The staff for the new anime of Kazushi Hagiwara‘s BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- action manga posted a full English-subtitled promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the opening theme song “Bloody Power Frame” by coldrain, and it also announces a new cast member.
Mami Koyama plays the God of Destruction Anthrasax.
The cast includes:
- Kishō Taniyama as Dark Schneider
- Tomori Kusunoki as Tia Noto Yoko
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Gara
- Yōko Hikasa as Arshes Nei
- Kanae Itō as Lucien Renlen
- Tomokazu Sugita as Abigail
- Kensho Ono as Kall-Su
- Nao Tōyama as Sheila Tuel Meta-Ilicana
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Lars
- Ari Ozawa as Sean Ari
- Shizuka Itou as Kai Harn
- Takehito Koyasu as Di-amon
The anime will debut on Netflix on June 30 worldwide.
Takaharu Ozaki (Goblin Slayer) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) is in charge of the series scripts. Sayaka Ono (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon) is designing the characters. Yasunori Ebina (Naruto) is the sound director. Team-MAX‘s Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail) is composing the music.
Tielle will perform the anime’s ending theme song “Blessless.”
Hagiwara launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1988. The series has since had irregular serialization in the magazine and later in Ultra Jump starting in 2001. Shueisha published the manga’s 27th compiled book volume in March 2012, and the series has over 30 million copies in circulation. Viz Media had released the manga in English, but stopped publishing the series with the 19th volume. The company cancelled its release of the 20th volume in English.
The manga inspired a six-episode original video anime (OVA) in 1992-1993. Geneon Entertainment (also known as Pioneer) released the anime on home video.
Images © Kazushi Hagiwara/Shueisha
Source: Comic Natalie