Dark Fantasy BASTARD!! Anime Announced For 2022 on Netflix

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Warner Bros. Japan announced that Kazushi Hagiwara’s BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- will be receiving an anime adaptation this year. Netflix will be streaming the anime worldwide.

Image Source: Warner Bros. Japan

The dark fantasy series features Dark Schneider, a legendary wizard who’s over 400 years old, stuck in the body of a 14-year-old boy. Magical powers are the lifeline to surviving the dystopian world filled with monsters and evil wizards. 

Kishou Taniyama (Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan) will voice Dark Schneider with Tomori Kusunoki (Futaba Igarashi from My Senpai is Annoying) as Tia Noto Yoko, Hiroki Yasumoto (Hozuki in Hozuki’s Coolheadedness) as Gara, and Youko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-On!) as Arshes Nei. 

The main staff includes Takaharu Ozaki as director, Yosuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia) as series composer, Saki Ono as character designer, Yasunori Ebina (BORUTO) as sound director, and Yasuharu Takanashi (ZOMBIE LAND SAGA, BORUTO) as music composer. LIDEN FILMS is in charge of the animation production. 

BASTARD!! originally serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump beginning in 1988. VIZ Media released the first 19 volumes of the manga in North America. To date, the series has over 30 million copies in circulation. The manga series received a 6 episode OVA in 1992 and 1993. 


Source: Warner Bros. Japan

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