Bastard! is a manga series that is based on the identically named Japanese manga by Kazushi Hagiwara. Ankoku no Hakaishin is an ONA dark fantasy adventure with a lot of ecchi elements or the “Bastard” of Heavy Metal and Dark Fantasy.
An evil wizard with great power, Dark Schneider nearly ruled the entire world. After being vanquished, his spirit was imprisoned in the body of Lucien Renlen, a little kid. Over the subsequent 15 years, Lucien grew up with Tia Noto Yoko. He was crucial in the magical imprisonment of Dark Schneider.
Geo told his daughter that in order for her to kiss Lucien and break the seal, she would have to live her entire life as a virgin maiden because he knew that soon the humans will need Dark Schneider.
Release Date for Bastard Season 2
On June 30, 2022, Netflix debuted the first season of “Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy.” There are 13 episodes total, each lasting 25 to 26 minutes. This is what is known about season 2,
The ONA features a total of 24 episodes that Studio Liden Films has developed. On June 30, a split-cour animation containing the first 13 episodes was made available. The second cour, which includes the final 12 episodes, will be made available at a later time.
The two halves of a split cour are typically spaced out by three months on Japanese television.
Netflix appears to primarily follow this system. On March 23, 2018, they initially launched the first season (episodes 1 to 12) of the ONA “Sword Gai.” Episodes 13 to 24 of the second season were released on July 30, 2018. Season 2 of “Bastard” will most likely debut in October 2022 if the streaming behemoth maintains its current course.
What Might Be in The Second Season’s Plot of Bastard?
Heavy metal is referenced frequently in both the ONA ‘Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-‘ and its source material, including in the names of the characters, bands, and locales as well as the title. Although there hasn’t been a new chapter of “Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-” since 2012, the manga series is still officially active.
The initial season of course, however, omitted a large portion of the existing content. The first season goes up until about volume 5, chapter 40 of the series’s first arc, “The Dark Rebel Armies.”
The conflict between Dark Schneider and Arches Nei is resolved in the season 1 finale, titled “Wavering.” Both performed the potent Helloween spell. Arches don’t want to murder him, and she doesn’t want to die, Lucien tells Dark Schneider as his spell is ready to overpower her.
Dark Schneider becomes aware that Arches is the target of an Accused spell because of this. Before cutting his heart out in the end-credits scene to release Arches from the Accused spell, he redirects the Helloween spell.
The return of Dark Schneider could occur in season 2. Ashes can reunite with him, and together they can defeat the Dark Rebel Army. Anthrax may awaken thanks to the efforts of Abigail and Kall-Su, setting up a titanic conflict between Dark Schneider and the ancient being. Dark Schneider could even enter hell if he loses.