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BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Anime Conquers Japanese TV in January

The immortal sorcerer Dark Schneider cackles maniacally in a scene from the BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Netflix original anime.


Immortal sorcerer Dark Schneider cannot be stopped, because Netflix’s anime adaptation of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-, a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy manga by Kazushi Hagiwara, is heading to Japanese airwaves in January.


The 24-episode series will broadcast for two consecutive cours on BS11 on Tuesdays during the 25:00 time slot (actually at 1:00am JST on Wednesday morning) beginning on January 10, 2023.



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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, who describe the story as follows:


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: Comic Natalie


Copyright notice: © Kazushi Hagiwara / Shueisha・BASTARD!! Production Committee


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