Bastard: Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy anime received the first trailer, after a special stream dedicated to the upcoming Netflix anime. The anime will have 24 episodes, that will stream worldwide later this year. In addition to the episode count and a trailer, the additional cast has also been revealed, along with theme song information.
Coldrain is performing the opening theme song, with Tielle on the ending theme. Kanae Ito (Lucien Renlen), Kensho Ono (Kall-Su), Nao Toyama (Sheila Tuel Meta-Ilicana), and Tomokazu Sugita (Abigail) are joining the cast.
Studio LIDEN FILMS is animating the series. Takaharu Ozaki (Goblin Slayer) is directing the anime, with Sayaka Ono on character designs. Yosuke Kuroda is doing the series composition, and Yasuharu Takanashi is on music. The previously announced cast includes Kisho Taniyama as Dark Schneider, Tomori Kusunoki as Tia Noto Yoko, Hiroki Yasumoto as Gara, and Yoko Hikasa as Arshes Nei.
Kazushi Hagiwara’s manga started serialization in 1988 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. In 2000 it moved it Ultra Jump, where it stayed until 2010 when it went on hiatus. The series has a total of 27 volumes the last one of which was published in 2012. Viz Media licensed 19 volumes in English. Six-episode Bastard!! OVA by studio AIC was released throughout 1992 and 1993.
The kingdom of Metallicana is under siege by evil armies of monsters. The desperate defenders turn to a legend that a virgin’s kiss may awaken the wizard “Dark Schneider” from his slumber inside the innocent boy Lucien. Thanks to his sister Yoko, Lucien metamorphoses into the powerful, lecherous wizard. With demons, dragons, and other dark forces roaming the land, and Dark Schneider barely under control, the question remains: will Metallicana ever know a lasting peace?Volume 1 Synopsis, Viz Media
Source: Comic Natalie
©Kazushi Hagiwara/Shueisha, BASTARD!! Project