Both Overlord season 4 and an Overlord movie are in production, but when will they release and what will their plots be? Here’s what we know.
- The third season of “Overlord” anime concluded airing in 2018.
- Studio Madhouse has confirmed the fourth season to be in production.
- Along with the fourth season, Overlord Movie covering the “Holy Kingdom” arc is also in the works.
Overlord is an Isekai anime based on the Japanese dark fantasy novel series of the same name. The first season comprising of 13 episodes premiered on September 29, 2015. The makers followed it up with two more seasons of 13 episodes each. The third season concluded airing on October 2, 2018, and since then the fans are waiting for Overlord season 4.
Will we ever get Overlord season 4? Without the fourth season, we will never know if Ainz manages to conquer Yggdrasil’s whole world, or someone stops him. Overlord is a hugely popular anime. It’s been more than two years since season three of the hit dark fantasy anime concluded and the fans are now concerned about the next season. Well, there is no need to worry as the anime production studio Madhouse confirmed in May 2021 that a fourth season of the anime was in production.
Overlord will receive a Season 4! & also a movie has been announced!
— AnimeTV チェーン (@animetv_jp) May 8, 2021
If this isn’t enough, the studio also confirmed an Overlord movie to be in production. So, when will Overlord season 4 and movie release and what will their plots be? Here’s everything you need to know.
What will be the plot of the ‘Overlord’ movie?
Madhouse has confirmed that the anticipated Overlord movie is set to adapt the “Holy Kingdom” arc from light novels which traverse volumes 12 and 13. The arc sees the Roble Holy Kingdom attacked by the demon emperor Jaldabaoth and team. Ainz Ooal to challenge him.
What plot will Overlord Season 4 follow?
The anime series Overlord has adapted three light novel volumes each season. There are a total of 14. As discussed above, the upcoming Overlord movie will cover the “Holy Kingdom” arc spanning volumes 12 and 13. So, Overlord season 4 will likely centre around volumes 10 and 11 of the light novel series.
The 10th volume titled The Ruler of Conspiracy was released on May 30, 2016. It explains Ainz Ooal Gown’s decision to turn his kingdom into a paradise for all races. Meanwhile, rulers of other countries plan to oppose him and his newly founded nation. Volume 11 sees Ainz form an association with the Dwarf Kingdom.
Overlord Season 4 & Overlord Movie: Release Date
Sadly, Madhouse hasn’t announced the release date for the Overlord season yet. However, we can expect it to release in the first half of 2022. Likewise, there is no official release date for the Overlord yet. Chronologically, it will release after the fourth season. So, we can expect it to arrive by the end of 2022.
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Isekai Quartet Season 3
Before Overlord, its crossover series Isekai Quartet was renewed for a third season. Iseki Quartet is a very popular crossover series, with characters from Overlord, KonoSuba, The Saga of Tanya the Evil. We will get its third season before the fourth season of Overlord.
More details about Overlord anime
Overlord is a Japanese anime television series based on the light novel series of the same name written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. Studio Madhouse has produced the series with Naoyuki Itō helming it. Three seasons each consisting of 13 episodes have been released.
First Season: July 7, 2015, to September 29, 2015
Second Season: January 10, 2018, to April 4, 2018
Third Season: July 11, 2018, to October 2, 2018
There are two compilation anime films recapping the events from the first season. These were in Japan on February 25, 2017, and March 11, 2017, respectively.
Overlord English Dub
For those who like watching anime shows in English, the good news is that Overlord has a fantastic English dub which was made keeping the show’s international fanbase in mind. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find dubbed episodes on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu.
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Last Updated on October 26, 2021 by Umesh