The release date for Netflix’s Bastard!! remake is quickly approaching, and a new trailer teases the heavy metal-inspired, dark fantasy universe.
The first full teaser for Netflix’s upcoming BASTARD!! anime reboot series features protagonist Dark Scheider and the wizard’s nasty, narcissistic personality.
Anime saw several brutal entries in the medium in the 1980s and 1990s, with the anime and manga industries seizing the opportunity to dig into the world of excessive violence, with Netflix continuing to explore the realm of anime originals like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Baki Hanma, and Vampire In The Garden. Another new series will premiere on June 30, 2022, with the relaunch of the dark franchise Bastard!
The full-length trailer, released on Netflix’s official anime-focused YouTube account, hypes the show’s action-packed storyline and showcases the series’ main character Dark Schneider.
Dark Schneider is an egotistical wizard who once attempted to conquer the world but has now been resurrected to defend the Kingdom of Metallicana from an even greater threat, the Four Lords of Havoc. It also includes the dramatic opening theme music to Bastard!!, “Bloody Power Fame” from award-winning rock band Coldrain.
Check out the suitably violent and sensational first trailer below:
This trailer isn’t the first time fans have seen a teaser of Bastard!! An intense teaser trailer and a fantastic graphic depicting a smirking Dark Schnieder poised to cast a spell were released earlier this year. The series will release on Netflix on June 30, 2022, and will consist of 24 episodes.
Several Bastard anime reboot voice actors have been announced, including Kisho Taniyama from Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle as Dark Schnieder and Tomori Kusunoki from Wonder Egg Priority as Tia Noto Yoko, the daughter of a priest. She revives the wizard at the beginning of the story. Kanae Ito (So I’m a Spider, So What?) plays Lucien Renlen, and Abigail is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba). Kall-Su is played by Kensho Ono (Spy x Family), and Sheila Tuel MetaIlicana is voiced by Nao Toyama (The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt).
When Kazushi Hagiwara wrote the Bastard!! manga, he was inspired by heavy metal music and Dungeons & Dragons. The serial first aired in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1988 before being transferred to Ultra Jump in 2000. Although Bastard!! is a continuing series; it has been on hiatus since 2010.
AIC (Space Battleship Yamato 2199) translated Hagiwara’s tale into a six-episode original video anime (OVA) in 1992, which Pioneer Entertainment published on VHS in North America in 1998. Liden Films are producing the bastard Netflix anime reboot, the studio behind Tokyo Revengers and Tribe Nine. Takaharu Ozaki (Goblin Slayer) is directing the series, Yousuke Kuroda (Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online) is overseeing the series composition, and Sayaka Ono (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) designs the characters.
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