Dark Schneider is the
"Bastard!"! A lone warlock, freed from years of
imprisonment, stands against an army of destruction bent on world
conquest and the resurrection of an ancient evil. But Dark
Schneider is not protecting the desperate people of Meta-Rikana
out of the goodness of his heart. After all, they were the ones
who imprisoned him for leading this same army against their city
the first time! However, he's not about to let his old army, his
old generals, and his ex-girlfriend show him up. Besides, his new
girlfriend is counting on him, and it's been awhile since he's had
some fun... Contains all 6 episodes.
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated
• The Complete Six Episode Series / Photo Gallery / A look at
the Bastard!! figures.
SECRET(S): None that I know of
I first heard of the
"Bastard!!" series back in the early 90's and recalled
many fans at an anime convention talking about how cool the series
was and how funny it was because of the main character's name
(Dark Schneider) and the many references to popular US metal bands
(from the 80's).
After watching all six
episodes, I just fell in love with this series. There have
been several "Bastard!!" video games available for the
SNES and Sony Playstation and the series has yet to be "fully
completed", although the six-OAV episode arc is just totally
The series is about an
evil warlock named "Dark Schneider" who has been freed
from imprisonment and fortunately, the evil warlock has been
combined with a very good kid named Rushe which makes him somewhat
a hero to aid the people of Meta-Rikana" and take on his old
generals and army.
The storyline is just
awesome but since this anime includes combat, humor and
wizardry...the battles can be bloody and too violent for some
All in all, an awesome
anime featuring awesome characters (and character designs) such as
Ninja Master Gara, Thunder Empress Arshes Nei and more.
Check out this anime,
you won't be disappointed.
THE MOVIE: A-
THE DVD EXTRAS: A-
THE DVD OVERALL: A-
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