Will there be another season of Overlord 4 anime? When is the Overlord season 4 releasing? Will Ainz finally be able to fulfil his dream of conquering the world? Trust me when I say we are as curious as you are.
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This article will be a thorough discussion about the release of Overlord anime season 4. Will it really release? Or is there a chance of it being cancelled? If it is really releasing then when?
We have all the important information for you. So please keep reading.
So, What is the Overlord season 4 series all about?
For those who are new or have no idea about the Overlord series, let me give you some backstory. For those who are already aware of the plot, feel free to scroll down to the next section.
Overlord anime series is based on a series of Japanese dark fantasy light novels written by Maruyama Kugane. The series is illustrated by the artist So-bin. The light novel series was later adapted into a manga series by manga artist Oshio Satoshi with artist Miyama Hugin.
The light novel was first published back in 2010. The anime adaptation started in 2015. The anime adaptation has released 3 seasons as of now; each of them consists of 13 episodes. The last season aired in 2018 before going on a hiatus.
The plot of Overlord manga revolves around a high end role-playing game in the far future. The year is 2126. A DMMORPG or Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game is released. Its name was YGGDRASIL. YGGDRASIL is by far the most superior among other DMMORPG. However, after a long run of 12 years, the game’s servers are finally shutting down.
The game features various guilds run by their respective leaders. The strongest credited guild Ainz Ooal Gown is ruled by a huge skeletal being known as Ainz Ooal Gown. Yes he goes by the same name as his guild. He was previously known as Momonga. Momonga is the main character and the said “Overlord” of the YGGDRASIL.
Overlord season 3 depicts Ainz’s creation of a whole new world. Being shocked at his own abilities Ainz decides to defeat other territories. He starts scheming to build an army of strong soldiers to make his plan successful.
In a nutshell, Overlord season 3 shows a lot of battles where Ainz Ooal Gown becomes more and more powerful. The ending was by far the most suspenseful cliffhanger that will make you wonder what the heck actually happened!
So in season 4, we will be able to see if Ainz is able to fight against his enemies; if he’s able to make his dreams come true and if he’s able to make his newly created world a utopia.
Will There Be An Overlord Season 4? What is Overlord season 4 Anime release date?
Now let’s discuss the most important point. Season 3 ended back in 2018 and Overlord fans are waiting patiently since then. Usually, there are long hiatus between two anime seasons but a long period of silence is bound to make you worried. And Overlord fans have started asking questions like will there ever be another season or is it going to be cancelled?
My answer to you is yes, we are getting a season 4 for Overlord anime. And I am sure of it.
But you may ask, how can I be so sure? Well, because I have researched and found out the core possibilities that have assured me with my answer.
There are a few plausible points to consider the finality of a new anime season. I will share them with you.
So when we need to know anime-related information we should know where to search.
I particularly prefer sources with credibility. And what credible sources are out there?
- The source material for the anime
- The popularity of the anime (through sales and social media)
- The anime community like MyAnimeList
1. Availability of the source material
Almost always the available source material of an anime is the manga. Sure, there are some totally standalone anime out there without a manga but most often than not there is some manga. However, in the case of Overlord anime, the source material is the light novel series by Maruyama Kugane.
The light novel’s first issue was published in 2010. Since then the writer has published a total of 14 novels. The author has assured that he has already planned to write 17 novels and if the popularity increases we might get more instalments. The light novel series is still ongoing well and good.
In the anime series, 9 of the available 14 novels have been adapted. So we can safely say that we have abundant source material to be made into season 4.
The Overlord manga could have been a source material too but the adaptation is stuck behind the anime.
2. Popularity scale through sales of the light novel and profit earned from Overlord
Light novels in print, sale and reception to the fans Overlord is an insanely popular series both in light novel, manga and anime series. In fact, it took the world by the storm with the light novels just after its release. Since then it has reigned in the dark fantasy game and anime world for nearly a decade.
Each issue of the light novel has sold more than 100,000 copies only in Japan. And that is even before 2015 when the anime adaptation has not been created. According to the source Overlord manga and light novel combined more than 7 million copies were in print in 2018.
Anime adaptations can earn a huge profit margin from their DVD sales. By DVD I mean the hugely popular collectable Blue-Ray discs.
From the beginning of the anime adaptation, Overlord has seen immense popularity. The first season has sold over 12000 copies of Blu-Ray DVDs. The huge numbers are enough to show off its popularity scale.
The second and third seasons, however, have not seen much sales for the DVDs. But that has a different point. When the anime series started airing DVDs were still used by people. Slowly the usage dwindled with time and so did the sales. For that reason, the second and third season of Overlord has only been able to sell some 5000 copies of Blue Ray each.
But in late 2018 the streaming platforms emerged and the popularity started to soar again.
Video mobile game
Being an RPG, Overlord has a brilliant version of a mobile video game. It is known as Mass of the Dead. The game had a profit margin of almost 600,000 in December last year only. The only downside of this game is, it is only playable in the USA and Japan.
The game could have been more famous if there was a PC version of it. But the franchise did not release it and probably does not want to in future
The above-mentioned sales are the only ones that earn the largest profit margins. There are some more ways an anime series can make money like soundtrack sales and streams, partnership with various streaming sites like Funimation and Crunchyroll, official merchandise sales like figurines etc.
And being able to be partnerships with Netflix, Overlord is sure to earn a huge amount of money.
Naturally in a way of speaking, there is nothing negative in the popularity scale for Overlord for not to get another season.
3. Popularity scale on the internet
Popularity in Social media
Here we check how much the anime is talked about on the various social media platforms. The official twitter account of the Overlord anime is very much active. Recently the official twitter handle of Overlord that has over 104,000 followings tweeted about a collaboration with the game. And fans are over the moon.
On Google Trends, we are delighted to tell you that Overlord is a very much sought after trend. An interesting fact for you is that the 3rd Overlord season is by far the most popular. the 3rd season has been searched more than two times in the searches for season 1 and season 2. While oftentimes we see that fans don’t find the sequels up to the mark- you know like happened with Tokyo Ghoul, this is really a great thing to see. And very hopeful for the franchise. Also for the fans on getting a season 4 as well.
At the time of the writing of this article, MyAnimeList ranks Overlord season one 65 in their popularity list with some 1,000,000 members. The season two of Overlord is ranked 150 with around 647,000 members, while the 3rd season is at rank 206 with around 546,000 members. MAL is a very popular community of anime lovers and those anime titles which can get inside the top 100 are considered very very popular.
All and all, there is no reason for a 4th season not to be made.
The fact is, Overlord season 4 anime season discussion was in full swing and was supposed to be released in 2020. But the pandemic ruined the release like it ruined a lot of things.
Okay, but when is it releasing actually?
The exact date has not been announced yet. But the production house has confirmed that Overlord Season 4 is happening! There has been a huge delay in the making due to the pandemic. But they will start working on the creation as soon as the situation changes for good. All in all, we can safely expect season 4 to drop anytime in 2021. I am also waiting for the trailer to drop.
Where can you watch Overlord season 4 Anime?
Previous Overlord anime seasons are all available on Netflix, Crunchyroll and Funimation. So we can safely assume that the new season will also be available on the various streaming platforms to watch legally.
The Cast and Team Members
The Cast and Team Members
This list contains the characters of Overlord and the seiyuu or the Japanese voice casts
- Momonga voiced by Hino Satoshi
- Albedo voiced by Hara Yumi
- Blooffallen Shalltear voiced by Uesaka Sumire
- Gamma Narberal voiced by Numakura Manami
- Sebas Tian voiced by Chiba Shigeru
- Demigure voiced by Katou Masayuki
- Zeta Entoma Vasilissa voiced by Shindou Kei
- Arche Eeb Rile Furt voiced by Shindou Kei
- Evileye voiced by Hanamori Yumiri
- Shizu Delta voiced by Seto Asami
Waiting for a new anime season sure is tiresome. Especially when you end the previous season in a cliffhanger and are desperate to see what happens next in action. But anime fans are known for having saintlike patience. They are also extremely loyal and would do anything to support their favourite anime. Overlord has a huge and diverse fanbase from 2010. Everyone is eager to see season 4. All in all, I can only say that the fruit of patience is sweet. Overlord season 4 will be a banger to watch!
We will share more news with you all as soon as we get a whiff of it. Until then, stay tuned.
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