'Overlord IV' anime announces 2022 broadcast and new game release
Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: December 17, 2021 at 17:48 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account for the fourth season of the Overlord anime Overlord IV has announced it will begin airing in 2022.
Below is the first promotional video (PV).
A key visual (KV) has also been released.
Overlord (Japanese: オーバーロード) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. It is a dark fantasy that begins when Momonga, a player of the virtual reality online game "Yggdrasil," is transported to another world in the form of Avatar Ainz, a skeleton.
The light novel began serialization online in 2010 before being acquired by Enterbrain. Fourteen volumes have been published since July 30, 2012. The author has stated in 2020 that the series will end after 17 novels.
A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's manga magazine Comp Ace starting Nov. 26, 2014. Both the light novels and the manga are licensed in North America by Yen Press.
The anime TV series adaptation by Studio Madhouse is currently at four seasons: Season 1 (2015), Season 2 (2018), Season 3 (2018), and the upcoming Season 4 this 2022.
In addition, a 2D action game titled Overlord: Escape from Nazarick is in production for Steam and Nintendo Switch. In the game, players will control Clementine (CV: Aoi Yuuki), who is working to recover her lost memories and escape from Nazarick's underground tomb.
Satoshi Hino (日野 聡) as Ainz
Yumi Hara (原由実) as Albedo
Sumire Uesaka (上坂すみれ) as Shalltear
Emiri Katō (加藤英美里) as Aura
Yumi Uchiyama (内山夕実) as Mare
Masayuki Kato (加藤将之) as Demiurge
Kenta Miyake (三宅健太) as Cocytus
Source material: Kugane Maruyama ("Overlord" / published by KADOKAWA)
Character draft: so-bin
Director: Naoyuki Ito
Series composition, Screenplay: Yukie Sugawara
Character design: Satoshi Tasaki
Animation production: Madhouse
Synopsis from MAL:
The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!
Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.
Source: Overlord IV official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie