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Overlord Anime Has Compilation Film in the Works

posted on 2016-09-29 03:53 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TV anime premiered in Japan in July 2015

The wraparound jacket band of the 11th volume of Kugane Maruyama's Overlord light novel series is revealing on Friday that the novels' anime adaptation is getting a compilation film. The announcement didn't mention an opening date for the film.

The 13-episode Overlord television anime series premiered in Japan in July 2015. 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.

Funimation streamed the anime series as it aired in Japan, and the company will release the series with an English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 8.

The 11th novel volume is also bundling a Blu-ray Disc that contains 30 minutes of new footage of the Ple Ple Pleiades chibi anime short series, and will feature the appearance of the Pleiades combat maids, as well as the rest of the Floor Guardians.

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. The series has 2.5 million copies in print in Japan. Yen Press licensed the novel series for North America, and released the second volume on Tuesday. Yen Press also released the second volume of Hugin Miyama and Satoshi Ōshio's manga adaptation on Tuesday.

[Via Otakomu]


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