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Overlord TV Anime Gets 2nd Season

posted on 2017-03-10 23:04 EST
New season announced at screenings of 2nd compilation film on Saturday

Screenings of the second Overlord anime compilation film, Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi (Overlord: The Dark Warrior), revealed on Saturday that the Overlord television anime series is getting a second season. The screenings are showing an announcement video to reveal the new season.

The first compilation film, Overlord: Fushisha no Ō (Overlord: The Undead King), opened in Japan on February 25. (The films' titles are also the titles of the first two volumes in Kugane Maruyama's original Overlord light novel series.) The films added new scenes, and original character designer (and original novel illustrator) so-bin drew rough drafts for new characters.

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 in September 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.

Source: MoCa News


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