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Overlord Anime Gets 3rd Series (Update)

posted on by Karen Ressler

The official website for the television anime of Kugane Maruyama's Overlord novel series announced on Wednesday that the anime will get a third series titled Overlord III in July.

The Twitter account also announced two new cast members Note: Name romanizations not confirmed):

Takahiro Sakurai as Gilkunif

Takaya Hashi as Fulder

The second series premiered in January and ended on Tuesday. Crunchyroll is streaming the second series as it airs, and Funimation is streaming an English dub.

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 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.

[Via Otakomu]

Update: Funimation announced that it will offer a seasonal dub for the third series. Thanks, Greed1914.

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