Overlord season 4 will not happen unless the anime made a profit and there is enough source material for a fourth season left. So if there was no profit or material left, then three seasons, a special, OVA, and two movies are all Overlord will have.
So, in this article, we will look at the source material left for the fourth season. And the profit that the Overlord anime adaptation made. That will tell us if Overlord season 4 will happen and the possible release date.
Overlord season 4 episode 1 is something that many fans have been waiting for since 2018. And after reading this short but in-depth post, it will be clear to people if there will be an Overlord season 4 and the release date.
Is There Material for Overlord Season 4?
For the Overlord anime, the source material is a light novel. And here is all the information that we need for Overlord Season 4.
It will tell us if there is enough source material for a fourth season. It’s important because that could prevent the sequel and the release date from happening.
Is the Overlord light novel finished?
The Overlord light novel is still ongoing. The author, Kugane Maruyama, released the latest volume on March 12, 2020.
How many Overlord light novels are there?
In Japan, Overlord has 14 light novel volumes published. Overlord also got a manga series based on the light novels. The manga series has 13 books published so far in Japan.
How often does the Overlord light novel come out?
The author wrote one volume in 2017, 2018, and 2020, but 0 in 2019. The author said he plans to finish the Overlord series with volume 17.
Where to start the Overlord light novel after the anime?
The first season of the Overlord anime, by the studio Madhouse, used volumes 1 to 3. The second season adapted from volumes 4 to 6, and the third from volumes 7 to 9.
How many copies are in print?
As of 12/2018, Overlord had 8.000.000 copies in print. That puts it within the top 25 best-selling light novels of all time.
The Overlord light novels by Enterbrain are still getting published. The story has not ended yet, and volume 10 picks up where the anime left off. So there are no problems other than the slow publishing speed.
There are five light novels available for Overlord Season 4. That’s fewer books left to adapt for Overlord Season 4 than for sequels like Classroom of The Elite Season 2 or No Game No Life Season 2. Even so, the source material will not be a problem.
SUMMARY: Overlord Season 4 will not have a shortage of source material. There’s enough for at least one more season.
How Much Money Did Overlord Make?
We need to check if the third season of the Overlord anime was profitable and how well the series is doing in sales. If the anime failed to make a good profit, there would be no fourth season and no release date.
We will look at Blu-Ray sales, light novel sales, and merchandise numbers. Then there is also the mobile game.
That will tell us enough. After that, we will know if the third season of the anime made enough profit for Overlord Season 4.
How many Blu-Rays did the Overlord anime sell?
Overlord season one sold around 12,500 copies per Blu-Ray in Japan. The second and third seasons sold both about 7,000 copies. The second and third season sold 40% less Blu-Ray.
How many copies do the Overlord light novels sell?
Volume 13 sold around 235,000 copies in Japan, and volume 14 sold about 228,000. It may surprise you, but Overlord is the second best-selling light novel per volume, just behind Sword Art Online.
How many figurines are there for the Overlord series?
30 figures are available for Overlord, and most of them are Albedo and a few Ainz, plus one for EvilEye, Narberal, and Shalltear. The star of Overlord is Ainz, and male characters usually don’t get many figurines, so it’s a good number.
How much merchandise did Overlord get?
About 300 items are available. For a series with three seasons, I did expect a little more merch. For comparison, Konosuba has more than 1150 with two seasons.
Where does Overlord stream?
The international rights to this series went to Crunchyroll. Overlord also streamed on Funimation and some other platforms. This series is also huge in China, so streaming is doing well.
How well is the Overlord Mobile Game doing?
A mobile game called Mass For The Dead that is playable only in Japan. The game is doing fine, with more than 700,000 dollars in Japan in March 2021. The USA version of this game has ended service already.
Blu-Ray sales are fantastic, and the same is true for the game profit. The light novels make a little bit of money because of the slow release speed. And also, there is a decent amount of merchandise and figures. So the anime adaptation made a profit for Kadokawa and the production committee.
I’m not going to share the rest because they usually don’t make a lot of money.
But there are also other ways the Overlord anime made money. The Soundtrack (OST), ending/openings songs, manga sales, various collaborations, and more.
SUMMARY: Sales and profits won’t be a problem for Overlord Season 4. The third season of Overlord made a lot of money from the anime adaptation.
Will There Be An Overlord Season 4?
There is no reason that Overlord Season 4 shouldn’t be announced. The sales, popularity, and even source material are there. It would be a big surprise for me if Overlord didn’t get another season announced in 2021 or 2022.
Don’t expect the release date to be in early 2021. That is unlikely in the current state of the world. I would say Overlord Season 4 release date will be in late 2021 or early 2022.
I did read some rumors that Overlord Season 4 was said to happen at some anime convention. Still, I’d wait for an official announcement before making a decision.
And let’s all hope that Overlord Season 4 will get better CGI. I wonder if Madhouse will do the 4th season. I heard they currently have three projects, and one has already been announced to be an original anime by Shingo Natsume for 2021.
UPDATE FOR OVERLORD SEASON 4 Overlord season 4 and a new movie covering the Holy Kingdom were announced on 8th May. There is no release date for Overlord Season 4 yet. Studio Madhouse will be doing season 4 of Overlord.
Are you interested in any other sequels?
If so, then you should look into the anime-continue category. You can find information about many sequels there. Noragami Season 3, Goblin Slayer Season 2, and The Misfit of The Demon King Academy Season 2 are a few examples.
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