The new anime for Kazushi Haguwara's action manga BASTARD!! - Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- just revealed two new cast members for the second season, which is set to premiere on Netflix worldwide sometime in 2023!
Let's check out the new cast members!
Macalpine Strauss - played by Jun Fukuyama
Schen Karr - played by Ryūichi Kijima
Other members of the cast include:
- Kishō Taniyama as Dark Schneider
- Tomori Kusunoki as Tia Noto Yoko
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Gara
- Yōko Hikasa as Arshes Nei
- Kanae Itō as Lucien Renlen
- Tomokazu Sugita as Abigail
- Kensho Ono as Kall-Su
- Nao Tōyama as Sheila Tuel Meta-Ilicana
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Lars
- Ari Ozawa as Sean Ari
- Shizuka Itou as Kai Harn
- Takehito Koyasu as Di-amon
The BASTARD!! anime is being produced at Liden Films and is being directed by Takaharu Ozaki (Goblin Slayer). Yousuke Kuroda, who has written for My Hero Academia and Mobile Suit Gundam 00, is in charge of writing the scripts for the series. Sayaka Ono, better known as CROSS ANGE Rondo from Angel and Dragon, is the one responsible for the character designs. Yasunori Ebina, better known as Naruto, serves as the show's sound director. Yasuharu Takanashi, who has worked on Naruto Shippuden and Fairy Tail, is composing the music for Team-MAX.
Check out the closing theme song for the anime titled "Blessless" performed by Tielle!
In a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by heavy metal fantasy creatures like orcs, lizard men, and other monstrosities, the only thing that can protect humans from these threats is something even more evil. Dark Schneider, a chaotic wizard who had been imprisoned within the body of a young boy for 14 years, is finally freed to battle four powerful generals and their scheme to revive the evil god Anslasax.
About BASTARD!! - Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-
In 1988, Hagiwara debuted the BASTARD!! manga for the first time in Weekly Shonen Jump. Since then, the series has been serialized in an erratic fashion in the magazine and, later, in Ultra Jump beginning in 2001. In March of 2012, Shueisha published the 27th collected book volume of the manga, and there are currently more than 30 million copies of the series in circulation.
Although the BASTARD!! manga had been made available in English by Viz Media, the company decided to stop publishing the series after the 19th volume. The company decided not to publish the 20th volume in English and canceled the release.
From 1992-1993, a six-episode original video anime (OVA) was adapted from the manga. The anime was made available for purchase on home video by Geneon Entertainment, also known as Pioneer.
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