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BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Anime's 2nd Part Premieres on September 15

Jul 08, 2022 10:16 AM

The staff for the new anime of Kazushi Hagiwara's BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- action manga announced on Friday that the anime's second part, consisting of episodes 14-24, will premiere on Netflix on September 15.

The anime's first part, consisting of the first 13 episodes, debuted on Netflix on June 30 worldwide.

Takaharu Ozaki (Goblin Slayer) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) is in charge of the series scripts. Sayaka Ono (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon) is designing the characters. Yasunori Ebina (Naruto) is the sound director. Team-MAX's Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shipp┼źden, Fairy Tail) is composing the music.

The band coldrain perform the opening theme song. Tielle performs the anime's ending theme song "Blessless."

Hagiwara launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1988. The series has since had irregular serialization in the magazine and later in Ultra Jump starting in 2001. Shueisha published the manga's 27th compiled book volume in March 2012, and the series has over 30 million copies in circulation. Viz Media had released the manga in English, but stopped publishing the series with the 19th volume. The company cancelled its release of the 20th volume in English.

The manga inspired a six-episode original video anime (OVA) in 1992-1993. Geneon Entertainment (also known as Pioneer) released the anime on home video.

Image © Kazushi Hagiwara/Shueisha

Source: BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- anime's Twitter account