Fans who want to see Dark Schneider slay monsters and charm women won’t have much longer to wait. Bastard!! Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy (Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin) Season 2 will premiere on July 31st. Liden Films will be adapting the Requiem of Hell arc, which takes place two years after the end of Season 1. Those new to the series should expect plenty of action, violence, and sexy (elf) women that have been likened to those found in Vermeil in Gold. The trailer will give you a better idea.
Liden Films has maintained a promotional home page for Bastard!! Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy, in addition to an official Twitter page. Behind the scenes information, and bonuses such as the key visual, can be found there.
The World Turns to Dark
God of Destruction Anthrasax, a female demon, with enormous destructive power, brought the world to ruin 400 years ago. The Dragon Knight, piloted by Dark Schneider, defeated Anthrasax in battle. Despite his victory, a new dark age swept through the land. Dark Schneider himself went on a journey to hone his power and become one of the strongest beings in the world.
Dark raised an army and led his Four Divine Kings into battle to take control of the world. Unfortunatly for him, he fell in battle to Lars Ul Metallicana, and his army left his control. Years later, it was discovered that he was reincarnated in the body of Lucien Renlen, who is also the reincarnation of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer.
The Four Divine Kings, now led by the Dark Priest Abigail, Arshes Nei, Gara, and Kall-Su intend to free Anthrasax. With no other hope, the Great Priest Geo Noto Soto decides to awaken Dark, with his daughter’s assistance, to defeat his former servants. Tia Noto Yoko is able to awaken Dark from within Lucien with her “Virgin’s Kiss.” With Dark free once again, the world will quake as his enemies fall and his harem grows.
Kazushi Hagiwara began writing and drawing Bastard!! on March 14th, 1988. He put his love of heavy metal and high fantasy works such as Dungeons & Dragons into it. Shueisha has since released 27 volumes for fans to collect.
Studio AIC adapted the series into six OVA episodes between August 25th, 1992 and June 25th, 1993.
If you’re like Dark Schneider and you want to start a harem of sexy girls, the J-List shop has tons of recommendations. Here’s just one of them: the Sean Ari 1/6 Figure from Bastard!! is available for pre-order. She’s so powerful, she doesn’t need regular clothing. She lets it all hang out.
Are you looking forward to Bastard!! Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy Season 2? Have you been following the series since its early manga days? Who do you think is the series’ best girl? Let us know in the comments below.