New BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Anime's Teaser Unveils More Cast, 24-Episode Length, Song Artists
posted on by Egan Loo
Warner Bros. Japan debuted an English-subtitled teaser promotional video for the new anime of Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- action manga on Thursday. The teaser, which features content from the first five episodes and background music by Team-MAX's Yasuharu Takanashi, reveals more cast members, more staff members, the two-cours or 24-episode length, and theme song artists for the anime.
The newly announced cast members are:
Tomokazu Sugita as Abigail
Kensho Ono as Kall-Su
Nao Tōyama as Sheila Tuel Meta-Ilicana
The newly announced staff members are:
- Creature Design: Raita Sunaga
- Effects Design: Tatsuo Yamada
- Art Director: Kazuhiro Inoue (Kusanagi)
- Art Setting; Barnstorm Design Labo
- Color Key Artist: Aiko Shinohara
- Special Effects Supervisor: Kumiko Taniguchi
- Special Effects: Ayumi Arahata (Team Taniguchi)
- 3D CGI: Felix Film
- Compositing Director of Photography: Junpei Takatsu
- Editing: Mai Hasegawa (EditZ)
- Produce: Warner Bros. Japan
The cast includes:
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.
The anime will debut worldwide on Netflix this year.
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.
Images © Kazushi Hagiwara/Shueisha
Source: Press release
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