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'Overlord' Movie Announced

by Vindstot
Sep 28, 2016 10:53 PM | 71 Comments
The wraparound band on the 11th volume of light novel Overlord, which will go on sale tomorrow on September 30, will announce that the series will receive an anime movie to recap the TV anime.

Overlord is written by Kugane Maruyama with illustrations by so-bin, and was initially serialized as a web novel in September 2010. It began publishing under the Enterbrain label in July 2012. A manga adaptation drawn by Fugin Miyama has been serialized in the Comp Ace magazine since November 2014. The series previously received a 13-episode TV anime adaptation by studio Madhouse in Summer 2015.

Source: Otakomu

Overlord Movie on MAL

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They really should wait for a recap movie until they are just about to start a second season ...

Nov 13, 2016 7:10 AM by LordZukasa

Rayzer said:
What's the point of this shit? If it's just a recap of the TV series?
MadHouse was really fucking too lazy this year.


Why would they release a recap movie indeed?

I suspect this is a prelude for season 2. When Season 1 has been aired a substantial amount of time ago, it's quite likely that before they air Season 2 they would do some form of recap.

For example, before Attack on Titan season 2 was announced, they did two recap movies. Before Jojo Stardust was aired, they did a bunch of recap OVA of the previous season aired years ago.

I personally think that this is quite a good sign with a lot of potential developments on the horizon.

Nov 4, 2016 4:35 PM by Rinth

Well...my hopes got WAY up and then kinda fell once I read it was only a recap movie.

I'm still curious about it, but surprised they'd do a recap movie rather than do a movie about the Lizardmen or something. I feel like the lizardmen part would make an interesting movie, even if Momonga isn't the main focus of it.

Though, if I had to vote on what I'd LOVE to see turned into a movie...has to be Volume 9. ^^

Oct 19, 2016 6:41 AM by Pringer

Recap movie ? Three more canon episodes would be cheaper and better Madhouse.

Oct 2, 2016 12:20 AM by Nevann

I've rewatched the tv series, Will have to watch this when it comes out and perhaps rewatch it as well, Such a shame its only a movie :l I Need more >_>

Sep 30, 2016 7:10 PM by Rasco

Its amazing how excited someone can get, then have their hope shattered instantly.

Anime was almost saved, but Madhouse fks us again.

Sep 30, 2016 1:08 AM by Ketuekigami

great news... a recap? nvm

Sep 29, 2016 3:05 PM by KnightA

Vindstot said:
The wraparound band on the 11th volume of light novel Overlord, which will go on sale tomorrow on September 30, will announce that the series will receive an anime movie to recap the TV anime.

A movie to recap the anime :/
What use does this have for me lol

Sep 29, 2016 2:46 PM by KamSung

Paulo27 said:
Absolutely destroyed.
Based Madhouse, please do a recap for NGNL and Mahouka too.
Paulo27 said:
Absolutely destroyed.
Based Madhouse, please do a recap for NGNL and Mahouka too.


Mahouka was famous in jap, and mahouka will get movie only story from author no clue of ngnl

Sep 29, 2016 2:20 PM by Loner-Ghost

Hope it comes soon because I just finished overlord too.

Sep 29, 2016 2:14 PM by TechnoTurtle

I am so happy to hear that more is coming out, and with the dub coming maybe there will actually be merchendise that I can get my hands on. I want to give this series money but it is quite difficult so far.

Sep 29, 2016 12:21 PM by theomega669

moodie said:
Antanaru said:
If I remember correctly, LN readers were mentioning it was kind of rushed. So now they squeeze it into a movie format? Sure, because it worked so well so many times already... Oh well, at least the series was enjoyable so it's still something to look forward to albeit with no expectations.
it worked because it sold well

people dont know anything about adpations anyways. just because it wasn't a shitty 1:1 adaption doesnt mean it was bad.
The point is, most adaptations, good or bad, suffer from time limitations of current shitty 13/24 format and trying to squeeze a whole season into a movie format just make it worse.

Sep 29, 2016 11:29 AM by Antanaru

I'm glad I only read the updated news lol.

Sep 29, 2016 10:57 AM by Shinsuke_Sama

Hope it leads to s2, otherwise this sucks.

Sep 29, 2016 10:28 AM by FullmetalRaikou

A compilation movie?

Ah, sad times indeed. Was looking forward to new material.

Sep 29, 2016 10:24 AM by AntwanMantilla

God is dead and that is why

Sep 29, 2016 9:59 AM by Karl_Marx_Sensei

Teaser visual for the recap film by light novel illustrator, so-bin.

Sep 29, 2016 9:08 AM by Vindstot

It'd be nice if they included the details they left out from the LN and erase some imperfections from here and there.

I'm a little happy that Overlord's getting a movie despite it being a recap. I guess it saves time since I'm having the urge to rewatch almost every anime I love including this. Seeing Albedo again is a plus, too~

Sep 29, 2016 8:51 AM by Kajo_Senpai69

Recap movies are completely pointless, and this one will be no exception. Just do a second season or a movie that actually adapts new stuff instead rather than cramming it all into one movie and making a rushed mess of a movie.

Sep 29, 2016 8:19 AM by Atavistic

>recap

Atleast this means a sequel is 99% guaranteed and the movie BD will come with a extra novel.


Rayzer said:
What's the point of this shit? If it's just a recap of the TV series?

Too make easy money, keep the fan base active and have more fans watch it, some people will only watch the recap and not the anime.

Sep 29, 2016 8:10 AM by ichii_1

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