The bastard!! The release date of Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Part 2 on Netflix was Approved for September 15, 2022, which is nearing the end of the Summer 2022 anime season.
BASTARD!! Part 2 consists of BASTARD!! Episodes 14 to 24. Yes, that means BASTARD!! Season 1 is a split court anime season.
What is a cour, you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the jargon, a “cour” is a three-month television block based on the physical seasons, typically consisting of 10 to 13 episodes.
In a “split-cour,” a single anime season takes a hiatus of several months before televising resumes.
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The bastard!! Part 2 OP (Opening) and ED (Ending) theme song music has not yet been announced.
For the first part, the BASTARD!! OP “Bloody Power Fame” was performed by Coldrain. The bastard!! ED “BESSLESS” was performed by Tielle. (Netflix previously released an uncensored BASTARD!! ED video trailer that is clean but NSFW.)
This article contains everything that is known about BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Part 2 (BASTARD!! Part 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated with news, rumors, and analysis over time. In the meantime, let’s get into what’s known for certain.
The Bastard!!: Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy Manga
The manga The Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy by Kazushi Hagiwara began in 1988. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump before being carried over to Ultra Jump in 2000. The manga was interrupted in 2010 and is still unfinished to this day.
Bastard!! Blending multiple genres, it’s heavily inspired by the eponymous heavy metal and RPG, particularly Dungeons & Dragons. If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, expect adventure, fantasy, and the supernatural galore, topped with catchy heavy metal songs and epic battles.
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The bastard of 2022!! Anime is the second adaptation of the manga. A six episode OVA series adapting the first seven manga volumes was released in 1992 and 1993.
Who makes BASTARD!! Part 2
The producer behind the BASTARD!! Season 1 Part 2 Anime is Warner Bros. Japan and the animation studio is Liden Films. The Japanese animation studio is busy lately for anime TV shows like Blade of the Immortal, Otherside Picnic, Cells At Work! CODE BLACK and Tokyo Revengers (Tokyo Revengers Season 2 release date is already confirmed for 2023).
Studio Felix Film was responsible for the 3D CGI animation sequences.
Takaharu Ozaki controls the BASTARD!! Anime Project Season 1 at Liden Films. The director is best known for his recent work on Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown and Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers.
He also seems to be a big fan of the series. During a small interview segment after the BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Anime Announcement Special Event he said the following:
“Bastard!! has been around for a while. It’s considered a pioneering work indeed. A lot of Japanese anime, novels and manga were influenced by it. It’s sort of where the fantasy genre started. When Bastard!! was serialized, there was not many fantasy titles out there. Something that polished. People were really drawn to this world of fantasy. I was a fan at the time too. I was a kid reading the manga. And so Bastard!! is really a pioneer. “
Author Yousuke Kuroda (Goblin Slayer, My Hero Academia, Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online) was responsible for composing the series. Remarkably, the ONA was much more faithful to the manga source material compared to the previous 90’s anime adaptation.
Artist Sayaka Ono (Sacred Seven) was the character designer. Composer Yasuharu Takanashi (Log Horizon, Kengan Ashura, Zombieland Saga) created the music.
Who are the voice actors in The New Bastard!! Anime series?
Kisho Taniyama is the voice behind Dark Schneider. He also voiced Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan and Chuuya Nakahara in Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple.
Tomori Kusunoki voiced Sumika Kagami in Muv-Luv Alternative and starred as Tia Noto Yoko in BASTARD!!. Hiroki Yasumoto voiced King in One Punch Man and Ninja Master Gara in BASTARD!!. And Yoko Hikasa, who voiced Rias Gremory in High School DxD, re-voiced Arshes Nei in BASTARD!!