Overlord: Fushisha no Ō Anime Compilation Film Previewed in Trailer
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Overlord anime franchise began streaming a trailer on Saturday for Overlord: Fushisha no Ō (Overlord: The Undead King), the first of two compilation films for the anime.
Overlord: Fushisha no Ō will open on February 25, and Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi (Overlord: The Dark Warrior) will open on March 11. (The films' titles are also the titles of the first two volumes in Kugane Maruyama's original Overlord light novel series.) The films will add new scenes, and original character designer (and original novel illustrator) so-bin drew rough drafts for new characters. The musical group Myth & Roid is returning from the television series to contribute the theme music.
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.
The 11th novel volume also bundled a Blu-ray Disc that contains 30 minutes of new footage of the Ple Ple Pleiades chibi anime short series, featuring 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 over 2.5 million copies in print in Japan. Yen Press licensed the novel series for North America, and will publish the third volume on January 31. Yen Press also published the third volume of Hugin Miyama and Satoshi Ōshio's manga adaptation on December 20.