Distributor: Geneon Animation
© 1992 Kazushi Hagiwara / Shueisha
Fifteen years ago, the legendary warlock Dark Schneider led an army of destruction on a quest to conquer the world. However, the good priests of Meta-Rikana magically imprisoned the vengeful wizard ending his threat. Now Dark Schneider's old comrades, the Four Lords of Havoc, are renewing the legacy of conquest with the added intention of resurrecting the Great Demon of the Apocalypse - Ansla-Sax.
OAV Series: 6 episodes
Average Ratings: 65
Number of Review Sites: 8
Number of Review Links: 8
"Funny and dramatic, but rather uneven and somewhat sleazy."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 3 (out of 5)
"It’s not art, but it’s definitely entertainment."
Anime Jump! (Christian Nutt) - 2 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Lots of tough guys, unrealistic combats, male braggadacio and minimally dressed women."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - worthy
"There's something special about a show simply named "Bastard!!"."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - B+
"..."rough and tumble", erotic, and tongue-in-cheek -- poking fun as it goes along."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"Bastard!! is a series with a lot of potential that doesn't quite get as good as it should."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross) - 3 stars (out of 5)
"...an excuse for lots of mayhem and destruction, which is a good thing in this case."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"BASTARD! really is a fun show, at least through its first half...however, the second half gets a little snoozeworthy."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B-