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Hindu U.S. Statesman Releases Statement to Warner Bros. Regarding Record of Ragnarok Anime

posted on by Adriana Hazra

The President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed made a statement on Sunday urging Warner Bros. Japan to "not trivialize" Hindu deity Lord Shiva in its upcoming anime adaptation of Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre) manga.

The anime will debut in 2021.

Masao Ookubo (Onegai My Melody Yū & Ai, Gekijōban PriPara: Mi~nna de Kagayake! Kirarin Star Live) is directing the series at Graphinica. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!, By the Grace of the Gods) is handling the series composition. Masaki Satō is designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) is composing the music. Maximum The Hormone are performing the opening theme song "Kamigami," and SymaG are performing the ending theme song “Fukahi" (Inevitable).

Rajan Zed earlier addressed Coamix and urged the company "not to trivialize Lord Shiva and other highly revered Hindu gods and goddesses in its manga publications."

Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Shūmatsu no Walküre (Record of Ragnarok) manga launched in the Comic Zenon magazine in November 2017 and depicts a character based on Hindu deity Lord Shiva as well as characters based on other figures from Hindu mythology, Greek mythology, the Bible, and Japanese history.

Rajan Zed has previously released statements regarding the depiction of the Hindu deity Krishna in Sega's Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final role-playing video game, the character "Apocalypse" in the X-Men: Apocalypse film, and the depiction of the goddess Kali in the Smite multiplayer online battle arena game.

Source: Press release

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