to Mitsuki in the 21st Century.
12"A Place to Call Home"
Transcription: "Kaerubeki basho" (Japanese: 帰るべき場所)
September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The series premiered on July 7, 2018 at 25:30, which is the same as July 8 at 1:30 AM.[35]
  2. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

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