After Urusai Yatsura, Bastard!! Part 1 anime returned on Netflix on 30th June 2022. Dark Schneider was confirmed for 24 episodes. The first 13 episodes of Bastard!! streamed on Netflix in bulk while the remaining 11 episodes of Bastard! Part 2 were announced to arrive on the platform in Fall 2022. It was earlier rightly speculated that the original manga has 27 volumes and there are chances of more than one season or split cour of the anime.
The time has now right arrived to go back to the Kingdom of Metallica! Bastard! Part 2 – The dark God of destruction has got an official release date. BASTARD!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will get episodes 13- 24 to debut on Netflix in mid-September.
Bastard!! used to be one of Shueisha’s most popular manga in the 2000s with over 30 million copies in circulation. The series is written and illustrated by Kazushi Hagiwara and was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1988 and then later continued in Ultra Jump. The manga came to an end in 2010 and was collected into 27 volumes.
There was an Original Video Animation (OVA) for the series in 1992. With only 6 episodes, the previous anime adaptation was shadowed by the popularity of the manga. The anime series was not super popular among fans with only 6.7/10 on My Anime List!
What is Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaisha About?
Bastard is set in a dark fantasy world with sorcery and swords and all the aspects of a gritty and brutal world. The Kingdom of Metallicana is threatened by the Four Lords of Havoc. Ninja Master Gara, Kall-Su, the thunder empress Nei Arshes and the dark priest Abigail.
As it so happens, the high priest of the Kingdom of Metallica sees no other way but to awaken a legendary wizard from his slumber to try to protect the Kingdom from this invasion. The High Priest asks his daughter Tia Noto Yoko to wake Dark Schnieder, one of the Havoc Riders who was allied with the villains that presently threaten the kingdom. The Havoc Riders were formidable and feared across the lands in their years of conquest.
Dark Schneider’s plan was to rule all the lands and have all the women in the world. 15 years prior to these times, he had a massive army of warriors and wizards at his disposal. Now, he is reawakened in the body of 14-year-old Luche Renren and tasked with the protection of the four kingdoms that house the seals that keep the God of Destruction at bay.
Bastard!! is returning after over a decade and fans are surprised in the best possible way. Reddit threads expressed absolutely no hope of this series returning despite the manga being wildly popular. Now that the any is being remade, there may be more series like this and Urusai Yatsura that will be brought to present fans.
When will Bastard Episode 14 release on Netflix?
Bastard ‘s Release !! – The dark God of destruction on Netflix has been mired into controversy. Nonetheless, the anime of 1992/1993 OAV remake was successful in keeping its fans happy and excited for the return of Bastard! Part 2. In a week, the battle between the wizard Dark Schneider and the Knights of Chaos will get a kickstart, pushing the adrenaline once again.
Netflix has tweeted the Bastard Episode 14 release date. All the 11 episodes will drop on Thursday, 15th September.
The release announcement of Bastard! Part 2 anime from LIDEN FILMS, the studio behind Tokyo Revengers, was accompanied by a teaser trailer. The narrative soars the temperature high with visual of universe of disarray, swords and witchcraft.
It’s the time to again enter into the Kingdom of Metallicana overpowered by monsters from hell, the wizards of the kingdom are forced to awaken the ancient evil sorcerer Dark Schneider.
Where to Watch the Bastard! Part 2 Anime Adaptation?
The new adaptation for Bastard!! Part 1 and Part 2 will be Netflix exclusive release in 2022. This means that there will be a simultaneous international release for the anime that will be exclusive to Netflix much like series Great Pretender.
There is also a special program on YouTube and Bilibili featuring the cast and director of the upcoming series on February 10 at 8 PM JST. If you want to catch up on the 1992 OVA, all 6 episodes are also available on YouTube!
When can you watch Bastard Episode 14-24 on Netflix?
As per the norms, Netflix usually airs new shows at 12 AM PDT (Pacific Timing). Expect Bastard Episode 13 to premiere on Netflix in different parts of the world as per the below schedule.
Pacific Standard time – 12:00 AM PST Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (America)
Central Standard time – 2:00 AM CST Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (America)
Eastern Standard time – 3:00 AM EST Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (America)
British Time- 8:00 AM GMT Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (UK)
Central European Time- 9:00 AM CET Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (Europe)
Australia Time- 4:30 PM ADHT Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (Australia)
New Zealand Time- 7:45 PM NZDT Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (New Zealand)
India Time- 12:30 PM IST Thursday, September 15th, 2022 (India)
Make a note that there can be a probability of release time to vary depending on Netflix’s schedule.
Bastard!! Anime Characters, Cast and Staff
With announcements are reveals slowly flowing in, some of the main cast for the upcoming anime has been announced! The present voice cast for Bastard!! includes:
- Kisho Taniyama as Dark Schneider
- Tomori Kusunoki as Tia Noto Yoko
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Gara
- Yoko Hikasa as Arshes Nei
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Lars
- Ari Ozawa as Sen Ari
- Shizuka Itou as Kai Harn and finally
- Takehito Koyasu will play Di-Amon
LIDEN Films, best known for Berserk and Tokyo Revengers, will be working on the anime adaptation. Takaharu Ozaki is the director, Sayaka ONo is the character designer, Yasunori Ebi is the sound designer, Yousuke Kuroda is the series composer and Yasaharu Takanashi is the music composer for the series.
FAQs – Bastard!! Anime Adaptation Edition
Q. Is Bastard!! popular?
A. Bastard!! is considered one of the most popular manga from Shueisha with Over 30 million copies in circulation in 2007. On the other hand, the anime series that was released as a 6-episode OVA in 1992 did not do very well among fans. All the more reason to look forward to a more nuanced adaptation of the series!
Q. Will there be a Bastard!! Season 2?
After the release of Bastard! Part 2 on 15th September, the renewal to Bastard!! Season 2 will boil down the response it receives from fans. The demand for a Bastard return will decide whether it will renewed for a second season in 2023. The reboot on Netflix will be governed by the viewership that has dwindled in the past episodes.
There is no dearth of source material from the original manga series that is still to be adapted into future episodes and seasons. The source material left to be adapted is sufficient enough to cover 3 more seasons of Bastard: Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy.
Q. Is there a Bastard! Part 2 anime trailer yet?
A. Warner Bros. Japan unveiled a teaser PV for the Bastard! Part 2 anime of the manga written and illustrated by Kazushi Hagiwara, Bastard !!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Bastard !!: Ankoku no Hakaishin).
While making announcement of the debut date and sharing a new PW, the tweet read that
An army of corruption led by Abigail…
Please look forward to the outcome of the fierce battle with the nemesis Abigail
“BASTARD!! -Dark God of Destruction-” New episodes 14-24
Worldwide distribution starts on Netflix from Thursday, September 15
Check out the Bastard! Part 2 anime trailer
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