Renewed Or Cancelled?
Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy is a 13 episode fantastical anime series, combining drama, action and fantasy elements.
If you’ve finished watching this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Well, read ahead and we’ll let you know what we know so far about a renewal.
What is Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy about?
The story centers on the Kingdom of Metallicana which comes under attack from the Four Lords of Havoc. This party of villains – which include the ninja master Gara and calculating Kall-Su – are dead-set on causing destruction to get what they want.
In order to save the Kingdom, High Priest Geo decided to unleash a volatile dark wizard known as Dark Schneider for help. But then, this dark wizard has plans of his own. Will he join the Four Lords of Havoc or agree to help destroy them?
Has Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy has not been renewed for a second season. Given the ending though, it would seem this one sets up a potential for a second season to move into.
Generally Netflix gauge numerous metrics before renewing a show, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate per episode. With some shows, cancellations or renewals happen quickly (ala. Squid Game, Bridgerton & Irregulars). Other times, it can take months before Netflix make a decision over a show’s future.
So far, Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy has had a pretty mixed reception with critics torn between being lukewarm and liking this one.
Based on the ending and reception, we’re predicting that Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will not be renewed for a second season. Why? Well, with Netflix axing its animated division and the recent round of cancellations being heavily skewed toward these projects, this one could be another unfortunate casualty.
However, there are another 11 episodes due to release later this year, with the first 13 essentially serving as part 1 of this anime. So there is at least that to look forward to!
We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available though.
What we know about season 2 so far:
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Netflix have not green-lit a sequel. However, if the streaming giants do renew this one, you can expect plenty more dark fantasy and drama.
We’re under the impression that there will not be a season 2 but of course, we will aim to update this page when more concrete information becomes available!
Would you like to see Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!