Netflix have announced a release date of June 30th for their hotly anticipated release of Bastard - Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy.
Based on the manga by Kazushi Hagiwara, with an opening by Coldrain titled Bloody Power Fame, the series is directed by Goblin Slayer's Takaharu Ozaki and has been composed by Yosuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia). Animation duties fall to Liden Films, the studio behind Tokyo Revengers.
A new trailer has also been released, which you can enjoy below.
Synopsis: 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.
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!