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'BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-' anime adaptation reveals teaser PV, lists with 24 episodes

By: Nicole Castro on: February 10, 2022 at 20:24 PHT (GMT+8)

©Kazushi Hagiwara / Shueisha / BASTARD !! Production Committee

Netflix has released a promotional video and cast and staff information for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kazushi Hagiwara's heavy metal and Dungeons & Dragons-themed dark fantasy manga series, BASTARD!!

The anime will be released on the major streaming platform in two cours (a total of 24 episodes) within 2022.

The series features protagonist Dark Schnedier (CV: Kishō Taniyama) who has lived for over 400 years fighting monsters, evil wizards, and gods of destruction. He is a wizard and former leader of the Riders, resurrected within the body of 14-year-old Lucien Renlen.

The series features an all-star cast of seiyuu:


  • Kishō Taniyama (谷山紀章) as Dark Schneider

  • Tomori Kusunoki (楠木ともり) as Tia Noto Yoko

  • Kanae Itō (伊藤 かな恵) as Lucien Renlen

  • Hiroki Yasumoto (安元洋貴) as Gara

  • Yōko Hikasa (日笠陽子) as Arshes Nei

  • Tomokazu Sugita (杉田智和) as Abigail

  • Kensho Ono (小野賢章) as Kall-Su

  • Nao Tōyama (東山奈央) as Sheila Tuel Meta-llicana


  • Original work: Kazushi Hagiwara (Shueisha Jump Comics)

  • Director: Takaharu Ozaki

  • Story editor: Yosuke Kuroda

  • Character design: Sayaka Ono

  • Creature design: Raita Sunaga

  • Effect layout: Tatsuo Yamada

  • Art director: Kazuhiro Inoue (Kusanagi)


  • Color setting: Aiko Shinohara

  • Special effects supervisor: Kumiko Taniguchi

  • Special effects: Ayumi Arahata (Team Taniguchi)

  • 3D CGI: Felix Film

  • Director of Photography: Junpei Takatsu

  • Editing: Mai Hasegawa (editz)

  • Sound director: Yasunori Ebina

  • Music: Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX)

  • Produced by: Warner Bros. Japan

  • Animation production: LIDEN FILMS

  • Opening theme song: coldrain (Warner Music Japan)

  • Ending theme song: Tielle (Warner Music Japan)


Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Japanese: BASTARD!! -暗黒の破壊神-) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kazushi Hagiwara. It began its serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1988, and has continued irregularly in Ultra Jump since 2000, with its latest chapter released in 2010. Twenty-seven collected tankōbon volumes have been released as of 2012. The manga was formerly licensed for English release in North America by Viz Media; only the first nineteen volumes were released.


Source: BASTARD!! official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie