News Reporting

Overlord Anime Compilation Film In The Works


Fans of Overlord have something fantastic to celebrate!

The latest volume (Volume 11) of Kugane Maruyama’s Overlord light novels revealed that the Overlord anime will receive a compilation film. The reveal didn’t specify any details on the movie, nor did it specify a time frame for a début.

overlord-compilation-movie-announcement-001-20160929

The Overlord anime aired during the summer 2015 broadcast season. Naoyuki Itou (Digimon: Data Squad, Re: Cutie Honey) directed the show at Madhouse, with Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Desert Punk, Trigun) providing character designs. Yukie Sugawara took charge of series composition.

Funimation currently holds the rights to the series, which they streamed as it aired on their FunimationNow service. They describe Overlord as:

From the studio that brought you Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life comes a series that takes place in the world of Yggdrasil, an MMORPG that’s scheduled to be shut down permanently. With no family or friends outside the game, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As the servers go dark, he discovers that the world inside the game continues to change as NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own. With a new world at his fingertips, Momonga decides to use his power and skill to stake control of Yggdrasil and become its overlord.

Source: Otakomu

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

Anime Herald

Support Anime Herald

Anime Herald is brought to you through our Patrons and Ko-fi supporters. Consider backing us for as little as $1 a month to help us keep the site ad-free and pay a fair rate to our writers.

Patrons and backers can access several benefits, including Early Article Access, our members-only Discord, and the ability to suggest articles for our team to write on your behalf.



Latest Posts

Columns

That Time I Saw Nagito Komaeda At Whole Foods

It isn’t unusual for me to see anime characters in my neighborhood. I live near a DC metro stop that’s crammed with hotels, so Anime USA and Blerdcon take place here. To be honest, that’s probably why I shouldn’t have been surprised to see Nagito Komaeda at Whole Foods. I was out of Dino Nuggets […]

By Lauren Orsini