Following up on the official additions of Bol Gil Bol and Zakk Walder to the forthcoming second season of the BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy– anime, the official site has revealed two more cast members and characters that have joined the ever-growing legion of the fantasy epic series.
Ida Deesna, one of the Sorcerer Shoguns and a summoner who summons creatures from the demon world, is played by Taisuke Nakano (Sam in Shenmue The Animation). He comments on the role below:
“With the news that I was able to perform, by a strange coincidence, I found out the name of the role I would be playing.
The time I spent with this strong and beautiful man, both in name and appearance, was always pleasantly tense and stimulating for me. I will try to create a thicker atmosphere with this man of few words among the sorcerer shoguns.”
Another of the Sorcerer Shoguns in Vlad Kills is played by Hinata Tadokoro (Tomato Devil in Chainsaw Man). Kills is also known as a walking tank, with a massive frame, equipped with huge Great Axes and full plate armor. Tadokoro comments on the role:
“I am Hinata Tadokoro and I will be playing the role of Vlad Kills. I’m still on the young side myself, but I’m sure the younger generation today will feel a lot of fresh fun and enthusiasm when they watch BASTARD!!. I am very happy to be involved in such a work! I hope you will also enjoy the unique characters of the sorcerer shoguns in the film!”
BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- is directed by Takaharu Ozaki and features animation production by Liden Films. The series is currently streaming in the United States and other world markets on Netflix, which describes the story as such:
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!
BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- season 2 is scheduled to stream sometime in 2023.