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'Overlord' Gets Fourth Season, New Anime Film

by Vindstot
May 8, 2021 5:11 AM | 93 Comments
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

20 of 93 Comments Recent Comments

Kresnaaa said:
Yes, finally! one of my favorite anime got season 4, so i hope this season will be better than the previous season.
probably not,especially because next 2 arcs are pretty weak compare to previous arc,you can only hope for the holy kingdom movie

Jun 30, 2021 7:08 AM by Kritoveris

Yes, finally! one of my favorite anime got season 4, so i hope this season will be better than the previous season.

Jun 28, 2021 8:16 AM by Kresnaaa

Yeahhh, this is what i've been waiting for

Jun 14, 2021 9:51 AM by bagas1putra

Let's go! (I hope this is not my 2nd post in this thread)

Jun 13, 2021 8:49 AM by hazecloud

Ainz is golden boy of madhouse

Jun 7, 2021 9:15 AM by reny1966nanin

Season 2 and 3 is a mess.Hope season 4 will be good

May 26, 2021 12:50 AM by CodeXdagger

I'm as excited for the OP and ED as I am the actual anime, the track record for these tracks has been stellar to say the least I expect the trend to continue some some real bangers.

May 25, 2021 8:10 PM by Sexyjutsu

Overlord fans eating well.

May 22, 2021 1:27 PM by malvarez1

Kritoveris said:
Gator said:
Season 3 was barely enjoyable, so I hope this will be much more like season 1 again or at least season 2.
oh boi,you're probably will be disappointed with season 4

I don't like the sound of this.

May 20, 2021 4:51 PM by Gator

Gator said:
Season 3 was barely enjoyable, so I hope this will be much more like season 1 again or at least season 2.
oh boi,you're probably will be disappointed with season 4

May 20, 2021 3:17 AM by Kritoveris

i'm happy that i will get to se The Pope Neia,but i feel like the adaptation of these 4 vols will probably worse than previous vols,especially for holy kingdom arc which is like longest arc,just 2 hours long movie is probably not enough
also,vol 10 n 11 aren't really that interesting to hype compare to previous vols,dwarf arc is pretty boring

May 20, 2021 3:14 AM by Kritoveris

Welll can't wait for release date so just watching another anime Like Youjo Senki
I'ts kinda Pysco but Everyone enjoy it

May 17, 2021 3:57 PM by cakcancer

Season 3 was a bit disappointed (maybe the LN too) because momonga went full evil this time.
Yeah, he lost his "feelings" but still he is a Human inside who knows whats wrong, whats not, has the knowledge of his old modern world to handle things differently .. but still he went full npc evil at the end just for the statement.

May 17, 2021 3:25 PM by NiQue_

Man, finally! I've been waiting for the 4th season to come out for sooo long! This is some sweet news... Finally I'll see ainz in action!

May 14, 2021 5:32 AM by Mahram_Hussain

This shitshow still continues? Wow, just wow!

May 11, 2021 4:43 PM by Sigmar-Unberogen

Not surprised concerning the Demon Slayer route of going films with dedicated arcs as its source adaptation.

But a Season 4? Madhouse better buck up for the atrocity that is Season 3 ever since losing staff to other studios like MAPPA.

May 11, 2021 10:09 AM by KANLen09

Hope we get a new YS and Konosuba too.

May 11, 2021 4:16 AM by anizawa89

Happy that a TV SERIE and a MOVIE from one of the best isekais ever created will come.

May 10, 2021 3:30 PM by Kinyoubi

GoldenDevilGamer said:
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.

i would say its better to get 2 good pacing and trash pacing, rather then 2 bad pacing and one good pacing

May 10, 2021 6:29 AM by DayyanoEYE

Such a great show, I'm so glad its coming so soon!

May 9, 2021 10:43 AM by SaintZeph

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