A renowned Japanese leaker confirmed that the animated adaptation of the light novels by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-am, Overlord, will have a fourth season and an animated film. The leak hasn't given any further details or confirmed which project will premiere first. Therefore more information is expected on May 8th during a special broadcast.

On the other hand, Maruyama and so-am publish the light novels through the publisher Kadokawa since July 2012. The publisher published the fourteenth volume in March 2020, and a manga adaptation by Satoshi Oushio and Hugin Miyama has been appearing since November 2014.

The novels inspired three seasons of the thirteen episode anime adaptation each produced by the studios. Madhouse Headed by Naoyuki itou and scripts written by Yukie Sugawara, released July 2015, January 2018 and July 2018, respectively. The franchise also inspired compilation films and spin-off anime series.

Synopsis of Overlord

Yggdrasil is a virtual reality game known for its freedom. Following a simple tutorial, players can explore the world and customize everything from their classes to their weapons. However, in 2138, the game sees its final hours when its servers close at midnight.

A devoted Yggdrasil player, Momonga decides to spend the final hours of the game in his guild, Ainz Ooal Gown. Interestingly enough, the game doesn't separate you at midnight. Instead, Momonga is transported to another world that is seemingly identical to Yggdrasil. Faced with an already abnormal situation, he discovers that the NPCs have become more sensitive. Trapped in the skeleton of his avatar, Momonga is desperate to discover the cause of his situation and to find other players like him. With the help of his loyal subjects, he sets out to take control of the new world.

Fountain: Ryokutya

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