Earlier this year, we received news that Overlord will be receiving a fourth season with a compilation movie that covers all of the Holy Arc. It has been announced on the official Overlord website and social media accounts that Overlord season 4 is scheduled to broadcast some time in 2022. Along with that date announcement, they released a new visual, the first promotional video for season 4 which included the returning production team and cast members. There has not been any additional information about the film release, but we will keep you updated.
The production team consists of:
- Head Director: Itou, Naoyuki
- Writer and Scripts: Sugawara, Yukie
- Original Character Design: So-Bin
- Character Design: Tasaki, Satoshi
- Animation: Madhouse
Here’s the first look of the new Overlord season 4 trailer:
The cast members include:
- Hino, Satoshi (Rengoku, Kyojuro from Demon Slayer) as Ains Ooal Gow,
- Hara, Yumi (Asami, Lilith from Trinity Seven) as Albedo
- Uesaka, Sumire (Nagatoro, Hayase from Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro) as Shalltear Bloodfallen
- Kato, Emiri (Akatsuki from Log Horizon) as Aura Bella Fiora
- Katou, Masayuki (Shimura, Danzou from Naruto Shippuuden) as Demiurge
- Miyake, Kenta (All Might from My Hero Academia) as Cocytus
Kugane Maruyama’s popular light novel series Overlord began as an online light novel series back in 2010 and received publication by Kadokawa’s Enterbrain, with illustrations by So-Bin, in 2012. The series has compiled 14 volumes to date and Maruyama has confirmed that the light novel series will end with volume 17. Yen Press is currently publishing the light novel series in English, and the manga is being adapted by Hugin Miyama and Satoshi Oshio.
The Overlord franchise has received three anime seasons and two compilation films. The first season was released in July 2015, then the second season in January 2018. Finally, the third season was released in July 2018. Both the first and second Overlord compilation films were released in the same year, the first in February 2017 and the second in March 2017.
The previous seasons are currently available to watch on Crunchyroll and Funimation in both English dub or subtitle.
Overlord takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game, is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.