Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bastard!! Destroyer of Darkness, Ankoku no Hakai Kami
Japanese: バスタード!! 暗黒の破壊神
English: Bastard!!
French: Bastard!!
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 1992 to Jun 25, 1993
Producers: Shueisha
Studios: AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Theme: GoreGore
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.681 (scored by 1843118,431 users)
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Ranked: #57002
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Popularity: #3317
Members: 43,415
Favorites: 159


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The kingdom of Metallicana is under attack from the Four Lords of Havoc. This party of villains—ninja master Gara, deadly thunder empress Nei Arshes, cold and calculating Kall-Su, and enigmatic dark priest Abigail—will stop at nothing to get what they want, even if it leaves utter destruction in their wake.

High Priest Geo is desperate to help save the kingdom and its people. He unleashes the mighty wizard Dark Schneider, a man who used to be an ally of the villains. Unfortunately, Dark Schneider has his own plans in mind. Will he stop the Four Lords of Havoc or join them in their conquest of the world?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Originally 8 episodes were planned, but the last 2 episodes never made it past planning.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kai, Harn

Kobayashi, Yuko


Chiba, Shigeru

Metallicana, Lars Ulu

Kikuchi, Masami


Seki, Toshihiko

Dianno, Porno



Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Oobari, Masami
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ochi, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director


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Ending Theme

"Monochrome Trouble" by Toshinori Yonekura


Aug 16, 2007
Bastard!! is, for the most part, so hilariously, inexcusably bad that it's actually good; essentially a parody on itself. Or rather, it depends entirely on your sense of humor!

Let's compile a brief checklist of the bad. We have:
* a cliche-ridden story;
* a nonsensical amount of injuries (and blood loss) casually sustained by characters;
* pathetic sound effects;
* character design that is both bad AND forgettable (wow!);
* ridiculous screenplay and over-the-top voice acting;
* vomit-inducing fan service and ecchi humor;
* overpowered fighters and magicians beating the crap out of each other with named trump-card techniques;
* the essence of MANLINESS furiously emanating from most of the male cast with ...
May 5, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Our story begins in a far future where the world has been through an apocalypse that spawned all sorts of strange and evil creatures, leaving human beings in a precarious position. Things have gone back to a feudal era where sorcery, sword fighting, and armor plating rule the day. Four warlords of chaos get together to break the seals that hold back a creature of ultimate darkness, and as the viewer knows, this can't be good. At the same time...Yoko is best friends with Rushe, a little boy who follows her everywhere. Little does she know that buried deep within Rushe is a secret weapon, ...
May 31, 2021
Bastard!! is dark fantasy OVA focusing on a powerful magician known as Dark Schneider. He tried to conquer the world with the help of four other magicians known as the lords of Havoc, but was eventually trapped in the body of a child named Rushe by a group of clerics. Fifteen years later, the lords of havoc are trying to awaken Ansla-sax, the god of destruction that destroyed the world and brought humanity back to the medieval ages. Trying to defend their town from the lords of Havoc, the clerics bring back Dark Schneider so that he can defeat his former comrades. Joined by a ...

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Manga 'Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin' Gets New Anime Series

Manga 'Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin' Gets New Anime Series

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