The second Overlord anime compilation film, Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi (Overlord: The Dark Warrior), screened on Saturday with glorious news for fans of the anime. The TV series based on Kugane Maruyama’s light novels will be returning for a second season. We’ll have to wait a while for details, but at least it’s certain that we can return to Yggdrasil in the near future.
The first compilation film, Overlord: Fushisha no Ou (Overlord: The Undead King), opened in Japan on February 25th, each film named after the first two volumes of Maruyama’s novels. The two movies added all-new scenes, with new characters designed by original light novel artist so-bin, and theme songs by MYTH&ROID now also of Re:Zero fame.
Maruyama originally launched the light novels online in 2010. In 2012, Kadokawa’s Enterbrain imprint came in to publish the print novels with illustrations by so-bin. Yen Press are releasing the novels in English, having published the first volume on January 31st. The first, 13-episode anime series for Overlord premiered in July 2015, streamed by FUNimation and its story described as follows:
The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!
Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.