Funimation to Stream Overlord Season 2's English Dub (Update)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime premieres in Japan on Tuesday

Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream an English dub for Overlord II, the upcoming second season of the television anime of Kugane Maruyama's Overlord novel series. Funimation will announce the debut date for the stream at a later date.

The series will premiere on the AT-X channel on Tuesday 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 short anime spinoff Ple Ple Pleiades will return on Tuesday as well under the title Ple Ple Pleiades 2.

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.

Update: Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will also stream Overlord II. It has not announced streaming details for the anime. Thanks to Raebo101 for the news tip.

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