Overlord: Fushisha no Ō Anime Film's Ad Previews Myth&Roid Song

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Film opens on February 25, offers novel at theatrical screenings

The official website for the Overlord anime franchise began streaming a 15-second commercial and theatrical trailer on Monday for Overlord: Fushisha no Ō. The commercial previews MYTH&ROID's theme song "Crazy Scary Holy Fantasy."

The film will open as the first of two compilation films for the anime on February 25. The second film, 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.

People who attend theatrical screenings of the first compilation film will receive Maruyama's Pleiades na Hi (Pleiades Day) novel. so-bin's full-color illustration will feature on page 8 of the novel.

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 released the series with an English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 8.

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.

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 it released the third volume on January 31. Yen Press released the third volume of Hugin Miyama and Satoshi Ōshio's manga adaptation on December 20.

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