At last, the overlord is stepping up to claim his throne once more.
Earlier today, the official Overlord anime website updated with two new trailers, a key visual, and several cast members.
We break the details down below.
Two trailers were unveiled. The first is a two-minute promotional teaser, which offers a look at the show in action. Character dialogue provides the major story beats throughout.
The second promo is a 30-second TV spot, which features new footage and dialogue.
The new visual features several of Yggdrasil’s more monstrous members, standing before the field of battle.
The show’s cast will add the following:
- Zaryusu Shasha: Hiroki Touchi
- Shasuryu Shasha: Naomi Kusumi
- Crusch Lulu: Sora Amamiya)
- Zenberu Gugu: Kouji Ishii
- Renner Theiere Chardelon Ryle Vaiself: Kiyono Yasuno
- Climb: Ryouta Osaka
Overlord returns to Japanese TV on January 9. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:
- AT-X: 1/9/2018 at 22:30 (1/9/2018 at 10:30PM)
- Tokyo MX: 1/9/2018 at 24:30 (1/10/2018 at 12:30AM)
- MBS: 1/9/2018 at 26:30 (1/10/2018 at 2:30AM)
- TV Aichi: 1/9/2018 at 25:35 (1/10/2018 at 1:35 AM)
- BS11: 1/10/2018 at 24:00 (1/11/2018 at Midnight)
- HikariTV: 1/9/2018 at 24:00 (1/10/2018 at Midnight)
- AbemaTV: 1/9/2018 at 24:00 (1/10/2018 at Midnight)
Naoyuki Itou is returning to direct Overlord‘s second season at Madhouse, with Yukie Sugawara back in charge of series composition. Character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Desert Punk, Trigun) will be joined by Satoshi Tasaki (No Game, No Life Zero, Rideback) this time around.
The first Overlord anime season aired during the summer 2015 broadcast season. Two compilation films opened earlier this year. The first film, Overlord: Fushisha no Ō debuted on February 25. The sequel, Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi opened on March 11.
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 (pKjd)