It’s almost time for fans to return to Yggdrasil for one more adventure.
The wraparound band on the latest volume of the Overlord light novel series (Volume 12) reveals that the Overlord anime will return to Japanese TV in Winter 2018. As of press time, staff and cast details have yet to be confirmed.
Overlord volume 12 hits Japanese retailers on September 30.
The second season of the Overlord anime was confirmed at the premiere for the second Overlord anime film, Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi(Overlord: The Dark Warrior).
The first Overlord anime season 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 original Overlord anime, 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: Twitter (tora_yokohama)