We discuss whether there will be a Season 3 of the Netflix anime series Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Season 3, and its renewed or canceled status.
Heavy metal meets anime fantasy in this rip-snorting adventure that has left me exhausted after just watching the trailer.
The excessively titled Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy series has taken its fans on a voyage of sword and sorcery in a future world that has been devastated; the Dark Rebel Army is on a quest to bring back the God of Destruction, Anthrasax.
Meanwhile, the Kingdom of Metallicana is under siege from the Dark Rebel Army and its sorcerer leader, leading Tia Noto Yoko to try to resurrect the ancient wizard who once tried to rule the planet.
The problem is the wizard is sealed within her childhood friend Renlen, and only a virgin maiden’s kiss can bring the resurrection forward.
Will the return of Dark Schneider help the world or destroy it?
So starts the sprawling and epic story of Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Season 2, and after two seasons of the magical and beautiful adventure, there is only one question that fans want the answer to, and that is, will there be a season 3 of Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy?
This resurrected article will provide an answer of sorts.
Will there be a Season 3 of Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Season 3 – renewed or canceled status
At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation of a third season of the show being produced. However, do not despair, fans, as there may be a couple of things worth noting about the show that might provide some hope.
It seems that the show is based on a manga, and so far, the series has managed to stay quite close to its original material.
There have been two seasons of the show so far. The first run of episodes seems to adapt right up to chapter sixty-nine of the series, and that season wrapped up in September 2022.
The second run of episodes wrapped up in July 2023 and follows events up to chapter eighty-two of the manga.
The story by Kazushi Hagiwara currently sits at a whopping one hundred and thirty-nine chapters that take place over twenty-seven volumes, so there is a lot of published material that is available for adaptation.
I can’t imagine that the production company would come this far and leave the rest of the story unfinished, so I am mildly certain that there will be a season three, but it has yet to be given an official confirmation.
It might also be relevant that the season two finale finishes with loose plot threads that need resolving, which also suggests that the team behind the scenes is preparing for another season.
It would be silly to definitely confirm this, but fingers crossed that the show receives a third-act conclusion.