Overlord Finally Returns This 2024

January 6, 2024

One does not simply have enough of Overlord, right? God, I could even see Sean Bean in my mind while writing this haha…

As previously announced, more information was revealed about the anime adaptation of Kugane Maruyama‘s light novels, illustrated by So-Bin, specifically concerning the upcoming film “Overlord: Sei Oukoku-hen,” which adapts the “Paladin of the Holy Kingdom” arc. As many know, this arc is present in volumes 12 and 13 of the original light novels.

It was also confirmed in the same announcement that the film would be released at some point this year in Japanese cinemas, and a promotional trailer featuring Demiurge has been revealed. As part of the production information, the involvement of director Naoyuki Itou and the Madhouse studios was also confirmed.

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Production Team

  • Naoyuki Itou (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, No Guns Life, Kanon, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu) returns from all previous seasons to take charge of direction at Madhouse studios.
  • Yukie Sugawara (Sword Art Online, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Sword Art Online II) handled the writing and supervision of scripts in the fourth season.
  • Satoshi Tasaki (No Game No Life Zero, Diamond no Ace, Final Fantasy) was responsible for character design and animation direction in the fourth season.
  • Shuji Katayama (Youjo Senki, Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?, Runway de Waratte, Houkago Saikoro Club) took charge of the soundtrack composition in the fourth season.

As we know, Kugane Maruyama and So-Bin have been publishing the light novels through Kadokawa since July 2012. The manga adaptation is by Satoshi Oushio and Hugin Miyama, and has been published since November 2014. The anime adaptation comes from Madhouse, with four seasons aired since 2015, totaling 52 episodes, the most recent being Summer 2022 (July – September).

The World of Overlord

Yggdrasil is a virtual reality game well known for the freedom it offers its players. After a fairly simple tutorial, players are free to explore the open world and customize anything from their weapons to their class or subclass. However, in 2138, the game faces its final moments as its servers shut down at midnight. Momonga, a devoted and expert player in the world of Yggdrasil, decides to spend the last hours of the game inside his guild, Ainz Ooal Gown. To his surprise, at midnight, instead of being disconnected, Momonga is transported to another world, apparently identical to Yggdrasil. Facing an abnormal situation, the player discovers that the NPCs have become sentient and thinking. Now trapped in the skeletal body of his avatar, desperate to discover the cause of his situation, he is curious to know if there are other players trapped like him. Momonga, now more powerful and real than ever, sets out to take control of the new world with the help of his loyal subjects.

Undoubtedly, Overlord is one of those twists to the Isekai genre that has shown us in its time (and even up to the present) that one can always expect some originality even in genres that can sometimes sound a bit clichéd.

We’re not going to ask you if you know Overlord, but we do want you to leave us your opinion about this peculiar and exciting anime, and your expectations, if you have any, about the upcoming movie. Obviously, we’ll be reading! 🙂

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