Overlord is a Japanese light novel series. The writer of this novel series is Kugane Maruyama and the illustrator of the novel series is So–bin. The serialization of the novel series began online in the year 2010. After, a few years after the novel series was serialized it was acquired by Enterbrain. From 2010 to 2020 fourteen volumes of the novel series were released. In the year 2020 itself, the writer of this novel series Kugane Maruyama stated that the “Overlord” novel series will have a total of seventeen volumes. A new rumor suggests that there is an Overlord movie coming alongside Overlord Season 4.
The popularity of this light novel series “Overlord” grew quite quickly. In 2014 the novel series was adapted into a manga and was published in the very famous manga magazine called “Comp Ace.” A few years down the line the rights of both the manga and novel series were sold internationally as well. The North American publication company Yen Press bought the rights of THE “Overlord”.
After, seeing the growing popularity of the “Overlord” in the print media the creator of the novel series decided to adapt the “Overlord” into an anime television series as well. The series was produced into an anime television show by Madhouse. The anime television series was first released on 7th July 2015. Soon, after the release of the first season, the show was renewed for a second season as well. The second and the third season of the show was released in the year 2018 itself. The makers of the show are now working on Overlord Season 4 which will be released soon this year.
Apart, from the anime television series the light novel series, “Overlord” has been adapted into anime films as well. In the year 2017 two “Overlord” anime movies were released. These movies mainly focused on the events of the first season that took place in the show.
The story revolves around a massively famous Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game called the YGGDRASIL. As we go further into the series, we see that soon the YGGDRASIL is about to shut after running successfully for twelve years. However, it’s found that the game has not shut down but instead has moved to another reality altogether. Further, the story unravels the psychology of a creature beyond ethical concerns with near–limitless power.
Is Overlord Movie Releasing Before Overlord Season 4?
The fans of the anime television series “Overlord” are excited for Overlord Season 4. The makers of the show don’t want to keep their fans waiting and they too are excited to bring out the fourth season of the show soon. However, the release date of Overlord Season 4 is not out yet. But the makers of the show recently tweet about the arrival of Season 4 this year itself. This made the fans quite excited. However, the fans are still waiting for the official confirmation about the release date of the show.
— オーバーロード／TVアニメ公式 (@over_lord_anime) February 5, 2022
Apart, from Season 4 there are also talks about the release of “Overlord” anime film. However, the date for the movies is also not announced. But seeing the pattern of the “Overlord” media franchise it has always been noticed that the films always follow the television series to maintain the chronological order. So, we can expect the same for the “Overlord” film as well. Once, the Season 4 of the show is out following that we can very well expect the release of the movie as well.