Exciting news for anime fans as Kadokawa has revealed that an Overlord movie is in the works alongside the fourth season of the highly popular anime. One Punch Man and Hunter x Hunter studio MADHOUSE will once again helm the upcoming season. While no staff or crew were announced for the film, it will cover the “Holy Kingdom Arc” of the light novel.
“At last, the fourth season of the anime and the theatrical movie are in production,” director Naoyuki Ito said (via Funimation). “We are working hard to ensure that the show will be satisfying to both fans of the original versions and those who only follow the anime. You’re going to love it.”
The full announced crew includes Itou, Yukie Sugawara as the script supervisor, so-bin for the original character design, and Satoshi Tasaki handling character design. Satoshi Hino will return as Ainz, while Yumi Hara, Sumire Uesaka, Emiri Kato, Yumi Uchiyama, Masayuki Katou, and Kenta Miyake will also reprise their respective roles for Season 4.
Overlord premiered in 2015 and is adapted from Kugane Maruyama’s popular light novel that features art from artist so-bin. The series takes place in the year 2126 and focuses on a massively multiplayer online role-playing game called YGGDRASIL. As the servers are shut down, the strongest player in the game, Momonga, stays logged in and gets transported to a different reality. Non-playable characters gain sentience and Momonga uses his ridiculous power to figure out what happened while also looking for anyone else from the real world.
The full Overlord anime, including the first three seasons and two films (which are recaps rather than theatrical releases), is available now on Funimation both in subbed and dubbed forms. Meanwhile, Crunchyroll has access to the first three seasons subbed, while the first season’s dub can also be watched on Hulu.
No release date for the Overlord movie or Season 4 was given, but two pieces of art were released, which you can check out below.