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'Overlord' Blu-ray and DVD Volumes Bundle SD Character Anime

by arsonal
Jun 29, 2015 6:09 AM | 30 Comments
The official website of the Summer 2015 series Overlord announced that each Blu-ray and DVD volume will include one mini anime episode featuring SD (super deformed) characters. The first volume, which will be released on September 25, 2015, will contain three episodes. Customers who pre-order the first volume from Animate, Gamers, Sofmap, or Toranoana stores will receive a bonus A3-sized clear poster.

Six volumes of the Blu-ray and DVD will be released for a total of 13 episodes. The first, fourth, and sixth volumes will contain newly written stories by Kugane Maruyama. Additionally, the second and third volumes will contain special audio dramas, and the fifth and sixth volumes will contain soundtracks from the series.

Overlord is an adaptation by Madhouse of the light novel series of the same name, written by Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. It begins airing on July 7.

Source: Moca News

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I was pretty hyped when I heard that their were going to be an adaptation but my feelings are kinda mixed right now.

Jun 30, 2015 5:31 AM by Jicetus

vodall said:
Marco86 said:

If they want good sales they should start by producing something good. I'm seeing "harem" in the genre tags so I'm afraid. At least, there's no ecchi (I hope).

But I read in another thread that they don't care about disc sales so idk if it's rly the reason.

Despite whatever you'd like to believe, there are no studios that don't care about their sales. To me, this seems more like Madhouse only expecting a small return of profits.

In a lot of cases, with late night tv anime, they are only hired to do the animation.
They don't see any of the profit.

Jun 29, 2015 3:32 PM by rederoin

As i expected it's a 1-cour...hopefully it turns out good in the end.

Jun 29, 2015 2:19 PM by Kryptiq

LastChapter said:

It's not going to happen, enjoy your anime with the the toned-down maturity level.
Itadakimasu!!
Yea, they probably wont include that, but well.... I'd probably die laughing first if they animate that and the assault scene with anime Albedos facial expression.

Also, I wonder if they're going to rush like that to Vol 8 but with 1 episode= 1 Volume formula nothing seems impossible.

Jun 29, 2015 12:30 PM by barmar

Well this was a pleasant surprise,hope they have all of those bonus contents on the American and Europe release!

Jun 29, 2015 12:29 PM by MrEpicMichael

Moodie said:
malki said:
actually.. the "harem" genre increase the sales in japan not decrease it..
just look at how that garbage ass absolute duo surpassed death parade's sales..lol
i watched both and Absoutle Duo is something more fun meaning more ppl would want to buy the BDs. While Death Parade had a corny plot and a horrible first half. Only the ending saved that shit. Having a harem tag doesn't mean shit, its all about how good the certain anime is excuted. Ur acting like anything with a harem tag sells well when that isn't true….

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir was a harem as well and sold as much as Death Parade. Maybe just maybe japan isn't as brainwashed as u think they are. They don't buy every shit under the sun. Besides the sales for AD wasn't anything special. So ur entire statement is wrong.

I didn't say all animes who has "harem" oe "ecchi" in the genre tags are shits..all I said is the harem/ecchi genre make the anime sells more than some other animes even if it has a "trashier" plot..
in other words.."Increasing Sales Using Sex"

Jun 29, 2015 12:01 PM by malki

cant wait to the anime :)

Jun 29, 2015 11:54 AM by Nisx

I'll be looking forward to this more than the actual TV anime. At the very least, I'll enjoy some short supposedly comedy skits. Or maybe even better, explaining the lore and structure of the world.
barmar said:
Wow this looks gorgeous. I wonder how they're going to handle all that juicy juicy gore though.... especially in Vol 3 where people are literally being torn open and stuff.

Well not getting my hopes up but you never know.
It's not going to happen, enjoy your anime with the the toned-down maturity level.

Jun 29, 2015 10:53 AM by LastChapter

this is just a appetiser before One-Punch Man airs

still looking forward to it

Jun 29, 2015 9:49 AM by FireEmblemIke24

That poster looks good, but then again that’s nothing to be surprised for Limited BD releases. Lots of series, especially those based on light novels/novels do this all the time (+ other extra goodies). It’s all about if the Japanese find the content produced by the studio worthy of their money, or not. For what I’ve seen, Madhouse doesn’t seem to have a good track record selling their own stuff.

Honestly all the PVs of that series released so far look pretty subpar, so I don’t feel confident about it (I’m not even sure if I’m going to even watch it at this point).

rederoin said:
I don't think madhouse gives a shit.

I hope you’re joking. As a business, they should definitely care about how well their products do in the market (promotion and product selling). That’s of course if they don’t want to go under in the future. But then again I don’t know Madhouse, so what should I know.

I just can’t see the people in charge of that studio being like:
“…well if it sells…. great, if not, so be it….. It promoted the material fairly well (not great though), so I guess there is no need for us to worry. Plus, even though sells were abysmal, we still made a bit of profit. After all, who needs more money to run things around here, right?...”
Although hearing that would be kinda funny, it would also be pretty sad.

Jun 29, 2015 9:23 AM by zero-r

Confirmed as 1 cour...no surprise there imo.

I'll look forward to the regular show but having mixed feelings on it right now.

Jun 29, 2015 8:58 AM by Stark700

Wow this looks gorgeous. I wonder how they're going to handle all that juicy juicy gore though.... especially in Vol 3 where people are literally being torn open and stuff.

Well not getting my hopes up but you never know.

Jun 29, 2015 8:55 AM by barmar

meh 1 cour, I expected it with OPM coming out afterwards, but still :'(
anime sales are a thing of the past, hope it does great in the other departments.

Jun 29, 2015 8:33 AM by ichii_1

malki said:
Marco86 said:

If they want good sales they should start by producing something good. I'm seeing "harem" in the genre tags so I'm afraid. At least, there's no ecchi (I hope).

But I read in another thread that they don't care about disc sales so idk if it's rly the reason.
actually.. the "harem" genre increase the sales in japan not decrease it..
just look at how that garbage ass absolute duo surpassed death parade's sales..lol
i watched both and Absoutle Duo is something more fun meaning more ppl would want to buy the BDs. While Death Parade had a corny plot and a horrible first half. Only the ending saved that shit. Having a harem tag doesn't mean shit, its all about how good the certain anime is excuted. Ur acting like anything with a harem tag sells well when that isn't true….

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir was a harem as well and sold as much as Death Parade. Maybe just maybe japan isn't as brainwashed as u think they are. They don't buy every shit under the sun. Besides the sales for AD wasn't anything special. So ur entire statement is wrong.

Jun 29, 2015 8:20 AM by moodie

malki said:
Marco86 said:

If they want good sales they should start by producing something good. I'm seeing "harem" in the genre tags so I'm afraid. At least, there's no ecchi (I hope).

But I read in another thread that they don't care about disc sales so idk if it's rly the reason.
actually.. the "harem" genre increase the sales in japan not decrease it..
just look at how that garbage ass absolute duo surpassed death parade's sales..lol


True and depressing, especially since Absolute Duo as far as harems go was 'Absolute shit.'

Jun 29, 2015 8:17 AM by FullmetalCarrot

malki said:
actually.. the "harem" genre increase the sales in japan not decrease it..

No Game No Life is one of their best selling shows there overall.

Jun 29, 2015 8:16 AM by EvenJellyOn

Marco86 said:
malki said:
wow..Madhouse want this anime to sell well no matter what..XD

If they want good sales they should start by producing something good. I'm seeing "harem" in the genre tags so I'm afraid. At least, there's no ecchi (I hope).

But I read in another thread that they don't care about disc sales so idk if it's rly the reason.
actually.. the "harem" genre increase the sales in japan not decrease it..
just look at how that garbage ass absolute duo surpassed death parade's sales..lol

Jun 29, 2015 8:01 AM by malki

rederoin said:
malki said:
wow..Madhouse want this anime to sell well no matter what..XD

I don't think madhouse gives a shit.
maybe that's why they had some financial crises before..

Jun 29, 2015 7:54 AM by malki

Paulo27 said:
malki said:
wow..Madhouse want this anime to sell well no matter what..XD
This type of stuff isn't that rare and it usually doesn't improve sales that much and it's still Madhouse so...

of cours it does improve sales..I think..in this one at least..I mean who wouldn't pre-order the first volume just to get that A3-sized clear poster..? I mean the art is so fu#king good..:3

Jun 29, 2015 7:51 AM by malki

Dat Albedo~


But sadly i have zero expectation for the anime.

Jun 29, 2015 7:16 AM by BoredEntity

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