The Kugane Maruyama-authored gentle novel sequence Overlord might be getting a fourth season of its anime adaptation, in addition to a characteristic movie undertaking [Thanks, ANN!]. The announcement was made throughout a marathon broadcast of the primary three seasons on Japanese video web site NicoNico Douga, and additionally unfold through social media:
— オーバーロード／TVアニメ公式 (@over_lord_anime) May 8, 2021
Director Naoyuki Itou and author Yukie Sugawara will return to head up the workers, in addition to character designer Satoshi Tasaki. The announcement was accompanied by key artwork for the brand new anime season, formally titled Overlord IV. Artist so-bin, unique character designer and illustrator for the novel sequence posted new artwork of protagonist Ainz and his companion Albedo commemorating the event.
— so-bin (@soubin) May 8, 2021
Overlord stars Satoru Suzuki, a participant of the web RPG Yggdrassil who’s the guild grasp of the high-level guild Ainz Ooal Gown. On the final day of Yggdrassil‘s service, Suzuki logs in, and finds out he has been incarnated into physique of his sport character, the undead sorcerer Momonga, and the NPCs populating his guild headquarters have been made actual. However, the guild corridor and he himself have been transported to an unfamiliar, magical place.
Over the course of the sequence, he adopts the identify of his guild – Ainz Ooal Gown – for himself, and establishes a kingdom known as “The Nation of Darkness.” The story additionally follows native inhabitants of the brand new world reacting to the sudden look of an overwhelmingly highly effective and apparently monstrous faction.
The first three seasons of the Overlord anime tailored the primary 9 gentle novels (from Overlord Vol. 1: The Undead King to Vol. 9: The Caster of Destruction), and the fourth season will choose up at Vol. 10: The Ruler of Conspiracy. That quantity begins after Ainz formally founds the Nation of Darkness by violently annexing territory from close by international locations, amongst different deeds. It appears protected to assume that the season might also dip into occasions from Overlord Vol. 11: The Dwarven Crafter, as nicely. That’s as a result of a movie undertaking was additionally introduced, which is able to adapt the “Sacred Kingdom” story arc from Overlord Vol. 12 and 13.
The Overlord gentle novels can be found in bodily and digital bookstores. The three out there seasons of the anime (in addition to two compilation movies) are additionally on numerous streaming companies, together with Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll Games additionally printed a localization of the cell sport Overlord: Mass for the Dead, however shut down service on March 31, 2021 (it continues in Japan).