BASTARD!! Season 2 release date on Netflix confirmed for July 2023

Bastard!! 2022 Dark Schneider

The BASTARD!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Season 2 release date on Netflix has been confirmed for July 31, 2023, which is near the middle of the Summer 2023 anime season.

On June 30, 2023, the Netflix Anime YouTube channel released a trailer PV for the BASTARD!! Season 2.

Take a look:

The BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Season 2 (OP) opening theme song will be “NEW DAWN” by coldrain. The ED will be “La Muse perdue” by Tielle.

The first BASTARD!! season was comprised of BASTARD!! Episodes 1 through 24. Part 2 (Episodes 14 through 24) was a split-cour anime season. The second half was not considered to the BASTARD!! Season 2 anime.

What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons, usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting. The last season finished being released on September 15, 2022.

This article provides everything that is known about BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Season 2 (BASTARD!! Season 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

The Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy manga

The Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy manga by Kazushi Hagiwara began in 1988. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump until 2000 when it was transferred to Ultra Jump. In 2010, the manga went on hiatus and remains unfinished to this day.

Bastard!! blends multiple genres and is heavily inspired by the titular heavy metal and RPG, specifically Dungeons & Dragons. If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, expect adventure, fantasy, and supernatural galore, topped with catchy heavy metal songs and epic battles.

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The 2022 Bastard!! anime is the second adaptation of the manga. A six-episode OVA series that adapted the first seven manga volumes was released in 1992 and 1993.

Dark Schneider transforms into Majin Dark Schneider after using Judas Pain in the Bastard!! manga.
Dark Schneider in his Majin form is more powerful than ever. Pic credit: Shueisha/Kazushi Hagiwara

Who is making BASTARD!! Season 2

The producer behind the BASTARD!! anime is Warner Bros. Japan and the animation studio is Liden Films. The Japanese animation studio is known in recent times for anime TV shows such as Blade of the ImmortalOtherside PicnicCells At Work! CODE BLACK, and Tokyo Revengers.

Studio Felix Film was in charge of the 3D CGI animation sequences.

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