It was officially announced on May 8th, 2021, as part of a Livestream event that the anime adaptation of Overlord is getting a fourth season, along with a brand-new anime movie, but when will Overlord season 4 be released, and what will the plot be about?
Here’s what we know so far about the new season and the release date.
The anime series Overlord, also known as Ōbārōdo in Japanese, is based on a successful light novel of the same name that was first published in 2012. The Overlord light novel series is written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin.
Overlord is a dark fantasy isekai series loved by people worldwide, which follows a gamer known as Momonga, who finds himself transported into a popular online game called YGGDRASIL when its servers shut down.
The anime television series Overlord has only had three seasons so far along with two recap movies all directed by Naoyuki Itō and animated by Studio Madhouse. The next season will be animated by Madhouse as well.
The first 13-episode Overlord television anime series premiered in Japan in July 2015. Since then, it has amassed a massive fan base that is growing with each new season.
Overlord Season 4 Release Date
Unfortunately, Madhouse has yet to announce when Overlord season 4 will be released. We need to wait for more information about the fourth season and the movie. But, when the fourth season gets a release date on the Overlord official Twitter account, we will let you know.
However, the most likely release date is either January 2022 or April 2022. Most anime series are usually released 6 to 9 months after they are announced. So we should hear something about the date in the next few months.
Let’s hope we will get to learn when Overlord season 4 is coming out soon. Many anime fans want to know when season 4 of Overlord will be released, but for now, all we can do is wait for some news or updates.
Overlord Season 4 Plot
So far, the anime adaptation of Overlord has covered volumes 1 to 9. Each season of Overlord adapted three volumes of the light novel. As a result, volume 10 continues where the anime ends. So, if you can’t wait for Overlord Season 4 to be out, you may start reading volume 10 now.
In Japan, there are currently 14 light novel volumes of Overlord released so far. In 2021, the light novel Overlord is still ongoing. That means the story isn’t over yet. Overlord Season 4 will take the story forward and it’s expected to cover light novel volumes 10 to 12. After that, the movie should adapt volume 13.
So The Ruler of Conspiracy, The Craftsman of Dwarf, The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom (Part 1), The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom (Part 2) will be adapted into anime by Madhouse. One or two more seasons after that should adapt everything from the Overlord franchise.
Overlord Characters, Cast & Staff
I. Characters & Cast
|Ainz||Satoshi Hino (Shakugan no Shana)|
|Albedo||Yumi Hara (The iDOLM@STER)|
|Shalltear||Sumire Uesaka (ChäoS;Child)|
|Mare||Yumi Uchiyama (Re:Zero)|
|Aura||Emiri Katou (Log Horizon)|
|Cocytus||Kenta Miyake (SK∞)|
|Demiurge||Masayuki Katou (Skull Man)|
|Director||Naoyuki Itou (Overlord, Kanon)|
|Series Composition, Script||Yukie Sugawara (The iDOLM@STER SideM, Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!)|
|Character Design||Satoshi Tasaki (Diamond no Ace: Act II, No Game No Life: Zero)|
|Studio||Madhouse (Death Note)|
Where To Watch Overlord
There is currently no trailer for Overlord Season 4, but we will post it here as soon as it becomes available. Here is a trailer for season 3 for now.
The current situation in Japan with the pandemic means that a lot of anime series will be delayed. So let’s hope that the production of Overlord Season 4 by Madhouse will not be affected by that too much.
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