Overlord IV

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Japanese: オーバーロード IV
English: Overlord IV
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2022 to Sep 27, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 8.081 (scored by 264717264,717 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #425
Members: 532,241
Favorites: 7,133

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Synopsis

E-Rantel, the capital city of the newly established Sorcerer Kingdom, suffers from a dire shortage of goods. Once a prosperous city known for its trade, it now faces a crisis due to its caution—or even fear—of its king, Ainz Ooal Gown. To make amends, Ainz sends Albedo to the city as a diplomatic envoy.

Meanwhile, the cardinals of the Slane Theocracy discuss how to retaliate against Ainz after his attack crippled the Re-Estize Kingdom's army, plotting for the Baharuth Empire to take over the Sorcerer Kingdom. However, when Emperor Jircniv Rune Farlord El Nix arranges a meeting with the Theocracy's messengers at a colosseum, he is confronted by none other than Ainz himself.

With their secret gathering now out in the open, the emperor and his guests learn that Ainz has challenged the Warrior King, the empire's greatest fighter, to a duel. With Ainz's motivations beyond his comprehension, Jircniv can do nothing but watch as humanity's future changes before his very eyes.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Overlord IV was released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan from October 26, 2022 to December 23, 2022.

It adapts volumes 10, 11, and 14 of the light novel series.

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"HOLLOW HUNGER" by OxT
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Ending Theme

"No Man's Dawn" by Mayu Maeshima

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Reviews

Sep 27, 2022
SASUGA AINZ-SAMA! For the 4th (and possibly the final) time.

It's been a long while since we've ever anticipated anything new about Overlord...well, ANYTHING besides the Isekai Quartet "spin-off" chibi series that for some reason, has progressed much faster in the 4-year gap since Season 3 came out. YES, you heard me right. Season 1 came out in Summer 2015, EXACTLY 7 years ago, and then Seasons 2 and 3 in quick succession in Winter and Summer 2018, which was a terrible mistake for Madhouse since it was basically crunch time that ultimately landed on subpar production values that are abysmal for Overlord standards. The Sorcerer ...
Sep 27, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Fans and haters of Overlord all know that Ainz is probably one of the most overpowered isekai protagonists out there. In this season, that is no exception. This series follows a similar formula throughout its run, and that formula is “People underestimate Ainz, and then get slaughtered”. This time around, the characters are actually somewhat catching on that, yes, Ainz is nearly unbeatable, so maybe we should work with him instead. To me, I think that the change in formula made the series a bit boring, but there were also quite a few other issues that presented themselves in this season.

My grading criteria: Story: /25 ...
Sep 29, 2022
Overlord's main issues are that it's unpleasant and boring.

There are no stakes because we know Ainz and his minions are insanely OP and are going to win every fight. Everything almost always goes according to plan, and if it doesn't it goes even better than expected for our villain protagonist.

Speaking of our villain protagonist, let's talk about the characters. Most of the Nazarick crew are entirely flat and static when it comes to character development, especially when it comes the past 2 seasons. Ainz somehow does whatever the opposite of character development is, having less and less of a personality over time.

After how decent ...

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