Netflix announced that season 2 of Bastard: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will begin airing on July 31, 2023. It dropped a new trailer along with it. The second season was first teased back in January 2023, when a short trailer and design sheets for several characters were also shown. The official site notes that this season will cover the Hell’s Requiem arc.
This season is once again directed by Takaharu Ozaki (Goblin Slayer) and Liden Films, with Kisho Taniyama returning to voice the wizard Dark Schneider. Also featuring are Tomori Kusunoki as Tia Noto Yoko, Kensho Ono as Kall-su, Kanae Ito as Lucien Renlen, and Hiroki Yasumoto as Ninja Master Gara.
Here’s the official Twitter announcement from Netflix, which includes the new trailer:
Dark Schneider is back! Check out the new official teaser for season 2 of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-. Streaming begins Monday, July 31, only on Netflix! pic.twitter.com/pOxZVyxffV
— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) May 30, 2023
Bastard is an anime adaptation of the dark fantasy manga of the same name by Kazushi Hagiwara, which was originally serialized in Shonen Jump. It follows the adventures of the wizard Dark Schneider defending (or not) the Kingdom of Meta-llicana from the dark god of destruction, Anthrasax. The first season aired on Netflix in June of 2022 and consists of 24 episodes.
Season 2 of Bastard: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will begin airing on July 31, 2023 over on Netflix, where the first season is immediately available.