What is Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy on Netflix about?

Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy - Photo Credits: Netflix
Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy - Photo Credits: Netflix /

If you’ve been tracking anime coming to Netflix this month, then you know that the series Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy has officially hit the streaming platform today.

The anime, based on the 1988 manga by Kazushi Hagiwara, is an action-packed fantasy thriller, full of all the themes and images you’ve always wanted from this supernatural title. Additionally, its voice cast is something to marvel at as well, as it features some of the biggest names in the anime community.

We believe you should walk, no, run to your nearest TV to binge-watch this series. But before you do, how about reading all about the story behind Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy? We got you covered.

Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy synopsis

Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will take you on an epic journey as you watch how a resurrected wizard from ages past dominates the evil powers that be to save the world. He’ll encounter many difficulties, some of which will require him to channel all of his magical power to have even the slightest chance at victory. Nevertheless, the universe shifts once this wizard awakens. For once, humanity has a chance.

See the official synopsis for the 2022 anime series below:

"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. […] 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 Renren. 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!"

While you’re at it, check out this brand-new teaser trailer for this anime’s story.

Playing the lead role of Dark Schneider is Attack on Titan voice actor Kisho Taniyama. Alongside him are Yoko Hikasa, Hiroki Yasumoto, and Tomori Kusunoki, who play the roles of Arshes Nei, Gara, and Tia Noto Yoko, respectively.

The anime is listed for 13 episodes, each under 30 minutes in duration. The series has an age rating of TV-MA, so ensure only mature audiences watch alongside you.

And there you have it, everything to know about Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy! Head over to Netflix to begin streaming every episode today.

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