The Kugane Maruyama-authored mild novel sequence Overlord will likely be getting a fourth season of its anime adaptation, in addition to a function movie venture [Thanks, ANN!]. The announcement was made throughout a marathon broadcast of the primary three seasons on Japanese video web site NicoNico Douga, and additionally unfold by way of social media:

Director Naoyuki Itou and author Yukie Sugawara will return to head up the employees, in addition to character designer Satoshi Tasaki. The announcement was accompanied by key artwork for the brand new anime season, formally titled Overlord IV. Artist so-bin, unique character designer and illustrator for the novel sequence posted new artwork of protagonist Ainz and his companion Albedo commemorating the event.

Overlord stars Satoru Suzuki, a participant of the web RPG Yggdrassil who’s the guild grasp of the high-level guild Ainz Ooal Gown. On the final day of Yggdrassil‘s service, Suzuki logs in, and finds out he has been incarnated into body of his game character, the undead sorcerer Momonga, and the NPCs populating his guild headquarters have been made real. However, the guild hall and he himself have been transported to an unfamiliar, magical place.

Over the course of the series, he adopts the name of his guild – Ainz Ooal Gown – for himself, and establishes a kingdom called “The Nation of Darkness.” The story also follows native inhabitants of the new world reacting to the sudden appearance of an overwhelmingly powerful and apparently monstrous faction.

The first three seasons of the Overlord anime adapted the first nine light novels (from Overlord Vol. 1: The Undead King to Vol. 9: The Caster of Destruction), and the fourth season will pick up at Vol. 10: The Ruler of Conspiracy. That volume begins after Ainz officially founds the Nation of Darkness by violently annexing territory from nearby countries, among other deeds. It seems safe to assume that the season may also dip into events from Overlord Vol. 11: The Dwarven Crafter, as well. That’s as a result of a movie venture was additionally introduced, which is able to adapt the “Sacred Kingdom” story arc from Overlord Vol. 12 and 13.

The Overlord mild novels can be found in bodily and digital bookstores. The three accessible seasons of the anime (in addition to two compilation movies) are additionally on varied streaming companies, together with Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll Games additionally revealed a localization of the cell recreation Overlord: Mass for the Dead, however shut down service on March 31, 2021 (it continues in Japan).