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Cast, Staff, Premiere Date Announced for Overlord Fantasy RPG TV Anime

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Naoyuki Itou will direct TV anime at Studio Madhouse this summer

Media Factory began streaming the first promotional video for the upcoming Overlord fantasy role-playing anime series on Sunday. The video reveals the anime's cast, staff, and summer premiere.

Albedo: Now then, everyone, perform the ritual of loyalty for our king, Lord Momonga!
Shalltear: Shalltear Bloodfallen, the guardian of the first, second, and third floors, at your service.
Cocytus: Cocytus, guardian of the fifth floor, at your service.
Aura: Aura Bella Fiore, the guardian of the sixth floor.
Mare: The same, Mare Bello Fiore, guardian of the sixth floor.
Aura & Mare: At your service!
Demiurge: Demiurge, guardian of the seventh floor, at your service.
Albedo: Albedo, general of the guardians, at your service. Each of the guardians will complete any task with every bit of our body and soul.
Momonga: Yes... Raise your head.
Text: Original work - Kugane Maruyama's Overlord
Text: Original character design - so-bin
Text: Director - Naoyuki Itou
Text: Series composition/Scripts - Yukie Sugawara
Text: Character designs/Animation director - Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Text: Animation Production - Madhouse
Text: Overlord - 2015 summer - The ultimate ruler arrives
Albedo: I swear that the work of the 41 members of the guild Eins Ul Gohn will not disappoint.

The 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.

Satoshi Hino (Log Horizon's Isaac, Yowapeda's Hayato Shinkai, Bakuman's Akito Takagi) is returning from the drama CDs to star as the protagonist Momonga. Emiri Katō , Yumi Hara, and Sumire Uesaka are also returning to their roles as Aura Bella Fiore, Albedo, and Shalltear Bloodfallen, respectively.

Kenta Miyake will play Cocytus, Manami Numakura will play Narberal Gamma, Masayuki Katō will play Demiurge, Shigeru Chiba will play Sebas Tian, and Yumi Uchiyama will play Mare Bello Fiore.

Naoyuki Itou (Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu; Digimon: Data Squad) will direct the series this summer at MADHOUSE. Yukie Sugawara (Sword Art Online, Nanana's Buried Treasure, The irregular at magic high school) is in charge of the series' scripts, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Hunter × Hunter, Trigun, Jubei-Chan The Ninja Girl - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch) is adapting the character designs.

Kugane Maruyama began the original light novel series online in 2010, and Kadokawa's Enterbrain imprint then published it in print with illustrations by so-bin in 2012. Enterbrain released a promotional video to mark the release of the third volume, with the first two volumes already having 100,000 copies in print.

Source: MoCa News

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