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Madhouse Returns for 3rd Season of Overlord Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The 13th volume of Kugane Maruyama's Overlord novel series (seen right) revealed on Friday that Madhouse will return from the first two anime series to animate Overlord III, the third television anime adaptation of the novels. Maruyama also stated in the author comments that he plans to release the series' next novel volume next year.

The third season will premiere in July. The new season will add the cast members Takahiro Sakurai as Gilkunif and Takaya Hashi as Fulder. Funimation will offer a simuldub for the third season.

The second series premiered in January and ended on April 3. Crunchyroll streamed the second series as it aired, and Funimation is streaming an English dub.

The first 13-episode Overlord television anime series premiered in Japan in July 2015. Funimation streamed the anime series as it aired in Japan, and the company released the series with an English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in November 2016.

The novels and anime's story takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game, is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

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