Overlord Season 4 was rumoured to be cancelled due to the pandemic forcing production to slow down. But the studio Madhouse officially confirmed overload Season 4 on May 8th, 2021, as part of a Livestream event. In addition to the popular Japanese anime getting renewed for the fourth season, a brand-new Overlord movie is also on its way.
For the Overlord Fanclub, with almost 6 months since the announcement was done, the million-dollar question is when will Overlord season 4 be released, and what will be its plot?
Overlord is a dark fantasy, action-adventure Japanese anime set off on MMORPG trapped in a game anime. It is based on the light novel series, Ōbārōdo in Japanese, written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin.
Brought to you by the studio that produced anime like Hunter X Hunter, Parasyte, Death Note, One Punch Man, and Fighting Spirit- Madhouse, the anime became an instant hit on the streaming platform Netflix. Overlord Season 1 Episode 1 aired on 7th July 2015 and is rated 7.9/10 on My Anime List and 7.8/10 on IMDb.
What is Overlord about?
Overlord is one of the most popular Isekai anime on the market. It is the year 2126 in which YGGDRASIL, a DMMORPG (Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), is released. After an epic 12 years of the run, the servers are about to be shut down. But to everyone’s surprise, the server begins trapping the logged-in players.
The anime follows Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown who decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. However, he is still in character even when the clock struck midnight. The anime then follows the journey of Momonga, trying to unravel the mystery behind these developments.
When will Overlord Season 4 release?
Overload Season 4 release date is not officially out yet by Madhouse. However, there is a confirmation on the year of release. Fortunately, a recent tweet from Overlord‘s account has revealed the release window, first preview, and a key visual. The English translated version said:
“Overlord Ⅳ ” will be broadcast in 2022
The broadcast time of the TV anime “Overlord IV” has been decided in 2022! We will deliver the latest key visuals and the first PV!
You have to wait for the final release date and time in 2022.
But it is speculated by anime fans to be released somewhere in the Spring Anime calendar 2022.
Also, check out the first official preview shared by the franchise.
Apart from the Season 4 renewal, Madhouse had also confirmed that the Overlord movie was also in the works. Overlord movie premiere date is also officially not out but likely to follow Overlord Season 4 anime chronologically, maybe in Summer Anime calendar 2022.
The lifecycle of most anime series from production to release is usually 6 to 9 months after the announcement. One can expect the news of Overload Season 4 Netflix to land sometime soon. It will be something that everyone is going to search for in 2022.
Where can I watch Overlord Season 4?
All the 3 seasons of the Overlord anime series are streaming on major platforms like Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Amazon Prime Video. The anime series is not available on Netflix US. However, it can be watched using a VPN for Netflix Canada.
Is Overlord Season 4 trailer out?
No, not yet. Madhouse has not released it though it can be out any moment in the coming days. It is expected that with the announcement of the Overlord Season 4 release date, the makers will unveil the trailer. Probably 4 weeks before Episode 1 drops in. In the meantime, check out the Season 3 trailer and revisit the storyline.
Who will be part of the Overlord Season 4 cast?
3 seasons comprising of 11 episodes each have been released so far. In addition, two recap movies have also come out under the direction of Naoyuki Itō and animation by Studio Madhouse. Season 4 will continue to be directed by Naoyuki Itou (“Your Voice -KIMIKOE-“) at Studio Madhouse. The scriptwriter is Yukie Sugawara while the animation designer is Satoshi Tasaki.
Ainz is one such character who has been featured in every episode of the anime series since episode 1. Satoshi Hino has lent his voice to Ainz and is undoubtedly the most notable voice in Naruto as Sai.
Another voice artist that fans will be waiting for will be Yumi Hara voicing for Albedo, Ainz’s closest NPC ally. The voice cast of Overlord Season 4 Episode 1 is likely to be as follows.
- Ainz – Satoshi Hino (of Shakugan no Shana fame)
- 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)
What volume of manga will Overlord Season 4 cover?
Overlord season 4 is rumoured to adapt volume 10 and volume 11 of the light novel series. The story focuses on the protagonist facing resistance from other nations as he tries to strengthen his newly born the Sorcerer Kingdom in volume 10. In Volume 11, the story will focus on the protagonist trying to ally with the dwarf kingdom.
Does the Overlord anime follow the light novel?
To answer the question- Yes, the Overlord anime follows the light novel by Maruyama. The first season of the Overlord anime adaptation covers the Light Novel Volumes 1 to 3. The second season of the Overlord anime adaptation covers the Light Novel Volumes 4 to 6. The third season of the Overlord anime adaptation covers the Light Novel Volumes 7 to 9.
As confirmed by Studio Madhouse, the Overlord movie will adapt the “Holy Kingdom Arc” (jap.: “Sei Oukoku-hen”), which is the story of volume 12 and volume 13 of the light novel series. In “Holy Kingdom Arc”. However, fans commonly observe that the anime does not fully capture the essence of the character and misses detail about their inner monologue.
Is Overlord Manga Volume 15 out?
The title of Overlord Volume 15 was teased in Volume 14. It was set to release in the Spring of 2021, but the global pandemic COVID-19 affected the release of the light novel. Sadly, there is no recent news about the release date of volume 15.
Is AINZ the only player in Overlord?
As far as Volume 14 of the Light Novel, Ainz is the only player in Overlord. Ainz was the 19th player from YGGDRASIL to enter the new world. However, the players before Ainz are seen to be dead before even Ainz could enter the scene. Players from YGGDRASIL only appear every several centuries apart or so. But, there is always a chance of some secret players being transported, and with the novel not ending, I guess we have to wait!
In what order should I watch Overlord?
Overlord has 2 movies recapping the 39 episode anime of 3 seasons. It also has an OVA, 3 specials and 4 ONAs. Listed below is the watching order of the particular type arranged in release order.
1. TV Series
- Season 1: Overlord (2015)
- Season 2: Overlord II (2018)
- Season 3: Overlord III (2018)
- Overlord Movie 1: Fushisha no Ou (2017)
- Overlord Movie 2: Shikkoku no Eiyuu (2017)
- Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades – Nazarick Saidai no Kiki (2016)
- Overlord: Oukoku no Kan-tachi – Drama CD-Tsuki Tokusou-ban (2014)
- Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades 2 (2018)
- Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades 3 (2018)
- Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades – Clementine Toubou-hen (2018)
- Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades (2016)
- Overlord Movie: Ple Ple Pleiades (2017)
- Overlord Movie: Manner Movie (2017)
There is a lot of anticipation with fans having Overload Season 4 release date countdown and them waiting for Overlord Season 5. To conclude, this anime is perfect for the isekai fanboys. It has a fresh take on the genre and does not come off as stale at any point. This concludes our research on Overlord. Have we missed anything? Let us know below! For similar content, click here.