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Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy has a recognisable cast of voice actors

Netflix has just released the new Bastard: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy anime series, but where do you recognise the voice cast from?

Netflix’s anime content has been a decidedly mixed bag in June, with Spriggan being a rather disappointing adaptation of an iconic story.

However, the streaming giant is ending the month on a heavy metal note with their 2022 reboot of the Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy series.

The anime has just released its first part today, June 30th, and almost immediately, fans began to recognise some of the fantastic characters’ voice actors – so where do you know the Bastard voice cast from?

Where do you recognise the Bastard voice cast from?

The cast of voice actors in the 2022 reboot of Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy includes:

  • Dark Schneider – Kish? Taniyama
  • Tia Noto Yoko – Tomori Kusunoki
  • Gara – Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Arshes Nei – Y?ko Hikasa
  • Lars – Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Sean Ari – Ari Ozawa
  • Kai Harn – Shizuka Itou
  • Di-amon – Takehito Koyasu
  • Rushe Renren – Kanae Ito
  • Abigail – Tomokazu Sugita
  • Kall-Su – Kensho Ono
  • Sheila Tuel – Nao Toyama

Dark Schneider is voiced by Kish? Taniyama, a voice actor and musician in the Japanese rock band Granrodeo. He is best known for vicing Jean from Attack on Titan, Natsuki from Uta no Prince-sama, Takeshi from Over Drive, Ending from My Hero Academia and Hyakutarou from Tomodachi Game.

Tia Noto Yoko is voiced by Tomori Kusunoki, who is arguably most recognisable from her performances as Futaba in My Senpai is Annoying, Neiru in Wonder Egg Priority and Latifa from Seirei Gensouki. She also had major roles in The Misfit of Demon King Academy as Misha and Assassins Pride as Melida.

Gara is voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto, also known as High Kick Hidari, is best-known for playing Yasutora in Bleach, Kinshiki in Boruto and Subaru from Food Wars. Other roles have included Konton in Yashahime, Apeas in Ranking of Kings and Banjo from My Hero Academia.

Nei Arshes is voiced by Y?ko Hikasa, who fans may recognise as Utahime from Jujutsu Kaisen, Rias from Highschool DxD, Mio from K-On and Houki from Infinite Stratos.

Lars is voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, who fans will almost immediately recognise as Inosuke from Demon Slayer. However, other notable roles have come in Sword Art Online as Kirito, Madoka Magica as Nakazawa and Koimori from The Detective is Already Dead.

The following cast can also be recognised from previous roles:

  • Sean Ari is voiced by Ari Ozawa: Conny from The Promised Neverland and Hina from BanG Dream
  • Kai Harn is voiced by Shizuka Itou: Venus from Sailor Moon and Akeno from High School DxD
  • Di-amon is voiced by Takehito Koyasu: Dio from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Zeke from Attack on Titan
  • Rushe Renren is voiced by Kanae Ito: Carrot from One Piece and Ruiko from That Certain Scientific Railgun
  • Abigail is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita: Joseph Joestar from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Rudeus from Mushoku Tensei
  • Kall-Su is voiced by Kensho Ono: Tomohiro from A Silent Voice and Yuri from Spy x Family
  • Sheila Tuel is voiced by Nao Toyama: Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi and Rin from Yuri Camp

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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Tom Llewellyn

Tom Llewellyn is the Head of World Content, Anime, and Comics at HITC Entertainment and also helps oversee all things deemed ‘nerd culture’ at Forever Geek. After gaining a BSc degree in Animal Behaviour, Tom continued his education with a Master’s degree in Science Communication (MSc) and post-graduate research; with his own independent project being published in the Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens in 2021. Since joining GRV Media in early 2020, Tom has amassed over 48 million views on his content and has conducted interviews with various actors and filmmakers from the wonderful world of anime.

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