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Overlord: The Dark Warrior Films Get New Key Visual


Steel your wills, for the mighty Ainz Ooal Gown is ready to wander the lands of Yggdrasil once again.

Earlier today, the official Overlord: The Dark Warrior (Overlord: Fushisha no Ō) film series’ website updated with a new visual. The new image features Ainz and Albedo on a ruined landscape.

Overlord: The Dark Warrior will be a two-film compilation of the original Overlord anime series. The features will be directed by Naoyuki Itou (Digimon: Data Squad, Re: Cutie Honey) at Madhouse.

The first film, The Undead King, will hit Japanese theaters on February 25. Sequel feature The Dark Warrior will début on March 11.

Both the films and the original Overlord anime series are based on Kugane Maruyama and illustrator so-bin’s light novels of the same name.

The Overlord anime aired during the summer 2015 broadcast season. Naoyuki Itou 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.

A trailer and visual for the Overlord films were released last year. You can check both out below:

Promo Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08LiO0Zxyzo

Key Visual

Source: Ota-suke

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