BASTARD!! Season 2 Will Have 15 Episodes, Debut in July

You’ve probably heard of Bastard!! if you’re familiar with the Berserk series. Dark Fantasy and Heavy Metal. Bastard!! nails every aspect that made ‘Berserk’ great, especially the grim fantasy setting and the protagonist’s terrifying raw power.

Combine elements of Record of Lodoss War, Slayers, and Ninja Scroll with some ’80s metal music, and you’ve got a good idea of what to expect from the Bastard!! series, the second season of which is about to premiere.

A new teaser promotional video for Season 2 of the anime based on Kazushi Hagiwara’s BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- action manga, titled BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-: Hell’s Requiem, has begun streaming on the official website for the new anime. The trailer reveals the season’s theme songs and July 31 premiere date, while also confirming the sequel season would consist of 15 episodes.

As with the previous season, rock band coldrain is back to provide the new opening theme song, “New Dawn”, while singer Tielle is returned to perform the new closing theme song, “La Muse perdue”.

All 15 episodes of the new season, which features many of the same actors and crew members, will debut simultaneously on Netflix throughout the world on April 5. However, the following actors are joining the cast:

CharacterCastOther Works
Joshua BerahiaTakuma TerashimaApollo (Aquarion)
Nils John MifuneSho HayamiFerdinand (Ascendance of a Bookworm)
Yngwei von MattströmJunichi SuwabeGrimmjow Jeagerjaques (Bleach)
Zion Sol VandervergKoji YusaBrain Unglaus (Overlord)

Bastard!! Season 2

In any case, that settles it, you cretin! is one of the most promising anime remake projects to date; if you haven’t seen it yet, do so; it’s one of the best there has been so far, and it’s unlike anything else out there; and, since we probably won’t get another Berserk anime any time soon, it’s probably the closest we’ll get.


Author Kazushi Hagiwara brings us the dark fantasy manga Bastard!! In 1988, it was first published as a serial in the Japanese magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. It’s still going on in this month’s issue of Ultra Jump.

Dark Schneider, the hero of the story, is a powerful magician who is feared even more than the wicked monsters who plague the land. There’s a lot of fury, terror, witchcraft, and power conflicts in this series. For lovers of the Berserk series, it’s a natural fit.