The official website of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy anime announced on Jan 9, 2023, that it will be returning for a second season. The new season will be streamed exclusively on Netflix worldwide in 2023.
It will follow the ‘Hell’s Requiem arc’ from the manga.
A new trailer, key visual and more voice cast for the second season were also revealed along with the announcement.
Newly announced voice cast includes:
- Takuma Terashima as Joshua Berahia
- Sho Hayami as Nils John Mifune
- Junichi Suwabe as Yngwei von Mattström
- Koji Yusa as Zion Sol Vanderverg
Moreover, the mangaka Kazushi Hagiwara also dropped an illustration to commemorate the announcement of season 2.
The first season of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy anime by Liden Films ran for 24-episodes. The first 13 episodes were released worldwide on Netflix on June 30, 2022, while the remaining 11 episodes were released on Sep 15, 2022.
It was directed by Takaharu Ozaki, with scripts written by Yosuke Kuroda, character designs by Sayaka Ono, and music composed by Yasuharu Takanashi.
Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kazushi Hagiwara. It began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1988, and has continued irregularly in Ultra Jump since 2000, with its latest chapter released in 2010. As of 2012, 27 collected tankobon volumes have been released.
The manga was formerly licensed for English release in North America by Viz Media; only the first 19 volumes were released.
Bastard!! is one of Shueisha’s best-selling manga series of all time, with over 30 million copies in circulation.
Source: Official Website
©Kazushi Hagiwara/Shueisha, BASTARD!! Project