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'Overlord IV' releases 3rd PV, OP&ED themes for July 2022 broadcast

Overlord IV airs on July 5. The OP theme is HOLLOW HUNGER by OxT, while the ending theme is No Man's Dawn by Mayu Maeshima.

By: Nicole S. Castro on June 13, 2022 at 18:32 PHT

A third promotional video has been released for upcoming TV anime Overlord IV, scheduled to air in Japan on July 5, 2022.

As with the previous seasons, this fourth season is animated by Madhouse.

©Overlord IV PROJECT

In season 4, Nazarick has become its own nation, the Sorcerer Kingdom (魔導国, Madō Kuni), with Ainz (CV: Satoshi Hino) as the Sorcerer King.

The third PV features the opening theme HOLLOW HUNGER by OxT, as well as the ending theme No Man's Dawn by Mayu Maeshima.

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 began serialization online in 2010, before being acquired by Enterbrain.

The story begins in the year 2126, when a Full-Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game or DMMORPG called YGGDRASIL was released. However, its game servers are about to shut down after running for 12 years. In the minutes before the shutdown, skeletal "Overlord" guild leader Momonga continues playing with the remaining four members, only to realize that the game doesn't vanish after the scheduled shutdown. Instead, Momonga has been trapped in his game avatar, so he decides to change his name to Ainz Ooal Gown (CV: Satoshi Hino). As Ainz, he continues to explore the world of the game to find others in a similar situation as him.

A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's manga magazine Comp Ace on Nov. 26, 2014. Both the light novels and the manga are licensed in North America by Yen Press.

Madhouse first adapted the series into a 13-episode TV anime in 2015. Season 2 aired in January-April 2018, while season 3 followed shortly after in July-October 2018.


  • Original work: Kugane Maruyama's "Overlord" (published by KADOKAWA)

  • Director: Naoyuki Ito

  • Character concept: so-bin

  • Series composition/Screenplay: Yukie Sugawara

  • Character design: Satoshi Tasaki

  • Sub-character design, Monster design, Props design: Taiki Imamura, Kyoko Takeuchi, Juki Izumo, Koji Sugiura

  • Art directors: Shigemi Ikeda, Yukiko Maruyama (Atelier Musa)

  • Art setting: Kayoko Tomono, Shuichi Okubo, Miho Norisue (Atelier Musa)

  • Color design: Yukie Noguchi

  • 3D director: Yasutaka Tanaka

  • Cinematographer: Yoshio Watanabe

  • Editor: Mariko Tsukatsune

  • Sound director: Fumiyuki Gou

  • Sound production: Bit Groove Promotion

  • Music: Shuji Katayama (Team-MAX)

  • Music production: KADOKAWA

  • Animation production: Madhouse

Source: Overlord official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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