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  • Series: Ragnarok (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: TokyoPop; Gph edition (May 21, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931514739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931514736
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,602,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fates Puppet on June 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is fairly interesting though slightly difficult to follow. Like many first books in a series, this one takes strides to introduce the main players, and still tell a compelling story. In this way it does a great job. This book introduces the reader to a fairly fantastical world filled with giant monster, evil sorcerers, great warriors, and the ever-present scheming villain.
The drawings are filled with action, and the details on the characters are wonderful. My only gripe is the pacing of some of the pages. This books sometimes goes on for a couple of pages without any dialog. This is great for the action scenes, but also makes it somewhat difficult to follow. Did the giant explosion happen before or after the sword swing? This isn't a huge problem, but I had to take it into account.
When its all said and done, though, I definitely plan on picking up the new additions as they come out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sesho on May 6, 2004
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Schneider on September 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
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!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "trippee1" on January 11, 2003
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A great series with an engaging story and lots of action. My only gripe is that the translator (Richard Knaak) did a mediocre job of translating some text and phrases in certain scenes that just don't fit. The "sound-fx" text also was pretty bad. I.E. Hop, hop, hop...what is that?
Also, I remember reading an earlier preview from someone saying that this was quote "...an awesome manga..." technically it's a Korean comic in which they call it manwha in their language. Manga is comic for Japanese.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 25, 2004
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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.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 2003
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I really liked this manga although it wasn't published in true manga style.I had been playing ragnarok online for quite some time and so when the manga came out i just had to pick it up. After about the first few chapers i was hooked. I really really enjoyed how they incorperated the game by showing the statistics in the front. It was awesome comparing your characters from the game to the characters in the story. I think the best part about this manga is it norse mythology. Also if you have played the game two of the main characters are also the gameservers (online rpg) chaos and loki which was also really kool.
i highly reccommend this manga if your looking for someing to read. The story line great with some kool characters. Definitly in my top 20 list for best action/fantasy manga so read it at your local borders or where they sell manga 2 see if you like it. latas peace out
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