Isekai fans got some good news with ‘Overlord’ returning for a fourth season. The show is produced by Japanese animation studio Madhouse and is based on a series of light novels by author Kugane Maruyama and illustrator so-bin for Tokyo-based publisher Enterbrain. Crunchyroll announced that they had acquired the rights for the English dub.
They revealed the cast on their website:
- Chris Guerrero (Shadow in SK8 the Infinity) as Ains Ooal Gown
- Elizabeth Maxwell (Lyne in Plunderer) as Albedo
- Jill Harris (Aletta in Restaurant to Another World) as Aura Bella Fiora
- Megan Shipman (Anya in SPY x FAMILY) as Mare Bella Fiore
- Eric Vale (Diablo in How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) as Pandora’s Actor
- Heather Walker (Kei in Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Hamusuke
Cris George is working as the ADR director and Dallas Reid is the Assistant ADR Director. Naoyuki Itō is the anime’s director.
You can watch the trailer below:
Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“In the year 2126, a Full-Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game or DMMORPG called YGGDRASIL was released, standing out among all other DMMORPGs due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game. After an intense twelve-year run, the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game exists a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game. Now only four of the members remain, the other 37 having quit the game, and only one, a skeletal “Overlord” character named Momonga, continues to play as the guild leader, maintaining their headquarters in The Great Tomb of Nazarick. In the minutes before the shutdown he invites the remaining guild members, but of those only one appears and only for a short while before leaving. While saddened by this, he accepts the reality that his friends have their other lives to take care of and decides to stay logged in until the servers shut down.
When the shut-down time arrives, Momonga discovers that the game hasn’t vanished; instead, it appears as if Nazarick has been transported to another world altogether and its various NPCs becoming actual living beings. Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the normal player functions such as General Message, or even log out. With no other option, Momonga sets out to learn if any players like himself are in this new world. Taking on the name of the guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, as a message to any other remaining players, Momonga begins exploring the world in an attempt to figure out what has happened while searching for anyone or anything that could help him solve this mystery, while ensuring the safety of Nazarick. Ainz Ooal Gown seems to have modifications made to his behavior by in-game mechanics, because he demonstrates no moral qualms with killing and other actions that are taboo in the real world. This is a story about the psychology of a creature with near-limitless power who is beyond ethical concerns.”
‘Overlord’ has also been adapted as a manga written by Satoshi Ōshio and illustrated by Hugin Miyama for Kadokawa Shoten. Both the light novels and manga are released in the United States by Yen Press.