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: 6.691 (scored by 1820018,200 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3280
Members: 42,765
Favorites: 157


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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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Chiba, Shigeru


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


Jun 21, 2023
On a superficial level, the title is extremely fun, full of mostly naked chicks, muscular guys, epic level spells, ugly monsters, explosions that level mountains, girls hitting hapless men, as well as a weird mix of medieval castles and ruined high-tech cities. It comes off as someone has maxed out his JRPG characters and is now fooling around with mid-level fighters who think they stand a chance. So yes, it is like an isekai power fantasy. Only with very good production values for the time it was made and not the ugly CGI nonsense they give us today.

Fair warning, there is a plot, but it’s ...
Jul 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I read reviews for this show before watching it, finding the premise intriguing but still unsure about it. However, since it was only six episodes wrong, I thought why not give it a watch. And yeah there are definitely times this anime is bad. The ecchi type humor also doesn't do it many favors.

However, I still enjoyed it. Some of the humor made me chuckle because it was that ridiculous and the voicework wasn't that bad in those moments (I especially liked recognizing some familiar voices in the cast).

It was a genuinely interesting premise that I honestly think would benefit from a ...
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

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