Matantei Loki Ragnarok



Written by

Sakura Kinoshita

Published by

Square Enix




Monthly Shonen Gangan

Original run

August 2002- December 2003

Volumes 7

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 The Mythical Detective Ragnarok  (魔探偵ロキ RAGNAROK Matantei Loki Ragnarok, lit. Demon Detective Ragnarok) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated  by Sakura Kinoshita (桜木下).Started from December 2002, Matantei Loki Ragnarok is about God of Mishief Loki, who was exiled from the human world, by the God Odin.

 The Series is serialized in Monthly Gangan Magazine and an anime adaption produced by Studio Deen began  on April 5 2003 and ended in September 27 2003.


  Loki, the Norse god of mischief, has been exiled to the human world by the god Odin for reasons that he doesn't understand. Along with being exiled, Loki is forced to take the form of a human child, and the only way he can return to the realm of the gods is by collecting the evil auras which take over human hearts. In order to do this, he starts a detective agency which specializes in the paranormal. Loki is assisted by his loyal companion Yamino and the pair are soon joined by a human girl named Mayura who is manic for mysteries and often unwittingly assists him in catching the auras. As time passes, however, other Norse gods and characters appear, some of whom befriend Loki and others of whom are intent on assassinating him.


 Main Article: Characters 

 The characters are humans and God/Goddesses, mostly derived from the Norse Greek Mythology 




  The series originally ran in the magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan under the name The Mythical Detective Loki (魔探偵ロキ, Matantei Loki), but Ragnarok was added to the title when the series was purchased by publishing company MAG Garden and moved to Comic Blade magazine. The Mythical Detective Loki was collected in 7 volumes by Gangan Comics, which were later republished by Blade Comics; it has not been officially licensed for US distribution. The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok ran for 5 more volumes, which were published in Japan by Blade Comics, and picked up for translation and English release by ADV MangaChuang Yi has released an English version in Singapore


 The anime has been licensed for English release by Section 23 Films. The anime series is also being broadcast across South America by the anime television network, Animax, under the name Mythical Sleuth Loki.

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