Alright, so I am introducing a new concept since I mentioned that I love anime so much. This will be the first review on anime that I will do. Hence why it is called ‘ani-view’. The first anime I will be reviewing is called “Mythical Detective Loki: Ragnarok.” It was the first official anime I ever watched. I stumbled on it when I was exploring Hulu, and since it said ‘Loki’ (and I love Loki), I was curious. The anime is about Loki, the Norse God of Mischief. He has been cast out of Asgard and down to Midgard in the body of a child. So, he blends in. He starts a detective agency, with his butler, Yamino (actually one of his sons, Jormungandr, the Midgard Serpent); and a silly mortal girl, Mayura.
The adventures they go on always center around Norse myths, as other gods and monsters enter the human world. However, Loki and Yamino have to keep Mayura in the dark at all times. They cross paths with Thor, now called Narugami, who has to work an array of part-time jobs in order to pay rent on his apartment. The cases are always dangerous and quirky, and Loki’s relationship with Mayura is fascinating.
Several times, Odin (who never actually makes an appearance) sends others to kill Loki. He originally sens Thor (Narugami), to kill Loki, but he refuses when he realizes that Loki is no threat as a child. After him, Heimdall, the Watcher God, attempts to kill Loki for revenge for his missing eye. His threat against Loki targets Mayura once or twice, which does not sit well with Loki. After failing many times, Heimdall and Loki come to an understanding. Next, he sends Wyrd, Verdandi, and Skuld, the Norse Goddesses of Fate. They each take turns trying to kill him, and each time they fail. Eventually, they also realize that it is an exercise in futility. Finally, one more person attempts to kill Loki, but it is not at the behest of Odin. It is more personal as it is Hela, Loki’s only daughter. Her motives are vague at first, but after a while, it is revealed that she is unhappy about the neglect she believes she suffered at his hands.
The battle they could have had was averted because Loki chose to deal with her alone. Spoiler alert! She dies in his arms, content that he did love her.
All in all, the anime was a good anime to start out with. I enjoyed it and was upset when they did not make a second season (typical). Especially since they left the first season with a very obvious lead into ‘a’ second season. One of these years at Tekko, I will have to dress as Loki from this anime, and see if anybody recognizes me. 😉
If you ever watch anime and haven’t seen it, or would like to watch anime, I do recommend “Mythical Detective Loki: Ragnarok”.
And on that note, it’s been real!