In related news, Netflix is bringing a cult favorite manga, Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy, to its streaming platform. Yes. Believe it and from what we see from the first trailer, it looked absolutely fantastic. Bastard!! was every teenager’s wet dream.
The series has everything from heavy metal music to sorcery to borderline raunchy imageries, erhmmm, if you know what I mean…
It is not the first time the manga has seen the animation, though; it was adapted into a six-episode original video animation (OVA) series by AIC which was released from 1992 to 1993. However, it did not arrive in North America until 1998.
Bastard!! was originally created by Kazushi Hagiwara and using ideas from his two loves: heavy metal music and Dungeons & Dragons.
Here’s what the Netflix adaptation by Liden Films is about:
“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 Metallicana 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 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 at 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!”
No words when the Netflix Anime’s Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will start streaming. All we know is, it will arrive on the streaming platform this year (2022). Meanwhile, here’s the official trailer:
Images: YouTube (Netflix Anime).