Warner Bros announced that Japan’s dark fantasy animated series “Bastard!! – Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy” is entering its second season this year. The next season will premiere on Netflix worldwide and will be officially titled BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Requiem of Hell Arc.
“Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy” is based on a manga written by Kazushi Hagiwara published in 1988. Directed by Takaharu Ozaki, the Japanese anime series tells the story of the kingdom of Meta-llicana, who seeks help from an unstable Dark Wizard when evil forces attempt to revive Anthrasax, the god of destruction.
The series’ first season was an international success, with the first 13 episodes premiering worldwide on Netflix on June 30, 2022. In the two weeks from June 26th to July 10th, it recorded 18.28 million hours, making it one of the top 10 in the world.
Bastard Anime Season 2 Release Date
The good news is that Bastards: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will return later this year with Bastards Season 2, but no official release date has been announced yet. It will be a continuation of the first season and not a completely new second season.
Whether or not Bastards will return for an official second season after Season 1 Part 2 in 2023 and later this year could depend on how well the show is received by audiences.
Bastard Anime Season 2 Teaser Trailer Below:
What is Bastard Anime about?
bastard!! Set 400 years later in a post-apocalyptic Earth, with the apocalypse taking place in the present day. “400 years after the collapse of modern civilization, the world was ruled by the chaos of swords and magic.”
The Dark Rebel Army, which plans to revive the God of Destruction, Anthrasax, a dark rebel army that continues to expand its power with the aim of conquering the world, led by the Four God Kings, who boast overwhelming strength.
In order to save the Meta-llicana kingdom, Tia Noto Yoko, the daughter of the high priest, decides to revive the ancient great wizard who once plotted to rule the world and was sealed by her childhood friend, Lucien Renlen. Only a virgin maiden’s kiss can break the seal. Faced with imminent danger, in the moment Yoko put her lips to Lucien’s, a dark and powerful energy filled the air. The strongest, and most handsome protagonist, the great Dark wizard Schneider, is finally back.
Where can I watch Bastard anime?
You can watch the first season of Bastards anime on streaming websites like Netflix and Crunchyroll.