August 9

Record of Ragnarok and popular manga based on history and mythology.


Although often controversial, many anime and manga series are constantly creative with famous mythological and historical characters.

The fact that a series, movie, game is built “based on a true story” is too familiar to the public. Even anime has no shortage of characters that we can easily find in the legends, myths, and history of a certain country.

  1. Record of Ragnarok

First published in the manga magazine Monthly Comic Zenon back in 2017, Record of Ragnarok gained immense popularity just a few years later. This manga series will soon get a manga adaptation and premiere on Netflix in June 2021.

Revolving around famous mythological gods such as the Valkyries of Norse legend, Zeus, Poseidon and other gods of Greek mythology, Record of Ragnarok is an interesting “crossover” between cultures. different in the world. After 7 million years of history, the gods have gathered and decided the fate of humanity must end. However, they still give humans a chance to prove their worth through a battle called Ragnarok. In it, the 13 most famous people in history will fight the 13 most powerful gods, and the fate of humanity will depend on the outcome of this battle.

  1. Innocent

Appearing in Weekly Young Jump since January 2013, Innocent is a popular manga series with action and characters inspired by real life. Specifically, it revolves around the Sanson executioner family in France before the historic revolution in this country. Innocent’s central characters are none other than Charles-Henri Sanson and Marie-Joseph Sanson.

Contrary to the usual bright manga with historical themes, Innocent offers a realistic picture to the horror, tragedies and temptations of the lives of lavish French aristocrats. If you are a lover of historical characters or events, then Innocent is a manga that you cannot ignore.

  1. Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin is a great manga and anime series created by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Set in the early years of the Meiji period in Japan, Rurouni Kenshin revolves around Himura Kenshin, an extremely skilled swordsman. According to author Nobuhiro Watsuki, he used historical figures and famous fictional characters to create Rurouni Kenshin. An example is Saito Hajime, a famous historical figure of the Meiji period.

  1. Moriarty the Patriot

The birth of Sherlock Holmes has inspired many detective manga and anime, including Moriarty the Patriot. In this manga series, we explore the mysterious detective world of Sherlock Holmes through the beautiful drawings of Hikaru Miyoshi. The series focuses on Holmes’s youth and the enemies the detective must confront, including math prodigy William James Moriarty.


comic, legend, Manga

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