Released in 1992. Animation by Anime-Aru.
Series Plot Summary
Several hundred years after Anthrasax destroyed modern civilization, a group of four lords plans to set this old god free once again. To prevent this from happening, a former ally of the four is released from his 15 year imprisonment. Dark Schneider, a sorcerer who once tried to conquer the world, now fights to save it.
My Thoughts on the Series
Bastard is a short but high-quality fantasy themed anime series. The main character, Dark Schneider, is a douche anti-hero. But deep down he actually has a big heart. The story shows that as he reconnects with his lost companions. Expect to see some awesome magic used all throughout the series! Dark Schneider specializes in fire and lightning magic. Despite the series never being finished, it does have a satisfying climax and ending. If you love fantasy, I highly recommend Bastard.
In the subtitled versions of these episodes, they begin with an opening sequence dubbed in English. Don't worry! The rest of the episodes are in Japanese with English subtitles. I don't know why they did that (it wasn't me).
The kingdom is under attack! Is awakening a dark sorcerer the answer to their prayers?
Dark Schneider's woman is kidnapped by the ninja master! He ventures to save her.
Dark Schneider challenges the ninja master! It would seem this wasn't the first time.
The women get kidnapped again. This time by a silly vampire lord.
The Thunder Empress Arshes Nei challenges Dark Schneider to a fight to the death.
Dark Schneider is dead. A deadly titan is created. Who can save everyone?