The staff of BASTARD!!- Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy Anime has just announced two new voice actors for its season 2 premiere on January 24, 2023.
The newly announced cast members of the new season of the anime includes:
- Jun Fukuyama (the voice of Lelouch from Code Geass) as MacAlpine Tony Strauss
- Ryuichi Kijima (the voice of Gido from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as Schenn Karr
The studio also previously announced the cast for the main roles. This includes:
- Takuma Terashima as Joshua Berahia
- Sho Hayami as Nils John Mifune
- Junichi Suwabe as Yngwei Von Mattstrom
- Koji Yusa as Zion Sol Vanderverg
Watch the the trailer of the new season here:
In 2023, the new season will be available exclusively on Netflix worldwide. The manga’s ‘Hell’s Requiem arc’ will be adapted in the new season. The trailer and key visual were previously revealed.
BASTARD’s first season!! Liden Films’ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy anime lasted 24 episodes. The first 13 episodes were released globally on Netflix on June 30, 2022, with the remaining 11 episodes following on September 15, 2022.
Takaharu Ozaki directed it, Yosuke Kuroda wrote the scripts, Sayaka Ono designed the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi composed the music.
Netflix Describes the story:
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 Meta-llicana 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 Renlen.
Viz Media previously licensed the manga for English release in North America, but only the first 19 volumes were released.
Bastard!! is one of Shueisha’s best-selling manga series of all time, having sold over 30 million copies.