Overlord II Anime's New Videos Reveal More of Cast, January 9 Debut
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The official website for the television anime of Kugane Maruyama's Overlord novel series posted the third promotional video and a 30-second commercial for the second season, Overlord II, on Monday. The videos reveal additional cast members and the January 9 premiere for the anime. The website also announced that the short anime spinoff Ple Ple Pleiades will return on January 9 as well under the title Ple Ple Pleiades 2.
The newly announced cast members are:
- Hiroki Touchi as Zaryusu
- Naomi Kusumi as Shasryu
- Sora Amamiya as Crusch
- Kouji Ishii as Zenberu
- Kiyono Yasuno as Renner
- Ryota Ohsaka as Climb
The series will premiere on the AT-X channel on January 9 at 10:30 p.m., and then it will run on Tokyo MX, MBS, TV Aichi, and BS11. It will also stream on the Hikari TV and AbemaTV services. The radio program for Overlord II will begin streaming on December 26. The original novel series itself now has over 4.8 million copies in circulation.
Naoyuki Itou is returning as director, along with Yukie Sugawara on series composition. Satoshi Tasaki (Rideback, Fairy Musketeers, No Game, No Life Zero) is joining previous character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu on character designs. Madhouse returns to animate series.
The first 13-episode Overlord television anime series premiered in Japan in July 2015. 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 in November 2016.
The first compilation film, Overlord: Fushisha no Ō, opened in Japan on February 25. The second film, Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi, opened on March 11. The films added new scenes, and original character designer (and original novel illustrator) so-bin drew rough drafts for new characters. The 11th novel volume also bundled a Blu-ray Disc in September 2016.
The novels and anime's 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.
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 is releasing the novel series in North America. The company is also releasing Hugin Miyama and Satoshi Ōshio's manga adaptation.