Overlord is a Japanese anime television series directed by Naoyuki Itō, a screenplay by Yukie Sugawara, and produced by Madhouse. The series is adapted from the light novel series of the same name written by Kugane Maruyama.
It began with classic series such as “Visions of Escaflowne” and “Inuyasha.” Isekai anime has gained much popularity in the past few years.
If you have a look at the most popular anime of the past decade, you will learn that many of them fall under the isekai genre. They comprise “That Time I Got Reincarnated into a Slime” to “Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World.”
Overall, isekai is an array in which a character from one universe, which is typically like our own, is sent to another, which is generally much different from our own. People in Japan write the word “,” which signifies “strange or different.”
The first character is, and the last two are, which means “world.” Isekai anime series like “Overlord,” which first premiered back in 2015, has gathered more attention and love in the past ten years.
The first season of the anime series premiered on July 7, 2015, on AT-X in Japan and concluded on September 29, 2015, with a total of thirteen episodes, and the second season aired on January 10, 2018, and concluded on April 4, 2018, with 13 episodes.
Just about three months after the second season aired, the series premiered its third season from July 11, 2018, to October 2, 2018, with the same number of episodes as the previous two seasons.
It has been almost more than three years since the last season premiered and given the gap between the first and second season, it does not seem unusual. The series has an IMDB rating of 7.8 out of 10 and that depicts the love audiences have for the series.
We know “Overlord” fans must be waiting eagerly to know whether we are getting Season 4 of the series and here’s what we know so far about it.
When Will Overlord Season 4 Be Released?
On December 17, 2021, it was announced that the series is getting renewed for its fourth season. Currently, the fourth season of the show is scheduled to release this year but no confirmed date has been uttered yet. Well, we hope we will get this update soon enough.
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This turned out as huge news for the anime fans who have been waiting for so long for this renewal.
It’s yet to be confirmed directly (beyond the looks at some of the new faces in the trailer), but considering how the third season of the anime was based on the materials from Volumes 7-9 of the original light novels, and the forthcoming movie is confirmed to be adapting the Holy Kingdom arc from Volume 12, it’s expected that the latest will be adapted from Volumes 10 and 11.
As for the new movie, no word has been uttered yet about the official release date either outside of the earlier confirmation that it will be coming out sometime following the premiere of the fourth season.
Who Will Join the Cast of Overlord Season 4?
All the cast members will be returning for the fourth season to reprise their roles. The series writer Yukie Sagawara, director Naoyuki Itou, and character designer Satoshi Tasaki will all be returning from the previous seasons for the latest season at Studio Madhouse.
The returning cast has been announced for the fourth season and here are the names:
- Satoshi Hino to voice the character Ainz Ooal Gown,
- Yumi Hara to dub the character Albedo,
- Sumire Uesaka to voice the character Shalltear,
- Emiri Kato to voice the character Aura,
- Yumi Uchiyama to dub the character Mare,
- Masayuki Katou to dub the character Demiurge, and
- Kenta Miyake to dub the character Cocytus
All these casts were confirmed earlier with the initial announcement for the new season.
What Will Be the Plot of Overlord Season 4?
In the first episode of the series, a boy named Momonga is ushered into the world of a video game titled “MMORPG” (think “RuneScape”). He is known as Ainz Ooal Gown, and rather than just controlling his role, Momonga is Ainz.
On the flip side, Momonga was a good gamer, and Ainz is a strong character in the game world of YGGDRASIL, where the game is set. He later begins to look around YGGDRASIL’s world for the very first time as a magical necromancer and not as a person playing a video game.
In the finale episode of the third season, we have seen that Ainz gets ready to rule his kingdom called the Sorcerer Kingdom.
At a certain point, Ainz’s trials and troubles as the ruler of his kingdom begin to take center stage in the “Overlord” light novels which is why the tenth volume of the light novel series should be taken into as the source material for the beginning of the fourth season.
Volume 10 also features the rulers of opposing nations with whom Ainz now has to compete or make peace, as he has been getting involved in fantasy politics.
Is There a Trailer for Overlord Season 4?
On December 17, 2021, a trailer had been dropped giving us the first glimpse of the fourth season of Overlord. Here’s the link below to watch the trailer.
With the love and popularity, the series has, we are sure fans are just waiting with so much excitement for the release of the upcoming season of the series. Stay tuned to the page as we will be giving all the latest updates on the subject.