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Bastard Season 2: Extended or Cancelled?

July 1, 2022

Based on the Japanese manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Kazushi Hagiwara, Bastard!!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-‘ or ‘Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin’ is a dark fantasy action-adventure ONA with lots of ecchi elements. The story revolves around Dark Schneider, a powerful evil wizard who almost took over the entire world. Eventually he was defeated and his spirit sealed in the body of a boy named Lucien Renlen. For the next 15 years, Lucien grew up alongside Tia Noto Yoko, daughter of the High Priest Geo Noto, who played a crucial role in Dark Schneider’s magical capture. Believing that people would need Dark Schneider one day, Geo told his daughter that she must remain a virgin virgin for the rest of her life so that she could kiss Lucien and break the seal.

In the present, four former disciples of Dark Schneider and their Dark Rebel Army wage a violent war against the four human kingdoms to free Anthrasax, the most powerful of all demon gods. When the Dark Rebel Army attacks her kingdom in the absence of her father and the king, Yoko has no choice but to unleash Dark Schneider back on the world. After the premiere, Bastard received positive reviews, with critics praising the animation and action sequences. If you’re wondering if there will be a second season of Bastard, we’ve got the answer for you.

Bastard season 2 release date

,Bastard! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-‘ Season 1 premiered on June 30, 2022 Netflix. It consists of 13 episodes with a running time of 25-26 minutes. As for Season 2, here’s what we know

Studio Liden Films has developed a total of 24 episodes of ONA. It is a split cour anime, with the first cour, comprising the first 13 episodes, being released on June 30th. The second Cour, containing the remaining 12 episodes, will be released at a later date.

Traditionally, Japanese broadcasters maintain a three-month interval between the two parts of a split course. Netflix appears to be largely adhering to this system. So far, the first cour (episodes 1 to 12) of ONA Sword Gai was released on March 23, 2018. The second cour (episodes 13 to 24) came out on July 30, 2018. If the streaming giant continues to follow the same pattern, ‘Bastard’ Season 2 will likely release in October 2022.

Bastard Season 2 Plot: What could it be about?

Both the ONA series ‘Bastard!!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-‘ as well as the source material are full of heavy metal references – from the names of the characters, groups and locations to the title itself. Although ‘Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- is technically an ongoing manga series, and hasn’t released a new chapter since 2012. However, the first season or course left out much of the material that was already there. The first season is approximately up to Volume 5, Chapter 40 of the first arc of the series entitled The Dark Rebel Armies.

In the season 1 finale entitled ‘Wavering’, the fight between Dark Schneider and Arshes Nei comes to an end. Both cast the powerful Helloween spell. Just as Dark Schneider’s spell threatens to overwhelm Arshes, Lucien informs him that Arshes doesn’t want to kill him, nor does he want to die. This reveals to Dark Schneider that Abigail cast an accusing spell on Arshes. He redirects the Helloween spell before ripping Arshes’ heart out in the credits scene, freeing him from the spell.

In Season 2 we could see Dark Schneider’s resurrection. Arshes can rejoin him and together they can destroy the dark rebel army. In the meantime, Abigail and Kall-Su may be able to awaken Anthrasax and unleash a grand battle between the ancient entity and Dark Tailor. If Dark Schneider loses, he can go to Hell.