Netflix is ready to celebrate the summer in style, and one of its original anime series will help kick things off with a bang. After all, Bastard: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy is just about ready to go live. And now, fans can get a peek at the series and its NSFW opening all thanks to Netflix.
As you can see above, the clip features music from Coldrain. The band has made a special track for Bastard titled "Bloody Power Fame", and the hard-rock track suits the anime pretty perfectly.
Now, if you are not familiar with Bastard, the series began back in 1988 under Kazushi Hagiwara. The series got started on Weekly Shonen Jump and is beloved for its use of heavy metal allusions as well as Dungeons & Dragons nods. Now, Netflix is bringing Bastard to the small screen courtesy of Liden Films. So if you didn't catch its previous adaptations in 1998 or 1992, your time has come!
Want to know more about Bastard? You can check out the series' official synopsis here for more details: "The kingdom of Metallicana is under siege by evil armies of monsters. The desperate defenders turn to a legend that a virgin's kiss may awaken the wizard "Dark Schneider" from his slumber inside the innocent boy Lucien. Thanks to his sister Yoko, Lucien metamorphoses into the powerful, lecherous wizard. With demons, dragons, and other dark forces roaming the land, and Dark Schneider barely under control, the question remains: will Metallicana ever know a lasting peace?"
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