The first teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of Netflix‘s Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy has been officially revealed, which is scheduled to make its debut sometime this year. The renewal announcement comes nearly four months after Netflix dropped the final eleven episodes of the first season.
Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy is based on the manga written and illustrated by Kazushi Hagiwara, which first appeared in 1988. Since then, the series has garnered a total of 27 volumes. Before the Netflix adaptation, it was first adapted into a six-episode anime in 1992 by the Anime International Company.
Check out Bastard!! Season 2 teaser trailer below:
“Four hundred years after the collapse of modern civilization, the world is dominated by the chaos of sword and sorcery,” reads the synopsis. “The Dark Rebel Army, which plans to revive the God of Destruction Anthrasax, continues to expand its power in an attempt to rule the world, led by the overwhelmingly powerful Four Divine Kings. The kingdom of Meta-llicana in the central Metalion Continent is attacked by the sorcerer-led Dark Rebel Army.
To save the kingdom, Tia Noto Yoko, daughter of the great priest, has a decision to make – she must revive the ancient great wizard who once planned to rule the world, and who is sealed in her childhood friend Lucien Renlen. The only thing that can undo the seal is a virgin’s kiss. Faced with imminent danger, Yoko places her lips on Lucien’s, and in that moment, a dark and powerful energy fills the air. The strongest, wildest and most beautiful protagonist, the legendary sorcerer Dark Schneider, has finally been revived!”
That Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy The anime is directed by Takaharu Ozaki. The Japanese cast features the voices of Hiroki Yasumoto, Kishō Taniyama, Tomori Kusunoki, Yōko Hikasa and more. The English dub cast includes Aaron LaPlante, Erin Yvette, Mick Wingert, Anne Yatco and more.
Despite its on-again, off-again publishing style, Bastard!! remains one of the best-selling manga series of all time, with over 30 million copies in print. The series is heavily based on the culture and world of heavy metal music Dungeons & Dragonsboth of which are drawn on the manga’s story and character names.