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'Overlord' Gets Fourth Season, New Anime Film

May 8, 2021 5:11 AM
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Aug 2013
The Overlord broadcast commemorative special program on streaming platform Niconico announced a fourth season and an anime film for Kugane Maruyama's light novel on Saturday. The new film will premiere under the subtitle Sei Oukoku-hen (Holy Kingdom Arc). The event also revealed a teaser visual for the fourth season (pictured). Lead staff and cast are returning for the new season from the previous anime installments.

Director: Naoyuki Itou (Overlord, No Guns Life)
Series Composition, Script: Yukie Sugawara (Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series, Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!)
Character Design: Satoshi Tasaki (Diamond no Ace: Act II, No Game No Life: Zero)
Studio: Madhouse

Ainz: Satoshi Hino (Bakuman.)
Albedo: Yumi Hara (Tasogare Otome x Amnesia)
Shalltear: Sumire Uesaka (Musaigen no Phantom World)
Aura: Emiri Katou (Log Horizon)
Mare: Yumi Uchiyama (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)
Demiurge: Masayuki Katou (Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho)
Cocytus: Kenta Miyake (SK∞)

Maruyama originally launched the dark fantasy series on the novel publishing website Arcadia in May 2010 and later on Shousetsuka ni Narou. Kadokawa began publishing the novel with illustrations by so-bin in July 2012 and shipped the 14th volume last March. Overlord has a cumulative 8 million copies of its volumes in print.

The light novel was first adapted into a television anime in Summer 2015 by animation studio Madhouse. The second season premiered in Winter 2018, followed by a third season in Summer of the same year. The first season was compiled into a two-part film in February and March 2017.

Fugin Miyama began drawing a manga adaptation in the Comp Ace magazine in November 2014. Kadokawa published the 14th compiled volume on November 26 last year.

Funimation licensed the anime series in North America and released the three seasons on home video in November 2016, January 2019, and June 2019.

Yen Press licensed the light novel in English in October 2015 and began publishing the volumes the following May. The 12th volume shipped last June, with the 13th volume planned for a June 1 release. The company also publishes Miyama's manga adaptation and released the 12th volume on May 26 last year.

Overlord placed first in the 2017 edition and fourth in both the 2018 and 2019 editions in the tankobon category of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings.

Official site:
Official Twitter: @over_lord_anime

Source: Press Release

Overlord IV, Overlord Movie: Sei Oukoku-hen on MAL
VindstotMay 8, 2021 8:03 PM

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May 8, 2021 5:13 AM

Aug 2019
hmm tried episode 1 like a week ago but stopped at the sight of the horrendous CGI in the beginning, but seeing this announcement makes me want to try it again
May 8, 2021 5:15 AM
One Word - Anime

Jun 2017
Yatta, confirmation's finally here!

Season 2 and 3 were a little down for me but more Albedo is always great to have!

I suppose this answers why Madhouse has been relatively quite lately.
#Anime4Life be my Life Motto! #PrayForKyoAni

May 8, 2021 5:16 AM

Jul 2019
Ah yes after thousands of days we were waiting,new season.Now I really need NGNL season 2
May 8, 2021 5:17 AM

Jun 2020
Let's go. Even though it's been some time since I watched them. Still happy to see Ainz back.
May 8, 2021 5:17 AM

Apr 2014
Yeah! finally, it's confirmed.
Ainz-sama is back.
May 8, 2021 5:26 AM

Jan 2017
How is 'Overlord' ?
I've never actually tried it.
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May 8, 2021 5:26 AM
CEO of Anime

Nov 2019
Sagusa Ainz-sama!
Everyone could use some One Piece in their life.
May 8, 2021 5:27 AM

May 2012

I hope season 4 is more than 1 cour
May 8, 2021 5:29 AM

Apr 2016
Another stellar isekai coming our way i see.
May 8, 2021 5:30 AM

Jun 2014
Didn't really care much for season 3 so hopefully this season is better.
I truly believe no one on MAL actually likes anime and no one can convince me otherwise.

May 8, 2021 5:34 AM

Feb 2016
So the announcement is finally here
I wonder if the film would adapt the LNs or would just be original content
May 8, 2021 5:35 AM
Jul 2018
Did not really surprise about this, meant i knew it we get fourth season i'm rather waiting NGNLS2
removed-userMay 8, 2021 5:39 AM
May 8, 2021 5:37 AM

Jul 2015
No surprise there, as author was quite vocal, that season four will be a thing.
I actually had vague memories of it already being announced, and was convinced it already was.

May 8, 2021 5:39 AM

May 2020
Let's see if it gets better again... Didn't really like 2nd and 3rd season much, considering it's so highly rated here.
Don't mind me,
just passing by...

May 8, 2021 5:46 AM
Aug 2016
Overlord remains the only LN adaptation from Madhouse that ever got a sequel from them. Meanwhile NGNL...
May 8, 2021 6:05 AM
Dec 2015
YES! Fianally.

One of my favourite anime of the recent years no doubt.

ClickBaitBuster said:
Overlord remains the only LN adaptation from Madhouse that ever got a sequel from them. Meanwhile NGNL...

Overlord is one of the very rare cases where sales are not a steady decline from season to season. The third season sold more than the second, which is really unusual. A fourth season was to be expected in this case.
May 8, 2021 6:05 AM
May 2015
Ngl, I've gotten bored of this series now so I ain't too excited about this new sequel anymore and most likely won't be watching anymore of this series.
jc9622May 8, 2021 6:10 AM

May 8, 2021 6:14 AM

Jul 2017
Noice! Its finally time for more Ainz madness! Can't wait for this! ✌️
May 8, 2021 6:14 AM

Feb 2020
Nice, I needed a reason to rewatch the series to update my scores.
May 8, 2021 6:22 AM
♡( •ॢ◡-ॢ)✧˖° ♡

Dec 2014
What a great news in 2021 ^.^

More of this anime is always welcome. Hope there would be some good worthy enemies for Ainz and his guardians of Nazarick :)

(っ◔◡◔)っ 𝓘 𝔀𝓲𝓼𝓱 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓮 𝓪 𝔀𝓸𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓻𝓯𝓾𝓵 𝓭𝓪𝔂 ♥
May 8, 2021 6:30 AM
May 2019
Great, just what we needed! The highly overrated anime gets another season🥱🥱🥱
May 8, 2021 6:39 AM

Apr 2015
Madhouse is back!! Honestly been a long time since I seen one of their shows! Let's hope that since this 4th season was quite a long wait after S3, that we won't have the bad CGI like the goats we had in S3.

Overlord is back baby!!
May 8, 2021 6:39 AM

Sep 2013
Madhouse managed to retain the animation contract? lmao
They must promised not to shit on the quality in favor of their other projects.
May 8, 2021 7:03 AM
May 2021
Yeay gk sabar nunggu nih😸✨
May 8, 2021 7:07 AM

Oct 2017
More of Albedo and bone daddy XD.
May 8, 2021 7:21 AM
Dec 2020
yeahhh akhirnya setelah lama menunggu
May 8, 2021 7:27 AM

Feb 2014
Eh, I guess I have an insentive to pick up season 2 back up now.
May 8, 2021 7:43 AM

Feb 2020
Can I expect exquisite animation for the film? My expectations are very high!
May 8, 2021 7:48 AM

Feb 2018
PirateHasan said:
How is 'Overlord' ?
I've never actually tried it.
Hhhmm... overlord is a cruel anime, MC kills humans without regret idk how i called it, You better don't watch this anime, but it's up to you.
May 8, 2021 8:06 AM

Mar 2020
I am delighted to see Overlord get a fourth season. I was worried it wouldn't get a 4th because of madhouse's inactivity for a couple of seasons.
May 8, 2021 8:09 AM

Jul 2019
A new season and a movie? Is it one of those recap movies, non-canon or canon movies?
May 8, 2021 8:16 AM

Dec 2010
NextUniverse said:
A new season and a movie? Is it one of those recap movies, non-canon or canon movies?

The movie(s) will be a direct sequel to season 4 and adapt the Holy Kingdom Arc. (v12-13)
May 8, 2021 8:18 AM
Apr 2016
PirateHasan said:
How is 'Overlord' ?
I've never actually tried it.
It's basically isekai fantasy that takes place inside a game that was transported into some alternative reality (kinda like Isekai Maou this season). The protagonist is completely OP, so, as is the case with many other isekai anime, you could say it's similar to One Punch Man, with:

1) The protagonist being there as a sort of deus ex machina and always resolving any situation in the end

2) The story focusing rather on the world and side characters (As the protagonist isn't really that interesting, since it's given he will win every time).

Just a really short summary. If you enjoy that kind of stories you can give it a shot.
JanPriMay 8, 2021 8:23 AM
May 8, 2021 8:20 AM

Nov 2014
Well, i never have really been a fan of this series, kinda dropped it after S1, kinda weird it keeps getting more sequels since it doesn't seem to be that popular anymore.

Good news for the fans though.
May 8, 2021 8:25 AM
SHSL Good Luck

Apr 2015
The movie being called the Holy Kingdom Arc makes it seem like it'll cover volumes 12-13. That would mean that the fourth season will cover volumes 10-11. Would the TV season and movie really cover the same amount of volumes? Especially since Overlord has always been fitting third volumes in every 13 episode season. And a movie can't cover two volumes worth of content, without making the pacing even worse than it already is (unless we're getting a 3 hour movie, which I highly doubt).

I think the fourth season will cover volumes volumes 10-12 and the movie will cover only volume 13. The fourth season will need to end in the middle of an arc and the movie would just be the second-half of said arc, but it will be better for the overall pacing of the series.
May 8, 2021 8:33 AM

Sep 2020
Let's GOOOO! Baby!! I'm Hype!!
May 8, 2021 8:36 AM
Jul 2018
Never watched anything more than the first season, but maybe I'll pick it up once again.
May 8, 2021 8:37 AM
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Mar 2010
Super surprised madhouse is creating a fourth season but happy to see it!
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May 8, 2021 8:46 AM

Oct 2018
I'll be honest. I have a serious love-hate relationship with this series. Madhouse has never treated Overlord with the respect it deserves. On the other hand, the world building in the LN is so well-written. I am not hyped, but I'll still be looking forward to this anime sequel.

May 8, 2021 8:53 AM

Mar 2011
They should have changed the animation studio, Madhouse is almost dead.
May 8, 2021 9:27 AM
May 2015
Seeing Ainz back to being serious after his fun time in Isekai Quartet should be a refreshing change. And his story's not yet done either.
May 8, 2021 9:44 AM
Jul 2019
Is this the reason why Madhouse is quiet lately? To put their effort into making this good? I sure hope so. I don't want to be dissapointed with the quality like in previous seasons. Let's just wait and see.
May 8, 2021 9:48 AM

Jan 2017
Syureria said:
PirateHasan said:
How is 'Overlord' ?
I've never actually tried it.
Hhhmm... overlord is a cruel anime, MC kills humans without regret idk how i called it, You better don't watch this anime, but it's up to you.

Damn that's dark ._.
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May 8, 2021 9:49 AM

Nov 2016
So madhouse reappears just to continue producing more isekai, more specifically that bone bastard, well it's okay for him to reappear and face just to see when "that" other anime premieres and if he will continue to laugh so much.
May 8, 2021 10:10 AM

Jan 2011
only sorta liked season 1 then it all went downhill from there,if i hear anything remotely interesting about it might check it out but if it's just another season of this dude and his harem of simping servants smashing fodder i'm out ,Slime already got ruined for me going the same route
May 8, 2021 11:07 AM

Jan 2021
madhouse revives itself to make an anime about skelethor

ngl i should atleast finish s1
is it really worf to put things in here like nobody reads these

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May 8, 2021 11:17 AM

Dec 2016
Season 4 very nice. Curious about what the movie will be about.
May 8, 2021 11:36 AM
Jan 2021
PirateHasan said:
How is 'Overlord' ?
I've never actually tried it.
it's good enough to wait for the foruth season I'm excited too
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