Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin
Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy
What would you like to edit?

Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wizard!!: Bakuen no Seifukusha, Binetsu Rouge, Virgin Tyrant
Japanese: BASTARD!! -暗黒の破壊神-
English: Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy
More titles


Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 144
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Oct 20, 1987 to May 19, 2010
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Harem Harem
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Hagiwara, Kazushi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 32833,283 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #57422
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1370
Members: 14,216
Favorites: 336


Ranked #5742Popularity #1370Members 14,216
Add to My List
Volumes: /27
Chapters: /144


In a post apocalyptic world of heavy metal fantasy, the only thing able to save humans from orcs, lizard men, and other monsters is something even MORE evil. Sealed within a 14-year-old boy, the chaotic wizard Dark Schneider is unleashed to fight four mighty generals and their plot to resurrect the evil god Anslasax!

(Source: VIZ Media)

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Wizard!!: Bakuen no Seifukusha (pilot)
Volume 22: Binetsu Rouge
Volume 26: Virgin Tyrant


Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin was first published in English as Bastard!! Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy by VIZ Media, who published the first 19 volumes from August 5, 2002 to September 8, 2009, before dropping the license.

Related Manga


Kai, Harn
Metallicana, Lars Ulu
Dianno, Porno


Feb 13, 2022
Preliminary (144/144 eps)
Bastard!! is one of these shows that is extremely honest with its viewer from the start. Its cover and title are pretty much summarizing it. It's a dark fantasy world with monsters, magic, violent fights, that has tons of metal music references. But most importantly : its main character is an absolute bastard.

Story 6/10

The plot in Bastard!! is definitely its main weakness. The first half has a pretty basic story. Its narration is simple and a bit repetitive, making it almost an excuse to draw the characters, jokes and battle scenes. But it's not necessarily a problem. While not being the most interesting show in ...
May 22, 2021
Preliminary (138/144 eps)
A somewhat disjointed classic with an irresistibly charismatic lead. Loved this series, though it did start to drag on as it Gainaxed its way into oblivion at the end. Sad I'll never see it finished, nor the excellent anime continued.

Story: 7 due to it being disjointed and taking on fever-dream levels of madness toward the tail end. Time jumps, enemies become friends, the surreal backstory that is revealed in the later parts... there are other stories that do this worse, but this was WEIRD.

Art: 10 I loved it. I loved the design, the style, and it only got better as ...
Feb 21, 2014
Preliminary (140/144 eps)
I gotta admit that im surprised Bastard!! doesnt have many reviews since its a pretty well known manga. I am a Bastard!! fan so ill try to impartially explain why I find it such a good series.

1st of all, if you are to read Bastard!! you are either an adult or be prepared to see adult content. Because B!! is filled with it. Bastard!! is the story of Dark Schneider, the strongest dark wizard in the world which was sealed 15 years ago and is now brought back to face off against his former allies who are trying to ressurrect a God of destruction called ...

Interest Stacks

35 Entries · 13 Restacks
20 Entries · 5 Restacks
47 Entries · 5 Restacks


Recent News

ONA 'Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin' Receives Second Season in 2023

ONA 'Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin' Receives Second Season in 2023

The official website of the Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin (ONA) (Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy) original net anime announced a second season on Monday, more

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

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

Warner Bros. Japan opened an official website for an anime adaptation of Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin (Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy) more

Recent Forum Discussion

Was this manga dropped by the writer?
JudgeRuthless - Aug 10, 2012
35 repliesby kosmoskos »»
Sep 23, 2023 11:54 AM
Poll: Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin Chapter 92 Discussion
CaptainKenshiro - Dec 15, 2022
1 repliesby MASTERCRAFT938 »»
Aug 13, 2023 6:37 PM
Poll: Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin Chapter 144 Discussion
CaptainKenshiro - Dec 20, 2022
0 repliesby CaptainKenshiro »»
Dec 20, 2022 8:48 PM
Poll: Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin Chapter 95 Discussion
CaptainKenshiro - Dec 16, 2022
0 repliesby CaptainKenshiro »»
Dec 16, 2022 1:19 PM
Poll: Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin Chapter 85 Discussion
CaptainKenshiro - Dec 14, 2022
0 repliesby CaptainKenshiro »»
Dec 14, 2022 5:56 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 15 Best Harem Manga of All Time

Top 15 Best Harem Manga of All Time

We love cute couples and following the development of their relative relationships in our favorite manga series. But let's turn up the heat, and see what happens when characters have more than a singular love interest. Let's enter the wild world of the harem manga!