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A dramatic new preview video has been revealed for BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- an upcoming Netflix original anime based on the post-apocalyptic dark fantasy manga by Kazushi Hagiwara about an unlikely anti-hero who is resurrected to counter a seemingly unstoppable threat.



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Netflix describes the story of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- 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 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 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!


A key visual for the upcoming BASTARD‼ -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Netflix original anime featuring the main heroes and villains of the series posing in a fantasy setting.


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BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- is directed by Takaharu Ozaki and features animation by LIDEN FILMS. Episode 01 – 13 of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- will stream on Netflix in worldwide markets beginning on June 30, 2022, and Episodes 14 – 24 are scheduled to begin streaming later in 2022.


Source: Official Netflix Anime Youtube channel


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


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