Since there was no thread dedicated to this awesome manga, I'm taking care of this oversight. Anybody here familiar with Bastard!! ? For those who aren't, Bastard!! is a seinen manga taking place in a brutal medieval world, telling the story of Dark Schneider, a powerful, evil wizard and his quest to conquer the world where he'll fight against men, demons and gods. The story may seem classical at first, yet it's actually everything but that. Bastard!! originality lies in the fact it's an extremely violent manga, (probably the goriest manga still published today with Berserk) with plenty of sex scenes as well, and at the same time it's hilarious. It doesn't take itself seriously at all, the author Kazushi Hagiwara constantly breaks the fourth wall by making his characters talk about the fact they're starring in a manga in the middle of a fight or with his hilarious comments in the margins and below panels. Most of the classical codes of shonen manga are also mocked and parodied, and of course the main source of humor comes from the "hero" Dark Schneider who's probably one of the funniest, most original main characters ever, having none of the qualities you usually find in your typical protagonist ala Goku, Luffy or Naruto, instead acting more like a violent, arrogant, lecherous villain. Finally I couldn't end this short introduction without talking about the art, arguably the best art of all currently published mangas. Hagiwara reaches breathtaking levels in the later volumes, as shown here: Anyway, if you never heard about Bastard!! before and want to give it a shot, I suggest you to check the pimping project I started in the Outskirts Trading Post, I'm part of a group that is currently scanlating the manga and we're quickly releasing new chapters every week: The Bastard!! pimping project So, those who already are familiar with the manga, any opinions about the current story, do you have any favorite characters, your expectations for the future of the Bastard!! manga? Discuss away!