On the official site for the new anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Kazushi Hagiwara, bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin), the production of a second season of the project was announced. This second season will be titled bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy – Requiem of Hell Arc (Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin – Jigoku no Chinkonka-hen) and is scheduled to premiere sometime this year in Japan.
The press release revealed new members of the voice cast for this second season, including:
- Takuma Terashima like Joshua Berahia.
- shō hayami like Nils John Mifune.
- Junichi Suwabe like Yngwei von Mattstrom.
- koji yusa as Zion Sol Vanderberg.
The first season of this anime adaptation had a total of twenty-four episodes, released in two parts within the platform. Netflix in 2022. For his part, Hagiwara published the original manga in the magazine Ultra Jump from the publisher Shueisha between October 1987 and May 2010, compiling the work in a total of twenty-seven volumes. The work inspired an anime adaptation in OVA format of six episodes produced by the studios AICunder the direction of Katsuhiro Akiyama and scripts written by Hiroshi Yamaguchireleased in August 1992.
- takaharu ozaki (goblin slayer) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios LIDEN FILMS.
- Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Sayaka Ono (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon) is in charge of character design.
- Yasunori Ebi (Naruto) takes care of sound direction while Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippuden, Fairy Tail) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Synopsis for Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy
The kingdom of Metallicana is under attack by the Four Lords of Chaos. This group of villains – the ninja master Gara, the deadly thunder empress Nei Arshes, the cold and calculating Kall-Su, and the enigmatic dark priestess Abigail – will stop at nothing to get what they want, even if they leave utter destruction in their path. He passed. High Priest Geo is desperate to help save the kingdom and its people. To do this, he turns to the powerful wizard Dark Schneider, a man who used to be an ally of the villains. Unfortunately, Dark Schneider has his own plans in mind. Will he stop the Four Lords of Chaos or will he join them in their conquest of the world?
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