Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin


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Alternative Titles

English: Bastard!!
Synonyms: Bastard!! Destroyer of Darkness, Ankoku no Hakai Kami
Japanese: バスタード!! 暗黒の破壊神


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 1992 to Jun 25, 1993
Producers: Shueisha
Studios: AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, FantasyFantasy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.731 (scored by 1418114,181 users)
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Ranked: #48012
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Popularity: #3126
Members: 30,050
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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

Schneider, Dark

Yao, Kazuki

Tia Noto, Yoko

Koyama, Yuka

Arshes, Nei

Sakuma, Rei


Genda, Tesshou

Princess Sheila

Yoshida, Konami

Metallicana, Lars Ulu

Kikuchi, Masami

Dianno, Porno


Harn, Kai

Kobayashi, Yuko


Seki, Toshihiko




Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Oobari, Masami
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamaguchi, Hiroshi


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Monochrome Trouble" by Toshinori Yonekura

Aug 16, 2007
moozooh (All reviews)
Bastard!! is, for the most part, a typical kuso item. Meaning it's so hilariously, inexcusably bad it's actually good; essentially a parody on itself. Or rather, it depends entirely on your sense of humor!

Let's compile a small checklist of the bad. We have:
[x] cliche-ridden story;
[x] nonsensical amount of injuries (and blood loss) casually sustained by characters;
[x] pathetic sound effects;
[x] character design that is BOTH bad and forgettable (wow!);
[x] ridiculous screenplay and voice acting;
[x] vomit-inducing fanservice and attempts at ecchi humor;
[x] overpowered fighters and magicians beating the crap out of each other with trump-card techniques;
[x] the essence of MANLINESS furiously emanating from most of the male read more
Mar 22, 2012
lazy-san (All reviews)
I love this anime because it was so bad that it was funny. It played on a lot of the usual cliches in a story and made fun of itself. I honestly thought that at some parts their lines were so obviously bad it was really funny. I also love how this anime points out that the hansom guy always wins. It kept me laughing. I'd recommend this for a laugh and something to watch on your off time since it's short.
May 5, 2016
ItsFapTime (All reviews)
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, read more
Dec 9, 2019
EggheadLuna (All reviews)
Bastard!!, or Basutādo!! Ankoku no Hakaishin, has been localized as either ‘Bastard: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy’ or ‘Bastard: ‘The Destructive God of Darkness.’ Despite Dark Schneider being the definitive example of a hyper-masculinized, power fantasy—the series is a satirical deconstruction of this archetypal, over-powered, fantasy character. *Parodical in its nature (similar, in the display of overt masculinity, to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), Bastard!! is a balls-out, seinen epic that is unabashed about gratuitous violence and the blatant sexualization of its characters.
*In the redrawn volumes of the Bastard!! manga, Kazushi Hagiwara adds Haruhi Suzumiya and Mikura Asahina from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu, as well as Rin Tōsaka read more

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