Kodoani.com – The July issue of Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine announced on Monday that it will publish a 51-page one-shot reboot of Shueisha. WIZARD!! ~Bakuen no Seifukusha~ (WIZARD!! ~Conqueror of Explosive Flames~), beta version of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- manga, in the magazine’s next issue on July 19.
Hagiwara publishes first one-shot manga WIZARD!! ~Bakuen no Seifukusha~ in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1987.
Hagiwara then releases BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1988. Since then, the series has been serialized sporadically in the magazine and then Ultra Jump starting in 2001. Shueisha published the volume. The manga’s 27th compiled book volume in March 2012, and the series has more than 30 million copies in circulation.
The manga inspired a six-episode anime (OVA) in 1992-1993.
The first season of a new anime adaptation of the manga debuted on Netflix worldwide in June 2022, with the first 13 episodes. The second season of episodes 14-24 premiered on Netflix on September 15.
The second part of the anime is called Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin: Jigoku no Chinkonka-hen ( BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-: Hell’s Requiem) will have 15 episodes and be shown simultaneously on Netflix worldwide on July 31.