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Anime Spotlight - Overlord III

by ANN Staff,
Premieres July 10, 2018 (JST)


The popular online novel series Overlord has over seven million copies in print. In the second anime adapting the novels that aired in January 2018, one of the guardians—Cocytus—takes control of a band of Lizardmen. In addition, Momon disguised as Ainz saved the royal capital from evil emperor Jaldabaoth's invasion. In July 2018, it's finally time for Ains to descend onto the frontlines to show his true power.

Main staff members include Naoyuki Itou as director, Yukie Sugawara as series composer and script-writer, and Satoshi Tasaki and Takahiro Yoshimatsu as character designers. The animation will once again be produced by Madhouse, who are prepared to challenge the high quality of the first two seasons.

The most diabolical conqueror arrives for a third time in the third season of this TV anime!



This story takes place in the year 2138. The popular online game that once was a cultural phenomenon "YGGDRASIL" is about to end service for good.

One of the game's players named Momonga waited alone quietly for the end in the Great Tomb of Nazarick, which once was the proud home base for Momonga and his comrades. However, an error occurs: even when the time limit has passed, Momonga and the other players are unable to logout.

The NPCs gain wills of their own and begin to walk around, and outside of Nazarick lies an entire new world never seen before. In order to search for his former comrades, Momonga takes on the name of his guild-- Ainz Ooal Gown—and swears to make his name known in this new world. Up until this point, Ains had done all he could to avoid combat, but finally makes an appearance on the frontlines to show his true, great power.

"Rejoice. Rejoice at the sight of my ultimate power…"

Character Names & Descriptions


Voice: Satoshi Hino

The leader of the guild Ainz Ooal Gown and the ruler of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. After the DMMO-RPG "YGGDRASIL" ended service, he was transported to a new world, though still in the form of his skeleton avatar.

"Know my name. I am Ainz Ooal Gown."


Voice: Yumi Hara

An NPC who served the 41 supreme members of Ainz Ooal Gown, and the Overseer of the Guardians of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. In this position, she stands tall as the leader of all the other Guardians. She's a peerless beauty, but due to Ainz changing some of her settings, she has also has gained a really disappointing side to her personality…

"I will conquer this world for you, my lord."

Shalltear Bloodfallen

Voice: Sumire Uesaka

An NPC who served the 41 supreme members of Ainz Ooal Gown, and the Guardian of the first to third floors in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. She is a vampire, and despite her young appearance, she is the strongest out of all the guardians in terms of one-on-one combat. She has strange tastes, and loves Ainz from the bottom of her heart.

"I am a cruel, cold, heartless… and lovely monster."

Aura Bella Fiora

Voice: Emiri Katō

An NPC who served the 41 supreme members of Ainz Ooal Gown, and the Guardian of the sixth floor in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. She's a girl with two-colored eyes, but is dressed like a boy at the whims of the player that made her. She has a positive personality and is always full of energy. Mare is her twin brother.

"I kinda wanted it, but if it's your orders, Lord Ainz, I guess I'll give it up."

Mare Bello Fiore

Voice: Yumi Uchiyama

An NPC who served the 41 supreme members of Ainz Ooal Gown, and the Guardian of the sixth floor in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. Just like Aura, this boy has two different colored eyes, and is dressed like a girl at the whims of his player. He is very timid and cowardly, and can't go against anything his twin sister Aura says.

"Oh… I just remembered something I have to do…"


Voice: Kenta Miyake

An NPC who served the 41 supreme members of Ainz Ooal Gown, and the Guardian of the fifth floor in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. This strange-looking NPC has a large body, and almost looks like an insect walking on two legs. His speech and actions fit the mold of a warrior perfectly, and he always respects those who he feels are passionate warriors, no matter their rank.

"So you have responded to our loyalty to you."

Sebas Tian

Voice: Shigeru Chiba

An NPC who served the 41 supreme members of Ainz Ooal Gown, and the Butler in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. He commands the combat maid brigade Pleiades. In terms of rank, he is on the same level as the Floor Guardians, and isn't outdone by them. He's also a fairly decent person, and makes a habit of saving those weaker than himself.

"My reason for existing is to serve you, my lord, and obey your orders."

Narberal Gamma

Voice: Manami Numakura

One of the six combat maids in the Great Tomb of Nazarick who are part of the combat maid brigade Pleiades. Like many of the NPCs in Nazarick, she has a hatred for humans. She's not good at holding herself back, and has a quick temper and sharp tongue as a result. Her true form is quite strange-looking, but she usually takes the form of a beautiful black-haired girl.

"Silence, you scum. Know your place before you dare to speak to me."


Voice: Satoshi Hino

The adventurer disguise Ainz uses in order to gather information and money in the new world. He is enveloped in a full suit of jet black armor, and uses a giant bastard sword. He is forced to use the sword in close-combat, due to the fact that he can barely use magic in this form.

"Watch them be buried without mercy."


Satoshi Hino
Yumi Hara
Sumire Uesaka
Emiri Katō
Yumi Uchiyama
Masayuki Katou
Kenta Miyake
Shigeru Chiba
Nao Tōyama
Hiromi Igarashi
Mikako Komatsu
Manami Numakura
Asami Seto
Ayane Sakura
Kei Shindou
Hiroki Touchi
Naomi Kusumi
Sora Amamiya
Kouji Ishii
Kiyono Yasuno
Ryota Ohsaka
Hiroshi Shirokuma
Koji Yusa
Ami Koshimizu
Kimiko Saitō
Yumiri Hanamori
Shizuka Ishigami
Miyu Tomita
Yu Shimamura
Takahiro Sakurai
Takaya Hashi


Original Story
Kugane Maruyama ("Overlord" published by KADOKAWA)
Original Character Design
Naoyuki Itou
Series Composition
Yukie Sugawara
Character Design
Satoshi Tasaki, Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Sub-Character Design / Monster Design / Prop Design
Taiju Imamura, Koji Sugiura, Shigeki Izumo, Masahiko Suzuki, Mizuka Takahashi, Momoko Maehara, Reiko Nagasawa
Art Director
Shigemi Ikeda, Yukiko Maruyama (Atelier Musa)
Art Setting
Kayoko Tomono, Shuichi Okubo (Atelier Musa)
Color Design
Yoshinori Horikawa
3D Director
Yasutaka Tanaka
Director of Photography
Mutsuki Tsugioka
Mariko Tsukatsune
Sound Director
Fumiyuki Go
Sound Production
Shūji Katayama (Team-MAX)
Music Production
Animation Production
Overlord 3 Production Committee

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