The official website of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy anime announced two new voice actors for season 2 on Feb 8, 2023.
The newly announced cast includes:
- Asami Seto as Shella E. Lee
- Taito Ban as Vai Staebe
Previously announced 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
- Jun Fukuyama as MacAlpine Tony Strauss
- Ryuichi Kijima as Schen Karr
The new season will be streamed exclusively on Netflix worldwide in 2023. It will follow the ‘Hell’s Requiem arc’ from the manga. Trailer and key visual were revealed earlier.
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.
Netflix describes the plot as:
Four hundred years since the collapse of modern civilization, the world is dominated by the chaos of swords and sorcery. The Dark Rebel Army, which plans to resurrect the god of destruction Anthrasax, continues to expand its power in a bid to rule the world, led by the overwhelmingly powerful Four Divine Kings.
The Kingdom of Meta-llicana on the Central Metallion Continent is assaulted by the sorcerer-led Dark Rebel Army.
In order to save the kingdom, Tia Noto Yoko, daughter of the Great Priest, has a decision to make — she must resurrect the ancient great wizard who once plotted to rule the world, and who is sealed within her childhood friend Lucien Renlen.
The only thing that can undo the seal is a virgin’s maiden kiss. Facing imminent danger, Yoko puts 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 wizard Dark Schneider, is finally revived!
Source: Official Website