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Overlord II Anime Reveals Visuals, Cast for New Arc

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Kingdom arc debuts with 6th episode on February 13

The official website for the television anime of Kugane Maruyama's Overlord novel series revealed a new key visual, five characters and cast members, and three visuals for returning characters in Overlord II, the anime's second season, on Friday. The anime will enter the Kingdom arc in the sixth episode, "Hiroumono, Hirowarerumono" (Those Who Pick Up, Those Who Are Picked Up), on February 13.

The new cast members are:

The new character visuals show Renner, Climb, and Brain.

Kiyono Yasuno as Renner

Ryota Ohsaka as Climb

Kōji Yusa as Brain

The series premiered on the AT-X channel on January 9 at 10:30 p.m., and then on Tokyo MX, MBS, TV Aichi, and BS11. It is also streaming on the Hikari TV and AbemaTV services. The short anime spinoff Ple Ple Pleiades also returned on January 9 under the title Ple Ple Pleiades 2.

Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs, and Funimation is streaming an English dub.

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.

Source: MoCa News

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